Networking Leads: 4/14/2006

Welcome to this week’s batch of metro Atlanta business networking leads! Here you’ll find all manners of things networking related – job leads, appointments, news, interesting Georgia-based solutions, and more. Remember, you can contribute to this list each week by contacting me!

And of course, the proverbial ground rules: For certain leads, I must be careful not to disclose too much information – I want to be respectful of the confidentiality and trust I have established with people. In those instances, I realize that I may need to act as a conduit for interested parties, in order to protect the anonymity of certain of these leads. However, I will aspire to provide as much information as possible here in the text, so that you can contact each other directly (I really *don’t* want to get into the habit of playing middleman, other than passing along contact information as needed).

If you have something that you would feel to be of merit for this new section of the Pothole, by all means, let me know (spammers and open solicitors need not apply). Remember that the idea here is to provide visibility into “hidden” opportunities or news that is not widely known already – so don’t send press releases! And don’t forget to browse some of the past networking leads – many of them are still active!

First and foremost, a reminder that yours truly is seeking a new opportunity. While I am always open to new ideas, I am currently focusing my search for a CIO/CTO/Tech VP opportunity within either a well-capitalized startup or a mid-size firm. I invite you to visit my online bio and if you have any leads, I would welcome an intro!

Two great C-level positions have opened up in and around Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A CIO in a banking industry firm, and a CTO in a financial services firm. If you are interested, let me know and I’d be happy to forward you along.

A very unique (and impressive) Atlanta “web 2.0” startup is seeking investors. Let me know if you’d like an intro.

A new Atlanta-based startup providing an innovative digital document delivery service is seeking a network operations director. If you are interested in an intro to their CEO, let me know!

If your business is in need of a serious marketing copy professional, your only call needs to be to Krishna Avva, the Master Storyteller. His unique “storytelling” approach is really something to behold! Whatever you do, ask him to tell you the story of how and why he founded his company – brilliant! Check him out at

A really interesting Atlanta-based startup is taking used Linksys routers and loading them up with custom versions of Linux and blogging software. The end result? A “blogging appliance for the people”. If you are interested in beta testing, or potentially participating as an investor – let me know and I’ll be happy to forward you along.

If your current IT initiatives have you living in fear, and you need some serious help, then dial up Len O’Neill and the crew over at Paalam. Len is a former Army engineer, and I always enjoy swapping Army stories with him. I think he’s a great guy, and so will you.

A position has opened up for a Region Managed Care Director within a national public home healthcare company. They are currently in an aggressive organic and inorganic growth mode. Base and bonus is approximately $100K with great benefits. This person will drive revenue growth within the payer community for our home care nursing, home medical equipment and respiratory therapy divisions. Must have substantial healthcare background (home health care industry preferred) and specific experience in dealing with insurers such as Aetna, Cigna, Tricare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, etc. The position will cover GA, FL, AL and IL. They prefer that they live in one of the states, but it is not necessary. Let me know if interested!

Finally, as a reminder, if your Atlanta-based firm is in need of executive talent, let me know. I routinely am in contact with many talented executives (C-level, VPs, Directors) that are in transition and are anxious to dig into new and exciting opportunities. I am always happy to send referrals your way.

If you are interested in any of the above leads, feel free to contact the party directly. In the case of anonymous leads, by all means contact me for more information.Cheers, and happy networking!


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