Edward Hamati has over 15 years of experience in finance, business strategy, management consulting and laboratory research roles. He joined BioGenerator in 2012 to focus on investments. His role expanded to capital formation and investor relations for the BioGenerator portfolio in 2013.
Before joining BioGenerator, Edward served at The Chi Rho Group, a private equity firm that functioned as the family investment arm of the Steward family, owners of World Wide Technology Inc. Edward was responsible for review of new M&A opportunities, due diligence, government initiatives, and oversight of the existing investment portfolio. He also oversaw special projects, including a Fortune 500 business intelligence initiative, a turnaround strategy for a consumer packaged goods firm, a health care supply chain initiative for the federal government, and development of an implementation plan for a Fortune 500 scale fulfillment firm.
Prior to his role at the Chi Rho Group, Edward worked for The Broadband Group, a management consulting firm focused on the telecom industry. Edward founded the financial services platform for the company including the development of several proprietary financial models. He was also responsible for drafting business plans and raising equity and debt financing to fund new telecom entities, M&A opportunity diligence, review, and execution, startups and business development initiatives. Additionally, he represented several Fortune 500 companies including large OEM players Hitachi Telecom and Alcatel Lucent.
Earlier in his career, Edward worked at the Center for Comparative Respiratory Biology and Medicine at UC Davis as a laboratory manager and scientist. Research areas included analysis of viral infections on gene expression, tobacco smoke research, and various mucus secretion pathways, all within human and animal models. Edward is a coauthor on several publications in Respiratory Medicine.
Edward has a BS in Cellular Biology from University of California, Davis. He earned his MBA from California State University, Sacramento in Finance and Business Strategy and attended University of Oxford, United Kingdom as an attachment to his MBA with a focus in business strategy. He also attended the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, further enhancing his knowledge and experience in providing due diligence, business plan development and corporate start-up models.