September 7, 2010
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwire – September 7, 2010) – FLG Partners, LLC announced today the addition of two partners, Linda Rubinstein and Charlie Noreen, to the consulting and services firm, bringing the total number of partners to 22.
FLG’s newest partners, Rubinstein and Noreen, are seasoned CFOs with significant management, operating, and financing experience with both public and private companies. Ms. Rubinstein brings substantial experience to FLG’s Life Science practice, and Mr. Noreen brings deep experience in Venture Capital, Data Storage and Electronic Payments.
“We are very pleased to welcome Linda and Charlie to the FLG team,” said Jeffrey Kuhn, managing partner of FLG. “Linda’s and Charlie’s experience will be very valuable to our clients and investor relationships. As we continue to build on FLG’s position as the leading CFO consulting and advisory firm in Northern California, we are delighted they have chosen to join the firm.”
“I am excited to join FLG,” said Mr. Noreen. “The experience of the partners is unmatched in the Bay Area and I am looking forward to working with venture firms and emerging growth companies in the future.”
Mr. Noreen has over 25 years of financial experience including extensive venture capital financing, IPO, merger and acquisition, and divestiture activity for technology companies. Formerly, Mr. Noreen was CFO of Fuse Capital, an early stage venture capital firm with over $1.5 billion under management that focuses on communications and digital media investments. Prior to that Mr. Noreen was the CFO at BlueArc Corp., CyberSource Corp., and RockShox, Inc. Before that he was an audit partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Until recently, he served on the board of directors of MarketTools, Inc. Mr. Noreen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Southern California, and is a CPA (Inactive).
“I am very pleased to join FLG,” said Ms. Rubinstein. “The firm’s exclusive focus on CFO level consulting, comprehensive capabilities, partner caliber and reach are formidable. I am excited to bring FLG’s strengths to my life science and other emerging growth clients.”
Ms. Rubinstein has 21 years of financial experience including extensive financing and merger and acquisition activity for Life Science and other companies. As principal of RDJ Advisors, Ms. Rubinstein provided financial and strategic consulting services to life science and software companies. Formerly, Ms. Rubinstein was CFO of Solexa, Inc., a publicly traded life sciences firm. Earlier positions include Vice President of Finance of ChemoCentryx and Senior Vice President of Lehman Brother’s Global Healthcare Group. Presently, Ms. Rubinstein sits on the board directors of Sensorin. She holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
About FLG Partners, LLC
Founded in 2004, FLG Partners is the leading CFO services and board advisory firm in Northern California and the Silicon Valley, providing financial and operational expertise to companies ranging from newly funded startups to billion dollar public companies in many industries and sectors. The firm’s partners, each with long CFO credentials, engage interim or permanent assignments in leadership roles that vary from consulting engagements to employed corporate officer. 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.