Palo Alto, CA – January 8, 2018 WCP is delighted to announce that Rich Brenner has joined the executive team as Chairman of the Board. He will be helping Woodside Capital Partners continue to deliver best-in-class results for its clients as the firm enters its next phase of growth.
“I am delighted to join the Board of Woodside Capital Partners as its Chairman. I have known Woodside Capital Partners and its Managing Partner, Rudy Burger, for many years. I have watched the firm grow and build global brand awareness by providing outstanding investment banking services to the tech sector. Woodside Capital Partners is about to enter a new phase of growth and I am excited to be part of the team. I look forward to helping the firm build on its successful brand reputation and the amazing experience of the firm” said Brenner.
Brenner brings more than forty years of experience both as a board member and member of management. During this time, he has worked in general and financial management, and has assisted many emerging companies in the roles of President, General Manager, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has held executive level positions at Formaster Corporation, Corvus Systems Inc., US Leasing International Inc., ITEL Corporation, National BankAmericard (now VISA) and Autographic Business Forms Inc. He also served as venture capital consultant to Hillman Ventures. He is, or has served, as a board member at Affymax, Inc. (NASDAQ: “AFFY”), Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: “BBNK”), e Nicotine, Inc., Sandstone Diagnostics, Inc., PartMiner, Inc. Vida Systems, Inc., Vello Systems, Inc., SmartLocus, Inc., Abound Logic, Inc., Pavad Medical Systems, Inc. Cardiovention, Inc., Chadmoore Wireless Group (OTC “MOORZ.PK”) and QuickHealth.
He also serves as a member of the board of directors of non-profits, including The Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council of the Boy Scouts of America (Past Chairman of the Board), the National Boy Scouts of America leadership (National Advisory Council, BSA Foundation (Trustee), National Eagle Scout Association (“NESA”) Committee, Scouting Alumni and Friends (“SAF”) Committee, the Western Region of the Boy Scouts of America (Executive Committee, SAF and NESA Committee Chair). He is also on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University. In the past, he has also served on the boards of The American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter (past Vice Chair of the Board), and The Churchill Club (past Chairman of the Board). He holds a BS in accounting with a minor in management information systems from the Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
In additon to his Board Member and management team experiences, Brenner has long been an investor, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. He founded The Brenner Group, Inc.® (www.thebrennergroup.com) in 1987, and served as its CEO until 2015. The Brenner Group provided outsourced “C” Suite executives to venture capital backed tech companies on a part time basis and performed private tech company valuations, such as those required under IRS code 409a. It was one of the oldest and largest firms of its type in Silicon Valley, having assisted more than 2,000 firms since its formation. In 2015, The Brenner Group was acquired by the largest independent consulting/accounting firm in California (Armanino, LLP).
Rudy Burger, Managing Partner and Managing Director of Woodside Capital Partners said, “I am delighted to announce Rich Brenner as our new Chairman of the Board. Rich’s experience will be a tremendous asset to the firm and our clients as we continue to accelerate our growth and deliver superior results for our clients.”
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About Woodside Capital Partners
Woodside Capital Partners is a global, independent investment bank that delivers world-class strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology and life sciences sectors, as well as institutional technology research services marketed as techView. With a strong track record in M&A, strategic partnerships and private placements, Woodside Capital Partners has been providing worldwide investment banking services since 2001 with leading domain experience in software, Internet services, electronic communications and materials, and healthcare. Woodside Capital Partners is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with an office in London. Securities offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, please visit www.woodsidecap.com.
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