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Alex Eckelberry
Works at Technology Growth Engineering
Attended Eckerd College
Lives in Clearwater, FL
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Starting your startup. The pitch deck. And what it all means. http://blog.eckelberry.com/starting-your-startup-the-pitch-deck-and-what-it-all-means/
Entrepreneurs constantly ask me how to pitch VCs. Most of the time, I push them to a different route. To have a great business does not mean you have to have
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An update on what's happening in my life right now (my personal newsletter to friends)
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Good read Alex, very insightful.
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Yup, they really nailed it.  Spot on.  Even with my barking dogs and the espresso machine in the background. 
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  • Eckerd College
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Technology CEO, board member, advisor, investor
Introduction
I am a technology company CEO and advisor. I grow companies rapidly and profitably by combining a product-centric philosophy with a deep connection to markets and opportunity. 

Projects include turnarounds, interim CEO positions, executive leadership development, sales, product, go-to-market strategy, finance, operations and markets.

The primary focus of Technology Growth Engineering is on mid-market technology companies, between $5-$400 million in revenue, from distress to growth, including take-privates, acquisition of founder-owned companies, recaps, spinouts and pure growth stories. The firm works with a broad range of leading venture and PE firms.
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4 perfect children and a perfect wife. I play piano, flute, clarinet, sax and oboe. I still am a pretty decent skateboarder. And I am a fanatic history buff.
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Occupation
CEO, board member, adviser, mentor, coach
Skills
Leadership, Corporate Governance, Product Strategy, Go-to-Market, Frictionless Sales Models, Engineering, Finance
Employment
  • Technology Growth Engineering
    CEO, 2011 - present
    I am currently the CEO of Technology Growth Engineering, a multifaceted consulting organization providing senior level consulting to professional investment firms. Projects include turnarounds, interim CEO positions, executive leadership development, sales, product, go-to-market strategy, finance, operations and markets. The primary focus of Technology Growth Engineering is on small to mid-market technology companies, between $5-$400 million in revenue, from distress to growth, including take-privates, acquisition of founder-owned companies, recaps, spinouts and pure growth stories. We work with some of the leading venture and PE firms in the industry.
  • GFI Software
    President, security, 2010 - 2011
    Managed the on-premise, cloud and gateway security product line of this $200 million software company, with direct ownership of a $60 million P&L.
  • Sunbelt Software (now ThreatTrack)
    CEO, 2002 - 2010
    CEO of IT software and security developer Sunbelt Software (now ThreatTrack Security) for over eight years. Grew the company into an established, highly successful security software company with 2010 billings of approximately $50 million, creating 350% profitable growth with a 135% IRR to investors
  • Monitor Deloitte
    Managing Director, 1999 - 2002
    Managing director of Bulldog Capital (acquired by Monitor Deloitte). Directed the private equity investments for the firm. Successful investments included Acta Technology (acquired by Business Objects), Vina Technology (acquired by Verilink), Achex (acquired by First Data), YouCentric (acquired by J.D. Edwards), T.sqware (acquired by Globespan), and MessageClick (acquired by Verso Technologies).
  • Kroll Ontrack Inc
    Interim executive, 1999 - 1999
    Worked for Ontrack (now Kroll Ontrack) as an interim executive subsequent to the acquisition of Mijenix.
  • Mijenix
    Executive Vice President, 1997 - 1999
    Partner in this startup developing next-generation Windows optimization tools which was sold to Kroll Ontrack after two years of rapid, self-funded growth.
  • Quarterdeck Office Systems (now Symantec)
    VP and GM, 1990 - 1997
    At Quarterdeck, I held a wide range of positions in marketing and product management, ultimately becoming the VP and general manager of the company’s tools business unit with ownership of a $50 P&L.
  • Aegis Development
    Director, 1988 - 1990
    One of the great early startups in multimedia software, developing some of the world's first animation, 3d graphics and video editing software in the industry.
  • Borland
    Channel Development, 1987 - 1988
    Channel development for this developer of software tools.
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Clearwater, FL
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Paris, France - Los Angeles, CA - Clearwater, FL - Santa Cruz, CA - Copenhagen, Denmark - Paris, France
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