Frank Knuettel II
Frank Knuettel II is a strong operational and strategic executive officer with 30 years of management experience in venture-backed and small-cap public companies. He has spent most of his career as a Chief Financial or Chief Strategic Officer in early-stage, dynamic technology companies with a strong track record in growing organizations. Among his achievements, he co-founded a fabless semiconductor company as the CFO and assumed responsibility for management of the supply chain, from manufacture in Taiwan to assembly, test and importation, prior to selling the company to an established semiconductor company, and was CFO of a fintech platform through its considerable growth prior to selling to a large payment processor. During his career, he has raised more than $300 million via venture equity and debt, public equity and debt offerings in the United States and Canada, convertible debt, PIPEs, bridge loans and other instruments. In addition, he has managed more than 15 mergers and acquisition transactions of companies and / or divisions as both buyer and seller and has handled large-scale licensing transactions with fortune 50 companies. Mr. Knuettel also holds numerous board positions, at both public and private companies, including 180 Life Sciences (ATNF), ECOM Medical, Murphy Canyon Acquisition Corp. (MURF) and Relativity Acquisition Corp. (RACY). Mr. Knuettel received his BA with honors in Economics from Tufts University and holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.