Almost 20 years ago Adam founded a digital media company with nothing (started as Mediacom, the after numerous mergers ended up as Staging Connections), grew the company with a combination of startups and acquisitions and completed a $50 million IPO all while being the CEO and largest shareholder.
Then he moved to California for more than 10 years where he established S7 Group – an incubator and fund that develops tech startups and acquires tech companies in the $1-20 million enterprise value range.
Adam has raised a combined $120 million in Australia, the United States, Hong Kong and the UK for businesses where he was the CEO and controlling shareholder, completed more than 20 acquisitions (all as a principal) and established numerous startups.
– RM Tracking Canada Ltd. 2016-2017 (public Canada-CSE) CFO, Director
– Velocity Data from July 2014-present (public Canada-CSE) CFO, Director
– Orion Financial Group 2012-2015 (public US)-CFO, Director
– Imerjn Inc. 2013-2015 (public OTC)-CFO
– Catalyst Holdings Group 2009-2012 (public US) CFO, Director
– Inova Technology 2006 to 2013 (public OTC)-CFO
-Allied Capital 2005-2007 Controller
Bob Bates is a CPA, CVA, CFE with over 25 years of accounting experience as a Controller and CFO in various types of businesses up to $10 billion in size.
He has done 5 IPO’s/DPO’s and reverse mergers, and has raised over $25 million in debt and equity financing.
He has worked in telecom, media, retail and financial services in addition to having consulting experience at startups in the software, technology and life sciences fields. He has run his own businesses, a publishing entity and a public accounting firm, in addition to working at KPMG. Bob was in pre-IPO companies and CFO in a growing public company, responsible for SEC filings. He was on the founding team of a Fintech company and a Retail App startup.
He has done many acquisitions, performed SOX work, has done dozens of valuations, stock options accounting and forensic work (discovered a $300,000 embezzlement).