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Richard Janezic

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Help growth stage leaders find the gas pedal. Engineer+finance. Innovation, sales, marketing. SaaS, fintech, medtech.

Help growth stage leaders find the gas pedal. Engineer+finance. Innovation, sales, marketing. SaaS, fintech, medtech.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Advisor

Pendio Group
Pendio Group

Positions

Finance Committee for Building Campaign Fisher House Wisconsin July 2011 - May 2016
General Manager Affinity Inc 2007 - October 2009
VP Sales, Marketing and Business Development Visicom Corp 2006 - 2007
VP, Practice Director, General Manager, Sales Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager roles Former roles and companies include Thomson Reuters, XL Source XL Connect (now GE), Perkin Elmer 1979 - 2005
Executive and Board Advisor Pendio Group 2014 - present
Finance Committee Fisher House Wisconsin July 2011 - present
Sr. VP Healthcare Solutions Primex Wireless July 2012 - April 2015
VP Sales, Marketing and Business Development TBG Security October 2009 - July 2012
General Manager Affinity, Inc. 2007 - October 2009
VP Sales, Marketing and Business Development Valicom 2006 - 2007
VP, Practice Director, General Manager, Sales Manager, Program Manager, Project Manager roles Former roles and companies include 1979 - 2005

Education

Continuing professional training Business 1985 - 2014
The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business Business and Competitive Strategy 1999 - 1999
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Finance, Marketing 1984 - 1986
DeVry University Electronics Engineering Technology 1975 - 1978
Continuing education Leadership, business and technical 1980 - 2016
Skills and knowledge Leadership, business and technical 1980 - 2016

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • Leadership • Business Development • Business planning • Strategy • Sales/demand cycle

Key Accomplishments

0-2M, 13-30M, 85-120M. Multiple industries. Hardware, software, services.

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Shaheeb Roshan
They're my friends  •  Partner, TerraCaptus. Previously IS Manager, Management Research Services, Inc (MRS, Inc).
I've known Rick for nearly 6 years and have found him to be a deeply thoughtful professional with an extensive expertise in framing sales an ... d business development strategy. While he has served in executive capacities at mid to large organizations, he brings a very start-up mindset to every role and discussion. To me, a "start-up mindset" is aggressive goal-setting and a focus on execution, while always retaining a broad vision for the future. This is in contrast to more a conservative, status-quo preservation posture often seen within larger organizations. I'd want Rick to help me grow my next company.
Andrew Little
We worked together  •  QA Manager, The Weather Company
Richard knows what it takes to make a business succeed under any condition. He is very "matter of fact" and to the salient point. But at the ... same time he can connect with anybody at any level with relevant stories.
Christopher Klundt
They're my friends  •  CEO & Co-Founder, StudyBlue. Previously Co-Founder, theClassConnection. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Richard is well versed on the trends and ideas surrounding the startup community.

Shaheeb Roshan
Partner, TerraCaptus. Previously IS Manager, Management Research Services, Inc (MRS, Inc).
Smart, humble, well read, thoughtful. Linear and lateral thinker. Whole problem thinker

Andy Matthiesen

Andy will make an awesome advisor.

Andrew Little

Andrew will make an awesome advisor.

Michael Peggs

Michael will make an awesome advisor.

Gary Kazmer

Gary will make an awesome advisor.

Tom Black

Tom will make an awesome advisor.

Jennifer Hubbs

Jennifer will make an awesome advisor.

Shaheeb Roshan

Shaheeb will make an awesome advisor.

Shaheeb Roshan
They're my mentor  •  Partner, TerraCaptus. Previously IS Manager, Management Research Services, Inc (MRS, Inc).
Smart, well read, breadth with depth, socially and technically adept, Shaheeb is a pleasure to be with, talk with and plan with.