PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Venetia Partners LLC announces Mr. Glen Meakem as a member of the company's Advisory Board.
"Glen embodies the spirit of our entrepreneurial and dynamic culture, and brings exceptional business growth experience, a proven track record of success in business, and a great business mind to our Advisory Board. We are very fortunate to have him by our side as we continue to strengthen our brand in the marketplace," Mr. Mark Miller, CEO of Venetia Partners LLC.
Mr. Glen Meakem is the Founder & CEO of Forever Inc. (www.forever.com), the world's first and only permanent media storage and sharing company. Between 2005 and 2012, he founded and led a successful early-stage venture capital firm called Meakem Becker Venture Capital, which invested in a number of technology companies, including Kiva Systems (sold to Amazon), HotPads (sold to Zillow), Shipwire (sold to Ingram Micro), and CloudMeter (sold to Splunk).
Mr. Meakem's entry into the venture capital industry was preceded by his widely chronicled role as Founder, Chairman and CEO of FreeMarkets Inc., which was the leading provider of internet-deployed software and services for automating the supply chain sourcing processes of Global 1000 companies, eventually taking that company public in a record setting IPO in 1999.
Mr. Meakem held other leadership roles over the years, including at McKinsey & Company and General Electric. He was also a combat engineer officer in the United States Army Reserve, serving in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the First Gulf War. Mr. Meakem graduated A.B. cum laude from Harvard University and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Venetia Partners, an international boutique ﬁrm of operational solutions experts, drives rapid performance improvement, real outcomes and an immediate impact on the bottom line. Its' no nonsense approach to fix, build or transform operational challenges associated with the supply chain makes it sought after by manufacturing and distribution companies and private equity ﬁrms. Venetia Partners operates out of nine major markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Zurich.
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