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Exclusive Luncheon Event - The Trendlines Group

Date: May 28, 2014 12:00 - 14:00

Trendlines is a global leader in start-up ingenuity. Trendlines invests in, incubates, and supports early-stage, high-promise medical and agricultural technology companies in Israel. In partnership with innovators and investors, Trendlines serves with passion, and fosters collaboration in an environment that encourages curiosity. Trendlines seeks to create and develop companies to improve the human condition.

Steve and Todd said two things about working with early-stage, innovation-based business: It’s about the people, and it’s about building relationships. These two principles remain at the foundation of their philosophy. Fast forward 20 years, and today, through its three investment units: Trendlines Medical, Trendlines Agtech, and Trendlines Labs, the Trendlines Group has created an award-winning organization known for inventing, investing, partnering, and developing medical and agtech companies.

D. Todd Dollinger 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trendlines and Chairman, Trendlines Medical

Mr. Dollinger founded Trendlines, Inc., a U.S. based company providing sales, marketing, consulting and product development services for the US market in 1978. Mr. Dollinger served as president of Trendlines, Inc. until 1990 when he and his family moved to Israel where he joined the marketing department of SRD Medical. Mr. Dollinger went on to become SRD Medical’s Chief Executive Officer, managing private equity placements and all aspects of marketing and product development. In 1993, Mr. Dollinger left SRD Medical to cofound Trendlines International Ltd. with Mr. Steve Rhodes. Under the leadership of Mr. Dollinger and Mr. Rhodes, Trendlines International Ltd. grew to become one of Israel’s leading business development consulting firms. In 2007, Mr. Dollinger and Mr. Rhodes cofounded Trendlines and merged the principal activities of Trendlines International Ltd. into Trendlines the following year. Mr. Dollinger also serves as director and chairman of the board on a number of Trendlines’ portfolio companies.

Steve Rhodes 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Trendlines and Chairman, Trendlines Agtech

Mr. Rhodes began his career with the Chicago branch of Bank Leumi in 1979 where he advanced through a number of financial marketing and lending positions, including director of marketing. Mr. Rhodes continued with Bank Leumi when he and his family moved to Israel in 1985. While at Bank Leumi in Israel, Mr. Rhodes rose to the position of deputy manager of Bank Leumi’s International Division. In 1988, Mr. Rhodes joined SRD Medical; following a stint as its Chief Financial Officer, he moved to the company’s marketing department, becoming its Vice President of sales and marketing. In 1993, Mr. Rhodes left SRD Medical to cofound Trendlines with Mr. Dollinger. Under the leadership of Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Dollinger, Trendlines International Ltd. grew to become one of Israel’s leading business development consulting firms. In 2007, Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Dollinger cofounded Trendlines and merged the principal activities of Trendlines International Ltd. into Trendlines the following year.  Mr. Rhodes also serves as director and chairman of the board on a number of Trendlines’ portfolio companies. 

Mr. Rhodes holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. Mr. Rhodes is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois

 

 

 

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