Bob Reuss, Business and Financial Advisor
Bob has a long history in business deal making and finance. He was the financial officer for International Dairy Queen and Standard Fabrics during successful IPO’s and has assisted in structuring and financing numerous acquisitions and startups as a principal, an investor, and an intermediary. He served as Senior VP for M&A at Maven Securities in Minneapolis, a NASDAQ member firm, as VP for M&A at Northstar Industries and as President of Lingate Financial Group, a Twin Cities based middle market investment banking firm. A resident of Raleigh since 1998, Bob has worked with a number of Triangle based firms including North American Video, Endacea, SmartOnLine, Ivis, The Bob Barker Company, Domicile Home, Arius Pharmaceuticals (now merged with BDSI), Howard Perry and Walston, Kudos Information, Maverick Synfuels and ROGO as CFO or financial advisor to the CEO. Bob is active in The National Association of Corporate Directors, The Association for Corporate Growth, The Investor Development Committee of CED and is on the Board of Advisors of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. Bob is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and the Krannert School of Business at Purdue with a Master of Science in Industrial Management. He attended the Advanced Management Program at Wharton. He was a CPA in Minnesota for many years and served as Chairman of the Members in Industry for the Minnesota Society of CPA’s.
Bud Whitmeyer, Business and Financial Advisor
Bud has over thirty years experience working in technology companies, including over twenty years experience in company management either as an employee or board member. He has an in-depth understanding of technology company operations and growth characteristics. Bud was most recently President and CEO of NuTech Solutions, Inc., a Charlotte, NC based software company that was sold to Netezza Corporation in May 2008. He also has twelve years experience as a technology investor including six years experience as a full-time General Partner with Research Triangle Ventures, a seed/early stage venture capital fund based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to working with RTV, Bud worked with numerous early stage companies where he held interim positions of CEO and CTO of his portfolio companies in order to help the companies meet targeted milestones. He is an experienced board member, having been a member of the board of directors of seven companies and had board observation responsibilities at four others. Bud earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University.