Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kalkstein joined the Company as CFO in February 2010. He possesses a diverse background that includes operating roles in executive management of startup and growth stage companies, turnarounds, and venture capital investing and has participated on several corporate and non-profit boards of directors. Prior to joining SmartEquip, Mr. Kalkstein was a consultant offering a range of finance and operations support to growing companies. He served in a CFO role with Perimeter Internetworking Corporation, an IT software-as-a-service firm that provided security services to small and medium sized businesses and financial institutions. In that role, as a member of the five-person senior management team, he was responsible for investor communications, HR, legal affairs, contract negotiations, acquisitions, finance and accounting. Mr. Kalkstein was a partner at Connecticut Innovations, Inc., a state-affiliated venture capital fund. Prior to Connecticut Innovations, he was a strategic consulting and corporate development professional at Arch Chemicals and served three years as a political appointee at the U.S. Department of Justice in both the policy and legislative affairs offices. Mr. Kalkstein graduated with honors from Hobart College where he earned a BA in Philosophy and Political Science. Mr. Kalkstein also earned a MBA from the School of Management at Yale University.