Richard L. Mooers
Partner and Co-Founder
Rick's merchant banking activities have given him a wide range of international experience, including experience in restructurings, turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions.
Rick is a generalist in a world of specialists. Rick possesses a working knowledge or better in areas such as management, finance, accounting, tax; international dealings, restructurings/turnarounds, business startups, mergers and acquisitions, securities, legal, investment banking, consulting, negotiating and structuring transactions, licensing; regulatory issues, and most importantly risk management. Rick has both international and US-based experience. Rare and uniquely beneficial to any company, he brings this multinational experience as well as his key international relationships to our clients and portfolio companies. Rick has been involved in leading the various stages of business, from start-up to private placements, commercialization, IPO and exit.
In 1985, Rick graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Prior to his investment banking experience, Rick initially practiced as a CPA.
Roger G. Branton
Partner and Co-Founder
Roger has managed all the stages of growth including the start-up phase, obtaining growth capital through initial public offerings and follow-on acquisitions of complementary companies.
Roger works in a wide variety of roles, including management, finance, accounting, tax; international dealings, restructurings/turnarounds, business startups, mergers and acquisitions, securities, legal, investment banking, consulting, negotiating and structuring transactions, licensing; regulatory issues, and risk management. Roger has invaluable international experience and relationships and has been involved in each of the various stages of business from start-up, to private placements, to commercialization, to IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and NASDAQ, to exit.
Roger previously held the joint titles of CEO and CFO for Vislink Technologies, Inc., during which time he oversaw a comprehensive financial restructuring of its operations.
In 1989, Roger graduated from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He trained as a certified public accountant and previously worked for an investment/merchant bank which specialized in the technology, agriculture, and environmental industries, where his duties included acting as interim chief financial officer for several companies within its investment portfolio.
Lead European Partner
Mats Wennberg has been involved in the IT industry since 1976. Currently, he is a management consultant and investor and is engaged in a number of Nordic early and middle stage companies focusing primarily on the North American market.