Founder & Managing Director @ Cagan McAfee Capital Partners
Chairman/CEO @ FloShield, Inc.
San Francisco Chair @ TIGER 21
B.S. & M.S. @
Mr. Laird Q. Cagan is Managing Director and co-founder of Cagan McAfee Capital Partners, LLC (successor to Cagan Capital, LLC) a private investment firm he founded in 1990. During the ‘90’s Mr. Cagan invested in and helped build 15 high tech companies with over $500 million of equity capital invested in those companies. Since 2002, CMCP has
Mr. Laird Q. Cagan is Managing Director and co-founder of Cagan McAfee Capital Partners, LLC (successor to Cagan Capital, LLC) a private investment firm he founded in 1990. During the ‘90’s Mr. Cagan invested in and helped build 15 high tech companies with over $500 million of equity capital invested in those companies. Since 2002, CMCP has founded, funded and taken public companies in a variety of industries with a focus on energy, alternative renewable energy and cleantech. CMCP portfolio companies have raised over $600 million of equity capital and over $2B of project development capital.
Mr. Cagan previously worked in M&A for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Drexel Burnham Lambert. In all, he was involved in over 30 transaction valued at more than $15 billion, bankruptcy work-out transactions of more than $2 billion, and a variety of equity, high-yield bond and senior debt financings.
Mr. Cagan attended M.I.T. and received a BS, MS in Engineering and an MBA from Stanford University. He is also a graduate of the UCLA Director’s program. He is the founding Chairman of the SF Bay chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, is a founder of the San Francisco Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization and is the Chair of the San Francisco Group of Tiger 21. He was a co-founder of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation. He is active with the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity where he has served on the faculty of the John O. Moseley annual leadership school for five years and currently serves as the advisor to the Stanford chapter. An avid athlete, he played varsity soccer at Stanford and continues to enjoy soccer, tennis, golf and skiing. In 2004, Mr. Cagan’s team won the Veteran’s Cup, over-40 Soccer National Championship and in 2012 his team won the over-50 National Championship. He is a former member of the Stanford University Athletic Board and is honored to have the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford named after him.
Founder, Managing Director @ Cagan McAfee Capital Partners, LLC (CMCP) is a Silicon Valley-based investment management fund with a proven track record of being able to maximize the potential of high growth companies. Using a high-touch and influence-driven approach, CMCP has helped portfolio companies develop their management team, achieve their strategic goals, raise capital by tapping into our vast network, and see their companies through to public listing. To date, CMCP has founded 8 companies and venture-funded 40 companies with 10 of those companies being taken public, leading to $600M in direct follow-on financings and generating over $2B in market value. From January 1990 to Present (25 years 10 months) Cupertino, CAFounder, Chairman @ Blue Earth, Inc. and its subsidiaries is a comprehensive provider of energy efficiency and alternative/renewable energy solutions for small and medium sized commercial and industrial facilities. Its services include the development, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance and in some cases, financing of small and medium scale alternative/renewable energy power plants including solar PV, Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) or on-site cogeneration and fuel cells. From 2009 to Present (6 years) Henderson, NVFounder, Director @ Calpian is creating a multi-faceted payments company by combining emerging market mobile payments services and electronic point-of-sale payment solutions under one corporate umbrella. Our goal is to become a unique, diverse and growing organization that offers extraordinary value to our investors, shareholders, employees and end-use customers. From 2010 to Present (5 years) Dallas, TXFounder, Director, Advisor @ Aemetis, Inc. operates as an international renewable fuels and specialty chemical company focused on the production of advanced fuels and chemicals, as well as the acquisition, development, and commercialization of innovative technologies that replace traditional petroleum-based products and convert first-generation ethanol and biodiesel plants into advanced biorefineries. From 2005 to Present (10 years) Cupertino, CADirector @ From 2014 to 2015 (1 year) Founder, Chairman @ Evolution Petroleum develops mature oil & gas fields in the US with advanced technologies. In 2003, EPM purchased the 14,000 acre Delhi Field in Northern Louisiana with production at 18 barrels of oil per day (BPD) and in 2006 entered into an agreement with Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR) for enhanced oil recovery on the property utilizing CO2 injection. DNR invested $500M in the project and increased production to over 7,000 BPD of oil. It is projected to produce over 60 million barrels of oil over 20 years. EPM continues to own an approximate 25% interest. EPM also developed and owns a patented artificial lift technology for mature oil wells and has other properties it is developing primarily in TX, OK and LA. From 2003 to 2013 (10 years) Houston, TXFounder, Director @ Partnered with Frank Ingriselli, former head of Texaco International to launch Pacific Asia Petroleum to build, own and operate oil & gas properties in China. In 2010, changed its name after acquiring the larger Camac Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CAK), now Erin Energy (NYSE: ERN), a Houston, TX-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on energy resources in Africa, including current production and other exploration projects offshore Nigeria with a $1B investment from ENI S.p.A. Italy’s largest industrial company (market cap $90B), as well as exploration licenses offshore Ghana, Kenya and Gambia, and onshore Kenya. From 2005 to 2010 (5 years) New York, NYFounder, Advisor @ World Waste Technologies, Inc. was focused on converting residual municipal solid waste into reusable commodities through the application of conventional and licensed, patented and proprietary technology. In 2006, the Company acquired and changed its name to Vertex (NAS: VTNR), a leader in the aggregation, recycling and processing of distressed hydrocarbon streams, focusing on creating increased value in the products that facilitate the re-refining of used oil and off specification commercial chemical products into higher value commodities. From 2002 to 2006 (4 years) Cupertino, CAFounder, Advisor @ Procera Networks, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of wire-speed smart switch products for deep packet inspection and secure delivery of information and applications across wireless and wire line networks. By enhancing the broadband experience through Internet intelligence solutions, Procera helps network operators gain insights and allow them to take action to deliver a high quality experience for customers. Procera Networks was acquired by Francisco Partners on June 5, 2015. From 2002 to 2006 (4 years) Fremont, CAFounder, Advisor @ Pacific Ethanol is the leading producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. With over twenty years of experience in biofuels development along with the implementation of new Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulations, the company is poised to meet the explosive demand for domestically sourced alternative fuels. From 2003 to 2005 (2 years) Sacramento, CAVice President @ From 1986 to 1990 (4 years) New York, NY and Beverly Hills, CAAssociate @ From 1985 to 1986 (1 year) Associate Intern @ From 1984 to 1985 (1 year) Woodside, CA
MBA, Business @ Stanford University Graduate School of Business From 1983 to 1985 B.S. & M.S., Engineering @ Stanford University From 1977 to 1980 Engineering @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology From 1976 to 1977 Laird Cagan is skilled in: Mergers, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Start-ups, Entrepreneurship, Management Consulting, Private Placements, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Strategy, Corporate Finance, Finance, Strategic Partnerships, Emerging Markets, Investor Relations, Capital Markets, Business Development, Renewable Energy, M&A experience, Business Strategy, Corporate Development, Financial Analysis, Negotiation, Investments, Valuation, Executive Management, Restructuring, Business Planning, New Business Development, IPO, Angel Investing, Investment Banking, Venture Financing, Mergers & Acquisitions, LBO, Acquisition Integration, Growth Capital, Cleantech, Community Outreach
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