Mr. Kaplan serves dual roles as Patten Co., Inc.’s and Patten Products, LLC's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kaplan was formerly Patten’s CFO during 2010 and 2011, when he led a successful turnaround of the company.
During his career Mr. Kaplan has been adept at successfully implementing strategic and tactical plans in both the private and public sectors. Prior to re-joining Patten, he was Chief Financial Officer of one of the fastest growing airports in the United States – the fourth organization for which he has been CFO.
Mr. Kaplan has been involved with more than $2 billion of successful capital raises throughout his career. These deals include Seed Capital, A Round, B Round, and C Round equity raises; large airport revenue bond and special facility revenue bond issues; traditional asset-based debt raises; and highly unique non-traditional debt fundings such as production and purchase order financing. He also led a company through a successful IPO.
In addition to being a strong team player with both operational and financial executive management experience, Mr. Kaplan has interfaced very effectively with private equity funds, commercial banks, investment banks, finance companies, high net worth individuals and financial analysts on many levels.
Mr. Kaplan possesses a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce, with a major in Finance, from DePaul University in Chicago.