Partnering for Innovation Through Corporate Venture Capital
The globalization of business models, the speed of new technology introduction, and the need for innovation to remain competitive have led to a shift in corporate investment approaches. Increasingly, companies are looking beyond the traditional acquisition/divestiture model to achieve their growth objectives. Reese Schroeder, managing director of Motorola Solutions Venture Capital, will lead a discussion about the range of partnership models available to corporations, including incubators, startups, and accelerators, as well as emerging trends that continue to shape corporate partnership approaches. Motorola Solutions' venture capital model will also be reviewed.
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Reese Schroeder is Managing Director of Motorola Solutions Venture Capital. He has been in this role since January, 2004. In this position, he is responsible for overall management of Motorola Solutions’ corporate venture capital program.
Reese joined Motorola, Inc. in 1989. Prior to his current position, Reese was a Director in Motorola’s Corporate Development and Strategic Transactions Group responsible for a wide variety of M&A activity. During his tenure with Motorola, he has served in various capacities in the Networks Business Unit, including Senior Manager of the Contracts Department, Commercial Strategies Manager for the International Marketing Organization, Director of Operations for the Asia Pacific business and Director of Business Development.
Prior to joining Motorola, Reese was Vice President of Sales and Administration for a Midwest-based manufacturer of chemical transportation containers. He also engaged in his own private law practice for a brief period of time.
In 1981, Reese graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois with a B.A. majoring in Political Science. He also received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1984.