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CrossWork Team And Advisers

Senior venture capital professionals working with an extended advisory board.

Alphabetical Order

$600 Million Exit
April 2021

Only 2.5 years from startup

“Since introducing this brand with Conor McGregor and his partners Audie Attar and Ken Austin  just two and a half years ago, Proper No. Twelve has been the most exciting brand in its category. The brand continues to grow at an unprecedented rate” – Bleacher Report

 

Sectors:


Sports, Retail, Consumer,

Audie is an investor and is the agent of athlete, Conor McGregor, the 2020 highest paid athlete in the world.  He is CEO of Paradigm Sports, a global sports agency representing top athletes around the world include Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao, Cris Cyborg, Israel Adesanya and others. He co-founded the icon brand Proper Twelve that sold for $600 million in 2.5 years setting a blueprint for other consumer brands that can be scaled through sports related partnerships

Sectors:


Technology, Government, Military

Bill Davis is an investor in the technology and real estate sectors. He founded Pulsar Data Systems and grew it to over $400 million in revenues prior to taking it public on the NASDAQ through an acquisition and IPO led by CrossWork partner Steven Ogunro. Bill Davis was an investor in Sim-G (acquired) and cvent ($1 billion IPO valuation)

Sectors:


Fintech, Technology

Chris is an investor and was an investment banker in the mergers and acquisitions division of Goldman Sachs and subsequently worked for John Kluge, at the time the richest man in America. He has since co-founded and sold three financial technology businesses, each with a social mission at their core. The most recent exit was LEAF College Savings, a provider of digital employee benefits that helps families better manage the high cost of higher education and participate in the American Dream. It was acquired by leading online personal finance company SoFi in August 2019.

Sectors:


LifeSciences, Technology

Brion served as a Chief Systems Engineer at Medtronic. He oversaw software and product development projects as well as the integration of technology pursuant to acquisitions.He has led cross functional teams of quality control, marketing, sales and regulatory teams in connection with technology projects.

Sectors:


Sports, Consumer Products

Que is a Chief Marketing Officer with over 25 years of experience leading marketing organizations at some of the the world's leading sports, music and entertainment organizations . He has acted as a manager to some of the world's leading entertainers.




Sectors:

Entertainment, Consumer Products, Technology

Adam is an investor and has practiced corporate law for almost 20 years where he completed a wide range of commercial and financing transactions. He has represented the estates of Prince as well as Paisley Park. He has concluded major transactions with the world’s major music labels. He has served as Chief Legal Officer of multiple technology and entertainment companies and also served as Chief Strategy Officer of an Inc 500 developer of digital technology solutions.

Sectors:


Real Estate

Brandy is an investor and CEO of Urth Advisors, an investment management group focused on the legal cannabis space. Prior she was part of a private family office focusing on real estate investments across the United States as well as distressed and sub-performing assets and debt.

Life Sciences: Colonel And Recipient Of The Defense Meritorious Service Award

Colonel Stephen Golden is a recipient of numerous awards including the Defense Meritorious Service award, the Meritorious Service Award and the Global War on Terrorism service medal. He is former clinical Professor at Columbia University, a member of the Alumni Board of Governors at the NYU School of Medicine and has served on numerous boards of directors including the New Jersey Children Relief Fund Commission, the March of Dimes, and the YMCA. He is also a gold Navy and Marine Corps parachutist

Sectors:


Life sciences, government, space

Dr. (Colonel) Stephen Golden

Distinguished career serving for over 40 years in the United States Navy, Army and Air Force.He is a former Chief of Medical Staff at the United States Airforce’s second largest hospital serving over 400,000 patients where he founded the Medical Simulation Center. He is the author of numerous articles, publications and books in the lifesciences and medical fields. See stephengolden.crosswork.us

Sectors:

Oil and Gas, Human Resources Technology, Staffing

Dane is an investor and CEO of an oil and gas focused services company in Southern California that has completed a number of acquisitions under his direction. He previously served as head of the North American Energy practice of a recruiting company responsible for approximately $200 million in annual sales.

Sectors:


Fintech

Chase founded and leads a top fintech company focused on high volume credit card merchants, that leverage virtual credit cards.

Sectors:

Retail, Consumer Products

Marty is an industry leader in the retail industry. He leads as CEO one of the world’s largest manufacturers representatives. His company helps manufacturers get into and grow in retail channels and runs billions of dollars of product through retailers like Target, Walmart and others. His company also managers private label manufacturing efforts for major retailers.

Sectors:

Marketing, Consumer
Products

Stacy is the head of a leading agency focused on product placements in the largest media markets with a focus on film, music, major talent partnerships and digital partnerships. Her agency has negotiated media partnerships for hundreds of consumer and B2B brands

Sectors:

Technology, Online Music PlatformsRetail, Consumer Products

Mitch created and ran DMGI/The Orchard, at the time, the world's largest independent digital music/video aggregator. He led the company from startup to its IPO on NASDAQ in just two years. He served on the Board of Governors and Co-Chair of the advocacy Committee for the Recording Academy (The GRAMMYS)

Sectors:


Technology Enabled Services, Legal Tech, Machine Learning

Allen founded Innovative Discovery, as CEO eventually buying out its shareholders and completing an acquisition of a competitor in transactions led by CrossWork partner, Steven Ogunro. Innovative was acquired by a private equity company to serve as the core platform for additional acquisitions.

$1.6 Billion Exit

40X return

“In addition to completing an equity investment in our company, Steven Ogunro helped us complete our overall round of equity financing and has provided us with significant strategic input and guidance that has helped our overall strategy;” – Reggie Aggarwal, Chairman and CEO, Cvent, Inc”

Sectors:

Technology, Consumer, Retail, B2B, Technology Enabled Services

Steve is an investor, investment banker and entrepreneur (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Capital Mergers) that has completed multiple transactions (IPO, M&A, private financings) across a broad range of sectors including software, SaaS, hardware, consumer, industrials, services and other sectors. Past investments include Cvent ($1b+ IPO, acquired by Vista Equity). He co-founded, serving as Chairman, InstallItToday (acquired by ServicePower, Inc.) and co-founded (board member) Zip (Acquired by Assurion)

Sectors:


Enterprise Software, Technology

Anil is an investment banker and attorney who co-founded one of the world’s largest enterprise software companies with a valuation of over $1 billion.

Sectors:


Technology, Pre-IPO

Steven was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and has an extensive track record of pre-IPO investing in over 50 companies, producing many billion dollar exits including Facebook, Coinbase, Spotify, Pinterest, AirBnB and LinkedIn among others

Sectors:


Lifesciences

Nancy is an investor in and member of the board of advisors of Fruit Street, a venture backed developer of diabetes prevention solutions. She is a senior medical doctor with extensive experience in advanced cardiac life support, pain management and spinal anesthesia.

Sectors:


Fintech

Previously, Jeff was EVP and CTO at Oracle Textura. He was responsible for all IT including acquisitions for NA, Europe, Australia, UAE. Successful IPO and sale to Oracle. As SVP at CME Group of Development, Clearing & Regulatory Systems, he directed and supported mission critical trading, banking, clearing, regulatory platforms for the largest futures exchange in the world. Jeff currently serves as a Board Director of United Against Slavery, a global antihuman trafficking nonprofit organization.

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