Ted Higson - Highland Consulting Group
Ted Higson founded Highland Consulting Group, LLC (Highland) in 1999 and has provided management consulting and contract CFO and Management services to small and middle market companies for the past 11 years.
Through Highland, Ted
has provided contract management services to companies ranging in size from $1M to $1B in annual operating revenues.
Contract CFO clients have ranged in size from $2M to $30M in annual operating revenues.
is expert at performing in depth analysis of financial performance resulting in cost reduction, increased efficiency and profitability.
Ted's unique focus on cost structures as per basic units of sale, coupled with a strong focus on macro- and micro-economic trends allows clients to properly prepare for market contractions and expansions.
has also assisted companies in capital formation efforts, successfully arranging more than $100M in new capital.
has assisted companies in fund raising efforts from local community banks, Wall Street Investment Banks
and the largest International Banks in Europe.
Ted previously founded the Mountain Maryland Entrepreneurial Development Center, Inc. (MMEDC), successfully building an entrepreneurship organization with a multi-million dollar funding structure.
Through the MMEDC
built the Rural West Fund, a 'near-equity' financing entity structured as a early stage fund supporting growing small businesses in western Maryland.
Prior to these efforts, Ted
performed scientific research at Wake Forest University Medical Center
and at West Virginia University
, concentrating in developmental genetics.
Ted earned a B.S. degree in Biology from Frostburg State University, a M.S. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from West Virginia University, and a M.B.A. from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University, concentrating in consulting and finance.
is a published author in scientific journals and has taught University level courses in Entrepreneurship and Bioscience related topics.