Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA (June 3, 2010) – FOCUS LLC, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announces that Dr. Christopher Morton has joined FOCUS as a Senior Advisor in its Atlanta, GA office. Dr. Morton has more than 25 years of entrepreneurial and corporate leadership experience in all aspects of the communications industry, including wireless and wire line applications.
According to Jonathan Wilfong, Managing Partner, Southeast, of FOCUS, “Chris’ experience in the communications industry and his work with numerous successful commercial companies make him uniquely qualified to serve FOCUS’ client base.”
As co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SkyCross, a leading antenna company serving the wireless device space, Dr. Morton led the company to multi-year high growth, achieved trusted supplier status with multiple Tier 1 customers worldwide, and identified and led the acquisition of a Shanghai, China based company. Additionally, he led and contributed to the development and market introduction of iMAT, the company’s new breakthrough smart antenna technology that has currently won four high-profile industry awards.
Prior to joining SkyCross, he was Executive in Residence with MILCOM Technologies, where he oversaw the formation of new communications companies launched with aerospace technology. In addition to SkyCross, he and his partners created and sold a mesh networking company to Motorola and formed TelASIC, a software defined wireless infrastructure (base station) product company, where Dr. Morton was the initial CEO. In the course of developing new companies, he has raised more than $70M in capital from leading venture capital firms nationwide.
Dr. Morton earned his Ph.D. in communication systems from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a national winner of the General Electric Doctoral Fellowship.
About FOCUS LLC
FOCUS LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is a national firm serving clients from offices in major cities across the United States. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the U.S. and worldwide. FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.