Don is co-founder of VectorPoint Ventures were he brings his extensive experience in early stage and growth stage investing, portfolio company management, entrepreneurship and finance to bear. He has over 25 years of experience in board, finance and operational roles in a variety of industries and disciplines. In his career he has served in several operational and leadership functions, including business development, finance, information technology, strategic planning and implementation, investment banking, and corporate development. He has founded or co-founded several ventures and has held key management positions in several small and middle market companies, including serving as VP Finance, CFO, COO and board director positions in both private and public companies. Don is a member of the Keiretsu Forum angel investment group, previously serving for five years as the President of the Portland, Oregon Chapter and currently serving as Co-President. He is also a member of Financial Executives International and Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
Before his most recent endeavors, Don served as a Senior Associate at a Northwest US based private equity firm where he led or was actively involved in closing over $100 million in total financing in over 50 transactions, including senior debt, mezzanine, and equity financing in small middle market private and public companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Megrath also served as an officer or director in certain portfolio companies and he played a key role in structuring, closing, monitoring and exiting numerous investments in private and public growth companies.
Before that, Mr. Megrath served 8 years in the CFO and Vice President Operations roles at two technology companies, Integrated Information Systems, Inc., which was publicly traded at the time, and STEP Technology, Inc. At STEP Technology, Don served in various Vice President roles in operations and finance and for the last 2 years of his 5 year service as Vice President Operations and CFO. During his tenure at STEP he co-founded the company’s internet development group and lead the development of a company investment fund where the company provided services to certain customers in exchange for equity holdings, resulting in positive returns for the company. Later he co-lead the effort that culminated in the sale of the company. Prior to serving at STEP, Don began his career in business to business marketing prior to earning his MBA degree.
Before earning his university degrees Mr. Megrath invested in his education at Oregon State University (undergraduate) and Portland State University (graduate), and for each area of study finished university work at George Fox University, where he obtained his BA degree and an MBA. Don has held several board or board of advisor roles in public and private companies and non-profit organizations. Don lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and their two sons and regularly finds time for adventures in the Pacific Northwest outdoors with his family and friends.