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Event: 'The CXO Leadership Forum Will Feature Eric O?Brien, General Partner At Lightspeed Venture Partners Discussing Growth In The Start-up Company And Development Of The Management Team.'

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 At 11:30
Duration: 2 Hours
Contact Info:
Location: Fenwick & West LLP, 801 California St., Mt. View, CA 94041, Contact Name: Jim Connor Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=47

Start-up Growth and Developing the Management Team

This month?s CXO Forum meeting will feature Eric O?Brien, General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners discussing growth in the Start-up company and Development of the Management Team.

Growth in a Start-up company can be a challenging process that does not always end in success. Careful and strategic development of the management team is an essential component in a successful Start-up company. The quality of the management team is one of the most important aspects that is entirely within the control of the CEO and the Start-up team. However, recruiting and development of the right talent into an execution-focused operational team requires a intelligent strategy to bring the best possible talent into the company.

The meeting will address the following issues.
- Common challenges in your organization and the management team
- What are the productivity problems associated with growth
- Recruiting Talent: Acquire verses Develop
- The types of people you need verses the type of people attracted to Start-ups
- What is an ?A? Player to a Start-up company?
- What value does an ?A? Player bring to a Start-up
- How do you find and recruit the ?A? Players
- What do you do with under-performers
- What should be the forms of compensation

Eric O?Brien is a General Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners where he focuses on investment opportunities in digital media, datacenter infrastructure, and semiconductors. He has eight years of venture capital experience and two years of industry experience. Previously, he worked in product management at CIENA (formerly Lightera Networks).

Prior to CIENA, Eric served as an Associate at InterWest Partners where he focused on communications and software investments, and as an Analyst at Morgan Stanley in the telecom mergers and acquisitions group. Eric has also worked as a marketing consultant for several startups, including Aperto Networks and PlaceWare (acquired by Microsoft). He holds an AB magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

This event is a collegial luncheon designed to foster discussion in a confidential format among CEO, CFO, CTO and CMO level managers. We reserve the right to restrict registrations for this event from professionals who do not fit this event profile.

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Advance registration only, limited to 25 registrants.

$20 SVASE members
$29 Affiliates who promote this event
$49 Non-members

This event is co-sponsored by Fenwick & West LLP, www.fenwick.com.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=47

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