CSC Capital’s leadership team includes the following Officers:
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
C.S. Colvin founded CSC Capital in 1992. Currently he is Adjunct Professor in Leadership and Organization in the MBA program at Concordia University, Portland, Ore., and is a CPE credit approved course Instructor for Corporate Compliance Seminars in Business Improvement – Restructuring and Turnaround. He has conducted over one hundred successful corporate restructuring assignments across the U.S. as well as selectively in Canada and Europe. He has written and been published extensively on business and management topics and has been a frequent seminar speaker on subjects involving corporate revitalization since 1996.
Colvin has over twenty years of experience as an Interim CEO and has personally been Board appointed on numerous occasions to manage corporate transformation engagements on difficult and/or crisis restructuring, turnaround, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), and debt and equity financing situations.
1984, Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
1986, Master of Public Administration degree, Seattle University, Seattle, Wash.
1988, Doctor of Philosophy (all but dissertation status), Public Administration, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, Calif.
1989, Senior Managers Development Programme, Templeton College, Oxford University, England
1991, Certificate in Management Studies (postgraduate level-awarded on dissertation), Templeton College, Oxford University, England
1993, Graduate, U.S. Naval War College, College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, R.I.
1994, Diploma in Orgranisational Behaviour (postgraduate level-external student), Birkbeck, University of London, England
1997, Managing Organizational Change Program and Certificate of Professional Study, Arthur D. Little School of Management, Cambridge, Mass.
2001, Certificate, Advanced Corporate Finance Program (M&A and Financial Restructuring), Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Netherlands
2002, Certificate, Venture Capital Investments Program, Amsterdam Institute of Finance, Netherlands
2006, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers, and Acquisitions Program, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Mass.
1983- 1984, Senate Intern, Senator Kent Pullen, Washington State Senate, Olympia, Wash.
1984 -1986, President, Chief Lobbyist and State Chairman, Washington State Public Lands Association, Seattle, Wash.
1986 -1989, Senior Management Analyst/Project Manager/Partner, Armand E.R. Mulder and Associates, Management Consultants, San Francisco, Calif.
1987-1988, 1991, Adjunct Professor in Human Resource Management and Development, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.
1989-1990, Lecturer in Political Science, American University, Washington D.C.
1991, Lecturer in Public Administration and Government, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, Calif.
1991-1993, Senior Project Manager/Vice President of Management Services, Williams Associates, Management Consultants, Walnut Creek, Calif.
1992-present, Founder, Chairman and CEO, CSC Capital, Bend and Salem, Ore.
2009-present, Instructor in Business Improvement – Restructuring and Turnaround, Corporate Compliance Seminars, Austin, Tex.
2011-present, Adjunct Professor in Ethical Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Concordia University, Portland, Ore.
U.S. Naval Reserves, served both active duty and in the reserves. Colvin was First-in-Class (Honor Man) in Navigation “A” School and is a graduate of the Naval Submarine School. Awarded the Deep Dive Certificate and Qualified in Submarines Certificate. His submarine deployments include: Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Caribbean tours based out of Naval Station Norfolk. He is a non-resident graduate of the Naval War College and was Honorably Discharged as a Lieutenant in 1995. He is a Graduate Life Member of the Naval War College Foundation.
Colvin monitors the world economy by reading The Economist, Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and the Financial Times. He is a “recovering” historian and philosopher; his completed magus opus doctoral dissertation on the evolution of why republican governments decline over time has yet to be published. He collects old books, works out with weights, plays chess and shoots pool.
In 2012 he took the summer off working as a National Wildfire Coordinating Group certified wildland firefighter (Initial Attack Engine Crewmember) on Western wildfires.
PATRICIA ANN STANFORD
Chief Administrative Officer
Ms. Stanford joined CSC Capital in 1994 as the firm’s first Administrator and Business Manager. In 1996 she was appointed a member of the firm’s leadership team. She is currently a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Oregon and is a real estate investor who has owned both commercial and residential real estate. She has been a property manager since 1979, and has been licensed to sell real estate in California, Virginia and Oregon starting in 1988.
Since 1994, she has managed the Administration Division which now includes the Accounting and Internal Controls Department, the Marketing and Communications Department, and the Human Resources Development Department. Besides her administrative duties, she assists the firm’s professionals in advising clients in real estate investments and in management consulting engagements for property management firms. She also assists in the firm’s engagements with Senior Health Care Facilities.
1979 – 1982, Business Administration, attended San Jose State University, San Jose, Calif.
1985, Associate of Arts Degree in Business Data Programming, Heald Business College, San Jose, Calif.
1988, California School of Real Estate – Licensed Realtor
1991 – 1992, Business Administration, attended Willamette University, Salem, Ore.
1979 – 1985, Property Manager, Almaden Properties, San Jose, Calif.
1985 – 1988, Account Executive, LCS Real Estate Investments Trusts, San Jose, Calif.
1988 – 1989, Associate Realtor, Almaden Properties, San Jose, Calif.
1989 – 1991, Office Manager, Associate Realtor and Commercial Leasing Specialist, Sterling, Va.
1991 – 1993, Legal Secretary and Administrative Assistant, Associated Oregon Industries, Salem, Ore.
1993 – 2004, Real Estate Investor and Property Manager, Properties Trust, Salem, Ore.
1995-present, Administrator and Business Manager/Vice President, Administration and Marketing/Chief Administrative Officer, CSC Capital, Bend and Salem, Ore. Acted as Senior Home Care Assisted Facilities Manager from 2010 – 2011, after a Canadian acquisition.
State of California Licensed Realtor and Property Manager
Commonwealth of Virginia Licensed Realtor and Commercial Leasing Agent
State of Oregon Licensed Real Estate Broker and Property Manager
Besides her life-long passion for real estate, Ms. Stanford is an organization and administrative wizard. Her various occupations in sales, administration, and management has been as much a hobby than a career. When not providing the administrative glue for the firm, she enjoys cooking, wine tasting, travelling and vacationing to places with “palm trees,” and her family.
Even though she graduated with a degree in computer programming form a college located in Silicon Valley, she is still a bit old fashioned, preferring calendars, rolodexes, and memo pads, to mobile technology. However, she finally accepted in early 2013 as a gift from the firm, her first “smart phone.”
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. McGovern joined CSC Capital as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in early 2015 replacing David Brown who had held both the CFO and Chief Information Officer positions since 2006. David still retains the position of Chief Information Officer. As CFO he will work directly with the CEO and other Managing Directors in identifying, sourcing and engaging the firm’s services and providing financial advisory expertise to the firm’s clients and investors.
Mr. McGovern brings to CSC Capital over 30 years of experience as a senior finance professional with broad expertise in manufacturing, energy, consumer products and healthcare sectors. He has extensive relationships with senior executives of public and private companies as well as legal, consulting and accounting professionals.
Mr. McGovern has had primary responsibility for over 200 successful mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings and direct investments with companies based in North America, Europe and Asia. He has held senior management positions of large corporate departments as well as early stage companies including CEO and CFO.
He has extensive experience in the identification of exceptional investment opportunities, driving multiple simultaneous projects through successful completion acting in both principle and advisor capacities.
Mr. McGovern is a current and former board member of several private companies, foundations and academic institutions. He is also a published author, named patent inventor and guest lecturer at Rutgers Business School. Initially from the east coast he currently resides in Southern California.
2011-2015 Managing Director, Fjord Ventures, Laguna Hills, CA
Early stage investor and senior executive in a broad range of healthcare companies. He is principally responsible for identifying investment opportunities, negotiating acquisitions, licensing deals and financings with primary responsibility for two portfolio companies, Kato Pharmaceuticals and Volante Diagnostics.
2009-2011 Managing Director, Numoda Capital, Philadelphia, PA
Mr. McGovern held primary responsibility for the investment arm of an internationally based CRO. He directed principal investments and exit strategies in clinical to commercial stage pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics companies globally.
2002-2009 Managing Partner, Crystal Cove Capital LLC, Newport Beach, CA
Founder and managing partner of a merchant bank focused on transaction and capital raising services for emerging and middle market private companies based in the western US.
1995-2002 Managing Director, Co-Head Investment Banking, Duff & Phelps, NYC
Managed the eastern region of this national middle market investment bank. Also had responsibilities for new business, client relationships and transaction execution across a broad range of industries.
1992-1995 EVP, Head of M&A and Private Placements CIBC World Markets
1985-1992 Managing Director, Partner Burns Fry LTD
Georgetown University, Bachelor of Science BS, Biology
Rutgers University, Master of Science, MS Mammalian Physiology
University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, Master of Business Administration MBA, Finance
DAVID A. BROWN
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Brown joined CSC Capital first in the fall of 1995 as the firm’s second Management Information Systems (MIS) Specialist and rejoined the firm as its first MIS Director in 2001 after being awarded his MBA in the same year. In 2004 he was promoted to the newly created position of Chief Information Officer (CIO), and in 2006 he also assumed the vacant role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Since that time he has held both CFO and CIO positions and has been a member of the firm’s leadership team. Mr. Brown’s background is in accounting and computers. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, he was the Controller of a building materials supplier and manufacturing company as well as CFO of an Northwest regional conglomerate of other companies owned by the same holding company as the materials supplier.
Besides his external financial reporting and auditing responsibilities, he heads the team that customizes the firm’s innovative and proprietary management accounting system for each restructuring client, and oversees all technical and information support activities of the firm. He is responsible in providing the professionals of the firm with all financial modeling and spreadsheet applications as well as all complex financial analysis and reports needed to support client services. His duel expertise as an experienced and creative management accountant and information systems genius has become legendary with clients over the years.
1997, Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Communication, Corban University, Salem, Ore.
2001, Masters in Business Administration degree, Portland State University
1996 – 2001, Controller, Woodcrafters Lumber Sales and Door Manufacturing, Salem, Ore.
1995 – 1996, 2001 – present, MIS Specialist/MIS Director/CIO/CFO & CIO, CSC Capital, Bend and Salem, Ore.
Professional and Technical Skills:
Financial Modeling and Spreadsheet Applications
Reformatting and Construction of Profit and Loss Statements
Breakeven and Pricing Analysis Preparation
Preparation of Corporate and Real Estate Valuations using several methods
Mergers and Acquisitions Financial and Accounting Due Diligence
Preparation of complex Financial Statements by Profit and Cost Centers
Corporate Internal Audits
Information Systems both Hardware and Software Analysis
Corporate Communication Systems Analysis
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Extensive knowledge in Excel, Access, Unix, Linux, Microsoft and Word Perfect Office
Forensic Accounting Reconciliations and Analysis
Budget Analysis and Forecasting
Creation of innovative Financial structures based upon Organizational Structure design
Balance Sheet preparation and critical analysis by asset and liability categories
All aspects of managing an accounting department
Expertise in working with external auditors, financial institutions and government revenue authorities
Creation of Performance Pay Systems based on absorption accounting methods
All aspects of managing a corporate information and computer systems department
Client training on complex financial and management information systems
Up-to-date technical knowledge on most internet applications and mobile technology
As a key member of the firm’s leadership team, a few of Mr. Brown outside hobbies actually compliment some of his day-to-day work activities. He is a self-proclaimed “computer geek,” probably spending more time on a computer than most nine-to-five computer and software support technicians. And if he does not know anything about a new and emerging information or communication system or product or application, he will find out all about it, and in short order. He also spends his free time dealing with his personal investments, which since 2008 have been largely concentrated in residential and commercial real estate. A virtual walking library of current real estate investment and finance knowledge, his expertise is often called upon when the firm is assisting clients in real estate financing and/or investment matters.
His other outside activities have nothing to do with the firm, such as his obsession with Asian food and his long-running interest and expertise in martial arts; he is currently working on his Brown Belt. Still somewhat of an introvert his social skills have improved vastly over the years. Many of us will never forget ago when he ordered two child’s spaghetti dinners at a company party, because the menu was written in Italian, that is except for the children’s menu.
SUSAN K. ANNIS
Head of Global Business Development, Industries
Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Annis brings 25+ years of Wall Street experience with her to CSC Capital. Some of her areas of expertise are Business Strategy analysis, project management, sales & marketing expertise with C levels and management due diligence. Most recently from 2011-2014 she used her marketing skills as Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of PICTIRI LLC in Atlanta, GA. PICTIRI conceptualized and operationalized VENICE- Video Empowered Network for Investors and Corporate Executives. Ms. Annis was responsible for all Marketing and Business Development.
In 2009-2010 Ms. Annis was Director of Institutional Equity Sales and Trading for Lighthouse Financial in Atlanta, Ga. She was responsible for trading equity securities and relationship management for Institutional Southeast accounts as well as relationship management.
From 1996-2008, Ms. Annis was Vice President of Sales and Trading at Jefferies and Company in Atlanta, Ga. She was responsible for Equity Sales and Trading for a portfolio of 15-20 major clients in the Southeast as well as relationship management.
Ms. Annis began her career at Kidder Peabody, Inc in New York in 1986-1994 as a Sales Assistant and Assistant Vice President in Research Sales. She sold market research to Institutional clients such as money managers, pension funds and hedge funds and served as a relationship manager.
BS, Business Administration, Marketing Minor Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC 1985
Ms. Annis monitors the economy by reading the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times daily and participates in Business Development groups online to look for new marketing concepts. She resides in Atlanta, Ga with her husband and two children. She enjoys tennis after playing collegiately, golf and traveling with her family. She also enjoys volunteering at school and church.
Co-Head of Global Markets, Emerging
Chief Risk Officer
Mr. Benayad has over 20 years of hands-on international business experience in a variety of industries. Specifically having worked for some the largest hotel and resort corporations in the world including Wyndham, Mr Benayad management skills include property acquisitions, media networking and general management. Domestically he served as General Manager for two Ramada Plaza hotels and resorts in Florida.
Fluent in four languages including French, Spanish, Arabic as well as English, Mr. Benayad excels in analyzing risk adverse international mergers and acquisitions and restructuring opportunities for the firm. He also sources and analyses risk in international investment and financing deal-flow through his business development network.
His experience in managing multiple projects across several time zones is well documented and his excellence in forging team cohesion in language challenged situations brings a significant contribution to the firm’s success in the emerging markets as well as domestically in cross-border engagements and transactions.
He studied both abroad and in the U.S., attending the European University in Brussels, Belgium and the High Institute of Economics & Sociology also in Brussels studying business administration, finance and marketing. He is also a graduate of the Florida Institute of Technology and a member of the Project Management Institute. French is Mr. Benayad’s native language.
CASEY A. GOMEZ
Head of External Affairs and Media
The newest member of the CSC Capital’s leadership, Ms. Gomez joined the firm in 2009 as a part-time Client Origination Specialist. After three years of direct marketing the firm’s services via the phone and internet, she was appointed Head of External Affairs and Media in 2013; previously the duties and responsibilities of this new position were outsourced to a public relations firm. Announcing the promotion, the firm’s CEO stated, “The ability to understand each prospect client’s wants and needs, day-by-day, is the perfect training program and foundation for expanding this critical knowledge to a much wider audience. Ms. Gomez has proved herself very capable in both her work ethic and scholastic accomplishments over the last few years to take on this new challenging enterprise.” And indeed she has; besides being a natural at direct marketing for the firm she also graduated with honors from Oregon State University (OSU) in 2013 majoring in New Media Communications, producing and/or participating in several televised sports and other media events.
Ms. Gomez will be responsible for expanding the firm’s traditional public relations and advertising campaign while developing a new internet external relations and media presence. As one of the few colleges in the country with a major in “New Media,” OSU’s unique curriculum has given Ms. Gomez the opportunity to directly apply new forms of communication and mobile technology from the classroom to CSC Capital’s boardroom. The firm is excited and looking forward to Ms.Gomez’s development of this new venture.
2013, Bachelor of Arts in New Media Communications, Minors in Sociology and Air and Space Studies, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.
Granted full academic Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship, 2010 – 2013
Graduated with Honors, cumulative GPA 3.6
Selected for Ambassador leadership position. Presented formal briefings to incoming OSU students, 2012 – 2013
Competitively selected for the Inside-Out Prisoner Exchange Program at the Oregon State Penitentiary, 2012
2010, Assistant Producer, Fox College Sports, Corvallis, Ore.
2010 – 2012, Newsroom Field Reporter, KBVR – TV, Corvallis, Ore.
2012, Videographer, College of Liberal Arts, OSU, Corvallis, Ore.
2011-2013, Customer Service Representative, Timberhill Athletic Club, Corvallis, Ore.
2009 – present, Client Origination Specialist/Head of External Affairs and Media, CSC Capital, Bend and Salem, Ore.
U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), 2009 – 2013. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Space Operations Officer, U.S. Air Force, June 2013.
ROTC Achievement Award, 2011
Squadron Level Award in Arnold Air Society, 2011
ROTC Recruiting Award, 2011 – 2012
ROTC Honor Flight Award, 2012
ROTC Outstanding Physical Fitness and Academics, 2010 – 2013
University Recruiting Officer, 2010
Foxtrot Squadron Commander, 2011 – 2012
Commissioning Ceremony Officer, 2012
New Student Trainer, 2012
Maintenance Group Commander, 2012 – 2013
Arnold Air Society, 2009 – 2011. Held positions of Director of Operations, 2010 and Public Affairs Officer, 2011. Nominated “Top Sophomore,” 2011
Ms. Gomez while achieving professionally and academically more than most early twenty-something’s could imagine she has on the other hand pursued an alter-ego occupation of modeling. Beginning as a teenager when she was first coached and hired by an Portland, Oregon agency as a fashion model to today where she occasionally conducts promotional events for the largest Northwest product promotions agency, she enjoys the social interaction with vendors and customers. In fact, she claims her childhood interests always seemed to sway between wildlife trainer, particularly with dolphins, and fashion designer and model. How she became a Space Operations Officer in the U.S. Air Force, is anybody’s guess!
However, there is no guessing her talents in financial advisory introductions as the past three years have proven. Ms. Gomez’s other outside interests are horses, fishing, staying in shape, gourmet cooking, shooting guns, and fast sports cars. In particular a brand new Dodge Challenger “muscle car” which she plans on driving to Vandenberg Air Force Base for her first day of Space Operations School. She claims to have watched the 1983 movie “The Right Stuff” more than once.
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