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2004 Bend Venture Conference: Keynote Speaker

2004 Bend Venture Conference Speaker: Dr. Robert Wiltbank

 Associate Professor of Strategic Management for Willamette University

2004 Keynote Speaker

2004 was BVC’s inaugural year.  Keynote presenter was Dr. Robert Wiltbank, Associate Professor of Strategic Management for the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University. His research focuses on angel investing performance and strategy making under uncertainty as it relates to new venture development.  Dr. Wiltbank is the coauthor of the book The Catalyst, detailing how managers in existing companies successfully drive organic revenue growth. He is also is a partner with Buerk Dale Victor LLC, a Seattle-based growth stage venture capital firm.  His experience prior to entering academics includes work in finance and sales for a major electronics manufacturer, strategic marketing for two start-up firms, and performing due diligence for dozens of private equity investments. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Washington, and a degree in Finance and Accounting from Oregon State University.