Eugene O'Malley, Managing Partner, Cobblestone Advisers
Mr. O'Malley is the Managing Partner of Cobblestone Advisers, LLC. Mr.
O'Malley has over twenty years of international business consulting and fund raising advisory experience with a strong specialization in advising foreign companies with acquisition and market entry strategies into the U.S.A. Prior to founding Cobblestone in 1989, Mr. O'Malley was head of the corporate restructuring practice at Arthur D. Little, Inc., at the time, the world's fourth largest consulting firm with global advisory responsibilities. Mr. O'Malley has been an active investor in innovative technology solutions companies with global customers. He has strong capabilities in industrial technology applications, real estate, and cross border operations. Mr. O'Malley has played an active role in over 40 cross border transactions with participation in capital raising in excess of 2 billion USD. Mr. O'Malley received a B.S. in Finance from Boston College and earned a M.B.A. in International Finance from Fordham University. He was raised in the Boston area and is married with three children and resides in Wellesley,Massachusetts.
Bill McDermott, CEO, McDermott Consulting Services
Business owners rely on Bill to put together comprehensive financial solutions; whether opening or expanding a business, investing in equipment or real estate, meeting seasonal financing needs. Bill is a single point of contact for comprehensive consulting services while guiding clients in reducing their banking costs as part of their overall cost-reduction strategies.
First and foremost, Bill is a consultant who can fashion loans and lines of credit for working capital, business acquisitions, equipment and real estate. Often, he serves his clients by refinancing loans from other financial institutions where his clients have found dissatisfaction with service or response time in dealing with loan requests.
Terri Dennison, Regional Director, SBA
Terri Denison became the District Director for the Georgia Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in May 2002.
Ms. Denison started her SBA career in 1987 as a Presidential Management Intern at the Agency’s Washington, D. C. District Office. In 1989, she moved to the SBA’s Headquarters Office. Here, Ms. Denison worked with the Agency’s Minority Enterprise Development and One Stop Capital Shop programs and as a Field Operations Analyst in the Office of Field Operations. In 1994, she served as an SBA representative on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community Interagency Task Force.
Ruth King, CEO, Ribbon
Ruth King is founder and CEO of Ribbon. She is a seasoned entrepreneur. Over the past 25 years she has owned 7 businesses. Her first business, Business Ventures Corporation, began operations in 1981. Through Business Ventures Corporation she travels throughout the United States coaching, training, and helping small businesses achieve the business goals they want to achieve.
After twelve years on the road, doing 200 flights per year, she knew there had to be a better way to reach business people who wanted to build their businesses and train their employees. As a result HVACChannel.tv began broadcasting in March, 2002. ProfitabilityChannel.com began broadcasting in January, 2005. Other channels quickly followed. Ribbon, the first Internet Broadcasting Network, was born.
Karen Rands, Founder & Visionary at OurFundingPlanet
Karen, known inside IBM as "the Deal Maker", left IBM in 2001 to catch the dot.com wave of a terrific start up and began her REAL education on the venture capital formation market. Launched Kugarand Holdings in August of 2001 initially as a finder for Venture Capital firms. Kugarand Holdings evolved into a full service provider for start up and early stage companies seeking venture capital that may come in the way of debt or equity. We do this through 3 key initiatives: NBAI, a community for high net worth men and women to come together in a social environment and look at alternative investments and private equity investments to gain a greater yield; LAUNCHfn to work with companies to ensure they are seeking the right kind of capital for their stage of business; and KYRMedia to deliver necessary education products and our own angel investor training, to the marketplace for entrepreneurs and investors.
Alan Urech, Managing Partner, Stoney River Capital Partners
Mr. Alan Urech is a Senior Executive with 30 years experience in successfully developing and commercializing companies. He has grown multiple businesses by using strong strategic, tactical and operational leadership skills, methodologies and best practice expertise to help them understand and implement appropriate strategies. These organizations include HBO & Company where he was part of a team that saw the organization’s expansion from initial start-up to about $180 million dollars in revenue within 12 years. During this period, he was instrumental in developing successful healthcare product lines which significantly grew the Company’s overall profitability. HBOC was sold in 1998 for US$13.8 billion to McKesson Corporation, starting their information technology division.
Edward D. Hirsch, Partner, MMM Law
Edward D. Hirsch is a partner in Morris, Manning & Martin’s Corporate Technology Practice. Mr. Hirsch focuses his corporate law practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and general commercial law. He has extensive experience representing acquirers and acquired companies, and handling all areas of mergers and acquisitions. His corporate finance practice involves representing lenders and borrowers in loan negotiations, representing investors and issuers in connection with venture capital investment, and handling private securities offerings. Mr. Hirsch is a frequent speaker on corporate finance topics, such as mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, corporate governance and securities law matters.
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