F. Randall Bigony, Principal
Mr. Bigony joined Kipling Capital in October, 2004 and has 25 years of experience combined in real estate, equipment leasing, commercial debt, alternative energy and alternative investment structuring and management. Responsibilities at Kipling include deal selection, deal structuring, due diligence and overseeing all financial, operating, systems and strategic planning functions.
Prior to joining Kipling Capital, Mr. Bigony acted as Interim Operating Officer for Golden State Vintners, the sixth largest producer of wine and wine production related services in the country. At Golden State Vintners, Mr. Bigony was instrumental in raising $100 million to support a management buy-out in response to a hostile take-over bid for the company. Mr. Bigony has served as an Operations Consultant to Lighthouse Capital Partners, a venture leasing firm, and as the Chief Financial Officer of Oliver-Allen Technology Equipment Leasing. At Oliver-Allen, Mr. Bigony's efforts facilitated the sale of the company to US Bancorp in April of 2000. Prior to Oliver-Allen, Mr. Bigony served as Director of Operations and Chief Financial Officer for ATEL Capital Group and its related subsidiaries. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing all financial, accounting, and systems functions for the company and its seven public partnerships. His efforts helped ATEL grow to a company with over 28,000 investors and $1 billion in assets under management.
Prior to his tenure as a CFO, Mr. Bigony was a Management Consultant in the San Francisco Office of Ernst & Whinney. Here he served clients such as The Bank of America, Steptoe and Johnson, and California Health Systems. Mr. Bigony is an active real estate investor, a founding investor in the Chileno Bay Club in Cabo San Lucas and an investor in real estate investments offered by Kipling Capital. Mr. Bigony is also a Founding Director and Treasurer of the "I Have a Dream Foundation, Bay Area Chapter". He holds a BBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.