Francis J. Priznar is Chief Mentor, directing a team of staff and external experts focused on helping hundreds of high potential entrepreneurs in quest of capital and/or valuable advice.
Mr. Priznar’s relevant background includes three years directing a national analytical testing laboratory, two years managing a state regulatory agency program, and over 20 years as a trusted advisor to private and government sector clients. He founded or cofounded four private firms and two non-profit organizations, acquired two, and sold one. He has authored or co-authored dozens of books and articles on contemporary business topics such as sustainability, management systems, auditing, regulatory compliance, leadership, and fundraising.
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. He has served on Boards at academic institutions and nonprofit organizations – usually in leadership positions.
Mr. Priznar is a cannabis sector investor with a personal portfolio of over 20 companies. 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.