Founder and President of Wall Street Strategic Capital, Inc. (“WSSC”). Previously served as General Manager and CFO of a prominent independent investor relations firm. Headed up the firm’s consulting and capital sourcing/structuring business, also had oversight of company’s portfolio and trading responsibilities. Prior work history includes CEO of a boutique mezzanine fund based in the Midwest, CFO of Stevens Industries, Inc. (major woodworking firm), Group Controller for Sequa Corp. (NYSE manufacturer and refurbisher of jet engine components for commercial and military aircraft), and various managerial positions at Caterpillar, Inc. (Fortune 100 manufacturer of earthmoving equipment and diesel engines). Earned Distinguished Alumnus Award from Eastern Illinois University and also from the University's School of Business. Is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. Received Accounting degree from Eastern Illinois University and MBA from University of Illinois Executive MBA Program.