Neal Goldman is a Partner at EaglePoint Advisors and has over twenty years of senior management experience leading and implementing strategic transactions with significant experience in high tech and consumer goods. Neal is also a Partner at Converge Venture Partners.
He is experienced in high tech and consumer goods in both growth and restructuring environments; has led teams and advised boards and owners on mergers and acquisitions and turnarounds where risk management, judgment and cost management were crucial; has negotiated and managed financial restructurings and complex reorganizations; and has developed strategies that monetized IP through high margin brand and technology licensing programs.
Neal has worked with startups to multi-billion dollar companies. He served as chief administrative and legal officer of Polaroid and 3Com where he managed HR, legal, corporate communications, strategy, business development and other administrative functions; and served as chief legal and regulatory officer of Skype.
Neal holds a JD from Suffolk Law School and BS/BA from Suffolk University.
Jeremy Halpern is a Partner at Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP and co-chairs and serves as the Director of Business Development for Nutter’s Emerging Companies Group. Jeremy’s practice focuses on emerging companies, private equity, venture capital and angel financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, executive and team compensation matters, and general start-up support. Serving as the firm’s entrepreneur-in-residence, Jeremy often works on strategy and corporate development matters with companies, investors, and executives in technology, life sciences and the food and beverage industry.
Jeremy is an active angel investor and is a member of the board of The Capital Network, a Boston based non-profit serving entrepreneurs seeking high growth capital. Jeremy also serves on the Advisory Board for the Executive Education Committee of the MBI Health Program and on the Advisory Board of Pintley, a MassChallenge 2011 finalist company providing marketing solutions to the craft brewers and bars. He continues to serve as a mentor at MassChallenge and LearnLaunch, an expert advisor at the Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and as a speaker, reviewer, judge or mentor for MIT HackingMedicine, HackingPediatrics, the Mass Tech Transfer Center, the Mass Life Science Center, M2D2, BranchFood and Startup Institute.
Previously Jeremy served on the Board and Investment Committee of MassVentures, an early stage venture capital fund funding technology companies in Massachusetts. Jeremy taught entrepreneurial leadership at Tufts University for nine years and cofounded a company in the mobile technology synchronization space.
Jeremy received his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Paul Joubert is a Director of Ares Management GP LLC, Ares’ general partner. He is the Founding Partner of EdgeAdvisors, a privately held management consulting organization founded in July 2008 and has been a Venture Partner in Converge Venture Partners since March 2014.
From 1971 until July 2008, Paul held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, or PWC, an international consulting and accounting firm. During his tenure at PWC, Paul served as a Partner in the firm’s Assurance practice and led its Technology, InfoCom and Entertainment practice for the Northeast region of the United States.
Prior to that, he served as Partner-in-Charge of PWC’s Northeast Middle Market Group and Chief of Staff to the Vice-Chairman of PWC’s domestic operations. From May 2009 to September 2010, Paul served on the Board of Directors of Phaseforward, a publicly traded company that was acquired by Oracle in the fall of 2010. Paul also served on the Board of Directors and as the Audit Committee Chairman of Stream Global Services Inc. from July 2008 until March 2014, when it was acquired by Convergys Corporation. He served on the Board of Directors and as the Audit Committee Chairman for ACRE from April 2012 until June 2014.
He has also been involved with a number of professional organizations and other institutions, including the Boston Museum of Science, the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, as a director, and the Northeastern University Entrepreneurship Program. Paul received a B.A. from Northeastern University.