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Doug Erwin, Chairman of RedHouse Associates

April 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us as Grace Rodriguez, Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of Station Houston, moderates a casual conversation with Chairman and Principal of RedHouse Associates, Doug Erwin.

Who Should Attend:

  • Everyone! Doug has years of experience – his expertise and advice can be applied to startups at all stages.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to launch, grow, and plan for success
  • Doug’s incredible story of major wins, occasional losses, and lifetime of startup experiences that led him to greatness
  • Doug’s take on the startup ecosystem at large, and what’s changed over the years

About the Speaker – Doug Erwin:

Doug Erwin is a serial entrepreneur with an extensive track record in leading both early and late-stage technology companies. In each, he develops a blueprint for building the business, creating a unique corporate culture, expanding the company’s footprint, and delivering shareholder value.

From 2006 to 2010 Erwin served as Chairman and CEO of The Planet where he oversaw the strategic vision and direction of the country’s second largest dedicated hosting provider. In 2010 the company was sold by its private equity owners. Prior to joining The Planet, Erwin orchestrated the startup and eventual sale of blade technology pioneer, RLX Technologies, Inc., to Hewlett-Packard.

In 1997 Erwin co-founded and served for five years as chairman and CEO of PentaSafe Technologies where he led the company’s development from a start-up operation into a recognized worldwide leader in integrated security management solutions. He spearheaded PentaSafe’s growth through to its 2002 acquisition by NetIQ Corp.

Erwin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of BMC Software, Inc., the fifth largest software developer in the United States. During his tenure, BMC experienced tremendous growth in revenues and profitability, with its market capitalization growing from $1.5 billion to $9 billion.

Erwin began his career in sales, marketing and senior management with IBM and Nortel. Erwin received the Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 and again in 2009. He has also been voted one of the Top Ten Most Influential Men in Technology in Texas. In 2006, Erwin received the Target Hunger Humanitarian Award.

He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for several startup companies, and sits on the boards of Make-a-Wish, YES Prep Public Schools, and the University of Virginia Curry School Foundation.

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April 17, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Station Houston


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