team includes experts and outside advisors who have exceptional experience
and executing rights offering rescue transactions.
Eric P. Evans, Senior Managing Director, has extensive experience in planning
and executing rescue transactions using stock rights offerings, as well as
turning around troubled companies. While employed by The Hallwood Group Incorporated
(AMEX: HWG), Mr. Evans completed the rescue of six publicly traded, troubled
companies through rights offerings raising $500 million. He has been employed
as the Chief Restructuring Officer of two additional troubled companies and
has completed multiple consulting assignments for other firms in similar situations.
Robert W. George II, Managing Director, executes Grosvenor’s strategy of providing support to worthy early stage microcap companies that seek financing and experienced direction in furthering their corporate missions. He has served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of many high technology companies—both public and private. Mr. George served as the CEO of privately held Internet Plus, Commerce Direct Systems, Imagineering International, Synectics Engineering, Denning Systems, among others. As well, he was CEO of publicly held Denning Mobile Robotics, during the heyday of the robotics revolution of the 1980s. Mr. George has extensive experience in planning and executing a wide array of financial transactions, in addition to strategic and tactical analysis. His background has included devising innovative financial structures for increasing sales through licensing and joint ventures. He has successfully raised $150 million for microcaps in a variety of markets and industries, and is highly regarded for his work in this area.
F. Hints, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, has served as the
chief financial officer of traditional, technology, and e-commerce startup
enterprises, including Mortgage Service America, a national mortgage banking
company purchased by General Motors in 1995. He recently completed a restructuring
and workout assignment as president and chief financial officer of The Standard
Companies, a national real estate services company.
David M. Hagen, Vice
President, Business Asset Valuation, has 30 years experience in accounting,
and operational consulting, and professional development
activities for the accounting profession, focusing on business
valuations and mergers and acquisitions. He co-authored Practitioners Publishing
Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions and develops and updates all
business valuation courses for the AICPA.
Dr. John J. Casey, Vice
President, Strategic Planning and Tactical Operations, is
an economics Ph.D. and management
consultant whose assignments have involved
strategic and tactical analysis, market definition, market
planning, market analysis, organization realignment, venture planning and
analysis, system design, and system planning and acquisition.
His clients have included IBM, NCR, AT&T, SPRINT, NYNEX, Prodigy and
Michael W. Courtney, Senior Financial Analyst, has held business planning,
analysis, and forecasting positions with major companies including General
Foods, Avis Rent-A-Car, and Ford.
Michael L. Davis, Director of Research, ran his own independent research group, M. L. Davis Financial Services, prior to his affiliating with Grosvenor in 2002. Mike’s clients included prominent hedge fund operators, as well as mutual fund managers in the Middle East. During this period he also was the CFO for Bravo! Foods International (OTCBB: BRVO), North Palm Beach, FL. From its inception in 1978 through 1989, he was the portfolio manager of the Merrill Lynch Special Value Fund (MASPX). Prior to that he was Assistant to the President, portfolio manger, and a member of the executive committee at the Anchor Group of mutual funds. Earlier, he managed money for the first U. S. public hedge fund, Hedge Fund of America, Dallas, TX. From 1965 through 1970, he was a mathematical consultant for Neuberger-Berman and the A.W. Jones hedge fund operations. He started in the finance business in 1959 as an analyst for The Value Line, working under its fabled founder, Arnold Bernhard.
David P. Stone is
a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a leading global
law firm. He is a recognized expert in the field of underwritten rights
offerings, both for rescues and funding corporate growth.
His corporate law practice focuses
on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and financial restructuring
Michael Metz served
as the investment strategist and spokesman for Oppenheimer & Co.
He was among the first to use computerized research techniques to screen
public companies for undervalued and potential LBO situations.
From l984 until 2002,
he co-managed and managed a partnership for affluent investors focusing
on undervalued companies.
Stanford Springel is
a managing director at Alvarez & Marsal, a turnaround
management consulting firm. He has served as CEO, COO, crisis manager
and advisor to companies both in and outside of bankruptcy,
and has served in CEO positions
for publicly held U.S. Aggregates, Inc., Omega Environmental, Inc.
and Riedel Environmental Technologies. He worked for General
Electric earlier in his career.
M. Kenny is the Managing Partner of Boardroom Consultants, a consulting
firm on director selection, succession planning, top-level executive recruiting
and other corporate governance issues for chief executive officers, board chairmen,
and their boards. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President and Partner at
Spencer Stuart. He is the co-author of E-Board Strategies: How to Survive and
A. Lynn has worked in sales and marketing positions for global leaders
in telecommunications, office automation and information technology, including
Nortel Networks and Xerox Corporation.
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