Nanocomp technologies inc
LED STRATEGIC FINANCE FUNCTION: Led capital markets, reporting and controls, business systems, and investor relations.
Served as CFO for Nanocomp Technologies Inc (NTI). a DuPont Corporation- and US government-funded advanced materials company that produces the the strongest, lightest and most conductive material on earth.
Provided strategic and financial leadership to the Board, CEO, investors, lenders and accounting team to ensure that the Company had, and preserved, funding required support its growth.
Worked closely with the CEO to co-lead the negotiation effort to secure a three year Joint Development Agreement with DuPont Corporation (http://bit.ly/1IYiPwb).
Led capital markets activities raising $15M in venture capital and private equity, and $4M in mezzanine and debt financing.
Recommended several strategic software platforms including ERP (Infor's Syteline), CRM (Salesforce.com), BI (IBM Cognos), Marketing Analytics and Web Content Management (Hubspot).
Led the accounting team on budgets, forecasts, treasury, and insurance.
Organized selection and management of accounting firms (Ernst & Young, McGladrey) managing audits and 409A valuations.
Led investor and lender relations.
LED MARKETING INITIATIVES: Developed and implemented marketing strategy and programs including:
Initiated, led design and authored content for the company's web site (www.nanocomptech.com) and social media program including Linkedin, Twitter and a Company blog (http://bit.ly/1Si3act)
Co-managed public relations helping select and manage Schwartz Communications and, later, Makovsky.
Worked with the CEO and a leading national branding agency, Lexicon, to develop and select product names "Miralon" and Bexite" for NTI's two major product lines,
Initiated and authored applications that led to the Company winning a Gold and Silver (Thomas) Edison Award (2014) and a Frost and Sullivan Game Changing Manufacturing Technology award (2013).
Note: From 2011-May 2014, I maintained overlapping roles as Nanocomp's lead investor-director (see CCV Fund below) and its CFO.