Managing Director, Tappan Hill Ventures
Linda brings over 25 years of business and finance experience to the Tappan Hill Team including eight years in Venture Capital serving as CFO and Principal of EDF Ventures in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While at EDF, she served as a board member and acting CFO for a tech start-up internet technology company. She was also board observer and managed EDF’s operations.
Linda served on the board and was Audit Committee Chair for Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTM) a Michigan based biotech. She also provided strategic & financial consulting to an Ann Arbor based biotech start-up culminating in a successful exit in 2009.
Prior to EDF, Linda was a Group Operating President for MascoTech, Inc., a Michigan based Manufacturing Corporation. Linda was active in MascoTech’s robust M & A program as well as oversight responsibilities for several operating units. Prior to MascoTech, Linda was a Group Operating Vice-President with TriMas Corporation, an Ann Arbor-based industrial proprietary products manufacturer, and a key member of TriMas's strategic acquisition team and played a key role in expanding TriMas's growth & profitability via acquisitions. TriMas was acquired by MascoTech, Inc. at a purchase price of $1.4 billion representing 10 times EBITDA.
Previously, she was a Senior Audit Manager at Arthur Andersen & Co., where she performed due diligence for financings and acquisitions for early stage public and private companies.
Linda earned her MBA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and a BA in Accounting from Michigan State University (CPA in the State of Michigan).