William Cadogan began his career at AT&T, where for ten years he advanced his way from engineering to sales/marketing to Eastern Regional Vice President of Operations. In 1984, as CEO for Orion Systems, Bill demonstrated the ability to scale revenue from start up to million in three-and-a-half years. In 1987, he sold the company for $130 million to Comsat.
His most recent position held was with ADC Telecommunications where he started as VP of Marketing and was promoted to CEO in 1991. Over the next ten years, he grew the company from $300 million to over $3 billion in revenue. While at ADC, Bill established a corporate venture group and that invested in over 30 start-up companies. He brings significant experience as a board member, investor, and advisor having served on over a dozen companies' boards and negotiated over 20 mergers and acquisitions transactions worth over billion.
Bill received his BSEE from Northeastern University and earned his MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1985.
Bill Trainor is a co-founder of both Mutual Capital Partners and Access Ventures Fund (2000). Bill leads the business to business practice for Mutual Capital Partners and has been an active angel investor since 1997. Until starting both venture funds, Bill was Senior Vice President-Head of E-Commerce Investment Banking at McDonald Investments, an investment bank acquired by Key Corp. At McDonald Investments, he focused on consumer, retail, healthcare, and service companies working closely with companies that were using technology to expand and complement their existing business structure. Bill joined McDonald Investments in 1994 after graduating from Columbia University with an A.B. in Political Science.
He serves on several non-profit boards; the Pennsylvania Venture Capital Association Board of Directors, founded in 1982 to catalyze venture investment and entrepreneurialism in Western Pennsylvania, and Flashes of Hope, an organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses as well as funding pediatric cancer research.
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Wayne Wallace is a co-founder of Mutual Capital Partners. Previously, he worked in investment banking for both McDonald Investments and National City Investments. Wayne was the first employee hired by the new co-heads of National City Investments investment banking group and played an integral role in sourcing and executing transactions, recruiting talented professionals, and significantly growing the group's revenue. He performed substantial financial, economic, and industry analysis and provided client advice, financial structuring, and investor contacts for companies seeking to raise capital or engage in merger, acquisition, and divestiture activities. Wayne's investment banking experience includes engagements with numerous private and public companies.
Wayne holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a specialty in Finance from the Ohio State University. He serves on the non-profit board for Lakewood Catholic Academy, a premier K-8 school with an innovative curriculum, opportunity for unique community service, and commitment to family values.
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Liz Todia, Principal, is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she received a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Finance with honors. Prior to joining MCP, she spent two years managing the Flyer Angels Fund, a $1 million seed investment fund investing in early stage, Ohio-based technology companies. Liz's responsibilities at MCP include deal flow sourcing, due diligence, portfolio company support and investor relations. She currently serves as Executive Co-Chair of VentureNext, a professional peer group of rising venture capitalists that represents over 100 funds and over $8B AUM. Additionally, she is on the selection committee for the Medtech Launch Fund, a member of the Crotty Center Advisory Council at the University of Dayton, the West Side Catholic Center Associate Board and the JumpStart Leaders Council.
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Rick Sapio is a co-founder and GP Advisory Board Member of Mutual Capital Partners. Since 1994, he has also been the founding partner and Managing Director of Mutual Capital Alliance, Inc., a privately-owned holding company which has made numerous investments in a wide variety of companies, primarily in healthcare and financial services.
Rick the co-founder and six-time Chairman of the Gathering of Titans Program, an annual, CEO-only event held at the MIT Campus in Boston.
He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Engineering.