Patsy Landaveri (Impacto) \\ Navigating Innovations & Impact

November 29, 2023
Hosted by Les Craig

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In today’s episode, Les talks with Patsy Landaveri, the founder and CEO of Impacto - an enterprise risk management solution to the oil and gas industry. The discussion focuses on Patsy's personal and professional journey, including her background, education, career progression, and her motivation to start Impacto. Patsy shares her story of moving from Peru to the United States for higher education and how her experiences shaped her career choices. She discusses her initial work in the energy sector, her involvement in community and business organizations, and her decision to start Impacto and develop the analytics platform called Lillico, designed to help oil and gas companies reduce regulatory complexities, lower costs, and provide powerful analytics for better decision-making. Here’s a closer look at the episode: The decision to move from Peru to the US. Patsy’s experience growing up without reliable energy and how it shaped her perspective on energy access. Patsy discussed her interest in energy management and her decision to pursue a master's degree in Global Energy Management at CU, which led to a career in oil and gas with Noble Energy and later Chevron. Being named one of the top women in energy by the Denver Business Journal in 2017. Les and Patsy discuss their passion for innovation and community involvement, with Patsy highlighting their mother's influence on their philanthropic values. The importance of taking risks and trying new things, even if it means failing. Starting your own business after life in the corporate world. Focusing on creating product-market fit through customer feedback and resourcefulness. Upcoming regulations in the industry and how they will be expensive and complex for companies to meet, affecting many industries beyond oil and gas. Patsy emphasizes the interconnectedness of economic factors and their impact on business decisions. Resources: Website: Patsy LinkedIn: Impacto LinkedIn:

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Les Craig

Les Craig, General Partner Next Frontier Capital Les joined Next Frontier Capital in 2017. During that time he has led the investments and serves on the board of, S2 Corporation, Bandwango, EveryoneSocial, and Gravwell. Prior to joining NFC, Les served as the Executive Director of the Montana State University Innovation Campus. In less than 16 months, he successfully built a partnership between a private developer, the MSU Office of Research and Economic Development, and the MSU Alumni Foundation, to develop a 42-acre Research Park in Bozeman, MT focused on technology and research commercialization. Les moved to Montana as the result of MSU’s national search to hire a Director for the Blackstone LaunchPad, a campus based entrepreneurship program funded by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. In February of 2015, Les became the Director of MSU’s Blackstone programming where he passionately mentored and encouraged students, alumni, and faculty to pursue entrepreneurial careers. In the Summer of 2016, Les received funding from the Small Business Administration to launch 406 Labs, Montana’s first accelerator program. The program ran its first cohort in the Fall of 2016 and is strategically positioned to focus on preparing MSU’s highest potential technologies and founders for growth and scale. In 2014, Les Co-founded The Twenty, a data science services company based in Bethesda, MD which operates a high-profile network of senior mathematicians and computer scientists focused on specialized project based work for clients ranging from start-ups to publicly traded companies and even government organizations. Prior to The Twenty, Les Co-founded RedOwl Analytics, a software product company which built a platform for identifying trends and anomalies in the digital trail of corporations in order to combat insider threat and mitigate risk in financial services, cyber security, and US government spaces. RedOwl was acquired by Forcepoint (Raytheon) in August of 2017. Previously, Les served as a Technical Operations Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency where he received specialized training in telecommunications and computer network operations. Prior to his time at the CIA, Les was a member of the professional staff of the National Security Technology Department at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. He led an Operations Research team in the development of powerful predictive and geospatial analytic products used to make battlefield decisions related to the counter improvised explosive device fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. While on active duty, Les served on multiple special operations task forces, as well as an Aide-de-camp to a senior intelligence professional on General Stanley McChrystal’s staff at the Joint Special Operations Command. Les is grateful for the opportunity to raise his family in Montana with his amazing wife, Anne Meree, and three beautiful children – Max, Emi, and Hunter.

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