Professor, Leeds School of Business

George Deriso

George Deriso is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, educator, coach, consultant, mentor, speaker and advisor who has worked with businesses of all sizes worldwide. Prior to founding his current consulting practice – Cosmos Partners – George worked for Falcon Venture Partners, a Colorado private equity firm. George has had a successful career as an executive with some of the biggest brands you know, including AT&T, Apple and Gartner, Inc., and as a serial entrepreneur, private equity investor and social impact innovator. As a leader in community service, George has mentored for the Unreasonable Institute, the Global Social Benefit Incubator and Innovation Center of the Rockies, and overseas with Ustvarjalnik and iXperiment (entrepreneurship for high school age youth-eastern Europe), among many others. He has lived and worked overseas, conducting business extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Currently, George is a professor at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, a preceptor at Watson University, and an advisor to new ventures and investors globally.