Andrew Savadelis – Bank vs Government Debt Financing


Andrew Zezas, SIOR interviews Andrew Savadelis, CFO
Andrew Zezas, SIOR, President & CEO of New Jersey based Real Estate Strategies Corporation, a corporate real estate advisory and transaction services firm interviews financial executive and CFO Andrew Savadelis.  Mr. Savadelis answers Mr. Zezas’s questions and provides great insight into a number of timely economic issues, including his recent experiences in securing traditional bank vs government sponsored debt financing, and the drivers behind venture capital versus strategic investors.  He discusses how the government acts like a bank, while managing its policy agenda.  Mr. Savadelis discusses U.S. government green energy programs, and how, in less than one year, he led a successful turnaround of a company that was burning $60 million annually on $70 million in revenue, with a $20 million market cap.  He describes how some venture capitalists ask themselves if the companies they consider investing in have management teams “they can believe in.”, whereas other vcs seek an exit strategy, with strategic investors seeking control over the intellectual property as a competitive advantage.  Andrew Savadelis draws on his years of experience leading finance and strategy for biotechnology and technology companies, having specialized in turnaround and commercialization stage companies.

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