Eric M. Oganesoff, a FOCUS Managing Director, who 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 several companies. Mr. Oganesoff has over twenty years of senior executive level experience in leading businesses ranging from wireless solutions, software and RFID services to manufacturing, industrial products, energy and environmental products and government contracting. Mr. Oganesoff is also a member of the FOCUS’s Government, Aerospace and Defense Group.
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.
Mr. Oganesoff served as President and CEO of TracerNet, an enterprise level wireless mobile asset management solutions provider for commercial fleets. There he developed the core business strategy and market positioning and raised $6.5 million in investment capital to take the company from minimal revenue and one customer to recognized market leadership within 18 months.
As Chairman, CEO and Founder of Greenstone Industries, a consolidation of specialty fiber environmental product manufacturers and distributors with nine manufacturing facilities across North America, Mr. Oganesoff led the company's successful IPO in 1994, nine months after starting the company. Under his leadership Greenstone acquired seven companies during the first 15 months of operations. Mr. Oganesoff also led the negotiations to sell the company to Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP), a $2.5 billion forest products company, in 1997. The Company eventually grew to over $200 million in revenue as the market leader. Mr. Oganesoff also led LP’s dot com strategy initiative during the internet boom in 1999 and 2000.
Prior to this, Mr. Oganesoff served as President of Washington Resources Group, Inc. (WRG), a diversified holding company with a total of 22 operating subsidiaries and high-tech venture capital investments and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Washington Gas Light. During Mr. Oganesoff’s tenure at WRG he led the sale of several subsidiaries, raised equity capital and debt, made new investments, conducted several turnarounds and created joint ventures.
Mr. Oganesoff received a White House appointment to NASA as Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator, Office of Space Flight where he headed the NASA task force that developed NASA's first strategic marketing plan for Space Shuttle launch services. Mr. Oganesoff directed efforts to determine customer sales and pricing strategies and NASA's involvement in insurance, financing and countertrade.
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.
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