Technology >> CEO Interviews >> December 6, 2004


FREDERICK LIZZA is President and Chief Executive Officer of Avotus Corporation. He has more than 22 years of experience in the software and high technology industry in senior executive positions. During his career, he has proven his abilities to define strategic direction, position and launch new products. He has also succeeded in raising venture capital, leading public offerings, driving growth through internal development and acquisition, building and managing strategic alliances, and recruiting and developing high-performing management teams. Mr. Lizza joined Avotus from Idiom Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise web globalization software and services to the Global 2000 and leading e-commerce enterprises. During his three years at Idiom as President and CEO, he led the company as it grew from a pre- revenue start-up to a market segment leader. He developed the go-to- market strategy for the company and was instrumental in raising several rounds of private financing. Prior to joining Idiom, Mr. Lizza was President and CEO of Infinium, a publicly-held ERP software company that was named as one of BusinessWeek's 'Top 100 Hot Companies.' As a leader of Infinium, he was successful in increasing revenues from $50 million to over $130 million, leading the company's IPO and secondary NASDAQ stock offerings while also expanding the business globally. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College. He is a member of the High Growth CEO Forum and a member of the Massachusetts Software Council. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of Avotus

Corporation and a picture of what you're doing at the present time?

Mr. Lizza: Avotus has been in the industry for nearly 20