Larry Salmen

Larry Salmen FCS Board of Directors

Summary Bio

            Larry is a serial entrepreneur in the areas of software technology. He has been developing, integrating and selling technology in his businesses for many years. He has implemented technology and sponsored humanitarian projects on 6 of the 7 continents of the world. He holds 2 software process patents. He has successfully developed, and sold technology licenses, and software companies to allow him to now assist others.

 Software Engineering Business Management

Larry has 20 years of professional software development and business management within diverse environments including government contracting, non-profits, small and large corporations.  International software development and sales has been part of my experience.   Effective technical and business execution has been a key component of this success.  He has designed and developed multiple software \ hardware systems that have been installed domestically and internationally by Fortune 100 firms (including Siemens, YUM Brands and McDonalds Restaurants) , and governmental agencies (including US Department of Interior, and US Agency for International development).   Software process inventions as part of these developments resulted in 2 US patents issued, and 3 additional patents pending with his name as inventor.

He founded, managed and sold multiple technology companies.  The most notable firm is InfoAmerica, Inc which he operated as a private firm. After 6 years of profitable operation, he and his partner Paul Knight took InfoAmerica public in the Denver over-the-counter exchange, and operated it for over several  years as a public firm.  They then negotiated a reverse merger and separated the key IP and technology from the public shell.  The public shell was merged with a cable TV entity controlled by Dick Clark of “American Bandstand” fame.  Their public stockholders became part of Dick Clark’s company.  Larry and his partner rebuilt the software technology to address the self service food ordering and payment needs of the restaurant industry.  In 2005, they sold InfoAmerica to NCR Corporation.   Larry continued to provide marketing and technology management services for InfoAmerica as a wholly owned subsidiary of NCR Corporation from 2005 – 2011.

In January 2012, after the NCR’s $1.2 Billion dollar acquisition of Radiant by NCR, the InfoAmerica product and engineering team was reorganized under the Atlanta, GA headquarters of NCR.

Larry Salmen continues to provide software management and business consulting services as a LLC.

Education

Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry – University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences

Master of Science –  Management Information Systems  & MBA  – Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota

Technology Integration, adaptation and development.

                Throughout his career Larry has integrated, adapted and developed diverse software and hardware based technologies for corporate and government applications. These technologies include Geographic Information Systems, Touch screen Self Service Ordering Systems, Kiosk, Tablet, Web and Mobile applications based on .NET and HTML5 technology.   This work spans hardware, firmware, and application software.

Key Roles played

                Larry has played the role of software developer early in his career. This changed to technical lead, and technology project manager. Most recently, Larry has been a business innovator, idea generator, and team leader. He is best at scoping out user needs, product innovation, small business initiation, team recruitment, team motivation, leadership and monitoring.  His financial and business management skills have allowed him to be involved in the purchase, and sale of technology companies, and the management of   private and public trusts. He currently shares in the management of investments for 3 trusts with combined assets of over $5M.

Languages

                Larry has basic functional speaking and reading proficiency in Spanish and German.

Community Builder

                Being the oldest of a family of 6, Larry has always been an active participant in family, community, and school.  He and his wife Sharyn Salmen are the parents of 2 adult children who have received their graduate degrees, and are professionally employed. Larry has served as church council president, Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary club president, and Landings Home Owners assoc VP. He is an active contributor to many communities. He is currently in an advisory capacity or on the board for Rocky Mountain Innosphere, www.RMI2.org,  KUNC Northern Colorado Public Radio,  and the Landings HOA.  


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