Greg Coticchia

Greg Coticchia

Chairman of the Board, Digital Risk Management Institute

Coticchia, MBA, PC, is an award-winning technology executive with over twenty-five years experience in high tech products and services. He currently serves the University of Pittsburgh as both its Director of the University of Pittsburgh's Student Startup Accelerator, 'The Blast Furnace', and as an Executive in Residence (EIR) for software and information technology. Mr. Coticchia has led or been a major contributor in two of the largest and most successful software companies in the world, LEGENT (now CA) and AXENT (now Symantec). Greg has been in fourteen start-ups and founded four, and has held executive positions for better than two-thirds of his career, participating in various size organizations, from '$0M to over $1B' in revenue. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in Industrial Engineering, where he also received his MBA, he currently teaches several courses including B2B marketing at the University Of Pittsburgh Katz School Of Business. He holds certificates in Entrepreneurial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and Professional Coaching from Duquesne University. Coticchia was named as a finalist three times for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and for the Tech 50 CEO of the Year. He was also named a 2006 Distinguished Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (Katz).