Featured Speaker – Lee Poseidon, Venture Partner, JumpStart
Lee assists entrepreneurs in building enterprise value by helping them identify, focus on, and execute against the key, value driving, business priorities. In addition, Lee leads JumpStart’s talent and mentoring practices.
Lee joined JumpStart with 25 years of experience in growing and managing a number of high technology, information management, publishing, manufacturing, distribution, and professional services businesses. His experience spans a number of product and service offerings, including automotive hardware and software information management systems, medical practice management software, electronic medical records, software distribution services, tax processing systems and services, business forms, training and consulting products and services, microfiche production, and electronic cataloging and publishing.
Prior to joining JumpStart, Lee was Chief Operating Officer of Quorum Information Technologies, Inc. (TSX-V: QIS). Before that, Lee held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager of ProQuest Global Automotive (fka Bell and Howell Publishing Services). Lee has also held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Dealership Operations of the National Automobile Dealers Association, as well as a variety of senior management positions in his 15-year career with The Reynolds & Reynolds Company. Lee remains a principal of Growth Partners, LLC, a consulting firm he founded in 1999 focused on providing senior leadership, strategy, market expansion and business development services. Lee serves as a Director of ARI Network Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIS), Catacel Corporation, Bold Guidance and Aligned Nano Technologies, and is a trustee and board member of Shaker Housing Associates and of the Western Reserve Historical Society.
Lee earned his MBA from Xavier University and his B.A. degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.