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Mr. Fabbio is characterized as a visionary and successful serial entrepreneur. He has founded and built multiple industry-leading companies by identifying large emerging markets, gaining intimate knowledge of the market needs, challenging conventional wisdom, and bringing targeted, innovative solutions to those markets.
Fabbio has functioned as a Chief Executive Officer, board director, and venture capitalist for over 25 years with notable experience launching, funding, growing, and managing innovative and category creating companies. He has had a transformational impact on the software, systems technology and healthcare industries resulting in the creation of over $1.5 billion of shareholder value at time of exit.
In recognition of his success in building world-class businesses, Fabbio was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1997. He has subsequently served as a chair person and a judge for the Austin E&Y awards. He also has been a national judge for the E&Y awards. Fabbio has been recognized in the 1999 Digital South Magazine List of “Most Influential People In the South’s New Economy”, 2002 Forbes Magazine Midas List of the “Top 100 Technology Venture Investors (technology’s top 100 dealmakers)”, and 2013 Rochester Institute of Technology Innovation Hall of Fame, to name a few.
With over 30 years of business experience, Fabbio has been involved in all aspects of business: company formation, investor and board oversight, and day-to-day operations. In 2006, Mr. Fabbio left the technology industry to focus on healthcare and launched WhiteGlove Health where he was able to uniquely apply his technology background to address the many challenges found in the healthcare industry today. Starting in 1997, Fabbio spent nearly 6 years in the venture capitalist industry with Austin Ventures, as a Venture Partner, and with TL Ventures, as a Managing Director. While in the venture industry, Fabbio had a very strong track record. He co-founded Ventix Systems, which later merged with Motive Communications and went public. Fabbio also lead the incubation and funding of Agere Systems that was acquired by Lucent Technologies. In 1993, Fabbio founded DAZEL Corporation, which quickly became the acknowledged market leader in Output Management, before being acquired by Hewlett-Packard. In 1989, Fabbio founded Tivoli Systems and was the catalyst for what became a one of the largest software categories in the world — Enterprise Systems Management. In 1996, after a successful IPO, Tivoli was acquired by IBM. In addition, Fabbio has held senior technical and executive management positions with Cesura, VIEO, IBM, Prime Computer, Applix, and Kodak. Mr. Fabbio also served as a Rochester Institute of Technology Board of Trustee member.
Fabbio received a A.A.S in Chemistry from Mohawk Valley Community College, a B.A. in Chemistry/Computer Science from SUNY at Potsdam and an M.S. in Computer Science and Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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