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John Finley's Bio

John Finley established CLEVECAP to make available his experience in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, capital development, strategic marketing and company operations.

John is Managing Director of CLEVECAP LLC. He is a founding investor in other leading-edge companies. His business investments are in the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has conducted business throughout the United States and in the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Professional Profile: As chief executive officer of a nanomaterials company for the last 15 years, John has been building a global market based on production and sales of unique products for industrial, biomedical and consumer applications.

John has worked as entrepreneur-in-residence and finance consultant at incubators, co-working spaces and small business development centers in Colorado, New Mexico and Ohio. His career experience includes corporate finance with money center banks, manufacturing operations and marketing & finance roles in privately-owned and publicly-owned corporations. In the role of chief financial officer he has raised capital and established rapport with investors, investment bankers, financial advisors, securities lawyers, market-makers and regulators. He has collaborated in product development, strategic marketing and technology transfer with customers, industrial partners, major technical universities and research organizations. He has created new brands, designed new products and executed product introductions at international trade shows.

Civic & Extracurricular Profile: John was the founding president of the Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing in New York State. He was vice president and president of his alma mater’s alumni executive council. He served 10 years as a trustee of St. Lawrence University, where he was on the Endowment and Budget & Finance committees, among others. He chaired the university’s Honor’s Committee for several years. In Colorado he has been a volunteer for the Snowboard Outreach Society and for the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival. Since 1999 John has taught alpine & Nordic skiing and snowboarding at the Copper Mountain Resort. He holds four certifications from the Rocky Mountain divisions of the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors. He is a runner, cyclist, rower and fitness enthusiast. John resides in Colorado.

Educational Profile: John graduated from St. Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Physics; from the University of Rochester with a Master of Business Administration degree concentrating in Marketing; and from the Quartermaster School of the United States Army. He earned an honorable discharge from the Army.