The Atoll and Global Kingdom Finance Partnership
Atoll is proud to announce the recent strategic partnership with Global Kingdom Finance (GKF) and its CEO, Richard (Rick) von Gnechten. GKF, a U.S. subsidiary of Canada-based Global Kingdom Alliance, is based in Charlotte, NC, and provides CFO, going-public, capital and strategic advisory services to management groups, boards and shareholders of public and private growth companies. Global Kingdom also specializes in solutions to business/cash flow issues, strategic transactions, timely/accurate financial reporting and SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Rick has more than 25 years experience as CEO, CFO and Controller for small, medium and large companies, public and private (ranging from start-up to $2.0 billion). He has started, bought, sold and integrated companies, turned around financially troubled organizations, performed valuations, acquisition analysis and due diligence.
Rick’s extensive experience in the energy sector comes from the 13 years he worked for the Hawaiian Electric Company – a $2 billion diversified electric utility and a NYSE/SEC registrant. In his last five years with the company he served as the Chief Financial Officer. Other public companies Rick has worked with include HouseRaising Inc [NASDAQ-OTC: HRAI.OB], UpSnap [NASDAQ-OTC: UPSN.OB], and more recently Duratech Group Inc. [NASDAQ-OTC: symbol to be assigned].
In addition, Rick has proven experience managing capital structure, investment management, investor & rating agency relations, corporate & investment banking relations, debt/equity and preferred financing, cash management, financial accounting, profit planning/budgeting /analysis, and risk management.
With GKF as a strategic partner and Rick as an integral part of the Atoll team, our position in the energy sector is much stronger. Our clients benefit from the increased access we have to industry players and investors looking to allocate their capital into power generation projects, including, but not limited to hydro, wind, coal gasification, waste to energy, and bio fuels. Additionally, Rick significantly enhances Atoll’s ability to assist companies with their going public strategies.