Advancement Officer and advancement consultant to a leading San Diego PK-12 independent school. Executive/Attorney with over 30 years experience in corporate law and civil litigation, full responsibility for establishing, funding, and operating a start-up medical device company, and commercial real estate leasing acquisitions and dispositions. Proven motivator and team-builder. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong record of success in all professional endeavors.
The Veggie RepublicJune 2015 to CurrentDirector of Operations Berkeley, CA
Leading wide range of strategic and operational functions at family-owned and cause-based lifestyle jewelry and.
The Veggie Republic developed and markets the original Veggie Bracelet and donates 5 lbs of.
fresh produce to California families in need for each bracelet sold.
The Veggie Republic has grown rapidly and.
has attained sales in all 50 states and 14 countries overseas.
La Jolla Country Day SchoolJune 2013 to May 2015Chief Advancement Officer and Consultant La Jolla, CA
Supervised and coordinated fundraising, marketing and communications, and admissions functions at prominent.
San Diego PK-12 independent school.
Led interrelated teams to record-breaking annual fund performance,.
streamlined internal and external communication channels and placed annual report online, and increased.
enrollment while reversing negative student retention trend.
Embarcadero Capital Partners LLCAugust 2007 to May 2013Director of Leasing Belmont, CA
Handled all aspects of San Diego and Pasadena real estate holdings for Bay Area based private equity group,.
including acquisitions, leasing, and dispositions.
Coordinated company teams consisting of engineers, property.
managers, and marketing professionals and interfaced with brokerage community, tenants, vendors and investors.
to maximize value of holdings and returns on investment.
Paragon Intellectual Properties, LLCJuly 2005 to July 2007President and General Counsel Charleston, WV
Established and led operations of medical device start-up.
Prepared Offering Memorandum and raised $23 million from private, accredited investors.
Hired key research and financial professionals, negotiated asset purchase agreements, license agreements, and joint venture agreements.
Maintained and protected extensive intellectual property portfolio.
Opened research and development facility in Carlsbad, CA.
Supervisory authority for over 25 employees in CA and WV.
Caplan and EarnestJanuary 2000 to July 2005Partner Boulder, CO
Engaged in broad and successful civil jury trial practice with trials and appeals throughout U.S.
authority over numerous litigation teams consisting of associate attorneys, paralegals, investigators, and expert.
Primary practice focus in mining, health care, education, and software.
Dorsey & WhitneySeptember 1996 to February 2000Counsel Denver, CO
Led mining and natural resources litigation for Denver branch of national law firm.
Cases included largest litigation.
matter in Denver office, clearing hundreds of mining claims in Nevada on behalf of planned community developer.
Significant trial experience primarily representing coal mining operators and shippers in transportation cases.
LaTourette, Schlueter & ByrneJune 1989 to September 1996Partner Saint Louis, MO
Handled multi-state civil litigation caseload.
Predominant practice focus in energy, natural resources and.
Numerous successful jury trial results in historically hostile venues.
Served as Debtor's.
counsel in largest interstate trucking company bankruptcy in Eastern District of Missouri.
Coburn Croft & PutzellApril 1982 to June 1989Associate Saint Louis, MO
Prepared and organized litigation case files consisting of depositions, witness statements, documents, expert.
witness files, and trial exhibits in significant cases on behalf of railroads and chemical companies.
involvement in longest jury trial in U.S.
Established testing protocols and nationwide loss.
prevention/management program for major railroad's hearing loss claims and cases.
Washington University1982J.DSaint Louis, MO
Princeton University University of California, Berkeley1979A.B: PoliticsPrinceton, NJPolitics Personal Information
Married 28 years to Karen Koman. Three children, Jake
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill2014B.A: OliverOliver
Dartmouth College2015B.AAvid reader of history and fiction. Active in athletics and outdoor activities including triathlons and rugby. Selected to U.S. Western Territorial Rugby team in mid-'80s. Committed volunteer in food distribution and nutrition education with San Diego Food Bank and California Association of Food Banks
2016Certificate in Not For Profit Management Development, Harvard Business School,
acquisitions, fundraising, intellectual property, litigation, loss
prevention, natural resources, sales
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Companies Worked For:
The Veggie Republic
La Jolla Country Day School
Embarcadero Capital Partners LLC
Paragon Intellectual Properties, LLC
Caplan and Earnest
Dorsey & Whitney
LaTourette, Schlueter & Byrne
Coburn Croft & Putzell
Princeton University University of California, Berkeley
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Job Titles Held:
Director of Operations
Chief Advancement Officer and Consultant
Director of Leasing
President and General Counsel
J.D A.B : Politics B.A : Oliver B.A Certificate in Not For Profit Management Development, Harvard Business School,
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