Reiman Speaker Series

Reiman Speaker Series

The Reiman Entrepreneurial Speaker Series was established through a generous gift from Roy and Bobbi Reiman of Greendale, Wisconsin. The lecture series features an entrepreneurial guest who spends time at Iowa State University meeting with students, faculty, and business leaders. The guest speaker also gives a community lecture on campus.

The 2024 Speaker Series:

Startup Successes and Lessons Learned Along the Way featuring Bruce Lehrman

Bruce Lehrman // Serial Entrepreneur

Bruce Lehrman is the founder, Vice Chair, and former CEO of Inovlta LLC, a Carlyle-owned multi-tenant data center and IT services company based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Known for his entrepreneurial spirit, Bruce led Involta to rank #40 on the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company list (#2 in IT services) and received the CEO of the Year and Company of the Year awards from the Technology Association of Iowa Prometheus Awards.

Building community is an important focus for Bruce. He believes in the strength of the entrepreneurial spirit and supports the men and women who are working to develop companies in his work on the Boards of Entrepreneurial Development Center, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance (Chair 2015), Iowa Seed Fund, Iowa Startup Accelerator Fund, Van Meter Industrial (Chair), Higher Learning Technology (Chair), UGen, and the Technology Association of Iowa (serving as Chair for 2013).

Bruce has prior experience in the startup world as CEO/Founder of LIVEware5, a premier streaming media company, which grew to be the premier provider of business training technology as a partner to Intel. Bruce holds a BBA in marketing from Iowa State University and is a frequent speaker at industry events and entrepreneurship programs.


Event Details:

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 2 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Iowa State University Memorial Union, Sun Room | 2229 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50014

*Event is FREE and lunch is provided. Registration is required.

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Past Reiman Entrepreneurial Speakers

  • September 2020 – Alex Timm, CEO and Co-founder of Root Insurance
  • September 2019 – Roy Reiman, founder of Reiman Publications
  • February 2019 -Guy Barbier, senior client partner at Oracle Data Cloud
  • April 2016 – Craig Culver, owner of Culvers restaurants
  • March 2013 – Diego Veitia, founder of INTL FCStone
  • September 2013 – Roy Reiman, founder of Reiman Publications
  • October 2012 – Adrian Sannier, vice president of product at Pearson eCollege
  • March 2011 – Becky Taylor, senior adviser of innovation and entrepreneurship in the U.S. Department of State’s office of science and technology
  • April 2010 – Steve King, founder of Landscape Structures Inc.
  • February 2009 – Danny O’Neill, founder and CEO of The Roasterie Inc.
  • March 2008 – Jeffrey Stamp, Assistant Professor and Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of North Dakota
  • February 2007 – Atul Gupta, founder and CEO of Advanced Technologies Group Inc.
  • September 2005 – Madolyn Johnson, founder of The HomeMaker’s Idea Company
  • September 2004 – David Kingland, founder and CEO of Kingland Systems
  • April 2003 – Craig Elliott, CEO of Packeteer
  • March 2002 – Gary Sutton, author of the Six Month Fix
  • October 2000 – Tom Kieffer, CEO of Agiliti Inc.
  • March 1999 – Fred Dotzler, founder Medicus Venture Partners
  • 1999 – Roy Reiman, founder of Reiman Publications
  • October 1997 – Reimen Entrepreneurial Speaker Series Kickoff with Roy Reiman, founder of Reiman Publications