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My Official CV

Mark G Slater – April 2009 Jan 2011

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Currently, Founding COO of Concave Holdings LLC. Concave holdings purchased the IP of a football footwear technology in June of 2007. The product entered the UK marketplace in the summer of 2008, and is due to enter an additional 9 markets this season.

My original role was as Advisor to the IP purchase with Boston Capital Advisors , subsequently as a co-investor in the purchase, and as COO in the founding of the new organization.

My current role involved the management of our Design, development and manufacturing in Indonesia and Vietnam. (supervision of product quality, production planning, 3PL, supply chain, molds, materials). Additionally, i was responsible for the management of our contract development group for new product development (located in Jakarta). Finally, i was responsible for the company’s social media strategy, and IT functions.

Concave today is worn by 3 players on the most famous soccer team in the world – Manchester United, and is sold in the two largest retailers in both the US and the UK. (Dicks Sporting Goods, and Sports Direct).

you can review a visual representation of the challenges of my position by visiting my Concave Flickr stream

2003 – 2008 Founding team Member and investor – KARMALOOP

PRIOR EXPERIENCE

May 2003 – July 2007 – Boston Capital Advisors, LLC

Partner of middle market Mergers and Acquisitions advisory firm serving the technology, energy and transportation sectors. Personally responsible for the sourcing, engaging, executing and closing of 9 transactions during my tenure across different transaction categories. finaly transaction prior to being engaged to represent the buyers of Concave was the sale of Atlantic Marine Holding Corporation
to preeminent Middle market private Equity firm JF Lehman and company

A lengthy auction process resulted in us achieving a significant premium to our sell-side mandate. The transaction was a finalist for Middle market M & A deal of the year

June 2002 – march 2003 – Bullhorn Inc

Vice President of Business Development. I support the founding management team in its efforts to establish Bullhorn as a leading Job site, and HR software.

March 1998-May 2002 – CMGi Inc

Snr. Business Analyst for several Owner Operated Companies of CMGi Inc (the above logo is technically incorrect as i could not find a CMGi logo!). Principal responsibilities were the administration, analysis, reporting and oversight of key business measurements associated with each business unit.

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