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Mark Garrison

Chief Executive Officer/Board Member - ActiveTrak, Inc

Tigard, OR


• CEO and CFO background and experience, Commercial Banker and CPA (inactive) with "Big 4" experience. 
• International experience in various countries with initial legal set-up, taxation, financial reporting and compliance with local government rules and regulations. 
• Software, Manufacturing, High Tech Hardware, Healthcare, Telecommunications, Financial Services, International trade and Real Estate Development. 
• Financial Management, Operations, Human Resources, Business Development and Sales experience. 
• Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Bank and Lease financing, Private Placements, Regulation A and D Offerings. 
• Extensive M&A and Pre-IPO experience.

Work Experience

Chief Executive Officer/Board Member

ActiveTrak, Inc

2010 to Present

Software Development, Sales and Support 
• Responsible for company strategy, sales and business development including the development of International sales, distribution and support. 
• Established and managed all of the HR, accounting and financial reporting functions for this startup company engaged in software development for mobile devices. 
• Closed the initial round of $500K strategic funding and second round of $320K angel funding. Worked with outside legal to prepare and file all corporate documents 
• Created and managed all the strategic business development, sales and marketing efforts including all contract negotiations with strategic partners, distributors and resellers.

Chief Financial Officer/Controller

Columbia River Holdings, LLC

2008 to 2009

Responsible for the accounting and financial management, international trade finance, commodity and currency risk exposure for this $30 million commodity trading company. 
• Managed the offices in Sao Paolo and Pretoria. 
• Managed accounting, including the general ledger, accounts payable and receivables, banking relationships and month-end closing of the financial records. 
• Successfully secured $2 million in new debt financing and established new banking relationships with a top-5 international bank. Managed treasury functions.

Chief Financial Officer

Willamette Communications Holdings, LLC

2007 to 2008

Managed the financial and operations of this $13 million, private equity backed company. 
• Prepared the annual budget plus monthly budget-to-actual financial reports and reported these to the Board of Directors and outside lenders. 
• Managed all cash management activities and reconciled general ledger accounts. 
• Company was sold to a strategic buyer at 3x's revenue.

Chief Financial Officer/Controller

Generation Development, Inc. / Woodhill Homes LLC

2005 to 2006

Commercial and residential real estate acquisition and development. 2005 to 2006 
• Spearheaded the finance, accounting and operations for this $32 million commercial and residential home building company. 
• Managed all financial relationships with multiple lending groups, vendors and service providers including payroll, HR, benefit administration and cash management activities. 
• Prepared a detailed 18 month financial forecast and reported the monthly actual-to-budget results to the owners and lenders. Managed financial reporting for 8 separate entities. 
• Successfully negotiated a $25 million increase in bank borrowing capacity, realized a 400% increase in revenue, profit margins of 28% and a 700% increase in operating cash flow.

Managing Partner

Net Finance LLC

2003 to 2004

1998 to 2002 
Management, strategic consulting and financial planning 
• Spearheaded merger and acquisition plans, provided strategic guidance to e-commerce start-ups and later stage companies leading to a liquidity event. 
• Significant assistance offered with capital raising activities, valuations, and preparation of business and operating plans. 
• Emphasis on software, wireless communications, Internet and commercial banking. 
• Provided key financial leadership to companies seeking first round funding.

Vice President and Team Leader

Pacific Continental Bank

2002 to 2003

Commercial banking for community based businesses, professionals and non-profits 
• Responsible for the supervision and loan approval for 7 commercial lenders to aggressively increase market share; emphasis was in commercial real estate development and residential construction. 
• Approval authority up to $1 million. 
• Member of the Bank's loan and strategic planning committees.

Chief Financial Officer/Controller

Rosetta Technologies, Inc

1996 to 1997

Investor financed software development and marketing for PDM systems 
• Led the company to +95% gross margins and +24% pre-tax earnings while increasing operating cash flow 285%. 
• Opened and co-managed the office in Paris, France. 
• Performed all general accounting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, revenue recognition, payroll and tax accounting. Supervised a staff of 3. 
• Company sold in November, 1997 at 5x's revenue.

Chief Financial Officer/Controller

Extensis Corporation

1994 to 1996

Investor financed software development, e-commerce and support for desk top publishing market 
• Established and managed all financial, accounting operational and human resource functions of this software development company. Supervised a staff of 7. 
• Grew revenue and headcount averaging 1,200% per year over a 5 year period. 
• Closed $13 million in venture capital, bank and lease financing for initial startup and to fund company growth and operations. 
• Company recognized as the 53rd fastest growing high technology company in the U.S. in 1999 by Delloite and Touche. 
• Re-engineered internal financial reporting and information systems from the start-up stage to systems capable of supporting a $200 million company. 
Ateq Corporation - Chief Financial Officer/Administration; venture capital financed semiconductor capital equipment manufacturing. Supported the co-development program with the company's Japanese strategic partner. 
First Interstate Bank - Commercial Loan Officer; financial services. 
Price Waterhouse Coopers - Senior Accountant; financial services providing auditing and consulting services to multi-national banks.


B.S. in Finance

University of Idaho -
Moscow, ID