TechCXO Adds New York and Chicago Offices; Veteran Finance and Operations Executives Stephan Leccese to Lead New York, Robert Brogan in Chicago

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TechCXO Continues its Expansion

TechCXO®, a leading provider of C-Suite-level strategic and functional consulting services for technology companies, today announced that it is continuing its expansion by adding offices in New York and Chicago.

Veteran investment banking, finance and accounting executive, entrepreneur and investor Stephan Leccese is joining the firm as Managing Partner in New York. Robert Brogan will lead TechCXO’s Chicago office as its Managing Partner. Mr. Brogan is an entrepreneur and proven C-level executive for high growth startup and emerging technology companies.

“The New York and Chicago markets have long been targets for our expansion, and we are pleased to have such experienced executives and operators leading our efforts there,” said Kent Elmer, TechCXO’s Managing Partner. “Like many of our professionals, Stephan and Bob come to us with a proven track record as trusted advisors whose insights, we believe, will be highly valued in the marketplace.”

“I am excited to join the team at TechCXO to expand the firms’ success in the New York market. New York continues to be home to a thriving technology startup scene and one of the leading venture capital markets in the world. However, many startup companies face a shortage of high-quality, experienced talent to help drive business growth initiatives. TechCXO has a strong track record of providing high quality C-Suite-level strategic and functional consulting services and I expect demand for such services in New York to be strong,” said Stephan Leccese, TechCXO’s Managing Partner – New York.

“Chicago’s technology innovation ecosystem combines leading university innovation with growing angel partners, the continued influx of technology resources, incubation and mentoring communities, and greater local investment by established venture capital firms,” said Bob Brogan, TechCXO Managing Partner – Chicago. “Over the past three years, the Chicago technology renaissance has accelerated with venture investments of over one billion annually, and these companies have a tremendous appetite for experienced, successful high level TechCXO executives to assist them delivering profitable growth”

Stephan Leccese
Stephan Leccese is an experienced finance and business development executive, advisor, entrepreneur and investor with expertise in accounting, corporate finance, corporate strategy and transaction execution – including capital raising and M&A advisory. Mr. Leccese has been recognized for sound business judgment, strategic insight, and knowledge of accounting, corporate finance and the financial markets.

Mr. Leccese has worked with a number of growth companies to refine their business plans, improve their positioning with investors, execute their strategic priorities and assist with their financing needs. Mr. Leccese identified and executed over 60 transactions, raised approximately $1.8 billion of capital and provided advisory services on transactions valued in excess of $3 billion. Mr. Leccese currently serves as a senior advisor to a number of startup companies and graciously volunteers his time and expertise to a number of causes.

Previously, Mr. Leccese was the Founding Partner of an independent financial advisory and consulting firm focused on technology growth companies. He was also a founding member and served as the CFO/SVP of Corporate Development for a security technology startup and was the Managing Director for an independent, nationally recognized investment banking and asset management firm focused on growth companies. Mr. Leccese began his career with one of the world's leading Big Four professional services organizations (read Stephan Leccese’s full bio here:

Robert Brogan
Bob Brogan has significant expertise as an entrepreneur, obtaining venture funding, performing in a variety of C-level executive roles, leading financial/operational due diligence and unlocking value for turnaround/distressed businesses.

He has successfully applied operating expertise in scaling high-growth and transforming stagnating business units and cross-functional operations to consistently attain business objectives. Bob has worked in a variety of roles including President, COO, VP - Sales, Software Development & Consulting Services, and Director of Global Operations for startups, emerging growth, and mid-market technology companies.

His expertise includes financial/operational due diligence, leading turnarounds, and transforming businesses by implementing best practice processes, custom technology solutions and enterprise software solutions. In addition, Bob had a successful career in Corporate Finance and mid-market Commercial Lending (read Bob Brogan’s full bio here:

About TechCXO
TechCXO is a professional services firm that provides experienced, C-Suite professionals to deliver strategic and functional consulting services for technology companies. TechCXO has helped more than 600 tech companies at every stage of their growth, development and transition, including concept and early-stage tech companies -- for whom we’ve advised on more than $3 billion in transactions -- to late-stage and mature technology companies. TechCXO two major practice areas are: Finance, Operations and Transactions/Transaction Support and Strategy, Marketing & Sales, and the firm has appeared on the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Private list every year since 2008.

With offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Florida, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Northern Virginia/D.C. Metro, Research Triangle Park and San Antonio, TechCXO creates value for our clients by leveraging knowledge and experience to create options to: Invest, Reposition, Obtain Capital, Build Market Visibility, Increase Revenue, Make Acquisitions, Build Sales Channels, Enter New Markets, Develop New Products, Improve Operating Margins and Exit.

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