Washington, DC (September 11, 2006) - FOCUS Enterprises, Inc., a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, and corporate finance services, announced that Eric Oganesoff has joined the firm as a Partner. He will be based in the firm’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
Mr. Oganesoff has conducted over forty M&A, debt and capital raise transactions with an aggregate value of over $300 million and has served as the CEO or President of nine companies. Mr. Oganesoff has over twenty years of senior executive level experience in businesses ranging from wireless solutions, software and RFID services to manufacturing, industrial products, energy and environmental products.
In the two years prior to joining FOCUS, Mr. Oganesoff led or co-led the formation of three companies in RFID services, supply chain and logistics solutions and advanced fiber product manufacturing. Mr. Oganesoff led the business strategy development, M&A transactions and capital raise activities as an investor and transition CEO in these ventures.
“Eric has been a very good friend of our firm for many years. We are delighted that we have finally been able to convince him to take on a full-time role with FOCUS. He not only has managed a significant venture capital portfolio in past years, but has completed numerous high profile transactions work as well.” said Marshall Graham, FOCUS Chairman.
Previously, Mr. Oganesoff served as President and CEO of TracerNet, an enterprise level wireless mobile asset management solutions provider for commercial fleets. Prior to this, Mr. Oganesoff was Chairman, CEO and Founder of Greenstone Industries, a consolidation of specialty fiber manufacturers and distributors with nine manufacturing facilities across North America. Mr. Oganesoff led the negotiations to sell the company to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP), a $2.5 billion forest products company, in 1997. And prior to this, Mr. Oganesoff served as President of Washington Resources Group, Inc. (WRG), a diversified investment company with a total of 22 operating subsidiaries and high-tech venture capital investments.
Mr. Oganesoff received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He earned his MBA degree from Southern Illinois University. He has also served on the board of many high-tech and emerging companies and industry associations.
About FOCUS Enterprises, Inc.
FOCUS Enterprises, Inc. provides a range of middle market investment banking services across the U.S. with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, DC, with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. FOCUS specializes in transactions for entities with $5-300 million in revenues, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners, and various types of investors. All 20-plus FOCUS partners are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. FOCUS publishes a monthly complimentary email newsletter. Visit www.focusbankers.com to subscribe to the newsletter, scan our newsletter archive, read summaries of publicly announced transactions, and to see a list of currently active sectors.