Laney Leaves Innovation Depot; Search on for New Leader

Devon Laney

After 14 years at the helm of Birmingham’s Innovation Depot, Devon Laney is leaving the organization for a new role in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

COO Molly LaBorde will be interim CEO during the search process.

Innovation Depot ranks as the top business incubator in the Southeast for technology firms with 113 member companies that totaled $176 million in gross sales last year, the agency reports. Among the firms launched at Innovation Depot are Fleetio, Atlas RFID, Pack Health, Director Point, TheraNest and PhishMe.

Thanking Laney for his time at the agency’s helm, board chairman Ray Watts, who is also president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, credited Laney with leading Innovation Depot “during a time of seismic change in Birmingham’s economic landscape and revival.”

Laney will leave Innovation Depot at the end of August.

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