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  • Management Team
    is an asset created These collaboration tools permit the disclosure process to be much more productive and beneficial rather than the time consuming intrusive and burdensome process that exists in most institutions The Ingenuity Engine is the primary application and toolkit that support these asset and opportunity definition activities In addition assessing the technical merits of IP assets Bill reviews technology strategies and plans for start up companies to establish the essential technology applications and infrastructure to support the early stages of launching business operations In this capacity over 25 new business start ups have relied on his expertise and skills to successfully manage both customer facing and back office information technology requirements Moreover Bill is the lead architect and developer of the Lab to Market application toolkit and process configurator The configurator is a dynamic content management application that permits those involved in research innovation and commercialization to readily package and distribute Lab to Market tools methods and workbooks This collaboration platform becomes the focal point to readily integrate EVP s tools and methods with those of our clients This has the desired effect of building on our client s knowledge base and increasing its effectiveness by minimizing the learning curve As an example Bill has developed tools that automatically stage patent content from public sources into client environments thereby creating an automated patent database in an extremely expedited and cost effective fashion back to top Bill Hughes Partner Mr Hughes has 35 years of experience managing all aspects of telecommunications companies In addition to his current responsibilities as President and CEO of HPA Consulting Group a firm specializing in communications services he led Frontier Corporation s acquisition team in building and managing 37 subsidiary telephone companies As Divisional President Mr Hughes was responsible for the assimilation and change management process as well as the process improvements required to deliver high quality service at competitive prices During the 1980 s Mr Hughes ran Frontier s competitive businesses and succeeded in growing these companies three fold Mr Hughes led his management team in the preparation sales implementation and maintenance of telecommunications voice and data networks for Fortune 500 business customers and utilities Mr Hughes was honored by Frontier with its President s Award for Quality Leadership He also served on the Aspen Institute s Committee on Bringing the Information Network to Rural America back to top James Joyce Managing Partner Jim has led a number of initiatives to both unlock value from sunk research and development investment at Fortune 500 Companies in the Aerospace and Health Care industries and to insure that future research and development is optimally targeted and funded In addition Jim is active in the Venture Capital Community in helping evaluate potential investments and in helping manage existing portfolio companies Jim has worked in conjunction with a number of private equity companies Jim has deep experience in the area of Intellectual Property Strategy and Commercialization He has designed and implemented groupware based intellectual property management and commercialization tools created intellectual property strategies and actively licensed and sold Intellectual Property Jim is also active as a principal investor in a number of early stage technology based companies In this role he has taken a number of assignments as temporary management positions in startups as diverse as Overstock a recently IPO online liquidator to Ice Engineering LLC A Dartmouth based snow and ice friction modification company Jim has a legal business and technology background that has allowed him to quickly create value solutions in the Intellectual Property arena Jim s management experience includes his work with early stage companies and various practice leadership positions in consulting to include profit and loss responsibility and building new practice areas He also bought turned around and sold Pierce Manufacturing Company an international designer builder and service provider of irrigationequipment and other engineered products Jim is a classically trained business and strategy consultant having worked at Bain and Company Deloitte and Touche and Nextera over a fifteen year career in consulting Representative innovation projects include doing a market based product reconfiguration to create a highly successful automobile launching an entirely new medical technology and helping build an organization to support millions in sales and new product creation process improvement and portfolio management He is credited with leading teams that created billions of dollars of value for clients Jim has also done significant work in the area of new technologies to include extensive work on the market and economic impact of new technologies for organizations including Fortune 500 companies academic institutions and financial investors Jim has been a guest lecturer at the Dartmouth Business School and is an Advisor to the M I T Advanced Manufacturing and Systems Design Programs He has worked extensively with Alvin Toffler s think tank Toffler Associates Jim has a Bachelor and Masters Degrees of Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford and an MBA from the Dartmouth Business School He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps back to top Seth Kircher Partner Mr Kircher has a strong background in market research and business intelligence His expertise includes R D portfolio valuation technology assessment business opportunity evaluation and competitive intelligence formulation While focusing on the pharmaceutical biotechnology and managed care industries he has also assisted clients in the consumer products higher education and publishing industries Prior to joining Executive Venture Partners Mr Kircher served as a Research Analyst at SRI Consulting and as a Consultant for Nextera Mr Kircher holds an undergraduate degree from Babson College back to top Joseph Malone Partner In 1991 Joe Malone became the first Republican sworn into the office of Massachusetts State Treasurer in forty one years He was re elected with almost 70 of the vote four years later During his eight year tenure Joe followed through on his promise of making government more efficient and effective by re structuring the Treasury and modernizing its departments cutting operating costs by 62 As head of the Massachusetts State Lottery Malone reduced Lottery

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  • Process in Action
    Market Program Process Process in Action EVP builds capabilities and provides proprietary methods and tools so collaborative multi discipline groups can achieve the iterative integrated work that is needed to

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  • Research Strategy & Goals
    the heart of our approach is the Research Process Framework that provides the ability to readily classify research projects by the type of research and the stage in the research project In this manner we are able to build a common approach to better communicate with and among collaborators around a set of clearly defined terms processes and deliverables The ability to readily come to a common language for researchers

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  • Funding & Resource Plan
    to the funding sponsor or customer EVP s approach to defining all of the components of value whether they be economic or social provide a sound basis to prepare and advance value propositions that are solid in their merits technical approach and likelihood that they will achieve the goals of the research project This process is essential to provide research sponsors and commercial customers with the confidence that the institution

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  • Ingenuity, Invention & Innovation
    insight or awareness of customer needs and wants As such innovation is the process that creates shapes and responds to market demand based on the value capacity that resides in a market at each point in time Innovation is anything that changes the value mix of these basic components Our approach to measuring the value of an innovation includes five major components Natural Resources Labor Technology Process and Information Our

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  • Research Financial Scoreboard
    take a number of years to bear results and often must deal with a high degree of ambiguity Our approach recognizes that many research project by their very nature have little or no empirical basis However this does not mean the research process can not be measured but more likely the measurements that have been used prove to be inadequate and fall out of favor Thus our approach assists clients

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  • Research Sponsors & Channels
    the attractiveness of a particular set of clients and the potential value of having long term mutually rewarding strategic relationships At the outset we conduct an At Risk Assessment to determine what the strategic and economic impact would be if the research sponsor or customer was lost to the institution Based on this analysis we prepare customer profiles and assess the attractiveness of the overall value proposition i e meeting

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  • Market Stages & Cycles
    a market at any one point in time While knowing the potential value of an innovation is critical the placement and timing of that innovation in the market is where the value game is won or lost In our process we have built a Market Map based on the various stages and cycles of a market Among others this map provides a topology of the market to better forecast demand

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