Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Understanding the “end game” is critical in all endeavors from a championship football game to international affairs. Why should it be any different in business? It isn’t. If you don’t know where you plan to go, how will you know when you get there? Our March meeting discussed valuations and term sheets, an important part of the process, but there is more. This meeting will explore some of the other things you must think about.
Lenny Lozinsky LockeBridge LLC
Lenny brings almost two decades of domestic and international experience in corporate business development, finance and operations of large and middle-market businesses, including substantial experience in global business structuring and tax planning.
As a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division he is involved in covering engagements in technology, transportation & logistics, medical devices, printing & publishing, energy, international & domestic retail and wholesale distribution and many other sectors.
In 1996 he co-founded and built an international marketing and distribution company that he grew to $85M prior to a successfully exit it in 2006. Lenny has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 financial institutions including CitiCorp, Chase Manhattan Bank, Fidelity Investment, Bank of Boston, Scudder and Putnam Investments.
Lenny holds a MSEE from the St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Communications (Russia) and an MBA Degree from Babson’s Olin School of Business. Lenny is an active member of the Boston Harbor Angels group, where he acts as private investor and an advisor to the early stage companies looking for funding.
His article: “Mistakes to avoid when selling your company” was featured in Mass High Tech (09/08/09)
Peter Rosenblum, Foley Hoag LLP
Peter Rosenblum, Chairman of the firm's Business Department, counsels a broad range of clients in diverse industries concerning business and regulatory matters, financing strategies and structuring of corporate transactions. He is actively involved in the firm’s corporate and corporate finance practices, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and other public and private offerings of securities.
Peter has broad experience structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions and other transactions for public and private clients. He regularly advises investors and issuers in connection with private placements of equity and debt for early and later stage private equity investments. He has also structured numerous buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures and strategic alliances involving complex applications of debt and equity securities.
Peter is continually recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 and Massachusetts Super Lawyers. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, cum laude, and has also lectured and taught classes at Harvard Business School and Boston University School of Law.
John Toomey has been a senior executive in several technology companies and has been actively involved in several startup ventures and turnaround situations. He was an investor and CEO of Visible Inventory, a startup company that developed and marketed sensor based inventory management solutions. Visible Inventory was eventually sold to the company’s largest customer. Prior to Visible Inventory John was COO/CFO of White Mountain DSP and was part of the founding management team. White Mountain DSP, a development tools company, was acquired by Analog Device.
John has done some angel investing and put together the group of private investors needed to fund Visible Inventory.
Fausto Molinet, President, Matrix Internationale
Matrix Internationale is a business strategy, market research and executive coaching consultancy with partners in Boston, Chicago, Melbourne and Metzingen. They specialize in assisting technology startups and those companies seriously planning to expand their business.
Fausto is a retired USAF Lt. Col, hold an MSEE from AFIT and has attended the Wharton School of Business,
Fausto is one of the founders of the IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs Network.
More information on Fausto and Matrix can be found at http://www.matrix-consult.com . He invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn.
ENET meetings are free for our members and $20 for non-members.
No reservations are necessary for either the meeting or dinner.
5:15 PM Pre-meeting Dinner
475 Winter St., (exit 27B off Route 128), Waltham, MA ("pay-as-you-go")
7:00 - 10:00PM Meeting Presentation
Note: Meeting at Emerging Enterprise at Foley Hoag, 1000 Winter Street, Suite 4000, Waltham, MA
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