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Gesmer Updegrove Press Release - Gesmer Updegrove Entrepreneur-in-Residence Named to Board of Directors

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Gesmer Updegrove Entrepreneur-in-Residence
Named to Board of Directors


BOSTON, MA – Exit Planning Exchange (XPX) – Boston  is pleased to announce that Joan Seamster and Steve Snyder have joined the XPX – Boston Board of Directors.


“Our vision has always been that every business owner achieves a well-prepared and successful exit,” said Daniel Guglielmo, Chairman and co-Founder of XPX. “And we’re thrilled that Steve Snyder and Joan Seamster have agreed to bring their enormous wealth of knowledge and experience to our Board. They are invaluable additions”. 


As Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Gesmer Updegrove, one of Boston’s premier law firms for technology companies and emerging businesses, Steve Snyder works with entrepreneurs to help them grow their companies. Steve's focus at Gesmer is providing clients with impactful business guidance to drive revenue and increase profitability. His passion is providing extraordinary business advice and utilizing his network to create enormous value. As a result, Steve has been able to transform young companies into successful, well-financed organizations. In each case, Steve helped entrepreneurs turn their vision into reality. Steve began his career as a corporate and securities attorney but quickly acknowledges that building businesses is much more fun.

Joan Seamster is driven by a natural curiosity and shaped by disciplined marketing thinking. Her company, The Marketing Activist, provides the consumer and business insights that connect a company’s brand and communications with their appropriate target audience.  Joan’s experience in marketing, advertising, strategy and research for both b2b and b2c companies give her an unusually broad base from which to evaluate and troubleshoot a company’s challenges. Clients range from Boston-based food, beverage and apparel companies to Fortune 500 International companies.

About Exit Planning Exchange
XPX was formed in 2007 with the mission to make it easier for business owners to find qualified professionals with deep exit planning expertise; support the growth of the emerging exit planning field; enable members to share their intellectual capital with other members; develop the educational programs required for this emerging discipline; and provide members with exclusive networking, education and collaboration opportunities.
For more information, contact:  Donna Powell, XPX Administrator, atdonna@xpxboston.com
About Gesmer Updegrove
Gesmer Updegrove is New England’s premier law firm for technology companies and emerging businesses. Gesmer has been counsel to several thousand early stage companies in its 23 years. These companies have raised more than $4.3B from more than 250 different venture capitalists. Many hundreds of these have had substantial equity exits, others have gone public, in industries such as software, hardware, robotics, social and digital media and medical devices.
 
Gesmer Updegrove LLP, 40 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02109,http://www.gesmer.com

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DATE: 04/16/2010

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