Kimberly Kovacs is the Managing Director of Arroyo Ventures, a strategic advisory firm that provides a place for high net-worth female investors and exceptional women entrepreneurs to connect and to empower women to invest and seek investment. She is also an active angel investor and advisor to emerging companies who are seeking growth capital.
Most recently, Ms. Kovacs was the founder and CEO of OptionEase, a leading equity compliance SaaS company which was purchased by Solium Capital in November 2012 and has had a distinguished career in executive leadership and finance spanning over 20 years with dozens of successful startup ventures. In addition to raising over $100M in equity capital, she secured over $50M in funding from HUD to preserve low income housing as Chairman of Alpha Project in San Diego.
Another noted accomplishment was as co-founder and CFO of ORXYE Energy she, along with leaders of the EPA and major oil testified in Congress that ultimately resulted in Ms. Hillary Clinton’s involvement and adoption of the Clean Energy laws in the U.S that brought in new conservation and renewable fuel standards.
Ms. Kovacs was elected as the first woman to the prestigious board of directors for OCTANE, a startup accelerator in Orange County dedicated to connecting people and ideas with capital and resources to fuel technology growth and create jobs. She is also on the board of the Los Angeles Ventures Association and an advisor, mentor and adjunct professor for the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics at Chapman University. In addition, she is active in many industry organizations such as the FEI and FENG as well as the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and the Association of Women in Technology (AWT) to promote female executive leadership and capital raising.