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.
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.
tenure at Covol
, the company's stock rose from $4 to $69.
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.