(DALLAS, TX – February 13, 2020) – The North Texas Angel Network (NTAN) has appointed Aaron Gathmann as Executive Director. A seasoned angel investor, serial entrepreneur and existing member of NTAN, Gathmann is uniquely suited to lead the organization’s mission to present quality, early-stage investment opportunities to members and nurture active angel investing in North Texas. Founder and former Executive Director Chuck McCoy will remain active with NTAN as a board member.
“Aaron understands the perspective of the investor as well as the entrepreneur, which makes him a perfect person to serve as Executive Director. He comes to the role armed with ideas to enhance the experience, streamline processes and improve the communication for members, entrepreneurs and sponsors,” says NTAN Board Chair Chris Wilkes. “NTAN was founded a decade ago by Chuck McCoy as an advocate for the investor community eager to connect angel capital and aspiring entrepreneurs. Since that time, he has guided countless investors and entrepreneurs, resulting in excess of $10 million in capital invested and many early stage company successes. Our entire region owes gratitude to Chuck for his vision and commitment to fueling angel investing.”
Gathmann notes, “I’m honored to take the helm and lead NTAN into its next chapter and decade. My goal is to increase the engagement of accredited investors and entrepreneurs and to grow the NTAN organization. While I’ve joined with a strategic plan and areas to improve such as more focused meetings and deeper deal analysis, my first step is to listen to our members and entrepreneurs, past and present, and ensure we meet their needs.”
He has served as a co-founder or an advisor for startups including, Tri Global Energy, Neighborfund, Skyven Technologies, RedWorks Construction Technologies, and dozens of consulting roles as well as creating an angel investment portfolio in excess of 20 startups. Previously, he worked as a commercial banker and underwriter with BBVA Compass, analyst with Bear Stearns and auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers, which brings a strong foundation to guide effective deal flow and due diligence evaluations. Gathmann is a graduate of Trinity University with a master’s and bachelor’s degree in accounting.