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Founder Dialogues IV- Andy Palmer on Jan. 26th

posted Jan 7, 2011, 8:46 AM by Jessica Bloomgarden   [ updated Jan 7, 2011, 9:46 AM by Andrew Rosenthal ]

Founder Dialogues is kicking off the New Year with a very exciting guest, Andy Palmer, Parallel Founder with an impressive background and track record. Come join us at the next Founder Dialogues IV and experience Andy’s story on January 26th, 2011 at the Microsoft New England R&D Center from 6pm - 8pm. 

Andy Palmer specializes in founding and accelerating the growth of world class technology organizations.  A unique blend of strategic perspective, disciplined execution and world-class network make Andy particularly suited to drive successful outcomes in situations where expectations are high and uncertainty is the rule rather than the exception.  With a track record of more than six successful startups including two IPOs in the past 15 years, Andy has a particular interest in projects at the intersection of computer science and the life sciences and a specific passion for Cancer drug discovery and development. 

Currently Andy exercises his entrepreneurial instincts by serving as a Founding Board Member of the following innovative startups: Recorded FutureGoby, and CloudSwitch.

In 2005, Andy and Michael Stonebraker. PhD co-founded Vertica Systems, a company that has developed an innovative database engine specifically designed for “peta-scale” data warehousing and cloud computing.  

Previously, Andy served as a key member of the startup team and the Senior Vice President of Operations and CIO at Infinity Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INFI) as the company raised over $130M, treated its’ first cancer patients and filed Infinity’s first IND -  which was the first IND application submitted to the Oncology Division of the FDA in 100% digital eCTD format. In 2004 Andy was recognized by CIO Magazine as a “Top 100 CIO”.

Additionally, Andy has held executive positions and served as a member of the core startup teams at Bowstreet (acquired by IBM) as well as pcOrder.com (NASDAQ: PCOR) and Trilogy.

Andy earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1994 and his undergraduate degrees in English, History and Computer Science fromBowdoin College in 1988.

For more information and to register for the event please go to eventbrite.


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