The ACN Securities team includes seasoned professionals with decades of experience identifying, developing and financing ventures, acquisitions and high growth companies, including the following managing directors.
Simon serves as President,
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ACN Securities. In addition, he practices law for
selected clients and is a principal in a consulting group that focuses on technology commercialization
and venture opportunities involving companies, national laboratories, universities, research
institutions and strategic partners and investors in the US, Japan, India and other countries.
His areas of expertise include corporate and securities law, broker-dealer regulation, venture
capital, mergers and acquisitions, and the financing, development, licensing and commercial
exploitation of technology and intellectual property in fields including biotechnology and
pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cleantech and alternative energy, computing and information
technology, media, entertainment and telecommunications. From 1988 to 2004, Simon was a partner and
then of counsel with the New York law firm Snow Becker Krauss P.C., and previously he was with the
largest law firm in the U.S. Simon graduated from Columbia College (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude
and John Jay Scholar) and Harvard Law School.
Mridula Pottathil Sherin
Mridula (Mithu) serves as a Managing Director of ACN Securities. In addition, she is a director in a consulting group that focuses on patent strategy, technology commercialization and venture opportunities involving companies, universities, research institutions and strategic partners and investors in the US, India and other countries. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property, technology due diligence and business development in fields including biotechnology, medtech, cleantech, cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals. From 2005-2008, Mithu was IP Manager at XL TechGroup, a Florida-based business development incubator. From 2008-2010, Mithu was a patent agent at the Washington, DC office of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, where she assisted in patent prosecution for a number of large US and European biotech and chemical companies. Mithu graduated from UC San Diego with a BSc in Animal Physiology/Neuroscience and from UC Los Angeles with a PhD in Microbiology.
Chuck has an extensive background in technology, business, and finance. His experience includes more than 25 years as a consultant to IT, financial services and telecommunications companies, including four years working with Mitsui group companies in Japan, and five years of teaching in the MBA program at the University of San Francisco. Chuck has a BS in Computer Engineering and a MS in Computing and Information Sciences from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from the University of San Francisco, and a certificate in Bio-Entrepreneurship from UC Berkeley. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the IEEE Computer Society, NABE Silicon Valley Roundtable, and the Beta Gamma Sigma business honorary society.
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