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This profile was last updated on 6/12/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Kirby D. Cochran

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    North Dakota State University
  • Masters degree , Accounting
    Brigham Young University
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Web References
North Point Advisors, 12 June 2014 [cached]
Kirby Cochran founder of North Point guru of shareholder value, capital structure
Kirby Cochran
Kirby has been at the forefront of growth company financing and management trends for over twenty-five years. An adjunct professor in the Finance department of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, Mr. Cochran has been teaching finance strategy and venture capital to graduate students for nearly a decade. A veteran of the venture capital industry and a pioneer of emerging approaches to raising capital, Mr. Cochran now speaks and advises growth companies on best practices for increasing shareholder value and optimization of capital structures.
Kirby D. ..., 4 April 2008 [cached]
Kirby D. Cochran
Kirby D. Cochran has been a director of ours since February 2006.For the past six years, Mr. Cochran has been an angel investor and business consultant, assisting growth stage companies with their strategy and operations.From May 1999 to May 2005, he taught graduate school as an adjunct professor in the Business and Finance Departments at the University of Utah.Mr. Cochran holds a Masters in Business Administration Degree from North Dakota State University.
Davidson and Cochran, the board evaluated (i) the special award of stock options made during 2007, (ii) the nature of the director services provided by these directors, and (iii) the value of the stock options at the times the options were granted.
Davidson and Cochran was similar to the analysis summarized above for the warrants issued to Messrs.
Davidson and Cochran.
Solomon, Cochran and Boyd.
PowerQuest: Press Release - PowerQuest Acquires Growth Capital to Continue Its Expansion in the Enterprise Software Market, 13 Aug 2001 [cached]
New board members include: James Adamson, Director of Corporate Finance, Invest Linc Capital; Mark Nelson, President, Cornerstone Capital Group, LLC; Kirby Cochran, President, Invest Linc Capital; and James C. (Jim) Collings, Managing Director, Cornerstone Capital Group, LLC.
Cochran has extensive experience in growth companies.He founded Angia Communications Inc., maker of modems for laptop computers, and merged it with System Connections Inc. before selling the firm to private investors.He served as President and COO of COVOL Technologies, overseeing a $240 million increase in market capitalization.Cochran holds an MBA from North Dakota State University.
Collings is experienced in structuring and managing strategic corporate operations and has worked in conjunction with one of the nation's leading leveraged buy-out firms to develop business and operating plans for an automobile leasing company.While with Cornerstone Capital Group, he has successfully managed several companies to bring them into profitability.Prior to joining Cornerstone, Collings completed the restructuring and turnaround for a number of companies.Collings also has been chief financial officer for Kessler-Ehrlich Investments, Inc., an investment banking and bond brokerage firm, and worked at the international accounting firms of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (now Deloitte & Touche) and Laventhol & Horwath.He received a Masters degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University.
About PowerQuestPowerQuest Corporation provides storage lifecycle automation solutions worldwide to build, protect and manage corporate and personal computing environments.PowerQuest products are available through a network of partners and distributors in more than 34 countries worldwide.
Press Contact
Kirby ..., 19 Oct 2014 [cached]
Kirby Cochran CEO
Kirby Cochran, Jason Elrod, and Phil Polich have been business partners for years; but in WakeUpNow, they saw an opportunity to create something unique.
Kirby Cochran, Chief Executive Officer, had been a career venture capitalist with a long track record of helping lead companies to achieve explosive growth. A professor in the Finance department at the University of Utah, he shared a passion for the mission of helping people improve their financial lives and for building a technology platform capable of delivering outstanding value to consumers. Kirby drives WakeUpNow's vision for helping people live life better. His inspirational vision created an opportunity structure unique in the industry and poised to change the world.
Kirby ..., 6 Aug 2011 [cached]
Kirby Cochran President & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Cochran has been heavily involved in growth company financing and management trends for over twenty-five years and is a leading expert on capital structure and shareholder value. A veteran of the venture capital industry and a pioneer of emerging approaches to raising capital, Mr. Cochran has raised over $1 billion in equity and debt financing across various industry sectors. He has developed a proprietary model for advising companies on growth strategies and accretive financing.
Mr. Cochran has enjoyed significant success as an executive in the energy sector while serving as president of Headwaters Incorporated (NYSE: HW), then known as Covol Technologies, Inc. Mr. Cochran directed the acquisition and expansion of U.S. IRC Section 29 tax credits to the benefit of the company by making arrangements for nineteen U.S. Senators to appeal to the Treasury Department for a Private Letter Ruling regarding Section 29 tax credits. Subsequently, the company raised $300 million dollars and build 29 operating plants in 18 months. As a result of Mr. Cochran's efforts, tens of millions of dollars in Section 29 energy tax credits were created. During his tenure at Covol, the company's stock rose from $4 to $69.
Mr. Cochran has closely consulted and/or participated in the funding of over 100 companies over the length of his career and has extensive experience investing in and developing emerging growth companies. He is currently a member of the board of directors and CEO of Castle Arch Real Estate Investment Company, L.L.C., a real estate development and finance company. In addition, Mr. Cochran is an adjunct professor in the Finance department at the University of Utah.
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