Mr. Orse has been involved with early stage and financially distressed companies for over 20 years in the Northwest as a financial executive. He has been involved with early stage companies from concept to operations. In addition, he has worked with distressed companies working on behalf of shareholders and creditors selling off assets and restructuring entities to the benefit of the various stakeholders. Mr. Orse has provided counsel to clients including GlobalTel Resources, Inc., an international telecommunications company, eCharge Corporation, an online payment processing firm utilizing the telecom billing infrastructure, Bit Learning Inc. an online e-learning company and Metaplay, Inc., a mobile phone gaming company. In acting as Chief Financial Officer for these companies Mr. Orse has been instrumental in helping take these entities from concept to operations. During his engagements with each of these companies, Mr. Orse helped raise significant funding, was a member of the senior strategy team and built the accounting and finance departments.
Mr. Orse has advised various clients on Merger and Acquisition transactions. Recently Mr. Orse advised PAR 3 Communications, Inc., a customer communications company, with the $10.0m acquisition of Envoy Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Orse, also advised Citel Technologies Inc., a Global provider of telecommunications services, on the $4.0m acquisition of various assets and operations of MCK Communications, Inc. In each of these transactions, Mr. Orse's services included overseeing the Due Diligence process, the Transition process and the Integration process.
In addition, with Orse & Co., Inc., Mr. Orse performed numerous consulting projects for Digital Forest, Inc.,AEI Music Inc., Seanet Corporation, Blue Frog Mobile, and Schlosser Geographics, Inc. These projects included business valuations, merger and acquisition work, and general accounting services.
Mr. Orse served as Chief Financial Officer of First Nationwide Automotive Acceptance, Inc., an automotive leasing finance company from May 1995 to October 1996. As a CPA, he also served as Senior Accountant in the Audit Group and Senior Consultant in the Dispute Analysis & Corporate Recovery Group at Price Waterhouse LLP from January 1994 to April 1995 and from July 1989 to January 1992.
Mr. Orse has a Masters in Business Administration from Seattle University with a concentration in Business Management and Finance and a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the same institution.