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Barry James Folsom

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

CEO, Grow To 50M Enabler. Previously CEO, Twirl TV. Georgia Institute of Technology grad. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.

CEO, Grow To 50M Enabler. Previously CEO, Twirl TV. Georgia Institute of Technology grad. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.

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Involved In

Advisor

Exodus Communications
PlaceWare (now Microsoft)
Intel Corporation
Twirl TV
Sun Microsystems (now Oracle)
Motorola
Intel Corporation

Positions

CEO Grow To 50M Enabler January 2010 - present
CEO Twirl TV January 2008 - December 2009
Board Member Intel Corporation January 2006 - September 2009
Corporate VP/GM Motorola July 2004 - January 2008
CEO/Chairman/President Laszlo Systems November 2002 - February 2004
CEO; Chairman Placewares August 1997 - April 2003
Strategy, Marketing & Sales Exodus Communications January 1996 - August 1997
President Spectrum Holobyte October 1993 - January 1995
CEO/President Radius 1991 - 1993
VP/GM East Coast Division Sun Microsystems 1985 - 1990
Rainbow Group Product Manager Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1980 - 1985
Director Advanced Systems Incoterm 1977 - 1980
Manager of Systems/Software Engineering Transitron Electronic Corporation 1974 - 1975
Software Engineer Data General 1971 - 1974

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology Master in Information & Computer Science 1970 - 1971

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Growing companies to $50M in revenue

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I am an enabler, coach and mentor. I use my experience to ask the key hard questions.

6
Vouches Received

1
Vouches Given

Think Barry is awesome?
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Wendy White
We worked together  •  Head of Global Business Campaigns, CenturyLink and Principal, Surge Marketing Group. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Deep market and technical expertise, strategic thinker, results oriented, collaborative.
Peter Kestenbaum
Managing Partner, 1099 Partners. Previously Business Unit Exec, IBM.
Peter Jordan
We worked together  •  Founder / CEO, GetMyWine.club and Principle, CirruStore, LLC.
Barry has the unique ability to connect products or services with the correct persona that dramatically accelerates revenue.
Bernard Fraenkel
Vice President of Engineering, Lyris. Previously VP Engineering, LesConcierges.
Jonathan Ruff
We worked together  •  Senior Director, Global Technical Marketing, ARRIS. Previously Senior Director Technology Applications, Motorola.
Barry James has the knack to see the possibilities in future ideas and areas where there are un-met needs. He knows how to put teams togethe ... r to drive to the solution and has strong industry wide relationships especially in the TV, media and software world.
Scott McGregor
Advisor, startup coach, entrepreneur. Founder SOUNDFIT/3DWARES. Silicon Valley Director, POINTGREEN BUSINESS. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Barry is one of the CEOs I learned most from. He is accessible, open and well informed and a great advisor. He led multiple companies with ... big exits, and knows how to get from early stage to market leader.

Peter Jordan
We worked together  •  Founder / CEO, GetMyWine.club and Principle, CirruStore, LLC.
Peter really understands not how to 'hook' customers aka sales-in, Peter also understand what it takes to get them 'addicted' so they keep c ... oming back from more and more (user engagement, loyalty, and advocacy WOM)