Jeff Sloan join board of Great Lakes Angels

By December 4, 2016Newsroom

Great Lakes Angels, Inc.

Board of Director and management changes

Effective March 23, 2011

New BOD, Jeff Sloan will be assuming an open Director position.

Jeff currently spearheads Aria Ventures, LLC whose mission it is to “package” meritorious business opportunities and concepts into viable businesses. Specifically, Jeff and the Aria International team prepares the business plans, identifies the key team members, raises the seed financing, and provides ongoing strategic guidance throughout the development phase, the launch phase and the growth phase.  In 1990, Jeff co-founded Sloan Ventures, LLC which developed, funded and launched a variety of startup companies with more than $80 million in private and institutional financing, including Clarity Technologies, LLC, GeneGo, LLC, VetGen, LLC, and Rubicon Genomics, LLC.  Jeff was a founding member of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and was one of the first to serve on the Board of Directors. Jeff has also served as a Director on the Board of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Current BOD and President Rick Galdi, is stepping down and will be missed for his support and contributions to GLA.

Rick Galdi is a founder and has recently been appointed CEO/President of Essex Angel Capital, Inc., a publicy held Canadian capital pool company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange ticker EXC.P.  Rick will devote his full time efforts to Essex sourcing and managing Essex investment portfolio and hopes to continue his work bridging the investment gap in early stage companies between the U.S. and Canada.Watch All Girls Weekend (2016) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

New BOD, John Dourjalian will be assuming the open Director position.

John Dourjalian possesses 20+ years of broad base experience in manufacturing, environmental and public health arena.  John holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Management as well post graduate studies at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Upon completing his academic endeavors he was employed in numerous technical positions as an environmental & manufacturing professional in both the public (EPA) and private (fortune 500 companies) sectors.  Recently, John transitioned to investing in angel/venture capital and private placement investments.  He was appointed as a technical advisor for several start-up companies and currently uses his expertise and knowledge when screening potential investments opportunities.  He sits on the Oakland University Incubator investment review board and is a member of the Ohio Tech Angels (OTAF II).

Current Chairman BOD and Founder, David Weaver will be re-assuming the President position.

Other BOD members are Don Baker (Safford & Baker, PLLC) and Tom Anderson(Automation Alley).

GLA monthly investor meetings will begin again in April or early May.  Date to be announced.

The Great Lakes Angels is a nonprofit corporation. We seek serious, active investors only. The Mission of the Great Lakes Angels organization is to organize and mentor angels and provide a forum for them to grow in knowledge and wealth and foster more of the same – to help invest in entrepreneurial companies in the Region. It will have numerous “deals” presented, high-level content and quality speakers and panelists on key issues of angel investing. Current “Angels” and high net worth “potential Angels” can meet in a confidential and educational environment to discover opportunities for mutual areas of investment. Experts can be identified and shared to assist in due diligence on technologies outside the individual’s own comfort zone and help transition investors into new exciting technologies for growth of companies in the Region and greater personal reward.

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