CVA Partners   -   Lender to Emerging Growth
CVA Partners, L.P.
San Francisco   *   Geneva
Jeffrey L. Garon 


  • As the founder of CVA Partners, Jeff understands the importance of connections and how to harness them to create business opportunities.
  • Worked with or consulted to, over 70 emerging growth companies in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Strategic Planning, Fund Raising, Business Advisory, Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Research and Market Studies.
  • By being 1 to 3 degrees of separation from a decision maker or a respected advisor of a decision maker, Jeff brings focus and solutions to a challenge.
  • Led or enabled more than $350M in debt, equity, M&A and private transactions.

 

        
        
        
        

 

 

ARISTO-SOFT, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Developer and marketer of sound software for PC sound cards and other consumer devices.

Statement of Work: Preparation of financial statements, funding package and strategic plan enabled the Company to generate increase revenues, recognize greater potential and to focus more clearly on its goals.

  • Completion of Financial Consolidation
  • Provide Account Procedural Support                          
  • Generate Business Model and Forecast                      
  • Prepare Funding Package                                           

BODYLINES, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Manufacturer and marketer of unique personal and health products.

With the completion of the strategic plan, the funding process supported working capital needs during critical early stages of business development.

  • Prepared Business Development Strategy
  • Edited and Prepared Business Plan                          
  • Aided in the Development of the Financial Funding Package                      
  • Acquisition of $1.5 million Asset Based Facility                                          
  • Consulted on Direct Marketing Strategies                                          

CABAL SYSTEMS, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Planed to produce computer integrated office accessories by focusing its efforts on a variety of office lighting products.

Edited the Business Plan and built a complete financial model.

  • Pro forma Income Statements
  • Financial Statement Preparation                         
  • Break-even Analysis                     
  • Sales and Expense Projections                                      

CLARINET, INC - INTERNET. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Provider of News Retrieval Services.

Prepared financial models as needed, researched, recommended and implemented a new accounting system.

  • Accounting System Development
  • Financial Forecasting Model                          
  • Sourced and Placed New Chief Financial Officer                      
  • Aided management in Strategic Planning, guided process                                         

COMPLETE OFFICE SOLUTIONS (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Provider of new and refurbished office furniture and related systems.

Prepared a detailed financial model allowing the founders to more accurately determine their financial and business strategy.

  • Accounts Payable Management
  • Income Statement Forecasting                         
  • Cash Flow Forecasting and Modeling                     

CONTANGO, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Manufacturer and marketer of interactive Internet toys.

Worked with this Internet Computer Toy company from the conceptual stage of product development, through the acquisition of startup funding (debt and equity). Developed and managed all strategic relationships as the Chief Executive Officer including: manufacturing in China and Taiwan, product launch, marketing and sales, staff development and the ultimate termination of business activities.

  • Chief Executive Officer Duties
  • Generated Strategic Business Plan and Model                          
  • Raised $500 thousand in Private Equity Financing                     
  • Established Working Capital Lines of Credit with Vendors and Asset Based Lenders           
  • Generated in excess of $1 million in Revenue           
  • Developed Manufacturing Relationships in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong             
  • Completed Software and Hardware Development, as well as SoftSwitch and ASIC implementations           
  • Lead all aspects of Operations, Software Development, Hardware Development, Quality Control, Sales and Marketing including establishing relationships with Best Buy, Circuit City, Fry's Electronics, Tomy Toy Company, Bandai and many others.             

CREATIVE INSIGHTS (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Planned to manufacture and market Internet Computer Toys.

In the role of Chief Financial Officer, prepared a 3 year strategic model for the Company's 6 business units with the intention of bringing this Internet start-up to the Venture market.

  • Chief Financial Officer Duties
  • Generated Strategic Business Model for 6 business units                         
  • Developed and Implemented Accounting Systems                      
  • Collaborated with Management on Venture Financing Activities                                        
  • Raised $7.5 million in Strategic Partner and Venture Funding                                         
  • Sold 3 product divisions and shutdown 3 others                                          
  • Repaid all Bank Lines and General Creditors                                        

ENHANCE CABLE TECHNOLOGY, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Key Supply Chain Provider of custom molded cable assemblies and plastic enclosures to the computer, medical, video and communication industries.

The scope of work included creation and maintenance of financial tools and models along with aiding in the establishment of lines of credit with Imperial Bank of $1 million. This included actual financial statements, forecasted financial statements and variance analysis.

  • Set up Sales and Financial Goal Driven Strategies and Tools for measurement and remediation
  • Edited and Prepared Business Plan                          
  • Provided Cash Flow Management                     
  • Prepared Funding Package                                          
  • Provided Consulting Financial Officer                                         
  • Established a $1 million credit facility with Imperial Bank                 

GLOBAL MARINE ADVENTURES (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Provides clients with their dream adventure vacation.

Prepared the funding memorandum, marketing studies and presentation materials for a round targeted at $8.5 million.

  • Prepared Funding Memorandum and Presentation Materials for a Subordinated Convertible Debt Offering
  • Developed Business Structure                       
  • Prepared Pro forma Financial Statement and Forecasts                

INTELLIGLYPHICS (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Planned to manufacture Rapid Application Development tools for Microsoft Windows based on Object Oriented Architecture.

Aided in the development of the financial model and business plan. Continued to consult during the fund raising process.

  • Prepared Financial Forecasting Model
  • Actual Financial Statement preparation                         
  • Consulted on Direct Marketing Strategies                                          

LACTOGEN, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - A Bio-technology firm focused on cholesterol reducing enzymes.

After completing a detailed marketing and financial analysis of the opportunities and making strategic recommendations, offshore funding sources were sought and relationships were secured.

  • Prepared Financial Funding Package
  • Researched and Prepared Market and Sales Analysis                           
  • Prepared Strategic Business Plan                                          

MACHINA, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Manufacturer of high-tech office and personal accessories.

Led a $250 thousand strategic partnership round. Continued to consult during the fund raising process.

  • Prepared Financial Funding Package
  • Actual Facial Statement preparation                         
  • Consulted on Strategic Partnering Strategies                                        

MONSTER CABLE PRODUCTS, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Manufacturer of high-end, audio and video cables and other accessories into the world-wide consumer market.

As the turnaround Chief Financial Officer secured restructuring financing of $6 million from Foothill Capital Corporation. Through continued relationships the line was later increased to $9 million.

  • Prepared Financial Forecasting Model
  • Actual Financial Statement preparation                         
  • Consulted on Direct Marketing Strategies                                          

INTELLIGLYPHICS (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Planned to manufacture Rapid Application Development tools for Microsoft Windows based on Object Oriented Architecture.

Aided in the development of the financial model and business plan. Continued to consult during the fund raising process.

  • Cash Flow Management
  • Comprehensive Financial Statement and Borrowing Base Analysis Reporting                          
  • Supervised Accounting Department                                           
  • Established Asset Based Line of Credit with Foothill Capital Corporation $6 million, later increased to $9 and again to $25 million  
  • Prepared Company for potential Initial Public Offering (still private today)       

NEW WEST PRODUCTS (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Manufacturer, wholesaler, direct marketer and retailer of SpaceBAG home storage systems.

Worked with the founders to establish lines of credit, develop financial plans, cash and strategic planning as well as setting up the company's operations in Mexico and San Diego. These activities along with many other were instrumental in growing company revenue from $50 thousand to greater than $5 million in about 18 months.

  • Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer Duties
  • Developed Fiscal Financial Model - Actual / Plan / Forecast                          
  • Grew Revenues from $50 thousand to $5 million in 18 months           
  • Prepared pro forma Financials and Audit packages           
  • Developed Multi-country Country Business Structure       
  • Arranged Lines of Credit of $400 thousand - Increased to $1 million          
  • Arranged $200 thousand Revolving Line of Credit            
  • Developed Mexican / NAFTA maquiladora Program in Tijuana, Mexico with x-Dock and fulfilment in San Diego, CA

PROTEL TECHNOLOGY, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - An industry leading Microsoft Window based Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software company.

The creation of cash models, historical financial statements and financial strategies gave management the catalyst they needed to direct continued growth.

  • Cash Planning Model
  • Source and Use of Funds Statements and Analysis                          
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Management                                         

SUNRISE IMAGING (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Manufacturer and developer of film-to-digital scanning hardware and software.

Retained by the Board of Directors, as part of a package and sell strategy, in the roles of VP / Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secratery. Sold the Company for $10.1 million. Was retained by Printrak / Motorola to complete systems integration and consult in a strategic planning role.

  • VP, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
  • Implemented Encore Accounting System    
  • Hired and Developed new Accounting and Financial Team           
  • Prepared all Due Diligence Documentation    
  • Established Human Resource Policies and Procedures   
  • Develop
  • Develop Long-range Financial Planning Develop 
  • Aided other members of Management in Sales Execution    
  • Directed all aspects of Finance and Legal  
  • As a member of the Management Team, Negotiated the Sale and resulting Merger into and with Printrak International (later acquired by Motorola)   

3T CONSULTING (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Consulting firm supporting computer users, including technical writing, understanding operating systems and desktop publishing.

Established the Company's accounting system and financial structure for the Parent Company and two Subsidiaries.

  • Investigated, Selected and Implemented a Peachtree based Accounting System
  • Arranged and Implemented a Corporate Structure                              
  • Recommended Corporate relationship                  

TREND MICRO DEVICES, INC. (Circa '94-'98: The Garon Financial Group) - Developer and distributor of Security software.

Arranged for and brought in counsel to provide additional support for a derived valuation of the Company which was used in negotiating a sale.

  • Valuation Analysis                                           

 

CVA Partners, L.P. (the Fund) — is an Alternative Asset Fund based in San Francisco, California.  The Fund provides Asset Based Lines of Credit as a complementary source of cash flow focused growth capital for expanding companies, private or public at competitive costs.  CVA Partners offers services and oversight that reduce risk, add value and produce measurable results.

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