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Bridj – Another Successful Startup Launched

5 September 2014

140513 LOGO Bridj-logo-taglineLike start-ups RelayRides in 2010 and Ember in 2001, it has been satisfying to help a bright, young founding CEO get his start-up off the ground. As the second person at Bridj, my first task was to quickly hire a team. It was that team which:

  • Launched the service on June 2nd (on time, no less!),
  • Expanded service every couple of weeks,
  • Raised $4 million in venture capital from Atlas Ventures, Zipcar investor Jill Preotle, NextView Ventures, Suffolk Equity, and FreshTracks Capital and,
  • Positioned the company for great things to come in Boston and beyond.

I am proud of what we accomplished as a team.

My time at Bridj was similar to assignments at Ember (where I was interim COO and which went on to raise a total of $89 million in venture capital before being acquired in 2012 by Silicon Labs) and RelayRides  (more…)

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The Economist: “Why Many USA Companies Now Hire Interim CEOs.”

30 December 2009

The Economist has a great article about the type of work I’ve been doing for ten years, Interim CEO. The piece addresses why many American companies are now adopting a practice that originated in Europe, and why so many top-notch execs are enjoying these temporary CEO jobs.

The Economist postulates that “interim executives may be the wave of the future in all rich countries, as these countries evolve from what Peter Drucker called a ‘society of organizations’ into a ‘society of networks.’”

Why Companies Do It

The article details three reasons why a company might choose to (more…)