Business Advisor, Founder & Executive
Wi-Fi, Stanford, UN, 3Com
Food & Ag, Consumer Electronics, EdTech, Mobile & Wireless, Energy, Software, Music Tech
Its always important to understand the purpose of your business, how your company differentiates itself, who your competitors are, what are your objectives, how to get there, and the risks of each potential path forward.
I am a creative, highly motivated, rigorously analytical systems thinker, a superior communicator, and business leader. As an entrepreneur and corporate team member, I've successfully collaborated with many executives, managers, and operators. I possess a unique ability to understand macro external factors affecting firms, and simultaneously to plan and execute on the ground to drive tangible results.
I've been on both sides of M&A and private placements, with global transactional experience in originating, evaluating, structuring, and negotiating deals across the capital spectrum as part of a corporate strategic venture fund, an investment bank, and a fund-of-funds.
A business usually has multiple paths for growth, and tradeoffs to consider between those options. The slope of the growth curve determines how much capital is required, but organic growth (from sales) and acquisitions (vertical or horizontal) both require typically more capital than what the company has in reserve. I help companies decide where to grow, what to do, and how to get there. Then I help them go do it.
For many companies — in different stages of development, of various sizes, and in a variety of industries — I've written:
- Business plans
- Pitch decks
- Forecasts & Budgets
- Pro-forma Financial Statements
- Funding Plans