John RizzoCEO at Deem an Enterprise Company
John has more than 35 years of experience helping guide some of the world’s most successful technology companies through start-up phases, major product launches, branding and marketing campaigns, rapid growth, acquisitions and IPOs. Early in his career, at Intel, he created what is now the FLASH memory market. At Apple, he worked with Steve Jobs to launch the first Macintosh. As the CEO of Deem he executed a transformation of the company and lead a merger with Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental provider, and an industry leader in mobility and technology. Previous to Deem, he was Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Customer Officer and General Manager at SolarWinds, an IT software company that grew from $300M to $500M in two years culminating in a $4.5B buyout. Prior to SolarWinds, John was Chief Marketing Officer at Jive Software, where he helped grow the business from $75M to $150M in two years, and completed a successful $1.75 billion IPO. John has served as CEO at several early-stage startups with five successful exits including two IPOs and as a professor at Stanford University of Continuing Education. He is currently on the board of Untangle and Filld and a board advisor to Prevedere (big data analytics), IR Dynamics (Nano tech) and Motiva (AI for marketing automation).
Speaking topics: travel, expense, technology, go-to-market strategy for entrepreneurs, start-ups, venture funding, growth, IT software, design, marketing, customer support.
Recent speaking engagements: European World Cup Start Up Competition, Prague; Beat Live, Dallas; GBTA 2018, San Deigo; CFO Summit, Atlanta; CES.