About Us

Hello, my name is Ken Schroeder and I am the President and principal consultant at TechVenture Management. I have spent a career successfully building high-tech companies (see below), and for the past few years helping other executives to be more successful in their careers. I am in the business of coaching a few select business leaders who are running companies and are interested in dramatically upgrading their performance. My primary mission is to add significant value to the performance of my clients and their companies. I am committed to working with smart people to work smarter and to help build successful businesses and to enjoy the process.

I work with business leaders who are interested in continuous learning and developing superior management skills. My clients are eager consumers of constant feedback and perspective and they continually learn by integrating critical inputs from a variety of sources. They utilize constructive feedback productively. I can help in that learning process. I can not only help assure more success for them and their organization, but make the entire demanding life of business leadership more understandable and enjoyable. I’m both a coach and a sounding board for my clients. In sum, I strive to help them play at the top of their game.

If you are an investor in a company, with a business leader whom you think can benefit from a coach or a mentor, I may be just the right person to contact. I welcome introductions to executives with whom I can build productive relationships that can yield the business results that you desire and your investment requires. I welcome introductions to executives to build both business and personal success. I am dedicated to insuring the success of your investment and helping executives to grow.

I look forward to hearing from prospective clients and exploring what we can accomplish together.

Sincerely,

Ken  

 

KEN SCHROEDER
President
TechVenture Management Inc.
Los Altos, CA

Over 25 years experience in high-tech senior management with last 20 years as CEO/President/GM within business segments, including:

  • SaaS Applications
  • Internet infrastructure software
  • Security software
  • Content management software
  • Enterprise application software
  • Data management & EII software
  • Software services provider & IT outsourcing
  • Automation electronics
  • Consumer electronics
  • Design automation software

Track Record

  • Led software start-up from early-stage to a successful IPO in challenging Wall Street environment
  • Founded two successful high-tech enterprises in design automation and professional services
  • Engineered four successful company restructurings and company sales including $81M software and services company
  • Top-rated General Manager at the General Electric Company
  • Experienced in venture-capital based start-up industry: CEO coaching; fund-raising; deal sourcing; deal vetting, Board Chairman, interim CEO, IPO and M&A transactions
  • Led 3 successful M&A Transactions

Education

  • B.E.E. City College of New York, New York
  • M.Sc. (Computer Sciences), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • General Electric Crotonville Business Management School

Venture/Business Development Capital Affiliations

  • Engaged by over 24 Silicon Valley VC Firms as CEO, Interim CEO, or CEO coach
  • Limited Partner at three leading venture capital firms
  • Deal advisor to several Silicon Valley venture capital firms
  • Member Association for Corporate Growth

Other Interests

Wine Studies

  • Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
  • Certified Wine Professional, The Culinary Institute of America, Napa, CA.
  • Certified Specialist of Wine, Society of Wine Educators

My favorite Wines Regions/Varietals

  • Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley:  Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends
  • Italian:  Brunello di Montalcino & Vino Nobile di Montepulcino
  • Australian:  Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon blends
  • Southern Australia:  Shiraz
  • New Zealand:  Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc; Central Otago, Pinot Noir
  • Loire Valley, France:  White Varietals

Contact Us

Ken Schroeder
TechVenture Management

P.O. Box 670
Los Altos, CA 94023
650-949-0759

Testimonials

I have known Ken for over 10 years. We have led companies with the same venture investors. No role is as lonely as the CEO and I have always appreciated the relationships with other CEO to help bounce ideas etc. and Ken was no exception. During the past year I have had the privilege of working with Ken on a new project where I am the CEO of an Enterprise Software company. In that time my relationship with Ken has taken on a new and much more valuable trusted advisor role. This relationship allows me to have very frank, candid and open conversations that are not always possible with other company stakeholders. Ken is one of the most experienced, insightful and creative strategic thinkers I have known in my 20 years in leading companies in the high technology space, and I trust him totally.

Alan Fraser
President/CEO Astoria Software