Mr. Gumbinner is a serial executive/entrepreneur/advisor/mentor/investor, experienced in general management, corporate & project development, legal, finance and capital-raising matters. Mr. Gumbinner has over thirty-five years of progressive domestic and international experience in areas including corporate organization, strategic business planning, M&A, project development, entrepreneurism, investment and finance. He has participated in over US$25 billion of successful financings and corporate transactions. In addition to his numerous private investment activities, Mr. Gumbinner is a consultant and advisor to many early stage ventures, and has served in an executive capacity or on Boards &/or Advisory Groups of over 50 ventures such as, Propel, GPS, G2 GEM Finance, YGF Funding Group, Frontera, TerraWi, BDR Avanti Finance, FRG Enterprises, One World Virtual, Galen Capital, Columbia Electric, Gregory Power Partners, Liberty Electric, Magnetic Torque International, Innolog Holdings, Bridgeport Trading, Sharon Realty, SMH, GlobeNet Holdings, Rock Creek International School and Current to Current. Mr. Gumbinner is an effective problem solver with the ability to formulate creative solutions to complex and controversial matters. Mr. Gumbinner has successfully assisted numerous ventures raise various rounds and types of financing – 4Fs, Angel, Seed, A-Round, B-Round, Venture Capital, Fund and other Institutional Investments, PIPEs, Commercial Bank, Senior, Mezzanine and Subordinated Debt, Government, Strategic Partner and Acquisition Financing, IPOs, and Dispositions or other exits. He currently is a Managing Director of a Private Equity firm and President of Keiretsu Forum – DC Metro Chapter. Mr. Gumbinner has held management positions with Fortune 300 companies (Columbia Energy Group), development companies and start-up ventures and has been selected to serve on the Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards of over 50 companies and organizations. He has also been a practicing attorney with several prominent law firms including Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Schiff Hardin & Waite. Until 2005, Mr. Gumbinner served as President and CEO of Magnetic Torque International, an early-stage magnetics company that developed new disruptive technology principally for the energy, transportation, motor, gear and defense industries. He was responsible for all aspects of the company, including multiple rounds of successful capital raising and early stage growth, increasing the value of the company by over 1000 fold in four years (approximately $200,000 to over $300,000,000). Mr. Gumbinner was VP & GC of an electricity generation development company, transforming it from a relatively unknown passive owner of interests in approximately 350 megawatts of generation to an industry player with over 4500 megawatts under construction or development, yielding approximately a $400 million return on $110 million total investment, with an IRR well in excess of 100%. Mr. Gumbinner earned his law degree magna cum laude at The University of Michigan Law School in 1985, and served as an Editor of the Michigan Law Review. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science magna cum laude at Colgate University in 1981.