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Today's advisor pair:
high tech, software, consumer products, cosmetics, startup, turnaround
Bio: Mr. Botts has over 50 years of management experience having been President, CEO, Director and/or Chairman of the Board of more than 35 public and private companies since 1978. His early focus was in the high tech arena including software, computer systems, semiconductors and services. Mr. Botts spent the first 19 years of his career with Rockwell International where, in the early 70s, he became Vice President of the Environmental, Utility and Energy Systems Division.
Botts has served in directorship roles for public and private corporations as well as charitable and non-profit entities. He serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Mendenhall Innovation Center. He served for a year on the Board of Trustees of the Desert Research Institute Foundation. Mr. Botts is an active angel investor and until recently was Chairman and Treasurer of the Vegas Valley Angels. He has BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from California Polytechnic University and did graduate work in Nuclear Engineering at UCLA.
early-stage financing; choice of entity decisions; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; corporate governance & board of directors matters; protection of intellectual property; structuring of joint ventures and partnerships
Bio: Gian has lived in Las Vegas for over 11 years. Equipped with a legal background (J.D., cum laude from Fordham University School of Law), he has conducted various corporate development activity for SAIC Inc. (NYSE: SAI) during that time. This activity includes corporate venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, structuring joint ventures
and partnerships, and licensing of intellectual property assets. Gian has also cultivated various Las Vegas and Nevada relationships, which include various angel investors (e.g., the Vegas Valley Angels) and the Las Vegas Technology community (e.g., T-BAN and NCET (where he regularly participates as a judge in the annual Governor’s Cup business plan competition)).
Prior to joining SAIC, Gian worked as a corporate transactional attorney with the law firms of Skadden Arps and King & Spalding. _______________________________________________________________________________________
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