Consultant Jamaican born entrepreneur, Kesi Gibson grew up in the world of art & fashion. Her formal career has been in the investment banking arena, where she’s worked for the likes of Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Veronis Suhler Stevenson (Private Equity). She earned her BA in International Relations & Economics from Mount…

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CEO, Third Friday Management LLC Michael has spent the last 25 years in the securities industry and the last 20 years in the investment business. Michael set up Third Friday Management, LLC where he manages The Third Friday Total Return Fund, L.P., an options hedge fund and advises governments and sovereign wealth funds.  He also…

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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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