Advisory services

First Capital Advisory Services is an independent arm of First Capital Ventures. We team with select companies that have innovative products with untapped market potential.

First Capital Advisory Services excels at developing go-to-market plans, including strategy, business development, key partnerships and executes on all of the above. Our team has successfully built a large C-level network via our decades of experience across sales, distribution and licensing and can facilitate the right connections for your business. We have the knowledge, connections, and experience to elevate your business to the next level of success.

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Dave Gandini

David Gandini is a partner at First Capital Advisory Services. He is a serial entrepreneur and has spent his career identifying and seizing opportunities in telecommunications, technology, software, packaging, robotics and business development consulting. Over the span of his career he has raised more than $265M in both the public and private market sectors and has been involved with the acquisition and integration of 11 companies.  He has had successful exits with 3 private companies of which David was the founder and or co-founder.

In his role at FCAS, David is responsible for capital creation, new business acquisition, business strategy and development, partnerships and revenue generation.

Gandini lives in Denver with his wife. They have three sons.


Rick Hutley


Former Cisco Systems Futurist, VP of Global Innovations Practice.

Previously CIO of British Telecom’s Concert Communications Company.

Now Program Director, Clinical Professor of Analytics at Pacific Univ.


Steve Adams

Steve is a senior healthcare technology executive with over 35 years experience in building innovative technology companies.

He has been the founder and CEO of 5 companies.

He specializes in understanding the complex healthcare IT and policy landscape and integrating new technologies.


Scott Morris, CPA

Scott has over 10 years of CFO leadership experience and, in addition to his responsibilities for First Capital, serves as interim CFO for First Capital clients. He was most recently CFO of Fortress Investment Group-partnered Summit Investment Management and served as the outsourced CFO of numerous Summit portfolio clients. He spearheaded the financial aspects of Summit’s transformation into a company with $1 billion invested and net income exceeding $250 million. Prior to that Scott was Controller for Bay4 Capital/Convergent Capital, managing financial operations from startup phase to a public company with more than $25 million in assets. He implemented various accounting and debt systems and improved process flow, reducing projected costs by over 50%.

Scott is a Colorado-certified public accountant, and is also expert in the disciplines of finance, treasury, human resources, information technology, risk management and investor reporting. He holds an MBA in Finance & Accounting from Regis University and an Accounting degree from the University of Colorado.


Tim Keating

Wall Street

Founder of $100 million publicly-traded BDC Keating Capital.

Served on Equity Capital Formation Task Force, guiding Treasury Dept.

Senior Management at Bear Stearns, Nomura and Kidder, Peabody.