Join us April 7 for a “ZoomPad” conversation with serial entrepreneur and SU alum Mark Komaenecky

Join us Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. for a conversation with serial entrepreneur Mark Komaenecky as part of our “ZoomPad” series, in conjunction with Whitman EEE400/600 “The LaunchPad,” taught by Linda Dickerson Hartsock, executive director of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars at Syracuse University.  The event is open to Syracuse University faculty, staff and student entrepreneurs.  The Zoom link for the event is here.

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Mark Komanecky is an accomplished startup executive with more than 20 years of hands-on and executive leadership experience with technology startup companies. Mark currently advises, mentors, and invests in early-stage tech startups. His market experience includes Internet of Things (IoT), cannabis tech, LED  lighting, smart home, energy efficiency, and internet infrastructure.  Mark has invested in and served on the advisory boards of multiple technology startups.

He is founder of interGreatgroup, which offers advisory and consulting services for technology companies at all stages of growth.  The team is made up of accomplished entrepreneurs with h experience in marketing, product management, business development and sales, and a proven record of success with early-stage startups and established companies, leading to multiple acquisitions and outstanding returns for founders and investors. The group’s industry experience includes IoT, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), smart/connected home, and energy efficiency, though it works with tech companies across many other industries.

interGreatgroup works closely with startup CEOs at all stages of growth to help position companies for long-term success – providing overall strategy, hiring & team building, angel/seed/VC fundraising, exit strategy, leadership and personal growth.  Additionally, the teams’ experience and deep relationships can help jump start a new product line, or an entire company, by identifying and managing strategic partnerships, facilitating C-level introductions to prospective customers and partners, and planning and building successful sales channels.  It can also create high-level strategic marketing plans, help implement tactical programs including digital marketing programs and channel marketing.

Previously, Mark was a founder/executive with multiple VC and privately funded startups, including Digital Lumens (acquired by OSRAM), Eragy (acquired by Control4), simpleHome (acquired by Sounds Good), Broadband Access Systems (acquired by ADC), and TranSwitch (IPO). He also spent 10 years at AT&T Bell Labs after starting his career designing fault-tolerant flight control computers for United Technologies Corporation.

Before founding interGreatgroup, Komanecky was Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, responsible for strategic marketing and product management of Digital Lumens’ award-winning Intelligent LED Lighting Systems in the rapidly growing global intelligent LED lighting market. Komanecky joined Digital Lumens from Eragy, a provider of cloud-based mobile software platforms for energy management, where he spearheaded sales, marketing and business development efforts. During his time at Eragy, he established a worldwide dealer base and led significant business development initiatives, which ultimately resulted in the company’s acquisition.

Previously, Komanecky was President and founder of simpleHome, a custom electronic systems integration firm that provides energy management and building automation solutions to residential and commercial customers.

Prior to starting simpleHome, Komanecky held executive positions with leading telecommunications and networking infrastructure firms, including ADC Telecommunications, Broadband Access Systems, TranSwitch, and AT&T Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies.

He holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.

He divides his time between Boston and Florida, and outside of work life, enjoys competitive running, mountain biking, and high-performance driving.