During the first
twenty years of his career, spent at Walter E. Heller & Company, Bob specialized
in financing the leveraged buyouts of the 1960s and 1970s and shepherded
company turn-arounds. He also managed Heller's term loan and leasing
division for 7 years. Recruited by First National Bank of Louisville in
1980, Bob took up residence in Louisville, Kentucky. For
4 years, Bob managed commercial asset based accounts for the bank and
during that period doubled loan volume.
founded Ogden Associates, Inc. in 1984. This investment banking and
financial advisory company has served over 100 clients from more than
thirty different industries. OAI's primary goals are
providing a guiding hand to promote and maintain client company financial
stability, helping to set goals, and assisting in procuring capital when
necessary. As well as founding OAI, Bob co-founded and is the chairman of a
factoring company, First Financial, Inc.
recognizing the need of entrepreneurs and small businesses to be able to
connect with "financing," Bob took on the primary responsibility
of forming the Venture Club of Louisville. This Club has attracted over 200
members from 18 states. Since 1995, the members have seen over 550
companies and entrepreneurs from 25 states, seeking in excess of
$700 million. Bob is Chairman Emeritus of the Venture Club of Louisville.
Bob is a
1999 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is an active member and
contributor to the business support and economic development efforts of
Greater Louisville, Inc. (formerly the Louisville Area Chamber of
Commerce). He also serves as financial advisor to many of his clients'
Boards of Directors.
VIERGUTZ – FINANCIAL ANALYST
Associates, Taunia initiates most financial analysis, which includes analysis
of client historical financial trends, asset and liability performance,
comparisons to budget, budget preparation and more. She also oversees the
financial records for Ogden Associates, Winter Song and The Venture Club of
graduated from Valley High School, in Valley Station, Kentucky where she
studied both general and business courses. After graduation she went
to Kentucky College of Technology, in Louisville, Kentucky to continue her
education with study and completion of courses in Computer Programming,
Accounting and Business Administration.
assumed a position with Stamler Machine Company in Louisville, Kentucky as
the bookkeeper. In 1989 Taunia took the position of human resources
assistant/bookkeeper at Sleep Products, Inc. where she handled
customer service duties, collected accounts receivable and supported sales
managers by providing details regarding inventory. She handled
portions of the purchasing, managed logistics, was responsible for payroll
processing that included: piecework, down-time, hourly, salary,
mileage, and commissions. In 2000 Taunia moved to Cissell
Manufacturing Company, in Louisville, KY, as human resources assistant and
then buyer where her responsibilities included maintaining absenteeism program,
managed employee benefits to include: workers compensation, medical,
dental, short term and long term disability. She maintained the
affirmative action information and filed reports to the EEO, reporting
union employee changes to The International Association of Machinists and
Areospace Workers Union, and was the buyer of safety supplies, raw
materials, tools and office supplies.
J. BROWN – EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Ogden Associates as an Administrative Assistant and Paralegal in February,
2009. She is the Executive Administrative Assistant to Robert Ogden and the support
system for the office, handling various kinds of research and day to day
duties to keep the office running smoothly. She also assists with the
administration of the Venture Club of Louisville.
is a graduate of Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, wherein she
earned an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies. After graduating, Beverly
worked as a legal assistant for various law firms in Youngstown, Ohio,
Cleveland, Ohio and San Francisco, California before settling in Louisville
Louisville Beverly accepted a position as a real estate paralegal with
Frost Brown Todd, PLLC. She was responsible for preparing numerous real
estate and financial documents, researching various property issues and
assisting attorneys in residential and commercial property closings as well
as preparing Title Insurance Policies.
WILSON – ASSOCIATE
worked independently with Ogden Associates since 1998, researching many
industries to produce in depth market and financial analysis reports for
clients, lenders and investors.
20 years of reporting, investigative reporting, research and editing is the
foundation behind Cynthia’s industry market research and client analysis
from New York City, Cynthia’s career includes work for the St. Louis
Post-Dispatch, where she covered Trans World Airlines' third and final
bankruptcy and Boeing's bid to win the largest fighter jet program in
aviation history. She also did a short stint at USA Today, where she
supervised 12 freelance sports reporters.
recently she led a seven person reporting team As the Business Editor for
the Wichita Eagle (Kansas) where she was a member of the newsroom's senior
management team. Cynthia is a 1991 Pulitzer and Kennedy award nominee,
winner of two Society of Professional Journalists awards, and two Small
Business Administration business advocate awards.
passion for research and analysis grew while covering small business at The
Courier- Journal in Louisville, leading her to pursue and complete her MBA
at the University of Louisville (1999). From there she joined Edward Jones
in St. Louis as an Associate Analyst where she researched and analyzed
company histories, competitive positions and industry trends to make buy,
hold or sell recommendations on equity securities.