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Pam was Chief Financial Officer of Convergent Networks, a high technology start-up which she joined before initial product shipment and left when the company was at a $30 million run rate. While Pam was at the company the team raised nearly $80 million in private equity, did a major acquisition, filed its IPO, and subsequently downsized the company. She was responsible for the Finance, Legal, Human Resources, and Information Technology departments.
Previously Pam was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer of Oak Industries, a $500 million NYSE-listed manufacturer of telecommunications components. Oak doubled in size through acquisitions and internal growth and was sold to Corning, Inc. for $2 billion. At Oak, Pam reported to the CEO and managed the Corporate Development and Treasury staffs, which reviewed more than 100 acquisition candidates annually, raised $300 million in bank credit facilities and a $100 million public convertible debenture, and had responsibility for the web site and annual reports.
Pam spent more than 20 years in financial services, 14 at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and Boston where she was a Managing Director in Investment Banking, completing over $6.5 billion in mergers and acquisitions and raising more than $4 billion in public and private equity and debt for technology companies ranging in size from start-ups to $14 billion in revenue. Pam started her career at Chase Manhattan Bank where she built a $2 billion loan portfolio lending money to growing technology companies.
Pam has a BA in Mathematical Economics, Cum Laude and with Honors, and a MA in Economics from Brown University.