DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The North Texas Angel Network (NTAN) has appointed Aaron Gathmann as Executive Director. A seasoned angel investor, serial entrepreneur, and NTAN member, Gathmann is uniquely suited to lead the organization’s mission to present quality, early-stage investment opportunities to members and nurture active angel investing in North Texas. Founder and former Executive Director Chuck McCoy will remain active with NTAN as a board member.
“Aaron understands the perspective of the investor as well as the entrepreneur, which makes him a perfect person to serve as Executive Director. He arrives with ideas to enhance the experience, streamline processes and improve the communication for members, entrepreneurs, and sponsors,” says NTAN Board Chair Chris Wilkes. “NTAN was founded a decade ago by Chuck McCoy as an advocate for the investor community eager to connect angel capital and aspiring entrepreneurs. Our entire region owes gratitude to Chuck for his vision and commitment to fueling angel investing.”
Gathmann notes, “I’m honored to take the helm and lead NTAN into its next chapter. My goal is to increase the engagement of investors and entrepreneurs and grow the organization. While I’ve joined with a strategic plan and areas to improve such as more focused meetings and deeper deal analysis, my first step is to listen to our members and entrepreneurs, past and present, and ensure we meet their needs.”
He has served as co-founder or advisor for startups including Tri Global Energy, Neighborfund, Skyven Technologies, RedWorks Construction Technologies; consultant for dozens of startups; and angel investor with a portfolio in excess of 20 companies. Previously, the Trinity University graduate worked as a commercial banker and underwriter, analyst and auditor.
For more than a decade, the North Texas Angel Network (NTAN) has connected early stage companies with angel investors to help private investors make private deals with private companies. The non-profit, member-led organization reviews investment opportunities across industries, including medical device and service companies, software and hardware technology, and construction innovation, among others. NTAN members have invested in excess of $10 million into startup organizations including Haxiot, Ikonopedia, Stocked Robotics, Tella Firma, TeVido and Vital Arts & Science. One of the oldest and largest networks in Texas, NTAN is a member of the Angel Capital Association and the Alliance of Texas Angel Networks.