Executive Leadership

IPVision’ s leadership builds upon deep academic roots at MIT, as well as extensive business, legal, financial, technology commercialization and intellectual property experience.

Joe Hadzima

Joe Hadzima, Jr., Esq
President & Founder

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Joe is co-founder of IPVision and has been recognized as one of the world’s top 300 IP strategists by Intellectual Asset (IAM) magazine.

Joe is a recognized visionary in technology startups, with a keen eye for commercializing the latest technology advancements. His extensive career has included involvement in entrepreneurship, startup phase companies, business plans, venture capital, corporate governance, and intellectual property strategy. He has been involved in the founding of more than 100 companies as a founder, investor, director, legal counsel, or employee, and has advised entrepreneurs, high-growth businesses, and venture capitalists. These companies have been in a wide range of technology areas including speech recognition, nanotechnology, energy, IT, computer networking, life science, and biotech. As a founding judge for MIT’s $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and a Senior Lecturer at Sloan School of Management at MIT, his passion for cutting edge technology continues to evolve in new directions. Joe received his S.B. and S.M. in Management from M.I.T and a juris doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School. He practiced law for 17 years, first at Ropes & Gray and then at Sullivan & Worcester as director of the High-Tech/New Ventures Group.



Dr. Hoo-min Toong
Chairman and Cofounder


Hoo-min is a co-founder of IPVision and focuses on high-technology and venture clients from his base in Silicon Valley.

He received his S.B., S.M., and PhD from MIT where he became a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Management, and Computer Science. Hoo-min has led dozens of technology development projects resulting in successful new product launches, including advising IBM as they pioneered their first personal computers.

Hoo-min left his seat at MIT to join fabless semiconductor design company MIPS Technologies, Inc. on the West Coast as a Director and General Manager until it was sold to Silicon Graphics. Hoo-min has founded and directed several IT hardware and software companies in areas of graphics and multiprocessor systems. He also holds several software interconnection, data organization, and visualization patents.


Senior Management

IPVision’s senior management brings years of corporate management and business strategy development to the company’s executive leadership team. Our senior managers provide clients with valuable insights into IP analytics and how to harness the power of patent portfolios to grow their businesses and profits.

Matt Haggerty

Matthew Haggerty
Senior Consultant 


Matt is an IPVision consultant and a serial entrepreneur. He founded Product Genesis, an innovation and technology consulting firm spun out of the MIT Innovation Center in 1986. In the evolution of Product Genesis, Matt directed numerous development programs, integrating teams of many disciplines and broad geographic range. Matt is also the founder of Altair Avionics, a United Technologies company specialized in airborne data acquisition, analysis and web-based diagnostic and reporting systems for turbine aircraft engines. Matt recently served as President of DCI Engineering, a Coghlin Company.

He served on the Governing Board of the MIT Center for Innovation in Product Development from 1998-2000 and holds about a dozen US and international patents. Matt holds a B.S.M.E. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Technology Product Development from MIT and an M.S. from Yale University in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where he was also a Sheffield Fellow.


Val Livada

Dr. Val Livada
Senior Consultant 


Val is an IPVision consultant with over 35 years of experience. During his career, Dr. Livada has combined expertise in the areas of strategic planning and organizational dynamics, with a detailed knowledge in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, new business/product development, and R&D management. Val has worked with Global 300 companies such as GM, Nokia, BD, Hitachi, startup ventures, regional development organizations and university technology transfer groups. He has also advised dozens of start-ups in a wide range of technology industries.

Val is currently a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and an adjunct lecturer at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from MIT and an M.A., M.A.L.D., and Ph.D. in International Affairs from Tufts University’s Fletcher School.


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