SaaS/PaaS/Cloud New Product Development, Business/Research Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Product/Portfolio Management, Digital Innovation Models, Agile/Lean Development, Design Thinking, Leadership and Culture, and Mergers and Acquisitions.
As a Silicon Valley alumna, Lori has worked primarily with technology companies in software, hardware, and networking sectors. Lori’s expertise is tackling new venture incubation and acceleration through hyper-growth and pivoting stalled firms through major inflection points.
30+ years as a serial entrepreneur, engineer, and technology executive for startup tech firms AION, Traveling Software, Wall Data, Vois, Enkata, Transera, Open Methods, and publicly-traded firms including Polycom, Cisco, Alcatel, and Xerox. VP and senior leadership responsibilities for new product development, business operations, and cloud services. Executive leadership positions and co-founder for voice and video communications and contact center industry leaders. Executive and staff R&D and Marketing positions for networking and computer equipment public firms and venture-backed AI and data mining startups. Currently a senior lecturer at The Ohio State University and prior adjunct faculty role at Case Western Reserve University teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in quantitative methods, entrepreneurship, strategy applications, and leadership. Mixed methods researcher currently focused on the interdisciplinary role of innovation behavior, specifically leadership dynamics of innovative cultures within technology organizations. Formerly Distinguished Fellow at the Weatherhead Fowler Center and led a team of researchers on behalf of the Goi Peace Foundation (United Nations NGO) to show the evolution from shareholder models towards becoming positive impact firms.