August 13, 2002
Roundtable - Alternative Financing Sources and Strategies
Panel or Speaker
Time: 5:30 - 9:00pm
Registration Begins: August 9th, 2002
There is also a walk up registration fee. Note that walk up registration
is on a space available basis.
$30.00 per person for Entrepreneur Members
$45.00 per person for Other Members
$65.00 per person for Non-Members & Guests
Open to Members, their guests, and Non-Members
Come discuss with a panel
of experts on unique and alternative financing sources and strategies
to provide capital, boot strap your company, or maintain ownership
Late registration begins
August 10th.Please note that there is an additional $5 fee for
registration at the event.
Larry J. St. Martin
Larry is a Senior Director at Gemini Growth Fund, LP. and is responsible
for reviewing and assessing new deals, negotiating deal structure
and terms, completing due diligence and monitoring portfolio companies.
Mr. St. Martin currently serves on the corporate boards of two
investment companies. Prior to joining Gemini, Mr. St. Martin
worked for a high net worth investor where he was involved in
all aspects of financial activities including managing private
and public investments and assisting in acquisitions and private
investments. Mr. St. Martin was also involved in the activities
of a successful technology startup and served in various financial
positions at a Fortune 100 company.
James W. Carroll,
Jim is President of Goldbridge Capital LLC, a boutique investment
banking firm specializing in alternative public financing. Goldbridge
underwrites Discretionary Drawdown OfferingsTM for public companies,
helps private companies become public, and assists companies in
Jim holds a Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, in economics
and management, as well as a Master's degree in accounting from
Rice University. Jim started his career as a management consultant
with Ernst & Young in the late 1970's. Through the 1980's
and early 1990's, he worked for the Cullen Family where he was
the Chief Financial Officer of their principal company, Quintana
Petroleum, for his last seven years there. In the early 1990's,
Jim was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of accounting in the
graduate business school at Rice University, co-teaching a course
in Strategic Cost Management. In the mid and late 1990's, he started
his own group of oil and gas entities, purchasing and drilling
wells both domestically and on a 1000 square mile concession he
acquired in Central America. His holdings now include interests
in over 400 active wells. In 2000 he also served as the Chief
Financial Officer for iExalt, Inc., seeing them through their
first year as a public company. He co-founded Goldbridge late
in 2000 to help young companies access the public capital markets.
James B. Evans
James is the Assistant Region Director of the University of Houston
Small Business Development Center. He has a staff of eleven consultants.
In 1998, Mr. Evans received the Star Performer's Award from the
National Association of Small Business Development Centers. In
2000 the Houston District Office of the U. S. Small Business Administration
named Mr. Evans the Small Business Advocate of the Year. In 2001
Mr. Evans was promoted to Assistant Region Director for the Southeast
Texas region. In this position he is ultimately responsible for
General Business Consulting and International Trade Consulting.
Mr. Evans was previously employed for over twenty years as a
Commercial Lender on international accounts, national accounts
(fortune five hundred companies) and middle market accounts.
Mr. Evans holds a master's degree in business administration
from Texas Southern University, with a concentration in finance
and a bachelor's degree from The University of North Texas with
a concentration in finance. He has also completed several seminars
presented by the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED)
Originally from Oklahoma City, he graduated from Southwestern
Oklahoma State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science
in Physics in 1978. He also attended graduate school in physics
at the University of Texas in Austin.
Jack joined NASA at Johnson Space Center in October of 1979 where
he was an instructor to train astronauts on Space Shuttle operations
and procedures. He served in a variety of leadership positions
in positions in training including that of Simulation Supervisor
where he lead full-scale training exercises that included Mission
Control, Astronauts and satellite control centers. For this work,
he received the Johnson Space Center's highest award, the Certificate
Jack has had various assignments in management and contract acquisition.
In 1995 he was served on the space flight operations contract
acquisition team. This Contract Acquisition Team established a
new standard for writing performance based statements of work
and received several NASA Group Achievement Awards. From 1997
to 2001 he was assigned as the Mission Control Center Strategic
Engineer, where he was responsible for defining Mission Control
Center long range development plans.
Currently Jack is the assistant director of Office of Technology
Transfer and Commercialization at Johnson Space Center. He lives
in El Lago with his wife and 3 boys.
NASA Johnson Space Center
From the early Gemini, Apollo and Skylab projects to today's International
Space Station and Space Shuttle Programs, Johnson Space Center
in Houston continues to lead NASA's efforts in human space exploration.
The Technology Transfer & Commercialization Office supports
a wide range of responsibilities, including technology evaluation,
intellectual property, commercialization, patent licensing, joint
development partnerships, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
and Small Business Technology (STTR) programs, grants and Space