DON McLAGAN

DonMcLaganDon McLagan is an information industry entrepreneur. Now he is advising entrepreneurial CEOs and writing poetry. Previously, he was Chairman, President and CEO of Compete. Incwhich was successfully acquired by Taylor Nelson Sofres in March 2008. Don serves as an advisor or Board member to the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, CommonPlace, Compete, the Echo Nest, Performable, RunKeeper, Tapology, TechStars, Visible Gains, and Visible Measures. Don has been an innovator of business information services for forty years. He was the founder, Chairman and CEO of NewsEdge Corporation (1988-2000). Previously, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Information Services Division of Lotus Development Corporation (1985-1988); he was a founding employee and Executive Vice President of Data Resources, Inc. (1969-1984); he started the Advanced Computer Techniques Group within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Comptroller (1967-69). Don has both B.S. (1964) and B.S.M.E. (1965) degrees from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and an MBA from Harvard Business School (1967).

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