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Prior to leading RainMaker Securities, Glen most recently worked in the institutional equities business of Oppenheimer & Co. in New York and prior worked in the institutional equities business at Jefferies & Co. in San Francisco. In these roles, Glen focused on public companies in the mobile device, telecom infrastructure, enterprise networking and digital media sectors. Immediately prior to his career in investment banking, Glen worked in the venture capital industry in Europe and the hedge fund industry in Chicago.
Glen has been close to technology his entire career working as an engineer in the advanced computing business at IBM and subsequently as an engineer in Motorola’s mobile devices business, supporting the design of revolutionary products such as the Motorola StarTAC and the Multiple Application Phone – the world’s first “smart-phone”. During his career he has also been a consultant to Lehman Brothers, the New York Stock Exchange, Sprint Wireless and Comcast, among others in technology and organizational strategy.
Glen holds a B.S. Magna Cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago, and studied abroad at St. Gallen University in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Glen holds Series 7, 63, 79, 86, 87 and 24 securities licenses.
In addition to his work with RainMaker, Greg is the founder and Managing Director of Archer Venture Capital, a venture capital fund focused on emerging telecom, IT and digital media investments.
Prior to founding Archer, he was a partner with Redpoint Ventures in Los Angeles. At Redpoint Greg focused on early-stage technology and has led investments in consumer internet, social media, mobile applications, cloud computing, business services, digital media and telecom companies. He is currently a Director/Observer of Leadpoint, 2tor, SocialVibe, Wedgebuster, Zerolag, and Impact Radius. Greg also led investments in Networks in Motion (sold to TSYS), TelASIC Communications (sold to MTI), Simula Labs (sold to Exist Labs), Webvisible (sold to The Berry Company) and SOA Software and was actively involved with Redpoint’s investment in MySpace (sold to NEWS). He is also co-founder and Chairman of theBeast.net, and an advisor to Swoop and ConsumerDirect. Prior to joining Brentwood Venture Capital,
Greg was an investment banker with Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette’s Technology Group and before that, with Smith Barney where he focused on cross-border M&A and financing transactions. He is a past board member of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) and an Advisory Board member of the Tech Coast Angels and the San Diego Venture Group.
Greg is a Carter Scholar from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA. He also holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree, with concentrations in Information Systems and Accounting, from the University of Calgary. Greg holds Series 7, 63 and 24 securities licenses.
Specialized in diligence and operations, Amy is a highly experienced professional whose experience crosses both technology and finance fields.
After working in basic scientific research for 9 years with the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in St. Louis, Amy worked in intellectual property management with Washington University in St. Louis’s Office of Technology Management, biotechnology due diligence and private equity funding with BioGenerator and operations management with Pulse Therapeutics, Inc.
Amy holds a BS in Biology, Cum Laude from Culver Stockton College, a MS Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Amy is actively involved as an advisor for teaching due diligence with the Washington University Olin School of Business’ Skandalaris Student Venture Fund, and Washington University’s Biotechnology and Life Science Advising Group. Amy holds Series 79, 63, 27 and 24 securities licenses.
Dominic serves as General Counsel and Financial & Operations Principal within the Rainmaker team. He is available to provide day-to-day legal services to the management team and registered representatives. In addition, he works with CCO Amy Boyet to keep Rainmaker and its agents in compliance with FINRA regulations, conducts due diligence reviews on Rainmaker securities offerings, and helps leverage software and technology to support Rainmaker’s operations and processes.
Dominic started his career in St. Louis, Missouri at a boutique law firm which specialized corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, and structuring securities offerings for early-stage ventures. This led to a position as associate compliance counsel at a startup venture capital fund, an innovative online platform that raises Seed/Series A capital for Midwestern emerging growth companies via general solicitation to individual accredited investors.
Dominic graduated with honors from the University of Missouri, where he earned his JD/MBA while teaching business law & ethics to undergraduate students. He was also an editor of the Missouri Law Review. Dominic is licensed to practice law by the State of Missouri and possesses FINRA Series 63, Series 79, Series 24, and Series 27 licenses.
Richard founded Alternative Investment Resource in April 2004 and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm. He is responsible for integrating selling efforts across the company. He is also involved with all aspects of the capital raising process including evaluating deal flow and building distribution channels to capital placement negotiations. Richard has significant capital markets experience including:
From 2002-2004, Beleutz & Associates, LLC successfully raised $50 million as a hedge fund using proprietary models to trade both international mutual funds and S&P Futures. From 1993-2004, Richard built a $50 million retail financial advisory business with American Express Financial Advisors (AEFA), attaining Platinum Advisor status in 2003. He developed extensive financial marketing experience through over a decade of building his book of clientele and through leading and teaching advisors and managers. He entered formal management for AEFA (now Ameriprise) in 1996 as a District Manager and was promoted to a Branch Manager role running their downtown Chicago office thru January 2004.
His knowledge of financial markets has earned him television appearances on ABC News. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1992. He holds Series 7, 9, 10, 24 and 63 securities and principal licenses and the IL Life Accident & Health Insurance license. Richard is also an avid skier and enjoys travelling.
Michael Beardsley has over 30 years of technology experience and over 20 years of investment banking and equity research experience. He founded Internet Securities in January 1999. Prior to Internet Securities, Mike worked for Merrill Lynch in New York City for four years as a sell-side equity analyst covering the data networking and telecommunications equipment industries. While at Merrill Lynch, Mike was a member of the number one ranked telecom equipment research team according to ‘Institutional Investor’ magazine and mentored by Joseph Bellace, who was later inducted into the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame of equity analysts. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Mike was a management consultant at J.P. Morgan in New York City working in the Firm’s telecommunications department. He was also a senior telecommunications equity analyst at Pacific Growth Equities in San Francisco.
Prior to Mike’s Wall Street career, he worked for Hewlett-Packard in Cupertino and Sunnyvale for seven and one half years in marketing management and telecommunications management roles. Mike’s positions at HP included: Marketing Program Manager, Product Marketing Engineer, Telecom Operations Manager, and Telecom Engineer.
Mike holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University, B.A. in economics from U.C. Berkeley, and A.S. in data communication from Foothill College. He possesses FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 65, 79, and 87 licenses.
Bill is an experienced Investment Banker and Entrepreneur. As a former Head of Corporate Finance, Managing Director of ECM and Head of Capital Markets at Kemper Securities, Bankers Trust and Wit Soundview, respecitvely, Mr. Feeley has substantial experience in fund raising in the private and public markets. Particular strengths include developing the resources – financial and human – that allow growth companies to succeed in their markets.
Bill has deep operating experience – taking a startup through angel and venture capital rounds and a successful IPO. He was CFO of an Internet retailer (Inc. 500 Company) and has closed scores of Private Placements, IPOs and M & A transactions from both sides of the table in a variety of industries. He serves as Director of Strategic Finance for Aeroscraft Corporation.
Mr. Feeley has an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago and graduated BSBA from Georgetown University. He is a charter holder as Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He holds a Series 3, 7, 63, 65 and 24 securities licenses.
Michael specializes in strategic and financial advisory to emerging growth companies with a primary focus on the energy, industrial, software, and Internet sectors. He is a Managing Partner of G4 Capital LLC and VentureLab, both advisory firms focused on helping emerging growth companies develop and execute strategies for growth, and is also a Founding Partner with Independence Equity, a venture capital fund. In 2006, Michael launched Cornerstone Angels, a highly active Chicago-based private investment network of family offices and high net worth investors, with a portfolio which has raised in aggregate of more than $2 Billion in total capital.
Prior to his current endeavors, Michael was one of the founding members of Keiretsu Forum, as well as the Founder & President of local chapter Keiretsu Forum Chicago/Midwest. He also acted as Director of Silicon Valley-based Taproot Ventures, a fund focused on IT, communications, and advanced materials. Earlier in his career, Michael held senior management roles at InsWeb, Intuit, Motorola, Blaxxun Interactive, and Silicon Investor. Michael started his career at Koei Corporation, a leading computer gaming company located in Japan. In addition, Michael had executed assignments with companies such as Goldman Sachs, US West, jcl bioassay, and others.
Michael earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated with honors. In addition, he earned a certificate in intensive Japanese studies from Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan. Michael currently serves on the boards of EatStreet KitoTech Medical Intellihot, Are You a Human, and NUvention Energy at Northwestern University Michael also is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Farley School of Engineering at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Angel Capital Association and is active as a speaker and panelist at conferences on entrepreneurship and private equity, as well as at leading universities. Michael holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
In addition to his work with RainMaker, Laurence is a partner at Independence Equity, an early-stage venture fund that invests in resource-efficient technologies. He is also the founder of VentureLab, an organization that advises entrepreneurs on strategic planning and financing. Laurence serves on the boards of directors and advisory boards of several Independence Equity and VentureLab companies. He is also co-founder of Cornerstone Angels, a network of accredited individuals that has invested in 26 companies since 2006.
Previously, Laurence was President of Vcapital.com (acquired 2002), an internet start-up that matched entrepreneurs with investors. He volunteers as a Mentor for the Chicagoland Entrepreneur Center and regularly supports regional Universities as speaker, judge and mentor. Laurence has been forming, investing in and advising start-ups since 1999 following 8 years at Arthur Andersen in the Emerging Company Services practice.
He is a graduate of the Joint MBA/BS program at the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana. Laurence holds series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
In addition to Richard’s role with RainMaker, he is founder of the Family Offices Group, Family Office Advisors, Billionaire Family Office and Family Office Executive Search. Richard has worked with family offices and capital raising for over 7 years and has provided advisory services to over 1,600 clients during that time.
Richard is a global speaker and bestselling author of The Hedge Fund Book: A Training Manual for Professionals and Capital-Raising Executives and The Family Office Book: Investing Capital for the Ultra-Affluent (Wiley Finance Series) and has spoken over 75 times in 15+ countries around the world. He has met with over 1,200 family offices face-to-face in 17 countries and has over 50 relationships with $1B ultra-wealthy families and single family offices.
Richard has a Bachelors of Business Administration from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Portland, and he has completed masters level research and coursework on the psychology of influence at Harvard University. He holds Series 7 and 63 securities licenses.
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