About Me


Glen Hellman
Business Strategist
Driven Forward LLC

Glen's been around startups, around the world and around the block since starting his career as a sales guy at Lexitron, a high-tech startup in 1979. 

He's founded companies, joined early teams, directed organizations to multiple IPOs including a $360M IPO of Progress Software in 1991, mergers, acquisitions including a 2001, $92M acquisition of Call Technologies by 3Com.

Hellman started Driven Forward to dedicate his time to preventing companies from requiring a "Turn-Around" of any kind.  Prior to founding Driven Forward in 2007, Glen worked as a hired-gun turn-around CEO in the employ of Venture Capital Investors.

Glen was trained as a certified Vistage CEO Peer Group Facilitator and Executive Coach and was a Vistage Rookie of the Year.  He's a former board member of The University of Maryland, Dingman Center for EntrepreneurshipAngel Investor and advisor to CEOs all over the world. In 2012 Glen was voted the #1 Angel Investor by Tech Cocktail readers.  He's a Top Rated, Global 100 Mentor for the Founder Institute, and is frequently quoted in print and broadcast for his views on business and entrepreneurship and served as a business analyst for ABC7, WJLA.

You can catch his musings on his blog, Forward Thinking.

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