This month's speaker is John Saaty, co-founder and CEO of Decision Lens, a decision making software company based in Virginia.
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The Chicago Booth Entrepreneur Advisory Group meets on the third Wednesday of the month. At each meeting, an entrepreneur presents a business problem and the group tries to solve it. This meeting is open to all: Booth alumni, U of Chicago alumni from other schools or divisions, friends of the University, and guests.
The monthly gathering is hosted by Mark Fitzgerald, JD/MBA'96, a partner at Wilson Sonsini. Wilson Sonsini will provide pizza and soft drinks. We hope to see you there.
Prior to Decision Lens, John was the CMO for AWS WeatherBug, a high-growth technology company where he was responsible for marketing, product management, business development, and international market entry across the company. Saaty joined AWS in January of 2002 to develop and grow a new business unit in the energy sector, and in November of 2002 he was promoted to run the WeatherBug Business Division including business units in education, business services, and media services.
Prior to joining AWS, Saaty was vice president of Marketing for Cysive, Inc., a multi-channel software solutions builder in Reston, VA., where he was responsible for building and managing comprehensive corporate marketing, business development, and product marketing capabilities, as well as directing the company through an IPO and a secondary offering to raise $180MM. Previously, Saaty was brand manager with Intel Corporation where he was responsible for brand management and marketing programs for microprocessors such as the Pentium Pro, Pentium with MMX Technology, Pentium II and Pentium III, as well as Intel chipsets.
Saaty has an MBA with dual majors in marketing and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.