My background: I have diverse experience in engineering, law, and finance. My experience embraces varied roles, including as an early-stage investor in medical device, life science, high technology and professional service firms and as a board member of various family-owned and operated companies and non-profit organizations. I was VP, Business Operations, General Counsel and Secretary and a member of the operating committee of Prime Computer, Inc., and the CFO and VP, Administration of a $100 million lBM hardware and software reseller with a growing professional services organization.
My approach: I pride myself on providing practical, creative advice that "can be practiced" rather than a solution that is conceptually sound but operationally unworkable.
My experience includes:
Business Sales: I have worked with business owners in the technology, software, professional services and laboratory services industries to increase value and prepare for and navigate a successful exit.
Operations Management: I seek to bring sound, practical business judgment learned from my experience working with owner-owned and operated companies. I have resolved complex problems under critical time constraints in quickly evolving and tense environments. I believe in acting ethically, openly and decisively.
Independent Directorships: I have been a board member of family-owned and operated businesses in the generic pharmaceutical, laboratory services, and high technology companies. I work persistently to support growth and create wealth for the owners. More importantly, I believe in the setting of a clear boundary between family and business. As an outside director, I work to build trust, understanding, and open-mindedness with family matters and freely air candid opinions to promote open and honest debate
between family members.
Suffolk University Law School, JD
Northeastern University, BSEE
Executive Education Programs - Business:
Brandeis University Non-Degree Student - Heller School (Course in Corporate Finance) and School of International Economics and Finance (Various courses in Financial Modeling and Acquisitions)
Duke FUQUA School of Business (Strategy, Economics, and Operations)
Executive Education Programs - Legal:
Stanford Law School (ERISA Law),
Harvard Law School (Antitrust, Corporate and Tax Law)