Board of Directors
Brad Harlow, Board Chairman Mr. Harlow is Managing Partner of B. Harlow & Associates, LLC which advises med-tech companies for financing, M&A and buyouts. His group has led over $200 million in venture financing, asset/division sales and new technology investments over the last 8 years. Prior to this he was Senior Vice President of Data Critical which IPO'd in 1999 and was then sold to GE Medical in 2001. Brad received a BS in Accounting from Oregon State University, and an MBA from Seattle University. Upon graduation he joined ATL Ultrasound and Spacelabs Medical where he served as their youngest director (New Business Development). Mr Harlow is chairman of both Carbon Design and Commerce Bridge, both private companies. He also serves on the Board of CardioComm Solutions, a publicly traded company in Cardiology. He has taught executive programs in Finance at the USC School of Business. He lives in Kirkland with his wife Alison; they have 6 grown children.
Brad Shain, Board Member Mr. Shain is the Founder and CEO of Maxit Financial, LLC (DBA Pawn X-Change). Launched with a single retail location, Mr. Shain has driven the company's growth since it's inception to 37 locations in two states generating over $50 MM in annual revenues. Mr Shain contributes to Commerce Bridge Company's Board of Directors extensive management, finance and executive leadership experience. Brad is also an advisor to multiple start-up companies located in the Pacific Northwest and has worked to raise debt and equity capital for third parties spanning 20+ years.
Company Directors and Secretary
John Otter, President- John brings over 20 years of operational and finance business experience with particular emphasis on business development and raising capital. In addition to CBC, John serves as the Finance Chair for the real estate holding company S-Sixteen, LP based in Boise, ID. He has also served in business development rolls for the Campbell Soup Company, the J.R. Simplot Company and Simplot Australia Pty. Ltd. where his successes resulted in greater product distribution, sales and production efficiencies. John is a Founding member of the Zino Society, a Seattle-based angel investor network as well as Director for the Seattle-based Washington Policy Center and Pilchuck Glass School. John holds a B.A. from the U. of Puget Sound and an MBA from the U. of Washington. He spends his free time enjoying the great outdoors of Washington and Idaho.
Alan Hallberg, Secretary - Alan brings over 23 years of diverse commercial banking, fund management and corporate finance experience, with particular emphasis on due diligence, senior and subordinated lending, and capital raising. Alan began his lending career at The Bank of New York, where he managed a $1.5 billion portfolio of corporate borrowing clients. Following his tenure at BNY, Alan relocated to the Pacific Northwest, where he continued his banking career at Bank of America. While at BofA, Alan focused his efforts on lending to Seattle-area middle market companies, building his portfolio to approximately $75 million. Prior to Commerce Bridge, Alan held executive positions directing M&A due diligence and execution for a private company controlled by Craig McCaw’s Eagle River investment firm; headed corporate and international development for a publicly-traded fixed wireless company in the Seattle area; and led the business development efforts to stabilize a high profile media and communications project in Seattle. Beginning in 2007 and continuing to the present, Alan has been Commerce Bridge’s Chief Credit Officer and has enjoyed a track record of no charge-offs or write downs of any portfolio assets during his tenure.
Alan is a co-founder and board director of a FINRA-registered securities broker/dealer and holds the following securities licenses: Series 24, 28, 7 and 63. He also holds a B.S. from Georgetown University and attended graduate courses at NYU's Stern School of Business.