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Expanding a Dutch business in the United States — Insights from William Schrader, American CEO & Internet Pioneer

  • Foley & Lardner LLP 3000 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

Lessons Learned from a CEO and Internet Pioneer

William Schrader, CEO of Leaseweb USA, is an internet pioneer and co-founder of the world’s first commercial Internet Service Provider.  In this presentation William will share his experience helping Leaseweb grow in the US market and what it's like to work with the Dutch.  


6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Arrival, networking & drinks
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Presentations
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM Networking, food & drinks


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About William Schrader

Bill Schrader developed his skills, insights and decision-making acumen in a broad scope of endeavors ranging from chemical and nuclear physics labs, parallel supercomputing, global internetworking and software development. His expertise as Chairman and CEO for over 25 years has enabled Schrader to lead groups facing rapidly fluctuating external conditions that presented profound strategic risks to the organizations for which he was responsible. The scale of Schrader’s experience has ranged from private to public, startup to very large, stable to exponential growth, one office to 30 countries, and from economic boom to financial ruin and recovery. In both the growth and the downsizing phases, Schrader successfully led organizations through the analytic processes to establish strategies and execute tactics for successful exits while minimizing risks and providing gain.

Most recently since 2012, Schrader serves as CEO of LeaseWeb USA Inc., a wholly owned sub of a Dutch firm. He is responsible for all company activities in the United States.

Read Bill Schrader's full biography here.


About Leaseweb

LeaseWeb provides a portfolio of hosted infrastructure solutions including traditional dedicated server hosting, cloud and colocation. Since the best configuration for your business may span more than one platform, LeaseWeb can help you mix and match to build the optimal hybrid solution for your business. The LeaseWeb platform resides on one of the largest, most reliable networks in the world, boasting 5.0 Tbps bandwidth capacity and 99.9999% core uptime. Thanks also to state-of-the-art data centers, and a broad choice of technologies, we are able to deliver an industry-leading portfolio of solutions – from bare metal to public and private clouds. . As a prominent member of the Ocom Group, LeaseWeb has been hosting and supporting mission critical websites, internet applications, email servers, security and storage services since 1997.

LeaseWeb's growing infrastructure currently spans eight data centers in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the United States, connecting with major telecom carriers. LeaseWeb peers with Internet exchanges in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, New York, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Oslo, Zurich and Madrid.