When: Tue January 08, 2013 6:30 pm
Organization: WPI Venture Forum
Location: WPI, Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Odeum Room, 100 Institue Road, Worcester, MA 01609
Jim Baum, Symbotic CEO, will be talking about his experiences at Netezza, a Data warehousing company in Marlboro MA, as he led the company through an IPO and then an acquisition by IBM. While touching upon the mechanics of the deals, the decisions to be made and what the impacts are on the company and its founders will also be discussed.
Jim Baum leads Symbotic as Chief Executive Officer after coming into the position with over 25 years of leadership experience with fast-growing, high-tech companies and is responsible for setting the strategic direction and overseeing global product development, and commercial and manufacturing operations. As an integral part of the leadership team in his previous role as Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Netezza, he worked to take the company public in 2007 and the the synergistic integration of IBM and Netezza in 2011.
Prior to Netezza, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Endeca. During his five-year tenure, he led Endeca’s rise from an innovative start-up to the leading provider of innovative information access and delivery software solutions to the Global 2000, building the customer base to more than 270. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC).
He holds an M.S. in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
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