Cabot Corporate Needs
Jake M. Reder
New Business Development Project Leader
Jake M. Reder joined Cabot Corporation’s (www.cabot-corp.com) New Business Development team in December 2002 from PolyTechnos Venture-Partners (www.polytechnos.com), where he had been an advisor on emerging nanotechnology-enabled investment opportunities.
Jake has studied, worked, and taught in Canada, Germany and the United States, and has been quoted and published in numerous scientific and business journals. He earned a B.Sc. with First Class Honours from the University of Waterloo, and a Ph.D. in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry as a Brown-Wetherill Fellow at Purdue University and Ludwig Maximilians Universität, focused on materials discovery and high throughput catalysis. He is a member of several scientific organisations and serves on a number of industrial advisory and philanthropic boards.
Currently, Jake is leading new business, external innovation, and knowledge management initiatives at Cabot. Amongst these are the new opportunity generation strategy, development and implementation of novel knowledge management systems, and leadership of the Cabot Fine Particle Network. The CFPN is a unique approach to strategic alliances that is designed to address the needs and opportunities presented by the rapidly expanding field of nanotechnology. This group’s primary task is to source partners for collaboration, co-development, and investment through the lens of well-defined customer requests.