John Liddy Joins CenterState CEO as Interim Vice President of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Posted on July 27, 2022

John Liddy

SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO announced new leadership for The Tech Garden. John Liddy Joins CenterState CEO as interim vice president of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

As the interim vice president of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Liddy is responsible for leading CenterState CEO’s entrepreneurship portfolio and support programming, operated out of its incubator, The Tech Garden, located in downtown Syracuse. Liddy most recently served as entrepreneur-in-residence at The Tech Garden, where he brought his experience with startups, scaling companies and investments to its programs and members. He has also worked for more than a decade to provide business coaching to teams as they look to scale and grow their companies within the region’s tech ecosystem. Liddy has also helped mentor the GENIUS NY cohorts over the last five years. Liddy is an accomplished entrepreneurial executive with more than 30 years of business experience. For over a decade he’s helped people start and grow businesses, primarily by contracting with organizations whose role it is to support entrepreneurs. His clients include educational institutions, government agencies, economic development organizations, accelerators, incubators, and individual entities. The support he provides through this consulting work, incudes immersion programs, accelerator formation, content creation, course delivery, mentorship, workshops, entrepreneur-in-residence, strategic planning, and one on one coaching.

"John comes to us with a breadth of entrepreneurial and ecosystem experience," said Rob Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. "We are incredibly fortunate to have someone with his entrepreneurial expertise and knowledge of The Tech Garden - its programs and clients - work with us as we continue the process of searching for a more permanent replacement."   

Liddy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Business Administration, from Syracuse University. He is also the recipient of numerous professional awards. He and his wife, Jen, and their son, Jack, live in Syracuse.

About CenterState CEO

CenterState CEO is an independent and forward-thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region. We serve as an advocate and resource for smart business, catalyze and facilitate regional growth, and promote community prosperity through results-driven partnerships, planning and problem-solving.

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