Wayne Y. Yamamoto
Mr. Yamamoto brings over 39 years of successful leadership and innovation in the area of Information Technology, software development and corporate financing. As the CTO of W&W, Mr. Yamamoto led a team to create the first interactive television system for the cable industry. At Quark, Wayne was a member of a five-man executive management team that led Quark to quadruple revenues to over $500 million with worldwide expansion, while maintaining industry high profit margins. Wayne has also been on executive teams as Board member, CEO, President, and CTO of several startups including ResTech, Sierra Medical, Photonic Storage Systems, Call/Recall, Clareos, Arbor Software, and Solutions Technology.
Since 1997, Mr. Yamamoto has been focused on investment banking and structuring financial transactions as the President and Managing Director for a $300 million private investment fund, a director for First Wall Street Capital and as an independent consultant with experience in international commodities trading (petroleum products and Iron Ore), technology, gaming, hospitality, entertainment and large commercial real estate development. Wayne has complete deal making experience including public offerings, reverse mergers, and equity capital. Mr. Yamamoto raised capital for over 30 companies through private placements including PSS, Uniloc, Leap Frog, Tempest, ResTech, Clareos, and Intel Corporation; Mergers and Acquisitions with Conoco-Phillips, Shell and ExxonMobil in the sale of over 2,800 retail locations, and $75MM Acquisition of Times Square Stores for the Pritzker family of Chicago and the Schmidt Family of Germany, and all stages of commercial real estate development including $650MM Financing – Canary Wharf, London, $236MM Debt/Equity Restructuring – Hard Rock Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi, and $225MM Financing – 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.