Mr. Knechtel has over 35 years of finance and operations experience in the life sciences, chemical, metals recycling, automotive, and aerospace industries. He is accomplished at preparing private companies for public listings, leading IPO processes, leading mergers and acquisitions, and fundraising, including initial public and rights offerings, private investment, preferred instruments, PIPEs, and debt.
Currently Mr. Knechtel is the co-founder, CFO and Director of NorthView Acquisition Corp., a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) focused on effecting a merger in the life sciences/healthcare industry. Previously, he served as CFO for Interpace Biosciences; CFO of GENEWIZ Inc., where he prepared GENEWIZ for its sale to Brooks Automation; CFO of Sims Metal management Limited; and CFO of Remy International Inc., where he led the IPO process and Nasdaq listing.
Mr. Knechtel holds his MBA in Finance from Hofstra University and his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University.