Larry is the CEO of Give and Take Inc., joining the founding team in the summer of 2017. Give and Take Inc was founded by Wayne Baker (Professor at University of Michigan), Cheryl Baker (Social Scientist and creator of the Reciprocity Ring) and Adam Grant (Professor at Wharton and author of 3 best-selling books, including Give and Take).
Give and Take Inc. builds software that helps you build
a culture of generosity, which leads to better engagement and
productivity, all in less than five minutes a day. We apply the concepts of generalized
reciprocity in an accessible, scalable way through our Givitas platform and
Reciprocity Ring exercise. Give and Take
is rooted in cutting-edge academic research showing that a giving culture leads
to positive business outcomes like increased, efficiency, productivity,
loyalty and engagement.
Larry’s background includes being the co-founder and CEO of
ForeSee, the leader in customer experience analytics. He led the company from inception (2001) to
successful exit in 2013, returning over 22 times the capital invested in the
business while also growing revenue every quarter since the company was
founded. While at ForeSee, Larry worked
with many of the leading companies of the Fortune 500 and was a frequent
speaker at many industry events.
After the exit at ForeSee, Larry founded 2nd Stage Partners
where he advised, mentored and consulted with early stage and growth stage
technology companies. He also served on
the board of directors of various tech companies and is currently on the
University of Michigan Technology Transfer National Advisory Board and the Wolverine
Venture Fund Advisory Board.
Earlier in his career, Larry also had executive leadership
roles at Compuware (Vice President) and Bank One (CTO).
Larry has authored two books, Managing
Forward and Innovating Analytics.