Larraine Segil

Chairman of the Board, Kandela; CEO, The Little Farm Company

Larraine is a seasoned senior executive with general management experience, and a world renowned level of expertise in the creation, implementation and management of complex business alliances in multiple industries including healthcare, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, aerospace, financial services and more. She also has startup and turnaround experience, and a strong track record for speedy and innovative problem solving, enabling buy-in for complex change management and cultural change.

Ms. Segil is a member of the Board of Citizens Communications (NYSE: CZN) in Stamford CT., a Fortune 1000 company where she sits on the Nominating and Governance Committee and on the Audit Committee. Ms. Segil is Partner Emeritus and was formerly owner and director of Vantage Partners, a privately held consulting firm with expertise in building competency in both internal and external relationship management. Vantage Partners evolved out of the Harvard Project on Negotiation. Its partner/directors have authored many books including "Getting to Yes" and "Difficult Conversations". Segil has served Global 100 and Fortune 500 companies assisting them to create and manage their critical business relationships with suppliers, alliances, joint ventures or channel partners. She now consults individually with senior executives and companies worldwide.

Ms. Segil is a senior research fellow at the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas, Austin; serves on the Advisory Board of Edgecast, a Web 2.0 Content Delivery Network company, as well as on the Entrepreneurs Board for the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is on the board of The Los Angeles Regional Technology Alliances (LARTA) representing 35,000 Southern California early stage technology companies, and has been recognized by The Financial Times Knowledge Dialogue Group and The Corporate Strategy Board as a thought leader in alliances. Ms. Segil also serves on the board of The Committee of 200, a global non-profit group of Women CEO's. She teaches executive education at The California Institute of Technology, (Caltech), Pasadena CA, where she has presented a two day program on 'Global Alliances' for the past 23 years.

Born in South Africa, Ms. Segil immigrated to the USA in 1974. She was formerly CEO of an advanced materials company providing products and services to aerospace and electronics manufacturers worldwide. She co-founded a California Thrift and Loan Company as well as a series of free standing ambulatory care clinics providing medical services, and previously practiced international corporate law. Ms. Segil co-founded The Lared Group, an international consulting firm helping companies develop and maintain successful domestic and global business alliances, which was acquired by Vantage Partners in 2003.

Ms. Segil is a regular commentator for CNN and CNBC and presents keynotes on domestic and global alliances, mergers, and critical customer supplier, channel, and outsourcing relationships. Ms. Segil is the author of numerous books, including: Intelligent Business Alliances, Fast Power Your E-Business, Dynamic Leader, Adaptive Organization: Ten Essential Traits for Managers, and Partnering -The New Face of Leadership. Her latest book, Measuring the Value of Partnering, is the first on Alliance Metrics. She has also authored a novel, published by Penguin Books and is presently writing a series of E-Cookbooks. Ms. Segil holds BA Honors in Latin and Classics, JD and MBA degrees.


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