James A. Cusumano

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"Executive, entrepreneur, technologist—After working as Exxon’s Director of R&D, Mr. Cusumano founded Catalytica, Inc., a public company comprised of two business units, Catalytica Energy Systems and Catalytica Pharmaceuticals. He served as President and CEO, and subsequently as Chairman. Catalytica Pharmaceuticals grew in less than five years from four to 2000 people, $500 milion in revenue, and a market cap of $1billion. After selling the company to DSM Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Cusumano moved to Prague, where he and his wife, Inez, bought, renovated and now operate Chateau Mcely, a 5-star, award-winning, castle hotel, spa and retreat. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it was designated by The European Union as the only “Green” 5-STAR hotel in Central Europe. Mr. Cusumano has published two books and numerous articles on technology, business, entrepreneurship and leadership. "[1]

"He subsequently founded Chateau Wally Films and produced the film, What Matters Most, a winner in several international film festivals, and subsequently released in nearly 50 countries. He moved to Prague where he and his wife, Inez Cusumano bought and renovated Chateau Mcely to an award winning luxury castle, spa hotel and forest retreat, chosen by the World Travel Awards as The World s Leading Green Hotel. He is the author of numerous technical and business publications and coauthor of Freedom From Mid-East Oil, released in 2007" coauthored with Jerry B. Brown and Rinaldo S. Brutoco . He is also the author of Balance: The Business - Life Connection, and Cosmic Consciousness (2011) with Alena Peisertova and Frantisek Jelen. [1]


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  1. pragueleadershipinstitute James A. Cusumano, organizational web page, accessed June 20, 2013.