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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Reminder about your invitation from Rob Hill

 
 
 
LinkedIn
 
This is a reminder that on October 30, Rob Hill sent you an invitation to become part of their professional network at LinkedIn.
 
 
 
 
On October 30, Rob Hill wrote:

> To: ogsm.grapevine@blogger.com [ogsm.grapevine@blogger.com]
> From: Rob Hill [robhill2@gmail.com]
> Subject: Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

> I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.
>
> - Rob
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Reminder about your invitation from Rob Hill

 
 
 
LinkedIn
 
This is a reminder that on October 30, Rob Hill sent you an invitation to become part of their professional network at LinkedIn.
 
 
 
 
On October 30, Rob Hill wrote:

> To: ogsm.grapevine@blogger.com [ogsm.grapevine@blogger.com]
> From: Rob Hill [robhill2@gmail.com]
> Subject: Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

> I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.
>
> - Rob
 
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Invitation to connect on LinkedIn

 
LinkedIn
 
 
 
Rob Hill
 
From Rob Hill
 
Adjunct Instructor at Belmont University
Greater Nashville Area
 
 
 

I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

- Rob

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday, May 05, 2006

Accounting & Finance Manager

"This is the hottest company in this listing. I sit on the Board of Directors." ~ Bruce J. Lynskey

Description:

Veran Medical Technologies, Inc. is a star-up medical device company
building platform technologies that enable minimally invasive therapies.
The Veran team is comprised of highly skilled operators with direct industry
experience working in the specific field of innovation. The environment is
extremely fast paced, high energy and high impact. We are looking for a
team member to join our team on our promising journey to establishing a
significant market presence. The primary role we are seeking to fill is the
roll of Accounting & Finance Manager. While financially based, the start-up
nature of the role will involve significant work in a breadth of activities
from managing Human Clinical Studies, to managing Intellectual Property
Portfolios and Correspondence with the FDA.

Ideal candidates will have a scientific undergraduate background (B.S. In
Engineering preferred but not required) and graduate background in
Accounting, Finance, or an M.B.A. Also, candidates with undergraduate
accounting backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Mainly we are looking for
talented, hard working, fast learners.

Contact:

Jerome R. Edwards
President & CEO

Veran Medical Technologies, Inc.
2409 21st Avenue South, Suite 205
Nashville, TN 37212
Direct: 615-385-4041
Fax: 615-297-0911
Mobile: 615-473-9012
jerome.edwards@veranmedical.com

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Marketing Job Opportunity

Friend of a Friend...

From: Hal Rucker [mailto:HRucker@smalltown.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:16 PM
To: Hal Rucker
Subject: Smalltown: Opening for Senior Marketing Professional with Bus Dev Experience
Friends and Associates,
Smalltown is beginning a search for a senior Marketing Professional. The job description is attached. Know anybody?
Best Regards,
......................................
Hal Rucker founder ceo
650.340.8696 phone
650.759.1203 cell
Smalltown
Reinventing Local Advertising
Senior Marketing Professional with Bus Dev Experience
Smalltown, a well-funded startup located in downtown San Mateo, CA, is looking for an ambidextrous left brain right brain business mind with both marketing and business development experience. The company is in stealth mode, but we can tell you we?re developing a fully interactive next generation Web application that redefines the term "local advertising." This is a truly unique and exciting opportunity to join an established early-stage startup, and add your signature to our evolving strategy. Candidates must be passionate about refining a marketing and sales plan for a business model that has no known precedent.
Description
This individual will start as a team of one with the intent of creating an organization he/she eventually will manage. Therefore, candidates must be willing to play many roles while planning for the future.
Phase One ? Approximately 5 Months
Successfully launch the first Smalltown in one city. The goal is to create fantastic consumer buzz in a small geography for the purpose of testing our marketing and public relations ideas.
Phase Two ? Next 6 months
Based on the knowledge gained from the first town, develop a marketing and sales plan for the next round of launches in additional cities. Analyze the results, document the formulas for success, and compose a plan for future launches.
Phase Three ? Next 4 years
Hire and manage a team that can implement the procedures developed in Phase Two with the intent of growing to 750 locations in four years.
Qualifications
A seasoned marketing professional with additional experience in sales, business development and regional territory growth.
- Bachelors Degree required. Masters Degree preferred.
- 6 or more years of relevant experience
- Analytic proficiency
- Excellent interpersonal skills involving a diverse range of individuals
- Practical knowledge of hiring and managing PR and event planning agencies
- Experience leading corporate branding efforts and producing collateral
- A proven track record for generating major buzz
- A deep understanding of word of mouth viral marketing

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VP of Product Development and Engineering (FoodService Eqpt)

Not sure if they are still looking, but this was posted late
February....

Job Description
VP of Product Development and Engineering - Foodservice Equipment

About Us:
We are a rapidly growing fun and profitable privately held company based
in the East Bay. We develop and market automated frozen beverage
blenders (think milkshakes) for commercial/foodservice use, generally in
self-serve applications such as convenience stores. We also market
associated frozen food products for use with our blenders. We have a
"razor handle, razor blade" business model and the frozen food products
(think milkshakes again) are our razor blades. We currently manufacture
about 1,500 blenders per year, which we sell for in excess of $5K each.
We have patented technology developed by our founder and President which
serves as the basis of our exciting growth.

Job Description:
We are bringing our Engineering and Product Development functions
in-house after using outside consulting firms to date. This position
will lead the development of our in-house engineering and product
development capability.
Responsibilities will include leading existing product refinement to
improve quality and cost, as well as leading new product development.
We are about to begin development of our next generation blender, which
will present an opportunity to thoroughly reconsider most aspects of our
current designs with a sharp eye for improving the consumer use
experience as well as the blender's reliability and cost. We currently
use a domestic contract manufacturer and will be evaluating offshore
sourcing as well for our next generation blender.

This position will be a hands-on development position. You will lead a
team including our company President, internal engineers, outside
engineering consultants, our contract manufacturer and our component
suppliers. This position offers the exciting and challenging
opportunity to provide the creative leadership for this dynamic team.
Terrific project leadership and management skills will be essential to
your success. A desire to dig into and live the details of the design
work will be equally important. This is a small team taking on a big
challenge. There is no bureaucracy to get in your way (or hide behind).
You will lead the product development and refinement process.

A strong working knowledge of SolidWorks will be very helpful as all of
our design work is done in SolidWorks, and you will be knee deep in it.
The blender design will address several dynamic mechanical engineering
challenges using powerful variable speed motors, and it will incorporate
sophisticated electronic controls developed in partnership with one of
our key suppliers. In addition, the blended beverages we market are a
consumer product, and an ability to thoroughly understand and optimize
consumer interactions with the blender and product are keys to our
success. Lastly, a desire to understand the subtleties of working with
food products to make them great tasting and safe will be very important
in this position.

If you are looking for an opportunity to lead in a demanding, fast
paced, fun environment, and you can get excited about a great milkshake,
this could be a perfect opportunity for you. We are seeking a great
team leader and player with eight or more years of proven engineering
leadership experience, who is comfortable in a smaller, rapidly growing
business environment. The successful candidate will have an outstanding
ability to see the big picture while working the details. A bachelor's
degree from a well known engineering school is very much a plus, though
if you can demonstrate in other ways that you have awesome talent, that
is even better. A good sense for industrial design is also a plus.
Experience in the foodservice industry will be helpful but not a
necessity if you are a quick, self-directed learner. Excellent salary,
bonus and benefits are all included.

Please respond to Jim Farrell - at jfarrell@freal.com with your resume
and a clear, well written cover letter describing why you think you are
well suited for this position. Thank you!

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FW: job_011706a - Job Portal for Medical Device Industry

Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:17 AM
Subject: job_011706a - Job Portal for Medical Device Industry



Our company, NCompass Consulting (http://www.ncompassinc.com/), is a San Francisco
based company, specializing in the Medical Device industry. We would like to
notify your network about our recently launched job portal, and to let
candidates know that there is another resource available for Medical Device
professionals seeking industry opportunities in the bay area.

Our client list includes industry leaders focused on minimally invasive
surgery, cardiology, orthopedics, peripheral vascular, medical disposables,
medical capital equipment, diagnostic instruments/devices, drug delivery
services, monitoring or other specific areas.

Our free services include, an extensive job board
(www.ncompassinc.com/jobseeker_portal.htm), in addition to our free
personalized services, including market trends, recruitment, resume and
interviewing tips. Candidates can search our database driven job board by
category, position title, keywords or geographic location.

Thanks in advance...

Best,

Marc
_________________
Marc Boozer
NCompass Consulting, Inc.
415.738.7878 - Office
415.738.7878 - Facsimile
866.949-7878 - Toll Free
http://www.ncompassinc.com/


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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

FW: job_032206e - Sr User Research Specialist, Intuit (Mountain View, CA)

Sent: Wednesday, March 22, 2006 5:01 PM Subject: job_032206e - Sr User Research Specialist, Intuit (Mountain View, CA) Senior User Research Specialist Mountain View CA

Are you a talented, skilled, and influential user researcher with strong customer affinity and user empathy? Do you want to improve business and improve lives by applying your skills to create world-class applications? Do you want to be a key player in a community that is leading the industry in designing compelling and useful user experiences for business and information workers?

The QuickBooks user experience team seeks an accomplished User Researcher to help grow our User Centered Design team capability and to uplift our product efforts. It could be you! You could play a role in defining and building a strong user experience team that actively works with a variety of functional teams across the group and across the financial software and services Intuit provides to small businesses. We seek a strong researcher with previous leadership and product/interaction experience, one with passion around communications, product innovation, field and laboratory research. You will provide thought leadership toward our ability to understand users and customers in context and to turn that understanding into action. You will help build a culture that is able to collect and analyze relevant data (from planning, support, lab testing, and your own field research) and to turn it into compelling, useful, and successful QuickBooks products.

Duties and Responsibilities - Develop and execute innovative strategies to answer user research questions - Gather information on user needs and goals from user research, field studies, lab studies, site visits, market researchers, support personnel, customer feedback channels; turn that data into actionable design requirements and use it to influence product direction - Apply knowledge of usability, human factors, experimental or cognitive psychology, ethnography, anthropology, and the user-centered design process to product design - Design and conduct competitive reviews, usability tests, focus groups, site visits, longitudinal studies (field research, ethnographic studies, benchmarks); will include U.S. travel - Analyze and present results of research efforts, creating both compelling presentations and design/product recommendations - Collaborate with initiative and product management, other user researchers, and designers on conceptual models, process flows, user scenarios and tasks, UI design and architecture - Drive innovations in methods and tools to move QuickBooks and the user experience team forward - Participate in and contribute to the Intuit user experience community and other professional activities

Preferred Experience - Five+ years ethnography, usability, user research professional/corporate work - Strong understanding and practice of the fundamentals of social research and ethnography - Expert knowledge in usability engineering and field study methodologies, notably designing and conducting usability studies, heuristic evaluations, contextual inquiry - Proven laboratory, interview, and observation skills - Proficiency and polish in written and oral communications - Strong project management skills - Strong collaboration and organization skills - Prototyping, video capture and editing, and design skills a plus; basic familiarity with Morea a plus - Statistical analysis skills a plus - Advanced degree or equivalent in HCI, Cognitive Science, Human Factors, Usability Engineering, Anthropology, or related field. Proficiency in design and prototyping tools (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Visual Basic and others)

For consideration please email resume and any attachments you wish to provide to bobby_morgan@intuit.com. Include "Senior User Research Specialist SA14" in the subject line. To learn more about careers at Intuit visit www.intuit.com/WeGetIt

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EVP of Engineering, Energy Innovations (Pasadena, CA)

Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 10:13 PM
Subject: job_042406a - EVP of Engineering, Energy Innovations (Pasadena, CA)


Energy Innovations
Executive Vice President of Engineering

Company Background
Energy Innovations (EI), headquartered in Pasadena, California, is a privately-held supplier of cost effective, grid-competitive solar electric power. EI?s immediate goal is to reduce the payback time for a solar system so that it becomes a sensible and logical investment to electricity users around the world, whether they are grid-connected or not. The company?s overall strategy is to exceed the cost-effectiveness of existing photovoltaic-based systems through innovations in both the collection of solar energy and the generation of electric power from it. To execute this strategy, EI has developed a compact tracking system to concentrate solar energy and a customized photovoltaic cell designed to work efficiently under concentrated sunlight.
EI has developed its first product, the Sunflower, in the lab and will be performing extensive beta testing to ensure long life, reliability and ease of installation.
The solar energy industry is growing rapidly and is being favorably received by the public markets as evidenced by the recent IPOs of SunPower (NASDAQ: SNPR) and SunTech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP). Both companies have market caps over $2B. The solar energy market has grown 35% a year for the past 10 years. The overall energy market is $250B today.
EI has grown from its inception in 2001 to a team of 40 people today. The company?s financial backers are industry leaders and include Mohr Davidow Ventures and Idealab. EI?s investors have worked skillfully to architect and build successful technology companies as exemplified by investments in goto.com (acquired by Yahoo!), Rambus, Sierra Semiconductor, and Vitesse Semiconductor. EI completed a $16.5M Series B round in June 2005.

Key Management & Board of Directors:

Bill Gross, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EI (founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Idealab)
Andrew Beebe, President, EI
Ken Sowards, Executive Vice President of Operations, EI
Steve Chadina, Chief Marketing Officer, EI
Dr. Bill Bottenberg, Vice President of Quality Assurance, EI
Bruce Falk, Vice President of Product Management, EI
Erik Straser, Board Member, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Howard Morgan, Board Member, Idealab

The Position

The Executive Vice President of Engineering will be responsible for leading the EI product development and commercialization efforts. The following defines successful performance criteria for the position:
· Product Development Plan The Executive Vice President of Engineering will be expected to review, summarize, extend, and regularly update the product development plan and budget of the Company in concert with the development of the business plan by the management team and the board. This will involve establishing technical and personal credibility with a diverse scientific and engineering team while directing their activities.

· Commercialization The Executive Vice President of Engineering will bring together the Company?s diverse research, design, and product development to deliver commercially-viable products to the marketplace in a timely and cost effective manner. This individual will have authority over all aspects of prototype generation and integration with manufacturing to ensure the successful introduction of products.

· Engineering Management This individual will work with the technical team to implement the product development plan, including regularly reviewing progress, adjusting resource usage, and recommending initiation of new projects or cessation of existing projects.

· Recruiting The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting and hiring engineering staff of the Company.

· Business Plan Participation This person will be a full participant in the ongoing development of the Company?s business plan, including market selection, product definition, additional funding rounds, strategic alliances and contract research and/or production.

· Board Reporting This person will regularly interact with and report progress to the board of directors of the Company.

The Person

EI seeks to recruit a highly motivated, self-confident, and successful engineering executive, who has an impressive track record of bringing highly complex technology related products to market. The Executive Vice President Engineering will have experience in mechanical or electrical engineering within a rapidly growing/changing environment and will have a track record of bringing scientific discoveries through prototype, manufacturing, and to market. The finalist candidate should have experience in operations and the development of cost reduction initiatives.

This person today is likely a Director/VP, Engineering, or in a similar senior-level engineering role. The successful candidate could be in either a large or small technology related company. This individual must also be a team leader with an energy level and drive that motivates those around him/her to persevere through tough situations and ultimately to meet agreed-upon goals.

In addition, the Executive Vice President Engineering should possess the following experiences and attributes:
· Experience with each of the successful performance criteria (see ?The Position? above) including:
§ Engineering management
§ Strategic planning
§ Product development and introduction
§ Budgeting
§ Forecasting
§ Business case analysis
§ Competitive analysis
· A minimum of ten years progressive engineering and management experience
· The ability to empower, develop and excite people and help them achieve personal and company goals
· A tolerance for taking risks and working within a sometimes ambiguous environment where all the answers may not yet be known
· Strong oral and written presentation skills plus confidence as a public speaker
· A self-starting orientation with the intense desire/drive to ?make things happen?
· A high degree of integrity and honesty combined with a direct and open manner
· High energy, drive for winning with a great ability to energize a team
· Ability to anticipate problems in advance and creatively mitigate their impact in projects
· A sound business perspective

Compensation

A competitive compensation plan has been established that will reward successful performance. The package will include a base salary and stock options.



Any interested candidates can send resumes to:
matthew@energyinnovations.com

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Monday, April 24, 2006

EVP of Engineering, Energy Innovations (Pasadena, CA)

Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 10:13 PM
Subject: job_042406a - EVP of Engineering, Energy Innovations (Pasadena, CA)



Energy Innovations
Executive Vice President of Engineering

Company Background
Energy Innovations (EI), headquartered in Pasadena, California, is a privately-held supplier of cost effective, grid-competitive solar electric power. EI?s immediate goal is to reduce the payback time for a solar system so that it becomes a sensible and logical investment to electricity users around the world, whether they are grid-connected or not. The company?s overall strategy is to exceed the cost-effectiveness of existing photovoltaic-based systems through innovations in both the collection of solar energy and the generation of electric power from it. To execute this strategy, EI has developed a compact tracking system to concentrate solar energy and a customized photovoltaic cell designed to work efficiently under concentrated sunlight.
EI has developed its first product, the Sunflower, in the lab and will be performing extensive beta testing to ensure long life, reliability and ease of installation.
The solar energy industry is growing rapidly and is being favorably received by the public markets as evidenced by the recent IPOs of SunPower (NASDAQ: SNPR) and SunTech Power Holdings (NYSE: STP). Both companies have market caps over $2B. The solar energy market has grown 35% a year for the past 10 years. The overall energy market is $250B today.
EI has grown from its inception in 2001 to a team of 40 people today. The company?s financial backers are industry leaders and include Mohr Davidow Ventures and Idealab. EI?s investors have worked skillfully to architect and build successful technology companies as exemplified by investments in goto.com (acquired by Yahoo!), Rambus, Sierra Semiconductor, and Vitesse Semiconductor. EI completed a $16.5M Series B round in June 2005.

Key Management & Board of Directors:

Bill Gross, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EI (founder and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Idealab)
Andrew Beebe, President, EI
Ken Sowards, Executive Vice President of Operations, EI
Steve Chadina, Chief Marketing Officer, EI
Dr. Bill Bottenberg, Vice President of Quality Assurance, EI
Bruce Falk, Vice President of Product Management, EI
Erik Straser, Board Member, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Howard Morgan, Board Member, Idealab

The Position

The Executive Vice President of Engineering will be responsible for leading the EI product development and commercialization efforts. The following defines successful performance criteria for the position:
· Product Development Plan The Executive Vice President of Engineering will be expected to review, summarize, extend, and regularly update the product development plan and budget of the Company in concert with the development of the business plan by the management team and the board. This will involve establishing technical and personal credibility with a diverse scientific and engineering team while directing their activities.

· Commercialization The Executive Vice President of Engineering will bring together the Company?s diverse research, design, and product development to deliver commercially-viable products to the marketplace in a timely and cost effective manner. This individual will have authority over all aspects of prototype generation and integration with manufacturing to ensure the successful introduction of products.

· Engineering Management This individual will work with the technical team to implement the product development plan, including regularly reviewing progress, adjusting resource usage, and recommending initiation of new projects or cessation of existing projects.

· Recruiting The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting and hiring engineering staff of the Company.

· Business Plan Participation This person will be a full participant in the ongoing development of the Company?s business plan, including market selection, product definition, additional funding rounds, strategic alliances and contract research and/or production.

· Board Reporting This person will regularly interact with and report progress to the board of directors of the Company.

The Person

EI seeks to recruit a highly motivated, self-confident, and successful engineering executive, who has an impressive track record of bringing highly complex technology related products to market. The Executive Vice President Engineering will have experience in mechanical or electrical engineering within a rapidly growing/changing environment and will have a track record of bringing scientific discoveries through prototype, manufacturing, and to market. The finalist candidate should have experience in operations and the development of cost reduction initiatives.

This person today is likely a Director/VP, Engineering, or in a similar senior-level engineering role. The successful candidate could be in either a large or small technology related company. This individual must also be a team leader with an energy level and drive that motivates those around him/her to persevere through tough situations and ultimately to meet agreed-upon goals.

In addition, the Executive Vice President Engineering should possess the following experiences and attributes:
· Experience with each of the successful performance criteria (see ?The Position? above) including:
§ Engineering management
§ Strategic planning
§ Product development and introduction
§ Budgeting
§ Forecasting
§ Business case analysis
§ Competitive analysis
· A minimum of ten years progressive engineering and management experience
· The ability to empower, develop and excite people and help them achieve personal and company goals
· A tolerance for taking risks and working within a sometimes ambiguous environment where all the answers may not yet be known
· Strong oral and written presentation skills plus confidence as a public speaker
· A self-starting orientation with the intense desire/drive to ?make things happen?
· A high degree of integrity and honesty combined with a direct and open manner
· High energy, drive for winning with a great ability to energize a team
· Ability to anticipate problems in advance and creatively mitigate their impact in projects
· A sound business perspective

Compensation

A competitive compensation plan has been established that will reward successful performance. The package will include a base salary and stock options.



Any interested candidates can send resumes to
matthew@energyinnovations.com

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