Neil Stern

Senior Partner at McMillan & Doolittle LLP

Neil Stern

Neil Stern

Senior Partner at McMillan & Doolittle LLP

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Managing Principal at Technomic, Inc.

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Senior Principal, Advisory Group at Technomic, Inc.

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Neil Stern
Senior Partner at McMillan & Doolittle LLP
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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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Hyde Park Angels (HPA)is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early stage investments. The firm seeks to invest in technology, healthcare, business and financial services, and consumer and industrial products. It prefers to invest in businesses primarily in the Midwest

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Prior - 2011

Kairos Capital Partners provides hybrid capital investments and funded debt solutions to retail and consumer products companies throughout North America and abroad. The firm seeks to invest in companies that are fundamentally sound but have been overlooked by traditional private equity or mezzanine capital sources due to their size, complexity or circumstances. They emphasize transactions where partnership and a value-added strategy are important considerations for the company. These companies are primarily small to mid-size, multi-channel retailers and consumer products companies with revenues under $100 million. The typical investment size ranges from $4 million to $15 million, with larger investments funded in with joint-venture partners.Kairos' investments are focused primarily in the following industry sectors: (1) retail and direct-to-consumer companies, including a broad range of consumer channels (other than food or service industries) (2) wholesale companies, brands (including micro-brands) and intellectual property (3) opportunities regarding specific asset classes or opportunistic situations involving undervalued assets, bankruptcy, target acquisitions or roll-ups and (4) international opportunities.Kairos' due diligence process include an assessment of management, an independent asset valuation, analysis of the industry and competitive dynamics, customer and supplier interviews, a thorough operational and financial review, confirmation of strategic, tactical and financial plans and identification of likely exit alternatives and anticipated challenges in achieving the business plan.Kairos looks for companies with the following characteristics: (1) a strong or meaningful brand or identifiable niche or concept (2) a management team with meaningful equity ownership and or experience (3) a dominant or defensible market position (4) a leveragable opportunity for targeted return on invested capital (5) stable operating margins with an ability to generate free cash flow (6) recently stable or opportunistic balance sheet with a focus on imbedded value (7) clear, identifiable and profitable real estate strategy (8) reliable systems with data integrity and infrastructure to build upon and (9) relevant business model as defined by scale, competitive environment, strategic drivers for growth, identifiable market opportunities and roadblocks.

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McMillan & Doolittle LLP provides retail consulting services. It specializes in strategy, concept development, new store concepts, consumer research and customer experience. The company was founded by Sidney N. Doolittle and Norm H. McMillan in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Technomic, Inc. provides market information and advisory services to the food industry. Its services include custom consulting and research, numerous publications and digital products, as well as proprietary studies and ongoing research on all aspects of the food industry. The company was founded by Ronald Paul in 1966 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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