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Lighthouse Webinars: Scaling Leadership

Event: Growth Leadership
Date: 01/07/2020

At our recent lighthouse webinar session, OpenOcean’s Tom Henriksson discussed with Lynda Clarizio and Karim Temsamani about leadership and company culture in fast-growing tech companies.

What does it take to lead in times of ultra-rapid growth and how does it differ from times in crisis?

Lynda and Karim shared their toughest leadership moments and talk about the leadership models at companies like Stripe, Google, Nielsen and AOL.

You can see the full session here

Lighthouse Webinars: Scaling Leadership


Tom Henriksson
General Partner @ OpenOcean

Tom is a General Partner at OpenOcean and passionate about data-intensive software solutions that are quick to love and built on strong technology. He is a big believer in accurate consumer profiling, marketing technologies, and intelligent automation of the enterprise. Tom holds board seats in Leadoo Marketing Technologies, LoopMe, PassFort, Personalyze, Thimble, and is excitedly following Tapdaq (Tapjoy), Truecaller, and Unacast.


Lynda Clarizio
Board professional

Lynda has spent the last 20 years as a successful executive in the media industry growing and scaling businesses with a particular focus on data and technology. She is currently a Senior Advisor to VidMob, the leading creative technology platform for social media. She also is the Co-Founder of Brilliant Friends, a seed investment group comprised of C-suite women investing in women-led businesses in media, marketing and commerce. From 2013 – 2017, Lynda was the President of Nielsen U.S. Media, responsible for leading the performance of Nielsen’s U.S. Watch business providing media and advertiser clients with measurement and marketing effectiveness solutions across television. Lynda is a recognized leader in advertising and media, having been named one of 2017’s “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” by Crain’s , one of 2011’s top 100 “Tech Titans” in the Washington, DC region by The Washingtonian.

Karim Temsamani
Global Lead, New Payments Products @ Stripe

Karim joined Stripe, the best software platform for running an internet business, in April 2019, to lead product and engineering for its New Payments Products (Stripe Capital, Stripe Corporate Card and Issuing). Prior to Stripe, he spent 12 years at Google where he oversaw, for the last 6 years, all of Google’s sales and operations across the Asia Pacific region, determining the strategy for 16 offices and the regional business strategy for Google products including AdWords, AdMob, Google Maps, Google Apps for Business, DoubleClick Ad Exchange, YouTube and AdSense. Prior to this, he established Google’s mobile advertising business as its Global Head of Mobile. He oversaw the growth of Google’s mobile advertising business worldwide, leading the teams charged with providing advertising services and solutions to thousands of advertisers, developers, and publishers.

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