Wednesday, June 30, 2010
John Belizaire is the co-founder of FirstBest and is an accomplished enterprise software entrepreneur with a track record of new venture development and management success.
Prior to co-founding FirstBest, he was senior director of business development and strategic planning for BEA's Ecommerce applications division, where he grew annual revenue to over $150 million. Before BEA, Belizaire co-founded The Theory Center, a leader in Java-based component software for enterprise applications. As CEO, he grew the company from inception to $10 million in revenue. BEA Systems acquired the company in 1999 for over $160 million. He was previously lead architect for Intel's digital enterprise group, where he was responsible for the industry's first implementation of network quality-of-service technology for personal computers.
Belizaire's comments are from a panel on Information Technology Entrepreneurship from Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration in April 2010.
Belizaire holds a BS and Master's degree in computer science from Cornell University. He has also completed the Wharton Business School's Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Watch Belizaire's clips.
Posted by Manuel Lora at 3:16 PM