Lawrence I. Lerner, Venture Partner, Denny Hill Capital. Lawrence has successfully launched more than a dozen game changing consulting and IT service businesses. A serial corporate entrepreneur with an eye for “market relevance”, he’s been Chief Technical Adviser for EA Capital, a NY based merchant bank specializing in private equity investments. EA focuses on technology that increases resource efficiency and productivity in the natural resources industry. He has helped build eight technology startups including Intersect.com in Seattle. With a passion for leading edge technology his background includes expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Big Data, Mobile/Social Media and Product Marketing. Lawrence brings his expertise as a technologist to Denny Hill as well as hands on expertise in launching new products and services.
While successfully launching businesses on three continents, Mr. Lerner served as an executive at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cognizant and UST Global. He has created new business lines ($100MM+) and launched new product/services for some of the worlds’ top brands (Motorola, Catalina Marketing, Macrovision, DHL, Debenhams). His teams are six time recipients of the prestigious Datamonitor award for outsourcing in Quality Assurance and Legacy Modernization. In 2005 his team was recognized in Dun&Bradstreet’s Annual Report for transforming their core business platform DnBi. In 2009 his solution for Business Process Management was recognized as “best in class” by the industry analyst Gartner. He was a Board Member at PNI Digital Media (TX:PN) the premier online digital solutions provider for Retailers.
Lawrence is a thoughtful leader in Change Management, Payments, Social Media/Mobility, Retail and is a contributing writer for Wired, The Christian Science Monitor and PSFK. In 2012 his book ‘Facebook for Your Business’ was published. He is a frequent speaker and media guest on the New Normal of business and IT. Beyond his work for global corporations Lawrence chaired the Small Business Council at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. He helped establish Chicago’s High-Tech community in the late 90’s as President (Chicago) and Board Member for the Association of Internet Professionals (AIP). Lawrence is a Seattle transplant and native New Yorker by way of the Midwest who loves to travel and calls ten cities around the world home.