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Managing Partner

Roger Toennis

34 yrs bringing technology products from concept to market success

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Mr. Toennis is a co-founder of Founder Advisors LLC. He has a Bachelor's and Masters's degrees in Electrical Engineering. He was inspired as a child to become an Electrical Engineer from reading Marvel Ironman comic books; because Tony Stark is an EE.

He has 34 yrs experience in technical and management development leadership roles in aerospace, defense, software, telecom, and data networking businesses at companies like US Navy Research, NASA, Lockheed-Martin, Lucent, Avaya, Liquid Media,, and Gartner.​

He is also an experienced Startup Founder/CEO of 4 B2B SaaS startups. He has extensive venture pitching and fundraising experience and a very large global network in the world of technology startups.

His most recent role was at Gartner, the world’s largest technology research and advisory firm. In his role as an Analyst/Advisor, he guided leaders at some of the world’s largest technology companies, as well as hundreds of technology startup company CEOs, navigate and overcome every challenge they face in leading their teams in launching successful technology products.

Prior Roles

Startup Founder/CEO

VP of Product Management

Chief Evangelist

Chief Technology Officer

Technical Manager

VoIP/UC Architect

SW Engineer

Rocket Scientist

Electrical Engineer

Technical Specialties



Complex Adaptive Systems

B2B IT Services

SaaS/Cloud SW solutions


Network Security


Agile SW

Enterprise Software APIs

Management Specialties

Team Formation and Culture Custodian

Technology Markets & Trends Analysis

Product Management

Strategic Planning

Business Development

Global Sales & Marketing

P&L Management

Channel Partner Relationships


Ecosystem Development

New Account Acquisition

Public Speaking.


Roger lives in the “People’s Republic of Boulder Colorado”. He is married with 2 adult children and 2 step-children and enjoys hiking, skiing, fishing, biking, camping, golf; and is now rebooting his long-dormant home-brewing skills

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