Sync: SYNC w/ John Greathouse


Pepperdine: Graziado School of Business and Management



John GreathouseJohn Greathouse has held a number of senior executive positions with successful startups: CFO and VP of Business Development for Computer Motion, CFO and SVP of Strategic Development at Citrix Online, and SVP of Sales & Business Development at CallWave.  Mr. Greathouse spearheaded transactions generating more than $350 million of shareholder value for Computer Motion and Citrix, including Computer Motion’s initial public offering and the sale of Expertcity to Citrix for over $230M.  Greathouse is a CPA, with an M.B.A from the Wharton School.

-   Core values that will sustain your startup’s culture
-   Startups are like a tribe - where do you sit on the tribal council?
-   Know thyself - what is your personal pitch?
-   When should you hire bank robbers vs. ATM operators?
-   A dozen dirty team building tips
-   Hire entrepreneurs who have a hum-   How to get hired at a startup

Food Bank of Santa BarbaraBENEFITING NON-PROFIT: The net proceeds from this event’s ticket sales benefit Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, whose mission is to provide nourishmentto those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutrition problems in Santa Barbara County.

5:30pm VIP Reception (must RSVP online to attend reception)
6:45pm Seating for Speaker, no late admittance
University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara Street
$10 with RSVP online, $15 at the door

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