Frank X. Dalton – Mr. Dalton is a founder and partner of Fulcrum Equity Partners based in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Frank was a General Partner with Cordova Ventures and the managing director of Cordova Intellimedia Ventures, L.P., a $41 million early-stage/seed fund launched in 2000. He is currently a board member of Preparis, Path-Tec, Mfg.com and PhishLabs. Frank has over 20 years of experience in private investing; being involved directly and indirectly in over 125 investments.
In connection with his portfolio duties, Mr. Dalton is the former CEO of Market Velocity, Inc., a service provider of promotion driven trade-in programs for the disposition of used IT assets and consumer electronics, sold to Mediagrif (MDF) in 2007. He is also the former Chairman and CEO of Axonn, LLC, a provider of satellite tracking products and services, sold to Globalstar (GSAT) in 2009. Additionally, he has held management positions as a chief financial officer of Caetec Systems, a venture-backed computer-aided design software company and as director of operations of Microsouth, a national computer distributor of graphics products.
Frank’s experience ranges from being the former CEO and CFO of technology companies to accounting, and investment banking to emerging technology companies
His background also includes investment banking to emerging technology companies specializing in mergers and acquisitions, advisory services and capital raising. Mr. Dalton started his career with Ernst & Ernst in Atlanta in 1978 and has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Carolina. He was also an audit partner with BDO’s Atlanta office in charge of its Emerging Business Group, specializing and working with growth companies, both public and private, with heavy emphasis in the technology sector.
Mr. Dalton is a past board member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the past President of the Southeastern Software Association (SSA), former board member of the Technology Executives Roundtable (TER), board member of the Southern Capital Forum, member of the Atlanta Technology Angels, member of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, member of the Association of Corporate Growth-Tampa Chapter, board member of the Florida Venture Forum and member of the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association. He is also on the advisory board for the Faber Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina.
Mr. Dalton is a former director of Xpanxion, LLC an Atlanta based outsourced application development and QA services company with significant operations in India (sold to UST in March 2014). Mr. Dalton is also a former board member of publicly traded Tekgraf, Inc. (TKGF) from November 1997 to April 2004, and was an active member of both the compensation and audit committees.