Owner, Berkower LLC Maurice Berkower has over 35 years of experience providing accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services. Maurice began his professional career with a New Jersey-based regional mid-sized accounting firm and rose to partnership level. From 1994 to 1998, Maurice served as principal at Rothstein Kass. His clients include onshore and offshore investment funds, investment advisors and broker-dealers…

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MD, Spurs Capital  Bill Bymel is locally and nationally recognized as a leader in the distressed real estate and mortgage space. His real estate career began as a broker representative to banks selling foreclosed properties in 2002 and matured into his partnership in a 35-year-old boutique commercial real estate brokerage based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a…

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Principal, Crown Capital Group Inc Mr. Calise was a principal at LSC Investors, LLC, which advised The Second City, Inc., Narciso Rodriguez and restructured Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg, the world’s third largest auction house. Prior to LSC, he was an associate with Crown Capital Group, Inc., a private equity investment firm focused on assisting middle-market…

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Mother, Special Needs Community Liaison   Ms. Tandon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a professional from the field of International Sales and Human Resource Development. She has extensive experience and knowledge in conducting training for employees, sales presentations and seminars, budgeting, trade shows management and team building. Her vast skills are in negotiating, strategic planning, finance, and administration. Ms. Tandon is a board member of Casa Familia Inc., a nonprofit. She also works closely with the Special Needs Advisory Board for the…

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Market Leader, BlackRock Asset Management Lauren works with Independent Financial Professionals in the South Florida area. Lauren joined BlackRock in 2011 and most recently was an iShares Investment Management Consultant working with Financial Advisors in the SouthEastern United States. Prior to joining BlackRock, Lauren worked as a financial accounting consultant in the Greater Philadelphia area. Lauren received her B.S.…

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WealthEngage Co-Founder, Branch Manager RJFS Eddy works as a Miami-based private wealth management firm and has his Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University, a Global Masters in Finance from IE Business School, and holds both the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations. He spent his career working…

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VP, Ocean Bank Mr. Welsh attended Georgia State University majoring in Finance and Sociology. He has over 14 years of banking experience working for financial institutions such as Wachovia and BankUnited. Currently, Mr. Welsh is the Assistant Vice President and Bank Manager at Bank of the Marquis Bank located in Miami, Florida. Mr. Welsh has…

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Owner, SG Law Group Mr. Garcia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, his Graduate and Juris Doctorate degree. Mr Garcia operates a thriving law practice assisting clients with their corporate, real estate, property associations, and property insurance laims. Additionally, Mr. Garcia has served as the Chair for SCORE in Miami-Dade County and is a certified SCORE counselor, advising…

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CEO, Robert Shemin Worldwide LLC ​Robert graduated from the joint law and MBA degree program at Emory University. After law school, he worked at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in Costa Rica, and in the investment industry, he worked for Goldman Sachs & Co. in securities sales. Robert is a New York Times best-selling…

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Teacher/Mentor Jaylyn started as a student of Student Finance league from the Kristi house and now teaches and mentors fellow survivors. Jaylyn is from Miami and through hard work, she completed a GED and student finance league program and is now teaching students at Camillus House, Miami Rescue Mission, and Honey Shine. While completing the Student Finance League program, she obtained…

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