USBN Q1 2018- CUI Global version

6 US BUSINESS NEWS / Q1 2018 , CUI Global, Inc. is a publicly traded company dedicated tomaximizing shareholder value through the acquisition and development of innovative companies, products and technologies. CEO and General Counsel WilliamClough provides us with a fascinating insight into the firmand his role, which has earned him the title of ‘US CEO of the Year 2017 – Oregon’ in our prestigious CEOAwards. CUI Global: Taking Technology by Storm From Orbital Gas Systems’ advanced GasPT2 analyser platform targeting the energy sector, to CUI Inc.’s digital power platform serving the networking and telecom space, CUI Global and its subsidiaries have built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that touch many markets. As a publicly traded company, shareholders can participate in the opportunities, revenues, and profits generated by the products, technologies, and market channels of CUI Global and its subsidiaries. Most importantly, the firm also boasts a commitment to conduct business with a high level of integrity, respect, and philanthropic dedication allowing the organization to make a difference in the lives of their customers, employees, investors and global community. William outlines his role in the firm’s success and how he helps drive the firm to excellence in every project it undertakes. “Personally, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and General Counsel, I am responsible for, among other things, the day-to-day operation of our international facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, I handle the corporate vision, M&A strategy, product development, marketing, and, as General Counsel, legal matters arising from operations. I have also been responsible for “spearheading” three equity raises for the company (the most recent closing late last year) – raising more than $85,000,000 for acquisitions, debt retirement, recapitalization, operating capital, and more. “My leadership style was developed during my early career. I began my career as a law enforcement officer in California. During that 16- year occupation I served as a municipal police officer in California, a command officer (Captain) in Hawaii, and as a U.S. Federal Air Marshall flying in Southern Europe and the Mid-East. During my law enforcement career, I was assigned variously as a SWAT Fire Team Leader; an undercover narcotics officer; a robbery-rape- homicide investigator; a patrol supervisor; K9 handler; and more. I changed professions in the mid-80’s and, having graduated with honours from the University of San Francisco, I applied to and was accepted by the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1987. I graduated cum laude from Hastings in 1990, passed the California BAR, and opened my own California law firm with offices in the San Francisco- 1712US01