Myron J. Kassaraba — Partner, Strategic Advisory & Transactions
Myron Kassaraba, Partner, is a business development and technology licensing executive with more than 30 years’ experience structuring and closing major transactions. He was instrumental in a negotiating out-licenses for technologies integral to hundreds of millions of personal computers worldwide, including the color management system in Windows and the font rendering technology in Adobe’s Flash.
Myron’s background spans a broad range of businesses and technologies, including executive management at Fortune 500 Companies (Eastman Kodak, Fidelity Investments) and early-stage startups (Trellix, Edsun Labs, Project Yangtze, InfoPlus). At Kodak, he ran the Corporate Strategic Alliances Group and managed major relationships with companies such as Adobe, Apple, IBM, Microsoft and Nortel. He also started Kodak’s Developer Relations Group and was a leader in the formation of the International Color Consortium and the DIG (Digital Imaging Group).
Prior to joining Pluritas in 2008, Myron was the Principal of MJK Partners, a strategy and business development consultancy where he has provided services to a number of companies including Ambient Devices, Callisto Software, Mitsubishi Electric’s Research Labs (MERL), OutSmart Power Systems, Progress Software, ULocate Communications and Zeetoo.
He has also been active in the emerging clean tech market and is a co-founder of the MIT Enterprise Forum’s Energy SIG and Ignite Clean Energy Competition. He currently serves as the HTS liaison for the LES Cross-sector Clean Tech Committee.
Myron received a BS from Northeastern University and completed The Wharton School's Executive Development Program. He was a longtime Board Member of the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council, is a co-founder of the New England Chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2.org), and serves as the Chairman of the Belmont Media Center in Belmont, MA, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. He is a member of the IAM 250 –The World’s Leading IP Strategists.