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Joe Heaney Startup Series: The Pitch
Wed, April 12, 2017, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
Join us at the California Room, behind the Visitors Center, at UC Merced to learn about the first steps to get your company off the ground.
Get your company off the ground with past President of CornNuts, Joe Heaney, who led the company through a 7x revenue increase and a successful divestiture. After 5 successful turnarounds in 5 different industries, Joe created and led start-ups in such diverse industries as CPG and green technologies. He has also served on a number of private and non-profit Boards ranging from consumer goods to personal transportation vehicles and construction. He still serves as Chairman of the Board of Clearwave Energy, a green energy start-up and Caffe Dali, a new retail concept.
His expertise is in assessing the critical issues in a business, then developing a strategy to achieve the best combination of product, technology, and distribution, with a profitable business model and long-term, sustainable competitive advantage. Joe understands how to build and deliver shareholder value, navigating through seven successful acquisitions/divestitures. Joe is an alumnus of Penn State and Harvard Business School. He is affiliated with the Harvard Business School Angels of Northern CA, San Joaquin Angels and Stanislaus-Merced Angels.