August 11th, 2008 11:19 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with John De Puy, President and CEO Oaktree Ventures, Inc.
Chairman of the Advisory Council, Capital Formation, CEO Coach
John`s business background includes more than 25 years as an entrepreneur, CEO, investment banker, management consultant and civic leader. At Oaktree, John directs the firm`s capital formation activities. He has been instrumental in advising more than 600 software CEO`s on their capital requirements in raising both debt and equity capital for the medium-sized software and high technology companies.
As a Partner at A.M. Razo, an investment banking firm located in Irvine, California, John participated in transactions valued in excess of $100 million. Prior to Razo, John was president of an investment-banking firm that specialized in reverse mergers. Since his early career start in the aerospace industry, John has played critical roles in the founding, operations and funding of more than twenty private and public companies.
At Oaktree, John has developed Strategic Partnerships with over 150 funding sources ranging from individuals to private foundations. John has authored numerous guidebooks and magazine articles, from desktop marketing to trading cash for equity, a book entitled Going Public Without Being Eaten Alive, as well as authoring a series of books titled Building Business in The Twenty First Century
John is also a Managing Member of Fairbanks Alliance, LLC specializing in SmallCap IPO`s.
John completed the advanced management program at the Wharton School of Business At the University of Pennsylvania.
John served as the first vice president of the San Diego Civic Light Opera and as a director and officer of the Santa Ana Junior Chamber of Commerce. He is a member
Wharton Alumni Club, Los Angeles Ventures Association, Southern California Software
Council, San Diego Software and Internet Council, Association for Corporate Growth and a member of the All Cities Resource Group. He has also served as President and
Chairman of the Board of USA Volleyball. John is listed in Who`s Who in Leading
American Executives and Who`s Who in Leading Americans. John is a member of CEO, a Christian business organization.
John is married and lives in San Diego