George Deriso is an experienced executive, entrepreneur and consultant who has worked with businesses of all sizes worldwide. Prior to founding Cosmos Partners, George worked for Falcon Venture Partners, a Colorado private equity firm. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental as an executive or founder of 8 technology ventures.
He also has worked in large multi-national companies, such as AT&T, Apple, and Gartner Group, providing him experience and insight that is meaningful across the full range of enterprises. He has lived and worked overseas, conducting business extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
In addition, George is a faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder's (CU, Boulder), Leeds School of Business with the 'Certificate of Excellence in Entrepreneurial Studies' program at the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship.
George has a Masters degree from the California State University in Instructional Technology and Multimedia and an undergraduate degree from the California State University in Liberal Arts. He is an Advisor on the boards of the CU, Boulder's Deming Center for Entrepreneurship and the Technology Transfer Office. In addition he is the Director on the board of ETown, a nationally broadcast radio variety show and continues in an advisory capacity to new ventures and investors globally.