Mr. Brooks has two decades of institutional capital markets and investment banking experience. He focuses on capital raising and project finance across a spectrum of financial structures. Mr. Brooks has worked on transactions relating to power generation, natural gas E&P, renewable energy technologies, defense, technology, and commercial real estate. He has cultivated long-standing relationships with company management teams and financial institutions including insurance companies, private equity groups, hedge funds, venture capital funds, family offices and local and regional banks. Based on this network, Mr. Brooks offers valuable insight into specific market conditions and prevailing institutional investor sentiment. He has held senior positions in global institutional capital markets and investment banking at The Robinson-Humphrey Company, Merrill Lynch, Pali Capital and THiNKGREEN! Global Advisors. Mr. Brooks is an honors graduate from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Mr. Casey has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has extensive transactional experience in consumer products, energy, alternative energy, gaming, telco, and special situation financings within the capital markets sectors. As a partner at Kidder Peabody, he oversaw the sales and trading desk. He was co-head of the high-yield group at both Guggenheim Capital Markets and Cohen & Company. Mr. Casey was a partner at Miller Tabak Roberts, where he headed the firm’s trading desk. He has a wealth of experience in investment banking products, including public and private equity and senior secured and preferred securities. He has established and has strong relationships with many institutional clients, including hedge funds, mutual funds, financial advisors, and insurance companies. Mr. Casey has a BA in Business Administration from Westchester College.
Mr. Fischer has extensive experience on both the sell-side and buy-side of the securities and advisory businesses. Howard serves as one of our lead healthcare investment bankers. He has held senior investment banking positions at UBS Global Investment Banking, Prudential Securities, and Furman Selz. Mr. Fischer was an analyst and portfolio manager at Silverback Asset Management, a $1.5 billion fund, as well as at SCO Financial Group, a fund that took controlling positions in distressed publicly-traded companies. For many years Mr. Fischer specialized in healthcare, but also has extensive experience in an array of industries including consumer/retail, media/entertainment, financial services, energy, and special situations. He has considerable experience in public and private capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and related transactions. Mr. Fischer has served as an independent advisor to some of the largest private equity groups, hedge funds, and venture capital firms in the country and has served as an expert witness for clients in major valuation, securities, and investment banking-related cases.. Mr. Fischer received an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a CPA.
Dana Levy Germain
Ms. Levy Germain has over 15 years of professional fundraising experience. Since 1998, she has marketed private equity and venture capital funds targeting international and domestic institutional investors. She has raised initial venture capital for entrepreneurs seeking institutional capital and has brought institutional investors into later round capital raises for growing companies. Prior to 1998, Ms. Levy-Germain was the Vice President of the International Fund for Renewable Energy and Efficiency in Washington DC. She has also held international marketing and business development positions with the Pacific Asia Travel Association in Singapore and Shiseido in Tokyo. Ms. Levy Germain holds a MBA from Thunderbird, as well as an MS and BA from the University of Cincinnati.
Mr. Jalundhwala has over 24 years of diverse professional experience in the areas of institutional capital raising, investment advisory, management consulting, and corporate finance. Since 2004, he has worked with institutions and family offices globally providing them investment advisory services largely on alternative investments. Post 2008, Mr. Jalundhwala has focused on capital raising for private equity & venture capital fund managers and private companies from origination to distribution, and has successfully secured numerous commitments from global investors. Over the last several years, he has developed and expanded significant institutional relationships across North America, UK, Western Europe, GCC Region, and South Asia including India. With his extensive network and access in both US & India, Mr. Jalundhwala has often been the bridge to connect global investors and companies to US/Indian fund managers and companies. Prior to joining Bradley Woods in New York, he has worked in US with Bhargava Capital as a Managing Director on private equity fund raising, with UBS as a Financial Advisor, with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young as a Management Consultant focused on financial services industry, and earlier in India with Gujarat State Financial Services as Head of Corporate Finance and with Larsen & Toubro and Ingersoll Rand as an Executive. Mr. Jalundhwala has a MBA in Finance from University of Mumbai and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Gujarat, India. Through Conflux Capital LLC, Mr. Jalundhwala provides management consulting and business development services to private companies that are focused on expansion in the US and South Asia.
Mr. Zappulla has over 30 years of wide-ranging experience in the securities industry in areas such as investment banking, research and research sales, equity and derivative trading, and risk management. He began his career as an analyst with American Express Co. He then moved to Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ), where he spent ten years as part of a management team focused on building the firm’s institutional equity business. Mr. Zappulla joined SGWarburg (New York and London) as part of a four-person management team responsible for the firm’s US equity effort worldwide. He later joined Mabon Securities where he helped restructure the 100-year old brokerage firm, which returned to profitability and was then acquired during his tenure. More recently, Mr. Zappulla has focused on investment banking, including the financing of microcap and small cap companies, M&A advisory, and corporate finance consulting for publicly-traded companies. He is currently serves as a senior advisor to Safety Quick Lighting & Fans Corp.’s Board of Directors. Mr. Zappulla received an MBA from the Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University.
Yvonne is a seasoned Wall Street professional with over 25 years experience. She has secured funding for numerous companies large and small, counseled and provided advisory services to many public and private companies, and has established and extensive network of retail and institutional investors, globally. Yvonne began her career in venture capital as an analyst and worked 16 years in institutional equities sales for bulge bracket firms including First Manhattan, SG Warburg, Kemper Securities, ABN-AMBRO and Friedman, Billings, Ramsey. Yvonne received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Dickinson College and an MBA from Tulane University, and also studied international law at the University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany). She is FINRA registered, Series 7, 63, and 79. Yvonne is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Waterkeeper Alliance.