GLENN OLIVER:
 
GLENN OLIVER




 
 
 
 
 
Founder and President, H2bid.com in Detroit. Attorney Glenn Oliver created H2bid.com to create an efficient market for commercial transactions in the water and wastewater industries. The siteís goal is to provide access to any water or wastewater contract opportunity anywhere in the world. Out of nearly 1,000 entries, H2bid.com is one of five finalists in the Forbes.com Boost Your Business contest. Previously, Oliver served former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer as the public safety director and group executive where he supervised eight departments and was a member of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Board of Commissioners. He also has prior experience at a Minneapolis law firm and worked with Archer at the Michigan Supreme Court as a judicial law clerk. His memberships include the state bars of Michigan, California and Minnesota; federal district courts in Michigan and Minnesota; and the U.S. Court of International Trade. He received his bachelorís degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.


WHERE BORN: "El Dorado, Arkansas."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "Certainly my grandfather. He was an entrepreneur and taught me to think like an entrepreneur. On the legal side, two men Ė law professor Wade McCree and Dennis Archer, whom I worked for a couple of times."

LAST BOOK READ: "The Long Tail by Chris Anderson."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Analytical, open-minded and a good manager."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "The Internet is transforming every industry. More and more business is being done on the Internet because it presents unmatched speed and information. Itís transforming the world."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "My Treo. Itís compact yet indispensable."

FAVORITE PLACE: "Anywhere near a body of water. Give me a spot by an ocean, lake, or river and Iím great."

FAVORITE HOBBY: "Playing chess, reading biographies, watching sports and preparing a great meal."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Italian seafood pasta called frutti de mar."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "I'm an artist. In high school I won a scholarship to the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As a good father and husband and as a guy who used his success to help others."