Management Basics for Emerging Company CEOs

Management Basics for Emerging Company CEOs
Event on 2013-05-15 09:30:00

Management Basics for Emerging Company CEOs

For first timers and serial entrepreneurs, the challenges of managing a growing business can be overwhelming – but rewarding.  In this program, CEO-for-hire Desmond Pieri will discuss some of the key issues that face every startup CEO.

Topics will include:
• What makes a good CEO?
• How to avoid taking money from VCs, and how to raise VC money (if you must!)
• How to hire, motivate and incent well; how to fire someone (and how soon)
• The anatomy of a turn around (if that’s what you need to do)
• What outside help (legal, financial, etc.) you need and when

Desmond Pieri has been working with technology companies at all stages of development for over 30 years.  Since 2000, he has served as the interim CEO or COO of 15 startups in the U.S. and abroad.  Desmond is an agent for change – bringing focus and order to organizations and helping them refine product development and increase revenue.  Desmond also mentors entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs – young and not-so-young – through Boston University’s Kindle program, MassChallenge and other organizations. 

Doors will open for networking at 9:30am.

This program is part of McCarter & English’s ongoing series at CIC on legal and business topics for entrepreneurs and emerging companies.  Programs are held once or twice each month and are open to members of the CIC and their guests, as well as to the greater Boston entrepreneurial community.  Contact: Rick Lucash, 617-449-6568,, @ricklucash  Benjamin Hron, 617-449-6584,, @HronEsq 

About the McCarter & English Emerging Companies Group 
McCarter’s Emerging Companies Group is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build and finance their businesses. The group is composed of tech-savvy lawyers who have helped build, grow, sell and take public companies across the full spectrum of businesses, including Internet, software, medical devices, new media, life sciences, cleantech, healthcare, consumer products, biotechnology, retail, e-commerce, entertainment, financial services, insurance and telecom.

at Cambridge Innovation Center
1 Broadway
Cambridge, United States

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