BOSTON, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology industry veteran and pioneer in the mobile sector, Richard D. Lane joins Exceptional Leaders International (E.L.I.) as a Partner leading E.L.I.'s Technology and Media Industry practice. He will also be a member of the firm's strategy and operations group. Rich is a passionate leader who uniquely combines his expertise as a business strategist with the capacity to build organizations to maximize shareholder value. Rich's experience as a C-Suite executive and advisor encompasses entrepreneurial ventures, closely-held businesses, and publicly-traded entities across the technology and media sector.
Previously, as CEO, Rich merged Airpath Wireless into Aptilo Networks. Before Airpath, Rich was hired by the founders of GreatCall to bring their vision to market – The Jitterbug Mobile Phone. He launched the initial mobile product and services and raised investment commitments for $15M. Rich also served as CEO of PureSpeech, a speech-recognition platform, where he reoriented the company's strategy and merged it with a competitor for an approximate 4x increase in shareholder value (in seven months). In addition, Rich was formerly CEO of companies such as PacTel Mobile Services and PoleStar Networks, COO of Voice Control Systems and Reflection Technology, and the GM of Panasonic's wireless business.
Rich's consulting experience includes assisting his clients in assessing market and business opportunities, driving organic and inorganic growth, and aligning their operational, financial and technological infrastructure to support growth or turnaround faltering performance.
Rich holds an MBA and BS from The Wharton School. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Wharton Alumni Club of Boston.
"Rich's deep expertise within the technology and media sector, coupled with his ability to strategically drive the market development opportunities facing our clients is a natural extension of our existing cross-functional expertise in strategy, operations, finance, information technology, and human capital. His expertise rounds out our capabilities across all functional areas within the executive suite. We are thrilled to welcome Rich to our team," said E.L.I. CEO Janice DiPietro. In expressing his excitement in joining the firm, Rich commented, "I have spent my career increasing and optimizing shareholder value for companies across the spectrum in size and stage from early start-up to mature large services companies. I am excited to serve as a Partner with such a distinguished group of executives and to bring to market such a rich and complete complement of services to clients undergoing transformation."
Exceptional Leaders International is a professional services firm led by Partners who are former C-Suite executives in strategy, finance, human capital, operations, technology, and sales. Leveraging a cross-functional approach to solving problems and driving results, we assist middle-market companies in navigating critical periods of transformation, growth, M&A, underperformance, and exit. When our clients desire new leadership to sustain the transformational changes we have helped them implement, we will conduct an executive search.
For more information, visit: www.eliadvisors.com
Contact: Janice D. DiPietro (617) 535-7568
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