Networking Leads: 5/19/2006

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 remain active for some time after the original posting!

My friend Stephen Fleming, the Chief Commercialization Officer down at Georgia Tech, let me know that one of his portfolio companies, XCOR, is looking for some talented project managers, senior mechanical engineers, and expert machinists. If you want to live in the Mojave desert and take part in something extraordinary, let me know. XCOR is doing amazing things in rocket propulsion and space transportation.

If you are an aggressive tech sales/account manager, there is a software company here in Atlanta that could use you. Total compensation up to $120K. Let me know if you are interested and I’d be happy to forward you on to the recruiter on this deal.

I heard that Noro-Moseley’s proposed Georgia Venture Capital event has been postponed indefinitely. I am unclear as to why, but that is definitely a disappointment. Something like this is sorely needed here in Georgia. It was originally slated for this fall (2006). I am putting this here in the “networking leads” post because perhaps someone else will step up and take the lead in the short-term.

Finally, as a reminder, if your Atlanta-based firm is in need of executive talent, let me know. I am routinely 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. No, I am not a recruiter. No, I don’t want to be a recruiter, so please don’t ask. And no, I don’t charge a fee for referring someone.

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. Happy networking!



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