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Conversations With a Corporate American Entrepreneur

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • WPI Campus, Rubin Campus Center, 3rd floor, PARKING: Best parking is the lot on Park Ave. under the rooftop field


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The Venture Forum kicks off its 2016-2017 program season with a Fireside Chat with Harold Mateo, a real estate entrepreneur, corporate intrapreneur, and advocate for community growth.

5:30-6 pm: Pre-program Networking
6-7 pm: Fireside Chat, moderated by Tanya Dumrongmanee, EMC
7-7:30 pm: Questions and Answers 
7:30-8 pm: Post-Program Networking 

See the WPI Campus map for directions. 

Harold Mateo,VP Change Management & Strategic Initiatives, Santander US

Harold currently serves as a VP in Change Management & Strategic Initiatives for Santander US. Prior to that, he was the VP of Strategy and Business Development at Clearwater Real Estate Investment Group. Harold served as Senior Business Manager and Assistant to the CEO & Founder of Brightstar Corp, now CEO of Sprint Corporation.

Harold has 14 years leading transformational projects in Strategy, Innovation, Process Improvement, Business Development, Risk Management, and the Tech space. Harold has worked throughout different parts of the world, including: the U.K, Latin America, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, and China. Harold has enjoyed Management Consulting, Business Development, and being an Anti-Money Laundering investigator at some of the world's largest financial institutions. Harold is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Harold received his MBA from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a Minor in Law from Bentley University. Additionally, Harold attended the Summer Venture Management Program (SVMP) at Harvard Business School, and Summer Sessions at Phillips Exeter Academy and Cushing Academy. 

In 2011, Harold was selected as a “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum for the Santo Domingo Hub in the Dominican Republic and is now a member of the Boston Hub.

Harold enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, fishing, boating, real estate ventures, entrepreneurship, and giving back to the community. Harold was the former President of the Board of Directors for TeenAIDS-PeerCorps, which provides AIDS education to teens in over 86 countries around the world. (www.teenaids.org)


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