President of LightWave Advisors, Inc.
John Dexheimer is President of LightWave Advisors, Inc. and has a record of success in helping leading edge firms receive over $800 million of equity investments and mergers since founding LAI in 1999. He has advised on over 100 completed company financings and mergers in software, communications, electronics-optics, advanced materials and services including environmental. In his prior career as an investment banker he led the IPO of Uniphase and its early acquisition growth that transformed it into an industry leader in broadband communications systems and subsequently managed the equity research and venture organization of CE Unterberg Towbin, a brokerage firm, from 1990 to 1999. Prior to 1990, John was in the software industry with GE, DRI and Broadview International. He has helped found startups and has a record of initiating and structuring successful private investments for affiliated equity funds – including investments resulting in over a dozen IPOs since 1986 and has had several part-time operating roles in startups and turnarounds in addition to serving on several Boards of public and private firms.