a subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, the state's venture capital fund
- Nov. 3, 2016
-- Todd Lavieri, a New Canaan resident and president of ISG Americas, Australia and New Zealand, based in Stamford, CT, has been appointed to the board of CTNext, a subsidiary of Connecticut Innovations, the state's venture capital fund. The appointment was recommended by State Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano of North Haven.
CTNext equips startups and entrepreneurs with the resources, guidance and networks they need to accelerate growth and success. A public/private network of mentors, universities, suppliers and entrepreneurs, CTNext played an instrumental part in Public Act 16-3, a statewide Innovation Place initiative, which brings together educational institutions and business partners to form hubs of entrepreneurship. Additionally, the Senate recently approved a $19.7 billion state budget that broadens the work of CTNext to increase state involvement in building an entrepreneurial community.
"The CTNext Board is committed to finding and nurturing new business ideas and opportunities in an attempt to grow our economic base," said Lavieri. "I see this as a true step in the right direction in terms of helping our state turn its economy around and address any challenges or barriers to building a successful business. I am pleased and honored to be a part of this effort, and will work hard to help ignite economic growth in our state."
With 25 years of experience in the global services industry, Lavieri's expertise in business transformation and growth strategies along with his work with global 1000 clients in sectors such as manufacturing, technology, retail, life sciences, healthcare, energy, and consumer products will be a welcome addition to the Connecticut initiative in being the go-to source for the state's up-and-coming greatest innovators and entrepreneurs.
Lavieri is a long-time New Canaan resident, and a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford. He also holds an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Information on CTNext found at http://ctnext.com/