Glen T. Meakem
Glen Meakem is the Founder & CEO of Forever Inc. (www.forever.com), the world’s first and only permanent media storage and sharing company.
Between 2005 and 2012, Glen founded and led a successful early-stage venture capital firm called Meakem Becker Venture Capital (MBVC). Under Glen’s leadership, MBVC invested in a number of technology companies, including Kiva Systems (sold to Amazon), HotPads (sold to Zillow), Shipwire (sold to Ingram Micro), and CloudMeter (sold to Splunk).
Glen’s entry into the venture capital industry was preceded by his widely chronicled role as Founder, Chairman and CEO of FreeMarkets Inc., which was the leading provider of internet-deployed software and services for automating the supply chain sourcing processes of Global 1000 companies. Glen founded FreeMarkets in 1995, took it public in a record setting IPO in 1999, then sold it to Ariba in 2004. At its peak, FreeMarkets had a publicly traded market cap of $13 billion.
Early in his career Glen was a manager in General Electric’s Corporate Business Development Group; a consultant with McKinsey & Company; and held a range of consumer marketing and product management positions for Kraft-General Foods. Glen was also a combat engineer officer in the United States Army Reserve, serving as a platoon leader in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the First Gulf War. Glen graduated A.B. cum laude from Harvard University and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Glen and his wife, Diane, have five children.