Megrath, Don

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:

Don Megrath has over 25 years of experience in board, finance and operational roles in a variety of industries and disciplines. He is also co-founder of VectorPoint Ventures were he currently brings his extensive experience in early stage and growth stage investing, portfolio company management, entrepreneurship and finance to bear.  In his career he has served in several operational and leadership functions, including business development, finance, information technology, strategic planning and implementation, investment banking, and corporate development.   He has founded or co-founded several ventures and has held key management positions in several small and middle market companies, including serving as VP Finance, CFO, COO and board director positions in both private and public companies.  Don is a member of the Keiretsu Forum Angel Investment Group, previously serving for five of the last six years years as the President of the Portland, Oregon Chapter.  He is also a member of Financial Executives International.

Before his most recent endeavors, he served over 5 years as a Senior Associate with an investment manager where he also served as an officer or director in certain portfolio companies and where he was actively involved in structuring and closing over $100 million in total financing in over 50 transactions, including preferred equity, senior debt, and mezzanine debt financing in middle market private and public companies in a variety of industries.  Before that, Mr. Megrath served 8 years in the CFO and Vice President Operations roles at Integrated Information Systems, Inc., which was publicly traded at the time, and STEP Technology, Inc.  Prior to serving at STEP, Don began his career in business to business marketing prior to earning his MBA degree.

Before earning his university degrees Mr. Megrath invested in his education at Oregon State University (undergraduate) and Portland State University (graduate), and for each area of study finished university work at George Fox University, where he obtained his BA degree and an MBA.

MENTORING SERVICES PROVIDED:

” I can help entrepreneurs with questions regarding startup funding, financing strategy and execution, company investor readiness, structure, business management and related topics.”