Michael Sauvante is the Executive Director of the Commonwealth Group (www.commonwealthgroup.net), creator of multiple new progressive business concepts concerning stock exchanges, banks, venture capital and community economic development, and is the principal author of the eBook, "So, You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?"
Previously, Mr. Sauvante co-founded a high technology holding company (Seertech Corporation, 2005-2007) to consolidate multiple companies (Rolltronics, VoltaFlex and InnoSigns) launched by Mr. Sauvante and to provide a platform for growing new ones. He was the entrepreneurial catalyst and visionary of the team. He is knowledgeable and experienced in licensing, and occasionally wears an inventor's hat.
Mr. Sauvante previously worked at HP Labs, during which time he initiated a new business development project intended to take technologies that were not finding commercial outlets within the company and provide them a more conducive environment to survive and grow.
Before working at HP, he founded and managed NovaQuest, an IT consulting company; NovaQuest/proQuaestus, a software company that developed an international trade database related to commodity classification and customs duty rates; Interconnect Options, which specialized in telecommunications systems; Warm Springs Development Associates, a real estate development company that led the initial development phase of a 700-acre high technology industrial park in Fremont, California; and I.E.S. Construction Services, a services company in the heavy equipment field of the construction industry.
In 2002, Mr. Sauvante was recognized by the World Economic Forum from Davos Switzerland as one of approximately 35 "Technology Pioneers" selected from around the world. He is known for his progressive thinking in the field of sustainability and corporate social and environmental behavior and responsibility.
His full bio can be seen at: http://www.commonweatlthgroup.net/sauvante.html
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