Kodiak's Advisory Board provides strategic advice, high-level contacts and insight to our portfolio and funds. Our Advisory Board members have decades of executive experience and have successfully navigated the full spectrum of market conditions through their careers.

Benjamin Esque

 

Mr. Esque is serial entrepreneur with a breadth of experience in the health care industry with a focus in the medical device and diagnostic arena. He has been involved in multiple startups and has a distinct experience in business development, product distribution licensing, and sales and marketing strategy. Mr. Esque has held multiple positions within the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology diagnostic industries.  Since 2014, he has served in key account management positions for Abiomed, an S&P 400 medical device implant company. Previously, Mr. Esque was responsible for global training and development for a division Johnson & Johnson and was a regional sales manager with KOS Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Abbot Laboratories for $4.1b. Mr. Esque holds a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of California.

Cuatro Tolson

 

Cuatro Tolson has worked in the finance industry for over 15 years with particular focus on international private equity, investment banking and asset management. As of 2013, Mr. Tolson has been focused on capital procurement and investment banking activities providing advice and transactional services to corporate and institutional and family office clients.


Prior to working with Tigre Capital, Mr. Tolson was a regional director at Dimensional Fund Advisors, where he was responsible for product development, client services, marketing and sales focused on the global marketplace. In his role, he oversaw the creation and development of structured financial pension solutions for large corporate clients and financial advisors in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, and Australia.


Prior to joining Dimensional in 2010, Mr. Tolson worked for over 5 years for a boutique investment bank called Integrated Finance Limited where he worked exclusively with upper management to raise money for a startup financial service solution called SmartNest, developed by Nobel Laureate Robert C. Merton, which was eventually purchase by Dimensional in 2010.

Mr. Tolson holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in business economics and Spanish and an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird School of Global Management with a focus on Spanish and the Southern Cone. He also holds a FINRA Series 7 license.