LARAMIE — An executive for a company that was recently acquired for $2.21 billion because of its strong positioning in the emergency-responder software market will be speaking at tonight's e2e event.
Scott Ford, vice president of operations at ZOLL Medical Corp., was instrumental in turning the company into the largest provider of software for emergency responders. He joined ZOLL during a period of stagnant growth, but helped ramp up company growth by reinventing the 17-year-old company as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company. He is responsible for the service and delivery team for the RescueNet Suite of products, including ZOLL's suite of SaaS products.
Ford's career as an entrepreneur started at age 9, when he began reselling his uncle's carpet samples as doormats door-to-door throughout his neighborhood. After finishing his undergraduate degree at California State University, Long Beach, Scott relocated to Boulder in 1994 to begin his career in the software and service industries.
Scott was tapped to open new markets for Boulder-based Spectra Logic, by establishing their first office outside of Colorado in Santa Clara, Calif. and then opening their first office outside the United States in Tokyo, Japan. After a successful career in technology, Ford earned his MBA at the University of Colorado and then, along with two classmates, founded and was CEO of On-the-Block Auction, a Denver-based eBay drop off store. After growing the business to seven locations and becoming the largest eBay trading post in Colorado, he successfully sold the business in 2006.
The event is free for e2e members. The events are sponsored by the Wyoming Technology Business Center at the University of Wyoming and occur five times throughout the year for members. Memberships can be obtained here.
Tonight's event will be at the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn and begin at 5:30 p.m. Members of the e2e program can register here.
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