Investment Professionals

William Beckett

Mr. Beckett has over forty years of professional experience in corporate finance, private equity and venture capital. He has also developed direct operating experience serving as Chief Executive Officer of a private equity portfolio company and Chief Financial Officer of several private equity funds. Mr. Beckett manages all finance, accounting and tax areas for U.S. Boston Growth Capital and monitors its portfolio company investments. He is a Board observer for SciAps, Inc., Tech2000, and Anokiwave and sits on the Board of SemaConnect, Inc.

Prior to joining U.S. Boston Growth Capital Mr. Beckett worked at Gefinor Capital, where he co-founded three private equity and venture debt funds (including two SBICs), and Merrill Lynch & Co. in the firm's investment banking division. His experience spans corporate finance advisory work to Fortune 1000 industrial companies and middle market manufacturing companies, as well as investments in leveraged buyouts and early-stage technology start-ups.

Bill received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and graduated from Williams College with a BA in Economics. He holds Series 7 and 66 licenses.

Chris Cogliano, CFA

Mr. Cogliano has over five years of professional experience in private equity and venture debt investing. He is responsible for investment evaluation, transaction execution and portfolio company monitoring. Chris has been involved in fifteen growth financings for seven portfolio companies since joining U.S. Boston.

Chris graduated from Boston College with a BS in Finance and Accounting. Chris holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.

Caleb Powers

Over the last thirty years, Mr. Powers has held sales and sales leadership roles at a variety of professional service and technology firms. Caleb has deep salesforce effectiveness, sales strategy, and operations experience at early stage, turnaround, and PE funded high growth firms. Earlier in his career he worked at the Boston Stock Exchange as a floor broker and Specialist. Today, he is focused on growing U.S. Boston’s private placement business.

Caleb received a BS from Emerson College in Boston and holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.