Jeff Lawrence (entrepreneur)

Jeff Lawrence (entrepreneur) Biography

Jeff Lawrence was born on November 14, 1957 is an entrepreneur, technologist and philanthropist.

Jeff Lawrence (entrepreneur) Age

Jeff Lawrence was born on November 14, 1957 , He is 61 years as of 2019

Jeff Lawrence (entrepreneur) wife

Jeff was married to Diane Troth, who died on November 30, 2016, and they had two children.

Jeff Lawrence (entrepreneur) Children

They both had two children who ware Christopher and Kathy.

Jeff Lawrence Early life and Family

Jeff was born in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was Ray Lawrence and his mother was Grace Lawrence. He has two younger sisters, Connie and Lisa. Jeff was married to Diane Troth, who died on November 30, 2016, and they had two children, Christopher and Kathy. He lived briefly in Northridge, California and New York, and grew up in Van Nuys, California and Studio City, California. He was very interested in science and technology as a child. While going to college Jeff worked at Butterfly Media Dimensions, a company founded by Allen Secher, a rabbi, civil rights activist, radio personality and television producer. Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1979.

Jeff Lawrence Career

Jeff Lawrence’s career started in 1980. That is more than 39 years ago After graduating from UCLA he joined Amdahl Corporation’s Communications Systems Division in 1980. Amdahl had just finished acquiring the privately held company Tran Telecommunications which became its Communications Systems Division.

At Amdahl, Jeff developed software for high performance packet switching systems designed for large enterprise and public data network infrastructures. Amdahl’s circuit and packet switching systems were sold to PTT’s and enterprises around the world. Some customers for the circuit and packet switching systems included Pacific Bell, SAPO, the Trans-Canada Telephone System and AT&T.

The systems were used to build the Pacific Bell, Datapac and SAPONET public data networks as well as portions of AT&T’s enterprise network. Jeff left Amdahl just before it moved its Communications Systems Division from Marina Del Rey, California to Richardson, Texas and went to Doelz Networks in 1985.

At Doelz, Jeff developed software and systems for high availability Local Area Network and Wide Area Network products for large enterprise network infrastructures. After the 1987 stock market crash, Doelz Networks experienced financial difficulties and Jeff was laid off in 1988. Doelz Networks was bought by its management and a group of European investors in 1988.

Jeff co-founded, with Larisa Chistyakov, Trillium Digital Systems in 1988 and served as its President & CEO until its acquisition by Intel Corporation in 2000. Jeff continued at Intel as the Chief Technology Officer for its Communications Group and left Intel in 2002. Trillium Digital Systems developed and licensed communications software to communications equipment manufacturers building the wireless, Internet, broadband and telephone infrastructure. Trillium software has been developed, licensed and used to build telecommunications equipment for over 25 years.

The Lawrence Foundation

Jeff and his wife, Diane Troth, founded The Lawrence Foundation in 2000 after Trillium’s acquisition by Intel. The Lawrence Foundation is a family foundation that makes grants to non-profit environmental, human services, and other causes. The Lawrence Foundation has made over $5 million in grants since its inception.

Jeff co-founded, with Lori Mitchell, the Common Grant Application in 2006 and continues to serve as its President. The Common Grant Application offers a Web-based service that serves as a common application to non-profit grantseekers and a grant management system to non-profit grantmakers.

Jeff sits on the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean’s Executive Board.

Jeff served on the board of directors of Guidance Software a provider of computer forensic, Discovery and cybersecurity between 2008 and 2015.


Jeff Lawrence (entrepreneur)

Jeff Lawrence Achievements

  • 1997, 1998 – Trillium listed in Inc. 500 for its fast growth as a private company
  • 1997 – Co-recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Area Entrepreneur of the Year award
  • 2005 – Recipient of the UCLA School of Engineering’s Professional Achievement award

Articles written

  • “The Network Tapestry”. Communications Systems Design, February 1998.
  • “Today’s Networks”. Global Communications, 1998.
  • “The Network Frontier: Wireless Technology and the Imagination”. CTI Magazine, June 1999.
  • “Battle of the Infrastructures: Voice-over-IP and Voice-over-ATM”. OEM Integrator.
  • “The Role of Protocols in the Network Infrastructure”. Telecom International.
  • “Internet Telephony and the Three I’s”. CTI Magazine, January 1999.
  • “Building the Future Network”. Annual Review of Communications.
  • “Integrating SS7 and IP Technologies”. CTI Magazine, April 1999.
  • “IMHO: On the Road to Voice-over-IP”. Business Communications Review.
  • “Distributed Network Intelligence and VoIP”., August 1999.
  • “Make it Run Forever”. CTI Magazine, August 1999.
  • “Separation Anxiety”. European Communications.
  • “Going With the Flow, MPLS and Quality of Service in the Next-Generation Networks”. CTI Magazine, October 1999.
  • “The Emergence of a Unified Signalling Architecture”. IEC Annual Review of Communications, 2000.
  • “In Search of the Killer Apps”. Communications Solutions, February 2000.
  • “Battle of the Infrastructures”. Communications Solutions, May 2000.
  • “Information Security in an Open Public Network”. Communications Solutions, July 2000.
  • “MPLS: Quality of Service and the Next Generation Network”. Integrated Communications Design, July 2000.
  • “The Next Generation Network”. Global Communications, 2001.
  • “Content Distribution: The Next Frontier”. Communications Solution, February 2001.
  • “Bus, Bus, Interconnect”. Communications Solutions, June 2001.
  • “Processing Models for the NGN”. Communications Solutions, August 2001.
  • “How Do You Measure Performance?”. Communications Solutions, November 2001.

Jeffrey Lawrence Net Worth

The estimated Net Worth of Jeffrey D Lawrence is at least $3.87 Million dollars as of 29 March 2019. Mr. Lawrence owns over 4,000 units of Domino’s Pizza Inc stock worth over $2,162,468 and over the last 3 years he sold DPZ stock worth over $0. In addition, he makes $1,706,600 as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at Domino’s Pizza Inc.

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Jeff is a co-founder and President of the Common Grant Application; founder and Trustee of The Lawrence Foundation and President, and founder and CEO of Clivia Systems.

The Common Grant Application system is a grant management system for grantmakers and scholarship providers. Clivia Systems provides business and technology advisory services.

Jeff was formerly a Board Member of Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) which provides forensic, e-discovery and endpoint security software; formerly served as Chief Technology Officer of Intel’s Network Communications Group and was also the co-founder, President, and CEO of Trillium Digital Systems (which was acquired by Intel in 2000). Trillium developed and licensed communications software to telecommunications equipment manufacturers.

Jeff has over 35 years of experience in the development of software, hardware, and systems for wireless, broadband, Internet, and telephone networks and Web applications. Jeff received a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1979 and was co-recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year award and the UCLA School of Engineering’s Professional Achievement award. Jeff sits on a number of advisory boards and writes and speaks on technology, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, economics and ethics.

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