I have worked with Smart Wires since before its inception as a founder and led the negotiation of two patent license agreements with Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). These exclusive licenses are the core technology around which the company has been built. I was therefore involved in all start-up activities from incorporation through early financings and have continued to serve the company managing all legal activities. I have managed equity investments for the company totaling over $90 million through the Series C round of financing. I also managed the company’s intellectual property strategy, working with engineers and outside law firms in developing a strong patent and trademark portfolio. I was called on to advise the Board of Directors on all legal matters for this fast-growing company. During my tenure, the company grew from an idea and inspiration to over 50 employees and independent contractors, with significant sales to the electric utility industry.