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Expert in Alternative Investments

Expert ID: 733449 California, USA

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Expert has been providing expert witness services for law firms since 2015. He is focused on the financial services and investment management industries and has experience ranging from major Wall Street banks and brokerages to smaller independent advisory firms. His expertise covers the full spectrum of traditional and alternative investments including venture capital, private equity, real estate and hedge funds.

Expert is an investment management professional and entrepreneur with over two decades working in the financial services industry. His financial background began with a career on the sell side with such firms as Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and Bear Stearns. He later worked as Chief Investment Officer for a family office and made his transition to the buy side with a long only growth equity manager. For several years he also worked for an independent third party marketing
firm raising money in both traditional and alternative asset classes. Alpha Strategies was formed through a group of highly experienced investment professionals with a shared belief that boutique investment managers as well as qualified investors are still underserved in their access to deep domain expertise in alternative investments generating consistently high levels of “pure” alpha. It has since grown into a diversified financial services company with specialties in alternative investment consulting, management and marketing.

He is a trusted advisor to several family offices and is instrumental in syndicating private investment opportunities among family offices and institutional investors nationwide. These opportunities include real estate, private equity, and venture capital.

Expert acts as advisor to several Native American Tribal Nations in the area of economic development and investment opportunities. An advocate for tribal independence he has provided financial solutions to several tribes and is the founder of a foundation, championing the purchase of goods and services originating on Native American Reservations.

He is also a frequent speaker at industry events on family office and alternative investment issues. He has appeared on CNN’s Your Money and is frequently quoted and interviewed for financial publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News and NPR. He has presented to audiences at IMN, Opal Financial, IvyPlus, World Research Congress, Alternative Assets Summit and other investment conferences around the country. Expert is also a guest lecturer at USC Marshall
School of Business.

Expert holds a BS from Northeastern University and is also a graduate of the USMC Officer Candidate School in Quantico, VA. He holds multiple securities licenses and has completed professional courses in Advanced Estate Planning, Asset Allocation, and Retirement Planning. He is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Orange County (CFAOC). He is active in his local community as President of the Board of Directors for a community services organization. Expert is also an Assistant Scoutmaster for a Boy Scout Troop and is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association and the Order of the Arrow.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: BS Subject: Criminal Justice Institution: Northeastern University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
CFA Institute, CFA Society of Orange County
Licenses / Certifications
FINRA Series 7, 24, 31, 63, 65, 99
Awards / Recognition
International Hedge Fund Awards – Rising Star of Hedge Funds
AI Finance Awards winner – Investment Consultancy (California)
International Hedge Fund Awards – Family Office Choice: Consultancy Firm of the Year
International Hedge Fund Awards – Sustained Excellence Award – Hybrid Private Equity/Hedge Fund & Investment Advisory Firm of the Year
M&A Awards (Corporate Livewire) – Excellence in Private Equity Investments –USA
M&A Awards (Corporate Livewire) – Alternative Investment Platform of the Year
Wealth & Finance International – Best Investment Advisory – USA
Wealth & Finance International – Best for Alternative Investment Opportunities – California
AI Private Equity Awards – Best for Family Office Private Equity Investments – Southern California

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Expert has been active in marketing investment related products since 2005. His role has been to help investment managers with simplifying their story into a comprehensive message that is easily understood and compliant with industry standards. His focus is on content only as he has no graphic design abilities.

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