Hale Global Announces Two Seasoned Executive Additions to its Management Team
October 20th, 2011

- Names Bobby Figueroa Managing Director and Head of Hale Global's West Coast Operations -

- Appoints Peter Shields to Managing Director, Responsible for Deal Generation and Operational Support -

New York, N.Y., (October 20, 2011) - Hale Global, a partner to management teams of leading global enterprises facing operational or strategic inflection points, announced today that Bobby Figueroa and Peter Shields have joined the company to help evaluate opportunities, negotiate and close successful transactions, and work with portfolio companies to help them grow and thrive.

Hale Global Co-founder Charles Hale, said, "Bobby and Peter have an impressive depth of knowledge and experience and will be a great addition to our senior management team. Their diverse backgrounds give them insight and understanding that will help us continue to grow and to be successful in an increasingly sophisticated and challenging environment."

At Hale Global, Mr. Figueroa will oversee all aspects of business development and operational support for the firm's west coast office and serve as the firm's primary liaison with its partners and various portfolio companies.

Mr. Figueroa brings over 15 years of experience running product development, product management and product marketing in the high-tech online space. Prior to joining Hale Global, Mr. Figueroa was the VP of Product Development at Yahoo! for advertising products. Mr. Figueroa had previously spent three years as Head of Product Marketing for Google's advertising products. Mr. Figueroa started his career at Procter & Gamble as a Brand Manager before moving to Microsoft where he spent six years as Director of Product Management & Planning for online services.

Mr. Figueroa attended Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, where he received a B.S. in Electronics and Telecommunications, before obtaining his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Figueroa, said, "I'm very excited to be joining one of the most capable teams when it comes to buying and partnering with companies seeking to divest non-core assets. Hale Global's history of rapid and certain deal execution, coupled with its operational expertise and adaptability, make it a one of a kind company for owners of, and managers in, non-core businesses. I look forward to being a part of this next chapter in Hale's fascinating history."

Mr. Peter Shields will use his 20 years of executive, operational and investment experience to help Hale Global source investment opportunities, manage current investments and advise portfolio company management.

Mr. Shields most recently served as Chief Executive Officer at Lumigent Technologies, Inc where he was responsible for corporate strategy and execute a successful sale to Beyond Trust. Prior to that, Mr. Shields served as Chief Executive Officer at SoundBite Communications, Inc, where he led the company through a period of rapid growth and a successful IPO. Earlier in his career Mr. Shields held a number of senior level positions at various technology companies, including Formation Systems (now part of Infor), Aspen Technology and IBM.

Mr. Shields holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School of Management.

Mr. Shields, commented, "I am pleased to join a remarkable company like Hale Global, a small yet extremely capable team that places a premium on strategic innovation and exceptional execution to achieved the desired outcome. Since 2001, Hale's transactions have consistently achieved desired closes, levels of customer satisfaction and management fulfillment.  The Hale team works on highly complicated, multi-national deals and does so in just days when timing has been of critical importance."

With these two recent additions, Hale Global has significantly strengthened its deal generation capabilities and operational experience.

Mr. Hale, concluded, "With these two recent additions, we have delivered on our mission to strengthen and diversify our resources and capabilities. We now have a high caliber team across all critical functions, which will allow us to better leverage our collective strengths at a time when we are looking to accelerate the investment pace and overall growth of the company."

About Hale Global
Hale Global is a technology holding company with offices in Boston, New York, and Seattle. Hale Global partners with leading companies and their management teams to invest in and manage businesses facing operational or strategic inflection points. For special situation investments, we believe no firm is faster and more reliable than Hale Global in structuring and closing mutually beneficial transactions. Hale Global has a 10-year track record growing technology businesses into great companies using capital and operational skills. More information about the firm can be found at