Mr. Battison is a Managing Partner of ACG and has over 30 years of operational and deal experience in finance, marketing, operations, and technology. Prior to co-founding Angeles Capital Group he was President and CEO of two Internet companies: RXN Radio, a startup in the interactive radio and telematics arena, and BuyItNow, Inc., a $90+ million revenue e-commerce venture. Previously, he was EVP of Valence Technologies (VLNC), a developer of high tech energy solutions and before that EVP and COO of Iwerks Entertainment (IWRK), where he was responsible for strategic alliances and acquisitions. Also, he spent 9 years as President and CFO of Westwood One, Inc. (WWON), the largest radio network in the country. Bill was with ABC in New York for 5 years as SVP Finance and was responsible for leading the conversion of the radio network industry to satellite distribution. Prior to ABC, he was a Management Consultant in the Technology Management Group of Booz Allen & Hamilton, working in New York and London.
Bill has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Darden Graduate Business School of UVa. He is currently on the board of several companies in the technology, entertainment and senior living industries. He is a director emeritus of the Pasadena Angels, an early stage investment group.
Paul Richey, is a seasoned executive with more than 40 years in investment banking and corporate business experience. Prior to joining Angeles Capital Group Inc., Mr. Richey served as Regional Managing Director, West for 12 years leading the Los Angeles office of Focus Investment Banking LLC a National and International middle market investment banking M&A firm. Prior to that he was president at Janas Associates, a boutique investment banking firm in Pasadena, CA. In both he led M&A activities for privately held companies in the middle market, several of which have annual revenues in excess of $250 million. He led acquisition, sale and financing engagements in manufacturing, distribution, retailing, financial services, franchising and service industries, including petroleum, aerospace, quick lubes, car washes, engineering services and hospitality.
Mr. Richey was president of a commercial mortgage company lending to the hospitality industry and served as a managing director of a boutique Wall Street Investment Bank specializing in bond, structured finance, and real estate finance for that industry.
In his initial long career as a partner with the international accounting firm, KPMG, Paul led public and private M&A engagements in various industries, including financial services, hospitality, food service, manufacturing and distribution. He also served as managing partner in San Diego, CA, Rochester, NY, and as partner in charge of the accounting and auditing practice in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Richey is a CPA, a Registered Securities Representative and graduated with honors from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
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