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Interest

  • Member of the Board of Directors at the Red Cross, Silicon Valley Chapter.
  • Principal advisor to NSF and NIH SBIR programs via the LARTA Institute.
  • Member of the Board of Directors at the California Institute of Computer Assisted Surgery.

Work experience

Apr 2001Present

Managing Director

AuraVC

Buyout advisory, due diligence, financing, corporate strategy and M&A services to top-tier clients. Board/CEO advisor to entrepreneurial high-technology businesses.

May 2010Sep 2013

President

Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation

Offering advanced optical sensing systems to government and commercial clients in Aerospace, Energy, Telecommunications and Medical Devices markets. 

Jan 2005Dec 2007

Management Consultant

LEK

Worked with leading private equity clients and executive teams on strategic planning in major corporate buyouts.

Feb 2002Nov 2003

President & CEO

Optinetrics

$20m investment by Smart Technology Ventures, Dyna Fund Ventures, Hoya and Sumitomo's Presidio Ventures in advanced semiconductor process for integrating optical chips. 

Feb 2000Jan 2002

Venture Partner

BV Cornerstone Ventures

West Coast representative of this $100m venture capital fund and its founding $2b Washington, DC fund of funds

Jan 1998Feb 2000

Vice President

Montgomery & Co.

M&A and Private placements for growth and middle market companies in the media, telecom, technology, healthcare and Internet

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