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Kevin Lentz

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

I am at my best when bridging the gap between technical/non-technical groups, defining new products & ideas or presenting to groups.

I am at my best when bridging the gap between technical/non-technical groups, defining new products & ideas or presenting to groups.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Other Engineering
I have an idea I'm commited to
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Other Engineering

Involved In

Founder

pressadi
cloudseeder

Positions

CEO, Founder pressadi March 2015 - present
CEO, Founder cloudseeder April 2011 - present
Owner Disc Replay January 2006 - present
Senior Business Broker Sunbelt Business Brokers May 2006 - May 2007
Product Marketing Manager Motorola August 2002 - May 2006
Director of Product Management Visual Insights April 2000 - March 2002
Product Manager & Community Builder teachmoremusic.com January 2000 - April 2000
UI/UX, Product Manager, Composer & Musical Curator Harmonic Vision March 1998 - January 2000

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Music Education 1994 - 1998

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Angel investing
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Music
  • • Small Businesses
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Retail
  • • Loyalty Programs

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Entrepreneurship • Marketing Strategy • Product Marketing • Startups

Key Accomplishments

My expertise lies in product marketing and engineering. I am at my best when bridging the gap between technical and non-technical groups, and defining new products, ideas, wireframing, business modeling and presenting to groups and customers. I have exercised that skillset in companies of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 50s to owning my own business for the last 10 years. Most recently, I have been functioning as lead full-stack engineer for my new venture, cloudseeder - a mobile Point of Sale business.

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john chesny
We worked together
Kevin purchased part of a company from me that I wned, and has done very well with it. In addition, he worked with me in a company that ass ... isted companies doing mergers and acquisitions. Kevin also has developed a company that has POS solutions for retail companies. Kevin is a very smart guy, knows business, and knows how to get things done.
Chuck Connolley
We worked together at Disc Replay
Kevin is adept at recognizing market trends and how they affect customer decisions...
David Clayton Ph.D.
They're my friends
Kevin is a self-starter and a creative thinker. In addition, Kevin has demonstrated perserverence in putting his ideas into reality. He's al ... so a good listener and can make the tough decisions of letting his employees go with support and concern. Dhclayton Ph.D.
Mandy Lauer
They're my friends
Kevin is innovative, driven, and honest. He is intelligent and has solutions and offering that are in high demand in software. Kevin is the ... type of person that will do his research and make thoughtful decisions prior to taking a big risk.
Ken
They're my friends
Kevin *is* a great entrepreneur. After years of experience in the software startup arena Kevin ventured into the retail space with his own b ... rick and mortar business. I think it gave him an excellent opportunity to gather first hand "system requirements" for his next software project and business, "Cloudseeder." This diverse experience combined with Kevin's excellent technical skills will give him edge he needs to build a successful company from the ground up.
Greg Schladt
They're my friends
Very driven, Self starter, motivational, multi-faceted.
Jarrett
They're my friends
I've known Kevin for a number of years, attended many bootstrap events together, and discussed his business quite a bit. Kevin is one of th ... e rare hybrids that has experience in management consulting, starting a brick and mortar business, and building a software product. Above all this his passion and ability to lead will make him successful.
Matthew Long
We worked together
Kevin has a clear vision for a niche market and has followed a lean startup methodology in order to validate that given market.
Meg Fleming
We worked together
In the work I've done for cloudseeder, I have always found Kevin to be very knowledgeable about his industry and passionate about providing ... relevant solutions to his market's needs. His ongoing dialogue with his customers and his desire to really understand their pain points and collaborate on solutions define his entrepreneurial style. Combine his ability to listen with his ability to execute and you have a recipe for success.
Serge Kurenkow
Co-founder, MyGoal.co and Co-founder, WttNext.
Serge Kurenkow
They're my friends  •  Co-founder, MyGoal.co and Co-founder, WttNext.
Kevin is a great entrepreneur with bright ideas. I would like to emphasize his natural way of thinking strategically that would definitely l ... ead to success. Great person to work with.
Mike Schiestel
They're my advisor  •  Business Operations Manager, Detail Kitchens. Previously Estimator, First Restoration Services of Asheville, LLC.
Kevin not only has a very quick mind, but a knack for getting to the heart of road block. He has helped me many times work, and think throu ... gh issues. Kevin is also very creative in his thinking and usually leads you down new and interesting paths.
Michael Roberts
We worked together  •  Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Qualcomm. Previously Sr. Director of Product Strategy and Operations, Motorola Mobility. Purdue grad.
Kevin has a phenomenal combination of strategy, execution, determination, and persistence. Kevin has dealt in start ups to established busin ... esses. He is teacher and an eternal student. Kevin is one of the smartest, thoughtful, and best work partners I have come across in my career.
Shakir Abbas
Founder & CEO, Momentum Zone, Inc. and Chairman, Cygnis Media, Inc. Entrepreneur and Technologist.
Kevin is a impressive entrepreneur making the most of every opportunity presented. He works tirelessly while maintaining a great attitude. H ... e is highly organized and detail oriented. It's been a pleasure knowing Kevin and if I were to look for starting another venture, Kevin would be high on my list of potential co-founders.
Vincent Magaline, MBA
They're my friends  •  Founder, Moni.ai. Previously Business Systems R&D, Roots of Peace.
Kevin is a driven entrepreneur with an array of talents and experience.

Alex Kouznetsov
CTO, Prototyping, Innovation, R&D, PhD, Intel
Alex and I have been meeting weekly to discuss opportunities, and I always find his line of questioning to be very helpful. He takes a syste ... matic approach that I really like, based on years of experience in companies of various sizes in various roles. I also appreciate the fact that we love beyond dialog for dialog's sake and put actions, follow up and accountability behind the discussion.

Serge Kurenkow
They're my friends  •  Co-founder, MyGoal.co and Co-founder, WttNext.
I met Serge a while back and have had several interactions with him at networking events. I am impressed by his willingness to get feedback ... and learn, as well as his commitment to seek the knowledge to be successful. From my conversations with him about his startup, I believe that he is passionate about the problem his app addresses - and that will be essential to success.

Shakir Abbas
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Momentum Zone, Inc. and Chairman, Cygnis Media, Inc. Entrepreneur and Technologist.
I have had the privilege of working beside Shakir in an incubator for the last several months. We frequently brainstorm and collaborate, an ... d through these many discussions, I have always found Shakir to be full of terrific feedback and advice. The several companies that he has founded and/or is a part of on an ongoing basis should be proof enough that he is the real deal and knows how to get things done. He's a straight-forward problem solver and someone I feel I can trust.

Vincent Magaline, MBA
They're my friends  •  Founder, Moni.ai. Previously Business Systems R&D, Roots of Peace.
Vince strikes me as a forward-thinker and clearly understands the future need to harness the IoT