Managing Partner
Wilson Rondini III

Wil started his career in the world of finance in 1982 and for the first seventeen years was a stockbroker working on LaSalle Street in Chicago, one of America’s two financial nerve centers, for one of the largest International investment banks.

 

He was a frequent speaker at new hire training programs and was instrumental in creating a National “Apprentice Broker” Trainee Program. After five years as a retail broker, Wil assumed the role of Sales Manager in the seventy-man Chicago office and was invited to be a regular keynote speaker at the National Meetings for the firm’s top producers. He remained a perennial top producer and in his final year at this International firm he was ranked seventh nationally out of fifteen thousand brokers and was ranked first in N.Y.S.E. listed business. After five-years in the National spotlight, Wil went to a large, regional, Chicago-based, brokerage firm where he remained the number one producer in the country for a five-year period, before founding Falcon Capital in 1998. His greatest achievements remain the co-creation of Wilson IV in 1986, Vanessa in 1987, and the newest addition to the portfolio, Christian in 2010. 

Partner & Italy Country Manager
Marco Castaldo

Marco started his career as a financial manager of Technipetrol Spa, constructing petrochemical plants all over the world.

 

Marco’s responsibilities including negotiating contracts and structuring the international financing facilities that allowed clients to fund the purchase of the plants.

 

Marco was sent to London for a year to train in the International Banking Department of the prestigious Merchant Bank, Morgan Grenfell & Co, before they were acquired by Deutsche Bank. 

Marco then joined Azimut Spa, one of the best-known wealth managers in Italy, as a Private Banker, before settling a Credit Suisse Italy.

It was during this period that he was a Co-Founders of a financial consulting firm that advised SME’s, while also serving as Chairman of Volturno Multiutility Spa.

Partner
Angus Rose

Angus qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloittes and after stints in London and Paris joined Charterhouse Merchant Bank in 1979 and was promoted to director in 1990.

 

After Leaving Charterhouse in 2002 he became Finance Director at Herald Investment Trust and MacArthur and Co, Senior partner at VC Falcon Capital and finally joined Alexander David as Finance Director in 2009.

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President
Wilson Rondini IV

Wil IV has been in Investment Board Rooms since birth. Having been exposed to private equity at 16 years old, Wil has spent the majority of his life around the industry. To get more exposure to high net worth Individuals & money movement, Wil interned at a prominent  Offshore Corporate Service Provider in Monte Carlo. In college, Wil spent his time trading equities. After graduating from The University of Colorado, Wil spent a decade of trading S&P Futures before joining Falcon Capital.

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Executive Vice President
Raymond CK Tay

Raymond graduated from University Science Malaysia, with a degree in Business Management. Raymond boasts twenty years of experience in commercial banking with Development and Commercial Bank Bhd., and Phileo Allied Bank (M) Bhd where he was an Operations Manager.

 

Raymond then spent 15 years as Vice-President of Phileo Allied Unit Trust Co./Libra Invest Bhd. and was involved in creating mutual fund portfolios and tailored accounts for high net worth individuals and corporates.

Executive Vice President
Jessica Steven

Jessica achieved an upper second class honour degree in Biology from the University of Bath.

 

She subsequently joined JP Morgan Asset Management as a Client Portfolio Manager in the Multi-Asset Solutions team. Responsibilities included marketing a range of diversified multi-asset strategies including target income, alternative beta, balanced and fund of fund products. Providing clients and prospects with ongoing updates about market views, investment strategy, positioning, and performance. Her time included a five week training programme in New York.

Following her time at JP Morgan, Jessica joined The London Management Company as Business Development Manager responsible for growing the luxury property and lifestyle services.

Jessica is RDR qualified, having obtained CFA Level 1 and The Investment Management Certificate.

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Executive Vice President
Tim Graveney

Tim has had a lengthy career in the installment credit business.

 

In 1986, he was the main architect and founder of Hermes Group (now trading as a division of Shawbrook Bank Limited) and successfully built this business into one of the largest independent finance houses in the UK prior to its sale to Singer & Friedlander in November 2001.

 

He continues to act as an independent finance broker for a number of institutions in the finance industry (Aldermore Bank, Close Brothers, Shawbrook Bank, Arkle Finance, Rothschilds) via his vehicle Oakley Credit Limited (holding a current CCL Licence and DPN) from inception in 2001 to present day. Oakley Credit is FCA approved.

Tim was actively involved in the planning and execution of the MBO of Software Radio Technology, a non core subsidiary of Securicor Plc, subsequently leading to the company’s floatation on the AIM market in November 2005; the business is still quoted to this day.

He was a founding shareholder and Director of Carbon Advice Group Plc. in January 2009 and continued to use his extensive contact base to broaden this business’s activities until this company was voluntarily closed due to changes in EU Legislation in 2013.

He is a Director of TWH Romsey Limited, the trading arm of the freehold hotel known as The White Horse in Romsey since May 2014 to present day.

Tim has an extensive family sporting background and through his unique network of contacts within the sporting and business worlds is ideally placed to assist Falcon Capital in the re-launch of the business.

He remains an active member of the Charity, The Lord’s Taverners since 1986, having served as a Trustee for the maximum 9 year period, having founded the youth arm The Taverners Colts (now Young Lords Taverners) away back in 1984. He is currently standing for Trustee e-election.

Tim is married to Emma, with two children, Holly 16 and Monty 13.

Executive Vice President
Peter Chung

Peter Chung, a civil engineer graduate  from National University of Singapore started his career with the Construction arm of french  conglomerate  Societe Générale Enterprise, where he was involved in the first subway line project in Singapore.  He left Singapore and return to Penang to pursue his family construction business interest.

Over the years, his business experiences are varied and include niche Construction and Interior Design work, Property Development, software development, and event management, as business owners, joint venture partnership, or as shareholder.

Executive Vice President
Elrich Chan

Has a MBA & Bachelor of Management (Finance) Hons degree from University Science Malaysia.

 

Currently, runs his own consultancy firm specialising in corporate  training and continuing education for working adults.

 

Prior to this, he sat on the board of Mobif Berhad a tech company listed in Malaysia Stock Exchange.

 

Elrich wants to help people discover the “hidden” way of achieving financial success thru Private Equity & Pre-IPOs offering for the selected few.

Executive Vice President
Yean Cheong Yeoh

YC graduated from University of Science Malaysia, with a Master's degree in Information Technology and a degree in Applied Physics.  He started his career as a Software Engineer in Hitachi Semiconductor.

 

YC moved on to join the startup, Syabas Technology, as a Senior Software Engineer and quickly became the General Manager. During his 17 years tenure, he was responsible for the development of consumer electronics products and was in charge of the operations in Penang, Malaysia.

Advisory Board
Arbind K. Shrestha

Arbind is Executive Director of Medford Resources Ltd. He focuses on corporate business development, managing, structuring and executing brokerage and trading deals worldwide. Arbind has 25 years of global leadership and a record of accomplished top management experience in running successful businesses on four continents, most recently with “Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East.” He has had a proven track record of managing businesses with combined assets of close to $1.0 billion. He brings extensive knowledge and high level privileged networks in international business and trading. He provides market access to Asian, Far Eastern, Middle Eastern and North American markets. He holds undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, US and holds Master of Business Administration Degree from Henley Business School, Greenland’s, Henley-on-Thames, UK.

Advisory Board
Mazhar Alam

Mazhar has over 16 years of extensive corporate finance and asset management experience across both conventional and Islamic markets in the GCC region. Mazhar’s responsibilities have ranged from capital raising, structuring and placement across the Middle East region.

 

Mazhar was previously Advisor to the Board of a DIFC licensed bank, with focus on investment banking transactions. Mazhar has an Executive MBA from Cass Business School and a Masters in Economics from the University of Cambridge and is a member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers Association.

Advisory Board
Andre Peschong

Founding partner of the boutique investment banking firm, Bridgewater Capital, with 25+ years experience, Andre provides key perspectives and insights to his clients regarding the capital structuring and placement process. Having experience as an investment manager for 3 different funds as well as being an entrepreneur, Andre has experienced angles of a financing transaction.

 

Andre is founding partner of this boutique merchant/investment banking firm, Bridgewater Capital, Mr. Peschong has honed his skills in the financial markets. Highlights of his career include:

  • 25+ years of experience in the capital markets, having structured, negotiated and closed over $300+ million in equity capital into companies.

  • Completed M&A transactions with over $100 million in enterprise value.

  • Spearheaded transition of ten companies from privately held companies to publicly traded companies, creating value of over $500 million.

  • Investment Manager with 3 different fund strategies over the last 15 years.

  • Advised and worked with many earlier stage public and private companies providing traditional investment banking advisory work as well as, M&A, capital structuring, joint ventures, private placements, business development and strategic focusing at the board level.

  • Worked across diverse industry segments but currently focus in technology (specifically mobile tech), life sciences, consumer products and clean technology.

  • Experience in writing and developing business and operating plans for client companies.

  • Robust experience with taking US companies to Europe and introducing them to long term capital groups both for traditional exposure and for capital raise assignments.

  • Member of two active Southern California Angel groups.

  • Authored and quoted in many articles on Angel investing and the economic landscape for Forbes, Businessweek, New York Times, Blogging stocks, Seeking Alpha, etc.

  • FINRA licenses, 62, 63 and 79

Advisory Board
Gordon Gan

Gordon has been involved in the banking/investment banking industry since 1975. He has worked for four large banks starting with the HSBC group.
 
During his career, which spanned five decades, Gordon was an executive trainer, branch manager, area risk and operations manager, and Chief Credit Officer.
 
For the last two decades of his career Gordon was at HwangDBS Investment Bank (before it was bought over by Affin Holdings and renamed to Affin Hwang Investment Bank Bhd) – at which point he became the Chief Risk Officer at the investment bank.
 
Gan is proud to wear two hats: as an investment banker he strives hard to understand and mitigate risk factors and focus on what makes a market beating investment. As a man is a disciple of continuous learning where he takes pride in teaching others to understand the complex concepts of risks and investments.

Advisory Board
Lip Koon Hwang

In 1997, Lip Koon joined Hwang-DBS Securities Berhad and for the past 19 years, he had held various positions including Head of Branch/ Head of Operations, Vice President of Finance Department and Senior Vice President of Treasury & Markets Department.

 

Mr. Hwang was the Client Coverage, Director of AffinHwang Investment Bank Berhad before joining HDM Capital Sdn Bhd, the principal subsidiary of Hwang Capital (Malaysia) Berhad in July 2016 as Non-Independent Non-executive Director.

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