BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIST
Diane Bowers through the Bowers Resource Group, Inc. (BRGI) focuses on creative strategies and executable solutions that “Build Profitability & Increase Value” for companies during lifecycle phases from start-up through ramp-up, maturity, and exit. Effective strategies invariably involve intellectual property – how to create it, how to protect it, and how to leverage its use to maximize value.
Personal experience across diverse industries, while important to comprehend essential processes and evolving best practices, is subordinate to a relationship with IP legal counsel who possesses relevant knowledge of the industry and the specific technology. We always align and partner with experienced counsel and, as an integrated team, have successfully navigated complex IP issues and challenging transactions.
The Bowers Resource Group has guided entrepreneurs and companies who compete in technology arenas that include communications, construction, medical device and software, entertainment, product development, business process, and AI. Aligned with top-tier legal counsel, my skillset comprehends:
New USPTO filings / Initiating utility & design patent applications
Brand IP filings / Formulating trademark and copyright strategies
Licensing deals / Identifying opportunities to leverage proprietary technology
Asset acquisitions & divestment / Lead in negotiating and closing IP deals
Angel capital funding / Creating effective strategies & presentations to access growth capital
Patent infringement litigation / Team member pursuing the infringing party
Corporate advisement / Companies utilizing blockchain technology & leading-edge software
Several examples will demonstrate the breadth and depth of BRGI’s capabilities:
Directed software development and coordinated copyright filings for a $150MM healthcare software technology company that pioneered in-office pharmacy dispensing. PE acquired a minority interest.
Negotiated & closed two multi-million IP acquisitions of complementary technologies that expanded market reach and penetration for an RFID technology company earning over $20MM annually.
Managed technology & prototype development for a cutting-edge casino slot gaming developer. Two IP/technology projects valued over $750MM are being co-developed with a global casino operator.
Guided post-acquisition brand integration and operations consolidations for publicly traded retail roll- up company. Scope included more than 50 M&A deals valued over $150MM.
Vetted, counseled, and approved over 100 presentations from tech entrepreneurs seeking seed, start- up, and growth capital. Helped facilitate funding in excess of $25MM.
Advised UK-based layer-2 blockchain protocol that facilitates Ethereum accessibility. Application for eliminating fraud/ticket scalping for live entertainment events was successfully launched.
MBA, Corporate Finance,
New York University, Stern Graduate School of Business, New York City
BS, Management & Quantitative Analysis, New York University, Stern School of Business, New York City
& AREAS OF INTEREST
Gold Coast Venture Capital Association – Board of Directors / VP - Executive Committee WIPP (Women Impacting Public Policy) – National Partner / Executive Advisory Board
Astia / Springboard Enterprises – Mentor/Advisor to Woman-Owned Start-ups & Entrepreneurs