SIDNEY MCLAURIN, JR.

SIDNEY MCLAURIN, JR.

Career Interests

Venture Capital, Private Equity, Environmental Tech-Start

Education

MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management
Coursework: GIS, Resource and Environmental Economics

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, May 2017
Fuqua School of Business
Duke University, Durham, NC

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, May 2008
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Professional Experience

Summer Associate / Analyst-IDEA Fund Partners / Element Capital Advisors, Durham, NC
The internship is a dual role.  Half is a venture capital associate role with IDEA Fund Partners. The other half is an analyst role at Element Capital Advisors, a start-up founded by a Duke Alum. Summer 2015.

Business Development Consultant, Trufish.co, Durham, NC
Developing 5-year sales and revenue projections for an ocean-related startup. Conducting market research to determine competitive positioning, market size and product fit. September 2014 - Present

Summer Associate, Kapor Capital, Oakland, CA
Developed an investment rubric and landscape analysis to guide seed stage investments in startups that leverage the Internet of Things (IOT) to improve cities’ infrastructure and provide a positive social impact. Conducted due diligence for a bridge financing round within a portfolio company and contributed to the investment decision for 11 tech startups. June - August 2014.

Product Marketing Manager, Industrial Computers, Siemens, Atlanta, GA
Directed the product management and marketing effort of Siemens’ entrance into the U.S. industrial computers market. Market entry strategy focused on leveraging digital media and supported a product revenue increase of 110% over three consecutive years. Created a new web-based lead generation system that generated over $25K in new business opportunities within the first year of implementation. Increased Siemens’ sales with over 30 new customers by developing and directing a U.S.-based user conference in partnership with Intel and Microsoft. Spearheaded the re-design of Siemens’ global PC-based product advertisements. May 2010 - June 2014.

Corporate Leadership Development Program, Siemens, Atlanta, GA
Supported the go-to-market strategies of Siemens Industry’s major business units by leading 4 projects within the application development, sales, and marketing teams. Enabled more accurate sales forecasting as the director of a four-member functional team that increased transparency on over $10 million in sales through distribution by 20%. May 2008 - May 2010.

Additional Information

<p>Duke Ventures, cabinet member (2014-present); Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), MBA Programs Fellow (2014); Rising TIDE certification, Environmental Leadership Training for Inclusion and Diversity (2014); Siemens Diversity Initiative, Business Impact Initiative steering committee member (2012-2013); Emerging 100 of Atlanta, B.E.S.T. Academy youth mentoring committee chair (2012);</p>

Skills

business development
excel modeling
fundraising
negotiation
presentation development

Graduation Date

May 2017