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Strategic Catalysts Inc.
Strategic and Financial Advisors to Technology Companies
David W. Rowat

David W. Rowat has been Founder and CEO of a tech start-up and previously been CEO, CFO, and COO of public and private companies, both as a full-time employee and on contract through Strategic Catalysts Inc.

David has managed finance, operations, administration, and marketing, raised public and private financing, negotiated M&A deals, and managed Boards as Corporate Secretary.

Most importantly, he has been chief strategic advisor and sounding board to many CEOs.

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Sales and Marketing,, Inc.
Developed and provided online technical support for personal computers.

1999-2001. Direct customer sales. Reviewed marketing collateral for consistency of message and fit with strategic plan. Reviewed product pricing and margin decisions. Co-negotiated major agreements and reviewed all customer contracts.

"For a CFO, David has an uncanny understanding of sales and marketing." - Bruno Hoffman, VP Sales

Merit Technologies Corp.Merit Technologies Corp. (now Systech Retail Systems)
Developer and manufacturer of customized point-of-sale workstations.

1995. As CEO, directly managed four sales professionals generating $8.0 million in revenue.

Nexus Group of CompaniesNexus Group of Companies (acquired by Scientific Atlanta)
Designed, manufactured and marketed cable TV headend products, and held interests in other electronic manufacturing start-ups.

1986-1992: Managed largest account generating one-third to one-half of company revenues. Negotiated two 3-year supply agreements worth $20.0 million in total revenues.

1989: Negotiated strategic development and marketing partnership with a cable TV technology giant.

1987: Managed fifteen person sales team selling to 60 nations.

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