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John A.

Denney, CFA
Woburn, MA 01801 781-910-7652(m) JADenney@Gmail.com

Turn jargon into English and financial objectives into reality


A successful entrepreneur with extensive experience in upper management in multiple work environments. Experience in early stage start-ups, established companies, turn-around situations and have been on both sides of the M&A process. Superior communication skills, combined with scientific and financial knowledge make me an excellent member of a senior management team.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CFO, COO 2009-2011

PMCBIOTEC, LLC, (Waste water engineering firm repositioned into Clean Energy Sector) Exton, PA

Managed engineering staff, organized finances, and raised investor capital to reposition company in the clean energy sector. Worked with engineering staff to improve communications and product efficiency. Implemented new standards for testing of organic waste material for conversion into natural gas Raised total of $3.2 million of investor capital Traveled internationally to develop projects, negotiate contracts, find strategic partners Lectured at Clean Tech conferences as well as Institutional Investor meetings Managed IT, HR, outside consultants, and all office administrative work

CFO
PERSONAL WEB SYSTEMS, Inc. (Internet appliance start-up) Palo Alto, CA

2008-2009

Established financial reporting system for managing cash flow. Worked directly with CTO to oversee software and hardware engineers. Managed relationship with engineering team in India Negotiated and closed acquisition of technology from Rapport, Inc. Raised total of $3.3 million from both angel and institutional investors Worked directly with Silicon Valley Bank on financial issues related to India Oversaw HR, lease of office space, investor relations, stock option program

CFO
RAPPORT, Inc. (Fabless semiconductor manufacturer start-up) Redwood City, CA

2006-2008

Headed effort to attract institutional investments. Previous experience in working with government contracts a key skill I brought to Rapport. Raised total of $28.8 million in two rounds Co-managed relationship with IBM. Recognized by WJS as promising technology for IBM Managed contract with CIA Responsible for HR, IT, lease negotiations, contract negotiations for prototype development

Director

2004-2005

OLD HARBOR CAPITAL, LLC, (Investment firm specializing in high net-worth individuals) Boston, MA

Recruited by owner to expand corporate presence into institutional marketplace. Repositioned company in marketplace from boutique into major investment firm Provided quarterly economic analysis and asset allocation modeling

President, Managing Director, CFO


STANDARD GROUP HOLDINGS, LLC. Wellesley, MA

2000-2003

Recruited by owner and corporate attorney from Goodwin Proctor to rebuild investment staff. Experience in dealing with the SEC over complex matters was a key skill I brought to SGH, Rebuilt investment staff Grew assets by 25% in first nine months, $50 million Built pipeline with projected increase in assets under management by $300 million Successfully negotiated with SEC allowing company to be sold in 2003

President, CFO
BOSTON ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. / RAMAN MEDICAL, INC. Marlborough, MA

1996-2004

Recruited by John Bagalay, Managing Director of Boston Universitys Community Technology Fund, VC Firm, to turn around BAT and restructure management. In third year as President, produced first annual profit in ten year history Managed a staff of 6 Ph.D.s, 8 engineers, marketing and manufacturing personnel Sold company in three tranches for seven times gross revenues in 2001, retiring all debt at par while returning a significant portion of investor capital back to shareholders Worked with an advisory board and three scientists and engineers to develop an application of Raman spectroscopy for use in medical diagnostics from 2001 to 2004. Effort was unsuccessful.

Director, Investment Management


RHUMBLINE ADVISERS, LLC, Boston, MA

1990-1996

One of three founding partners of an institutional money management firm Brought in first client, $50 million Key participant in all major presentations Grew assets under management from zero to $1.5 billion in six years Frequent speaker at institutional investment forums, both domestic and international Specialized in structured products achieved through mathematical modeling

Vice President, Pension Consulting


JMA, Inc., Quincy, MA

1982-1990

JMA specialized in consulting to institutional pension funds. I was recruited because of my strength in science, finance, writing, and public speaking. Built first performance analytics system for State Street Bank Frequent speaker at SSB client conferences explaining how mathematics works in investing Frequent speaker at institutional, Taft-Hartley, Eleemosynary and other institutional conferences Education: University of Massachusetts Magna Cum Laude, recipient of Chemistry Book Award Certified science teacher sent to Climber.com Chartered Financial Analyst, #9791 Outside Director, Friends of WEECE