Director Product Solutions,
Vince brings to TechStars more than 23 years of management and marketing experience with a wide range of technology companies from startups to Fortune 100 corporations. He has a track record of strong leadership and inspired results. He is both passionate and pragmatic about technology and products—and excels at creating and communicating an exciting product vision that maps directly to customer needs. A natural leader, Vince possesses an innate ability to build and inspire teams to achieve greatness.
He is currently President & CEO of Mendillo & Associates, LLC, a Seattle area-based business and marketing consultancy. Vince serves on the Board of Directors of Uhuru, a PaaS solutions provider; and WOWIO, a Los Angeles-based eBook publisher. He was an Angel Investor in Positronic, a big data and analytics technology which was subsequently purchased by eBay; and Mobile Technology Company, a wireless applications developer. He also served on the Board of Directors of VentureCom, a Boston-based developer of embedded technology.
Previously, Vince spent 17 years managing software development, marketing, and sales teams in various groups at Microsoft including Server & Tools, High Performance Computing, Windows Embedded Group, and Office. He started up the entrepreneurial Mobile Devices Group—devising the original strategy, obtaining funding, and selecting the team. Before that, he was a Group Product Manager, Channel Marketing at Borland, and a Product Manager at Ashton-Tate.
Vince holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Anderson School of Management, both at University of California, Los Angeles.
Vince lives in the Seattle area with his two sons. He enjoys boating, travel, skiing, and cycling.