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    Startup Superstar 222 - Lower Michigan, but can travel and/or telecommute.

    Growth and Product Leader- 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......

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  • Startup Superstar 231

    SE Michigan (Open)

    Experienced Energetic Executive - Seeking next challenge for a startup or small company organization to execute and lead team to the next level. Results oriented and courageous leader with a strong sense of urgency to drive operational and financial initiatives in a fast pace working environment. Well versed in navigating around various organizational diversified cultures at all levels. Expertise in operations and finance in private and quasi-governmental organizations in managing cash flow, saving money, setting up controls and creating standard operating procedures.…

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  • Startup Superstar 230

    Greater Detroit

    Executive Integrator/Innovator - For over 25 years, has worked in executive-level roles with some of the world’s most respected brands. This experience spans non-profits, healthcare, automotive, retail, and other sectors. He is an integrator - bringing people and ideas together, and he is an innovator - improving businesses and business environments. He gravitates to situations that require quick analysis, filling of gaps with diverse experiences, and a fast development of ideas. Recently served as Chief Operating Officer in public tv (11th largest market) and radio, managing all aspects of the $19 million operations including strategy, development, production, marketing, and programming.…

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  • Startup Superstar 229

    Ann Arbor Area, or Remote

    Art / Creative Director with hands-on design, writing, video, animation, and marketing skills. Strategic big-thinker with demonstrated success driving branding, product design, and content production for agencies, studios, and startups. Extensive experience developing decks, pitching clients, and closing deals with top and emerging companies (Google, Disney, Apple, Sony, Axure, Viacom). Proven track record of achieving results working independently and/or leading small teams. Positive and adaptable personality style with the demonstrated ability to be successful in both lean, leveraged start-ups and large, matrixed corporate environments. Excellent communicator able to explain and sell ideas and gather consensus up- and down-stream. Highly creative,…

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  • Startup Superstar 228

    Michigan, open

    CxO with diverse experience leading publicly traded companies to launching/restructuring tech startups. I have a deep sales and channels background as well as creating operational efficiencies. I am an intense leader with an infectious passion to win. Whether the focus is improving EBITDA, creating a culture of accountability, or getting more engagement and performance out of people or processes; it all starts with building positive momentum. I bring energy wherever I go so that when I bring people together and get them bought in to a unified plan, we will get results.…

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  • Startup Superstar 227

    Lower Michigan

    Technical problem solver with expertise in fast prototype design and build, manufacturing launch, concept development and realization. Thrives in low cost, fast moving environments that need hands-on expertise and innovative solutions. Creative, energetic, positive team player with a passion for building and mentoring teams. I have an international track record as an innovative engineering leader with experience in a broad range of fields from low-tech to high-tech. Making things happen with few resources and in a short time is what I thrive on and enjoy.…

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  • Startup Superstar 226

    Ann Arbor area; Open to Metro-Detroit

    Senior Sales & Operations Leader - Experienced leader with diverse background and passion for leading others in competitive markets - domestic and international. More than 20 years of success and experience in sales, operations, business development, manufacturing, customer experience, and customer success. Very comfortable in adapting to organizational changes and fulfilling multiple roles while excelling at building internal/external relationships with an eye towards lasting, mutually beneficial agreements.…

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  • Superstar 225

    Ann Arbor/ Detroit Areas

    Materials Science Ph.D. with 4 years of industry experience running a semiconductor lab in the aerospace industry. Looking for technology development opportunities in the Ann Arbor/Detroit area. I have experience with project management leading teams to quickly address technological problems and develop new semiconductor electronics technologies for production. Previous responsibilities allowed me to collaborate internally, with suppliers, and academia simultaneously to keep the development pipeline flowing. Through my technology development work, I have increased production capacity by 6x while reducing costs by 40%.…

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  • Startup Superstar 224

    Grand Rapids/West Michigan

    Executive Sales & Business Development Leader - I am a senior/executive-level sales & marketing professional. I am at my best opening new markets, launching new/disruptive products or taking existing products to new levels. Diverse background in SaaS, IoT/connected products, indoor location technologies, manufacturing, and advanced construction materials. Adept at developing reseller/channel networks, new/emerging markets, and establishing pilots/trials that convert to paying clients. I am entrepreneurial, strategic, resourceful and roll up my sleeves to embrace the ambiguous and get the job done. Cross-cultural communication and international business development are key strengths, particularly for Spanish/Latin cultures. My experiences cover big corporate environments…

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  • Startup Superstar 222

    Lower Michigan, but can travel and/or telecommute.

    Growth and Product Leader- 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 reinvigorating product portfolios and capturing 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 regulatory &…

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  • Startup Superstar 221

    Detroit, Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing

    Director/Consultant/Advisor- Founder of several angel/venture-backed companies, this startup executive has extensive expertise in technology incubation, commercialization and fundraising with investor relationships throughout the Midwest. Proven record as an entrepreneur in multiple industries including tech, software and consumer products with earlier corporate roles in sales, business development and engineering. High technical aptitude with decades of business leadership experience. Has been a commercial SBIR reviewer for NSF. Has also taught in higher ed. Seeks advisory or director role in Detroit, Ann Arbor or Lansing.…

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  • Startup Superstar 220

    SE Michigan/NW Ohio area

    Executive Manager- CEO with multi-faceted expertise in operations management, strategy, finance, change management, and revenue growth. An astute executive leader that blends diverse expertise in operational, strategy, and financial initiatives to expertly drive results and motivate top-performing teams. I am adept at rapidly creating measurable value by increasing profit margins and implementing change management strategy. I have expertise in understanding organizational culture, navigating corporate dynamics, translating strategies into tangible operating results, and delivering results.…

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  • Startrup Superstar 223

    Metro-Detroit

    Sales - My background shows demonstrated success with both early-stage companies and large enterprises, with a consistent theme of building highly effective sales organizations in the SaaS and Enterprise Applications space. Considered an expert in leading global sales, customer success, and service delivery teams. Throughout my career, I have focused on creating positive team cultures that lead to broad vertical success. Turn around of multiple under-performing sales teams through hiring of top talent, front-line leadership, enablement, coaching and execution. Have built, lead, and transformed sales organizations from less than $20 million to $150 million plus in annual revenue, while driving…

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  • Startup Superstar 219

    Traverse City/Grand Rapids Region

    Strategic Business Development and Sales - Deep software market knowledge in healthcare value-based care software models and cybersecurity sales. Proven market development activities including joint venture principle deal leader and business model implementation management. Vertical market creation, development and execution of emerging software company tools to convert into new market share capture opportunities. Channel sales program strategy for hardware/software integrated system partners and reseller development expertise. Territory plan development and management experience working with top tier software development companies such as Oracle Corporation.…

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  • Startup Superstar 217

    Greater Ann Arbor area

    Project and Program Manager - I have 15 years of experience developing varied and rich experiences in technology applications, efficient process management, and creative data analysis for both the public education and private business sectors. In the public sector, I have supported educators in technology integration applications and student management system implementation. In the private sector, I have developed data analysis tools for marketing and overall analytics. My customized development approach to project management for sales and product tracking contributed to a 44% revenue increase over the past 8 years. My experience in data analysis, project management and staff training,…

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  • Startup Superstar 218

    Commute from Lansing to Grand Rapids or Ann Arbor/Detroit

    Experienced Finance and Operations Executive – Recent experience with a PE-backed organization which more than tripled in revenue during 11-year tenure. Passionate about building and developing high performing teams. Excels at strategic planning and implementation, managing cash flow, financial analysis, M&A, ownership turnover, raising capital, negotiations, and change management. Diverse financial and operational experience in automotive, medical devices, and office furniture.…

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  • Startup Superstar 216

    Greater Ann Arbor area

    Operations/Client Management/Sales - Seeking a role that will leverage my experience in leading teams and innovating in a growth culture. I have an extensive background in the full product life cycle: lead creation, implementation processes and optimization, client management and retention, and sales operations (Salesforce and Nutshell CRM admin). BA Economics from Michigan and aspire to be a COO someday.…

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  • Startup Superstar 215

    Detroit, Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor

    Experienced Executive - Executive and native of Michigan returning from Silicon Valley and looking to run a company in Detroit with potential to grow and create economic and social value. Diverse experience in the automobile and biotech industries. Excels at strategic planning, change management and building high performing, and happy, management teams. Passionate about leading an organization that makes something tangible, cares about its customers, and creates wealth and opportunity for employees and shareholders.…

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  • Startup Superstar 214

    Novi/Northville Area

    Senior Sales & Business Development Executive - Seasoned B2B/B2C sales leader with passion for driving sales growth in competitive healthcare markets through innovative sales strategies, in-depth financial and data analysis, and exceptional relationship building. Leverages entrepreneurial vision to anticipate opportunities in changing markets and accurately forecast sales revenue potential and ROI. Builds and leads productive, cross-functional teams. Leveraging powerful financial & analytical skills to target profitable opportunities…

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  • Startup Superstar 213

    Ann Arbor

    IT Manager - An adaptive IT senior leader with broad background in infrastructure, architecture and business solutions that is passionate about motivating hands on teams to meet business objectives. I am a connector by nature, with strong people skills. I've driven technology upgrades and migrations, led Service Now initiatives for ITIL process design, managed software development and have experience in multiple industries. Coworkers describe me as a rock star, a perfect mix of technical depth and execution experience.…

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  • Startup Superstar 212

    Ann Arbor area / Detroit Metro area

    Director/VP/Consultant – I empower start-ups, small/medium businesses, large corporations, and social impact entrepreneurs with the confidence, tools and skills to launch and grow new ventures. I am a business consultant and successful serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of success and expertise in clean-tech, energy efficiency, social enterprise, business development, product launch, sales, market development, manufacturing and supply-chain management. I am ready to join or support your team in developing, executing and achieving your strategic goals and initiatives.…

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  • Startup Superstar 211

    Ann Arbor and Metro-Detroit.

    Biotech - I am passionate about sustainably managing our food and water resources through innovation. With 7 years of experience working for three startups in water and ag biotech, my specialties include R&D operations management, product development and management, regulatory affairs, and business development. I have an MS in natural resource management and environmental sciences from the University of Michigan. I am typically the spoke in a wheel of many functions, facilitating integration and partnership.…

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  • Startup Superstar 210

    Ann Arbor area

    Business Development/Product Development - Multi-million dollar revenue generator and business/product/partner developer in clean energy, vehicle, and fuels industries, seeking leadership team role at a company with a minimum viable product, poised for growth or in early growth stage. 12 years of management experience in start-ups, consulting firms, academia, and NGOs. Specialties include early venture strategy and development, domestic/international project and partner development, strategic and day-to-day operations, marketing and communications, grant writing and fundraising, competitive analysis, and financial modeling. MBA and MS in sustainable business and energy systems from U-M Ann Arbor.…

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  • Startup Superstar 209

    Detroit area and southeast Michigan

    Marketing - I thrive in an environment focused on cultivating new business relationships and strengthening existing ones. I have extensive experience in raising a client's visibility and maximizing its brand. My communications work includes building a social media presence, keeping websites current, event coordination and ensuring that employees are well-informed, since they are effective ambassadors. My background in financial and professional services is complemented by a knowledge of other industries, including health care and real estate.…

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  • Startup Superstar 208

    Ann Arbor/Saline

    Materials Engineer - Talented Materials Engineer with computational and experimental research experience moving to Southeast Michigan! She is looking to utilize strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills in a challenging, creative and collaborative scientific environment.…

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  • Startup Superstar 206

    Plymouth, MI (15 mile Radius - Ann Arbor, Northville, Novi)

    Marketing/Sales - Dedicated, creative and strategic marketing & sales professional with demonstrated expertise crafting marketing strategies and implementing initiatives. Track record of successfully delivering solutions across a wide range of industries. Seeking a part-time role with an organization that needs help with sales support, lead generation and/or marketing strategy.…

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  • Startup Superstar 205

    Southeast Michigan

    Physics - Physics Ph.D. student with specialties in soft matter, biophysics, and quantitative biology from Brandeis University looking to apply my skills to companies in the southeast Michigan area. 5+ years experience with wet lab techniques such as: growing bacteria, sequencing proteins, purifying proteins/viruses, PCR. Knowledgable about rheology and cutting-edge microscopy methods. Created microfluidic devices to perform experiments on the colloidal scale. Trained, and mentored teams of undergraduates and new graduate students. Devised experiments for undergraduate and graduate researchers. Performed multiple experiments using optical tweezers. Passionate about solving challenging research problems. Analyzed datasets with python and MATLAB, and communicated results…

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  • Startup Superstar 204

    Southeast Michigan

    Physics - Physics Ph.D. student graduating in May from Brandeis University, looking to relocate to southeast Michigan. Looking for full-time data science positions or R&D opportunities. Passionate about research, data analysis, and data communication. 5+ years experience analyzing datasets with python and MATLAB. Created projects using supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods as well as deep learning methods. Skilled at presenting large data sets and results, mathematical modeling, and statistical methods. Passionate about challenging problems and finding solutions. Excited to use my skills to help a small company grow and succeed.…

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  • Startup Superstar 203

    Ann Arbor, but would consider the Detroit Metro (West Bloomfield/Bloomfield Hills) area

    Purchasing/Supply Chain - Relationship management driven professional with sales and purchasing experience. MBA from Michigan State in Supply Chain Management. Skilled at creating value for customers, negotiating and implementing opportunities for cost reductions, improving collaboration within groups and mentoring and training employees. Highly adaptable to organizational change and willing and able to “wear multiple hats” and take on additional responsibilities as business needs require me to do so. Analytical and motivated to engage with stakeholders in decision making.…

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  • Startup Superstar 202

    Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Area

    Data Scientist - Highly independent and motivated PhD candidate in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. Graduating this August and seeking full-time employment in R&D or data science starting in the fall. 5+ years of experience with data mining and visualization, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, multiple linear regression, and coding using MATLAB, Mathematica, and Excel. 4+ years of experience with technical laboratory work, reaction engineering, and heat transfer. Proven track record of results though publications and conference presentations.…

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  • Startup Superstar 201

    SE Michigan, though Ann Arbor and adjacent (within 20 miles) is preferred.

    Operations - I am a results-oriented, metrics-focused leader with a proven record of scaling operations for corporate growth. Offering 15+ years of experience in the metadata and information-content industry I have built high-performing teams here and abroad and coached under-performing teams to the next level. I currently lead customer retention, utilization and sales development across our Tier 1 accounts totaling 15M/year in revenue. Trained in Agile SDLC methodologies, I also scrum master and own several product verticals. Teams need to understand what the rest of a business needs to succeed. That takes a specific skill: listening. I've been successful in…

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  • Startup Superstar 200

    West Michigan (Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon etc)

    Markting/Product - I represent over 20 years of B2B market research, innovation, product development, design thinking and strategic planning. I've acquired an eclectic body of work across several industries with regional start-ups, small businesses and multinationals including Northrop Grumman, IHS Global Insight and Johnson Controls. In my current role supporting early-stage startups and entrepreneurs, I leverage Michigan's entrepreneurial ecosystem to help my client's ideas take shape, their products succeed, and their businesses thrive in in SE Michigan. I hold a BA from Western Michigan University in Art and Journalism, am a certified New Product Development Professional through the Product Development…

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  • Startup Superstar 199

    Metro Detroit

    Operations - I have fourteen years of experience managing operations in different industries excellent project-management skills, and a great eye for detail. A unique ability to apply my knowledge in all its forms, to business strategy. Some of my business process knowledge includes marketing, develop revenue strategies, leading employees, partnerships, high growth challenges, design, customer experience, technology and marketing projects. I adapt and learn fast giving my full potential to developing unique tools.…

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  • Startup Superstar 197

    Ann Arbor, Detroit, or East Lansing

    Biomedical - Early career cellular/developmental PhD with a specialty in liver biology and 6+ years of hands on research experience. Technical expertise in DNA/RNA/protein isolation, purification, and analysis, cell culture, and CRISPR/Cas9 mediated gene editing. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills developed through previous leadership positions both academically and professional. I’m eager to be a part of a team that will commercialize the next generation of biomedical sciences research products to improve the health of our society.…

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  • Startup Superstar 196

    Ann Arbor Area (including Ypsilanti, Canton, Dexter, Plymouth, Brighton), and Detroit

    Marketing - Experienced​ ​marketing​ ​director​ ​and​ ​MBA​ ​with​ ​a​ ​history​ ​of​ ​leading​ ​top-level​ ​marketing​ ​strategy​ ​for​ ​e-commerce, digital​ ​marketing,​ ​and​ ​business​ ​development​ ​of​ ​early​ ​and​ ​mid-stage​ ​startup​ ​companies.​ ​Specific​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​expertise include​ ​brand​ ​development,​ ​product/market​ ​fit,​ ​go-to-market​ ​strategies,​ ​and​ ​designing​ ​custom​ ​digital​ ​marketing campaigns​ ​to​ ​penetrate​ ​markets​ ​with​ ​established​ ​competitors​ ​and​ ​barriers​ ​to​ ​entry.…

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  • Startup Superstar 195

    Ann Arbor area / Detroit Metro area

    Marketing/Product - From startups to automakers and their partners, I'm an expert in creating and marketing innovative revenue-generating solutions to real problems. With extensive marketing experience in several facets of the automotive industry, I've split my time between startup and corporate environments, handling diverse challenges and driving success in each. The multiple hats I've worn (often simultaneously) span strategy, operations, product, biz dev, design, competitive intelligence and executive leadership. On-demand CMO and CPO services. BS Engineering - MSU, MBA Entrepreneurship - Michigan.…

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  • Startup Superstar 189

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

    Sales/Marketing/Operations - 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 184

    Ann Arbor Region

    COO - 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…

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  • Startup Superstar 182

    Ann Arbor Region

    Sales - 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…

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  • Startup Superstar 176

    Southeast Michigan/Detroit Metro Region

    CTO/CIO - 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

    COO - 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…

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  • Startup Superstar 160

    Ann Arbor Region

    Produce Management - 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 153

    Ann Arbor Region

    Diagnostics expert - 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…

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  • Startup Superstar 144

    Ann Arbor Region

    Finance Director - 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 125

    Ann Arbor Region

    CEO - 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…

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