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Mr. Mario M. Morino

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Morino Institute
11600 Sunrise Valley Drive Suite 360
Reston , Virginia 20191
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • B.B.S. degree
    Case Western Reserve University
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October 2013 Newsletter, 24 Feb 2015 [cached]
By Mario Morino, Co-founder & Chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners, Morino Institute
Angels & Revolutionaries: Speaker Profiles, 1 Feb 2015 [cached]
Mario Morino Chairman, Morino Institute
Mario Morino's career spans some 30 years as a business leader, social entrepreneur, and leading advisor on information technology. Mr. Morino co-founded Morino Associates in 1973, which after many years of expansion, mergers, a host of acquisitions and one name change became Legent Corporation. Legent was acquired in 1995 in one of the larger transactions in the computer software and services industry.
Today, Mr. Morino divides his time among his commercial interests in the information technology sector as an investor and advisor, and as chairman of the Morino Institute, a nonprofit organization he founded to help people and communities use information and electronic communications to work for positive social change. He is also the founder and chairman of the Potomac KnowledgeWay Project, an initiative to advance the Greater Washington region as the global center of the knowledge industries in the 21 st century.
He serves as a Special Advisor to General Atlantic Partners, one of the premier private investment firms in information technology and is a Trustee at Case Western Reserve University. He serves on the Boards of Directors for Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, National Commission on Entrepreneurism, Potomac KnowledgeWay, Proxicom and Who Cares. He sits on Advisory Councils for Pew Partnership for Civic Change, Academy of Leadership, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Inner Circle, Smithsonian Washington Council, Northern Virginia Tech Council, CTCNet, CompuMentor and the Network Solutions Technical Advisory Board.
MCI Puts Net Entrepreneurs on the Potomac KnowledgeWay, 7 Aug 1996 [cached]
"MCI's commitment to the Project makes a bold statement about the vibrancy of the entrepreneurial community in the area," said Mario Morino, chairman of the Potomac KnowledgeWay Project, and founder and former CEO of Legent Corporation.
Netpreneur Corner..Coffee & DoughNets Bios, 1 Feb 2015 [cached]
Mario Morino
Mario Morino Morino Institute
Mario Morino , a former software entrepreneur, is chairman of the Morino In stitute, chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners, and a special partner at the private equity investment firm General Atlantic Partners.
Prior to establishing the Morino Institute, Mario enjoyed a 30-year career in the information technology industry during its developing years. In 1973, he co-founded Morino Associates, a software firm that merged with another firm in 1989 to become LEGENT Corporation. LEGENT was acquired in 1995 in what was then the largest transaction in the computer software and services industry.
Mario serves as a trustee of Case Weste rn Reserve University, The Brookings Institution, and The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region; and as a commissioner of the National Commission on Entrepreneurship.
Mario's honors and awards include: induction into the Washington Business Hall of Fame (2001), National Ernst and Young Supporter of Entrepreneurship (2000), Washingtonian magazine's Washingtonian of the Year (1999), American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award (1999), Greater Washington Area Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (1998), and KPMG High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year (1993).
Mario is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, a native of Cleveland, OH, and is married with three children.
Team Bios - Leap of Reason, 27 Jan 2015 [cached]
Cheryl began working with Mario Morino in October 1992, during his "discovery/journey" phase, which led to the Morino Institute's formation in 1994.
Kyle joined MV in 2014 and is responsible for behind-the-scenes administration of project and program initiatives for Mario Morino and the rest of the executive team.
Mario Morino
Chairman, Morino Institute
Mario is chairman of the Morino Institute and co-founder of Venture Philanthropy Partners. His career spans more than 45 years as entrepreneur, technologist, and civic and business leader. He also has a long history of civic engagement and philanthropy in the National Capital Region and Northeast Ohio. He is the primary author of the book Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity (2011), which is informing efforts in more than 60 countries to increase the impact of nonprofits, foundations, and public-sector entities.
In the early 1970s, Mario co-founded and helped build the Legent Corporation, a software and services firm that became a market leader and one of the industry's 10 largest firms by the early 1990s. He retired from the private sector in 1992. Since then, he has sought to level the playing field for children of low-income families focusing almost exclusively on economic, social, and educational issues.
Mario founded the Morino Institute in 1994 to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship, advance a more effective philanthropy, close social divides, and understand the relationship and impact of the Internet on our society. In 2000, Mario co-founded Venture Philanthropy Partners as a philanthropic investment organization that concentrates investments of money, expertise, and contacts to improve the lives and boost the opportunities of children of low-income families in the National Capital Region.
In addition to his role with the Morino Institute, he is founding chair and serves as a member of the board of directors of Venture Philanthropy Partners; member of the board of directors of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the advisory board of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Institute; an honorary trustee of The Brookings Institution; an Emeritus Trustee of Case Western Reserve University and member of their Research and Technology Commercialization Visiting Committee; and on the board of the Lawrence School. Mario has benefited from a 30-year affiliation with the global growth equity firm, General Atlantic LLC; is an advisor to Echoing Green and the Partnership for Public Service; and also informally advises scores of organizations and individuals across a range of areas.
He lives in greater Cleveland with his wife, Dana.
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