Jeff founded Clivia Systems in April 2002 after leaving Intel.
is exploring a number of ideas and opportunities (including consulting, advising and investing) . Jeff's interests include technology (e.g. communications, security, processing, information representation, autonomous systems, and complex/self-organizing systems), science and business.
currently sits on the following boards and advisory boards:
Jeff co-founded the Common Grant Application in March 2007.
Jeff served in a variety of strategic and vision roles in the Network Communications Group (NCG) and then in the Intel Communications Group (ICG) after the Intel Corporation acquired Trillium in August 2000.
T he Intel Communications Group
provided network infrastructure silicon and software building blocks for optical, Ethernet, broadband, wireless, storage, network processing and signal processing.
Jeff co-founded, with Larisa Chistyakov, Trillium Digital Systems in February 1988 and served as President & CEO prior to its acquisition by Intel in August 2000, at which time Trillium became a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel.
, along with his
team, built Trillium from 2 people, 0 products, $0 revenue and $1,000 initially invested capital at its founding in February 1988 to 250+
people, 100+ products consisting of millions of lines of source code and about $30 million annual revenue in 2000.
During the first 11 years of its growth Trillium did this with no debt and no outside investors, purely funding its growth from cash flow.
raised $14 million of private equity in 1999 in preparation for a public financing and was subsequently acquired by Intel
in August 2000 for $300 million.
led, built, motivated and grew a team with a unique and deep understanding of the communications software industry with a culture and commitment to the customer and success during a period of continual and rapid change in the technology, market, competitive and financial environment.
Jeff received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1979.
Jeff is an electrical engineer by training and a software engineer, systems engineer and entrepreneur by experience.
was co-recipient of the 1997 Greater Los Angeles Area Entrepreneur of the Year award and the UCLA School
of Engineering's Professional Achievement award.
was recognized in a number of national and regional competitions including the Inc. 500
, Software 500, National Fast 500 and Southern California Fast 50 for its fast growth as a private company.
also received a number of product of the year awards from communications industry trade publications.
was ISO 9001 registered and also a SEI-CMM Level 2 (Level 3 ready) certified software development organization.
Presentations and publications
has spoken at over 50 conferences, seminars, universities and trade shows throughout the world about business, technology and the communications industry.
Some of these conferences have included the California Business Forecasting Project
, Cal-Tech/MIT Enterprise Forum
, National Communications Forum
, ATM Market Strategies
, CT Expo
, IP Telephony Expo
, Silicon Strategies
, Bus & Board
, Mobile Handsets
, Voice on the Net, Supercomm, World Telecom, Telecosm and California Association of Non-profits
In addition to speaking, Jeff
has written numerous articles about the communications industry and technology for publications including EE Times
, Internet Telephony
, Communications Solutions
, Integrated Communications Design
, Communication Systems Design, Business Communications Review
also wrote a quarterly magazine column focusing on future direction of telecommunications technology for Communications Solutions magazine
also wrote a chapter entitled " Entrepreneurs" for the book "Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity" to be published by Prentice Hall
is interested in bouldering, top rope and lead climbing.
There are two videos of him climbing, one in a gym (.mpg) and the other outdoors (.wmv).
JEFF LAWRENCE ADDITIONAL
underwent a number of changes.
These are described in the presentation "A Founder's Journey Through Growth and Change".