Gary is an award winning marketing guru, entrepreneur, business coach, mentor, TEDX presenter and has a long history in Russia with a number of startups under his belt as well as a successful IPO (CKSW). Gary is passionate and optimistic about their proven 360 degree ecosystem method that they have co-developed for quickly and effectively developing startups to maximize their opportunity for success.
Gary’s background has centered on leadership in high tech, services and consulting companies as well as his own companies in technology, development and consulting. He was CEO of Fowler International, an international business development consulting company that worked with leading companies interested in entering the Russian/CIS market. As a Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for ClickSoftware (Israeli company), he was responsible for the worldwide rebranding and successful marketing leading up to the IPO. In addition, Gary has held executive positions with Hewlett Packard, Mirantis, Modcomp, Siemens and Planalytics attaining numerous sales and marketing awards. He is currently the Co-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee in Moscow and was the recipient of the 2013 “Co-Chairman of the Year Award”. Gary was hired by SKOLKOVO to run sales, business development and marketing for Start-Up Academy. His assistance led to one of the most ‘successful programs in the history of the school. He is an advisor to several startups as well as a mentor. He has been an adjunct professor of marketing, sales and business development at the top business school in Russia as well as the Project Director of the USA Module for the MBA program.
Gary has a B.A. in psychology and business, and an M.A. in psychology as well as continuing education courses at Stanford University and executive training from HP at Brown University. He has two children.