Anthony George

Nautical Control Solutions – CEO & President Mr. George is an advisor and investing partner with Global Trust Group and is President and CEO of Nautical Control Solutions.  He is responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the company as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He began his control systems engineering career in 1988 at Temple-Inland where he served …

Ali Najafian

Trendy Butler – Founder Mr. Najafian is the  founder of Trendy Butler and serves as the President and CTO. In 1994, Ali created one of the very first proprietary online shopping cart systems which served major brands like ESPN and Clear Channel. He then settled at Maverick Records where he conceptualized, designed and created online platforms for widely known artists/brands …

Rahul Sonnad

Advisor & Investing Partner Tesloop, President & Co-Founder Mr. Sonnad is a seasoned founder & operator that sold his first digital video startup to Comcast for >$100m. Rahul is President & Co-founder of Tesloop.  Prior to Tesloop Rahul founded Geodelic Systems, Inc. in 2007 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Rahul also co-founded the Platform, Inc., in 2000 and …

Haydn Sonnad

Tesloop – Founder & Chief Evangelism Officer Mr. Sonnad is a true entrepreneur founding Tesloop in 2015 at age 16.  Since then he has been an auto enthusiast and first-class travel aficionado since his early teens. He is an enthusiastic Tesla shareholder and is on a mission to ensure that electric & semi-autonomous cars are used to their full potential.

John Wood

Syndicate Ventures – Founder & CEO John Wood, a professional fighter and industry veteran has been in the MMA world for over 15 years and trained some of the whos’ who of UFC and top fighting organizations fighters including, Forest Griffin, Mike Pyle, Martin Kampman, Frank Mir, “Big Country” Nelson and many others. He was an assistant coach on The …

Stephen George

Advisor & Investing Partner Surkus, CEO Stephen’s career began at Groupon as Head of Operations, building their operational foundation and seeing them through their IPO in 2011. Before joining as Surkus’ CEO, Stephen was an investor in what was then an events-based promotion company. Since joining as CEO, Stephen applied his knowledge of technology, relationship building and excess inventory optimization to automate and scale …

Emerald Listermann

Riveting Entertainment – Co-Founder & CFO Mrs. Listermann partnered with Andrew Listermann to create Riveting Entertainment serving as the CFO. She oversees the company’s finances, as well as ensures the company’s profitability and growth. In addition to being CFO, Emerald also embarked on developing the Production department of the company as Executive Producer, from over-all production accounting organization to on-set production …

Scott Sheridan

Riveting Entertainment – Vice President Mr. Sheridan joined the Riveting Entertainment team in November of 2014 with almost three decades in the hospitality, entertainment and promotion industry. During the early 90s, he founded the Cincinnati-based Entertainment promotional company Loco Bros, managing hundreds of events for almost a decade. In 2000, top restaurant mogul Jeff Ruby hired Scott to launch a multimillion-dollar renovation of Jeff …

Eric Suen

Mr. Suen was one of the first employees at Archaea International Corporation (DBA Aqua Forest Aquarium) where he focused on sales, customer relations and product user interface development.  Eric holds a B.S. from the University of California, San Diego.

Will Ford

Aqua Design Innovations – Investing Advisor Mr. Ford is President and Co-founder of Launchboom.com, a product launch system and full service marketing agency that manages the entire crowdfunding process. Will has started and exited 3 companies. His most recent company Petbox has grown from $30,000 in sales to $1.5 million in 2014 and was on track to hit $5 million …