Piotr Moncarz, USPTC Chairman (US) and Program Directormoncarz@usptc.org
Piotr Moncarz, Ph.D., P.E., SCPM started his professional education at TGD in Poznań. Today he is a Consulting Professor at Stanford University, a Principal Engineer at Exponent, a Silicon Valley science and technology public corporation, a member of the Board of the Polish National Center for Research and Development, member of Polish Academy of Science and of Russian Academy of Technological Science, Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers, co-founder and chairman of US-Polish Trade Council, member of the Advisory Board of Forum Obywatelskiego Rozwoju, FOR, a board member of San Francisco Global Trade Council. He is active in international business from power plant development projects, energy technologies and economics, to high-tech ventures. He is a frequent speaker in venues pertaining to stimulation to international cooperation with and investment into Polish high-tech sector. At Stanford University he is the Academic Director of the Top500 Innovators Program.
Mariusz Tomaka, USPTC Chairman (Poland) and Program Directormariusz@tomaka.net
Mariusz Tomaka is active as organizer, co-founder, and CEO level manager of innovative electronic and software related companies located in Poland with focus on local and international markets. For years he has been involved in building business structures which allow groups of ambitious engineers to gather around challenging projects.
He specializes in building and running innovative companies – startups – focused on international markets and leading teams of engineers and managers to achieve challenging technology and business objectives. Prior to DisplayLink he worked as an Area Manager – Poland at Neubloc, board adviser – share holder at ABF sp. z o.o. and CEO at Neubloc Sp. z o.o. “Poland is the best Gateway to Europe for US companies, US is a global market Gateway for Polish businesses” – Mariusz’s motto.
Magdalena Diering, Program Coordinatormdiering@usptc.pl
Dr. Eng. Magdalena Diering is an Assistant Professor at the Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Management, Chair of Management and Production Engineering. She is an expert in statistical process control and measurement system analysis (MSA). Trainer in quality engineering (trainings in MSA, SPC, FMEA, APQP, DMAIC, Lean).
Her interests focuses also on project management and science commercialization. She has extensive experience in organizational, scientific and structural project management. At work she promotes culture of teamwork, design thinking and innovation among Polish scientists and entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of the Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University (2012). She is a coordinator of the US-Poland Innovation HUB program and USPTC PL vice-president.
Krzysztof Dyczkowski, Evaluation Coordinatorchris@amu.edu.pl
Krzysztof Dyczkowski obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2002. He is assistant professor at Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. His main research interests are imprecise information processing methods in decision making, computer vision and natural language modeling. In 2010 he received IBM Faculty Award. Member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT). He has many years of experience in IT project management. Co-founder and longtime CEO of an IT company producing and implementing an ERP class system. PARP’s (Polish Agency for Enterprise Development) and NCBiR’s (The National Centre for Research and Development) expert. He is graduate of the Top 500 Innovators program at Stanford University (2012).
Ela Kozera, Program Coordinator (US)firstname.lastname@example.org
Ela Kozera consults emerging growth companies on fundraising (including crowdfunding) and online marketing issues. She has gained the managerial and organizational skills while working for various Polish and U.S. companies. Her interests in human nature make her a personable and energetic individual who cultivates positive relationships with persons from diverse cultures and backgrounds. She has been searching constantly for beauty and simplicity in words, design and every other aspect of human expression. Her creative side and attention to detail have been expressed during her consulting, teaching, training and volunteering projects. In her professional and personal engagements, she always looks at things from all perspectives. She holds M.A. and B.A. degrees in German Studies of History and Culture from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland and University of Heidelberg in Germany. She also completed her studies focused on International Business and Administration at UC Berkeley.
Soody Tronson, Esq. Intellectual Property Attorney in Residence
Soody Tronson is the founder and principal at STLGip, a Silicon Valley boutique technology law firm, counseling domestic and international clients in a wide range of technologies. Soody is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in law, technology, and management. The firm specializes in all aspects of patents and trademark preparation and prosecution, as well as technology transfer (e.g. licensing). She is a frequent lecturer at domestic and international forums, instructs courses on IP, licensing, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship; and serves as mentor with many organizations. She is also Chair of the Licensing Executives Society, Silicon Valley Chapter and Member of the Board of Directors, and Co-Chair of Patent section with the Palo Alto Area Bar Association.
Soody has been an active partner of the USPTC and the Poland’s Top 500 Innovators Program for the last few years. She regularly travels to Poland to engage in educational outreach programs organized by the USPTC and holds regular office hours at the USPTC Palo Alto offices to advise Polish companies on all IP related matters.
Marek Salamonowicz, Ph.D. (in law), adjunct at Chair of Commercial Law at Faculty of Law and Administration of University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, on the list of experts in IP and competition law by the Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer of UW-M, member of Supervisory board of that Centre, member of University’s Commission for IP, Non-Governmental Adviser in International Competition Network and member of Competition Law Association, on the list of Top 500 Innovators Program (Stanford University), author of monograph on Patent and know-how licenses in the light of cartel prohibition, C.H. Beck Warsaw 2011, awarded by Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education in Patent Office’s contest for the best doctoral thesis from the field of industrial property law, author of several dozen publications and many expertise opinions on commercial law.
He held a lectures at Universities in Olomouc (Czech Republic), Halle (Germany), Salzburg (Austria). Twice on scholarship at Max Planck’s Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich.
Sara Rauchwerger is the Founder and Director of CCICE and Founder and Managing Director of BG Strategy; a leading global market entry services company, specializing in helping clients enter global markets including industry specific investment opportunities.
Sara brings over 20 years of Business Development and Business Strategy Experience from both private enterprises and government contracts from various companies in the fields of Telecommunication, Aerospace, and Information Technology. She has been instrumental in building and sustaining cross boarder business opportunities by spearheading global expansion for private enterprises (SME’s) to corporate publicly listed companies as well as helping companies extend globally (in particular into China) providing inception to closure market entry services for companies interested in entering Telecommunication & Information Technology markets.
Prior to the founding of BG Strategy in 2001, she was responsible for business capture strategies, worldwide expansion of business opportunities, and generating and managing contract bids of mulit-million dollar projects in companies such as Alcatel, Lockheed Martin, TRW and Varian. Her international experience includes working and living in France, Germany, Sweden and China. In addition, she brings extensive expertise, working for small and medium companies, in strategic planning from the preparation of business plans, development of marketing plans, financial analysis, financing, valuation, communications for new ventures, extensive 10-year long range master plans and market research.
Sara holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree in International Business from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business (Ecole de Management), France and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from San Jose State University, California. She is a regular speaker globally at conferences, forums, events and at universities. She is a visiting professor at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business and l’Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (IAE) Grenoble teaching Entrepreneurship.
Stewart Guenther is a co-founder of the Venture Capital ~ Private Equity Roundtable, a unique member only business association of Angel, Venture Capital, Corporate Venture and Private Equity Investors. Since early 2011 Stewart is leading ReachingOut! which is focused on meaningfully bridging centers of entrepreneurship, innovation and venture forming in emerging economies to the Silicon Valley. As the Executive Director of CAS Capital Partners Stewart launched an early stage venture firm The Fast Lane to Clean Technology Fund an associate Cleantech incubator focusing on Clean Technology in the Transportation and Smart Building sectors. Prior to becoming active in the venture industry Stewart held senior product, marketing, and business development roles in networking, B2C and B2B software, mobility and embedded systems companies. Stewart is an advisor and mentor to select start-ups on business planning, international expansion capital sourcing and acquisition positioning. Stewart received his Master of International Business degree from Pepperdine University and the European Business School in Östrich-Winkel, Germany. He received a B.S. in International Business from San Jose State University and is always looking to improve his conversational German and gain exposure to new languages and cultures.
Jeff Colvin is a Master Instructor and Vice President of Instructor Development for IPS Learning, LLC. Mr. Colvin is responsible for delivering multiple courses in the Stanford Advanced Project Management (SAPM) curriculum to a diverse set of clients around the world. One of Mr. Colvin’s key roles is to train new instructors in enabling successful experiences in the classroom for all clients. He coaches these tenured instructors from past senior management positions before, during, and after their course deliveries. He is also a key contributor to the course design and development activities for both current, and newly established class material.
Mr. Colvin was a cofounder of Link, a management consulting group based in the Silicon Valley. Link provided companies with process improvement and project management training, as well as consulting services that lead to reduced costs and cycle time in their key business processes. In his role, Mr. Colvin led project teams and trained many new consultants to ensure that the core concepts introduced to all his clients had practical applications to positively impact their businesses.
Rafał Stroiński is an advocate (adwokat) at the Advocate’s Bar Council in Warsaw and an attorney and counselor at law in New York State, USA. He is a co-founder of Jankowski, Stroiński JSLegal.
He specializes in transactions in the field of Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Private Equity/Venture Capital transactions, seed funds, and Business Angel deals. Rafał has been recommended by international legal publishers “Chambers Global – the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business” and “The Legal 500 EMEA” in the field of corporate law, Private Equity and M&A in Poland.
Rafał holds an LL.M. diploma from Harvard Law School, a Ph.D. in law from Warsaw University Law School and a Master’s degree in Iberian Philology from Warsaw University. He was a Fulbright and Polish Science Foundation Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School. Rafał Stroiński is a lecturer at Warsaw University Law School and an author of numerous publications in Polish and English on business and economic analysis of law.
For a period of 14 years, Rafal Stroinski worked with one of the international law firms based in Poland, four years out of which he held the position of partner, responsible for the firm’s Capital Markets practice in Poland and one of the three partners running the Private Equity practice.
Rafał is fluent in English, Portugese and Spanish.
Mark Iwanowski has 28 years of operational and investment experience in the technology sectors. Mark has recently joined Cognizant Technology Solution, a $7B global IT company, where he is working directly with the CEO to set up an Corporate VC/Enterprise Business Accelerator that will include a focus on cross border investments between Silicon Valley and Central/Eastern Europe. Mark was previously Managing Director with Trident Capital focusing on investments in Cleantech and IT, Software and Communications.
Previously, Mark was Senior Vice President Global IT and CIO for Oracle Corporation, the world’s largest enterprise software provider where he managed global resources in 145 countries including Oracle’s On Demand (SaaS/cloud) operations. Prior to that, Mark co-managed an IT Outsourcing business at SAI where he also and sponsored nine strategic investments in early stage and growth companies resulting in “top tier” VC returns for the company.
Mark also held executive positions with Raytheon and Honeywell and was also a principle in two successful start-ups. Prior to entering the startup and corporate business world, Mark spent four years in professional football with the New York Jets, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in engineering from California Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from National University and has received multiple management excellence awards throughout his career.
Paweł Tomczuk is the Managing Director of Ciszewski MSL Financial Communications. In his role Paweł is responsible for managing the largest financial communications consultancy on the Polish market, focusing on investor relations, financial industry, professional services, and real estate sector communications. Paweł also advises key clients on communication strategy and crisis communications. Paweł has worked with some of Poland’s largest banks, insurers, asset management and private equity firms as well as multinational investment banks, law firms and consulting firms. In addition he has advised on a number of M&As including one of three largest acquisitions in the history of Poland’s energy sector.
Katarzyna Walczyk-Matuszyk, expert in the National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the EU and in the Research and Innovation Office in the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS. Graduate of the University of Warsaw (Master in Applied Linguistics and European Integration), scholarship holder at the University of Mainz, graduate of the Postgraduate Programme on Commercialization of Research Results (Univerity of Lodz and Univeristy of Texas). Alumnus of TOP500 Innovator Programme at the Stanford University. Specialization fields: management of international research and innovation projects, technology transfer, European research and innovation policy, cooperation academia-industry.
Lukas Grabiec is Senior Corporate Counsel at Microchip Technology Inc. and was for 7 years prior Corporate Counsel at Intel Corporation and Honeywell International. Lukas was most recently recognized in the legal community as the “Up and Comer” Attorney of the Year for 2012 by the Association of Corporate Counsel and also was selected to the prestigious School for Leaders (Szkoła Liderów) program in Warsaw, Poland sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is heavily involved in various organizations including being the Chairman of the State Bar of Arizona In-House Counsel Committee, current Southwest Region Director and founding member of the US-Poland Trade Council (USPTC) Office, and organizer of the Polish Heritage Night in the NBA. Lukas received his Juris Doctorate (JD) from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from École de Hautes Études Commerciales (EDHEC) (France), a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Houston Honors College as well as a Certificate of Polish Studies from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. During law school he worked with the U.N. Special Court for Sierra Leone and wrote briefs helping prosecute War Criminals. This UN project which was organized by Case Western, American University and the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Lukas has been featured or interviewed by TVP Telewizja Polska, CNBC, POLVISION – Kulisy Suksesu, Arizona, Business Magazine, Gazeta.pl, Tygodnik Angora, FoxSports, Sport.pl, and Przeglad Sportowy.
Dominik Schmidt, M.S.M., Ph.d., PE, has been working in the semiconductor industry for 23 years. He was at Altera working on reconfigurable logic and has worked with Sharp, TI, Cypress, and TSMC. Among many other startups, Dominik cofounded Pixel devices International (PdI) in 1997, one of the first companies to offer CMOS imaging chips. After PdI was acquired by Agilent, he founded Airify Communications, specializing in multi-protocol wireless chip design. After the acquisition of Airify, Schmidt was at Intel Corporation leading efforts to design the next generation of advanced wireless products. His last position at Intel was CTO of the Intel Foundry and he is now working on technology investments at QVT Financial, a top New York hedge fund. He has also worked for the Stanford Linear Accelerator and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on several advanced projects, and has consulted for several large companies and startups in the mixed-signal and RF design areas. He has taught at UC Berkeley since 2000 and also teaches at Tsinghua University in Beijing and at the International Technological University where he is an adjunct professor. He is writing a graduate textbook on RF design for Elsevier Press. dominik is also a helicopter pilot and is a Lieutenant Commander for the US Coast guard.
Bob Foster taught half time as a lecturer for 15 years while a full time business executive and 15 years ago joined the faculty full time. Teach Business Plan Development, High Technology Management and direct the Global Access Program (GAP) program.
GAP Director for the past 14 years. GAP is the international field study course which is the master’s degree thesis equivalent for Anderson’s Fully-Employed MBA students. Provide overall academic direction for the six-month, 10 unit course with 260 students and 14 faculty advisors. Students work closely with international executives for 6 months to develop strategic business plans to enter new foreign markets. To date 2,870 students and 592 companies from 20 countries have participated. Companies have received over $400 million of invested capital after they completed the program. Interface with GAP’s international partners in Finland, Sweden, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and Brazil. Received a Knight, First Class, Order of the White Rose knighthood, from Finland, for GAP’s service over 14 years to 165 Finnish high technology companies.
Awarded Anderson’s Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and 2011, awarded the 2006 Citicorp Teaching Award of the Year, voted by the Anderson faculty and the fully employed MBA classes of 2003 and 2005 voted him the Most Outstanding Professor. In 2010 Anderson named him as one of the“100 Most Inspirational Alumni Making an Impact” over the past 75 years, selected from 37,000 alumni. Awarded the UCLA Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 from among all UCLA professors.
Quoted regarding business and technology stories in Business Week, Forbes, Newsweek, CNBC television, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Business Journal, Orange County Business Journal, and Los Angeles Daily Journal.
Before coming to Anderson full time was CEO of Thinque Systems, a VC based high technology startup firm developing sales force automation software Revenue of $7m and 46 staff. Previously was President of Thomas Bros. Maps, publisher of Thomas Guide street maps and digital map products, creating one of the first digital map products. Increased sales from $15m to $30mil. Staff of 260. Before that was Founder & President of Ellison Robotics, a startup to design and build factory robotic manufacturing systems. Sold $30m of projects in 5 years, including painting the camouflaged General Dynamics M1A1 Abrams tank, McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics cruise missiles and the Northrop B-2 stealth bomber. Sold robotic arc welding systems to Steelcase, Caterpillar and John Deere.
Previously spent 13 years as Vice-President of Marketing at Xerox Computer Services, a startup division providing accounting and manufacturing software Saas services. It was a pioneer in cloud computing. Had full P&L responsibility for North America, an $80 million division managing 550 employees, with 105 direct sales representatives in 19 U.S. branch offices. The first three years was Vice President of Software Development, managing three computer centers with 15 large mainframe computers, a $21 million budget and 330 employees, including 130 programmers.
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University, 1962 and MBA UCLA Anderson School of Management, 1965
Have served on 18 company boards of directors and 10 companies’ advisory boards. Am a member of the Tech Coast Angels investment organization. Quoted in Business Week, Forbes, Newsweek, CNBC television, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Business Journal, Orange County Business Journal, and Los Angeles Daily Journal.
Matthäus Krzykowski is a co-founder at app search company Xyo. Xyo, with its HQ in Berlin and a technological office in Warszawa, aims to change how consumers discovers apps and is backed by international investors. By translating customer experience into product innovation and marketing, Mateusz keeps Xyo moving forward.
In line with his passion for helping ideas develop into products and companies, he is an investor and advisor to other innovative startups. He has extensive product management experience in commerce, online marketing and mobile content. He organised, judged at or ran startup competitions for various internationals tech organisations, including AT&T, Box, Verizon, TechCrunch, VentureBeat or SWIFT.
He also helped build up VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference series as co-chair with Matt Marshall. A regular blogger and speaker, he continues to contribute to the international conference circuit and is a co-organiser of the Bubble Over events.
He holds a Masters in Business from the highly-ranked research University of Technology RWTH Aachen, where he also studied Mechanical Engineering, Production Systems and History of Arts.
Tomasz Grzybowski is involved as a private investor/mentor in the start-up industry in Poland. He is executive with over 20 years of experience combining marketing and business management in seed and start-ups. Tomasz is the owner of small seed fund with 8 portfolio investments (different industries). He has got some practical knowledge in investment area from business idea to exit (IPO, financial investor). He is on the Supervisory Boards of several professional organizations.
Oliwia Bieniek graduated from University of Wrocław with a B.S. in biology and M.Sc. in microbiology and genetics, finished post-graduate studies for R&D sector managers and IPMA project management course, among others. From 2010 she has co-developed the Polish division of Knowledge Innovation and Implementation Community for Climate under European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) where she coordinated international projects. In Pioneers into Practice programme she was creating cooperation between business, academia and government specialists to fuel innovations in clean technologies, and also mentored Participants in system innovations for three years.
Wanda Lopuch is unique combination of entrepreneurial drive, global mindset, multi-cultural and multi-language executive skills, and expertise in corporate social responsibility have been critical in allowing her to successfully exploit growth opportunities in technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology companies as well as in the not-for-profit sector. In doing so, dr. Lopuch advocates and practices conscious capitalism principle of profit with purpose.
Wanda Lopuch leads MdA Associates, Inc., global consultancy, which focuses on mitigating social risks in global operations and their supply chains, while improving economic and social outcomes. With 20 years of experience in telecommunication and pharmaceutical sectors, spanning across the United States, Europe, East Asia, and South America, Wanda guides international teams in maximizing performance for multinational, multicultural and multifunctional project groups.
Prior to establishing MdA Associates Inc., dr. Lopuch was the President of Medical data Management Inc., the company she founded and grew into a multi-million dollar business with locations in 7 countries. After a successful acquisition of Medical data Management by dendrite International.
Wanda Lopuch holds a Ph.d. in Administration and Supervision from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and MS in Computer Sciences from University of Technology of Wroclaw, Poland.
Stan Lewandowski is a transactional lawyer who focuses his practice on representing emerging businesses as well as more mature domestic and international companies operating primarily in the information and communications technology and renewable energy sectors. His emerging business work includes advising start-up and early-stage technology clients on a variety of issues, including business formation, venture capital financing, private offerings, intellectual property licensing, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and day-to-day corporate governance issues. He is also frequently engaged by international companies to advise them on transactional issues arising out of their business operations in the United States.
His project finance experience includes advising developers and financial institutions in connection with the financing of the construction of capital intensive and long-term renewable energy projects located in several Western states. In addition to his project finance work for clean technology clients, he has negotiated supply agreements, developed power purchase agreements and advised on strategic business issues.
Clay Bullwinkel brings 30 years of relationships with large and small technology industry leaders both in the U.S. and in Central and East Europe (CEE), including many with world-class design and engineering capabilities. He currently acts as the CEO of Aiton Caldwell Inc., a U.S. nationwide provider of hosted VoIP PBX business telephone service, originating from two sister companies in Gdańsk, Poland which form the leading provider in CEE.
He previously led development, product management and marketing of PC and enterprise software, data networking products, and handheld systems for such companies as Hewlett Packard, 3Com, IBM, Microsoft and Intel. Mr. Bullwinkel advised Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Samsung, Motorola, and Google on creating or expanding development centers in CEE. In 2008-2011, he advised gaming company One2Tribe of Poland on finding game publishers in the U.S. He is a Co-founder and on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Polish Trade Council
Voytek Siewierski is a successful venture capitalist in Silicon Valley and a longterm telecommunications executive. He is the founder and Managing Partner of VSSV Ventures in Silicon Valley. Previously he was a General Partner with Rogers Ventures Partners in Palo Alto and an Investment Partner at Mitsui Ventures in Menlo Park Silicon Valley. In the last three years Voytek brought three companies public Ruckus Wireless (NYSE RKUS $1,5 Bln market cap), Bio Amber (NYSE Bio Amber, Boingo Wireless (NASDAQ Wi-Fi) and had a number of big M&A transactions, including acquisition of Becceem Communications by Broadcom and acquisition of Hellosoft by Imagination Technologies. In addition Voytek served on numerous Boards of Directors, including Docurated, Trust ID, Relay 2, Rainstor, Palamida, MoBeam, 4Info, LensVector, Xtract and others. He is also a Supervisory Board Member of MCI Management SA in Poland.
Before moving to Silicon Valley Voytek spent 8 years with the biggest Japanese cellular telecommunications operator, NTT DoCoMo, which included 6 years in Tokyo and 2 years in London. As an Executive Director at NTT DoCoMo he coordinated DoCoMo’s international technology partnerships, and was.an active member of i-mode project (iPhone 10 years before iPhone), and also developed a number of successful value added mobile services with partners such as Walt Disney Corporation, Warner Brothers, CNN, and others.
He executed a number of international equity investments in cellular carriers in Europe and Asia and initiated a number of technology licensing projects between DoCoMo and mobile operators such as KPN Mobile in Holland, Telefonica in Spain, Bouygues Telecom in France and KG Telecom in Taiwan. From 2004 to 2006, he was in charge of all new business in Europe. His previous experience includes consulting and technology research in the United States and Europe. Mr. Siewierski holds M.A.L.D from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University/Harvard with Graduate courses in Information Technology, International Marketing, Product Development, and International Investment from the Harvard Business School. Voytek has been a visiting Lecturer at the University of Oxford, and a judge in several technology awards programs, including Tech Pioneers of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Brad Zielinski is currently a Founder and Director of successful Angel Investor Group. Mr. Zielinski attracts new deal flow through many strategic connections, performs due diligence with Board Members, selects promising projects, and connects parties to bring new ideas and productions to life. Mr. Zielinski is a super Connector and Business Developer in Silicon Valley, nationally, and globally. Pioneer spirit proven by founding of global IT company with offices in US and Poland, founding Silicon Valley Angel Investor group, producing 3D CGI Animated children’s film in South Africa, and consulting assignments in Russia and Africa. Mr. Zielinski is recognized for effectively promoting sales and business development of US, and international companies by utilizing in-depth experience in telecom, channel sales, metropolitan fiber builds. Mr. Zielinski’s expertise includes: Global Business Leadership | Joint Ventures & Business Partnership New Market Development | Team Coaching and Mentoring | Territory Management Sales & Marketing Executive | Sales Strategy Development | Business Acquisition Lead Generation | Relationship Management | Account Development.
From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Zielinski worked as a Global Sales/Business Development Manager at Sprint (telecommunication industry), where he evangelized, supported and sold international telecom solutions to multinational companies across country. Telecom Sales Support Specialist for International, Converged, Channel Sales, and Cloud opportunities.
As a CEO for Market Street Associates, Mr. Zielinski oversaw partner selection and development, staff mentoring, sales, and vision for company. Mr. Zielinski was a Co-Founder of Outsourcing IT Corporation specializing in providing global IT staff from Poland and other Eastern / Central European nations. Mr. Zielinski created a partnership that provided North American companies competitive expertise in Software Development, Mobile Applications, SAP, CRM and ERP Specialists, Programming, Systems Design, Database Administration, Analysts, Telecom Specialists, and most other IT services.