Life Changes Show, March 7, 2011
His early career started in securities brokerage and investment banking, having served as principal for both UBS Paine Webber and Shields & Company whilst consulting to Dillon Read & Co. In 1995, he realized success and helped to further enable the paradigm shift into the digital age as a member of the founding team of Inktomi Corporation, a leading provider of OEM web search, paid inclusion and traffic caching services. Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo!, after securing partnerships with companies like; Microsoft, Amazon, AOL, eBay, HotBot, and WalMart.com. Also during this period, Mr. Laisure partnered with marketing luminary Reno R. Rolle, to found and grow Synergy Worldwide, a successful product development and direct marketing company which created, invented and launched several new consumer products into the retail market via television, direct marketing and conventional retail channels.
Beginning in 1999, Mr. Laisure was asked to join the team at Military Commercial Technologies, Inc. (MILCOM), a venture-backed company that conceives, creates and launches technology companies in partnership with defense contractors, commercial companies, federal laboratories and other leading-edge research and development sources. Working with MILCOM, he helped facilitate the launch and growth of several affiliate companies including Triton Network Systems (fixed wireless systems), Teranex (ultra high speed parallel video processing), Theseus Logic (clockless semi-conductor logic), Skycross (high performance antennae solutions), and Mesh Networks (mobile WiFi systems (now Motorola)). He continued to serve as a member of the Board of Directors until 2007. In addition to these endeavors, Mr. Laisure co-founded iNetNow, Inc., in 1999, which pioneered the enhanced information delivery space and established alliances with companies such as Lycos, Telefonica and i3Mobile. Mr. Laisure was also part of the acquisition group responsible for the, successful turnaround and revitalization of National Lampoon, the most recognized brand in comedy.
In 2004 Mr. Laisure joined and later assumed control of and turned around a distressed Zeros & Ones, Inc., launching a business plan focused on systems level solutions aimed at the intersection of media and technology. Mr. Laisure and his team successfully launched and built 3 subsidiaries in high speed internet video and file transfer, aviation broadband and white space wireless solutions, which together, went on to re-brand under new management as Voyant International and in 2009, sold Rocketstream Inc. to Prodginet Corporation.
Mr. Laisure and his companies have been the recipient of numerous distinguished awards, including the R&D 100 award for the Most Technologically Significant New Product (Synergy Worldwide), Business Week Magazine's Wireless Product of the Year (iNetNow) and a Prime-Time Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development (Film and Television Processing (Teranex)). Mr. Laisure has a B.S. in Psychology from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Life Changes Show
Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!
A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.
In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.
The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.