Lynne B. Bentsen
Lynne Bentsen has twenty years of experience in the initiation of new business ventures, investor programs, and venture capital sourcing in the entrepreneurial marketplace, employing selective representation of start-up businesses and product ventures with an emphasis on the development of long-range business planning and capital formation. Ms. Bentsen provides consulting services with specific emphasis on strategic planning for development, business plan implementation, and exit strategies. She serves on the advisory board of Capstone Partners, an independent placement agent focused on raising capital for international investment funds.
In addition to her professional achievements, Ms. Bentsen has served for more than thirty years as an active board member for eighteen non-profit agencies and community-based organizations, and has established two foundations.
Ms. Bentsen has also maintained an active presence in various political campaigns at the local, state, and national levels. Her responsibilities have included active campaigning, coordinating and hosting events for candidates and visiting dignitaries, and coordinating fundraising events.
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