Steven Friel Chief Executive Officer

Joshua H. Meltzer
Managing Director, US

Josh Meltzer is the Managing Director, US for Woodsford Litigation Funding and leads the growth of the company in the United States.

Josh joined Woodsford from Rembrandt IP Management, LLC, where he served as Vice President of Business Development. At Rembrandt, Josh was responsible for sourcing and reviewing all acquisition and commercialization opportunities as well as for the creation of new offerings that leveraged Rembrandt’s expertise and capital. Josh planned and launched Rembrandt’s litigation funding business, managing the initiative from inception to an operating company, encompassing a multi-disciplinary team, a large opportunity pipeline and a portfolio of completed investments. In his capacity as the head of Rembrandt’s funding business, Josh led origination efforts and negotiations with counterparties, as well as completed transaction diligence. Josh also developed proprietary deal origination tools and approaches to enable the growth, scalability and diversification of the funding business and to create sustainable advantages versus competitors.

Prior to joining Rembrandt, Josh held licensing and strategy roles at Intellectual Ventures Management LLC(IV®), where he led analysis activities for IV’s communications and software patent portfolios. Josh was also a Partner at Foster Chamberlain, LLC a business development group that works with large companies and research labs to commercialize new technologies and launch new ventures.

Previously, Josh was founder and CEO of Transportation Safety Systems Inc., a company formed to monetize a proprietary automotive safety technology. Josh also held multiple roles at General Electric Company and its financial services unit GE Capital, spanning venture capital, structured finance, investments, and operations.

Josh holds a BS in Finance from The University of Maryland, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Email Josh or telephone +1 610 283 2644


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