Venture Development Center

We are the marketplace for Big Data.

We talked about, worked with and conceptualized transformative ideas with big data long before it was cool or it was called Big Data. We understand the landscape – we helped create it. We understand the use cases. – we’re still defining them. Most important, we understand the value of data exhaust and how it can be used in strategic sourcing. If you are looking to explore the potential of your data – you have come to the right place.

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Overview

Venture Development Center (VDC) is an advisory services firm focused in the areas of data monetization and creative data sourcing.  With over 140 unique data assets under contract, VDC assists its clients by defining, identifying, and implementing breakthrough uses of Big Data that drive solid revenue results and transform existing business practices. The VDC success story is based on the unique ability of the organization to continually identify new and powerful data assets from the Big Data ecosystem and then using this expanding base of information to develop applications, information use cases and sourcing strategies.  Companies considering data monetization or seeking support for the development of sound sourcing strategies can depend on VDC to assist in navigating the rapidly changing world of Big Data.

VDC has successfully worked with hundreds of firms both within and outside the information services industry to identify, define and implement innovative breakthrough strategies and compelling monetization efforts.  We have created many new product, distribution and market development ideas yielding exceptional returns for our clients.  Collaboration typically involves an in-depth information asset and needs analysis followed by strategy formulation, product ideation, unique data sourcing, marketplace distribution, early-stage investment support and business development.

Areas of Expertise

Advisory Services

  • Evaluation of information assets
  • Define valuable data attributes
  • Identify breakthrough innovation concepts
  • Evaluate innovations
  • Develop and/or refine implementation plans
  • Identify and secure first customers
  • Recruit staff as needed
  • Evaluate initial and ongoing deployment success

Investment Services

  •  Identify sources of funding
  •  Assist management in evaluating sources of funding
  •  Advise management regarding acquisition and divestiture plans
VDC provides transformative ideas that support all types of data sources, channel partners, information service providers, and global brands.
We source data from search, social media, transactional resources, web mining, and mobile.
Unique and compelling data from crowd sourcing.

Board Of Directors

David Howe

David Howe

Board Member

John Adams

John Adams

Board Member

Philippe Marinier

Philippe Marinier

Board Member

Leadership

James Coyle

James Coyle

Senior Vice President, Sales

Our Team

Patrick Corry

Patrick Corry

Senior Account Executive

Tom Delong

Tom Delong

Senior Account Executive

Todd Gibson

Todd Gibson

Vice President

Barry Gold

Barry Gold

Vice President

Beth Jacaruso

Beth Jacaruso

Vice President

Margaret Lapkin

Margaret Lapkin

Director, Client Management & Delivery

Colleen Messick

Colleen Messick

Director, Client Management & Delivery

Caroline Nelson

Caroline Nelson

Coordinator, Product & Sales Support

Lindsey Ochoa

Lindsey Ochoa

Staff Accountant

George 'Nick' Pappas

George 'Nick' Pappas

Senior Accountant

Steven Rand

Steven Rand

Vice President

David F. Reifsnyder

David F. Reifsnyder

Product Manager

Samantha Roland

Samantha Roland

Director, Client Management & Delivery

Lisa Tucker

Lisa Tucker

Executive Assistant to Dr. Charles W. Stryker

Michael A. Valant

Michael A. Valant

Vice President

Lisa Yarrish

Lisa Yarrish

Director, Client Management & Delivery, Executive Assistant to Matthew W. Staudt