Francis J. Priznar is a Senior Vice President at The Arcview Group (Arcview) where he advises on business strategy and operational effectiveness. He is also the organization’s Chief Mentor who directs a team of staff and qualified external advisors to assist high potential entrepreneurs seeking capital and strategic advice at startup and mid-point milestones. As Chief Sustainability Officer, he ensures that Arcview and its partners achieve sustainable business results.
His formal education is in science, engineering, and management. Since 1987, he has resided in the same house with the same spouse near Washington, DC.
Francis’s relevant background includes three years as director of a national analytical testing laboratory organization, two years as a program manager for a state regulatory agency, and over 20 years as a trusted advisor to private and government sector clients. He founded or cofounded four firms and two non-profit organizations, and wrote or co-wrote dozens of books and published articles on contemporary business topics such as sustainability, management systems, auditing, regulatory compliance, and leadership.
Effective from the Board Room to the Boiler Room, Mr. Priznar provides Arcview, as well as its members and stakeholder’s, seasoned judgement and experience with many business types. He has served on Boards at academic institutions and nonprofit organizations – usually in leadership positions.
As a cannabis investor since 2013 and Arcview Member since 2014 he earned a top-notch reputation as an entrepreneur/founder coach and mentor. Based on this unique experience, he was invited to join the Arcview Group in 2016 where he is pleased to continue his tradition of success helping others.
Having successfully advised hundreds of private firms, from startup to exit, Mr. Priznar’s practical advice is in high demand. To help more businesses benefit from his wisdom, Mr. Priznar makes available some of his most frequently requested content in video form. As an example, his guidance to entrepreneur’s on building a great pitch deck can be found here.