Sunday, 12 February 2012

INTIPSA seeks new COO

A little over a year after its successful launch, the International IP Strategists Association (INTIPSA) is seeking a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for INTIPSA.  Current COO Mike Sharpe, who has almost completed his 12-month appointment, is stepping down -- though the good news is that he will be continuing to support INTIPSA's various activities until a new COO is in place.

INTIPSA informs IP Finance as follows:
"Ideally we are looking for someone who is knowledgeable in IP and who would be able to devote 1-2 days a week to the Association’s activities over the next 12 months. This person might be: 
  • recently retired and who would enjoy the opportunity to represent and contribute to INTIPSA’s professional goals; someone between jobs; or  
  • an IP post-graduate who has an interest in developing his/her IP network and CV (for which this would be ideal).  
The COO could be based either in Europe or the US. 
The main objectives of the COO are to grow INTIPSA's membership, work with partners and secure sponsorship through promotional activities, marketing and networking. The COO would also oversee the adminstrative activities of the association such as the bank account and uploading new content to the website. The COO would have the full support and input from the INTIPSA Board members who play active as well as director roles. The COO would also contribute to regular discussions at Board meetings. Remuneration would be contingent on securing members and sponsorship.

The Board members providing support are:
Jon Calvert – Co-Chair
Jackie Maguire – Co-Chair
Ralph Eckardt
Ian Harvey
Ben Goodger
John Pryor
Matt Dixon
Serena Tierney
There are also plans to appoint an administrative assistant to support the COO".
If you think you might be the right person for this position, email Ian Harvey (Director, INTIPSA) at first instance and let him know.

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