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Mike Vernon
Mike has more than 30 years of international and domestic executive experience across such industries as e-commerce, online advertising and marketing, hospitality, energy and transportation/logistics.

At A Glance

  • CEO, COO, CFO and Board member
  • CFO of two public companies
  • Excellent strategic and analytical skills
  • M&A experience in sourcing, negotiating, closing deals, plus post-acquisition integration
  • International experience in starting up and overseeing foreign offices of domestic businesses
  • Strong background in online marketing and e-commerce (both virtual and physical goods)
  • Experience in public, venture-backed, and private equity-backed companies
  • Key participation in successful turnaround businesses
  • Experience in raising public and private equity and debt
  • E-commerce, online marketing, hospitality, energy and transportation industry experience

Key Leadership Accomplishments

  • Led $200 million public equity offering, as well as private subordinated debenture and revolving credit financings
  • Key player in numerous M&A transactions, including negotiation, due diligence, closing, and post-acquisition operational planning

Bio

Mike Vernon has more than 30 years of international and domestic executive experience across such industries as e-commerce, online advertising and marketing, hospitality, energy and transportation/logistics. He has worked in public companies, as well as private companies that were both venture and private equity-backed, ranging in size from start-ups to over $500 million in revenues. Mike’s leadership experience includes high growth, public and private capital funding, and extensive acquisition sourcing, diligence and integration work. He has also played a key role in companies that successfully executed cost and asset restructurings. Among the highlights of Mike’s career, he served for 6 years as CFO of aQuantive during a period of significant revenue and market capitalization growth culminating in its $6 billion sale to Microsoft. He has excellent financial skills and experience that includes raising cash from public and private sources, overseeing extensive accounting and administrative functions in both public and private companies, providing financial guidance to senior management teams and Boards of Directors, and investor communications. He has strong international experience, including starting up international operations to expand the reach of successful domestic businesses. Mike holds a BS in Mathematics and an MBA, both from Stanford University.