The Live @ Generator Lab event series is here to help. On the first and third Thursday through November 2017, learn from successful entrepreneurs and startup CEOs, gather with like-minded students to build your venture team and learn new skills to help you on your path to entrepreneurship.
On October 19, 2017, Andrew Zwerner, co-founder of the risk management firm Prescient, will recount his experience diving into entrepreneurship, and how important good leadership is to a successful business.
“People are the operating system on which any company runs, and the best way to ensure efficient performance is to make sure you attract, retain, and grow/develop the right people,” Zwerner says.
After many years as an entrepreneur, Zwerner has some stories to tell of lessons learned that will help you do things the right way.
Live @ Generator Labs: How to be a good leader
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Generator Labs, Engineering Center G-Wing (ECG) 101, Tempe campus [map]
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About Andrew Zwerner
Andrew Zwerner is a former Naval Intelligence Officer and former FBI Special Agent whose public sector career focused exclusively on counterterrorism and counterintelligence. While assigned to the Navy’s premiere Special Operations Unit, the Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Development Group, Zwerner completed multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan from 2006–2009; during that time, he led intelligence operations for a 200+ member special operations task force that targeted key Al-Qaida and Taliban associates. Upon leaving active duty in the Navy, he joined the FBI as a special agent in 2009. From 2009-2010, he was responsible for counterintelligence investigations across Southern Florida, he worked with other federal law enforcement agencies and Department of Justice (DOJ) personnel to investigate sensitive matters pertaining to the national security interests of the United States.
Upon leaving government service in mid-2010, Zwerner co-founded the risk management firm, Prescient. The firm initially focused on providing sensitive counterintelligence support services to Federal government customers. From inception in 2010 through 2013, the firm grew from two employees to more than 70 total personnel, with revenues of $12.3M in 2013; a milestone of nearly 11,500 percent three-year growth that landed them as #18 on the Inc. 500 list. In 2015 the company expanded its headquarters to Chicago and innovated its offerings in order to provide their technology-enabled services to commercial clients that primarily operate in heavily regulated and opaque international markets.
Earlier this year, Zwerner and his family relocated to Arizona to embrace a new challenge. Seeking the opportunity to build something else from the ground up, he connected with Brad Jannenga (co-founder of WebPT) and a small, dedicated team of software development professionals to launch SaaS Industries. The company is focused on creating a ‘first of its kind’ SaaS application platform (known as Chassi) that empowers SaaS organizations to rapidly build, launch, and scale industrial-grade software applications faster, more cost-effectively, and with greater flexibility than current solutions offer in the market today.