SVASE StartUp-U San Francisco: Getting to Plan B with Pehr Luedtke (CEO PowerReviews) & Sean Jacobsohn (VP Channels with Cornerstone)
Start: 05/13/2010 - 11:45 am
End: 05/13/2010 - 1:30 pm
Contact Info: Anne Donker
Email: [email protected]
Location: DLA Piper
555 Mission Street, Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Pehr Luedtke is CEO of PowerReviews, where he is responsible for the overall vision and strategic direction of the company.
Pehr has a deep background in brand marketing, sales, and consumer internet. Most recently, Pehr was a General Manager at Shopping.com, where he ran the Epinions and Advertising Sales teams. Prior to Shopping.com, Pehr held several senior strategy and sales roles at Levi Strauss and Company, where he helped launch the Levi Strauss Signature brand into the mass retail channel. Pehr began his career as a strategy consultant at Oliver Wyman. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of AdNectar, the leading virtual gifting marketing platform.
Pehr holds an AB from Princeton University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Sean Jacobsohn has been an alliances and sales executive in the technology-enabled business services space since 1999. Currently he's VP of Channel Management at Cornerstone OnDemand, a human capital management software-as-a-service provider, which has grown from 300,000 to 3.3 million subscribers during his tenure. Previously he was VP Sales and Partner Development at WageWorks, a leading provider of consumer-directed spending solutions, which grew from $3 million to $82 million in annual recurring revenue during his 4 year tenure. He spent 3.5 years at Elance, the world’s largest marketplace of contractors, which sold its software unit to Click Commerce (CKCM). He also has held finance positions at Major League Baseball and The Prudential Realty Group. Jacobsohn has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA in Marketing, Finance, and International Business from University of Wisconsin. He is a co-founder of the Harvard Angels, board member of ecoReserve, and the immediate past President of the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California, the largest Harvard Business School club out of 130 worldwide with 1,400 members.
11:45-12:00 Registration, Networking and Food
12:00-12:15 SVASE/Startup-U Overview, Introductions, Speaker Intro
12:15-1:15 Speaker Presentation & Interactive Q&A
1:15-1:30 Networking with the presenters!
Pre-registration closes at 9 AM the day of the event.
With your help, we will start on time so the speaker can provide you with as much interactive information as possible.
Please note topics are subject to change without notice.
Popular FAQs regarding Startup-U:
What is the cost of this event?
A $5 (member) or $15 (affiliate/non-member) registration fee, plus a $1.50 credit card processing fee, includes event and lunch, available through advanced online registration. A $10 or $20 fee is collected at the door.
What is the format of a Startup-U event typically?
Generally speaking, each event begins with an introduction by the host followed by a brief talk about SVASE and self-introductions by each of the attendees. After the introductions, the host introduces a speaker (usually 20 minute presentation, followed by group discussion) or the discussion topic; the exact format varies based on the host and that variety is what makes this event so exciting!
Who should attend?
Startup entrepreneurs, anyone thinking about forming a startup, service providers, angels and VCs active in the Silicon Valley information tech and biotech entrepreneur communities. Past participants include:
Current and aspiring entrepreneurs
Venture Capitalists, Angels and other members of the funding community
Service Providers (e.g. human resources, contract programming, etc.)
Independent Consultants (e.g. sales, marketing, engineering, etc.)
Do I need to be a member of SVASE to attend this event?
Non-members and guests of members are welcome to attend any 2 SVASE Startup-U events. Afterwards, we recommend that non-members become members of SVASE. For more information on the benefits of joining SVASE, please visit our website at www.svase.org/?q=membership or alternatively, you can also join at the event itself.
Please note additional parking expenses will be incurred if you choose to park in DLA’s garage. DLA Piper does NOT validate parking.
This event is co-sponsored by DLA Piper, www.dlapiper.com.
Added by svaseinfo on April 9, 2010