BOCA RATON - Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida appointed Robert Strandberg as its new President & CEO. Strandberg replaces Jane Teague, who became Chief Operating Officer at Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research.
Strandberg has extensive experience in all aspects of growing technology enterprises, including strategic and tactical planning in highly competitive technology markets, financial and operations management, building and leading high performance development teams and all elements of financing for both public and private companies. Strandberg received his BS/Engineering at Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University.
“The EDC was fortunate to select a seasoned executive with Rob's unique skill set, experience and passion for entrepreneurship as our president & CEO. I have no doubt that Rob is will lead the EDC to carry its mission,” said David Bates, chairman, EDC Board of Directors. “Rob has a profound understanding in the growth of technology enterprises and shares our passion for building a vibrant, innovation-based economy in South Florida,”
Strandberg has been a CEO of a number of successful technology companies including Orlando based Xytrans, Inc., a Lockheed Martin spinout focusing on high frequency radio and VSat systems as well as highly advanced concealed weapons detection technology, PSC Inc., a global leader in bar code laser/CCD scanners and wireless data collection devices and DATAMAX, Inc., an Orlando based global leader in high performance printers (sold to Dover Corp. for $140M).
“I am very excited to join the Enterprise Development Corporation and am committed to working with the Board and EDC’s many partners to continue to enhance EDC’s mission of helping build successful science and technology enterprises, and in doing so, expanding the vibrant, innovation-based economy we have here in South Florida.
Founded in 1994, EDC is a nonprofit organization that assists emerging science and technology companies. Through its BusinessLINC mentoring program, EDC offers expertise in new product development and commercialization, business strategy development and execution, technology transfer, strategic alliances, and preparing for fundraising.