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Managing and Growing a Virtual Company

  • 23 Jan 2014
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • The Microsoft New England R&D (NERD) Center, 1st Floor Commons, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
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Managing a virtual company presents both traditional and unique challenges. Today’s virtual managers need the right mix of hard skills—recruiting talent and managing people, negotiating contracts and optimizing finances, implementing technology and executing operations—and soft skills—communications and conflict resolution, focus and leadership, trust and goal-setting. This dynamic panel will explore these topics and provide valuable insights and best practices. Whether you’re a seasoned manager or a solo practitioner looking to grow your virtual company, you will gain valuable insights from a panel with over 50 years of experience.


 Kevin Flavin, Co-Founder, Mortgage TruView (www.mortgagetrueview.com)

In 2013, Kevin Flavin joined Mortgage TrueView as a co-founder responsible for business development. Mortgage TrueView is a startup business intelligence platform focused on compliance, governance, risk and benchmarking for the mortgage industry. Formerly, Kevin was Vice President, Sales and Marketing of GCom2 Solutions, the leading specialty provider for financial reporting, that was sold to Bowne, Inc. He continued through the transition into Bowne as Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing.

 Kevin Flavin is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Excel Capital Group, a venture capital firm. Kevin has held leadership positions in start-ups and large, multi-national financial software and services companies, including Charles River Development, Base-Two Investment Systems, and Bowne & Co. His breadth of marketing experience includes successfully carving new products out of existing product lines and opening markets for new opportunities. Kevin has forged global relationships for co-development, sales, and marketing. He has held key roles in the positioning of companies for sale and acquisition, including due diligence, presentation, and negotiation phases at the Board level.

 Kevin graduated from Sawyer School of Management, Suffolk University. His LinkedIn profilecan be found at www.linkedin.com/in/kevinflavin/. Kevin can be found at twitter:@kevinflavin and facebook.com/kevinflavin.


Hycel Taylor, Co-Founder & CEO of GenRocket, (http://www.genrocket.com)

Hycel Taylor is Co-founder & CEO of GenRocket. GenRocket is a complete test data generation platform (www.genrocket.com). Mr. Taylor is also the Co-founder & CEO of Wild Bamboo Rocket. Wild Bamboo Rocket is a private software consulting firm that specializes in architecting and implementing medium to large scale software applications from thought to fruition. Hycel has over 20 years of experience as a Principal Software Engineer, Chief Architect and Technology Consultant in numerous venture-backed startup software companies including Cartera Commerce, Upromise, JumpTap and Go2 Media. Hycel has a B.S. in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University.


 Timothy Rosa , President and CEO, TRA360 (www.TRA360.com), trosa@TRA360.com

Timothy Rosa is the president and CEO of TRA360, a full-circle communications agency based in Waltham. TRA360 works primarily with technology, life sciences, Cleantech, and financial services customers worldwide. TRA360 has five integrated practices in Technical Documentation, Online Learning, Marketing Communications, Regulatory Writing, and Medical Writing. Before founding TRA360 in 1991 Tim worked in technical and regulatory publishing in computer software, computer hardware, academia, and publishing. Tim donates his time, energies, and money to Team Kermit, a cycling team he co-founded in 2005 that rides in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge every year. Team Kermit has raised over USD$2.2M for cancer research and patient treatments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.