Angelo Santinelli is an experienced leader and innovator in creating business strategy, marketing, and delivering results. His more-than-25 years of business experience covers a broad range of disciplines and responsibilities, including: business development; strategic planning; M&A; IPO; private-equity financing; customer service; all aspects of marketing; and international operations. Mr. Santinelli has served on numerous boards of directors participating in both audit and compensation committees. He has served as an executive and officer of a public company.
Mr. Santinelli is the founder of Dakin Management LLC, a strategy consultancy and advisor to small businesses. He is an active angel investor and advisor to several startup ventures.
He is also an adjunct professor at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he teaches courses in entrepreneurship for undergraduates, MBAs, and Babson Executive Education. He is the faculty director of the Babson Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs, a weeklong intensive course on how to start a business. He also helped develop several programs in entrepreneurship for former NFL players.
Mr. Santinelli has published numerous cases, notes, and textbook chapters. He is also a member of the Babson Private Equity Investment Committee, which is responsible for overseeing private-equity investments for the Babson Endowment.
Mr. Santinelli was a general partner with North Bridge Venture Partners, a venture-capital firm that focused on seed and early-stage high-tech ventures. While at North Bridge, Mr. Santinelli sourced and invested in startups, specializing in telecommunications and data-communications infrastructure and software, as well as Internet-related companies.
Prior to joining North Bridge, Mr. Santinelli was a senior executive and officer of the Shiva Corporation, a pioneering high-tech venture and one of the top IPOs of the year in 1994. He was responsible for developing several domestic and international functions of the company, including product management, product marketing, marketing communication, business development, and investor relations. He also ran U.S. sales and portions of customer service for period of time.
Prior to joining Shiva, Mr. Santinelli was with the Boston Consulting Group, where he managed engagements in both the high technology and consumer goods/retail practice groups for five years.
Mr. Santinelli started his business career with IBM initially as a college intern and later as an account marketing representative.
Mr. Santinelli earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he is currently a member of the advisory board of The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. He is a graduate of Fordham University.
He and his wife, Jane, live outside of Boston, MA and have three grown children.