Roy Stein

Operating Partner
Roy Stein, Operating Partner, Orchid Blacklinkedin

# Leadership
# Multinational Teams
# Operations
# Startups
# Strategy
# Team Builder
# Turnarounds

As a forward-thinking COO and strategy leader, I have built and led best-in-class operations for businesses across multiple industries and countries, ranging from public, billion-dollar enterprises to small and mid-sized startups. Recognized for consistently achieving extraordinary results, I am a proactive problem solver and P&L leader who has led multi-disciplined global teams, both direct and matrixed, to new levels of performance, efficiency and profitability. Leveraging a deep understanding of people and process engagement, I have expertly facilitated and directed highly complex initiatives.

*BabelBark: Founder & CEO - Founded world's first holistic platform for pet industry, built and led for five years from concept to sale; over 400% in user growth Y/Y with millions of interactions. (See Abstract)

EnergyPoints: Co-founder & COO - Energy Analytics platform; led and grew from MIT bred concept to full company with blue chip users; acquired in 2014.

*GridPoint: EVP Operations & GM of C&I Division - Grew sales by 200 percent while cutting costs by 45% via Operational excellence. (See Abstract)

Comverse Billing Solutions: Head of Operations - Led Operations for 1500 employees across multiple countries with P&L responsibility of $400M.

Education: Bar-Ilan University (Israel), B.A.


# Big Data

# CleanTech

# E-Commerce

# Energy & Utilities

# Software / SaaS Development

# Manufacturing - Light

# Analytics

# Telecom

# Platforms

Awards & Organizations

- Speaker: 2020 Digital Innovation Summit

- 2020 CEO-of-the-Year Nominee: E&Y New England

- 2006 Comverse Achievers Award: For excellence, dedication, personal commitment, and results

- 2003 Americas Achievers Award: Creative solutions, commitment, and results achieved

Articles & Case Studies

Bright Ideas podcast: Interview, "Reshaping the Pet Industry"  

How To Create Successful Products That Build On One Another  

“Idea Mensch” Interview

Roy Stein
“The key is to embrace disruption and change early. Don’t react to it decades later. You can’t fight innovation.”
—Ryan Kavanaugh, American businessman, film producer and film financier

What I'm Reading / Listening To:


Wendy shares great experience based insight of the mental tools needed to succeed - not the classic tools covered in business books, but the human / soft tools that entrepreneurs struggle with.

Still On My Bucket List:
Sail across the Pacific to Tahiti, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.
Best Business Advice:
Focus on removing obstacles for your team, open the road for them to do their jobs and empower them to do it.