Techlandia Issue 3 - 2019/2020 - Page 62


Surviving the Next Business Cycle

Earlier this year the Executives-in-Residence (EIR) program was launched in Oregon and Southwest Washington - establishing a network of senior thought-leaders and business executives who could provide guidance and leadership for growing technology companies. EIRs are seasoned executives, no longer affiliated with regional tech companies, united by a passion to share their experience and advice on a number of topics from product development to global sales, effective operating strategies, establishing accountability and driving a start up from launch to exit.

Executive-In-Residence Steve Pao, a tenured technology executive with experience growing from $0 in revenue, consultant and board advisor serving early-stage technology companies, offers his Lesson in Leadership on how emerging leaders can navigate cycles and continue to adapt their skills to benefit their growing business.