Here are the Investor speakers from our Sold-Out AZ Early-Stage Venture & Angel Event, sponsored by Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa. This event was in Sedona, AZ on Thursday, December 6, 2007.
Rob Moss, General Partner, Kingdom Venture Partners
Phoenix resident Robert J. ("Rob") Moss, CCA (Certified Capital Advisor / Certified Charity Advisor), is a General Partner of Kingdom Venture Partners, LP and was a founding principal of the Capital Consortium (www.C2-CapitalConsortium.com), where he completed ten company financings in 2004 totaling $25 million in private funding. He has over sixteen (16) years of sales, marketing and corporate finance experience and has generated several hundred million dollars of commercial financing and funding commitments to clients in a myriad of industries. C2 is a strategic investment banking and financial advisory firm and works directly with the Business Development Partnership Alliance (www.BDPalliance.com) resource network that brings business together and has developed a 'Toolbox of Deployable Assets.'
Mr. Moss previously held the position of V.P. - Bus. Dev. for Stirling Capital Corp. from 1997-2001, where he established proprietary financial programs for the promotion of a nationwide network that fostered capital and corporate investment banking advisory services. Mr. Moss received Associate degrees in Medical Studies and Business Administration from Iowa State University in 1987, transferring to Eastern Illinois University after serving in the U.S. Army (NCO-E6) Medical Specialist and receiving a B.Sc. in Community Health in 1989. Mr. Moss was the youngest professional ever awarded a membership in International Mergers & Acquisitions, Inc. In 1996, he was inducted into the International Who's Who of Investment Banking and he is also a recent inductee into the Who's Who of Information Technology. Mr. Moss has completed many graduate seminars and workshops for CE and holds certificates in the financial services industry and will complete The Masters Program in December 2005.
Mr. Moss is a founder or board member of the following business resource groups: The CARE Group (Central AZ Resource Exchange), ACG (Assoc. for Corporate Growth), C2A2 - Certified Capital Advisory Assoc., AAIC (AZ Angel Investment Conf.) & the AVCC (AZ Venture Capital Conf.). He has taught MBA students at Thunderbird University, Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University as an adjunct faculty member, sits on many angel network, private equity, venture capital, investment banking panels, and is a frequent advisor to various profit and non-profit boards, such as: AFC8.com, AFTV - American Family TV, AdvocateMD.com, Avimail.com, BarnabasGroup.org, Bible.com, BizAz - Magazine, ConnectArizona, GSMM - Graduate School of Ministry Management, GTC8.com, Kingdom-Commerce.com, New Life Dynamics, NuGlobalTV.com, PacStarDev.com, SoldiersRus.org , TrueNorthMinistries, and SpreadTheWord.com. Mr. Moss, his wife and three children attend East Valley Bible Church in Gilbert, AZ, where they are active members and he is also a Promise Keeper Ambassador.
John Mascarenas, Intel Capital
Mr. Mascarenas' career has covered a broad expanse of the high tech industry to include operations, strategic alliances, venture and private equity investing. Currently Mr. Mascarenas is a Director/Senior Investment Manager at Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment group. Intel Capital is one of the largest corporate venture programs (private equity and M&A) worldwide investing in the Information Technology industry. Mr. Mascarenas has directed investments in a wide range of IT sectors including data/content storage, networking communications and infrastructure, semiconductors, display/multi-media technologies, Internet consumer, interconnect mobile/networked devices and related software areas. Mr. Mascarenas joined Intel Corporation in 1980 and
Intel Capital in 1998 where he has been involved in 50+ private equity and M&A transactions with a total value exceeding $1B+. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Mr. Mascarenas held senior level positions in
operations at Intel in strategic business development, sales, marketing, product service and engineering. He was also involved in several new Intel technology startup ventures in networking services, digital imaging, cable and security and has also started and sold one privately owned financial services company. Mr. Mascarenas holds industrial design patents in digital imaging.
Dwaine Canova, Angel Investor, Chairman (Co-Founder) of Capital Consortium, Inc.
Dwaine has long been involved in funding and growing companies. He has served as the CEO of four companies and the COO of two companies. Each company required growth strategies, funding activities, and day-to-day operations to reach their successes. He has extensive experience in starting new companies, growing early stage companies, and helping mature companies get funded, refocus, and grow. He works with banks, venture capital funds, angel funds, and other financial institutions to fund service, manufacturing, technology, industrial products, and consumer products companies with funding collateralized by personal guarantees, accounts receivable, inventory, equipment, real estate, and the hope an idea would be successful. There have been many opportunities within these companies to acquire competing companies, related services companies, and companies operating in many countries around the world.
His background includes significant involvement with technology, management accounting, and governance activities while serving as senior management and as a Board member. He has created a management methodology for emerging growth companies to help them manage their growth without stressing management. The methodology provides a solid set of processes and infrastructure upon which to guide the daily operations and to keep the management and operating teams �on the same page�. Building financial pro forma plans is a particular interest for him as he believes an entrepreneur or professional manager cannot properly grow a business without understanding the �numbers� and how each management action impacts the �numbers�. Proper strategies, ample funding, proper and accurate information, asking the right questions, focusing on the right priorities, building the right team, supporting everyone with timely and accurate data, following the established strategies, and encouraging every one to perform at their top level are all necessary for a company to perform at its highest potential.
Dwaine earned his MBA at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
W. Jay Lovelace, Principal, WJL Investments
W. Jay Lovelace is presently the Principal of WJL Investments, a Scottsdale, Arizona based private capital investment business. WJL Investments focuses on high tech businesses in start-up to $20M annual sales.
W. Jay Lovelace was Vice President and General Manager for Honeywell's Satellite Systems, which included operations in Phoenix, Arizona, Houston, Texas and Durham, North Carolina. Lovelace assumed this position in 1992 and retired in 2002. Satellite Systems marketed, developed, and produced high tech electronic and electromechanical subsystems for the aerospace industry. Satellites Systems employed 1200 personnel [600 engineers] and produced $150M of annual revenue
Lovelace joined Honeywell in 1963 and held positions as design engineer, contract administrator and product area manager, program manager, and director of programs before his assignment as VP and GM.
He holds a bachelor's degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Florida.
He presently serves on the following non profit Boards:
1.Midwestern University Board of Trustees[Medical School in Chicago]
2.Chair of the Advisory Board of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona,Fl
3.Arizona Space Commission.
He also serves on the �for profit� boards of several private companies including Second Ten LLC, Fleet Pro T.W, TransChem, and MLJ Properties.