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November 12, 2020

Howie & John Dorough

Howie & John DoroughDorough Brothers Development & Consulting

www.doroughbrothers.com

For 26 years, Howie has been a part of the Backstreet Boys, one of the most successful groups in music history, with countless #1s, record-setting tours, and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million. A multiple award winning and Grammy-nominated performer, Howie's work with BSB has gone gold and platinum in 46 countries, and BSB has continually delivered the finest pop music one has to offer, making them one of pop’s most influential performers and the best-sellingboy band in history.In July of 2019, Howie released his debut family album “Which One Am I?”Along with People Magazine, Parents Magazine, Sirius XM, Billboard, Buzzfeed and more, Red Tricycle raves “this Backstreet Boy Is Back with a Kids Album You’ll Love” adding “music both you and your kids can agree on is a rare breed, but with Howie’s new album that’s exactly what you’ll get”Entertainment Tonight adds "Seamlessly spanning a variety of genres, from blues to reggae and rock, Howie’s record explores issues bothyoung and old can connect with, like dealing with worry, anxiety and growing up in the shadow of an older sibling, with humor woven in along the way."Produced by Grammy nominee Tor Hyams, “Which One Am I?” is a collection of songs that offer musical reflections of Howie's own childhood and overcoming his insecurities to discover his true self. The songs also inspired his recent family musical theater production "Howie D: Back in the Day," which debuted at the famed Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska in January 2020

November 12, 2020

Laura Anthony

Laura Anthony

Episode #5 : Legal Transactions With Over $2 Billion in M&A Deals Done

Securities Attorney Laura Anthony is the founding partner of Anthony L.G., PLLC, a national corporate, securities and business transactions law firm. For 23 years Ms. Anthony has focused her law practice on small and mid-cap private and public companies, the OTC market, NASDAQ, NYSE MKT, going public transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private placement and corporate finance transactions, Regulation A/A+, Exchange Act and other regulatory reporting requirements, FINRA and DTC requirements, state and federal securities laws, crowdfunding, general corporate law and complex business transactions.

Ms. Anthony and the Anthony L.G., PLLC team have represented issuers, buyers, sellers, underwriters, placement agents, investors, and shareholders in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. Anthony L.G., PLLC has represented in excess of 200 corporate vehicles and private entities in reverse merger, initial public offering and direct public offering transactions.

Attorney Laura Anthony and her experienced legal team provides ongoing corporate counsel to small and midsize private companies, OTC and exchange traded issuers as well as private companies going public on the NASDAQ, NYSE MKT or over-the-counter market, such as the OTCQB and OTCQX. For nearly two decades Anthony L.G., PLLC has served clients providing fast, personalized, cutting-edge legal service. The firm’s reputation and relationships provide invaluable resources to clients including introductions to investment bankers, broker-dealers, institutional investors and other strategic alliances.

The firm’s focus includes, but is not limited to, compliance with the Securities Act of 1933 offer sale and registration requirements, including private placement transactions under Regulation D and Regulation S and PIPE Transactions as well as registration statements on Forms S-1, S-8 and S-4; compliance with the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including registration on Form 10, reporting on Forms 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K, and 14C Information and 14A Proxy Statements; Regulation A/A+ offerings; all forms of going public transactions; mergers and acquisitions including both reverse mergers and forward mergers; applications to and compliance with the corporate governance requirements of securities exchanges including NASDAQ and NYSE MKT; crowdfunding; corporate; and general contract and business transactions.

Attorney Laura Anthony and her firm represents both target and acquiring companies in reverse mergers and forward mergers, including the preparation of transaction documents such as merger agreements, share exchange agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements and reorganization agreements. Ms. Anthony’s legal team prepares the necessary documentation and assists in completing the requirements of federal and state securities laws and SROs such as FINRA and DTC for 15c2-11 applications, corporate name changes, reverse and forward splits and changes of domicile.

Ms. Anthony is an approved PAL and OTC Markets Advisor with OTC Markets Group, the creator and author of SecuritiesLawBlog.com, the security industry’s leading source for news and information, included in the ABA Journal’s “10th Annual Blawg 100,” the producer and host of LawCast.com™, The Securities Law Network, and a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post. Attorney Laura Anthony is recognized by Martindale-Hubbel as one of America’s Most Honored Professionals and the recipient of the Martindale-Hubbel Distinguished® Rating.

Ms. Anthony is a member of various professional organizations including the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the ABA committees on Federal Securities Regulations and Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is a supporter of several community and charities including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Opportunity, Inc., New Hope Charities, the Society of the Four Arts, the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach County Zoo Society, and Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a financial and hands-on supporter of Palm Beach Day Academy, one of Palm Beach’s oldest and most respected educational institutions. She currently resides in West Palm Beach with her husband and daughter.

Ms. Anthony is an honors graduate from Florida State University College of Law and has been practicing law since 1993.

November 12, 2020

Oscar Jofre

Oscar Jofre

Episode #6 : REVOLUTIONIZING the Alternative Private Placement Market

Oscar is currently one of the Top 10 Global Thought Leaders in Equity Crowdfunding, a Top 5 Fintech Influencer, Top 10 Blockchain and a Top 50 InsureTech. He has published an eBook that has been downloaded in over 20 countries, and been distributed by partners worldwide.

Oscar is a featured speaker on Blockchain, Digital Assets, Digital Securities, Securities Token, Fintech,
regulated, equity crowdfunding, compliance, shareholder management, investor relations, and transparency in the USA, Australia, UK, UAE, Peru, Germany, France, Netherlands, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia and China. He speaks to audiences covering alternative finance, digital securities offerings, equity crowdfunding, DSO, STO, TAO, ICO/ITO, RegTech, insurance, banking, legal, and crowdfunding. Oscar also advises the world’s leading research, accounting, law firms and insurance companies on the impact Blockchain, STO, TAO, ICO, Fintech, RegTech, LegalTech, InsurTech and OrgTech is having in their business. He is a member of the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) in the USA, and a contributing author to The

Fintech Book, the world’s first crowdsourced book on Fintech globally. He writes for Sharewise, Locavesting, Equities.com, Business.com, Crowdfund Insider, Crowdfund Beat, Bankless Times, and Agoracom. Oscar has been recognized as one of the 10 most influential

Hispanic Leaders in Canada. In May 2010, Oscar A. Jofre Jr. was recognized by the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper for his accomplishments. Oscar was awarded the Vision 2012 Business Man of the Year by the Toronto Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on September 2012.

November 12, 2020

Jack Ablin

Jack Ablin

Episode #7 : Cresset Capital’s CIO With $11 Billion AUM and $3 Billion in Acquisitions

Cresset is a 21st century private wealth management company that integrates goals-based investing in public market securities with direct investments in private equity and real estate.

As CIO, I’m responsible for investment policy and strategy, levering a deep understanding of the connection that our valued clients have with the growth and preservation of their wealth.

In money management for three decades, I’ve maintained a client-centric view that’s enabled me to see market opportunities and challenges through an investor lens. This insight informs the unique heuristics I apply to build strategies that reflect our clients’ needs and sensibilities. Of significant focus in my role has been risk management – an evolving appreciation of the nature of risk, and its impact on those who rely on their portfolio to finance spending needs.

I engage with an exceptionally bright, motivated team that helps to guide research, policy and investment strategy, ultimately informing our macro-level allocation decisions. While our process-oriented approach allows us to build a consistent risk profile across our different strategies, our investment professionals ultimately deliver highly customized portfolios at the individual level. Given my philosophy that conventional wisdom leads to conventional returns, I endeavor to manage money the way my clients would want to manage it themselves – along with the benefits of our global insight and expertise.

I’ve authored a Wall Street Journal best-seller (Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace), and have been recognized among North America’s the top 100 Wealth Advisors by CityWealth Magazine in 2006, 2010-2018*. My success drivers remain simple: investment performance, delivering on expectations, and effectively communicating our perspectives and strategy.

Mr. Ablin is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and Barron's. He served as a professor of finance at Boston University, Graduate School of Management. Mr. Ablin spent five years as a money and markets correspondent for the NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. He was named one of the Top 100 Wealth Advisors in North America by CityWealth Magazine in 2006, 2010-2017.

He is well versed and an extreme authority in speaking about the volatility of the stock market.

October 12, 2020

Corey Jackson

Corey Jackson

Episode #8 : Transitioning Professional Athletes From Sports to Business

He’s a former NFL athlete. Currently,  the Founder and CEO of Qwerkz, Inc., a LinkedIn Influencer and a corporate speaker.

Qwerkz is a company that takes the most talented athletes in the world and makes them available for companies and brands to create dynamic collaborations, partnerships and meaningful career opportunities.  Simply put, we foster transactional relationships between pro athletes, companies and brands.

What's unique about Qwerkz is that we have an algorithm that helps us determine the best athlete to connect with forward thinking companies or brands.

This helps us provide companies with world class talent that naturally fits into a specific role, position or culture.

As an Influencer and Speaker, he shares tons of insight on entrepreneurship, leadership and winning.

Prior to his official retirement from the NFL in 2008, Jackson formed his own company, Corey Jackson Speaks, which focused on motivational speaking. Jackson provides free daily inspirational messages on social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Twitter. Corey also co-founded Stone Lion, a real estate investment trust.

Jackson is currently the CEO of Qwerkz, a social networking platform and database that allows athletes to form professional networks and find business opportunities.

In 1998, at the age of 19, Jackson quit his job at Walmart and bought a one-way Greyhound bus ticket to Ranger Texas. He attended Ranger College from 1998 to 2000 and received an associate degree.

After graduating from Ranger College in 2000, Jackson earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Nevada where he received a degree in speech communications. While at the University of Nevada, Jackson was voted team captain, and finished sixth in the nation in rebounding. Additionally, he was on the WAC all-defensive team and earned the Alpha Male of the Year Award.

In 2003, Jackson signed with the Cleveland Browns as a rookie free agent and participated on the practice squad. In 2004, Jackson signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns and was added to the active roster, appearing in one game that season. During the 2004 season, Jackson played in NFL Europe, where he won Defensive MVP of the League. The Cleveland Browns released Jackson in 2005. But, shortly thereafter, he signed a contract with the Denver Broncos where he participated on the Broncos' practice squad. In 2006, he signed a two-year contract with the Denver Broncos. In September 2006, Jackson became injured and eventually was released by the Broncos. Jackson officially retired from the NFL in 2008.

In 2017, Jackson launched Qwerkz, social networking platform and database which aims to help professional athletes and former athletes to develop professional relationships and launch business enterprises. Jackson compared the platform to Linkedin in a 2017 interview with HuffPost. Jackson found that it was often difficult for young athletes to adapt to new careers after their athletic careers were over, and that many lacked the resumes and professional connections to be successful entrepreneurs.

Qwerkz was intended to help athletes build ‘social capital’ and connect with companies. Qwerkz translates athletes' experiences in sports into practical skills sets that help them to become more qualified candidates and connect with companies. The Qwerkz app allows athletes to register with the site and begin networking with businesses and enterprises. Athletes can show off their entrepreneurial plans and accomplishments, and can collaborate with each other on personal projects. The app also allows fans to interact with their favorite athletes, and give feedback on their ideas and enterprises.

In 2019 Qwerkz evolved into an executive recruiting firm specifically for pro athletes. Qwerkz takes athletes' experiences and skills and translates the into a traditional format. Jackson stated that he believes this process will give companies a better understanding of the athletes' value and how they can give their company an advantage in the market.

October 7, 2020

Billy Glass

Billy Glass
Episode #10 : Raising Over $300 Million for Real Estate Hospitality Projects

William P. "Billy" Glass has been involved in the Commercial Real Estate business for more than 32 years.Mr. Glass began his career with Hank Dickerson & Company, a Dallas based commercial real estate brokerage and Development Company, where he received extensive training in all facets of the commercial real estate industry and quickly became one of the firm's sales leaders. It was while working at Hank Dickerson & Company that Mr. Glass was first exposed to the utilization and structure of Real Estate Partnerships. In the fall of 1983, Mr. Glass started his own commercial real estate company, raising capital for income-producing, commercial real estate projects as well as land development. He completed 60 real estate related joint ventures and raised in excess of $30,000,000 before selling the firm in 1989 to a publicly traded company based in Atlanta, Georgia.In 1990, Mr. Glass began working as an external wholesaler and consultant, raising equity and debt capital for business enterprises and commercial real estate developments located throughout the United States. Between 1990 and 2006 Mr. Glass raised in excess of $250,000,000 through the broker dealer community via Regulation D, Private Placement Offerings.In 2006, Gentry Mills Consulting, LLC, originally formed in 1996, was renamed Gentry Mills Capital, LLC. Gentry Mills Capital is a real estate investment firm whose purpose is to seek out, package and provide quality commercial real estate investment opportunities to investors represented by investment professionals in the financial services industry.Mr. Glass serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Texas as well as Champions for Life Prison Ministries. Mr. Glass attended Baylor University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. He and his wife, Laura, reside in Southlake, Texas and have 3 grown children.

October 7, 2020

Billy Glass

Billy Glass

Episode #10 : Raising Over $300 Million for Real Estate Hospitality Projects

William P. “Billy” Glass has been involved in the Commercial Real Estate business for more than 32 years.Mr. Glass began his career with Hank Dickerson & Company, a Dallas based commercial real estate brokerage and Development Company, where he received extensive training in all facets of the commercial real estate industry and quickly became one of the firm’s sales leaders. It was while working at Hank Dickerson & Company that Mr. Glass was first exposed to the utilization and structure of Real Estate Partnerships. In the fall of 1983, Mr. Glass started his own commercial real estate company, raising capital for income-producing, commercial real estate projects as well as land development. He completed 60 real estate related joint ventures and raised in excess of $30,000,000 before selling the firm in 1989 to a publicly traded company based in Atlanta, Georgia.In 1990, Mr. Glass began working as an external wholesaler and consultant, raising equity and debt capital for business enterprises and commercial real estate developments located throughout the United States. Between 1990 and 2006 Mr. Glass raised in excess of $250,000,000 through the broker dealer community via Regulation D, Private Placement Offerings.In 2006, Gentry Mills Consulting, LLC, originally formed in 1996, was renamed Gentry Mills Capital, LLC. Gentry Mills Capital is a real estate investment firm whose purpose is to seek out, package and provide quality commercial real estate investment opportunities to investors represented by investment professionals in the financial services industry.Mr. Glass serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics of Texas as well as Champions for Life Prison Ministries. Mr. Glass attended Baylor University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker. He and his wife, Laura, reside in Southlake, Texas and have 3 grown children.

October 7, 2020

Jack Ablin

Jack Ablin

Episode #7 : Cresset Capital’s CIO With $11 Billion AUM and $3 Billion in Acquisitions

Cresset is a 21st century private wealth management company that integrates goals-based investing in public market securities with direct investments in private equity and real estate.

As CIO, I’m responsible for investment policy and strategy, levering a deep understanding of the connection that our valued clients have with the growth and preservation of their wealth.

In money management for three decades, I’ve maintained a client-centric view that’s enabled me to see market opportunities and challenges through an investor lens. This insight informs the unique heuristics I apply to build strategies that reflect our clients’ needs and sensibilities. Of significant focus in my role has been risk management – an evolving appreciation of the nature of risk, and its impact on those who rely on their portfolio to finance spending needs.

I engage with an exceptionally bright, motivated team that helps to guide research, policy and investment strategy, ultimately informing our macro-level allocation decisions. While our process-oriented approach allows us to build a consistent risk profile across our different strategies, our investment professionals ultimately deliver highly customized portfolios at the individual level. Given my philosophy that conventional wisdom leads to conventional returns, I endeavor to manage money the way my clients would want to manage it themselves – along with the benefits of our global insight and expertise.

I’ve authored a Wall Street Journal best-seller (Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace), and have been recognized among North America’s the top 100 Wealth Advisors by CityWealth Magazine in 2006, 2010-2018*. My success drivers remain simple: investment performance, delivering on expectations, and effectively communicating our perspectives and strategy.

Mr. Ablin is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and Barron’s. He served as a professor of finance at Boston University, Graduate School of Management. Mr. Ablin spent five years as a money and markets correspondent for the NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. He was named one of the Top 100 Wealth Advisors in North America by CityWealth Magazine in 2006, 2010-2017.

He is well versed and an extreme authority in speaking about the volatility of the stock market.

October 7, 2020

Seth Farbman

Seth Farbman
Chairman & President of VStock TransferCo-Founder of eSignatureGuaranteeCo-Chairman of Vcheck Global

VstockTransfer.com

Seth currently serves as the Co-Chairman and President of Vstock Transfer which services 800 hundred private and publicly traded companies.

Where Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Seth — a father of seven and grandfather of one — now lives in Woodmere with his wife and children. An active member of the Aish Kodesh community, Seth strives to lead a balanced life of Torah, chesed, business, and family (and basketball!).

“Networking is underutilized. Meaningful relationships and contacts in the business arena are some of the most valuable assets you can build.” - Seth

His most resounding failure… “A long, long time ago — back in the olden days, before the first app launch in July 2008 — I launched a company called WeightView. It was a site where someone could upload a photo of themselves, indicate how much weight they wanted to lose, and our platform would send them a digitized photo of themselves at their desired weight goal. The service was free. And the media coverage was overwhelming. Until I decided to charge a fee for the service. At that point, the only thing I heard was crickets. No one signed up, and shortly thereafter I shut down the business.”

Seth Farbman has built a career in servicing private and public companies. Mr. Farbman was the Co-Founder and President of Vintage Filings which he sold to PR Newswire in 2007. In this role, Mr. Farbman serviced over 3,000 publicly traded companies to provide SEC EDGAR and financial print services related to IPOs, Proxy Statements, Annual Reports, Shareholder Meetings and all aspects of compliance filings.

Mr. Farbman was a founding partner and a Co-Chairman of Vcorp Services which he sold in October 2016 to Wolters Kluwer. Mr. Farbman currently serves as the Chairman and President of V Stock Transfer, with a focus on pre IPO, Nasdaq and NYSE MKT listed issuers. Mr. Farbman is also the Chairman of Vcheck Global, a background and due diligence services company and eSignatureGuarantee.com, an on-line resource for medallion signature guarantees.  Prior to starting Vintage Filings, Mr. Farbman served as a securities attorney at a New York Law Firm with a concentration on securities regulation.

Seth started off a Securities Attorney but decided to start his first business Vintage Filing in 2002 and it started in his basement. The company grew to serve 4,000 public companies and had over 100 people. The company then got bought.

October 7, 2020

Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington
Original Shark from Shark Tank.Seasoned Entrepreneur and Avid Investor

Kevinharrington.tv

Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur for over 40 years. He’s an original “Shark” on the Emmy-winning TV show, Shark Tank. He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co-Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co-Founding board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).Kevin got his start as a young entrepreneur in the early 80s when he invested $25,000 and launched Quantum International. This turned into a $500 million/year business on the New York Stock Exchange and drove the stock price from $1 to $20 per share. After selling his interest in Quantum International, he formed a joint venture with the Home Shopping Network, called HSN Direct, which grew to hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Entrepreneur Magazine has called him one of the top Entrepreneurs of our time.Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each. He’s been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities. Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide. His success led Mark Burnett hand-picking Kevin to become an Original Shark on Shark Tank where he filmed over 175 segments.In today’s competitive world, companies cannot operate the way they have in the past because of the advancements in technology and the digital marketplace. Kevin provides the advice and expertise on how to navigate the constant changing distribution and marketing outlets. Kevin also brings his rolodex and relationships to all companies he works with, including helping to secure financing.