Serial Success | Montgomery Kersten

 

About Montgomery Kersten

Montgomery Kersten works with development-stage companies as an independent board member and advisor on strategic initiatives. Mr. Kersten was the co-founder, and CEO of VitalSigns Software (later acquired), and today serves as a board member of several Silicon Valley private companies. Mr. Kersten is an active “Angel” investor in high technology companies and has led the initial and follow-on financings for many young ventures. Mr. Kersten serves as a mentor and advisor to founders in order to accelerate their success and assist them in overcoming the many challenges ventures face, from founding, all the way through the company life cycle to an acquisition or IPO. Mr. Kersten’s expertise focuses on organizing, financing and developing young companies, advising founders on strategies and tactics for successfully negotiating with all parties, creating effective sales and marketing strategies, forging strategic relationships, building strong intellectual property protection, safeguarding founders and fiduciary board members, rapidly building value, and accomplishing successful mergers & acquisitions or IPO’s.

Montgomery Kersten on Alan Olsen's American Dreams Radio
Montgomery Kersten

Montgomery Kersten works with development-stage companies as an independent board member and advisor on strategic initiatives. Mr. Kersten was the co-founder, and CEO of VitalSigns Software (later acquired), and today serves as a board member of several Silicon Valley private companies. Mr. Kersten is an active “Angel” investor in high technology companies and has led the initial and follow-on financings for many young ventures. Mr. Kersten serves as a mentor and advisor to founders in order to accelerate their success and assist them in overcoming the many challenges ventures face, from founding, all the way through the company life cycle to an acquisition or IPO. Mr. Kersten’s expertise focuses on organizing, financing and developing young companies, advising founders on strategies and tactics for successfully negotiating with all parties, creating effective sales and marketing strategies, forging strategic relationships, building strong intellectual property protection, safeguarding founders and fiduciary board members, rapidly building value, and accomplishing successful mergers & acquisitions or IPO’s.

Alan Olsen on Alan Olsen's American Dreams Radio
Alan Olsen

Alan is managing partner at Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP, (GROCO) and is a respected leader in his field. He is also the radio show host to American Dreams. Alan’s CPA firm resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves some of the most influential Venture Capitalist in the world. GROCO’s affluent CPA core competency is advising High Net Worth individual clients in tax and financial strategies. Alan is a current member of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (S.I.E.P.R.) SIEPR’s goal is to improve long-term economic policy. Alan has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting and develops innovative financial strategies for business enterprises. Alan also serves on President Kim Clark’s BYU-Idaho Advancement council. (President Clark lead the Harvard Business School programs for 30 years prior to joining BYU-idaho. As a specialist in income tax, Alan frequently lectures and writes articles about tax issues for professional organizations and community groups. He also teaches accounting as a member of the adjunct faculty at Ohlone College.

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