CONGRATULATIONS TO TAMMY FARLEY AND RIMAS KAPESKAS this week as they both represent Atlanta's entrepreneurial community in the news.
Tammy, President of Rainmaker and a thought leader in the revenue optimization industry, cofounded her business with Bruce Barfield (CEO) and is now being honored as is one of the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International’s Top 25: Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing, Revenue Optimization. Rainmaker was one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's "100 Fastest Growing Companies 2015 and a regular on the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies. Click here to read more.
Rimas is Atlanta's leading corporate venture capitalist, heading up UPS's efforts in that area. His thoughts on corporate venturing, innovation and enterprise appear in a recent Wall Street Journal article entitled What Corporate Venture Investors are Talking About.
In talking about how to facilitate venture investment decisions inside large companies, Rimas notes “You can try to create the best, most rational data-based presentation, but ultimately you find that human beings need to make decisions,” Mr. Kapeskas said. “You need to find the right people in the company and take them out in the world. …They need to viscerally see and experience some of this stuff. That’s what changes minds.” Click here to read the WSJ article.
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