Thomas Armstrong

Mr. Armstrong has extensive experience in representing companies and investors in venture capital financing, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. His practice includes representation of companies and investors in various industries including life sciences, medical devices, software, Internet, consumer goods, clean-tech and entertainment. 

Mr. Armstrong is a member of the faculty of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and has spoken widely on representation and financing of emerging companies. Mr. Armstrong is also on the Advisory Board of Ion Partners, an investment banking firm specializing in assisting emerging companies in capital raising and mergers and acquisitions, and a member of The Keiretsu Forum, a leading angel investment group.

Mario Chaves

As a Silicon Valley veteran and software industry executive with a Latin American background, Mario speaks at conferences and events throughout Latin America on outsourcing and technology sector regional competitiveness. 

Since the mid 90's, Mario has led the growth of Avantica Technologies, a software development and QA services company offering software engineering services to clients throughout North America from its development centers in Costa Rica and Peru. Under Mario's leadership, Avantica has become one of the premier providers of Nearshore software engineering services to companies in the U.S. and Canada.

Specialties:Software Development, Software Engineering Services, Outsourcing, Outsourced Product Development (OPD), Offshore/Nearshore Development, database development, web-based applications, data integration, mobile development, QA Services

Hal Daseking

Hal Daseking has over two decades of executive management experience in both ventured-backed software and consumer companies with emphasis on building successful enterprises through multinational teams.  Most recently, Hal has consulted and helped start several companies in mobile applications, security (authentication), online education, and Business Intelligence/Analytics, developing innovative business models, and strategic alliances.

Prior to this, Hal was CEO of a Japanese spinout company, Soliton-phone, which developed and sold consumer VoIP gateways. He led the company to over $20 million in bookings, and built the international team that took a Japanese developed product and successfully marketed it in the USA, while raising two rounds of corporate capital.  Next, he co-founded Nextwave Design Automation, an EDA software company. As a co-founder, he assisted in raising two rounds of venture capital and developed strategic alliances with major business partners, including six of the top ten semiconductor foundries. Hal held previous management positions at Valid Logic Systems, Hughes Aircraft Co, and Hewlett Packard Company.

Hal received his BS and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He has contributed to several conferences.

Chuck Erickson

Chuck Erickson is currently the Executive Director and CEO of the US Market Access Center, serving approximately 30 companies expanding their market reach to the United States. Previously, he worked as a business consultant specializing in start-up or start-over operations and activities involving CEO coaching, interim CEO/COO positioning, and project management (CTO/COO).

He has recently held positions of corporate President/CEO, CTO, Managing Director, and Technical Director of entrepreneurial management teams in start-up and turn-around companies. Mr. Erickson is a seasoned executive with over thirty-five years of management experience focused in the areas of innovative software and hardware development, international business and corporate operations. He has extensive international experience in software and hardware development, marketing, and manufacturing. He has proven abilities as an effective team builder, strategist, and communicator.

Mr. Erickson holds a BSEE from Illinois Institute of Technology, has done post-graduate studies at The University of Chicago He has taught at IIT, Penn State University and San Jose State University. He is an active volunteer in the Boy Scouts of America, holding positions of Council President, Executive VP, and Area President. He also recently served as Chairman of the Board for Eastfield Ming Quong, a child and family services non-profit agency.


Ricardo Galindo

Executive and business development leader in the area of Information Technology solutions for business, with main focus on Banking, Insurance and Capital Markets, Commercial Retail and Consumer Products Goods. IT solid experience as C.I.O., VP of Professional Services and Program and Project Management.

A career delivering value to Tier 1 customers in the Latin American region. Able to draw experiences working as a Banking C.I.O. and C.O.O., as an executive developing organizational capabilities for marketing and consultative selling of I.T. solutions, as a Business and I.T.consultant and a Systems Integrator implementing mission critical applications.

Always looking for new and interesting challenges, new business developments and transforming organizations willing to move forward, as technologies and market evolutions push business communities to new scenarios and opportunities. All this while delivering concrete revenue and margin results.

Skilled in analyzing and understanding global trends and using deep knowledge on the Latin American market and business community, to find opportunities for business development in the region.

Passionate about finding the right solutions for business issues, while coaching and helping individuals and communities to develop themselves and make progress in their journey

Paul Gariboldi

As the CEO, Mr. Gariboldi is responsible for the overall vision and strategy for Virsalent. He has an extensive background managing sales of information technology solutions, products and consulting services to Fortune 2000 accounts in the Untied States and abroad, with an emphasis on leading edge e-commerce technologies. Mr. Gariboldi has participated in the successful funding of several companies exceeding $20,000,000 in the last five years. Those companies were in the software, SaaS, real estate, and bio technology industry. He is effective in negotiations with senior management of major accounts and has global sales and marketing experience covering the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. His credentials include senior executive positions with Art Technology Group (ATG), The Concord Group, Mitem, Oracle, MAI Basic Four and KPMG Peat Marwick. 

He is a member of the Keiretsu Forum. Mr. Gariboldi graduated from Rutgers University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Political Science.

Simon Goldbard

Simon Goldbard is a serial scientific entrepreneur with inventions that have formed the basis of several US biotechnology companies. He has more than 25 years of experience forming, and successfully managing, large interdisciplinary research and product development programs in the life sciences industry.
This experience includes all aspects of product development, from invention and venture financing, to product commercialization, marketing and sales. 

Mr. Goldbard’s experience also encompasses diverse related fields including: vaccines, therapeutics, medical devices and bio-agro products. He currently scientific advisor for several US life science companies where he negotiated strategic partnerships with large companies and prestigious academic and research institutions.

Mr. Goldbard was previously Founder and VP of Research and Product Development of Vitra Bioscience Inc., a ventured-backed biotechnology company that sold systems to accelerate drug development. This company has been acquired by Millipore, a large public company and global provider of biological products (NYSE:MIL). Mr. Goldbard was the co-inventor of the original concept and other technologies behind the company. 

Before forming Vitra, Mr. Goldbard was in charge of Research and Product Development at the biotechnology company Applied Imaging Corporation. During his tenure Applied Imaging developed a series of products that were the basis of its IPO in 1996. Mr. Goldbard was part of the team that took the company public (NASDAQ: AICORP).

Before joining Applied, Mr. Goldbard was also the Co-Founder and Director of Lifecodes Corporation, a start-up company that developed innovative approaches for the use of DNA probes in research and clinical diagnosis. In 1988 the company was acquired by Quantum Chemicals (formerly National Distillers Inc., part of the original DOW JONES Index companies). Lifecodes was the first company to use DNA fingerprinting in the forensic and paternity fields. This technology has been the most important tool in law enforcement worldwide in the last 100 years. Mr. Goldbard was involved in training the most prestigious law enforcement agencies around the globe in the use of DNA fingerprinting, including: the FBI, Scotland Yard, and Interpol.

Mr. Goldbard holds a Ph.D. in Immunobiology from Iowa State University and a BS from the National University of Mexico (UNAM).

Malcolm Hobbs

Malcolm Hobbs is the Principal of Momentum Strategy Consulting, a firm that he established in 2004. The firm provides interim executive leadership and project level support in Marketing and Business Development. He has assisted organizations in venture capital fundraising, product and go-to-market strategy, messaging, positioning, lead generation, corporate communications, and M & A activities. Since launching his firm, he has worked extensively with start-up and early stage companies, as well as larger more established organizations.

In his consulting practice, Mr. Hobbs has served as Interim Vice President of Marketing/Business Development in companies primarily focused on delivering products through the SaaS business model. He has developed significant insights into the unique challenges and opportunities presented to companies implementing SaaS models. From health care to higher education, to sports marketing, micro-payments, personal physical asset management and data storage, Mr. Hobbs understands the unique challenges of the model. He is able to provide guidance to the executive staff as well as assess, plan, develop and implement successful marketing and business development strategies for SaaS-based companies or those seeking to migrate some or all of their business to a SaaS-based model.

Prior to founding Momentum Strategy, Mr. Hobbs gained broad experience leading marketing and business development in enterprise software organizations serving as Vice President of Marketing at publicly traded Saba ($45 million/year turnover) and Senior Vice President of Marketing at publicly traded Docent ($25 million turnover). Previous roles include Senior Vice President of Marketing at publicly traded Business Intelligence vendor Sagent Technology ($40 million turnover); Vice President, Corporate Communications at Oracle Corporation; and more consumer focused roles in senior product marketing, product management, and business development positions at Apple Computer, Inc. 

Mr. Hobbs holds a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA, and is a dual citizen of the United States and Great Britain.


Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson, Principal of Michael Johnson Sales Solutions ( helps technology companies who are struggling to generate predictable and profitable revenues and build enduring strategic partnerships with key customers. 

Before starting his sales consulting business, Mike enjoyed a successful sales career for over 25 years. During his ten years at General Electric, Mike received many top sales honors including Top Salesman, and the Chairman's Award for Outstanding Performance. Mike also developed and taught sales skills courses to GE employees. Later in his career, Mike started his own electronics manufacturers' rep firm, which he led until 1999. Mike earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, and taught these subjects at the University of Kentucky prior to joining General Electric. He is a Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer in NLP and Certified Hypnotherapist. Mike holds two United States patents. He lectures at San Jose State College of Business, UCSC and the Haas Graduate School of Business at U.C. Berkeley on entrepreneurship. 

Mike is an officer of the Association for Corporate Growth, hosts “Control Your Destiny” a motivational series designed to help professionals move out of their comfort zones and achieve new levels of success on TAZA Radio. Mike has been featured in INC Magazine, Sales & Marketing Management, San Jose Business Journal, BizInk, San Jose Mercury, and the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Mike is coauthor of “Getting the Business Breakthrough You Want” a book on mentoring with Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul).

Mike is a popular speaker and has addressed groups such as YPO, Renaissance Forum, Woman Technology Forum, IMC, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, WITI, NAIFA, Association for Corporate Growth, and the Business Marketing Association.

Specialties:Sales Training and Coaching, Management Mentoring and Training, Motivation, Team Building, Sales Force and Candidate Evaluation

Thomas Klein

Thomas Klein is a Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP and Adjunct Lecturer at the Santa Clara University Law School.

Formerly a partner at Wilson Sonsoni Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses on start-up and venture capital transactions, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He joined the firm in 1989.

Mr. Klein’s practice includes representation of companies in formations, private and public financing, domestic and international technology strategies, and mergers and acquisitions. He represents public and private companies in diverse industries, including software and hardware, Internet applications, services, and content, telecommunications technology, semiconductors, biopharamaceuticals and medical devices, and venture capital. He has been an adjunct professor of law at Santa Clara University of School of Law since the spring of 2001, a UC Berkeley Extension instructor in 2008, and, during the spring of 2006, was an adjunct lecturer in securities regulation at Stanford Law School.

He has a B.A. from Swarthmore College with Honors and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

Burton Lee

Dr. Burton Lee is a technology venture finance and innovation strategy professional with 15+ years senior management, entrepreneurship and technical leadership experience in seed-stage investment; venture-backed startups; major global technology corporations (GE, HP, DaimlerChrysler); government executive service; science, technology, innovation, commercialization & economic development agencies (NSF, NIH, European Commission, NASA); and leading research universities.

Dr. Lee's management and entrepreneurship expertise includes a diverse track record in new venture investment; technology startup operations; innovation process management, including technology commercialization; corporate development, strategy & strategic alliances; federal and commercial business development; and national science, technology & innovation policy.

Corporate strategy and development experience includes the following, with a principal focus on high tech & energy industries:

• Deep strategy, change management, process improvement, supply chain management
• M&A strategy and targetting
• New market entry, growth strategy & competitive strategy

Dr. Lee also provides senior strategic, financial & technical leadership and advisory services to the global innovation sector, including hitech startup companies, institutional private equity investment funds and seed- & early-stage investors.


Isaac Majerowicz

Isaac has over 35 years of professional experience in the areas of education, marketing and sales, service and support, consulting and research. He is currently partner and director of business consulting of Globaltech Bridge, supporting projects in the areas of telecommunications, education and e-learning, and development of web and mobile applications

Before joining Globaltech, Isaac worked for 16 years at Cisco Systems, a global leader in the telecommunications industry. He was the first country manager of Cisco’s subsidiary in Colombia and Ecuador, responsible for sales, business development, channels management, marketing  and customer support. He was then transferred to the company’s headquarters in  San Jose California, where he joined the Cisco Networking Academy team first as a technical manager and then as a Product Manager for several of the Program offerings, including the CCNA and CCNP on line curricula content and assessment, a network simulation software application, and several collaboration tools for instructor training and support

Prior to Cisco, he held several executive positions in the Information Technology and Telecommunications sector in Colombia for various companies, including the regional representative of Digital Equipment Corporation, the Swedish manufacturer ASEA Brown Boveri, a major consulting firm for the Electric Sector, and the Central Bank. His Academic experience includes seven years as a full time professor and investigator in the Electrical Engineering Department of Universidad de los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia, and 20 additional years as a part time professor in that same University. He was the Dean of the Electrical Engineering Department for two years.
Isaac has a Bachelor’s and a master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and degrees in Electrical Engineering and Marketing from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia

John Matthesen

Michelle Messina

Sharing Silicon Valley's best practices with entrepreneurs, governments, students and investors

1) Helping start-ups find repeatable, scaleable & sustainable business models; 
2) Aligning and unifying entrepreneurial ecosystems worldwide;
3) Teaching startup portfolio management best practices to non-US investors;
4) Designing insightful and innovative Study Programs for students, government and business executives

All programs are supported with Study Programs in Silicon Valley that include peer learning, visits to top companies, briefings and networking with executives, investors and thought leaders from the region’s major companies. 

Over the past 6 years, Michelle has worked in many countries including Armenia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Kosovo, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Peru, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia, Venezuela, and U.K, 

• Master Classes for startups and growth mode companies expanding into new markets, delivered on behalf of international government clients, universities, technology commercialization and incubation programs. Certified facilitator for Kauffman FastTrac GrowthVenture Programs.

• Particularly interested in serving and supporting entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems, women entrepreneurs, foreign direct investments (FDI), and economic development programs.

Dr. Adolfo Nemirovsky

Adolfo Nemirovsky is a technologist and a consultant for early stage technology companies and business development organizations from the U.S., Israel and Latin America. He is co-founder of the Nanotechnology Education and Training Forum, NanoSIG. Previously he launched two semiconductor companies, XStream Logic and FlowStorm, that raised over 36 million in venture and corporate funding. In both, he led technical marketing and business development efforts. He is co-founder and was the first Chair of the Benchmarking Working Group, Network Processing Forum, an industry-wide consortium. 

Previously he held technical positions at Analog Devices and Taligent (Apple-IBM joint venture). Mr. Nemirovsky holds a Ph.D. in Physics, and worked in Polymer and Material Sciences for over ten years. He was a Research Associate at the University of Chicago where he worked on polymeric and magnetic systems, and held a tenured faculty position at the Physics Department, Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil. He authored over 40 scientific and technical publications, popular white papers and holds nine U.S. patents.


Constanza Nieto

Constanza Nieto has over 20 years of experience as entrepreneur, founder, CEO, consultant and business executive of private and public corporations, and government institutions in Latin America and in the USA. She co-founded Global Tech Bridge and GaussSoft in the US, BBvA Horizonte in Colombia, AFP prevision in Bolivia and AFP prevision in El Salvador. She served as CEO for more than six years at BBvA Horizonte, where sold this pension and savings funds management company to the Spanish group Banco Bilvao Viscaya Argentaria (BBvA), and acquired and merged several other pension funds. She has also served as a Chief Information officer (CIO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at several government institutions and financial corporations. 

She has successfully assisted governments, entrepreneurs, and corporations, in their plans for international expansion for several years. Currently she is CEO of GaussSoft Inc, the US subsidiary of a Latin American software company, and Marketing and Business Development consultant for TechBA, the Business Accelerator for Mexican Companies in San Jose, California, as well as Consultant for several IT Latin American Companies.

Mrs. Nieto has an Industrial Engineering degree with a minor in statistics from the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and is a Certified Marketing Specialist from University of California Santa Cruz UCSC. During her professional life she has been University professor and counselor, international lecturer, and member and president of Boards of Directors of several companies and organizations.

Gimena Peña Malcampo

Mrs. Pena is the CEO and Co-Founder of Pier 2 Marketing. With offices in San Francisco, Houston and Barcelona, her marketing firm helps companies design and execute their marketing strategies with great success around the world.

Prior to joining Pier 2 Marketing, Mrs. Pena hold strategic positions in top companies like Dell, Logitech, Loral Space Communications, Satmex and Deloitte & Touche. She has worked in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia, where she gained broad experience in different areas.

Mrs. Pena holds an MBA from Stanford University, with additional certifications in Global and Public Management, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems from ITESM.

She holds a Board position on the AWM (Association of Women MBA) as their Marketing Director, and is an active member of the Stanford Entrepreneur Club, Palo Alto Entrepreneur Club, Stanford Alumni in Management, Future Women Leaders and Women 2.0, among others.

Matt Perez

Matt has been an Engineering and Business Executive for nearly 20 years.  He has worked in rapid growth environments throughout his career with six startups, as well as a nine-year stint at Sun Microsystems.

Matt has helped raise close to $50M in VC in investments as a co-founder of three start ups.
Now, as COO & Cofounder, Matt leads Nearsoft, Inc., a successful software development outsourcing business, with operations in Mexico.

Javier Quezada

Javier Quezada is currently Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GaussSoft, Inc, a leader in Business Performance Management and Business Intelligence software. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of OneHemisphere Solutions, LLC, a company focused on expanding technology trade between North America and Latin America. Javier has a long and successful track record in sales in the US and throughout Latin America. Mr. Quezada leads sales for world-class companies like NEC Solutions (America), Inc., Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI), Globix and Exodus. He brings a wealth of sales and business development experience to technology companies seeking to develop new markets in the Western hemisphere.

Having a diverse background and experience working with pre-IPO to multi-billion-dollar companies has allowed Mr. Quezada to bring a wealth of sales and business development experience to technology companies seeking to develop new markets in the Western hemisphere. His core expertise focuses on uncovering and growing new revenue streams and business opportunities.
Mr. Quezada holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University.

Rodolfo Reyna

Rodolfo has over 20 years experience in data networks, telecommunications, management consulting, international sales, new product development, training and negotiation. He has performed technology projects for some international companies and government institutions. These include Cementos Mexicanos (CEMEX) worldwide, Cementos Apasco, Grupo PeÄoles, Sabritas, Bancomer, The Mexican Underground System, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Telefonos de Mexico (TELMEX), Telefonica de EspaÄa in Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, Telemar in Rio de Janeiro , Hondutel in Honduras, ICE in Costa Rica, the Mexican National Security Center, Mexican DOD, Navy, Air Force, and the Presidency of Mexico. Rodolfo has been an advisor on Innovation, entrepreneurship and technology transfer for the Ministries of Foreign Trade and Science of Technology of Costa Rica. He has collaborated with The Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University (SPRIE).

As an entrepreneur Rodolfo has served as VP of Latin America, VP of Technology and Business Developer for early stage companies. These include RH Electronica, SAMAR, and DAGAR S.A de C.V. in Mexico, Commendo Software in Palo Alto California.
He is an advisor for Stanford Society for Entrepreneurship in Latin America (SELA), Vice President of The Innovation and Leadership Network (Mexican Professionals in Silicon Valley) where he is also the leader of the focus group on Energy and Green Technology, Rodolfo is contributing in the creation of the Green Buildings Ordinance for the City of Cupertino California.

Rodolfo is currently a Business Consultant at TechBA Silicon Valley (Mexican Technology Business Accelerator), Sales Director at MetaOption an offshore software development company from India and Managing Director at R Reyna Group Consultants.
For five years Rodolfo worked as a full-time professor at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He taught Physics, Radiation and Propagation of Electromagnetic Waves Solid State Physics, Electricity, Magnetism, and Electrical Circuits. As a professor at Universidad Iberoamericana he also worked in semiconductors projects at Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics Institute of Mexico. He also has performed lectures on Business Incubators, Negotiation, Entrepreneurship and How to Make Business in Latin America at University of California Santa Cruz, Stanford University, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresas (IPADE) and Universidad de Las Americas in Mexico.

In his professional experience Rodolfo has worked for Digital Telephone Systems, Network Support Systems, and Government System divisions of HARRIS Corporation in California and Melbourne Florida, Grupo SIT a System Integration company, and Grupo Consultor Ejecutivo a consultant firm in Mexico.

Rodolfo Reyna is fluent in English and Spanish, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with major in Communications, Electronics and Control from Universidad Iberoamericana, D1 Business at IPADE ( Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresas ) in Mexico City. Negotiation and Teaching Negotiation from The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and Marketing Strategy for Technology-Based Companies at Stanford University.

Don St. Onge

Senior Executive with more than 20 years of experience that includes enterprise application implementation, application development, multi-national operations, information security and regulatory compliance, and Product Support. Distinguishing competencies include:

• Providing tactical and strategic IT leadership in developing, integrating and sustaining effective business operations
• Re-structuring enterprise software product support protocol increasing customer satisfaction/ profitability
• Creating efficient and consistent framework for professional services deployment team
• Establishing and managing software development teams delivering commercial software
• Instituting innovative outsourcing strategies using off-shore and near-shore assets to reduce cost
• Providing solid negotiating skills to establish effective agreements with top-tier vendors

Giovanni Seni

Giovanni Seni is an active data mining practitioner in Silicon Valley; he has over 15 years R&D experience in statistical pattern recognition, data mining, and human-computer interaction applications. He has been a member of the technical staff at large technology companies, and a contributor at smaller organizations. He holds five US patents and has published over twenty conference and journal articles

Giovanni is an Adjunct Faculty at the Computer Engineering Department of Santa Clara University, where he  teaches an Introduction to Pattern Recognition and Data Mining class.

Giovanni received a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 1995, where he studied on a Fulbright scholarship. He also holds a certificate in Data Mining and Applications from the Department of Statistics at Stanford University

Lisa Streeter

Lisa Streeter Ayers is a consultant for Globaltech Bridge where she has worked with various technology companies interested in expanding to the U.S. market.  Her major focus is on custom research and consultation of marketing materials.  Prior to her consulting work, Ms. Streeter worked as a marketing manager for major high tech firms in Silicon Valley. 

As a Market Development Manager for Cisco Systems, she worked with government, business and education leaders to implement an e-learning  networking education program throughout Latin America.  As a Manager of Business Development, she spent three years expanding the service and training business for 3Com Corporation.  She has also worked as a Market Research Analyst and International Business Development Manager for Frost & Sullivan.  

Ms. Streeter holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science, focused on International Trade and World Politics, from the University of California at Berkeley, and holds a Master’s in Business Administration, specializing in international business, marketing and trade, from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.

Herman Takkar

Mark White

Mark White is a founding partner of White Summers Caffee & James LLP (formerly White & Lee), and leads the firm’s international practice. Mark represents emerging growth, mid-stage and mezzanine stage companies and investment funds on all matters relating to the formation, financing, growth and liquidity of technology-based enterprises. Over the span of 20 years Mark has represented companies in well over 500+ financings and over 200+ acquisitions. He represents and advises companies on a wide variety of transactional matters, including business and legal issues as they pertain to complex strategic and venture financings, acquisitions, and licensing and distribution arrangements. Mark’s practice principally covers corporate, technology, financing and corporate partnering matters for a wide variety of private and public company clients. He regularly advises companies on strategic positioning, business model and revenue generation issues, the preparation of investment materials and presentations, and the structure of complex corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, divestitures, consolidations and commercial partnerships. Mark also represents investment funds on formation issues and regularly represents investors in making portfolio investments.