34 yrs bringing technology products from concept to market success
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, WorkWeb.io, 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.
VP of Product Management
Chief Technology Officer
Complex Adaptive Systems
B2B IT Services
SaaS/Cloud SW solutions
Enterprise Software APIs
Team Formation and Culture Custodian
Technology Markets & Trends Analysis
Global Sales & Marketing
Channel Partner Relationships
New Account Acquisition
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