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Robert LoCascio
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Robert LoCascio is the founder and CEO of LivePerson, a leading provider of intelligent engagement solutions, enabling many of the world’s top brands to create meaningful online connections with their customers.

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Rob built his first company, IKON, in 1991. Rob’s determination to succeed fueled the vision to create LivePerson in 1995. By 2000, the company had made enough headway to complete an initial public offering. LivePerson survived the dotcom bust of 2001, and continues to grow amidst a challenging economic environment by delivering measurable value to its customers. Rob was recognized for his exemplary leadership in 2010 with a GIL (Growth, Innovation and Leadership) CEO of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan.

LivePerson is now a thriving public company, dual listed on NASDAQ
and TASE, with $100 million plus of revenue and a half billion market cap.

Currently, more than 8,500 companies are using LivePerson technology to facilitate real-time sales and customer service, including Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC, QVC and Orbitz. LivePerson has received the CODiEs for Best Ecommerce Solution in 2011, has been named one of America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies by Forbes in 2011, and Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan in 2010.

Beyond his business, Rob is deeply committed to connecting with his local community. He is the founder of Feeding NYC, a hunger-relief project that feeds thousands of families -- virtually every shelter in New York City every Thanksgiving. This work earned him the title of "Person of the Day" by Huffington Post in 2010.

Entries by Robert LoCascio

Big(ger) Dreams than Gentrification

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 7:00 PM

"What is given or granted can be taken away...What you do for yourselves and your children can never be taken away." - Senator Robert Kennedy, 1966
It has been almost 50 years since Robert Kennedy announced the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, a program that would pair community based economic development with...
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Peter Yarrow: An American Journey, Ending Bullying, and the Story of the Hungry Goat!

(3) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 2:38 PM

Rob: Where did you grow up? Where did you start?

Peter: I was born in New York City. My mother was a teacher for English, Speech, and Drama. I grew up like an ordinary New Yorker, except my mother, after a very painful divorce had to support two children on...

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Great People No. 3: Helping Others Through Affordable Housing With Ed Norton and Abby Sigal

(12) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 1:36 PM

Ed Norton seems to be a man on a mission when it comes to helping others. I caught up with Ed and one of his best college friends, Abby Sigal, over coffee to discuss something near and dear to both of their hearts and minds: affordable housing. Ed's grandfather, the...

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Great Person #2: The Fragility of Life, Dreaming Big, and Ending Our Dependence on Oil

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2012 | 11:38 PM

Shai Agassi is on a mission to make a big dream come true. At the age of 33, he sold his first software company for a few hundreds million dollars to SAP. He then went on to lead SAP's overall technology strategy and execution before he was designated as next...

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Great Person #1: From Tel Aviv to the Academy Awards, Saving Children With Karen Tal

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 4:07 PM

My connection with Karen Tal:
Some of you may or may not know, but Israel is one of the hottest tech hubs in the world. My company has a large software development office in Israel, and last year I had the pleasure of being introduced to Yossi Vardi....

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Greatest People

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 10:30 AM

I was named Huffington Posts' Greatest Person of the Day on November 25, 2010 for my work with FeedingNYC, an organization I started after 9/11 to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to families in need around NYC. Receiving this recognition made me think about how many ordinary people are doing...

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Feeding New York This Thanksgiving

(1) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 3:19 PM

In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, like so many other New Yorkers, I wanted to find a way to give back my community. I thought maybe I could feed a few needy families a Thanksgiving meal. By the time this idea spread to my friends, family, co-workers and employees,...

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