Client Spotlight: Interview with Entrepreneur George Holmes of LogMeIn, Inanovate and ColdWave Systems
George Holmes is a great client … and not just because his life would make a great movie (though that’s certainly true). George is a fascinating entrepreneur who was one of the co-founders of LogMeIn.com, a NASDAQ-listed public company that allows users to remotely access their desktop computers. He co-founded LogMeIn while working in central and Eastern Europe starting in the early 1990s following the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In a Q&A over at my blog, Smart Business Revolution, I asked George a few questions about his career and why he decided to move to central Europe:
I have a reasonably strong interest in international social issues—both of my parents are European and my mother lost her entire family during WWII. With the collapse of the Soviet empire, I thought it would be interesting to see how I could help and also an opportunity to develop my skills in a developing economy.
Ironically, I was not looking for financial rewards but it became reasonably lucrative over the long term. But the major reason for going was that it was a challenge and looked like fun.
Since returning to the U.S., George has been involved in launching a number of other startups, including ColdWave Systems, which designs and builds ultra low temperature shipping and storage equipment, and Inanovate, a life sciences company that conducts research related to developing new pharmaceuticals.
You can read the full interview with George Holmes here.