Boston Harbor Angels
John Hallal has built a track record of success in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and in operating and advising emerging growth companies. His firm, Network Blue, is a middle market mergers and acquisitions advisor, providing leadership in a sale or purchase of a business. In a single service model, Network Blue provides expertise from multiple perspectives, including legal, business operations, financial and due diligence. This streamlines the M&A process and enhances the likelihood of a successful transaction.
As an Adjunct Professor at Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, John teaches M&A for Entrepreneurs. John also serves as a Mentor in Babson's Venture Accelerator Program, advising businesses at the “launch and grow stage,” mentoring on operation plans, sales, and fundraising.
From 2003 to January 2005, John served as Vice President of Rehab Medical, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of continuous passive motion (CPM) devices used to rehabilitate joints after surgeries. At Rehab Medical, John helped expand its distribution channel and explored and eventually introduced new product lines to leverage the distribution channel. John led management in its sale of Rehab Medical to Otto Bock Healthcare, L.P. in January 2005. John subsequently co-founded a durable medical equipment supply company, which provided a web-based, turnkey system, enabling orthopedic and podiatric practices to dispense an array of durable medical equipment directly to patients during office visits. The system also aided the practitioners with inventory control, insurance verification and billing services. He launched the company, assisted in raising several million dollars, and hired key employees. Recently, John co-founded a company selling retail products in an emerging and high growth market.
John gained substantial experience in the law from 1991-2003, where he practiced in Boston as an associate and then a partner. He is an active angel investor and has invested and taken advisory or board roles in many early stage companies.
John is a graduate of Bucknell University (1987) and Boston College Law School (1991). He served as a panelist for the MIT Enterprise Forum in Cambridge, a judge in Babson College's B.E.T.A. Challenge, a panelist in MassMedic-sponsored events and in venture capital groups and associations. John is on the fundraising committee for the Lawrence, MA Boys & Girls Club and is an active volunteer for St. Mary's Church of the Assumption.
Values Boston Harbor Angels bring to Members
- Exposure to a broad area of investment opportunities (IT, medical, consumer, real estate, internet, financial services, manufacturing, etc.)
- Monthly meetings that are focused, with well prepared presenters.
- A meeting style that is relaxed and conducted in the spirit of colleagues rather than adversaries.
- Association with a membership of proven business leaders committed to excellence in everything that we do.
- The opportunity to join other members in an effective due diligence process that provides increased exposure to "risks and rewards" prior to actual investing.
- The ability to network with other angel groups, where our recommendations and theirs are highly valued and provide access to additional capital and pre-screened investment opportunities.
- A membership known for providing resources beyond money which attracts superior investment candidates.
- The opportunity for continued interaction with successful presenters that provides the gratification of giving something back.
- Exposure to leading educational institutions, committed to entrepreneurship, such as Babson, Harvard, MIT, and others.
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