ROADMAP - Build an Executive Team to Attract Venture Capital



  • You know that the right management team is critical, but how and where do you find the key players that will help you build your business? In this seminar you will explore today's recruitment landscape and learn, first hand, what it takes to build the team that will execute your plan.

    What is the SDForum Roadmap Series?

    John Younger (Bio), President & CEO, Accolo


    Liz Karr, Vice President, Karr & Associates, Inc.
    Carol Lauffer, Principal, Panasonic Ventures
    Rich Menendez, Founder and Ex-CEO of WorkExchange Technologies
    ...other panelists TBA

    Who should be on your management team? How do you find the team that will help you ramp up your business and meet your milestones? How do you find the team that will help you secure your funding? What are the key positions that you need in the early stages of your business and how do you attract them to join you?

    John Younger, President and Founder of Accolo, previous President of TriNet's Venture Talent Division, will explore today's recruitment landscape and highlight pathways to success. Learn, first hand, what it takes to build the team that will execute your plan by a panel made up of an Executive Search Firm, a successful executive & Founder and a Venture Capitalist following Mr. Younger's interactive seminar.

    Speaker Bios


    John Younger, Accolo, Inc.

    Breaking a world record for rowing endurance is just one of the accomplishments by which you’ll learn how John Younger drives himself and his Accolo Team. John came to recruitment and human resources from a systems engineering and programming background. As a Vice President of human resources for Bank of America, John led technical recruitment for an organization of 16,000 people, including implementing innovative programs to identify applicants and developing and modifying applicant tracking systems.

    John launched y/net, a completely outsourced staffing and recruitment solution, which was acquired by TriNet in November 1996. His organization within TriNet, called Venture Talent, focuses on recruiting for start-up and pre-IPO technology companies. TriNet has been one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. John left TriNet in October 2000 to start Accolo, the first large scale employment co-operative.

    A graduate of the University of Notre Dame in Mathematics and Computer Science and former member of the Unites States National Rowing Team, John still rows regularly and is actively involved in fund raising for schools, local community and scholarship funds.

    Event Logistics


    8:30-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
    9:00-12:30pm Interactive Seminar


    SDForum Center
    111 W. Saint John, Suite 200
    San Jose, CA 95113


    Seminar Track

    Management, Startup and Funded Stage Businesses


    Cost (Continental Breakfast Included)
    $49 SDForum Members
    $99 Non-Members

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.