PODCAST – David A. Rosen, Interviewed

Learn How Technical Leaders Thrive in Business with David A. Rosen

Mark Bayer and David Rosen

Produced By: David A. Rosen

Guest: Mark Bayer
When Science Speaks
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December 24, 2021

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Key Leadership Pillers and Strategies Interview Episode with David A. Rosen

Thanks to Mark Bayer of When Science Speaks.  The interview with David A. Rosen, discussed many issues surrounding leadership in growth companies.  Mark Bayer interviewing our Founder, CEO, David Rosen.

When Science SpeaksOn this week’s episode, David Rosen, CEO of Acrelic Group, Adviser and Mentor at  TechLaunch (Accelerator), and several tech hardware and software companies, discusses the leadership pillars he’s developed over the course of his career and related performance-optimizing strategies. Highlights include:

The qualities and skills David believes make an effective leader

Why can it be challenging for some scientists and engineers to effectively communicate with investors, for example, or policymakers, and how Acrelic helps them overcome these challenges

With historic challenges across all sectors in society due to COVID, what leaders – whether in corporate America, government, or the non-profit world – should be doing right now to help their organizations navigate these challenging times

Thinking about the knowledge, skills, and abilities of effective leaders – and as a longtime mentor – how David helps his mentees develop and use these skills to advance their companies and their own professional careers

The mission and operations of Notiphy, where David is an investor and co-Founder

Details about the New England Chapter of the Private Directors Association, which David established

Modern Board Best Practices… Learn More…

“Board Directors are Expected to Have their Nose In, with Hands & Feet OUT!”


Avoiding Insolvency when in Financial Peril


“If You Don’t Know Where You are Going, You Will Soon Get There…”
and its NOT what you expect…


Figure Out How to Stand Out from The Crowds and Show-Off Your Distinctive Assets

Notes and Transcripts


What Was Covered

  • 03:50 – How did David get started?
  • 06:20 – David started his first SaaS company in 2001.
  • 08:45 – So many people fall in love with their product, but the reality is it needs to add value to others.
  • 08:50 – You can manage a company with a focus on the product, the process, or the customers. Pick one.
  • 10:40 – David recommends focusing on the customers before you focus on the product or the technology.
  • 11:45 – What are the pros and cons of managing the process of a company?
  • 13:35 – Before you pitch the investor, figure out which of three ways you plan on using to manage your company.
  • 14:20 – David talks about winning The Innovator of the Year award.
  • 19:30 – New York is now the second largest market for investments, next to San Francisco.
  • 20:20 – David talks about the three areas of TechX Foundry – Robotics, 3D Printing, and Tech Fashion.
  • 26:15 – How can you prove to investors that you and your team are the right people to execute an idea?
  • 27:25 – Remember, you can’t do everything yourself.
  • 28:10 – David recommends the book the Lean Startup.
  • 30:55 – It’s all about collaboration, innovation, and the desire to create successful lives.



[Tweet “A company has to have value. That’s the first litmus test.”]
[Tweet “What are you truly bringing to the table?”]
[Tweet “At some point, you have to divide and counter and you gotta collaborate.”]
[Tweet “Always put your ego aside.”]

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CEO, Founder, Acrelic Group. Investor, Board Director, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Mentor and Tech Industry Business Executive. Available for Speaking Engagements, M&A Advisory, Skills: Strategic Business, Market, and Product Plan to Execution. Transformation Advisor in Incremental through Transformative Change.