Regional Director, Ben Franklin Technology Partners CNP
Location: Erie, PA
Business Type: B2B
Business Summary: For more than 30 Years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA has provided startup funding and business support services to tech-based startups and small manufacturers located in our 32-county footprint.
As an on-going initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, the Program invests not only in the marketable innovations developed in our service area – many of which come to light from our annual BIG IDEA Contests – but also in business mentoring and support initiatives such as our Transformation Business Services Network, the BF TechCelerators located in State College and Carlisle, the Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center, and the eMarketing Learning Center.
About Brian: Brian is an accomplished operations executive with a comprehensive technology, marketing and sales background. He has a proven track-record for building and leading world-class, cross-functional teams in large company and startup settings; both onsite and virtually. He has experience partnering with senior leaders to capitalize on opportunities, manage product development and introduction while guiding sales in a fast-paced environment. He specializes in managing P&L, driving consistent revenue growth, enhancing customer retention, energizing operational efficiencies and evolving companies from low-margin services to high margin/high quality product offerings.
Panel topic: “How to Get Your Ecommerce Business Funded”