Stan Leopard – CEO Advisor
CEOs working with our firm use our strategic knowledge, guidance and network to increase the value of their enterprises by 3X or more within 5-7 years and/or to design and accomplish complex, high-value transitions, such as a sale of the business or strategic acquisition.
A former USAF pilot and regular officer, I have spent my professional career developing, leading and monetizing private enterprises in a variety of roles: CEO, chairman, founder, board member, strategic advisor and investor. Investors in companies where I held a leadership role have realized over $160 million in transaction proceeds to date for a return of 4X on invested capital.
I have developed myself to be a well-rounded CEO through my participation in a variety of “mid-tech” industries, such as specialty manufacturing, residential real estate development/finance, software as a service and high-value professional services. My breadth of experience and expertise enables me to help other CEOs realize their personal ambitions and business missions. Working from a values-based philosophy of business, I am committed to creating both economic and social wealth through the companies I work with.
3 Current Clients (long-term) CEO advisor/defacto board chair
4 Enterprises, Founder/CEO [$33 million invested; $92 million realized]
- California Minicomputer Systems, Inc. 1976-1978
- Datasystems Corp 1978 – 1982
- Insync Systems, Inc. 1991 – 1998
- Far Above Average, LLC 2000 – 2010
3 Restructurings, interim CEO [≤ $1.5 million starting value; $2 million invested; $39 million realized]
- Personal Computer Centre, Inc. 1985 – 1986
- Bonita American, Inc. 1986 – 1987
- Invisible Fence Company, Inc. 1990 – 1991
10 Business sale transactions, lead [including 2 S-1 filings, 3 sales to public companies and 2 sales to a private equity fund); $30 million invested; $160 million realized]
12 private company regular/advisory boards, chair/CEO advisor
7 private company regular/advisory boards, member/CEO advisor
5 non-profit boards, member
Dozens of strategic projects, designer and collaborator [examples: collaborating on designing strategy, capital structures, marketing plans, sales, etc.; assessing business value for owners; advising on raising capital, preparing the company for sale and assessing investment/acquisition offers]
Professional Affiliations [current]