Alexander M Orlando, DBA
Dr. Orlando is a results-oriented multilingual executive and serial entrepreneur who infuses sales, marketing, and technology expertise to develop a killer value proposition, disruptive revenue models, ensure sales force alignment, motivation, profit maximization, and strategic visioning. Dr. Orlando serves as a Strategist, Revenue Models Creation, and Business Model Canvass development for high growth startups and mid size companies focusing on high tech manufacturers, software, collaborative platforms, surveillance and security, biosensors technologies, and alternative energy. He acts as a board member and as private equity investors and fund advisor for several startups in North America and acts as a venture developer for accelerators and incubators and private equity funds.
Prior to co-founding and acting as Managing Partner of Contineo Management Group & Co he has held high profile management positions at Innocentive, View Systems, Autonomy, Cisco Clarity Analytics, Honeywell, and Andersen Consulting. He brings +22 years of overachievement in domestic and international leadership roles focusing on channels & partner management, marketing, capital raise up, and mergers & acquisitions. Holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) with a specialization in International Business Management from California Southern University and an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Merrick School of Business - University of Baltimore. He is fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish.
Recognized and awarded as pioneer and key evangelist of Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing, and Crowdfunding in North America and EMEA and founder of the LinkedIn group “InnovaHub” and its web collaboration platform and innovator’s ranking InnovaHub.com “Where Innovation Happens”. He has held numerous keynote speaking engagements and workshops with global entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 leaders on: Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Business Model Canvass, Disruptive Revenue Models, Venture Capital, and International Growth Strategies.
He has received numerous nominations and recent awards include: the “Outstanding Innovative leader of the year” award at the 3rd International India Innovation Summit in Mumbai (India).
Industry Knowledge: Homeland Security, SaaS and PaaS, Software, Collaborative Platforms, Crowdsourcing, Crowdfunding, Mobile Apps, Social Media, Web 2.0, High Tech, and Biosensor.