About Us

Jon Lane, Managing Partner:

Jon began ProductWorks, Inc. in 1998 after a 20  year career with Data General Corporation where he contributed to DG’s transition from an entrepreneurial company to a Global Fortune 500 enterprise. Promoted to Vice President, Corporate Human Resources in 1994, he had previously been responsible for Corporate Employment as well as Executive Leadership, Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Programs. Jon was interim Vice President of Human Resources at Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals supporting their growth from a 15 person start-up until just prior to their recent IPO. He also assisted the co-CEO’s of HiWired in growing their firm from 60 to 160 employees. Jon has a degree from Boston University and has taught in executive programs at Babson College, Columbia University and the University of Michigan.

Lawrence Pitterman, Partner:

Larry has had 25 years of executive and human resource management experience in entrepreneurial, Fortune 500 and not-for-profit corporations. As COO for Darwin Networks, a data communications and networking company based in Louisville, KY, he managed the integration of three smaller companies thru a $90MM B round financing.. Until it’s sale in 1997, he was the SVP, Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer for Providian Corporation, a $29BB diversified financial services company. He holds a BA from City College of New York and a MA and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Case Western Reserve University.

Christina Ricci, Partner:

Christina is a senior OD professional with over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical, biotech and information technology companies. She was Director, Human Resources at Novartis Institutes and Millennium Pharmaceuticals.  She has held Director positions at Digital Equipment, Intel and was interim VP, Human Resources for Infinium Software. Christina has a BS degree from Indiana University and an MS in Human Resource Management/Organization Development from American University/NTL. Christina holds DiSC Certification and Leadership Agility 360 Certification.