HIGH TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ENTREPRENEUR CONSULTANT AND MENTOR
Dennis Cagan has been in the high technology industry as an active and successful executive, entrepreneur, and advisor since 1967. He has founded or co-founded over two dozen different companies, starting with his first software company in 1968. Dennis has been a professional board member (almost 50 boards), C-level executive, mentor, consultant and investor since 1976. Originally from California, he is now based in Dallas, Texas. Dennis’ activities center on helping private companies form and manage fiduciary boards of directors and advisory boards, Shadow CEO™ roles, C-level corporate management, and mentoring early-stage technology start-ups and turnarounds.
Dennis Cagan is frequently retained by private companies to conceive of, and form, both fiduciary boards of directors and advisory boards. He works with company owners and managers to understand the purpose and benefits of boards……
Dennis has achieved some degree of public notoriety over the years. He has been widely quoted in the trade press and general business press, including The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Forbes magazines. He has written many articles for publications including CRN-Computer Reseller News, Electronic News, California Business, Electronic Business, AFSMI Professional Journal, AFSMI European Services Industry…….
Santa Barbara Technology Group
Santa Barbara Technology Group, LLC is a private investment and consulting firm engaged primarily in working with, and acquiring equity from, early-stage technology companies. The firm has been an important connection for any high-tech start-up on the Central Coast – from Thousand Oaks to San Luis Obispo. They provide world-class management assistance, strategic guidance, and valuable connections…
Board of Directors
Since 1968 Mr. Cagan has been a director of 49 companies. Of those, 18 have been venture capital backed, 9 have been public at one time, he has founded or co-founded 16, he has been CEO of 12 and chairman or presiding director of 23. He is currently on the boards of:
- Acorn Technologies, Inc. www.acorntech.com
- Truston www.mytruston.com
- Copper Mobile, Inc. www.coppermobile.com