IEEE Leadership Seminar: Using Your Engineering Skills To Build Fast-Growing Companies
Thursday, March 5, 2020
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
2460 A.V. Williams Building
301 405 4471
Title: Using Your Engineering Skills To Build Fast-Growing Companies
VP, Business Development
Abstract: Today, businesses operate in markets that are increasingly complex. Consumer preferences are dynamic and traditional business models are frequently challenged by disruptors. Faced with this changing landscape, many corporations are turning toward CEOs with engineering backgrounds. Despite accounting for less than 6% of undergraduate degrees, engineers lead many of the world's largest companies. This session will focus on 5 engineering principles that any business leader can apply to grow their business.
Bio: Lyndon is VP, Business Development at Verodin (Acquired by FireEye [Nasdaq: FEYE]), the company that helps organizations remove assumptions and prove security effectiveness. His team accelerates corporate growth through strategic programs and an ecosystem of alliance partners.
Previously, Lyndon was VP, Corporate Development at Endgame (Acquired by Elastic [NYSE: Elastic]), where he successfully launched and operated several strategic initiatives, including Endgame’s global managed service provider business, channel sales program, and technical alliance ecosystem. A former Product Manager, Lyndon has conceived, launched, and grown security product lines.
Lyndon spent 10 years as a Computer Engineer in the U.S. Intelligence Community. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Lyndon actively advocates for STEM education through a variety of organizations, including as a board member for the University of Maryland's Department of Electrical and Computer engineering (ECE). He is a member of the invite-only Forbes Business Development Council and serves on the advisory board of multiple enterprise SAAS startups.