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Beatriz Infante

Beatriz Infante is a 4X public and private company CEO who founded BusinessExcelleration to help the next generation of CEO’s excel and accelerate their company’s growth. During her distinguished career, she has helped dozens of companies large and small drive growth and streamline operations for maximum profitability and cash flow.  She’s faced and successfully conquered many of the challenges CEO’s face, ranging from managing hyper growth, to thriving in stagnant markets, to successfully dealing with tough M&A integrations as well as substantial public and private company fundraising.

Deep Experience at the Service of Clients

Her deep experience in creating and defining markets in enterprise software, SaaS, IT/data center infrastructure, cloud, big data & analytics, telecom, networking & systems, and semiconductors, brings a tremendous breadth of expertise to her clients, and she is passionate about helping the next generation of leaders successfully renew their businesses and accelerate company growth.

Track Record of Success

As chairman, CEO, and president of Aspect Communications (NASDAQ-listed), she led the industry’s most successful telecomm turnaround, taking Aspect from a substantial operating loss to record revenues of $600M, record operating profit of 15%, and record cash flow. Subsequently, as CEO, she led three different venture-backed technology companies to successful exits – Sychron (policy-driven IT automation), VoiceObjects (mobile communications application server), and ENXSuite (real-time energy performance management). Previously, she was a senior vice president at Oracle, leading the open systems business units through 50% Y-o-Y revenue growth to nearly $2B, initiating and driving the $100M acquisition of the Rdb database business from DEC, and as well as creating Oracle’s next billion-dollar business and serving as the company’s internet technology spokesperson.

Infante has served on over ten public and private company boards, and currently serves on the boards of Sonus Networks (NASDAQ:SONS) and Liquidity Services (NASDAQ:LQDT), and is on the Advisory Board of the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science,   She is also an investor in a seed-stage venture capital firm, and is a C-suite advisor for a fund that invests in women-led companies.

Industry Accolades

Infante was named a Board Leadership Fellow  by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and is a prolific speaker at NACD events on a broad range of topics, including governance, cyber security, and the need for diversity and digital expertise at the board level.  In 2016, she was named to NACD’s Directorship 100, honoring directors who “exemplify knowledge, leadership, and excellence in corporate governance.”  and was also named to the 2013 Financial Times Agenda “Digital 50 Directors” list, highlighting directors with deep skills in digital technologies.

She is the author of The Mandate for Corporate Renewal: A Leader’s Guide, and contributing author to Profitable Customer Relationships: The Keys to Maximizing Acquisition, Retention and Loyalty.