The Aurora Funds Names Mike Gorman as Chief Financial Officer
Gorman Brings 20 Years Financial and Operational Experience To Venture Capital Firm
Research Triangle Park, N.C., August 25, 2004 – The Aurora Funds, one of the leading early stage venture capital firms in the Southeast, today announced that it has named Mike Gorman as its new Chief Financial Officer. Gorman has 20 years of financial, operational and business experience, including acquisitions, auditing, taxes, financial reporting, financial analysis, information systems and general management at several technology companies.
â€œMikeâ€™s financial credentials and solid business background will enable him to make immediate contributions to The Aurora Fundsâ€™ team and our portfolio companies, said Scott Albert, Managing General Partner of The Aurora Funds. â€œHe is well respected in the local community, with a proven track record of improving the operations and financial performance of the companies in which he has been involved.
Gormanâ€™s professional career includes financial executive roles at a number of RTP area companies including Global Knowledge Network, Inc., Accton Americas Management Group, AFAC (a division of Kidde International), SunTechnologies Group, Inc., and Datalogic Optic Electronics Inc. He also spent six years at Ernst & Young as a manager in the entrepreneurial services division in Raleigh and Cleveland, Ohio. Gorman is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant, with a B.S. in Accounting from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
â€œIt is an exciting opportunity for me to be part of a local venture capital firm that I have followed and respected for a number of years, said Gorman. â€œI look forward to working with an outstanding team in a truly entrepreneurial environment once again.
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