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Valerie H. Savage, CPA, MA, LPC

Valerie Savage is a seasoned executive with 30 years of financial, strategic, operational and investor relations experience as an executive and consultant for private and public companies at all stages of growth. In multiple roles as CFO, COO and CEO, Valerie earned a reputation for insight and analysis, collaboration and the ability to articulate strategy to effectively lead teams through changing environments and business challenges. As a leadership coach and group facilitator, her solutions-focused approach fits well with executives and other goal-oriented professionals, and her focus on leveraging an individual's personal strengths is a key driver of productive coaching outcomes.

Valerie's past roles include Chief Financial Officer of Sky-Trax, a provider of Optical Real-Time Location Systems for tracking goods and guided autonomous vehicles, and Chief Executive Officer of Gamete, a life-sciences startup launched by Texas Tech University's Technology Commercialization program. Prior to Gamete, Valerie was Chief Financial Officer of Crossroads Systems and Patton Surgical. She has also provided strategic consulting services to several companies, including Motive and Image Microsystems. Earlier in her career, Valerie held financial and investor relations positions with drkoop.com, IntelliQuest and Kallestad Diagnostics. She has directly participated in three public offerings and has consulted on several others.

Valerie's professional career began at Deloitte LLP. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, Valerie holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward's University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She currently serves as an Executive Coach in UT McCombs MBA+ Leadership Program and for Concordia University's MBA Capstone class.

Executive Leadership

  • Chief Executive Officer, Gamete
  • Chief Operating Officer, TechSolve
  • Chief Financial Officer, Sky-Trax
  • Chief Financial Officer, Crossroads Systems
  • Chief Financial Officer, Patton Surgical
  • VP Worldwide Client Services, drkoop.com

Professional Expertise

  • Strategy Refinement
  • Strategy Execution
  • Team Alignment
  • Change Management
  • Succession Planning

Industry Specialization

  • Technology Start-ups
  • Technology Commercialization 
  • Healthcare Services 
  • Medical Devices 
  • Professional Services 
  • Financial Services 
  • Software/Gaming