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Ever since he was a kid, Liam has gravitated towards entrepreneurial settings, founding four successful businesses, including two venture capital funds.
For the last 15 years, Liam has been a venture investor – starting as a Principal at Foster Management, a venture investor focused on service industry investments; then co-founding Arcadia Partners, a fund focused on technology-enabled education companies; and finally, co-founding .406 with Larry and Maria. Over this time, Liam has invested over $75M of capital in 15 investments.
While at Arcadia, Liam founded and took on CEO responsibilities for Business Intelligence Advisors (“BIA”), now a .406 portfolio company. This is where he gained a fine appreciation for the challenges and thrills of building a fast growing start-up company.
Earlier in his career, Liam spent two years as employee #3 in Booz•Allen & Hamilton Philadelphia office before opening and leading their office in Budapest, Hungary. At Booz, Liam specialized in energy and environmental consulting.
Liam currently serves on the boards of .406 portfolio companies BIA, Connotate, EnergyHub, Iora Health, WellAWARE and WoodPellets.com. Liam also sat on the board of Health Dialog (an Arcadia and .406 company) until its sale to BUPA in January 2008.
Liam has a BS in Chemistry from Georgetown University, where he was a John Carroll Scholar, and earned an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.
We have the same DNA
Failing to do something meaningful
Business Intelligence Advisors - closest I'll ever come to being confused with 007
My Antonia by Willa Cather
Warren, Vermont...especially in the late summer
Believe it or not, I'm only 1/8 Irish
6:30 - 7:30am after working out and before my daughters wake up - just me and my coffee
My 2012 Ocean Blue Fisker Karma – definition of bleeding edge
Back-yard bonfires with high school friends on chilly fall nights
130 year-old house with a backyard that took me 3 hours to mow using a 24" mower - thanks mom and dad!
I can shave, shower and dress in less than 3 minutes
People forget that starting a company is hard work and take it out on the team killing themselves to make it happen
Making myself look presentable - fortunately, I married So-June...she does a lot with a little
Passion, inspiration and the ability to mid-course correct
Delivery-boy for a florist
Watching my daughters discover something that they love to do - skiing and snowboarding are their latest
A good idea is about 2% of success
Working with the best people I know
Travel to any place that I've never been before
"No" - it's the worst part of the business
Kanye West, Dixie Chicks, Airborne Toxic Event, The Who, Journey, The Pogues
Still waiting for it
Combines the magic of entrepreneuring, the fulfillment of consulting/coaching and the thrill of the deal
My first stock purchase in 1978, bought Sinclair oil instead of MCI, before MCI was a household name