Mr. Frank J. Garofalo is the Founder and Managing Partner of Garofalo & Associates, LLC. Mr. Garofalo served as the Managing Director in Corporate Finance of PaineWebber (now UBS) focused on technology investment banking.
Mr. Frank J. Garofalo is the Founder and Managing Partner of Garofalo & Associates, LLC. Mr. Garofalo served as the Managing Director in Corporate Finance of PaineWebber (now UBS) focused on technology investment banking. His career in professional services spans 30 years and his assignments have included dozens of business development, corporate development and corporate finance projects including establishing strategic alliances with equity positions, private placements of equity financing, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He is an expert in strategic, competitive and market analysis with an emphasis on positioning for maximum equity valuation.
For more than three decades, Mr. Garofalo has been a Management Consultant and Corporate Finance Advisor working on “special assignment” for Chief Executive Officers and boards of directors, primarily in technology driven markets, assisting companies ranging from $10 million to over $10 billion in size.
His career in professional services includes his serving as Vice President in the Investment Banking division of PaineWebber (now UBS) and as Vice President and Senior Consultant in Arthur D. Little’s Technology consulting practice. While at Arthur D. Little, Mr. Garofalo was the Lead Manager on a number of major studies for Fortune 500 client organizations in product/market forecasting, technology trends assessments, market research, strategic business planning, evaluations of diversification and acquisition opportunities. He also assisted in the launch of CAD/CAM, CAE and advance manufacturing practice within the Technology group at Arthur D. Little.
While at PaineWebber Corporate Finance Group, his assignments included dozens of business development, corporate development and corporate finance projects including private placements of equity financing, mergers, acquisition, divestitures and establishing joint ventures / strategic alliances.
He has been a Director of Sigma Labs, Inc. since January 2017. He was a Director of J. M. Lafferty Associates, Inc. in Chicago, a financial analytics and portfolio research firm, when he served as Advisor in the sale of the business to Corporate Development Board. From 2000 to 2011, he served as a Director of Dynagraf, Inc., where he acted as Advisor in the sale of the business to Universal Millennium. He served as a Director of Neptune Industries, Inc. from October 2007 to May 2008.
Mr. Garofalo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Control Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University.