LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2012) Steve Huey, CEO of Capture Higher Ed, will be the keynote speaker at the November meeting of Venture Connectors.
Venture Connectors is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1995 to bring entrepreneurs and investors together in a professional but relaxed forum. The group helps facilitate and encourage the expansion of business and commercial investment activities in the Kentuckiana region. Venture Connectors hosts monthly luncheons and the annual Venture Sharks competition.
Huey’s presentation, “Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur,” is Nov. 7 on the sixth floor of The Muhammad Ali Center. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Huey is a results-oriented leader with a proven track record of sustainable performance in high tech industries.
Prior to leading Capture Hired Ed, Huey was the COO of the Learning House. His accomplishments include:
— Co-led the turnaround effort at RentalHouses.com, where during his eight-month tenure, he helped the company triple sales and listings, as well as position the company as the market leader in listings within the top 50 U.S. markets. This led to the company’s sale in January 2007 to Consumer Source, Inc.
— Initiated and led the acquisition of a $7 million anti-spyware software and services company. Established strategic priorities and financial targets and launched four new products in the first 60 days, resulting in a profitable $10 million growth business and turnaround.
— Led a $210 million cable product business. Reduced customer churn by 171 basis points resulting in a savings of $25 million. Initiated “Save the Customer” strategy resulting in a 331 percent increase in program retention and adding $7.4 million in annual sales.
— Launched and managed a new software business by developing and delivering a superior value proposition generating $10 million in new revenues with 95 percent operating margin in less than one year.
— Managed and negotiated a technology purchase that reduced acquisition costs by $1.8 million.
To attend the luncheon, RSVP online by noon on Monday, Nov. 5
For more information on Venture Connectors, visit www.ventureconnectors.org.