NIBA March 25-26, 2019 New York, NY Conference

The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) was proud to host its 146th investment conference on March 25-26, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Times Square in New York City.

Since 1982, The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) has been serving the micro-cap and small-cap investment community. We have hosted 145 investment conferences showcasing public and private companies seeking access to the financial industry. Our network has raised over $15 billion and are responsible for 90% of all IPOs under $20 million. We are made up of thousands of investment professionals representing over 60 key industry services and include over 8800 registered representatives that have over $78 billion assets under management.

Videos of the 2019 March NIBA New York Panel Discussion – “State of the Union on Today’s Capital Formation Process” – Damon D. Testaverde, Chairman, Network 1 Financial Securities, Dan Zinn, General Counsel, OTC Markets, Richard Friedman, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin, and Robert Giordano, Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc., the Panel Discussion – “Cannabis: Where Do We Go From Here?” – David Bracht, Co-Chair, National Hemp Group, KutaRock, Benjamin Lee, CEO and Chairman of the Board, CIFT Group, and Karen Ard, Managing Director, Boustead Securities, and the Presenter Meeting – “The Reg A Rights Offering: A New Capital Raising Strategy for Public Companies” – Richard Kreger, Sr. Mng. Director of Inv. Banking, RHK Capital, and Andrea Cataneo, NIBA Director and Partner, Sheppard Mullin have been posted on the NIBA Blog. These videos are also available on our NIBAVideo YouTube channel.

2019 March NIBA New York Panel Discussion – “State of the Union on Today’s Capital Formation Process” – Damon D. Testaverde, Chairman, Network 1 Financial Securities, Dan Zinn, General Counsel, OTC Markets, Richard Friedman, Esq., Partner, Sheppard Mullin, and Robert Giordano, Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc.

2019 March NIBA New York Panel Discussion – “Cannabis: Where Do We Go From Here?” – David Bracht, Co-Chair, National Hemp Group, KutaRock, Benjamin Lee, CEO and Chairman of the Board, CIFT Group, and Karen Ard, Managing Director, Boustead Securities

2019 March NIBA New York Presenter Meeting – “The Reg A Rights Offering: A New Capital Raising Strategy for Public Companies” – Richard Kreger, Sr. Mng. Director of Inv. Banking, RHK Capital, and Andrea Cataneo, NIBA Director and Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Presenting Companies:

Our Conferences

  • Are one-and-a-half day fast-paced intimate events showcasing public and private companies, regardless of size or industry, who are actively seeking access to the financial industry.
  • Are designed to capitalize upon expended time for all conference attendees.
  • Morning sessions feature initial 10-minute overview presentations by Presenting Companies.
  • Afternoon sessions provide the opportunity for attendees to fully engage interested parties with full presentations, affording time for in-depth question and answers via scheduled one-on-one meetings.
  • Include informational panels and speakers, a welcome reception, breakfast, lunch, breaks and a closing reception.

Attendees Are:

Registered Investment Advisors, Private Equity Groups, Investors, Family Offices, Investment Bankers, Broker Dealers, Boutique Corp. Finance, Specialized Investment Brokerages, Venture Capital Groups, Fund Managers and industry service providers.


At FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP, we have a vested interest in the success of our clients. We work tirelessly to solve your business problems and to overcome challenges that keep you from reaching your goals. We add value to your business with custom-tailored strategies designed to help you achieve optimal legal and financial results. We take the time to acquire a deep understanding of your business and individual needs by truly listening to your concerns. We take pride in offering a level of attention and responsiveness often lacking at larger firms, while keeping close and lasting relationships with our clients, standing by their sides through good times and bad. The bottom line is clear: if you don’t succeed, we don’t succeed.

FitzGerald Yap Kreditor LLP provides high-level expertise, guidance and legal representation to clients ranging from small businesses and entrepreneurs to large public corporations. Our attorneys know the nuances of the law as well as the practical demands of business. Our size gives us the advantages of increased efficiency and agility, while avoiding unnecessary overhead and administrative costs. This translates into the experienced counsel you need, without the inflated rates you don’t.

We provide a level of service and expertise that rivals the largest law firms, but consciously delivered in a more personal, attentive and cost-effective manner. Our team of skilled business attorneys, real estate and environmental lawyers and securities counsel makes every effort to treat each client as though they were our only client. We recognize that our only business is serving your business and we make sure that you are kept informed at every stage of your transaction or case.

Contact: Lynne Bolduc, Esq., 16148 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618. Telephone: (949) 788-8900. Email:

Since its founding in 1990, Hanover International has advised hundreds of micro, small and mid-cap companies – both public and private – with defining and implementing effective capital formation, new business development and institutional shareholder relations strategies.

Our team is composed of a group of professionals across a number of disciplines that provide comprehensive advice, support and guidance to companies, both private and public, interested in entering the capital markets.

With offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Hanover International is comprised of a talented team of professionals with proven expertise in the areas of corporate finance, market awareness, SEC law and compliance, market research and analysis, corporate management and new business development.

Contact: James E. Hock, 44 Wall Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Telephone: 760-564-7400. Email:

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP is a full service Global 100 firm handling corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. From our 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia, we offer global solutions to our clients around the world, providing seamless representation in multiple jurisdictions.

We are a firm that truly puts clients first. And this sets us apart. We don’t just give lip service to client service. Every attorney and staff member has a plaque in his/her work space listing our client service expectations. We regularly give “Clients First” awards to attorneys and staff members who “go the extra mile” for our clients. Client service is part of our culture and permeates everything we do.

Contact: Andrea Cataneo, Partner, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112-0015. Telephone: 212-634-3096. Email:

At Sutton Funding, we offer the flexibility to create small business loans with terms that meet your specific needs as a borrower. Our high approval rates mean that we can say ‘yes’ when other lenders say no.

You’ll work with dedicated Loan Specialist who has specific knowledge about your industry and wi ll provide you one-on-one personalized service. 24 hour approvals, 24-48 hour funding, advances ranging from $10,000 to $5,000,000, multiple funding options available.

We recognize that not everyone has a perfect credit score, but we believe that should not stop you from accessing working capital. Our goal is to find the best possible funding program to meet your needs and grow your business!

Contact: Marc Kalter, 135 E 57th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022. Telephone: (646) 779-3948. Email:


Carmel, Milazzo & DiChiara LLP has a combined 40+ years of experience in representing clients in corporate transactions, and business and commercial disputes. Our team has significant experience in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts, as well as arbitration forums, from the initiation of the action through trial.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, the firm reflects the sophistication of the business and financial capital of the world. Our committed and skilled attorneys represent a broad client base including individuals, start-ups, small and mid-sized private companies, public companies, brokers, broker-dealers, private equity firms and hedge funds

Contact: Peter DiChiara, Esq., Partner, 261 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Telephone: 646-838-1312. Email:

RRBB Accountants and Advisors is a full-service accounting, advisory and consulting firm located in central NJ. We put our client relationships first by providing responsive, quality service at reasonable rates. We have been in public accounting, delivering high quality accounting and advisory services for over 50 years and have experts with vast experience in many disciplines. We can be your one source for many resources. Founded in 1961 as Rosenberg Rich Baker Berman & Company, RRBB has grown to become one of the most respected accounting firms in the state, serving clients across the U.S. and worldwide, with 11 partners and 60 plus professional staff working out of our two offices.

RRBB offers big firm capabilities with boutique firm attention. Specifically some of the many services; Accounting, Audit, tax, estate planning and consulting, valuation and litigation support, CFO outsourcing and FINOP services, Asset and Wealth management, Professional practices consulting, Consulting services to startups and early stage companies from formation to due diligence.

Contact: Brian F. Zucker, CPA, 265 Davidson Ave. #210, Somerset, NJ 07719. Telephone: 908-231-1000. Email:


BANQ® is the internet marketplace that is reinventing the primary capital markets. We are giving meaning back to public offerings and enabling the crowd to participate in deals typically reserved for institutions and Wall Street. Our base of qualified investors will get the opportunity to invest in deals by emerging-growth companies. We are bringing back the Small Cap IPO and marrying Main Street with Wall Street.

BANQ® completed the first ever Reg A+ to the NYSE MKT with its client MYOMO. That offering was a historic moment for the industry!

Contact: Mark Elenowitz, 1450 Broadway, 26th Fl, New York, NY 10018. Telephone: 917-512-0822. Email:

BenXchange’s mission is to develop new and better way to search for Insurance and Financial solutions. This not only delivers the best product but also achieves a cost-effective price.

Our philosophy at BenXchange is to always to put our clients’ interest at the forefront of everything we do. We believe by doing this, we build a trust and relationship which will foster not only customer satisfaction but more importantly customer loyalty. Our goal is to be our clients’ trusted advisors. To be the place where they can turn for an unbiased opinion.

Contact: Timothy Hillert, CEO, One World Trade, 85th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Telephone: (212) 390-8207 Ext. 1002. Email:, Inc. (OTCQB: CIIX), founded in 1999, endeavors to be a leading financial information website that provides real-time market commentary, analysis, and educational related services to Chinese-speaking investors via the company’s dynamic financial website, The Company went public on OTCQB in January 2012 under the symbol CIIX.

After recognizing unprecedented opportunities in the U.S. cannabis industry, started laying the groundwork to capitalize on the growing demand for Cannabidiol-based (CBD) nutrition and health products. By the end of 2016, the Company has begun implementing its plans for a new website, mobile application and online distribution of CBD oils for the booming global Medical Marijuana industry. While marijuana use in China is illegal, cannabis-based oils including Hemp based CBD’s are legal, thus opening a potential market of nearly two billion people for the Company.

Contact: Warren Wang, 227 W. Valley Blvd., Suite 208A, San Gabriel, CA 91776. Telephone: 626-589-2468. Email:

The CFO Squad prides itself with making life easier for CEOs, CFOs, auditors, legal counsel and others with a variety of financial reporting services, and we do it at a fraction of the cost of a full accounting staff. Our core business in helping clients with their SEC Compliance (S-1, 8K, 10K, 10Q and other SEC filings). We do everything that auditors are prohibited from doing for management.

We provide essential pre-audit, technical accounting or financial reporting skills needed file SEC reports on-time, or bankers and investors informed. From start-ups with no accounting staff to multi-national companies, our services are tailored to fit the needs of clients from around the world.

Contact: Joseph Himy, 46 Main Street, Ste. 119, Monsey, NY 10952. Telephone: 845-613-3394. Email:

The law firm of Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC is committed to providing superior service while adhering to the highest ethical standards.

We possess a broad base of knowledge and extensive experience – which provides a distinct advantage to our clients. The firm carefully selects its attorneys from among the top professionals in the legal field.

Contact: Louis Taubman, 1450 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Telephone: 917-512-0827. Email:

For over a decade V-Rooms has been the SECURE, EASY-TO-USE, and AFFORDABLE Virtual Data Room provider of choice for accountants, investment bankers, private equity firms, M&A advisors and many others.

Contact: Karen Perkins, 3501 Sycamore School Road, Ste. #125-127, Fort Worth, TX 76133. Telephone: (817) 203-8353. Email:


Accesswire (Issuer Direct®) is an industry-leading communications and compliance company focusing on the needs of corporate issuers. Issuer Direct’s principal platform, Platform id., empowers users by thoughtfully integrating the most relevant tools, technologies and services, thus eliminating the complexity associated with producing and distributing financial and business communications. Headquartered in RTP, NC, Issuer Direct serves more than 2,000 public and private companies in more than 18 countries.

Contact: Brian Balbirnie, 500 Perimeter Park Drive Suite D, Morrisville, NC 27560. Telephone: (919) 481-4000. Email:

Investor Outreach for the Digital Age. Leverage’s innovative digital tools, advanced distribution networks, and guaranteed visibility to accelerate your company’s awareness, investor engagement, and success.

Contact: Dennis Beckert, 10736 Jefferson Blvd, #1054, Culver City, CA 90230. Telephone: 310-822-5500. Email:

About Crowne Plaza Times Square

Crowne Plaza Times Square is perfectly located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, situated directly on Broadway between 48th and 49th Streets at the doorstep to Times Square. With breathtaking views from each of their 795 spacious guestrooms, Crowne Plaza Times Square defines hospitality as New York’s friendliest hotel. They provide you the power to choose when and how you access all that New York has to offer. Just beyond the front doors are headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, and the best shopping, theater and historical attractions in the city. Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the greatest musical theater anywhere in the world aren’t just a cab ride away — they’re mere steps away. On-site, guests will enjoy dining and cocktails overlooking Broadway and Times Square, plus an on-site New York Sports Club that is one of the largest private health clubs in NYC.