JASON OFFENHARTZ has more than 20 years of experience across Banking, Finance, Consulting, and Operations. He has participated in close to $1 Billion of equity & debt financing, mergers & acquisitions, and divestitures. In 2015 Jason became a partner in IntelliSwiss USA, LLC, and. In coordination with its Swiss-based affiliate, IntelliSwiss Growth Partners, AG, the firm works with early- and growth-stage companies to maximize value – through transformational strategy & operational consulting; provision of adjunct/interim management; and financial structuring, M&A negotiations, and capital investment and introductions. In 2018, the IntelliSwiss USA team left to join another Swiss/Dutch family office and Private Equity team, forming Tri-State Capital Partners, LP. Prior to that (both full- and part-time), Jason served as a financial and strategy consultant with Shorter Cycles, a boutique firm of former corporate officers and C-Level executives. During that period, he also served as the Director of Finance & Business Operations (employee #1) for Global Thermostat – an academic-led company working to perfect and commercialize their revolutionary carbon dioxide capture technology. Thanks in no small part to these efforts, the Company was selected by Fast Company magazine as one of “2015’s Top-10 World’s Most Innovative Companies in Energy.” He also got the Company to the final round of auditions to be on ABC’s primetime television hit Shark Tank. Earlier, Jason spent 11 years in banking & finance, including five years doing Leveraged Finance as part of CIT Group’s Transportation Finance Division. While there he evaluated over sixty Private Equity and other transactions, providing over $400MM in financing across over a dozen deals. He simultaneously managed 10+ client relationship, including several restructurings and turnarounds. Before CIT, he spent two years as an Associate with SCIUS Capital, a boutique investment bank/financial advisory & consulting business serving small, innovative tech companies. Prior to that, Jason spent four years at FleetBoston Financial (later purchased by Bank of America). First, he served as a Manager and founding member of Fleet’s Corporate Innovation team – an “intra-preneurial” SWAT team of ex-consultants tasked with launching new products, turning around operations, and increasing revenue. Later, he became an Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Product Management. Jason began his career as a strategy consultant within the prestigious Financial Industries Group at the Mitchell Madison Group, in New York. Jason holds an MBA from Columbia University, and a triple-major BA with honors from University of Pennsylvania.