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Bill Kaluza

Managing Director

Bill Kaluza, Managing Director of The Fahrenheit Group’s Raleigh/Durham office, is a dynamic, results-oriented financial executive with more than 25 years of financial, operational, and legal experience at private and public companies. He has an impressive track record of business successes, exceptional negotiation skills, proven leadership abilities, excellent presentation skills, a team-oriented consulting style, and a broad base of financial/operational/legal talents, spanning several industries.

His experience includes co-founding a high technology company, coordinating a management buy-out and completing Initial Public Offerings for two companies. He has experience planning and satisfying the financial needs of private and public companies from early stage angel investing, through conventional bank financing and venture capital investments, to mezzanine financing and initial public offerings. He also has extensive experience with the evaluation, consummation, and implementation of mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures within the U.S. and internationally.

Bill served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Intervolve, Inc., the pioneer in providing supply chain software and services for the beverage industry that leverage web and mobile technologies to provide customers with a competitive advantage by automating critical business processes and delivering actionable market intelligence.

Previously, he served as fractional CFO and General Counsel for USfalcon, Inc., a provider of information technology services to the military and other governmental entities. He also served as fractional CFO for InfoStrength, Inc., a privately-held software company that provides software-as-a-service (SAAS) solutions that enable Life Science Companies to manage intellectural property, document key processes, comply with regulatory requirements and effectively manage large development projects with long product lifecycles.

Bill served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Alliance Hospitality, LLC, the management company for the properties owned by Winston Hotels (NASDAQ:WXH) where he was responsible for developing a closing process through which the financial results of 50 operating hotels could be consolidated within 7 business days. He also supported the due diligence process involved in the purchase and sale of hotels while managing the accounting, cash management, finance and financial system development functions.

He has also served as fractional CFO for several start-up companies including companies that provided SAAS solutions to small businesses and planning solutions for water and sanitation districts.

He served as the CFO of Volumetrics Medical Imaging, Inc., a privately-held company that licenses technology from Duke University Medical Center to patent, develop, manufacture and sell the first ultrasound machine capable of producing real-time, 3-dimensional images of the human heart for evaluation by cardiologists before surgery. He raised capital through private equity and debt transactions after assisting in the development of a corporate business plan that included industry history, strategic objectives, departmental budgets, and financial projections.

He served as CFO of Interactive Magic, Inc., a leading provider of interactive entertainment services across the Internet. During his tenure, he developed a corporate business plan that included the mission, strategic/tactical objectives, departmental budgets and financial projections to reposition the company from a provider of software games to an Internet provider of entertainment services. After negotiating and coordinating the acquisition of a provider of Internet entertainment services, he coordinated all aspects of an Initial Public Offering of the Company’s Stock.

Previously, he served as General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer and Sr. V.P. Operations of Manugistics Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANU), a leading provider of supply chain management solutions. While managing the legal affairs of the corporation as General Counsel, he coordinated a Management Buyout of the company. As CFO, he raised private equity to fund the management buyout, and he obtained mezzanine financing to fund operations and acquisitions. He also established accounting, banking, legal and other professional service relationships for the new entity.

After developing the Accounting, Contracts, Facilities, Human Resources, Finance, Legal, MIS and Purchasing Departments for the new entity, he negotiated, coordinated and supervised the integration of a domestic software company and a services company based in Europe. As Sr. V.P. Operations for MANU, he managed the Personal Systems Business Unit, including sales, marketing, development, manufacturing and support of all personal computer products. He was also responsible for managing the company’s computer center and computer facilities management services for outside clients. Mr. Kaluza coordinated all aspects of the company’s Initial Public Offering after which he established and managed the investor relations function.

He began his career as an associate attorney for Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz where he specialized in corporate law (including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures), litigation (including actions before federal courts, state courts and administrative agencies) and real estate (including industrial, commercial and residential transactions).

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