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Larry Putterman

Advisor Barnstable/Yarmouth, Massachusetts Area, US

Board member, CEO, founder, Interim CEO, Obsessed with helping entrepreneurs grow and prosper.

Board member, CEO, founder, Interim CEO, Obsessed with helping entrepreneurs grow and prosper.

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Involved In


Larry Putterman Consulting
SafeData, LLC
American Sports Company


American Sports Company
Data Storage Corporation
The Junk Luggers
SafeData, LLC
Audio Ops, LLC
CDC Software, LLC
Audio Ops, LLC
Data Storage Corporation


Member Board of Advisors CDC Software, LLC July 2015 - present
Member Board of Advisors Audio Ops, LLC 2014 - present
Founder and CEO Larry Putterman Consulting June 2011 - present
Board Member, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee Member, Board of Advisor Member Data Storage Corporation June 2010 - June 2014
Chairman, CEO, Board Director, and Co-Founder SafeData, LLC June 2005 - June 2010
Chairman, Board of Directors, President, and Founder American Sports Company 1982 - 2002


The American College of Corporate Directors Corporate Director Education
University of Denver - Daniels College of Business Business Administration 1967 - 1970
Wyoming Seminary 1964 - 1967

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Records
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Lawrence E. (Larry) Putterman is an entrepreneurial CEO, a tech-savvy certified board director and trusted advisor. Larry is known for his expertise in improving efficiency of existing businesses, and in developing and implementing strategic growth plans for businesses in competitive markets. He has significant experience in technology services, foreign and domestic manufacturing industries and family businesses.

He is often looked to for his experience in:

• Margin Enhancement
• Revenue Acceleration
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Sales & Merchandising
• Internet Marketing
• New Business Development
• Operations

Larry has a proven record of starting up and growing domestic and international companies, and is recognized as an innovative leader and team builder.

25+ Years in the C-Suite

Larry was CEO, chairman and board director of SafeData, LLC, a data back-up and recovery solutions provider, serving corporate clients. He sold this company to Data Storage Corporation (OTCBB:DTST) in 2010. Subsequently, he has served on the board of advisors and board of directors of Data Storage Corporation where he actively served as a member of its Mergers and Acquisitions Committee.

He also leads Larry Putterman Consulting, an advisory firm that serves companies from start-ups through mid-size businesses in the technology, manufacturing, and service industries. He provides guidance in branding, acquisition, and growth strategies for increasing corporate profits and shareholder value.

Extensive Product Manufacturing Expertise
Prior to SafeData, he was founder, president, chairman and board member of both American Sports Company and Pan American Sports Company in the Dominican Republic. Over 20 years, Larry started and became the largest independent contract manufacturer of men’s and women’s shoes and components in the Dominican Republic with more than 1,000 manufacturing employees. Clients included Timberland, Sperry Top-Sider, Sebago, Polo, LL Bean, Dexter and New Balance.

Additional Boardroom Experience

Larry is a member and Certified Advanced Professional Director of the American College of Corporate Directors. He is currently a member of the board of advisors of CDC Software LLC and Audio Ops LLC. Larry’s past board of Director and advisory board positions include Data Storage, SafeData, American Sports, Pan American Sports, Milton Shoe, Cinderella Shoe, Northern Central Bank, and Susquehanna Investment Network.

Larry is a graduate of the University of Denver. He and his wife, Roberta, reside in Lewisburg, PA and Nantucket, MA.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

We set the expectations at the beginning of the engagement. I like to find out what's keeping them up at night.

As an Advisor

I like to find out what's keeping them up at night.

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Josh Cohen
They're my mentor  •  Founder & CEO, The Junkluggers.
1 year ago, my business was in a very bad place. My management team controlled me, and our profit levels were at a record low. Things had r ... eally spun out of control. I decided to take the reigns back and found support through a seasoned business professional, in a mentorship style structure. I was introduced to Larry, who listened to what was going on, reviewed my company financials, and provided helpful feedback. Together, we identified and targeted areas for significant improvement and started to brainstorm next steps. By focusing monthly on key financial indicators, such as disposal fees and labor, we were successfully able to get back on track towards profitability, in a big way. We also focused on trimming fat at corporate headquarters. I had followed some bad advice before finding Larry, beefing up our management team before we were ready. I had taken a big step back in my involvement in the business. I had also been spoiling some tenured employees. This combination made the office morale and company profitability much lower than it had potential to be. Larry coached me in how to address these personnel issues and over the past year, we got things back on track in a planned, structured fashion.  Not only is Larry a valuable asset when it comes to sharing experience and offering advice, he is also an excellent listener. Beyond all of the issues he helped me process, there was a big benefit to having scheduled, dedicated 2 hour sessions monthly with him. It forced me to take a step back each month, and think more about the big picture. While Larry demanded some structure, requiring an agenda of items to discuss and financials to be provided prior to our talks, he was always wonderfully open and able to hear me out in full. If Larry wasn’t a successful businessman, he could have been a psychologist.  I am very grateful to have met Larry, not only for his professionalism, but because I have gained a friendship that I cherish. When I think of the past year working with Larry, words that come to mind are: experience, support, trust, value and progress. I highly recommend Larry to anyone who is struggling to progress in their business, and could benefit from the support Larry provides.
David Bernstein
They're my advisor  •  Owner, RLS Associates. Previously Principal, Executive Capital Alliance Partners.
In addition to being a great friend and former client, Larry is an experienced and talented leader and advisor. He has an incredible depth ... and breadth of experience and lessons learned. His no nonsense manner and experience sitting in the Big Chair offer a lot to any board or management team with which he is chosen to work.
Tim Chapin
We worked together  •  President, CDC Software LLC. Previously Advanced Solution Architect, Avaya. Penn State grad.
Larry has been an advisor to our Company for the past 6 months. During this time he has provided actionable advice on Business Strategy, Bu ... siness Operations, and Marketing. The advice and suggestions provided by Larry led directly to improvements in our accounts receivable operations and were incorporated into our customer outreach strategy. Larry is approachable, has always made himself readily available, and brings years of business experience to every conversation.
Candida Seasock
CEO, CTS Associates, LLC - Advisory Boards and CEO, CTS Associates, LLC.

David Bernstein
Owner, RLS Associates. Previously Principal, Executive Capital Alliance Partners.
David is a great advisor. He understands business, people and what buyers are looking for in companies. We thought so much of David that we ... added him to our board. He was great board member and remains a good friend.