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Corporate Advisors: Jim McCloskey Norrie Daroga George A. Vandeman

Here is your Zen for the week:

People will not compete with you if you don't make much of your own cleverness.

Norrie Daroga is a senior executive with over 30 years’ diverse experience.  He is the Founder of Avatar Ventures, Inc. which serves as a strategic advisor for early-stage companies in a variety of industries.

He was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Metavante Technologies, Inc. before it merged with Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE: FIS). During his ten years at Metavante, he managed teams in the areas of Business Development, Legal, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Privacy, Compliance, Internal Audit, Insurance, Sourcing, and Information Security. He personally negotiated acquisitions exceeding $2 billion in market cap, which grew the company’s revenues from about $660 million to over $1.7 billion during a five year period. Previously, Mr. Daroga built a technology law practice as a partner at the law firm of Quarles & Brady, LLP, where he negotiated the agree­ment for the first online banking transaction ever conducted.

He serves on the Leadership Board of Outsourcing Angels, a group of C-level executives who provide deep experience in the outsourcing industry and investment capital to help entrepreneurs develop their companies. He is also the Founder of Daroga Law Offices, S.C., a law firm specializing in providing legal services to compa­nies seeking or providing outsourcing services. Mr. Daroga has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Engineering (Mech.) from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Marquette University (Milwaukee).

He received a General Certificate of Education from University of Cambridge (England) and has completed several Executive Management courses at the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.