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Creating a Technology Services Company

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Meeting Overview

Co-sponsored by the IEEE Consultants' Network

Online registration is now closed, however, registration with payment will be accepted at the door.

Discover how three successful entrepreneurs started their technology services companies and the lessons they've learned along the way. Our panel will share practical advice and different approaches on how to:

  • Take the first steps in starting your company
  • Make the right hiring and firing decisions
  • Market your business
  • Deliver superior customer service
  • Create an outsourced executive team
  • Grow and increase sales
  • Expand business relationships


Whether you are planning to start a technology services company or seeking to expand your business, this panel is right for you. We hope the audience will participate in this highly interactive session. Come prepared with your questions.




David Kelleher, President, CGI Interactive, Inc.
David Kelleher is the founder and CEO of CGI Interactive, Inc, a global interactive design agency since 1989. His experience in the field of interactive design and development dates back to the early eighties. Before CGI, David was a key player in bringing emerging computer technologies into the world of corporate communications. He has decades of management experience, as sales manager for Autographix in New England and later as a Regional Manager for their southeast division.

As CEO of CGI, David is responsible for the strategic vision of the company. He also oversees definiton of appropriate interactive solutions for CGI's client base while keeping a sharp eye on building, managing and retaining the right teams to serve the needs of their clients. David attended St. Anselm College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Assumption College in 1980. 



Denise Aronson, founder and president, Safety Partners, Inc.


Denise Aronson is the founder and president of Safety Partners, Inc., the leading provider of hands-on environmental, health, and safety (EHS) services and training to the Greater Cambridge & Boston area's, expanding life sciences, high-tech, and cleantech industries. Since 1992, Denise and her team have implemented safety programs for biological, chemical, and radiation safety; ergonomics; emergency preparedness; animal care and use; regulatory compliance; and more, for nearly 250 top life science companies. Prior to founding Safety Partners, Denise served as an environmental, health, and safety manager at T Cell Sciences, and managed a clinical prenatal diagnostics laboratory. She began her career as a research associate at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, after receiving a BS in Biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire.


Denise is a certified chemical hygiene officer through the National Registry of Certified Chemists. She is active in more than 20 professional societies and trade organizations, and was a founding member of the New Hampshire Bio/Medical Council, Preferred Provider Leads Group; the Tom Vance, Life Sciences Connector Group; and the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, Life Sciences Leads Group. She is a regular on the industry speaking circuit, and serves on the Boards of The Bioscience Network and The Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay.


Safety Partners is a Certified Woman-Owned Business, and was named one of the 25 Best Small Companies by Working Mother magazine in 2007.



Joseph Sanroma, Consultant, DBA Partners, Inc.


Joe Sanroma is a multi-disciplined technical leader who is comfortable in systems engineering or software whether in development or production. As IT manager for Raytheon or outside consultant for Oracle, his projects were on time and within budget. Joe has rigorous experience across 13 platforms with Oracle and Oracle Applications in commercial, university and government environments. While particularly adept at making presentations and interfacing with staff and customers, he performs well in tense, time driven settings. Joe serves as Chairman of the IEEE Consultants Network, CNET. He graduated with a BS and completed graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University.





Timothy Rosa, Founder and CEO, TRA360


Timothy Rosa is the founder and CEO of TRA360, a global communications company since 1991. TRA360 has integrated practices in Technical Documentation, Learning & Development, Marketing Strategy & Communications, Regulatory Consulting & Writing, and Medical Writing & Communications. In the ten years before founding TRA360 Tim worked in technical and regulatory publishing with Number Nine Visual Technology, Wyeth (Genetics Institute), Thomson Learning (Course Technology), Babson College, and Little, Brown and Company. Tim is an expert in information architecture, creative problem solving, virtual team management, and new business development, and alliance building. Tim was educated at Trinity College (AB 1981, History), University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK, 1980), and Harvard University: Radcliffe Publishing Course (1981).


Tim donates his time, energies, and money to Team Kermit, a cycling team he co-founded in 2005 that rides in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge every year. Team Kermit has raised over USD$1.2M for cancer research and patient treatments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute




Boston Entrepreneurs Network meetings are free for members and $20 for non-members.
Time and Location(s): 

5:15 PM Pre-meeting Self-pay Dinner
 Bertucci's Restaurant
 475 Winter St., (exit 27B off Route 128), Waltham, MA ("pay-as-you-go")

7:00 - 10:00PM Meeting Presentation 
Note: Meeting at the Foley Hoag Emerging Enterprise Center, 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000 (north entrance), Waltham, MA  Directions to the EEC at Foley Hoag

No reservations are necessary for either the meeting or dinner.