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Mr. Duane Adelson

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Associate Partner

Blackhawk Partners, LLC
Phone: (212) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: d***@***.com
Blackhawk Partners Inc
445 Park Avenue 9Th Floor
New York , New York 10022
United States

Company Description: I have been appointed to the Special Advisory Team at Blackhawk Partners, Inc. Blackhawk Partners, Inc., headed by Ziad Abdelnour, is a New York based...   more

Employment History

  • Team Member
    Blackhawk Partners Inc
  • Principal
    Modern Capital Strategies , Inc.
  • Pesident and Chief Executive Officer
    Modern Capital Strategies , Inc.
  • Managing Director
    4G Companies LLC
  • Senior Vice President Business Development
    DRM Labs , Inc.
  • Business Partner
    Nortel Networks
  • Founding Executive
    Nortel Networks
  • Director of Marketing and Corporate Competitive Strategy and Competitive Intelligence
    Nortel Networks
  • Vice President
    Boyden Corporation

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Modern Capital Strategies , Inc.
  • Board Member


  • Texas A&M University
  • behavioral psychology degree
    Columbia State
  • BS , Business Management
    Columbia State
  • MS , organizational dynamics
    Columbia State
12 Total References
Web References
Blackhawk Partners Team - Ziad K. Abdelnour, Hicham K. Abdelnour, 7 Sept 2015 [cached]
Duane Adelson - Associate Partner
Blackhawk Partners Team - Ziad K. Abdelnour, Hicham K. Abdelnour, 22 Feb 2014 [cached]
Duane Adelson
Duane Adelson - Duane Adelson is CEO and Managing Director of Modern Capital Strategies, Inc., ("MCS") a private equity firm, and with his Partners' provides funding, strategy, and Board of Director services, building and growing companies to enterprise value since the 1990's. Duane leads in a variety of industry verticals that involve many aspects to the defense industry including military technologies and cyber security matters. His expertise extends across many different functional areas to include strategic planning, competitive intelligence and strategy, technology innovations, sales and marketing management, alliances, organization change, and funding. Duane's skills and leadership abilities are utilized to assist the board of Directors and CEO's to develop what the effective business ideas are, and assist the management team from concept to profitable reoccurring sustainable revenue. Prior to founding MCS, Duane served as Director of Marketing and Corporate Competitive Strategy and Competitive Intelligence for Nortel Networks in their CLEC and Carrier Groups. Duane leads a team that positioned Nortel as a business partner while supporting multiple sales and marketing teams across North America, Europe and Pacific Rim. He was directly involved in building Venture Capital relationships relating to "leap frog" technology and product line enhancements and investments that extended to relationships in the emerging CLEC markets. In an executive exchange, Duane joined Nortel Networks leaving SandStream Communications & Entertainment, Inc. where he was one of the first five employees to help their efforts in an emerging global market. While at SandStream in the mid to late 1990's, Duane served as the Assistant to the Chairman and Vice President of Administration and Human Resources. SandStream was one of the first to market companies developed from concept several technologies that converged voice, video, data and transmitted those signals from fiber optics to twisted pair. Starting in the multifamily, multitenant and mixed use developments markets, Duane helped secure both seed funding and the first round funding (from Nortel Networks cash, engineering support, equipment) for the company. There, Duane brought key strategic relationships, led the investor solicitation effort, and developed a comprehensive modern Human Resource Services Department including staffing the organization. Previously at Moonfire SA, as its Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Director, Duane managed global operations of the Stockholm headquartered company with operations in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles and Dallas offices in building global strategy in a new technology market. As COO, Duane led the investment banking efforts while managing and together with the Moonfire, team achieved several major accomplishments. These included developing web-based distance learning, orchestrating significant web casting events that included The Grammies, World Cup Soccer and Europe's largest concert tours, web casting for UEFA Champions League and developing significant business relationships through contract negotiations with organizations like Ericsson, Sony and Warner, British Telecom, and others. On a personal level, Duane, his wife and five children live in Texas. Originally, from Memphis Tennessee, he attended Texas A&M University, and holds a BS in Business Management and a MS in organizational dynamics and behavioral psychology degree from Columbia State, is a CPC and holds other certifications. Duane serves on the board of several private companies and non-profits. He is actively involved with BENS (Business Executives for National Security) and JINSA (Jewish Institutes for National Security Affairs) both of which are Policy Think Tank organizations based in Washington DC and whose memberships include Flag Officers, Senators, Justices, Congressmen and many Captains of Industry. Mr. Adelson enjoys many outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, and competitive distance target shooting and scuba diving attaining a Master Diver qualification with additional specialized certifications. Duane is a Guest Lecturer at Texas Christian University in the Business School to both the Undergraduate and Master's Programs.
DRM Labs, Inc., 28 June 2004 [cached]
Duane Adelson, Sr. Vice President
Duane joined DRM Labs in early 2003.Duane is responsible for the overall operations of the Atlanta and Dallas offices including list brokerage and technology development teams of the Voupon® Solution.He directs business development, marketing, sales, strategic relationships, daily operations and administrations of the company.
He served as Director of Marketing and Corporate Competitive Strategy and Competitive Intelligence for Nortel Networks where he positioned Nortel as a business partner while supporting multiple sales and marketing teams across North America, Europe and Pacific Rim.Before joining Nortel, Duane has served as COO, Managing Director, a VP of Administration & HR, and was involved in three successful startup technology companies.Prior to his start up experience, Duane spent 16 years in the executive search industry serving as Vice President of Boyden International and as a Managing Director at Stanton Chase International.
Duane and his wife Sherri, and soon their 5 children, have their home in Dallas.Duane is a CPC, holds BS and MS degrees and is a member of the Board of Directors of several private and non-profit companies.
Team | 4G Companies, 14 Dec 2010 [cached]
Duane Adelson, Managing Director - 4G Global Alternatives
Currently, Duane serves as Managing Director of 4G Global Alternatives and in the Merger and Acquisition services for the company. He bring 30 years of experience in organizational dynamics and enhances the 4G due diligence process through his Human Due Diligence expertise. Prior he served as CEO and Managing Director of Modern Capital Strategies, Inc a private equity firm headquartered in Dallas and with his Partners' provided funding, strategic, and Board of Director services. Eleven years prior, Duane served as Director of Marketing and Corporate Competitive Strategy and Competitive Intelligence for Nortel Networks in their CLEC and Carrier Group.
Duane was a founding executive in three consecutive start-ups with Nortel investing into the last one. At both the first and second startup Duane served as its Chief Operating Officer and team member of the fund raising activities. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors.
Duane Adelson began his professional career in the recruiting and retained executive search arena. He served as a Vice President of Boyden International (second largest worldwide) in charge of the Dallas General Practice. Two years after joining Boyden, Duane purchased the assets of the Dallas office and after 4 years of his own successful search firm was acquired by Stanton Chase International (8th largest worldwide at the time) where he served as a Managing Director assisting in growing the technology practice by multi-fold. Duane brought with him a consulting practice he developed and found in the early 1980's. Leading the continuing development of the practice, Duane served as Managing Director. His work with three PhD's in behavioral psychology developed new methodologies into a full consulting practice in Human Due Diligence serving the Venture Capital, Investment banking, Banking and private investors including corporate M&A teams.
Duane attended Texas A&M University and completed his Bachelors' degree and Masters at Columbia State, he is a CPC, and is also certified in many behavioral testing and analytical systems. He has served on several Boards as a Director of several private companies and non-profits.
Membership - Business Executives for National Security, 19 April 2014 [cached]
Mr. Duane Adelson Modern Capital Strategies, Inc.
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