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The Rudder Group Overview

  1. 1. The Rudder GroupGROWTH STRATEGIES & MENTOR CAPITAL The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  2. 2. SUCCESS IS HARD WORK The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  3. 3. A TRUSTED PARTNERThe Rudder Group is a team of proven IT professionals that extend your management teamProvides technology companies with growth strategies and mentor capitalDevelops strategic and tactical plans for every aspect of a technology companys lifecycle The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  4. 4. WHO IS THE RUDDER GROUPMIKE ROGERS, FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER• An industry expert in corporate acquisition and strategic development• Demonstrated leadership, financial, analytical and communication skills• Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at Lumension• Vice President Corporate Development at Secure Computing & Cyberguard• Vice President Corporate & Business Development at OpenTV• Vice President Mellon Bank & Fuji Bank• Thunderbird: MBA International FinanceSUSAN CALLAHAN, FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER• 25+ years IT Security & ITSM Management experience• Provided business, strategic, and management leadership to early-stage and growth companies• CMO & SVP of Business/Corporate Development at Mobile Armor & Safend• Vice President Business Development Opalis, Visual Networks & NetIQ• University of SF & London School of Economics: MBA Management & Finance The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  5. 5. WHO IS THE RUDDER GROUPJOHN STEIGERWALD, PARTNER – PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT• IBM Veteran with extensive product management, development and marketing, experience• SVP of Engineering NetIQ and Director of Product Management IBM Tivoli and IBM NetworkingCAY GLIEBE, PARTNER – SALES DEVELOPMENT• Seasoned executive with over 25 years in Sales, Marketing and HR leadership roles• Led sales and marketing for both small and large technology and outsourcing companies building strong teams responsible for delivering revenue targets• EVP Global Sales at i-nexus, VP Sales & Marketing at Northgate ArinsoKYLE HAYES, DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST• Strategic marketing and brand development veteran• Deep expertise in social media (Content Development & Strategies, Channel Marketing, Social Platforms) and digital media (mobile, video, IT platforms, SEO) with passion for new technologies and innovation The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  6. 6. WHO IS THE RUDDER GROUPCONTRIBUTING CONSULTANTS Marketing: • Coda Media: Integrated Marketing Programs & Lead Generation Strategy & Acquisition: • Carl Schlachte: Transformational Business Leader Finance: • Donnie Moore: CFO at Cognos, Board Member; Finance, Operations & Administration Security Practices: • Paul Henry: Security & Forensic Analyst EMEA: • Frank Berzau: Strategy & Product Mngmt. • Maik Bockelmann: Sales Expert The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  7. 7. HOW WE HELPThe Rudder Group extends your management team by providing astrategic and tactical approach to operational, business and boardrelated matters. Our experienced team of professions are able toprovide cost-effective and battle-tested solutions that cover the fulllifecycle of companies including… Overcome Position Develop New Globalize Accelerate Integration & Work with Company for aSecure Capital Routes to Solutions & Growth & Change VCs Successful Market Offering Revenue Plans Management Exit Challenges The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  8. 8. WHAT WE DO Product Finance Launch Growth M&A IdeaThe Rudder Group works with early & mid-stage technologycompanies and investors to ACCELERATE the time to market, time torevenue, time to positive cash flow and time to exit. Our Expertise: • Sales & Business Development • Business Strategy & International Business Planning • Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions • Interim Management • Market Analysis & Competitive Research • Go-To-Market & Lead Generation Plans • Product Management & Marketing The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  9. 9. THE STARTUP CURVE The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  10. 10. THE LIFECYCLE OF A START UP Product Finance Launch Growth M&A IdeaGoals Goals Goals Goals GoalsSell/Develop Fund Generate Operational NonorganicIdea Business Awareness Scaling Growth & Growth & Demand Path to LiquidityOur Services Our Services Our Services Our Services Our ServicesBusiness Market Product OEM M&A ProcessStrategy & Validation Management Execution ManagementPlanning Fundraising Sales Globalization LiquidityStrategic Assist Development Grooming OperationalMarketing Interim Market Excellence StrategicProduct Management Acceleration GroomingDefinition Integrated Digital Media Marketing The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  11. 11. WHERE WE CAN HELP Technology start-ups seeking Growth companiesfinancing, executive leadership requiring interim executives, and tactical execution financing and/or project workTechnology companies seeking Investors, whose portfolio to globalize or establish new companies need veteran channels to market leadership The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  12. 12. WHY USE THE RUDDER GROUP We are VALUE ENHANCERSDriven both the buy and sell Responsible for dramatically side of M&A activity growing revenues The Primary Drivers are Speed to Market, Speed to Profit, and Liquidity Optimization Secured multiple Have taken companies rounds of financing public The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital
  13. 13. GROWTH STRATEGIES & MENTOR CAPITAL The Rudder Group accelerates our clients: • Time to market • Time to revenue • Time to positive cash flow • Time to The Rudder Group Growth Strategies & Mentor Capital