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- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
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Partner and CFO of G Squared
Luis Rivera is a general partner and chief financial officer at G Squared. Most recently, Luis was a senior director for finance at Novanta and a finance director at Danaher Corporation. Prior to these, he served as a senior associate at KPMG US and controller at Dupont. Luis holds an MBA in finance from Washington University in St. Louis and BSBA in accounting from University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez.
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About G Squared: G Squared is a growth stage venture capital firm that invests privately in today’s most dynamic companies.
Senior Vice President Finance & Chief Financial Officer of Abbott
Brian Yoor is Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed to his current position in June 2015. He previously served as Vice President, Investor Relations. Brian joined Abbott in August 1997, and held various financial management positions of increasing responsibility, including Controller positions in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, and diagnostic businesses, before being asked to lead Abbott’s Investor Relations effort in January 2013. Prior to joining Abbott, Brian was a certified public accountant with Arthur Andersen and held financial positions in the consumer industry with the Scotts Company and Newell Rubbermaid. “In Abbott Finance, we are the stewards that enable financial reliability and growth for Abbott, “ Says Brian. “ A strong, growing company is better able to help people around the world live their healthiest lives.” Brian serves on the board of the Clara Abbott Foundation. He is a member of NIRI, the National Investor Relations Institute. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Toledo in Ohio.
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About Abbott: Abbott is engaged in pharmaceuticals and manufacturing healthcare products.
CFO of CMT Capital Markets Trading
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About CMT Capital Markets Trading: CMT provides operational and financial support to proprietary trading outfits, privately owned businesses and venture capital startups.
Consulting CFO of Tensility Venture Partners
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About Apex Venture Partners, Corazon Capital, High Alpha, Hyde Park Venture Partners, Network Ventures, Spiral Sun Ventures, Tensility Venture Partners: Tensility Venture partners with founders of early-stage enterprise startups in security, digital health, and novel, vertical-applications.
Chief Financial Officer of Victory Park Capital
Olibia Stamatoglou joined VPC in 2019 and is the Chief Financial Officer. She oversees business and fund operations, including finance, compliance and accounting. Previously, Olibia Stamatoglou served as vice president of finance at Valor Equity Partners where she managed all firm and fund finance activities. Prior to Valor, she served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of First National Assets, a specialty finance private equity group specializing in tax lien purchases and real estate owned ventures. She joined First National Assets from Aurora Investment Management where she progressed through several accounting roles. Olibia Stamatoglou was recognized as one of Crain’s Notable Women in Finance for 2019. Olibia Stamatoglou received a B.S. in accounting and finance from DePaul University. She is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois (inactive).
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About Victory Park Capital: Victory Park Capital Advisors focuses on providing privately negotiated debt and opportunistic equity solutions.
CFO of Chaifetz Group
Bob Jacobson is the Chief Financial Officer of Chaifetz Group. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of ComPsych Corporation since 1996. At Compsych, Bob is responsible for all financial functions of the organization, including accounting procedures and controls, banking relations, insurance and treasury functions. Prior to Compsych, Bob served as Vice President Finance for Medical Management of America, Director of Accounting for Pittway Corporation and Controller for Pittway’s First Alert division. Bob began his career with Ernst & Young. Bob received a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and master’s of business administration degree from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Bob is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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About Chaifetz Group: Chaifetz Group is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in early- and mid-stage growth companies.
Vice President and CFO of First Analysis
Joseph Chopp is a vice president and CFO coordinating financial administration of First Analysis and its private equity and venture capital funds. Prior to joining First Analysis in 1999, he spent nine years at Arthur Andersen LLP, most recently as a tax manager in the financial services area. He earned a J.D. and a master’s degree in tax law from DePaul University and a master’s degree in accounting science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a certified public accountant.
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About First Analysis: First Analysis is a venture capital investment company that offers equity research, investment banking, and sales and trading services.