The People of OyaGen
Kevin Phelps, CFO and Treasurer
Kevin Phelps is a finance and business development professional who has spent his career determining, satisfying and managing the operational needs of a wide range of companies. With greater than 25 years of broad, professional experience, he has been in senior management positions raising capital for startup companies, managing financial organizations and developing new businesses through technology, strategic alliances and acquisition projects.
Mr. Phelps is a General Partner in Trillium Group, LLC; a Rochester, New York based venture capital firm and a founder of Cashel Rock Advisors and FinanciaLink Strategic Alliances, two private wealth management firms specializing in strategies for corporations and high net-worth individuals.
His professional experience began as a CPA with Price Waterhouse, where he consulted with over 20 companies with a principal focus on emerging growth opportunities. In 1987 he was recruited to head financial planning for Eastman Kodak’s BioProducts Divison. He helped spin off the business into an international joint venture and became the Chief Financial Officer of the new entity, Genencor International, Inc. In this role, he created and managed Genencor’s finance and treasury organizations and established the company’s accounting and reporting practices. He raised in excess of $100 million in debt capital to fund Genencor’s operations and expansion. He also served as Vice President of New Business Development.