Len Polizzotto is recognized for his successful track record of business development for technology firms. A centerpiece of his work has been the study, application, and teaching of innovation best practices, including “Value Factor Analysis” for maximizing the value of new products.
Polizzotto was Draper Laboratory’s Vice President for International Programs, leading efforts to leverage Draper’s capabilities to solve important new international needs in fields including bioengineering, chip fabrication, and medical consortia. Prior to joining Draper, he was Corporate Vice President for Business Development at SRI International, where he partnered with Curt Carlson on developing and refining the Value Creation methodology. Len is an Executive in Residence at Northeastern University. He has founded and led biotech start-ups, holds 12 patents, teaches electrical engineering at the university level, and earlier in his career was Corporate Vice President for business development at the Polaroid Corporation.