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Elliot Fishman

Dr. Elliot Fishman

Elliot A. Fishman, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Dr. Elliot Fishman is the founder and President of Astrina, Inc. He is the lead professional for both the firm’s valuation and expert witness practice.  Over the past decade he has performed hundreds of valuations for a range of industries. He is an expert in valuing early stage companies and intellectual property, as well as esoteric securities, complex capital structures and closely held corporations.  His broad and extensive Wall Street background comprises venture capital investing, mergers and acquisitions, securitizations, recapitalizations, intellectual property monetization, and spin off transactions.

Prior to establishing Astrina, Dr. Fishman founded and managed the New York office of Advantage Capital Partners, a venture capital firm with $440 million under management. Before joining Advantage, he was a senior member of the management team of venture-backed Doubleclick, Inc. where he was instrumental in positioning the firm’s initial public offering (IPO). He held key management roles at Technology Management & Funding, LP and National Semiconductor, Inc.  Dr. Fishman sat on the boards of six venture-funded technology companies, and he has been a successful angel investor.

Dr. Fishman is also an experienced college professor and has published numerous papers on corporate valuation and intellectual property management. He was Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business where he taught courses on Entrepreneurship, Technology Management and Innovation. Previously, he was Industry Associate Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology’s Howe School of Technology Management where he developed and taught courses in Intellectual Property Valuation, Technology Management, and Corporate Finance.

Dr. Fishman has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.

Jan Klein

Jan Klein

Jan Klein

Senior Managing Director

Jan Klein is a Senior Managing Director of Astrina, Inc. where he plays a lead role in the firm’s valuation and financial advisory services practices.  For the past four decades, Mr. Klein has held senior financial positions in corporate finance, public accounting, capital markets, venture capital and university teaching, which collectively provide him with an extraordinary knowledge base on valuation, deal structures, FASB guidelines and SEC compliance.   His extensive financial background extends to Wall Street, where was an Institutional Investor-ranked public company analyst in the telecommunications sector for Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter. Prior thereto, he spent many years as an executive at AT&T where he rose to the position of CFO of AT&T Wireless - and was the financial lead on AT&T’s $18 billion acquisition of McCaw Cellular. 

Mr. Klein is also a seasoned venture capital executive, where he has been an active investor, board member, interim COO and CFO of over a dozen development stage start-ups.  In working with various private companies over the past 25 years, he has raised over $250 million in equity and debt financing. Mr. Klein continues to work actively with MCT Worldwide, LLC and other private companies in which he retains an equity interest. 

Throughout his career Mr. Klein has maintained part-time university professorships – while at AT&T as Adjunct Professor of Finance at Farleigh Dickinson University, and then later as Executive-in-Residence at the School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology.  At Stevens, he established and taught all of the school’s undergraduate finance courses from Corporate Finance, Equity Valuation, Investment Management, and Capital Markets.  Mr. Klein is also actively involved in ACTUS, a non-profit Financial Research Foundation promoting increased transparency and more effective risk management in the banking sector.  Mr. Klein has a Master in Business Administration from George Washington University.   He earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University and is a CPA in New Jersey (inactive).

Services

  • Valuation
  • Private Equity Advisory
  • Litigation Economics
  • Investment Advisory Services

Contact

Astrina Capital
55 Union Place
Summit, NJ 07901

(908) 516-2590
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