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  • Talent Spotlight

    263 - Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan

    Biotechnology professional/Senior R&D Manager with over 25 years of academic and industry experience in developing and commercializing innovative products for Molecular Research, Genetic Screening, Reproductive Health, and Single Cell Genomics. Inventor of technologies that led......

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  • TALENT ID: 264

    Ann Arbor, SE Michigan, Lansing

    Dynamic, operations focused, and results-oriented finance executive with unique expertise in turning financial analysis into actions for value creation through collaborative business partnership at all levels of the organization. Worked in the Automotive Industry in a variety of Operations and Commercial Finance roles with growing responsibilities for 19+ years; managing complete Accounting and Finance Activities for Business Unit with $1.5B in Revenue, 6 Manufacturing Plant Consolidations for Fortune 500 companies. Over the years, I have demonstrated value creation by effective customer negotiations, creating cost benchmarks to drive continuous improvement best practices and disciplined investment practices. Some of my expertise with…

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  • TALENT ID: 263

    Ann Arbor and Southeast Michigan

    Biotechnology professional/Senior R&D Manager with over 25 years of academic and industry experience in developing and commercializing innovative products for Molecular Research, Genetic Screening, Reproductive Health, and Single Cell Genomics. Inventor of technologies that led to a $75M exit. Substantial experience bringing ideas to finished products in a start-up environment for advanced molecular analysis of challenging clinical samples such as single cells, circulating tumor cells, LCMs, FNAs, cfDNA, and FFPE specimens. A proven track record in developing state-of-the-art NGS library prep kits with solid performance, considered gold standard for pre-implantation and non-invasive prenatal and oncology screening and diagnostics.…

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  • TALENT ID: 262

    Greater Detroit Area / Ann Arbor

    MS in Mechanical Engineering Management and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Detroit Mercy. Driven by creative thinking and proven through successful product launches from design to mass production. Experience with Fortune 500 companies. Currently exercising my skills in consumer goods with a dual role as a Product Development Engineer and Product Manager. Experience in plastics and metals, design and function, negotiating and managing price and time. Work closely with Marketing to deliver their needs by providing my technical expertise and daily contact with manufacturing overseas. Driven to expand business and personal growth. Looking for a company…

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  • TALENT ID: 261

    Lower Michigan, Open to Travel and Telecommute

    CxO with 30+ years of experience who recently exited his most recent venture seeking ‘the next thing’. Have worked across multiple industries including advanced manufacturing, e-commerce, alternative energy, medical devices, and specialty materials. Skillset spans most aspects of startup operations, with specific strengths in the areas of identifying product-market fit, transitioning early-stage technologies into viable products, and operations management. Broad technical background with particular expertise in mechatronics/robotic systems. Enjoy mentoring upcoming talent and seek opportunities that impact society in a positive way.…

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  • TALENT ID: 260

    SE Michigan, Flexible

    General Manager/Executive with strong Commercial and Technical background interested in applying energy and idea hunting skills to a new enterprise. Comfortable driving traditional products into new spaces or bringing new products to old places, and passionate about leading a team toward a noble purpose. Experienced change management related to acquisition, integration, identification, and materialization of synergies. Proven track record of successful and profitable growth externally through technology penetration, new product/service development, and new customer acquisition.…

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  • TALENT ID: 259

    Ann Arbor / SE Michigan, Open to other Michigan Regions

    Experienced entrepreneurial leader seeking projects/engagements with early stage growth companies. Substantial experience working with technology start-ups in which engineering and physical sciences background enables rapid grasp of a firm’s value proposition. Key value-add in market research & customer discovery; capitalization planning & investor engagement; business development & sales channel management; building high performance teams; and much more. Highly effective communicator resulting in tens of millions of funding raised and tens of millions in purchase orders and contracts won. Flexible on engagement model including adviser, consultant, mentor and part-time and/or interim leadership role.…

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  • TALENT ID: 257

    SE Michigan, Also Open To Engagements in Traverse City and Midland

    Transformation leader (in IT/software space) with more than twenty years of experience leading organizations through disruptive change. Brings vast experience in system, process, culture and organizational change in several industry verticals. Deep knowledge of software development and implementation processes, data analytics, operational process improvement and IT strategy. Professional experience includes highly visible and impactful roles in Technology and Product Engineering leading large geographically dispersed teams to exceed expectations and deliver on commitments. Recognized as a strong partner and enabler with business stakeholders and delivery teams. Proven track record of building high performing teams, retaining outstanding performers and implementing change that…

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  • TALENT ID: 256

    Greater Detroit / Ann Arbor / Grand Rapids Areas

    Customer focused Sales and Marketing Executive with proven record achieving business results. Deep experience with: aligning strategy development and deployment for emerging, growing and mature businesses; building and leading multi-channel sales and marketing teams; employing Objective and Key Result (OKR) management to drive growth; product development and product management; go-to-market planning and execution; inspiring a culture of innovation and continuous improvement; developing talent, coaching and mentoring. Available for contract, permanent or advisory roles.…

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  • TALENT ID: 255

    Michigan, Flexible

    Biomedical Engineering MS graduate from Michigan Technological University with strong interest in technical and outside sales (medical device, biomedical engineering). Experience in building start-ups from scratch, securing funding, leading a diverse team of talents, developing business model and attending customer discovery for better product placement. Experience in working as a research assistant and conducting research involving applications of nanoparticles in cancer research. Undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with great experience in Computer Aided Designing. Experienced with: Customer Discovery Salesforce CRM Cold Calling Business Model Development Computer Aided Design COMSOL 5.2 Nanoparticle Synthesis…

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  • TALENT ID: 254

    Metro Detroit / Ann Arbor / Lansing / Grand Rapids

    Sales Leadership: Analytical, highly adaptable Sales and Marketing Executive with more than 20 years of extensive experience creating, deploying, and evaluating solutions aimed at growth and business development. Skilled in aligning business needs with cutting-edge technology and sales practices to promote new product engagements and expand into new markets. Accomplished communicator capable of building and strengthening relationships across functions to drive cohesive, strategic operations. An adept leader and mentor with notable expertise in building dynamic project teams, managing complex projects, implementations and product development efforts, ensuring on time completion of project deliverables, while adhering to strict quality standards. An expert…

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  • TALENT ID: 253

    Ann Arbor Area

    Experienced, creative executive administrator director at a top five global university. Driven towards altruistic and holistic impact in work with over ten years of experience in managing and leading interdisciplinary teams. Experience in growing and managing large-scale research/academic research, government and stakeholder relations, finance and grants, contracts negotiating, marketing and communications, curriculum development, and manufacturing. Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in marketing, a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and integrated marketing communications, and currently enrolled in Northwestern University’s Project Management Certificate program.…

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  • TALENT ID: 252

    Ann Arbor Area

    Experienced, hands-on software leader with proven record of steering several teams in venture-backed startups from product vision to production software. Twenty years of experience working for VC-backed startups in the San Francisco Bay area, including a $175M exit. Product-minded and strategic thinker with deep expertise in multi-tenant SaaS and cloud web applications. Seeking opportunities in the Ann Arbor area with small to mid-size software companies building innovative software products and services where my expertise in team building, cloud deployment, distributed architectures, micro-services and workflow systems is an asset.…

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  • TALENT ID: 251

    Greater Detroit

    An international Executive with R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing, Business Development accomplishments and world class track record of delivering results, influencing, inspiring and leading people to successfully deliver complex and high-profile projects across multi-national automotive and appliance companies. Products include metal, plastic, rubber, electronic components and systems related to automotive and household appliances. A people-oriented, results-driven, leader who developed best-practice and highly transferable skills through working in multi-national companies in cross-functional management and executive roles. Now looking to continue to provide executive leadership at a higher level in these cross-functional areas including R&D to Commercialization utilizing 25 years of experience and education…

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  • TALENT ID: 250

    Detroit / Southfield / Ann Arbor

    Entrepreneurial software engineer with experience in large and small companies. Built a virtual server hosting company from the ground up with $250k in revenue over 4 years and 2K+ active clients. Experience building a machine-learning based web and mobile application suite, and experience working on a datacenter management CRM with features such as service provisioning automation (OpenStack and proprietary web hosting control panel software), datacenter rack/server management, client management, technical support system, billing, and more at large scale company. Hold a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Wayne State University.…

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  • TALENT ID: 248

    Ann Arbor Area (with travel across SE Michigan)

    University of Michigan MS graduate student in Information focused on User Experience Research and Design. Driven towards solutions utilizing User Experience and information acquisition so as to provide better access to technology and services, connecting and translating needs with real solutions. Exceptional management execution leading teams of up to 35. Has worked extensively with federal and state governments on projects geared towards vulnerable populations. Eager to collaborate with user focused organizations to develop better experiences, products, and services.…

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  • TALENT ID: 247

    Ann Arbor Area

    Senior project manager and mechanical engineer with proven success taking a product from concept to prototype, to pre-production and into production. Self starter able to make immediate impact in engineering, manufacturing, quality and supply chain. With experience in start-up to mid-sized companies, I am accustomed to doing what it takes to get the job done. Experienced with: Mechanical Systems Electronic Systems Optical Systems Fluidic Systems Managing Software Development…

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  • TALENT ID: 245

    Ann Arbor / Detroit Metro Area / Lansing

    Results driven Finance Leader with more than twenty years of experience leading strategic transformations and building robust financial processes and systems. Areas of expertise include data analytics, financial modeling, strategic planning, process re-engineering, financial reporting, investments, and profit improvement. Professional experience includes progressive roles in finance with experience leading across diverse industries. Hands on leader with cross functional experience directly managing leaders in HR, operations, IT and business strategy. Recent accomplishments include partnering with operating partners to develop and execute a $20 million cost reduction plan and re-engineering investment operations for a $9 billion portfolio to move from monthly to…

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  • TALENT ID: 244

    Ann Arbor Area

    Experienced, hands-on global B2B Marketing and Product Planning professional with a proven track record in stimulating sales growth and fueling innovative product solutions. As a global citizen with a passion for working across regions, she is looking forward to joining a company or organization that will value her skills, strengths and extensive experience in Marketing and Business. She is especially interested in a position in Product Marketing, Product Management, Marketing Research or Business Development that will leverage her multilingual abilities and align with her competitive, strategic and self-driven nature.…

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  • TALENT ID: 243

    Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Areas

    Entry Level Software Developer: An organized and self-motivated University of Michigan graduate pursuing an entry level software developer position. She enjoys being challenged and problem solving, and is currently working on her own user-facing single page web application backed by RESTful services. Having strong interpersonal skills make her a valuable addition to any team and she is excited to launch her career in software development.…

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  • TALENT ID: 242

    Ann Arbor - Ypsilanti Area

    Entry Level Software Developer: Recent college graduate from Washtenaw Community College (WCC) taking programming classes at local university. On top of classes, studying/practicing in spare time has led to proficiency in C++, JavaScript, and CSS/HTML(5). Currently using available time this year to find a suitable position as a software developer full-time, mainly in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area.…

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  • TALENT ID: 241

    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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  • TALENT ID: 239

    Ann Arbor / Jackson / Lansing Areas

    Award winning, growth-driven executive with experience in multi-site and multi-state operations. Listed as one of Glassdoor’s 2018 top 100 CEOs, executive has experience leading culture-driven, high growth operations under multiple rounds of successful private equity ownership. Capacity and capability to lead organizations in acquisition integration, de novo build-out and same store sales growth models as well as drive operational efficiencies while maintaining focus on service quality and employee engagement. Over two decades in middle market focus. Executive has Wall Street background and experience in Washington industry lobbying efforts.…

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  • TALENT ID: 238

    SE Michigan

    WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING: You are the owner/founder/president of a SaaS/Technology firm who has grown the business successfully. Your vision is to take the business to a new level of revenue growth to support your personal goals. You are: Frustrated you cannot get to the next level of predictable revenue because a sales machine is not in place, Worried you do not have a sales leader who is committed to the success of your company, Angry you have wasted money and time with so called "rain makers" leaders only to be burned by them. WHAT YOU NEED: Someone who can…

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  • TALENT ID: 237

    Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids

    Marketing executive with 10+ years experience in CPG & beverage/alcohol, leading functionally diverse marketing teams in midsize to large companies with budgets from $3MM to $50MM. Skilled in building data and insight based strategic marketing plans to grow brand equity and drive sales. Most recently, grew company sales at a 30% CAGR, out-pacing the category to in distribution and share gains. Possess strong business analytics, strategic acumen, proven ability to develop people, & competence in building consensus across diverse stakeholders.…

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  • TALENT ID: 236

    Ann Arbor/Surrounding Areas

    Growth-oriented. Operations-minded. Exceptional financial acumen. If you’re looking for a partner in the growth of your business, I am the complete package. I know more than numbers. My career has been marked by a keen interest in and extensive impact on operations of a start-up that grew to an industry leader with millions in revenue. I am a trusted business partner for my agility with numbers and operations focus.…

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  • TALENT ID: 233

    Ann Arbor

    Accomplished Treasury and Corporate Finance leader with over 30 years of diverse experience at Fortune 500 Company (including 4 years working in China) is looking for next career opportunity at a start-up or growth-oriented small company. Hands on business leader whose motto is “actions speak louder than words”. Strengths include strong business / banking acumen, strategic thinking, negotiating complex business transactions, developing multi-year business plans, launching new business systems, implementing financial controls, and cultivating/managing diverse, multi-functional teams.…

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  • TALENT ID: 235

    Ann Arbor Area

    Results-driven Senior Sales professional with a proven record of healthcare industry and medical equipment sales achievements and awards seeking Sales Representative position. Looking for an opportunity to leverage consultative selling, strategic account management and relationship skills to become an integral part of a high-achievement sales team. Accomplishments include: Two Time President’s Club Award Winner, consistent top 5% rankings. Achieved double- and triple-digit sales growth. Ranked #2 in the region and top 5% nationally at 136.4% of quota. $2.3 million capital equipment deal.…

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  • TALENT ID: 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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  • TALENT ID: 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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  • TALENT ID: 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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  • TALENT ID: 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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  • TALENT ID: 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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  • TALENT ID: 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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  • TALENT ID: 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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  • TALENT ID: 223


    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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  • TALENT ID: 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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