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RocGrowth Candids 2016-05-11 * Arunas Chesonis * CEO Cranberry Capital

Our next guest speaker is one of the more notable local success stories, Arunas Chesonis. Currently, Arunas and his colleagues operate an investment firm, Cranberry Capital, which provides hands-on support and funding to a portfolio of start-up companies. Arunas moved to Rochester upon graduating MIT to work for Rochester Telephone. He then became president of ACC until it was sold to AT&T. His next step was PAETEC, founding and building it into a publicly-traded and nationally recognized telecom company. Arunas will discuss his connection to Rochester and how it has played a role in his life and entrepreneurial endeavors. Additionally, he will provide insights into his current activities, particularly regarding Cranberry Capital and its innovative approaches to supporting entrepreneurs.