Val Livada, PhD
Dr. Livada brings over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational dynamics, innovation, product development and R,D & E management with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100.
Dr. Livada founded Weybridge Partners in 1996 as a network of business and technology consultants, venture capitalists, academics, entrepreneurs and lawyers focused on the successful commercialization of technology in the US and abroad. Prior to Weybridge, he was a Director at Braxton Associates, an international strategy planning consulting firm, and a Vice President at Pugh-Roberts Associates, a technology management firm established by Professor Ed Roberts from MIT. He has been instrumental in establishing US operations for several established and emerging European companies, including Nokia Research and Pro2Kem. Dr. Livada is also active in efforts to stimulate activities between US and European/Far Eastern organizations. In Europe Val has worked with many firms in the UK, Switzerland, Germany and Scandinavia, while in the Far East he has worked with companies in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan and China. Val received his undergraduate degree from MIT, and received his MA and PhD from Tufts University. He has been a Guest Lecturer at the MIT’s Sloan School, Management of Technology Program for the last 12 years.