David M. Howitt

Founder at Meriwether Ventures LLC

David M. Howitt

David M. Howitt

Founder at Meriwether Ventures LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

The Meriwether Group
Meriwether Ventures LLC
Oregon Chai, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

274

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1969

Age

50

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at RYU Apparel, Inc.

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Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Nexsan Technologies, Inc.

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President at Evolution Trading Partners LLC

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Former Vice President-Merchandising at Leone International Marketing Inc.

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President & Director at Naturo Group Investments, Inc.

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Former Director at RYU Apparel, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Sachs Capital Group LP

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Chief Executive Officer & Corporate Secretary at Datum Ventures, Inc.

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Former Professional at Just Cause Investors, Inc.

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President at Asia Asset Property Services Ltd.

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David M. Howitt
Founder at Meriwether Ventures LLC
Career History
Founder
Current

Meriwether Ventures focuses on investments in consumer-oriented companies in the following sectors: Branded Consumer Products; Wellness; Alternative Energy, and Active and Healthy Lifestyle. The firm targets companies with annual revenue in the $2 million to $15 million range, but anticipates that they may also invest in true start-up situations as well as slightly larger companies. Portfolio companies are usually be private, but may also be venture stage public entities. In evaluating potential investments, Meriwether Ventures gives significant consideration to entrepreneurs with proven track records who have learned how to manage within start-up and high growth environments. The firm invests mainly in companies on the West Coast of the US.

Chief Executive Officer
Current

The Meriwether Group is a private company headquartered in Portland, OR, with subsidiaries in US, that provides financial services. It was founded by David M. Howitt, he is currently the CEO of the firm.

Advisor
Current

Greenmont Capital Partners focuses on investments in the emerging lifestyles of health and sustainability (LOHAS) market. They make a clear distinction between investing based on stringent financial criteria, rather than charitable giving, seeking opportunities typically in the form of products and services that leave the world better than competitive conventional alternatives. The firm looks for opportunities that can ramp revenues fairly quickly. They look for management teams that: are like-minded in terms of values and beliefs, have a strong track record, and are coachable and seek guidance. They seek opportunities with balanced corporate governance where management puts interests of stakeholders above their own interests. Demonstrated and growing customer demand is necessary. Prefer to lead and structure investments. They will consider seed capital only in rare instances.Greenmont seeks opportunities with structural competitive barriers in the business model. Competitive advantage may come from one or more areas such as first mover advantage, brand, advisors/partners, distribution, technology or service. Prefer the following regions that are early adopters of LOHAS trends including: Rocky Mountain region, West Coast and Northeast as well as the UK. Greenmont will consider situations including management-led buyouts and investments that offer liquidity to dissident shareholders. The firm also has the ability to invest in unique structures such as subordinated debt or private transactions in PIPES. Although control is not required, Greenmont typically requires a seat on the Board. Additionally, they require full observation rights for an additional investment professional.

Boards & Committees
Director
2013 - Current
Director
2005 - Current
Director
Current
Political Donations
$1,000
2012
$1,000
2012
$500
2012
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