Founder and Managing Member @ Clarion Direct Investment
Executive Chairman @ The Versaflex Companies
The George Washington University Law School
In 1999, Mr. Wheeler founded Drummond Road Capital, an investment management company managing Venture Capital, Private Equity and other direct and portfolio investments. As Chairman and CEO of Cohesant Inc. and CEO and President its predecessor Cohesant Technologies Inc., Mr. Wheeler delivered greater than 28% annualized return to the public investors of Cohesant. Prior to founding Drummond
In 1999, Mr. Wheeler founded Drummond Road Capital, an investment management company managing Venture Capital, Private Equity and other direct and portfolio investments. As Chairman and CEO of Cohesant Inc. and CEO and President its predecessor Cohesant Technologies Inc., Mr. Wheeler delivered greater than 28% annualized return to the public investors of Cohesant. Prior to founding Drummond Road, Mr. Wheeler was the Chief Executive Officer of an Internet media company co-founded with former MTV, Island Records, and Gateway computers executives. This company was the first online music distribution company and won a Webby for Music Entertainment. Prior to April 1998, Mr. Wheeler served in various executive capacities with Clarion Capital Corporation, a Venture Capital company. Mr. Wheeler holds a degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a J.D. from the Yale Law School
Specialties: Startup Capital, Venture Capital, Private Equity and other investment management. Information Technology, Music and Music Distribution,
Founder and Principal @ Drummond Road Capital, was one of 2014's 50 most active Seed Investors according to CBI Insights. It has also received accolades from Mattermark for its investment activity. DR is the manager of Clarion Direct Investment a investment partnership investing in Private Equity, Venture Capital and other direct investments. Through Drummond Road, Mr. Wheeler also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Clarion Capital LLC. From January 1996 to Present (19 years 10 months) wherever the good deals areFounder and Managing Member @ Venture Capital, Private Equity and Real Estate arm of Clarion Capital Limited. Founder friendly focus on entrepreneurs in national accelerators. Actively working with TechStars, 500Startups, Y-Combinator, the Brandery, LaunchPad LA, LaunchHouse, FlashStarts, Bizdom. Portfolio investments include, Revolve, AventuraHQ, Keen.io, MobiPlug, Aha!ogy, DivShot, Tagsauris, ExpenseBot, Tred, Tackk. Nimble, Learning Egg, Wanderu. From January 2009 to Present (6 years 10 months) Cleveland/Akron, Ohio AreaManaging Member and Chief Investment Officer @ Clarion Capital LLC is a diverse investment partnership that maintains commingled asset pools designed to allow an investor to maintain proper asset allocations and diversification across all asset classes From January 2011 to Present (4 years 10 months) Cleveland/Akron, Ohio AreaChairman and CEO @ Holding company for special chemical investment From February 2008 to Present (7 years 9 months) Beachwood, OHMentor @ MergeLane discovers, accelerates and invests in exceptional women and the companies they run.
http://www.mergelane.com/ From September 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) BoulderMentor @ From June 2014 to Present (1 year 5 months) Boulder, ColoradoBoard Member @ Member of the organization devoted to economic development in the City of Shaker Heights, including oversight of the Shaker Heights/LaunchHouse public private partnership. From September 2012 to Present (3 years 2 months) Board of Directors, Chairman -Audit Committee @ Led $2.5MM venture round and that participated in strategic shift from hardware based solution to software based solution. Assisted in raising $13.5MM venture round with major east coast healthcare VC's. From June 2010 to Present (5 years 5 months) Denver, CoChairman @ CuraFlo manages a network of franchisees employing a proprietary method of improving water quality and protecting and restoring plumbing systems and water mains without digging or destroying walls. From December 2005 to August 2011 (5 years 9 months) President and CEO @ President and CEO of NASDAQ listed company voted Best Small Company by Forbes Magazine and Fastest Growing Small Public Company by Fortune Magazine in 2004. Sold the Company in February 2008 with a better than 10x return for investors. From December 2001 to February 2008 (6 years 3 months) Acting President @ GlasCraft mixing, metering and proportioning equipment known globally for superior performanc and reliability.
www.glascraft.com From November 2004 to December 2007 (3 years 2 months) Founder and CEO @ Webby Award winning site devoted to music discovery and independent music. The original Spotify . . . with Video. From October 1997 to December 2000 (3 years 3 months) New York, NYPresident @ Small Business Investment Company focusing on Technology Investment From July 1994 to September 1997 (3 years 3 months)
JD @ Yale Law School From 1984 to 1987 The George Washington University Law School From 1984 to 1985 B.A., Economics @ University of Massachusetts, Amherst From 1978 to 1982 Morris Wheeler is skilled in: Venture Capital, Private Equity, Asset Management, Investments, Start-ups, Portfolio Management, Mergers, Business Strategy, Financial Modeling, Entrepreneurship, Due Diligence, Strategic Planning, Management, Asset Managment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Development, Management Consulting, Budgets, Strategy, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, New Business Development, Corporate Development, Finance, Executive Management, Small Business, Competitive Analysis, Business Planning, Angel Investing, Contract Negotiation, Strategic Partnerships, Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Real Estate, Leadership, Cross-functional Team..., Valuation, Product Management
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