Mike Gagnon serves as the President of Alumage Advisors, providing strategy, financing, M&A and CEO advisory services to technology companies and financial institutions alike, throughout the Connected Lighting/IoT, "High Lumen Output"/Horticultural, and emerging Lighting for Health ecosystems.
With 30 years of operating, investing and advising experience in LED lighting, semiconductors, wireless and network infrastructure technologies, Mike has delivered $1.2B in deals worldwide and increased shareholder value by $2.6B,
in working with start-ups to companies with $500M revenue.
Bob Hoefer leads our Asian advisory services from offices in Shenzhen, China and brings extensive capabilities in corporate strategy and improving manufacturing performance via design-for-manufacturability (DFM) and quality control methodologies.
As an operations executive with 35 years experience, including 14 years in China, Bob also brings extensive supply chain relationships throughout Asia to our clients in the U.S., Europe and China alike.
The Alumage team is also comprised of professionals in the U.S. and China with extensive experience serving the SSL ecosystem in roles spanning product management and design of LEDs, luminaires, driver, controls, etc...as well as emerging IOT technologies.
"I appreciate your mentorship, guidance, coaching and support through the years...and consider you a true friend." - D.G., President of recently acquired LED retrofit company
"Thanks for your ongoing support, thoughtful insights, tough questions, and overall awesomeness." "The deliberate way you plan and move strategically will always stay with me."
L.E., President, & D.A., VP Sales, LED lighting e-commerce company
"Mike has significant experience as a CEO and investor; as a well known name in the industry, Alumage provides us with a strong network and deep knowledge of the space."
- S.D., President, LED module company
"Alumage delivered an A+ effort; they are strategic, out-of-the-box thinkers and were absolutely the right team to lead our China spin-off project."
- G.D., CEO, Thermal Solutions mfr with $80M revenue
"Mike did a terrific job in strategically & operationally re-positioning our thermal management company, similar to another of our portfolio companies 3 years earlier."
- D.W., CEO, Venture Fund with 30+ technology investments
“The Alumage team successfully re-positioned our patent portfolio for Smart Lighting, while generating detailed infringement cases covering multiple, 'A-tier' LED lighting companies. They fully understand the SSL ecosystem." - D.C., President, LED luminaire company with private equity investment
"Alumage Advisors exceeded our expectations; their hands-on approach toward positioning our company, identifying acquirers, leading negotiations and 'closing the deal' were second to none." - R.O., CTO, Power Management company with $25M invested from 3 VCs
"Mike is an entrepreneur, advisor and former member of the investment community with whom I have successfully collaborated on multiple projects during the last 10 years...including 2 IPOs."
- M.S., Investor & Board Member in 13 companies valued at $1,000M.
"Mike has a unique ability to simplify complex concepts; his knowledge and relationships across multiple technology sectors enable him to understand, explain and promote the value proposition very quickly."
- M.D., former partner, venture fund
Additional testimonials from lighting & technology executives and the investment community available upon request.