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Managing Growth in Your Business


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Managing Growth in Your Business

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Don’t Let Your Prosperity Outpace Your Ability to Maintain Your Success!

Can a growing business die? Are you growing all of your infrastructure at the same rate? If your business is growing, you need to learn how to maintain that growth. This seminar and panel discussion will examine the following actions for managing the growth of your business:

  • Create a scalable management model
  • Define a quality control system
  • Execute the systems that you create 100% of the time
  • Listen to your numbers



David Buckel

TechCXO – Partner

Throughout his career at pre-revenue start-up, revenue based start-up and longstanding companies with hundreds of millions of revenue; Mr. Buckel has hands-on experience creating accounting and control systems and processes, financial statements, business development, robust financial forecasting, capital markets and debt financing, managing operations, communication with board of director and investors, financial and operating metrics, dashboards, cash flow forecast, budget processes, trend analysis and managing auditors. He currently serves on the board of directors of SMTP Inc. (public company) and has recently served on the board of directors of SouthPeak Gaming (public company) and Racemi Inc., serving as the audit committee chair for all of these companies. Mr. Buckel received his MBA in operations management and finance from Syracuse University and bachelor’s degree in accounting from Canisius College. He is a Certified Management Accountant, National Certification.

Panel Guest

Frank Wells 


World Power and Water – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wells serves as Chief Executive of World Power & Water, a developer of utility-scale renewable energy projects and sustainable infrastructure technologies. He is also the President and CEO of Venture House, a community project developing affordable housing for entrepreneurs and artists. Franks first career was as aconductor and arts executive.

Frank is known for his leadership and service in the community: an Eagle Scout at a young age; graduate of Leadership St Pete and Leadership Tampa Bay and current class member of the statewide Wedgworth Leadership Institute; serving in many leadership roles, including Boards as diverse as the Science Center of Pinellas County and the Pinellas County Historical Society; Chair of the opening gala for the Chihuly Collection; and a member of St Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's Transition Team.


Panel Guest



XL Tech Group – Vice President

Teresa has launched and managed company vision, business strategies, marketing, enterprise solutions, operations, manufacturing, engineering, licensing, and commercialization. In addition, as VP of business development and products, she defined the go-to-market strategies and vetted technologies for other XL portfolio companies across various high tech industry sectors. She has a proven ability to manage products from conception through product launch and delivery.
Prior to XL Tech, she was VP of Product Management and Marketing for Solicore Inc., an emerging thin film battery technology company. Previously, as a Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Teresa directed strategic global marketing, go-to-market strategies, and business development for power management and wireless card products for Intersil Corporation, a large semiconductor company.
Early in her career, she worked as a Program Manager and Sr. Product Marketing Manager at companies such as Harris Corporation, Honeywell, and Jaycor. These companies were all in the highly competitive military and aerospace market. Teresa has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Central Florida. She has completed advanced Business Strategy and Product Development program from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also was a former Member, Board of Directors, for the Council of Executive Science and Scientific Engineers (CESSE).


USF is an Equal Opportunity/ Equal Access/ Affirmative Action Institution. Please notify USF CONNECT, 3802 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL, 33612, call 813-974-1082, or email Wendy Plant at wplant@usf.edu, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance, if an accommodation for a disability is required.


Disclaimer: The University of South Florida and USF Research Foundation, Inc. are committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions, perspectives and professional experiences are invited to the campus to provide the community with important or differing points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community. Nor are those invited to speak on campus necessarily authorized agents or representatives of the University or Research Foundation. The use of University or Research Foundation facilities for an event or presentation does not constitute an endorsement by the University or Research Foundation of the views, opinions and conclusions of those invited to speak.

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When & Where

USF CONNECT - Oak View Room - USF Research Park
3720 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL 33620

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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USF CONNECT is the business and economic development initiative of the University of South Florida (USF) that provides support for technology start-ups and serves as the point of entry for companies looking to do business with USF.


  • Drives economic development through several programs including Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI), Student Innovation Incubator (SII), and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s (The Corridor) Matching Grants Research Program
  • Unites technology and talent with businesses throughout a 23 county region, providing access to top-tier research, faculty, students, inventors, local organizations, economic development councils, supporting industry and capital funding sources
  • Facilitates the needs of Tampa Bay's technology and bio/life sciences entrepreneurs throughout the business life cycle by providing professional amenities and resources for successful business development and technology commercialization
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