George has three decades of experience developing, analyzing, evaluating, and executing business models from investment and operational perspectives. He leads Cayenne's startup and business valuation practice.
George spent most of his career on Wall Street, valuing equity securities and positioning investment opportunities with institutional investors. As a research analyst for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, he covered the media & entertainment sector. George was central in executing public offerings and M&A transactions at DLJ. As product manager for Thomas Weisel Partners, George oversaw all aspects of the equity research department's daily output. He collaborated with the firm's research analysts to develop thematic investment ideas and position them with appropriate investors. George was a member of TWP's Research Review Committee, which reviewed and approved stock rating changes. As a management consultant for IBM Global Services, George specialized in the development and execution of Internet strategies for Global 2000 media & entertainment companies. At online music retailer CDNOW, he formulated a strategy and business model for selling digital downloads.
George holds a BA in History from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance and Media Management from Columbia Business School. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. George is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts (NYSSA) and the CFA Institute.
George is an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program at Rider University. George is an Advisor for Tigerlabs Ventures, a Princeton, NJ-based venture capital fund and accelerator program. He is a member of the Entrepreneurial Sounding Board of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia University.
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