January 28, 2014
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 28, 2014) – FLG Partners announced today the addition of a new partner, Chris Lowe, to the consulting and services firm, bringing the number of partners to 23.
FLG’s newest partner, Christopher Lowe, 46, is an experienced public company CFO with significant management and operating experience in both public and private life science and medical technology companies.
“We are very excited to welcome Chris into FLG,” said Jeffrey Kuhn, Managing Partner of FLG. “Chris’ experience in biopharma, medical device and diagnostics companies will be a great addition to FLG’s already deeply experienced team. With his addition FLG continues to build on our position as the leading CFO consulting and Board advisory firm in Silicon Valley and the Western United States.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of the FLG team,” said Mr. Lowe. “FLG is recognized as the premier CFO consultancy and advisory firm in the Silicon Valley, it is my honor to join work alongside so many distinguished professionals. I am excited about the opportunity to uphold the FLG standard of professionalism, integrity and leadership,” Mr. Lowe added.
Formerly, Chris was the CFO of Anthera Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ANTH), where he led its IPO in 2010. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Asthmatx. Inc. (NASDAQ: AZMA) where he led that company towards an oversubscribed IPO before accepting a strategic investment which ultimately led to the sale of the company to Boston Scientific. During his career as a C-level executive, Chris has successfully raised over $500M in private and public financings, completed over $1B in M&A transactions, negotiated over $300M in debt instruments for companies, and has overseen three SOX-404 implementations. Chris currently sits on the Board of Directors of Hansen Medical [(NASDAQ: HNSN) 2006-present]; Pacific Pharmaceutical Services (private; 2010-present); and Career Closet (Non Profit; 2009-present).
Chris earned his B.S. from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a MBA from St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX.
About FLG Partners, LLC
Founded in 2004, FLG Partners is the leading CFO consulting, services and board advisory firm in Silicon Valley and the Western United States. FLG provides financial and operational leadership to companies ranging from newly funded startups to multi-billion dollar public companies across all life science and technology sectors. The firm’s partners, each with long CFO credentials, engage in interim or permanent assignments in leadership roles that vary from consulting engagements to employed corporate officer. Averaging more than 20 years’ experience each, FLG’s partners bring substantial expertise, objectivity and industry best-practices leadership to key transactional requirements, including business planning and execution; financings; SEC reporting and compliance; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and troubled-company turnarounds and restructurings.