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Mark HoPKINS

Mark Hopkins is an author, entrepreneur, and founder of Crescendo Capital Partners. His book, Shortcut to Prosperity was published in January of 2013. Mr. Hopkins holds a BSME Cornell University and an MSMSE from Stanford University. He served in increasingly responsible engineering and business leadership positions at Hewlett Packard and Emerson Electric before founding PEAK Industries, a medical device contract manufacturing services company, in 1996. Over the course of 9 years, PEAK grew to over 300 employees and $75MM in sales. 

After the sale of PEAK to Delphi Medical in 2005, Mr. Hopkins co-founded Crescendo Capital Partners, a private equity firm making investments in businesses whose growth is accelerated by access to capital and the firms’ wealth of operating expertise.

Mark serves on the Steering Committee for the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN) as well on the board of directors of MicroTechnologies, Turbo Tenant, AMSR, The Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver, and YPO Gold Rocky Mountain.

 
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Jenny HOPKINS

Jenny has over 20 years of management experience in the electronics industry. She  is currently serving as CEO of AMSR, a Crescendo portfolio company.

Her leadership experience includes all functional areas (marketing, manufacturing, development and sales) as well as general and executive management. Throughout a 22 year career with Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies, she had led operations and strategy development for a wide range of products including semiconductors, computer hardware, and test equipment. Prior to co-founding Crescendo, she was Vice President of Agilent's Global Solutions Organization with 4 divisions and over $500MM in sales.

She has an MS from Stanford University and BS in Industrial Engineering from North Dakota State University.

 
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GLenn Russo

Glenn Russo is an experienced public and private company executive leading Product, Sales and Corporate Finance functions in the US and internationally. 

Prior to Crescendo, he was part of the senior leadership team that grew Zayo Group from a niche regional telecommunications provider in 2008 to a $3B international provider in 2016.   His scope included Sales, Marketing, Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Enterprise and European business unit leadership.  During his time at Zayo, the Company acquired and integrated 35 companies in the US, Europe and Canada.  Glenn led Corporate Development and Investor Relations during a critical growth period including the company's largest acquisition and successful IPO in 2014.   

Prior to Zayo, Glenn was Group Vice President for Products at Level 3 Communications.   His scope included management of US and European business units as well as specialized sales channel development for the company.  Similar to his time at Zayo, he was involved in the acquisition and integration of a number of competitive and complementary businesses.   

Before joining Level 3, Glenn held a series of leadership positions at ExxonMobil's petrochemical business unit spanning Product, Sales, Finance and IT functions.

Glenn also serves on the Board of Directors for the Denver School of Science and Technology charter school network and as a Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Advisor.

Glenn received his BS in Engineering from Cornell University.