Mr. Matthew Kibble

Mr. Kibble is an experienced financial services executive across asset management and investment banking (M & A, capital markets), emerging market equities and derivatives. Matthew began his career as an accountant at Ernst and Young and spent 5 years with JPMorgan Chase in the Consumer, Healthcare and Retail Investment Banking and Institutional Asian Equities and Derivatives before launching the Latin American investment vehicle Everlight Capital. He later joined the family office private investment vehicle Cap-Meridian Ventures as a partner with a broad mandate to invest in numerous asset classes globally, mainly disruptive technologies with superior operations teams. Early stage portfolio companies included: Casper, Compass, Credible, Modern Meadow, Palantir and Peloton.

With a similar thesis but now more opportunistic (including more consumer companies) Matthew originates, structures and invests through Australy International and Kibble Holdings. The portfolio includes  Andina Acquisition Corporation II and III (SPACs), Dogiz, Dr Sniff, Kibble Pet, Kibble Pet Groom (Pet vertical), Eaton Hemp, Ilegal Mezcal, Out East Rosé (Consumer focus), Amigo Technologies, Conexus AI, Kaptyn Transportation, Mode Maison, Nantero, Sargon Capital, Triax Technologies, YouPlus and Zefun (Tech focus).

Matthew is a director of Andina Acquisition Corporation III, Eaton Hemp, Kaptyn, Kibble Pet and Sargon Capital.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Finance and Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biomedical Sciences, both from the University of Queensland, Australia

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Mr. Bryan Chambers

Bryan Chambers serves as the Vice President of Accelerator and Investment Fund at Capital Factory where he manages the firms venture team across the state of Texas that sources and evaluates technology startups for Capital Factory’s programs and investment. Prior to joining Capital Factory Bryan was a founding team member of Fixd Repair, a Home Warranty Insurance and Home Services company that successfully exited to ANGI Home Services in January of 2019. Bryan was also the founding director of the Blackstone LaunchPad in partnership with the University of Texas and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. In addition to his work as an entrepreneur and venture investor, Bryan is a member of the faculty at UT Dallas where he leads experiential learning for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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Ms. Desirée Patno

Named the highest-ranking woman and 4th overall Top Real Estate Influencer to Follow by Entrepreneur.com in 2017, Desirée Patno is a leader helping women establish strong economic foundations for the future. With over 26 years in real estate and championing gender equality, the CEO and President of Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE) and the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) has left her mark on diverse real estate sectors, selling over 6,000 properties, providing relocation services for major Fortune 100 companies, and connecting entrepreneurs to billions of dollars in business resources

Patno is a national speaker and commentator featured at several agencies, organizations and publications including the White House; MBA’s Annual Convention & Expo and Summit on Diversity and Inclusion; CIFS Financial Services Expo; National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), a nonpartisan advisor to the President, Congress and SBA; Million Women Mentors and others

She resides on the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) Leadership Advisory Council and Enterprising Women Advisory Board. In 2016, she was honored with HousingWire’s Women of Influence award and was selected the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women in Business Champion of the Year.

In 2012, Patno won the prestigious Enterprising Women of the Year award as well as HousingWire’s Women of Influence award for the first time. NAWRB is honored to be one of only 11 organizations listed as a Women’s Entrepreneurship Partner for the SBA.

Since 2010, NAWRB has raised awareness of diverse opportunities, supporting the Office(s) of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) which is tasked with the development and implementation of workforce and supplier diversity standards for the multi-trillion dollar housing sector. NAWRB contributes greatly to the success of the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program which presently awards $19.67 billion of federal small business contracts to women-owned small businesses.
Patno is the Publisher of NAWRB Magazine—winner of the APEX Award for Publication Excellence in 2015, 2016 and 2017—and is a monthly contributor to RISMedia’s Real Estate Magazine, National Mortgage Professional Magazine and various industry publications.

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Mr. Richard Delgado

Richard Delgado is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor who partners with early-stage companies to bring innovative ideas and technologies to market. As the Managing Director of ERA Capital Partners, Richard oversees the investment selection, capital formation, and go-to-market strategies for a portfolio of investments in the high-tech, healthcare, and energy sectors. Prior to these roles, Richard was a Global Director for American Express Global Corporate Payments where he was responsible for identifying and closing over $4.3B in new business with the company’s largest global commercial clients. During his tenure he managed new product development, data analytics consulting and international sales & marketing programs. Additionally, Richard has led diverse global finance, supply chain, manufacturing and operational consulting engagements with some of the world’s leading companies including AT&T, ExxonMobil, Ericsson, CEMEX, Owens Corning, and Celanese.

Richard is a seasoned and innovate business advisor with leadership experience in strategy, M&A, operational transformation, turnarounds/restructuring, complex commercial negotiation, and private equity transactions. Richard holds a BA in Political Science from Swarthmore College and an MBA in International Marketing from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and ESADE Business School. Richard was also a fellow in Organizational Development & Change Management at Johns Hopkins University. Richard resides in Dallas, Texas where he is active in several community and non-profit organizations.

 

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Mr. Bradley Laye

Bradley Laye is a notable non-profit professional executive having raised or led teams that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in annual campaigns, capital campaigns and planned giving/endowments.  He retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas in July 2019 having taken over in 2013 as one of the youngest CEO’s of a larger Federated city.  Prior to assuming that position in 2013, Bradley was the Chief Operating Officer at the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

Bradley served as the Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island where he was responsible for all financial resource development including endowment and planned giving, the annual campaign, capital and supplemental gifts.  He also worked at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta as the Legacy Officer stewarding “mega gifts” in the Atlanta Jewish Community.  He began his career as a Jewish professional as the CEO of Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, one of the youngest to ever serve as a Hillel CEO.

He is an honors graduate from Tulane University.  After college, he spent one year learning at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

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Mr. Josh Ungerman

Mr. Ungerman’s experience as aformer IRS Senior TrialAttorney andDepartment of Justice(DOJ)Special Assistant U.S. Attorney areinvaluable in helping clients with IRS civiltax and criminaltax controversy matters at all levels alongwithtax and estateplanning. The tax and estate matters in whichJosh is involved are typically very complex fromboth a factual and legalperspective. These matters often requirelegal and accountingskills. Josh is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Ungermanis involvedin defending Taxpayers & issues against IRS inquiries and actions. The IRS defense practicecovers Civil and CriminalExams, InvestigationsandTrials. Many of Josh’s Tax Controversy matters include an offshorecomponent.

Mr. Ungermanis often calledupon to remediate non-compliant offshorestructures and adviseonoffshore compliancerequirements.
Mr. Ungermanis selectedtomany “Best of”attorney listsbyhis peers including: Best Lawyers, D Magazine and Texas Monthly. Hewas selected to the Texas SuperLawyersTop 100 Lawyers inTexas list.

Prior to joiningthe firmin 1994, he was a civilprosecutor for the InternalRevenueService,Dallas District Counsel office. Hewas also a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of JusticeinDallas duringhistime as a civil prosecutor. Prior to becoming an IRS attorneyof aspecial assistant U.S. attorney, he served asa law clerk tothe HonorableCarolynM. Parrat the United States Tax Court inWashington, D.C.
Joshis a frequentspeaker ontaxtopics including domestic and offshoreIRS exams, IRS estatetaxstrategies, tax shelter defense,recent tax legislation, IRS criminaltaxinvestigation techniques, statetax controversy issuesand IRS offshorecomplianceissues.
Mr. Ungermanwas admittedtopractice in Texas in 1990.

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Mr. Alan Davis

Alan is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law and is an American College of Trust and Estates Counsel Fellow. He maintains his CPA License. He represents clients in all phases of business planning, estate planning, and probate. Alan’s expertise is focused on designing and implementing plans to accomplish his clients’ objectives regarding the disposition of their estate, as well as taking maximum advantage of the credits and exemptions provided under the Internal Revenue Code for federal estate and gift taxes. His estate planning practice is devoted to creatively reducing the extent to which an estate is subject to estate taxes.

Alan’s business planning practice includes counseling clients with respect to establishment, operation and tax reporting requirements of their business transactions. Primary emphasis is placed on the most tax efficient manner of transferring business interests to family members while also providing second (and third) generations with the best chance of family business continuance.
Alan also counsels clients in all aspects of their charitable planning and charitable entities as to their formation and operation.
In the area of probate law, Alan represents executors in the administration and settlement of estates, in addition to preparing estate and inheritance tax returns on both the federal and state level.
Alan frequently speaks on numerous federal tax matters involving businesses, individuals, and estates.
Alan was admitted to practice in Texas in 1988.

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The 2019 Houston Family Office & High Net Worth Annual Conference

May 2019 Agenda:

08:00-09:00 am Registration and Refreshments
09:00-09:10 am Opening Remarks: Mr. Denny Chared, Founder & CEO, DC Finance
Conference Moderator: Ms. Desirée Patno, CEO, NAWRB
09:10-09:30 am The Tiger 21 Panel
Moderator: Mr. Rick Gornto, Houston Chair, TIGER 21 Houston
With: Dr. Steven Kaufman, Founder & Chief Acceleration Officer, Zeus Trust; Mr. Steven Wyatt, Co-Founder, Wyatt Energy, Mr. Tony Annunziato, Sole Member, Annunziato Holdings
A discussion about what Tiger 21 is and how it can be relevant to you. The panelists will be asked questions about their experiences with T21, their investments with T21 and the value of T21 to their family and themselves.
09:30-09:50 am Fireside Chat – What’s behind the Numbers: The Value of Team, Partners, Values, and Culture
Moderator: Ms. Stephanie Campbell, Managing Director, Houston Angel Network
With: Mr. Jay Steinfeld, Founder & CEO, Blinds.com (a Home Depot company)
and Mr. Daniel Cotlar, COO, Apartment Butler and former CMO, Global Custom Commerce
Exploring steps that position your business or investment for maximum growth, investor credibility, and ultimately, selling price.
09:50-10:00 am Cannabis Investing: A Private Equity Perspective – Ms. Codie Sanchez, Managing Director, Cresco Capital Partners, LLC; Mr. Matt Hawkins, Managing Partner, Cresco Capital Partners, LLC
Thoughts on how to access this generational wealth creation event from the first growth equity fund in the space. 
10:00-10:10 am The Most Secure Private Sector Precious Metals Storage in the Nation - Mr. Sean Forbes, Managing Director, Texas Bullion Depository
10:10-10:40 am The Oil and Gas Panel 
Moderator: Mr. Brad Holmes, Managing Director, EnergyConnect.com
With: Mr. E. Will Gray, II, CEO, Remnant Oil Company; Mr. Jim Holmes, Executive Vice President, Lightning Fluid Services, Mr. Tim Krebs, CFO, Wolf Resources LLC
This panel consists of three companies in the oil and gas business; one oilfield service company, one E&P company and one mineral company who have an investment opportunity that will be of interest to family offices.
10:40-10:50 am Tax Incentives – America’s Business Paradise – Mr. Kamal I. Latham, CEO, United States Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority
10:50-11:10 am Refreshment Break
11:10-11:30 am Special Keynote Presentation: Journey to Success – the Founders Kitchen Model – Mr. Uri Levine, Waze Co-Founder & Serial Entrepreneur
Mr. Uri Levine is one of the most exceptional entrepreneurs coming out of Israel and a leader in the disruptive technology space. Uri has co-founded one of the most revolutionary tech companies in the world that is assisting billions of drivers around the world in navigating their way – Waze.
The Real Estate Session
11:30-11:50 am Social Impact Ms. Quinn Palomino, CEO, Virtua International Holdings
11:50-12:05 am Contrarian Investing in the Retail SectorMr. Andy Weiner, President, Rockstep Capital
12:05-12:35 pm The Real Estate Panel – Opportunity Zones 
Moderator: Ms. Desirée Patno, CEO, NAWRB
With: Mr. Kevin Dancy, Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – Houston Branch; Mr. Clark Spencer, Senior Vice President of Investments, Grubb Properties, Ms. Grace Rodriguez, CEO / Executive Director, Impact Hub Houston, Ms. Quinn Palomino, CEO, Virtua International Holdings, Mr. Bill Truax, Founder & President, Galena Opportunity Fund
The Technology Session
12:35-12:45 pm How to Profit from the Technological Disruption in the Travel Industry – Mr. Kevin Bidner, President & CEO, HCN, The Hotel Communication Network
Travel, one of the world’s largest industries, is now undergoing a major transition as tech-savvy millennials, the largest cohort in human history, now become the largest customer set.  The heart of the travel experience, the hotel room, has not seen a major upgrade in technology in two generations, leaving a major vacuum that will be filled by the guest-room tablet, creating a portal to the hotel, city and, establishing a new major communication network in every city that will change travel forever.
12:45-12:55 pm The Digital Companion Revolution – Mr. Assaf Gad, VP Strategy, Intuition Robotics
12:55-01:05 pm Sanara Capital and the Future of Digital Health - Mr. Assaf Barnea, CEO, Sanara Ventures
01:05-01:15 pm Changing Cancer Care by Predicting Patient Response to Oncology Drugs, Prior to Treatment – Dr. Matthew Gevaert, CEO, Kiyatec Inc.
01:15-02:15 pm Lunch
02:15-02:45 pm The Healthcare Panel
Moderator: Ms. Juliana Garaizar, Director, Texas Medical Center Venture Fund
With: Mr. Toby Hamilton, Executive-in-Residence, TMC Innovation Institute; Mr. Steven Gonzalez, Technology Transfer Strategist, NASA / Johnson Space Center; Dr. Ashok Gowda, President & CEO, Biotex
  Latest trends in Houston’s health innovation. New stakeholders, new funds, new roles within the ecosystem. Can Houston become the Third Coast for life sciences innovation and investment?
02:45-03:20 pm The Philanthropy Panel
Moderator: Ms. Avital Ingber, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston (JFGH)
With: Mr. Eric Barvin, President, The Barvin Group; Mr. Steven Mitzner, Vice President, RIDA Development Corporation, Mr. Dan Braun, President, Braun Enterprises
What inspires legacy giving? Hear firsthand from a number of successful business leaders how they give back to their communities, and are involved with multiple generations of their family in creating lasting legacies through philanthropic endeavors.
03:20-03:50 pm The GOOSE Society Technology Panel
Moderator: Ms. Samantha Lewis, Director, GOOSE Society of Texas
With: Mr. Jack Gill, Founder, Vanguard Ventures; Mr. Rod Canion, Co-Founder, Compaq Computer Corporation; Mr. Brian Patterson, Founding Partner, Archive Management Solutions, AIG/Lincoln and Plus Energia
A discussion about how ultra high net worth individuals can leverage their network to become sophisticated venture investors and create high returns.
03:50-04:10 pm Refreshment Break
04:10-04:30 pm Fireside Chat with Keynote Speaker Mr. Reid Ryan: Baseball, Business and Family 
Moderator: Ms. Desirée Patno, CEO, NAWRB
With: Mr. Reid Ryan, President of Business Operations, Houston Astros
04:30-05:00 pm The Angel Network Panel
Moderator: Ms. Stephanie Campbell, Managing Director, Houston Angel Network
With: Mr. Mark Friday, Associate, Cathexis Ventures; Mr. Guillermo Borda, Managing Partner, HX Venture Fund, Ms. Sonia Mathur, President, The Houston Angel Network & Business Advisor
This panel will discuss how angel networks, venture capital firms, family offices, and corporate ventures are driving the efforts to put Houston on the map as a key destination to start and grow a business, while also making a return. In this panel, you will learn about the types of investments these organizations are seeking, examples of success in this space, and ways to take advantage of these opportunities through collaboration. Come prepared to ask questions about how to participate in solidifying Houston as the third coast.
05:00-05:20 pm Fireside Chat On Philanthropy
With: Mr. Frost Murphy, Managing Partner, Elite Mixed Martial Arts and Ms. Jennifer Touchet, Vice President of Personal & Family Philanthropy, Greater Houston Community Foundation
Ms. Jennifer Touchet of Greater Houston Community Foundation will interview Mr. Frost Murphy, current board member, on his personal philanthropic journey reflecting how the next generation is revolutionizing giving and why it matters. They will also discuss how others are able to find ways to engage in the causes they care about.

 

 

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Mr. Tom Fishman

Tom Fishman serves as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Dispositions for Hillwood Investment Properties. In this role, Tom leads the team charged with the acquisitions and dispositions of industrial properties in target markets across the United States.

Since joining the firm in 2012, Tom has led the team in transactions totaling $6.9 billion of quality warehouse product throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Tom plays a key role at Hillwood by working closely with Hillwood’s CEO and President to make strategic financing decisions.

Prior to joining Hillwood, Tom was a Partner at Cobalt Capital Partners, which was acquired by Colony Capital in 2013. At Cobalt, he oversaw acquisitions, dispositions and financing for the private equity firm specializing in industrial real estate.  Tom started his real estate career at Trammell Crow Company.

Over the past 18 years, he has acquired 53 million square feet with over 118 separate transactions involving major institutions and private investors, the value of which exceeds $2.3 billion. His disposition experience includes the leadership of $4.3 billion in sales encompassing 55.8 million square feet. Additionally, Tom has led the financing efforts of $2.6 billion, involving major life insurance companies and banks. Seasoned in the industry, his real estate expertise also includes asset management and accounting.

Tom has a Bachelor of Accountancy from Ole Miss and he is an active Texas real estate broker. Tom served in the U.S. Army National Guard for six years.

 

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Mr. Dov Moran

Dov is serving Grove ventures as its managing partner and is involved heavily in most of the companies in the portfolio. Dov is an Israeli entrepreneur, inventor and investor, best-known as the inventor of the USB Flash Drive (DiskOnKey). He served in the Israeli Navy for eight and half years and was commander of its microprocessor department.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Moran was an independent consultant in the computer industry. In 1989 he formed M-Systems (NSDQ: FLSH), a pioneer in the flash data storage market. The company invented the USB Flash Drive, the FlashDisk as well as other innovative flash data storage devices. Under Moran’s leadership, M-Systems grew to $1B revenue within 18 years, and at the end of 2006, it was acquired by SanDisk Corp (NSDQ: SNDK) for $1.6B. This still ranks as one of the single biggest acquisitions in Israel.

After the sale of M-Systems, Moran founded modu, an innovative company with a revolutionary modular phone concept, whose patents and technology were eventually acquired by Google in 2011. These patents are the basis for Google’s modular phone Project Ara.

During his time at modu, Dov was also the chairman of Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TSEM), a developer and manufacturer of semiconductors and integrated circuits for the electronics industry. During his tenure, Tower went from almost reaching bankruptcy to a successful company while redefining its strategy, doubling its revenues from $250M to $500M, restructuring the company’s $400M debt and performing the successful acquisition of US-based Jazz semiconductor. Moran was also chairman of Biomas, a developer of innovative pharmaceuticals and the chairman of Comigo, which offers a unique multi-screen platform for Pay TV operators. He established a few more companies and was the seed investor of few others, until he established Grove Ventures with Lotan and Sigalit.

In the course of his entrepreneurial work, Moran holds over 40 technology related patents and has received multiple industry awards: Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and “CEO of the Year” by the IMC. (2003), Entrepreneur of the Year by the IVA (Israel Venture Association) (2007), first Korean “Grammy Award” Winner in Best Engineering Category by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) (2012),  the prestigious Edward Rheine Award for inventing the USB Flash Drive (2012), “Doctor Honoris Causa” at Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation (2013),  the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award for pioneering contributions to storage systems based on Flash memory (2015).  “Doctor Honoris Causa” from the Technion (2016), Life time award from the Flash Memory Summit (2018) and few more.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (with honors) at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa.

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