Donald Basile

CEO, Chairman, Founder at Roman DBDR
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An entrepreneur and venture capitalist with more than 20 years of executive experience in technology, healthcare and telecommunications, Don Basile currently serves as an investor at a Stealth Mode Mobile Startup, as well as an investor in several other promising initiatives. Raised just outside of New York City, Don moved upstate to study engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated first in his class. After years as a data networking engineer at Bell Labs, Don relocated to Silicon Valley and enrolled in graduate school at Stanford. Following receipt of an MS and PhD in electrical engineering, Don began the next phase of his career in private equity and business development as a vice president of Lenfest Capital, through which he pursued acquisitions for cable provider, Lenfest Media Group. During this period, Don assumed responsibilities as president of Lenfest subsidiary CAM Systems.

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  • After reviewing numerous business combination opportunities, CompoSecure stood out as a leading platform company that is highly profitable and has technology ready to enable customers to take advantage of the blockchain and digital asset revolution. We found a broad ecosystem of hardware, software, payments and services capabilities, and look forward to building and scaling that ecosystem to an over billion dollar net revenue stream by 2025. Combining CompoSecure’s proven business, focus on innovation, superior manufacturing expertise and experienced management team with Roman DBDR’s track record of creating and scaling large market opportunities, we believe this company has significant long-term growth potential.

    25 July 2021
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