John Metcalf – Finance
John Metcalf is a senior “C” level executive with over 20 of experience serving as a CFO, COO, and an independent director for both publicly traded and privately held companies ranging from start-ups to over $400 million in revenue. Mr. Metcalf has been CFO for Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO), Siltronic, WaferTech, Siltec Corporation, and Oki Semiconductor, and COO of GlanceID, and he was an independent director and audit committee chairman for Energy Connect, Inc. (OTCBB:ECNG). Currently, Mr. Metcalf serves on the board of directors for ParkerVision (NASDAQ:PRKR) and Trellis Earth Products, Inc.
Mr. Metcalf received both an MBA in Finance and a BS in Marketing from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his career at AMD (NYSE:AMD) where he held a number of financial management positions including Director & Controller of North American Operations and Director & Controller of International Operations.
Mr. Metcalf has broad administrative skills, achievements in both domestic and foreign operations; he has negotiated and closed significant financing transactions up to $500 million, and negotiated and closed successful mergers and acquisitions. He has built and developed strong organizations, implemented systems, and provided financial and operational leadership during dramatic growth as well as major downturn environments.
Mr. Metcalf also has significant experience as an independent director, as he has served on the board of directors of both public and private companies within the high technology, cleantech, and food packaging industries. He has been chairman of the audit, nominating/governance, and compensation committees, and he has chaired a special committee for strategic alternatives which resulted in the sale of a public company to a larger public company at a 90% premium over its stock price.