Glenn Kaufman has over 20 years of experience in both developing start-ups and working for established companies in the computer and investment management industries. Five years ago, Glenn joined the Kaufman Family LLC, a family office investing across all asset classes. He now overseas all money management aspects of the firm including investment decision making, asset allocation, hedging, and administration. As a direct contributor, he also makes direct investments in technology related businesses.
Glenn was a pioneer in mobile wireless data and social networking. In 1992 while at Lotus Development, Glenn ("Mr. Wireless") developed the first LAN-based wireless email product, Wireless cc:Mail, the predecessor to the Blackberry. The Electronic Messaging Association (EMA) published his white paper "Wireless Connectivity for Electronic Messaging" in 1994. As the World Wide Web accelerated, Glenn became responsible for the marketing and product management of the Lotus online community for its customers and business partners and helped to transform a cost center into a revenue generating entity. In 1998, Glenn started Corporate Alumni, the “Classmates” for business people. The Company made it effortless for people to maintain relationships and network with former work colleagues.
During his career, Glenn has managed the development of products and services, sold business units, licensed technology and forged alliances with companies including Bell South/RAM Mobile Data, Ericsson, Intel, McCaw Cellular, VeriSign and Sun Microsystems. In 1987 as the 6th person in a pharmaceutical start-up, Glenn was asked to extend his MBA summer internship and worked with management to form a $100 million joint venture with DuPont. Glenn began his career in field marketing at Hewlett-Packard in 1984.
Glenn received a BSE in Electrical Engineering from the Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School. He has been a member of the Museum of American Finance’s Board of Trustees since 2013.