Prem G. Abraham (Advisor and Board Member)
Chairman of Gladstone Abraham Group. Formerly Executive at GE, Int’l Resource Exchange and Raychem Corp. Has advised Philips, Hewlett Packard, Xerox and Westinghouse Electric.
Mr. Abraham is Chairman of Gladstone Abraham Group, a San Francisco based private merchant banking group. Mr. Abraham has launched numerous companies in the high technology sector as either a founding board member or as Senior Advisor to the CEO. He has advised prominent companies such as Philips, Hewlett Packard, Xerox and Westinghouse Electric; as well as venture capitalists and leading investment banks in special financing situations. Mr. Abraham held senior positions in leading corporations based in the San Francisco Bay Area prior to forming Gladstone Abraham Group. His corporate experience includes five years with the nuclear division of General Electric Company at San Jose, a special assignment in corporate planning at Atlantic Richfield, five years as Managing Director of International Resource Exchange and two years as Division Business Manager of the Materials Division of Corporate Technology at Raychem Corporation in Menlo Park, reporting directly to the Chairman. While with International Resource Exchange, he advised such companies as Fairchild Semiconductor, SRI International, American Microsystems, and Amdahl Corporation on Joint Ventures and strategic partnerships in India, Singapore and Japan. Mr. Abraham has an MBA from Harvard University and a MSME from UC Berkeley where he was a doctoral candidate.