NIBA June 7-8, 2012 New York, NY Conference

Le Parker Meridien, New York, NY
Le Parker Meridien, New York, NY

The National Investment Banking Association (NIBA) was very pleased to present its 122nd investment conference, which was held on June 7-8, 2012 at Le Parker Meridien hotel in New York, NY.

Download the Conference Agenda in .pdf – posted 6/6/2012 10:28 am EST 

The NIBA New York June 2012 Luncheon Panel Discussion Video, “Jobs Act and Crowdfunding” is now posted on our NIBAVideo YouTube channel and on our NIBA Blog page.

2012 NIBA New York June Conference Photos

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Presenting Companies

At NIBA New York, June 7-8, 2012

If you want to contact a company, please follow the guidelines of NIBA’s Ethical Policy and ONLY do so through listed contacts. All licensed persons may click here and view all company General Session presentations in the NIBA Virtual Data Room. NIBA Virtual Data Room users must register to view the detailed presenting company information.

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Amarantus Biosciences, Inc.
Shelly Kraft at
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Artisanal Brands, Inc.
Daniel Dowe at
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Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc.
Sheldon Kraft at
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William Jordan at
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Genetic Immunity, Inc.
James Hock at
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Go Public Group
Michael Fearnow at
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Chuck Bennett at
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Herborium Group, Inc.
Sheldon Kraft at
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Matmown, Inc.
Sheldon Kraft at
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Pizzametry LLC
Paul Bloom at
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Soupman, Inc.
William Jordan at
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Texas Gulf Energy, Inc.
Lisa Loew at
Assure Food and Beverage
Chuck Miller at
Beyond Contests, Inc.
James E. Hock at
Claria Life and Health Insurance Co.
Gregg Jaclin at, Inc.
David Bernard at
Flameret, Inc.
James E. Hock at
Liquid Spins, Inc.
Vicki Barone at
My FA Network, Inc.
Douglas K. Aguililla at
Neostem, Inc.
Robin Smith at
Polyplank AB
Sibel Bloom at
Q Therapeutics
James E. Hock at
Search Initiatives, LLC
Ralph Williams at
Silversun Technologies, Inc.
James E. Hock at
Total Communicator Solutions, Inc.
Nancy Cass at
Viesca Petroleum Fund I
Deborah Salerno at

Luncheon Panel Topic – “JOBS ACT and CROWDFUNDING”

Featured Speakers

Michael Fugler
Chairman, EURO Financial Network, Inc.
Opening, Moderator

Mr. Fugler is a global expert and speaker on Entrepreneurship. Delivering education, training, and demonstration workshops on how to go from an idea on a napkin to a stock exchange listing and all the steps in between. He has developed the Business Mastery System for Entrepreneurs, teaching how to find capital around the world. Whether seminars, webinars, panels, speaking engagements, or public appearances Michael gives an overview of the vision and the knowledge which will give you a clearer understanding of how to develop your “Master Plan” using technology and social media in shaping your client acquisitions and relationships in this new economy and our changing world, ending with how to develop and present your “killer” client presentations that will move clients to action.

Mr. Fugler has been a licensed Attorney for 38 years developing an expertise in international law and finance, international investment and merchant banking. He has also been an Investment Banker for the past 16 of those years being FINRA registered with Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses and establishing offices and providing extensive consulting and guidance to institutional investors throughout Europe and the USA and now Asia.

David Drake
TSL Capital Creation Event Series, LDJ Capital
Crowdfunding, SoHoLoft

David Drake, co-founder of the TSL Capital Creation Event Series and founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital in New York City, has been involved in technology media and telecom (TMT), traditional and renewable energy, project finance, real estate, infrastructure and equity and debt financing for over 20 years. Mr. Drake’s proclivity into Energy, Efficiency and Real Estate intercorrolate directly with the technology segments of TMT investment strategies and clients of LDJ Capital. His network of accessing financing extends all continents from hedge funds, high net-worth investors, Sovereign Wealth Funds, private equity firms, family offices to institutional pension funds, fund of funds and fund of hedge funds. The geographical capital market access is in, but not limited to, US markets and London with exceptional relationships and focus through regular road shows to Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain, Doha, Zurich, Geneva, Frankfurt, Hamburg & Hong Kong. Partner offices are located in Zurich, New York, and Singapore. For charity, Mr. Drake hosted the Harvard Club and Boston Symphony performances at his house and sat on the advisory board of Best Buddies Charity for autistic kids. Mr. Drake has been behind raising $250,000 in charity donations through his produced Carnegie Hall concert series. Mr. Drake speaks 6 languages and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in both Chemistry and Marketing from the American University in Washington, D.C. Mr. Drake holds an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.

Steve Cinelli
Technology in Capital Raising

Steve has been engaged in corporate finance, strategy, business development and financial technology throughout his career. Beginning with Bank of America, he served in its Technology Banking Group, later to become part of Security Pacific Bank’s Merchant Banking Group focused on leveraged buyout financing, and initiated the Bank’s mezzanine lending activities. He served as a principal at Knightsbridge Partners, a private equity firm.

Before “crowdfunding” was became a term, Steve co-founded, in 1999, OffRoad Capital, a private capital market for unregistered securities, enabling emerging growth companies to raise up to $15 million of equity funding through a captive global market of 12,000 accredited investors. Serving on the board and overseeing the investment banking and international activities, he is recognized as the “inventor” on the patent filing of the market system, having designed the framework, protocols, and business model.

Ten years later, Steve founded another market platform, PRIMARQ, which addresses the need to bring new equity capital into the housing finance system. Recognizing that the excessive use of mortgage debt is no longer a viable in financing residential real estate, PRIMARQ is a paradigm shift approach in a multi-trillion dollar market in the US and abroad.

Academically, he received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University, and was awarded a Masters Degree in International Finance from Golden Gate University. A frequent speaker on technology and capital markets, he has served as a founding panelist at Oxford University (UK) in its Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford program, the Global Technology Conference in Southern California and the GrowCalifornia Conference. He has published a number of papers regarding housing finance, sustainable home ownership and mortgage risk mitigation, and has been interviewed on similar topics by the major media.

Steve dedicates significant time to non-profit activities, including serving as Chairman of the Charles A. Becker Foundation and formerly as President of Saints and Sinners Fund, two foundations devoted to needy and deserving children, providing grants for artistic and educational development, family services and health care. He was a founding board member of the California Music Project, a private-public initiative to promote music education within the California school system. Furthering his commitment to music education, he is a Trustee of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, a member of The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation, and has produced a series of concerts and theatrical productions benefiting music education.

Vince Molinari
GATE Technologies
Crowdfunding and Other Platforms

As founder and chief executive officer of GATE Technologies, Vince Molinari has been the driving force behind GATE’s mission to create new market infrastructure that brings transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to the unstructured global alternative asset markets. He is responsible for GATE’s strategic planning and business initiatives, including corporate alliances and strategic partnerships. His vision is based on a core belief that “actionable knowledge” drives investments, and that technology can close the gap between traditional and emerging alternative markets. Vince believes opening the private market for investment can spearhead economic growth and job creation. The company’s initiatives in Impact Investing reflect Vince’s commitment to bringing positive change through financial innovation.

Vince is also the founder of Global Access Holdings LLC, a financial media and analytics company, which identified a global trend line of illiquid securities and the potential market need for alternative asset trading platforms. Prior to Global Access Holdings, he was chairman & CEO of Burlington Capital Markets LLC, a financial services company specializing in institutional execution services and investment banking activities. In addition, he co­­­­­-founded Inculab, a technology business incubator. Mr. Molinari began his career at Lehman Brothers Inc., and has also held senior positions at Janney Montgomery Scott Inc., and Ridgewood Capital Funding, LLC.

Mr. Molinari is an active speaker on issues related to capital markets and early stage companies and has been invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises. In addition Vince consults Members of Congress and Senate on these issues.

Mr. Molinari has been featured on CBC Lang and O’Leary Exchange and been quoted and published in a wide range of business media including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg News, Advance Trading and Securities Technology Monitor.

Ron Russo

GLX is a financial media holding company that has set out to build a “Global Online Investment Community.” The global social finance platform will make the world’s capital markets more open and connected, ultimately changing the way each and every member gets information, communicates, shares and transacts.

Douglas Ellenoff
Attorney, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

Douglas S. Ellenoff is a corporate and securities attorney with a specialty in business transactions and corporate financings. Mr. Ellenoff has represented public companies in connection with their initial public offerings, secondary public offerings, regulatory compliance as well as general corporate governance matters. During his career, he has represented numerous broker-dealers, venture capital investor groups and many corporations involved in the capital formation process.

In the last several years, he has been involved at various stages in numerous registered public offerings, including 100 financings and, with other members of his firm, over 400 private placements into public companies (see PIPEs and Venture Capital), representing either the issuers of those securities or the registered broker-dealers acting as placement agent. Along with other members of his Firm, Mr. Ellenoff has been involved at various stages with over 70 registered blind pool offerings (commonly referred to as “SPACs”; 27 of which have consummated their IPO’s raising over $1.5 billion). In addition to our IPO experience with SPACs, he has been involved with 20 SPAC M&A assignments. He also provides counsel with regard to their respective ongoing (SEC, AMEX and NASD) regulatory compliance.

Richard J. Salute
Certified Public Accountant, J.H. Cohn, LLP

Richard J. Salute, CPA, is Capital Markets and SEC Practice Director with J.H. Cohn. As an expert in SEC matters, Rich has been the key accounting and finance professional in numerous initial public offerings, and has represented clients that trade securities on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ and other over-the-counter markets. Rich is the Office Managing Partner for J.H. Cohn’s Long Island office. He has over 35 years of audit, accounting and tax experience.

Prior to joining J.H. Cohn, Rich spent 29 years at a global accounting firm managing complex audits for both public and private companies. During his tenure there, he was responsible for providing clients with strategic planning services, as well as consultation with regard to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and process evaluation. Rich’s clients included large multinational companies and entrepreneurial start ups. In addition to his client responsibilities, he started three businesses for that firm – the Enterprise Group (New York Metropolitan area), the Technology Practice (New York office) and the Bankruptcy and Corporate Recovery Practice (nationwide).

Rich is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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