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IACT Presents

Who:  Angel Panel (bios below)
What: How to Attract Angel Ayes
Where: Fairfield University Library, Room 107C
When:  Thursday, April 28, 2011; 7:00 PM. Admission is free.

 “How to Attract Angel Ayes”



Mike is the president of the Entrepreneurship Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting:

  • Angel clubs and private investors
  • Entrepreneurs seeking funding, through reviews of business plans and advice on the sources of funding.
  • Institutions of higher learning, deans and professors of entrepreneurship, management and business finance.
  • Business Plan Competitions for students and grads at the local and state level.

Previously, Roer was the Executive Director of the Connecticut Venture Group for fifteen years and director of the Crossroads Venture Fair. Roer@EntrepreneurshipFoundation.org

John Seiffer has been an entrepreneur since 1979. In 1993 he became a Remote-Control CEO running a company in Texas while living in Connecticut. The company is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary and is still going strong.
In 1994 John began coaching other business owners to apply some of the lessons he has learned. He helped to found the International Coach Federation and became its third president in 1998. The group now has over 15,000 members worldwide.

In 2005 John became an angel investor in start-up companies. He was recently elected to the board of the Angel Investor Forum - a group of angel investors in Connecticut. He continues to consult with business owners about topics from how to raise money to how to be a better CEO. His blog is at www.BetterCEO.com/blog

Cuneo & Company is a private investment and management company founded in 2010 that will take on diverse business situations providing investment capital and leadership ranging from active board level guidance and oversight to executive leadership. Cuneo & Co. is focused on making investments in consumer, retail and entertainment oriented industries with a focus on brands, broadly defined.

Peter Cuneo – Peter is a recognized leader in business turnarounds. He has completed seven turnarounds of distressed branded businesses in the global media and consumer products sectors since 1983. From 1999 to 2009, Peter played a lead role in the turnaround of Marvel Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:  MVL). As President and CEO, he led Marvel, post bankruptcy, to a prominent position in the entertainment industry. He then served as Vice Chairman, providing active strategic leadership as Marvel continued to grow into one if the world’s leading entertainment brands culminating in its $4 billion sale to Disney at the end of 2009. Peter has also recently served as a senior advisor to a large distressed and special situations hedge fund. He was involved with the firm’s private investments and portfolio companies in the consumer, entertainment and media sectors and co-invested in select companies including West World Media. Previously, Peter was President and CEO of Remington Products Company. He joined the company as it was near bankruptcy and, in less than four years, executed a successful turnaround of the business and facilitated its sale to private equity investors. Peter has also served as President of the Security Hardware Group of Black & Decker Corporation, President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Group in Canada and President of the Clairol Personal Care Group. After earning his undergraduate degree, Peter served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He is currently or has been a board member of public and private companies such as Marvel Entertainment Inc. (NYSE – MVL), Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ – ICON), West World Media (Private), WaterPik Technologies Inc. (NYSE – PIK), Remington Products Company (Private) and Blink Media International (Chairman - Private). Peter currently sits on the board of the National Archives in Washington, DC. He received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and holds a B.S. in Glass Science (Ceramic Engineering) from Alfred University, where he has served on the Board of Trustees since 1990, currently as its Chairman.


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