Vice President, Director
Over 20 years experience in financial engineering, management, strategy, M&A business development, financial/strategic planning, modeling, analytics, M&A, integration, financial marketing, risk management and international expansion strategies.
★ Industry experience in financial services, telecom, gaming, lodging, nutritional sciences, subscription services, e-commerce and technology/software.
★ Former Senior Manager of Investments and Acquisitions at DIRECTV, Inc., a division of Hughes Aircraft/Electronics, overseeing a $1 billion equity portfolio and was involved in valuing, structuring and executing strategic investments and business enhancement opportunities. Effected $500+ million in transactions for its operating units including $125 million investment in Research in Motion (RIM), TIVO, and XM Radio; a $180 million acquisition of Telocity, Inc.; and coordinated sale of over $150 million in Thompson Multimedia stock.
★ Former CEO of a publicly-traded company, Fred was instrumental in obtaining its listing on the NASDAQ Small Cap market and raising over $65 million in combined private equity and debt financing to expand its operations.
★ MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.