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Christian Klacko

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Co-Founder @ Micronotes. Formerly: Co-Founder @ Akoura Biometrics (acquired); founding team @ Akamai (IPO); founding team @ Nextel (IPO)

Co-Founder @ Micronotes. Formerly: Co-Founder @ Akoura Biometrics (acquired); founding team @ Akamai (IPO); founding team @ Nextel (IPO)

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12 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

Micronotes Inc

Positions

COO & Co-Founder Micronotes Inc 2009 - present
SVP & GM Oblicore 2007 - 2008
VP, Sales & Marketing Akoura Biometrics 2003 - 2007
CEO Uraxs Communications 2002 - 2003
Managing Director, International Akamai Technologies 1999 - 2002
Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development Sprint 1996 - 1999

Education

MIT Sloan School of Management Management June 1998 - June 1999
The George Washington University Finance & Investments September 1990 - May 1992
University of Scranton Economics & Finance 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Product
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Business Development • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Founding team at Nextel International (IPO)
Founding team at Akamai (IPO)
Co-Founder at Akoura (Acquired)
Co-Founder at Micronotes

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Wealth of experience in starting, building, growing and selling companies.

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Jeff Krampf
We worked together
Christian has a great combination of business and technical background and training. He understands operations, sales, business development, ... marketing, and leadership well, and has proven his talents through a variety of startups and ventures, as well as advising and consulting startup firms and entrepreneurs. Christian and I worked together to develop 3 different efforts in varying spaces. I found his insight, drive, and experience remarkable, and would happily recommend him to anyone looking to build a great company.
Jim Flanigan
We worked together at Akamai Technologies
Christian flat out gets things done. He would be one of the first people I would approach to start a new venture.
Antoine Leboyer
We worked together  •  CEO, GSX Solutions. Previously VP Sales and Marketing, GSX. Harvard Business School grad.
Christian is unbelievably resiliant. He always "finds a way".
Jack Hembrough
We worked together  •  Member, Board of Advisors, Pwnie Express and Member, Board of Directors, Co3 Systems. Harvard Business School grad.
Proven track record
Jeffrey Barnett
They're my school  •  Board of Directors, Paydiant and Chief Operating Officer, Demandware. Colorado State grad.
1. he is a critical thinker who is always thinking about how things could be better 2. he understands the startup process, from fundraising ... through to formation and operating at significant scale 3. highest possible integrity; drive and energy
Jeffrey Barnett
They're my school  •  Board of Directors, Paydiant and Chief Operating Officer, Demandware. Colorado State grad.
1. critical thinker that sees the opportunities for things to be better 2. understands the startup process from fundraising, formation to op ... eration 3. highest possible integrity; energy and a willingness to do whatever it takes
Jeffrey Barnett
They're my school  •  Board of Directors, Paydiant and Chief Operating Officer, Demandware. Colorado State grad.
1. intellectual curiousity, always looking for how things can be changed for the better 2. understands the startup journey from fundraising, ... formation to operating at significant scale 3. highest integrity; energy, low ego, hardworking
Mario Laflamme, CA, CPA
We worked together  •  Chief Financial Officer, Biosign Technologies Inc.. Previously Chief Financial Officer, LED Roadway Lighting. University of Ottawa grad.
Christian is a talented executive with knowledge of sales, marketing, product development, finance and general management. His experience wi ... th start ups and established companies makes him a great asset to build a small company into a successful and profitable organization.
Jeffrey Barnett
They're my school  •  Board of Directors, Paydiant and Chief Operating Officer, Demandware. Colorado State grad.
1. curious mind that sees the opportunities for things to be better 2. understands the startup process from fundraising to formation to oper ... ating at scale 3. highest integrity, work ethic, energy
Nancy Keddy
They're my friends  •  CEO and Co-Founder, Touch Ahead Software LLC and Founder/Senior Partner, NSK Inc..
His past experience tells it all and he tells it like it is.
David Dahn CPA MST
We worked together  •  Advisor, AquaVenture WaterCrafts and Managing Director, Dahn Consulting Group.
Christian has a tremendous ability to focus on problems, not symptoms, coupled with keen insight and communication skills. He is a consumate ... professional and eager to help and solve as needed.
Paul Franzosa
Senior Engineer, Home Entertainment Division, Bose Corporation

Tom Burgess
CEO, Linkable Networks, Inc.. Previously EIR, Battery Ventures.
Tom is a fabulous entrepreneur and advisor, full of energy and passion. He has proven his talents through a variety of startups and ventures ... . I find his insight, drive, and experience remarkable, and recommend him to anyone looking to build a great company.

Nancy Keddy
We worked together  •  CEO and Co-Founder, Touch Ahead Software LLC and Founder/Senior Partner, NSK Inc..
Nancy is a driven entrepreneur. Her passion, constructive and structured approach to everything really helps to drive business. I look forw ... ard to the oppotunity to work with Nancy anytime in the future when the opportunity arises