DOE LoanPrograms May Help Start-Ups Escape the ‘Valley of Death’
By Kathleen Sifer, Managing Director & Frances Nwachuku, Director, Grant Thornton LLP
Early-stage companies and those with new and/or innovative solutions have a difficult time raising the capital necessary to ensure success, largely due to perceived imbalance of risk and reward. That difficulty is even more exaggerated when an early-stage company seeks to employ new and/or...
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Kathleen Sifer is a managing director with Grant Thornton and U.S. Federal Financial Institutions Client Mission Group lead for the firm’s Public Sector practice. Her experience includes more than 25 years as a bank executive and 12 years leading consulting engagements for federal and global financial institutions and corporate clients. Sifer’s experience includes corporate and commercial banking, credit underwriting, project finance, credit and enterprise risk management, workouts, and debt/equity swaps. She has successful experience leading large-scale business and technology transformations.
Frances Nwachuku is a director with Grant Thornton and serves as the firm’s lead for federal loan programs. She has more than 20 years of federal loan programs experience, including a decade as a member of the Senior Executive Service, establishing and leading portfolio and risk management programs at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office and the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Nwachuku has successfully managed over $90 billion in federal loan and loan guarantee portfolios.