Jeb Connor, a FOCUS Senior Advisor, is a proven Chairman and CEO of numerous investor-backed software, life-science technology and information technology companies. Foundational to his career are 12 years of successful sales, sales management, marketing management and general management experience with Hewlett-Packard (now Agilent Technologies) where prior to departing he was responsible for all aspects of HP’s global lab automation systems business.
Notable among his past 25 years of founding, leading, transforming and growing investor-backed companies is his position as CEO of EMAX Solution Partners where led its turn-around from a challenged venture capital backed start-up into a successful enterprise software and e-commerce solution provider to the life-science research marketplace and its subsequent acquisition by to a public company for $149 million.
As Chairman of ArtusLabs, Mr. Connor led its $30 million acquisition by PerkinElmer. ArtusLabs created a highly configurable Web 2.0 data, records management and workflow collaboration platform that was honed to the special needs of the life-science research market.
Additionally, as founding outside Director to Synthematix, the market pioneer for electronic lab notebooks, Mr. Connor led its $18 million acquisition by a public company. And, as Advisor to CareGain, creator of the first and most highly regarded software analytics platform to manage health care savings plan transactions between healthcare providers, insurers, and patients, he assisted the CEO in its acquisition by Fiserv for $47 million.
Presently, Mr. Connor is Founding Chairman and Managing Director of The Longwood Group, a boutique executive advisory consultancy that serves the Boards, CEOs and Executive teams of under-performing small-to-mid-size software, technology, and life science measurement and computation companies on matters of strategy and operational execution, alignment and optimization. Mr. Connor also serves on an Advisory Board to the University of Delaware to promote entrepreneurism throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, and is a Senior Advisor to Focus Investment Bank, a rapidly growing national M&A advisory firm to emerging growth and middle-market businesses. He also is a founding Director of Evozym Biologics, a computational biology software and services company that combines proprietary algorithms with multi-core processing to expedite the creation of novel enzymes and proteins of high commercial value to the bio-fuel, bio-pharmaceutical and related chemical and bio-based process industries.
Mr. Connor is a graduate of the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio with a BA in Biology and earned his MBA at Rutgers University. He and his wife, Denise, reside in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
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