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This presentation will highlight the entrepreneurial skills necessary to: assess and pursue a high growth opportunity; the managerial acumen required to develop the business plan and organization; financing the enterprise; the interplay between ownership and growth; and positioning the firm for a liquidity event.
About Laurence S. Liebson, President and CEO, has consistently orchestrated the creation and introduction of new products, markets, solutions and businesses that grew rapidly and established leadership positions in their markets (e-Business, semiconductor, electronics, software, telecommunications, automotive, aerospace, printing and publishing). Prior to founding i-Netix, Mr. Liebson led a management buyout of Harris Corporation’s Electronic Design Automation Division (a Division of a Fortune 500 Company renamed Xynetix Design Systems and currently a division of Synopsis). He served as their CEO for four years and Chairman for six years until their acquisition. Previously, he founded two high-tech companies (Xylogics, Inc. and Xyvision, Inc.) that grew rapidly and were NASDAQ-listed. Mr. Liebson also has prior work experience at the NASA Electronic Research Center and Bell Laboratories. He holds an MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was an M.I.T. Sloan Fellow, has done graduate work at Harvard University in the Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, and has a BS in engineering with an emphasis on computer science. He serves and has served on more than a dozen private and public company Board of Directors. Mr. Liebson enjoys skiing the back bowls of Vail and windsurfing in Aruba.
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