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    Startup Superstar 189 - Ann Arbor, Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids metro area, and Traverse City.

    A senior Global Sales, Marketing and Operations Executive with over 20 years in Avionics, Aerospace Engines, Automotive, Industrial Engineering, Military sectors and Health & Fitness. An expert in growing organizations via effective sales pursuit strategy,......

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  • Startup Superstar 191

    Ann Arbor, Detroit

    Client Service and Customer Success professional with years of experience with SaaS startups. Demonstrated ability to lead successful customer retention, and expanded client utilization efforts and adept approach at resolving customer conflicts. Looking for an opportunity to help a startup to mid-sized company grow. I bring enthusiasm, and an upbeat personality into the daily life of any organization I work with. I strive to create an environment that’s nurturing, productive, and infinitely capable.…

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  • Startup Superstar 190

    Ann Arbor, Lansing, Metro Detroit and Southwestern Michigan

    Energetic Clinical Chemist/Marketing Manager with proven results in developing innovative solutions. Consulted with medical affairs and clients regarding key data for clinical trials and in vitro diagnostic studies. Experienced at listening to physicians and key opinion leaders to differentiate medical products. Advanced critical thinking skills and expertise in developing laboratory tests to improve clinical outcomes. Have mentored technologists, scientists and healthcare providers to understand the data quality requirements to develop a successful diagnostic test.…

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  • Startup Superstar 189

    Ann Arbor, Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids metro area, and Traverse City.

    A senior Global Sales, Marketing and Operations Executive with over 20 years in Avionics, Aerospace Engines, Automotive, Industrial Engineering, Military sectors and Health & Fitness. An expert in growing organizations via effective sales pursuit strategy, accurate forecasting, scalable commercial processes and actionable strategic marketing. Specializing in high-tech OEM products and aftermarket, including MRO. Worked for GE, Ford Motor Co., as well as smaller, entrepreneurial organizations, including own start-up. Decorated U.S. Marine, former elected official and non-profit board member.…

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  • Startup Superstar 188

    Ann Arbor Region

    Recently moved to Michigan, life sciences professional with experience in continually growing operational team and facilities from pre-product launch to multi-million dollar revenue targets. Skilled at developing methods into market-viable products and quick guidance of a product through development to production with minimal issue and cost. Strong business acumen to improve margins, drive growth by strategic management of key relationships, and work with executive leadership to define strategic plan of the company. Accurate forecasting ability to minimize scrap and eliminate product backorder risk. Implementation of quality system and risk mitigation plans. Scientific educational background and wet lab experience.…

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  • Startup Superstar 187

    Oakland and Wayne Counties

    Babson MBA seeking a Marketing position. Thrive in fast paced, ambiguous environments due to being a quick-learner and being adaptable. Have strong startup marketing experience from creating websites from templates, website content, email campaigns, newsletters, pitch decks, videos, presentations and other marketing materials. Along with creating content, I also advised startups in Maryland, which I quickly became known as a regional expert. Now having returned to Michigan, I am looking for my next opportunity.…

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  • Startup Superstar 186

    Ann Arbor Region

    Business development marketing and project management professional with exceptional vision and track record of growing organizations, businesses and collaborations. Experienced in innovating ideas and launching new products and programs. Solid team player with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and work style. Developing and growing key relationships and programs has been a critical part of my career, and an aspect that I enjoy immensely. I am a “get it done” person who prides myself on building and stewarding successful long-term collaborative relationships.…

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  • Startup Superstar 185

    Lansing Area

    A visionary with passion to transform technology into commercial reality. Sports technology executive seasoned in sports/entertainment event and venue fan experience technology, front office/team operations and support and venue construction and operations. An innovator in sports technology due to the methodologies and collaboration applied to develop ideas and complete projects while maximizing ROI. Performing technology management roles in large projects like venue technology design and construction highlight a career in the NBA, NHL and NFL.…

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  • Startup Superstar 184

    Ann Arbor Region

    Experienced executive available to add to your team at the Director / VP / COO level or as a consultant to help your organization accomplish existing goals, handle known problems or help identify and capitalize on opportunities and issues unknown to your organization. Over 25 years of experience forming strategies out of vision statements, developing executable plans from strategy, organizing and completing projects, managing risks and maximizing opportunities at various levels throughout organizations. A proven track record of growing business and developing organizations to keep up with growth and change. A leader who can help build your executive team as…

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  • Startup Superstar 183

    Ann Arbor Region

    Marketing and sales executive experienced in both for profit and non-profit organizations, including hotels and resorts, destination marketing, convention center, event production, experiential marketing, and membership-based organizations. Skilled at planning and executing sales and marketing campaigns and events; designing and implementing strategies that grow sales and enhance brands; ensuring collateral consistency; developing and managing budgets, and leading teams. Committed to revenue growth, high quality, integrity, consistency, team development and collaboration."…

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  • Startup Superstar 182

    Ann Arbor Region

    Extensive Sales and Sales Management experience in Global Cloud, Security, IoT, Systems Integration, and Telecommunications. Have built, run, and transformed sales organizations from $30 million to $400 million plus in annual revenue. Proven track record in recruiting, training, and retaining top talent in sales, sales management, sales support, and presales. Have led multiple Go-To-Market (GTM) initiatives, which focused on revenue and profitability growth. The GTM initiatives included market need definition, services portfolio and value proposition assessments, customer segmentation, skills assessment, resource placement and optimization, sales motivation and incentive plans. Developed and launched college recruiting programs, which provided an influx of…

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  • Startup Superstar 181

    Ann Arbor Region

    Marketing, analytics and strategy veteran with a broad base of industry experience in financial services, food & beverage, telephony and insurance. I combine a strong command of marketing principles with statistical modeling, research and applied analytics experience and expertise. Extensive, first hand market entry experience with keen skills for competitive analysis, price positioning and marketing communications in complex environments.…

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  • Startup Superstar 180

    Ann Arbor Region

    What do you want to get done? I can help. Experienced with start-ups, small companies and Fortune 500 across multiple functional areas: business development; service design and delivery; sales and marketing; operations; security and risk management. Have served as President, COO, General Manager, among others. Consistent top performer, record of innovation and generating tangible results with outstanding references.…

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  • Startup Superstar 179

    Ann Arbor Region

    ​This seasoned and energetic hands-on marketing executive has more than 25 years of global high-tech experience within both startups and large enterprises. Have enjoyed great success building brands, launching products and winning market share through strategic marketing, digital demand gen and intelligent PR strategies. Recent experience as General Manager of US cloud division running marketing, sales, product marketing and customer success with full P/L responsibilities. Proven success in building out strong demand gen, metrics-driven marketing organizations and pre-sales teams that are fully integrated with Sales. Consistently overachieved marketing lead generation goals. Significant experience and success in market segmentation, corporate messaging,…

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  • Startup Superstar 177

    Ann Arbor Region

    Dynamic, top-performing, and self-driven Sales Executive with 20+ years’ experience in developing high performing teams selling products within the medical device industry. Proven ability to create and execute strategic plans that exceed monthly and annual quotas. Demonstrated success in launching new products and medical device equipment into various markets. Award-winning, insightful leader, recognized for recruiting, developing and leading a driven sales force focused on exceeding performance plans by expanding existing accounts and through new business development. I have worked with several start up and small companies, putting together both a direct and independent sales force, motivating them through thoughtful and…

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  • Startup Superstar 176

    Southeast Michigan/Detroit Metro Region

    Pragmatic, business-minded CTO/CIO with 20+ years’ experience scaling teams and platforms for growing B2C/B2B/SaaS companies. Built tech from 2 to 100 members while helping drive revenue from $20K to >$2B. Understands the right team structures and delivery processes for hyper-growth. E-commerce, Retail, Sports/Entertainment, Big4 Consulting, Defense experience. Cares about team culture and knows it’s critical role as a company expands. Looking for CTO/CIO opportunity to lead technology for growing company.…

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  • Startup Superstar 175

    Ann Arbor Region

    IDEAL SKILLSET TO EXPAND YOUR COMPANY at the Director / VP / C-Level (COO / CAO / CPO) or on a consultative basis. I'm an executive leader and change agent with 25 years of experience building and transforming strategic and operational functions for multinational companies across a wide range of industries including Automotive, Consumer Products, Industrial Equipment, Financial Services, and Print / Communications. My approach drives step-function results through enterprise alignment, change management, resourceful execution, and a relentless focus on growth and value creation. Expertise includes Supply Chain, Strategic Planning, Process Re-Engineering (Manual and Technology-Based), Project Management, Restructuring and Turnaround,…

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  • Startup Superstar 174

    Ann Arbor Region

    Highly commercially-oriented and innovative President/CEO with a diverse, cross-functional background in P&L leadership, business development, sales and strategic planning. Differentiated by high energy, a genuine sense of urgency and real, transportable skills. Proven ability to capture new business and then manufacture and deliver the product in the most efficient, profitable way possible. Significant success leading P&Ls and creating meaningful value across automotive, industrial, defense and clean energy sectors. Skilled in identifying, evaluating and executing corporate development opportunities, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures and technology licenses. Strong China and technology credentials, particularly advanced powertrain, vehicle electrification and connected…

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  • Startup Superstar 173

    Ann Arbor Region

    Intellectual Property and Business Attorney with more than 30 years of experience helping businesses of all sizes launch new ideas and new technology. I really enjoy the business side of Intellectual Property and helping individuals and companies make the right strategic decisions, from protection of your ideas through commercialization. I can help you with trademarks, copyrights and patents. I can help you setup your business structure properly. I can draft any type of contract or license you might need. I can help you find funding and negotiate terms. I can help you settle disputes involving technology. I look forward to…

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  • Startup Superstar 172

    Ann Arbor Region

    C-SUITE EXPERIENCE -- BEEN THERE. HIGH TECH MARKET SUCCESS – DONE THAT. Do you need a leader who has taken a complex product from concept to market? I’ve built defendable business plans that you AND the investors can believe in, raised tens of millions of dollars, then sped through development without cutting the important corners. I understand the importance of testing inside your walls, then with a customer and knowing when it’s right and how to best go to a production launch. Part of that success is understanding every facet of Operations from building the supply chain the right way,…

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  • Startup Superstar 171

    Ann Arbor Region

    I am an experienced business operator that has a depth of experience working with small to medium-sized companies that are looking to scale their operations. I have a passion for helping develop and define company processes (from sales process to employee onboarding to finances) and I have worked with a variety of entities ranging from new venture-backed technology companies to more mature traditional businesses. I have a law degree and am a member in good standing of the Michigan Bar with broad experience as internal and outside general counsel.…

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  • Startup Superstar 170

    Ann Arbor Region

    5 years of working through new product launches & enterprise program management has given me an appreciation for trying new things - ultimately, the same thinking that has taken my team to where we are today, is not going to take us to where we want to go tomorrow. I've worn several hats in my career: analytics manager, scrum master, UI/UX designer, startup co-founder, grant writer, marketer, and engineer. As a result, I've developed a comfortable familiarity to multi-disciplinary projects that require leading technical teams through overcoming unknown project terrain, frequent changes, technology unknowns, less than perfect information, hidden dependencies,…

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  • Startup Superstar 166

    Ann Arbor Region

    This candidate is ideally suited for roles as marketing director/manager or product marketing manager for a technology company. Has successfully led product launch activities including beta testing, product positioning, creating marketing materials, sales training, press releases, and print and digital advertising. Developed and launched successful marketing campaigns for B2B and B2C segments. Strong analytical skills and data-driven insights have come in handy in developing marketing strategies and plans based on strong market research, identifying target segments and meeting market needs. Has led global software development teams. Experience spans multi-national corporations to start-up environments. Experience in software, manufacturing, and health and…

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  • Startup Superstar 165

    Ann Arbor Region

    After helping to launch 7 startups, I am seeking a leadership role in a growth stage startup or midsized company. For the past year I have run a boutique consulting firm focused on organizational change, collaboration, and innovation. With a background also in marketing, operations, and business development, I am best suited for a people-oriented strategy role. In my work with startup companies, I helped take one from first customer to $3M, and ushered another to acquisition by a major global marketing information services company. The clients I have worked with have created new business units, products, and revenue streams…

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  • Startup Superstar 163

    Ann Arbor Region

    Product & service business leader with extensive international experience who loves to be part of a dynamic team. Are you seeking someone to take full ownership of a growth opportunity in a new vertical? I have formulated, led, and launched product growth strategies in new verticals. Do you have a struggling product or service that needs leadership? I have experience in product portfolio evaluation that has led to either reinvigoration or to maximum value capture at end of life. Are you deciding when, where, and how to pursue international growth? I have experience in selecting the best-fit countries, laying the…

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  • Startup Superstar 160

    Ann Arbor Region

    Skilled Product Management Director experienced in building and scaling new product verticals for fast growing tech companies. Envisioned and developed go-to-market strategy, web UX, end-to-end customer experience that grew category from $10k to $14M in 10-month. AGILE. 7+ years of people management experience in retail, CPG and eCom industries. Knows how to implement structures and processes to rapidly grow strong teams. Relocating to Ann Arbor / Detroit area. Harvard MBA.…

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  • Startup Superstar 159

    Ann Arbor Region

    Skilled research and quality assurance professional with strong work experience in the clinical research life cycle, quality systems management, compliance, and technical communication. Extensive background in various types of research including clinical investigations, laboratory studies, healthcare policy research, and consumer product development. Areas of expertise include auditing, project management, medical devices, training, GCP, vendor management, and publications. Have experience with international projects, consulting, and proposal development. MS and BS Biomedical Engineering.…

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  • Startup Superstar 158

    Ann Arbor Area

    Transformational IT Services Sales and Go To Market leader, experienced in building sales organizations to be ready for “what’s next.” Converted IT industry hardware team to solution sales post-merger, grew revenue 600% in 36 months. Transformed maintenance contracts sales team to hybrid cloud focus, built $160M pipeline in 12 months. What disruptive technologies or M&A activity are you facing, requiring you to reshape your sales force? My teams have closed over $2B in the IT industry, in cloud, big-data, IoT, IT Outsourcing, Data Center infrastructure, and System Integrator Alliances. Deep OEM and Tier 1 experience, partner in two IT industry…

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  • Startup Superstar 155

    Ann Arbor Region

    Experienced sales leader seeks an opportunity to manage and coach a sales team to sustained growth using proven techniques, process improvement, and data driven analysis. With over ten years of experience as a successful consultative seller and manager, as well as recognized leadership and motivational methods, I am able to create a culture that breeds success. By focusing on developing and maintaining strong relationships with clients and allocating the proper time to prospecting, I am able to exceed sales budgets.…

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  • Startup Superstar 153

    Ann Arbor Region

    I have 15+ years in the diagnostics industry from the perspective of the end user. I have worked in a clinical laboratory setting with a variety of new technologies used in the diagnosis of disease, and have a great deal of experience in evaluating analytical and clinical performance of these technologies as well as assessing their impact on patient outcomes. I also have leadership roles on multidisciplinary teams whose missions are to solve problems across the patient care continuum. My skills at translating the clinical and technical aspects of my field for others has allowed me to be a resource…

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  • Startup Superstar 152

    Ann Arbor Area

    I am an energetic sales leader and have enjoyed a prosperous career in several customer-focused environments including innovative startups. I offer solid experience in enterprise channel sales and development of loyal partnerships, including hiring, managing and motivating teams, launching new products and programs, and driving mutually profitable relationships within specific vertical markets. My progressive background has included significant contributions to company success through periods of change management, new technology developments, and expansion into national and global markets. As an experienced channel sales director, I provide strategy and innovation to partners in business processes including relationship building, value-added sales, promotions, continuous…

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  • Startup Superstar 151

    Ann Arbor Region

    Experienced Vice President of Engineering or Chief Operations Officer for a technology company. Have built engineering teams in multiple cities, multiple industries, and multiple disciplines. Software engineering, electronics, and mechanical engineering. Wind turbines, jet engines, drones, medical devices, power generation, automotive, avionics, industrial. Experienced contract negotiation, facilities set up, IT set up, hiring and training leadership team, multiple Fortune 100 product development processes, product test. Have led sales efforts and managed sales people. Have developed marketing and strategic plans. Global experience. PhD Electrical Engineering, MS Mechanical Engineering, Harvard MBA.…

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  • Startup Superstar 149

    Ann Arbor Region

    This “Geek to Exec” has built and led software product development teams at small and medium sized companies in SE Michigan for over 20 years. Highlights of his proven track record include low staff attrition, great culture feedback, innovative delivered products, M&A due diligence, and implementation of agile development processes that truly match the needs of the business. He fosters innovation in product managers, product owners, and developers by maintaining their line-of-sight to the satisfaction of customers. His executive experience as VP of Product Development for teams of 15 to 170 will help your organization grow.…

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  • Startup Superstar 144

    Ann Arbor Region

    Awesome finance director looking to move here from Boston! Dynamic, results-driven finance executive with more than 15 years of progressive broad-based financial management, operations, and leadership experience across business services, life sciences, and high-tech manufacturing. Exceptional track record leading organizations to growth and profitability by partnering with business leaders to transform insightful and actionable business intelligence into internal and external strategies that drive tangible financial and operational improvements.…

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  • Startup Superstar 143

    Ann Arbor Region

    Marketing and communications executive with experience in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including auto, health care, energy, tech startup, experiential marketing, and membership-based organizations. Proven track record of planning and executing integrated and inspired marketing campaigns and events; designing and implementing communications strategies that promote and enhance the organization’s brand; ensuring consistency in digital and printed materials; managing both large and small budgets, and leading teams. Committed to quality, process improvement, integrity, consistency, and accountability.…

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  • Startup Superstar 137

    Ann Arbor Region

    Entrepreneurial leader with Ph.D. in Microbiology seeking biotech startup. While I am relatively new to the commercial side of biotech/pharma, I participated in a local NSF I-Corps and the national NSF I-Corps program for 2 different startups. I have working experience in customer discovery and business strategy; built a network of pharmaceutical business development executives in the cancer therapeutic area. With a long history of successful research in the Oral Microbiology field, I have keen insight into how scientists work and think. However, as evidenced by my startup experience in cancer therapeutics, I am very comfortable branching out into other…

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  • Startup Superstar 136

    Ann Arbor Region

    Seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience building successful tech start-ups. Skilled in developing and executing early stage growth strategies. Expertise in business development & strategic marketing, building industry relationships and uses the market, technology and user experience to drive strategic direction. Energetic self-starter capable of building and running a team or integrating into an existing one. Able to be hands on with an innovative and fast-paced startup or early stage tech company to set the strategic direction and drive new revenue. CEO experience provide in-depth knowledge of finance, cash flow analysis, legal, operations and investor communication. University of Michigan engineering with…

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  • Startup Superstar 125

    Ann Arbor Region

    Decisive Leader whose diagnostic business acumen energizes tech based companies. Bridges gap between creation of visionary strategies and execution tactics; Pilot to revenue producing deals to garner marketplace traction and add on funding; Guides businesses into profitable, scalable entities; Successfully integrated 14 M & A’s / JV’s; Directly led five privately held/publicly traded companies to a liquidity event. Recent Managing Director, Operating Partner and Board Advisor of a Tech VC/PE firm in post revenue, early stage through nano-cap arena. Managing Director/Co-Founder of management consulting firm specializing in hands-on, leadership services to early stage ventures through small cap growth challenged firms.…

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  • Startup Superstar 124

    Ann Arbor Region

    Experienced Executive and Serial Entrepreneur: Founder of medical device start-up with successful private equity exit. Experienced at raising money and growing companies. Vigilant, collaborative leader with strengths in strategy development, marketing, legal, operations, engineering, product/process development, finance and HR. Able to negotiate integrative agreements and forge strong relationships with stakeholders including customers, JV and JDA partners, investors, bankers, government, shareholders, employees and buyers. Strong product and process development background with ability to increase enterprise value. JD and MBA degrees. I am looking to help grow a technology company with an eye to an eventual IPO or successful exit.…

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  • Startup Superstar 128

    Ann Arbor Region

    I am a seasoned vet with over 12 years of entrepreneurial experience in manufacturing, staffing and IT services. Prior to becoming a business owner I worked as a strategy healthcare consultant designing business plans, applying for CON and improving operational efficiencies for over 40 hospitals in the US and Europe. I have worked in the US, Mexico and China. I have had success building business development teams and a national reseller network from the ground up. My executive experience has allowed me to manage both white and blue collar workforce in both the US and Asia. Further, I have had…

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  • Startup Superstar 116

    Ann Arbor Region

    Accomplished executive successful in creating increased stakeholder value for domestic and international companies undergoing start-up, rapid growth, change, or crisis. Managed multiple business models - capital intensive, services, consumer products, retail, technology, and not for profit. Sector experience in: apparel and accessories, leather goods, ceramic tile, houseware gifts, water technology and management, software. Experience in all business functions including; operations, production, sales and marketing, finance and accounting, legal, human resources, supply chain, banking, IT, government regulation, investor relations. Board and fiduciary trustee experience.…

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  • Startup Superstar 98

    Ann Arbor Region

    Do you need a VP or COO for your software or services company? I am a seasoned executive with 20+ years of experience in professional services management primarily in the software industry looking for a leadership role in a small to medium sized company (stage 2 or mature). I have also done technology and business process re-engineering consulting Can travel extensively.…

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