Even with a killer product, a segment dominant technology, and a winning talent culture, many emerging companies reach an inflection point where accelerating realizable value is essential for founders and investors.
NextBoston is a consortium of highly successful international CEOs, entrepreneurs, and C-level executives who’ve built, bought, and grown world-class technology and service firms. We’ve driven product strategy at highly disruptive unicorns and restructured, financed, and sold IP-intensive engineering groups in more than 15 countries. And we create unique partnerships with exceptional growing companies.
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, and strategy consultant with a superior record of value creation for disciplined global investors. He has delivered three decades of international P&L leadership in the technology, defense, and environmental engineering industries. In all of his companies, he has driven consistent revenue and profit growth through comprehensive organic expansion and strategic M&A.
Alex is a venture capital investor and strategic product executive specializing in emerging software technologies for more than two decades. He has invested in and run product management at highly disruptive unicorns and driven advanced Research and M&A strategy projects at a Fortune 500 IT company. Alex is an active investor with the New York Angels, a mentor to more than a dozen startup incubators, and an active Member in the TED Conference community.
Ernest J. Zissis
Ernie is a retained organizational, talent and communications consultant to “C” level global executives, investors and boards. He has founded several successful management consulting firms, held strategy, branding, BD and funding leadership roles, and served at C-level and director levels role for Raytheon, ITT-Sheraton, and Intercontinental Hotels in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
Bruce has served as a Director on public, private and non-profit boards and is a recognized expert in multi-national corporate governance. A retired CEO of a public, $1B UK medical technology company, he earlier held C-level and senior management positions at high growth companies in defense, healthcare, chemicals, and mining. He is a certified member of the NACD, a member of the Institute of Directors in London and a lecturer at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management on Corporate Governance and Ethics.
Ruggero has served as a CEO, CFO, Marketing Director, and Senior Restructuring Advisor concentrating on multinational financial control, marketing, and sourcing strategies for European based technology firms. As a leading Italian tech entrepreneur, he has driven exceptional growth in enterprise software and hardware start-ups. Presently, Ruggero leads a growing strategic consultancy focused on shareholder value creation in emerging European tech.
Pioneered the use of contractor owned and operated (COCO) manned aircraft for OCONUS ISR missions for the US Government, forward basing and multiple platforms deployed worldwide.
Drove run rate revenue from $8M to $45M, grew shareholder value from $1 to $11.50 per share, and sold the company for $40.5M . . . in less than three years.
GNSM (NASDAQ) Refocused the company on Enterprise OEM’s and maintenance revenue and executed a two year SEC restatement while growing sales and profit every quarter.
Established double digit profitability, repositioned the product strategy, and sold the firm at $2.25 per share - a 79% premium.
Acquired multiple software companies: 2 in Italy, 2 in Sweden, and 1 in the U.S.
Built a $25M multinational company . . . entirely from internally generated funds.
Invested in and ran Product Management for a first wave Cloud Services Management company. Created and executed a highly successful 200+ customer beta-program.
Adjoin, still pre-revenue, was sold six months later to a Fortune 500 IT services company for a 40X return. The team then created a cutting edge venture laboratory in the “Office of the CTO” of this $4B acquirer to drive its emerging technology strategy.
Created a global advisory group dedicated to accelerating value creation for international investors through organic/acquisition driven growth, debt/equity financing, business model repositioning, technology transformation, and highly successful exits.
Executed 27 successful corporate transactions in 17 countries and directly generated $500M in new revenue for NextBoston portfolio / partner companies.
Partnered with founding family to repurchase a 70 year old, global water treatment technology company.
Purchased key assets out of multiple bankruptcies, relocated headquarters to Austria and Malaysia, delivered profitability in five months, cut foreign subs from 35 to 10, wrote down $25M in debt, and . . . grew founder’s equity five times.