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EMERGING GROWTH is located in Southern California, in La Jolla, about 20 minutes from the San Diego airport. Although the San Diego area has a strong entrepreneurial community, we recognize that entrepreneurship thrives in many other areas. 90% of our clients are located all across the US, with only about 10% being from the San Diego region.

As a botique advisory firm, we believe in quality over quantity, in long-term client relationships, and in working with the market leaders - even if you are a start-up.

We also believe that committing to attempt extreme mental and physical challenges helps build up the stamina and mental endurance that entrepreneurship sometimes require. EMERGING GROWTH's executive team is active in Ironman racing and long-distance ultra-running, and we regularly encourage our associates to set goals and complete appropriate challeges according to their readiness level.

The Executive Team's Background

Lina Ramos:

Lina Ramos is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur with over 12 years of success in planning, operating & financing private ventures, start-up divisions and multiple product lines and services in the USA and Internationally. She currently leads EMERGING GROWTH Enterprise's growth-stage practice, working with Sr. Management and Founding Teams to turn proven products & services into profitable, high-growth businesses positioned for market leadership. Client companies and key activities have included: SAIC Technology - spin-out; Applied Gene Technologies - commercial partners & government alliances; Parity Computing - industry-specific market expansion; ID Analytics - government market development, and 3E Company – company growth strategy and investor presentation to close on $25Mil in venture financing for a management buyout.

With regards to Homeland Security, Crisis & Consequence Management and Government sector activity, Ms. Ramos has been a key lead in building our portfolio companies through SBIR I, SBIR II and Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technologies Grant Funding. In addition, Ms. Ramos has been an active team member in identifying relevant government agencies (including the Department of Transportation, Boarder Patrol and the Department of Public Safety) for potential collaboration and sales. For several years, Ms. Ramos, Principal, EMERGING GROWTH Enterprise, has been on the mentoring board for a San Diego-based organization funded by the government and founded by SPAWAR, UCSD, SDSU, Jacobs School of Engineering and Lockheed Martin Orincon Technologies (formerly Orincon). The mission of this organization, the Center for Commercialization of Advanced technologies, is to cross-pollinate commercial technologies for enhancing homeland security and crisis and consequence management.

Prior to EMERGING GROWTH Enterprise, Ms. Ramos held P&L responsibility at the division, category, and products & services levels for Fortune 1000's including Booz Allen Sales Estimating System, Procter & Gamble and Monsanto where she held P&L responsibility for a Pharmaceutical spin-off of a Nutrition & Consumer Division in Europe, and was later selected to work directly with Monsanto’s CEO on biotechnology and pharmaceutical growth initiatives including the APLAC launch (Asia Pacific, Latin America & Canada) of Cox2-based Celebrex, the most successful drug in USA history. Ms. Ramos has lead in numerous strategic alliance relationships involving co-branding, distribution, product development and internet-based data mining with partners including: Nestle, Pfizer, Becton Dickinson and the Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). Her demonstrated results in operations, enterprise growth and strategic alliances/acquisitions include a $185Mil acquisition approval and 28% division sales turn-around establishing market leadership for a 105 person spin-out division which she built and ran; $10Mil+ multi-product launch for franchise expansion; and $20Mil free media PR campaign for a software technology (

Lina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and a MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.

Kaare Holm:

Kaare Holm possesses over 14 years executive and entrepreneurial experience building international and start-up companies. He currently leads the EMERGING GROWTH Enterprise Energy and Power Practice, partnering with Sr. Executives and Founders of energy-related division spinouts and technology start-ups, including Global Renewable Energy Partners and Renewable Energy Systems (RES). Expert in operations, market development, strategic alliances and entrepreneurship, Kaare has successfully built the strategies and implemented the plans that have lead to profitable exits for investors.

As an entrepreneur, Kaare co-founded several start-up companies including a renewable energy development company in Spain and internet-based enterprise software venture in the USA. Both companies remain in existence with the software company currently adapted for emergency response applications. Kaare’s entrepreneurial savvy in the renewable energy development company resulted in market development of 100 MW of wind power in Spain, a strategic alliance with an industry leader in turbine manufacturing, and a power purchase agreement with the Spanish national power company, Union Fenosa.

As an international executive, Kaare optimized operations, alliances and market development at globally expanding companies, including: Gamesa Eólica, a joint venture company with technology partner Vestas, the worlds largest wind turbine manufacturer; GREP, the global project development spin-out for NEG-Micon; HARDI Hartvig-Jensen, the worlds largest manufacturer and marketer of plant protection equipment; Alexander Proudfoot, a leading management consultancy; and DASAR, the leader in CEO-only high technology roundtable conferences globally.

Community leadership includes: Co-chair of the San Diego Telecom Council’s Wireless Content and Applications Special Interest Group; member of the San Diego Venture Group, UCSD CONNECT and the SDSIC and selected member of the GE Financial alliance partner network.

Kaare holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Marketing from the Niels Brock International Business College, Copenhagen, Denmark, and completed studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business to earn an International MBA from I.E.S.E., a top 3 European business school and the first Harvard Business School affiliate.

Over the years, we have worked with a number of talented associates, some of whom we still collaborate with. Their names are listed at the bottom of this page.

Contact Information

7825 Fay Avenue, Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037-4270

Lina (at) emergingenterprise (dot) com
Direct #: (619) 886 4227

Kaare (at) emergingenterprise (dot) com
Direct #: (619) 886 4223

General inquiries, solicitors etc. - please leave a voice message at the general office phone number listed below. We do receive a transcript by email of any message left at that number.
Office #: (858) 459 2820


Thanks and best wishes to those who helped us and hopefully learned from us through the years:

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