Larry Hester joined Focus Strategies in 2009 after thirty years of progressive experience with three Fortune 500 companies, Emerson Electric Corporation (EMR), Teledyne Technologies, Inc. (TDY) and Halliburton Company (HAL). He led Mergers & Acquisitions and Strategic Planning during the past 10 years for Emerson Process Systems & Solutions contributing to segment sales growth to over $6B in 2008. Larry excelled in disciplines which serve him well in investment banking, including alliance structuring and management, marketing management, business development, project management, software development management, and applied research and development. Larry has traveled extensively advising industrial clients on five continents. He has been active in ISA, ASME, and SPE. He holds two US patents and is a registered professional engineer (Texas). Larry earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin with a focus on Energy Systems, and an MBA from Oklahoma City University with honors. Larry holds FINRA SIE, Series 62, 63 and 79 securities licenses.