Stephen H. Watkins is the Chairman and CEO of Entrex and co-founder of the Private Company Index. As an entrepreneur leading numerous ventures from conception through exit his growth capital raises forced him to regularly tread the inefficient and unstructured path private companies generally follow in the search for exposure and credibility to the capital markets and significant investment dollars.
This experience inspired him to launch Entrex: The Entrepreneurial Exchange (http://www.entrex.net). The place to find, research, track, manage and invest in private companies. Entrex’s attention from the traditional and alternative investment community stirred the creation of the Private Company Index (PCI), a real-time tool used by the financial community to benchmark private sector performance.
Stephen’s work building Entrex led him to secure various Provisional Patents from the United States Patent and Trademark office. He authored a “No Action Letter” request to the SEC and asked Hank Paulson, United States Treasury Secretary, to establish a governmental regulatory framework to create a U.S. based Alternative Investment Market for private companies.