Palo Alto, CA – May 18, 2010
. MMV Financial
) one of North America's pre-eminent specialty finance firms today announced the addition of Robert A. Curley, Jr. to its executive team as it continues to strengthen its presence in the US market. Mr. Curley joins MMV Financial
as Senior Vice President and Managing Director. Based in Palo Alto, California, Mr. Curley will be responsible for building a team and for leading the business development activities of MMV
in Silicon Valley and the US West Coast. He also will join MMV
’s executive committee.
“We are extremely pleased to have someone with the experience and track record of Bob Curley join our team and organization as we continue to expand our presence and positioning in the US market and more specifically in the Silicon Valley area. We look forward to Bob’s experience and vision in that continued expansion” indicated Mr. Minhas Mohamed, CEO of MMV Financial
Inc. “I am delighted to join the executive team at MMV
at this time and I look forward to continue to build upon its corporate structure, strength and establish MMV
as a leading venture debt player in Silicon Valley and the US West Coast. There is an unprecedented need for multiple forms of capital to help venture backed companies based in the Valley and beyond thrive. We look forward to MMV
playing an integral role in those companies’ success.” commented Mr. Curley. Over the next month, Bob will also be assisting Pinnacle in the smooth transition of his current investment relationships.
Mr. Curley’s background includes over 25 years experience in venture equity and debt financing, investment banking and technology lending. Before joining MMV
, Mr. Curley spent nearly eight years as General Partner at Pinnacle Ventures, a private venture capital fund focused on providing debt and equity financing to early-stage companies across information technology, cleantech and healthcare sectors Prior to joining Pinnacle, Bob was a Managing Director in Credit Suisse First Boston’s (CSFB) Technology Group, leading the Technology Debt Finance unit. In addition, Bob founded and led CSFB Technology Group’s Electronics practice which focused on corporate finance and M&A for companies in the electronics supply chain. Prior to the move to CSFB, Bob ran the Debt Finance practice for the DMG (Deutsche Bank) Technology Group. Before joining DMG, Bob was a Senior Managing Director and ran the Mid-Cap Technology Group for Bank of America. Bob joined Bank of America upon its merger with Continental Bank, where Bob founded and ran the Technology Finance Group. Both groups focused on developing corporate finance solutions for emerging companies in the technology and communications industries. Mr. Curley received his BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame.
About MMV Financial
MMV Financial is a specialty finance company providing creative debt solutions directly to technology and life sciences companies across North America. MMV is backed by top U.S. and Canadian private equity firms and financial institutions including CCP Equity Partners, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, HSBC Bank Canada, ROI Capital, and Wells Fargo Company. For more information please visit www.mmvf.com
For further information:
Minhas Mohamed, Chief Executive Officer
MMV Financial Inc.,
(416) 977 9718