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PDMA Learning and Networking Event: Gerry Langeler and the Success Matrix

Lucky Labrador Beer Hall
1945 NW Quimby
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi



Your Oregon Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) - the folks who bring you ProductCamp Portland - invites you to its November Learning and Networking Event with featured speaker Gerry Langeler.

Product and business success in general has three fundamental elements - Vision, Process and Output. Unfortunately, not everyone is equally skilled in all three areas. Gerry started forming a model to describe eight “characters” around the presence or absence of those attributes during his time at Mentor Graphics and has been refining it over the years. He will offer an overview of this model at our event. By understanding Gerry’s “Success Matrix”, you will have a better understanding of why some individuals and product teams flourish while others struggle. You will also be able to apply this model to your individual professional growth and career advancement.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and learn from one of the most successful and experienced high-tech executives in Portland. We will also preview our exciting program for 1H 2014, including ProductCamp Portland 3.0.

Our Presenter - Gerry Langeler

Gerry Langeler currently serves as Managing Director and Partner of OVP Venture Partners and focuses on investments in the digital energy, software, imaging and digital biology sectors.

Prior to joining OVP in 1992, Gerry was co-founder of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) in Portland, OR in 1981. There he served as President, and over eleven years helped lead Mentor through its IPO to over $400M in worldwide sales and over $1B in market capitalization. He began his technology career at Tektronix. Langeler received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network in 2011.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013


5:30– 6:00pm Gathering / Networking / Refreshments**

6:00 – 6:15pm Announcements (upcoming events, who’s hiring, etc.)

6:15 – 7:00pm The Success Matrix

7:00 – 7:30pm Q&A / Open discussion

7:30 – 8:00pm Networking


$10 on-line registration prior to the event **

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members.

To register online, go to http://www.pdma.org/p/cm/ld/fid=1022

** Note: This is a no-host event. The complete Lucky Lab food and drink menu is available. Grab a cold ale & bite to eat - and bring a friend or colleague to add to the discussion.