FOE Bahamas - 2018 Speakers

Favara LLC 
Wendy Craft: COO
Wendy currently holds the position of chief operating office of Favara LLC, a family office focused on real estate but allocating to other sectors which include pharmaceuticals, venture and certain areas of the tech industry. The family office serves three generations of the family and is based in New York City. Previously, she held the position of executive vice president and general counsel for Fulcrum Equities. Wendy also worked with the Schneider Family service as their vice president and general counsel and assisted them in separating the existing family office from the family’s operating company. 
Sunshine Holdings Limited (SHL)
Sir Franklyn Wilson: Chairman
Sir Franklyn Wilson is the chairman of Sunshine Holdings Limited (SHL), one of the oldest and largest conglomerates in The Bahamas. He is a prominent businessman, former legislator and land developer who has been repeatedly honored by the government and private entities for his vast contributions to the business landscape and national development. In 1971, Sir Franklyn formed his own accounting firm and later went on to serve as the managing partner of Deloitte &Touche, Bahamas up to 1994. In 1972, Sir Franklyn was elected to Parliament – one of the youngest persons to have ever been elected. He has served as Chairman of The Council of the College of The Bahamas (COB) which has commenced plans to operate the Franklyn Wilson Graduate School of Business; as the founding Chairman of each of The Bahamas Chapter of The Young President’s Organization (YPO) and the World President’s Organization (WPO). In 1979, Sir Franklyn founded the Bahamas chapter of Junior Achievement, a non-profit organization that educates young people around the world about free enterprise. He served as chairman for 10 years. Sir Franklyn was the founding Chairman of Junior Achievement Bahamas and, for nearly 10 years, served as a Director of Junior Achievement Worldwide. He has been honored by Her Majesty the Queen as a Knight Commander of The Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, by the Government of The Bahamas for contributions to national development, by the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce as its Distinguished Citizen and almost 30 years later with the Chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award. From 2002-2007 Sir Franklyn Wilson served as Chairman of the Council, College of The Bahamas (COB). During his tenure, Sir Franklyn made invaluable contributions to the advancement of the College in general, and to creating a new leadership culture at the College. 
Bruce McCullen: Vice President
Bruce is the Vice President of Albany. Albany is a dynamic place with amenities and services that make it one of the most desirable resort communities in the world, offering an unsurpassed lifestyle for all generations. Created by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, Albany is nestled on approximately 600 oceanfront acres on the southwestern end of New Providence in The Bahamas. Located just five miles and seven minutes from Nassau’s international airport and two private airfields, Albany is easily accessible with direct flights from major cities in the United States, Canada and Europe. Albany has been designed for superb experiences for all ages and pursuits. A mega-yacht marina, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Els, a full-service spa and fitness center, casual and fine dining restaurants, seaside bars, a family water park, a kids’ clubhouse and an adult pool and lounge are among the exceptional amenities families can enjoy at Albany.
Wilkinson Corporation
Lonnie P. Gienger: CEO
Lonnie is the Chief Executive Officer of Wilkinson Corporation currently building one of the top multi-family owner/operator companies in the country growing by 3,000 to 5,000 apartment units per year.  Starting in 2004 as the company’s president, he was in charge of day-to-day operations building the management team and overseeing its strategic direction and growth. Lonnie also supervised the acquisition of Good Neighbor Care Centers, LLC, becoming its chairman of the board and then CEO assuming responsibility for shaping its path and expansion and growing that subsidiary from about 200 employees in 2004 to over 2000 employees in 52 locations across the country by 2007. In addition to helping the Wilkinson family office grow Wilkinson Corporation as its primary family business enterprise, Lonnie has been establishing his own multi-generational family office. And the next generation of both families continue to do own businesses and invest together in a way that continues to build strong relationships and harmony within and between the families.
Anthem Vault
Anthem Hayek Blanchard 
Anthem Vault was co-founded in February 2011 by CEO Anthem Hayek Blanchard and President Cynthia Blanchard. Anthem brings extensive knowledge of the gold and silver industry to the company. He was raised by legendary goldbug and precious metals pioneer, James U. Blanchard III, who helped restore Americans' right to own gold and also founded rare coin and bullion company, Blanchard & Company - once, the world’s largest. As Director of Strategic Development and Marketing with European-based GoldMoney, Anthem helped develop and implement their current business model, overseeing marketing and product development efforts which resulted in an increase of total value held by the company from $1 million in 2002 to $368 million by 2008; today, the company holds over $2 billion in client assets. He also assisted thousands of clients personally over the years, answering their questions regarding buying and selling gold and silver. From 2010-2013 Anthem served as an independent director and member of the audit committee, compensation committee and nominating committee at Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (ticker symbol: PTX, traded on NASDAQ MKT), a pharmaceutical company based in The Woodlands, Texas.
Diomedia Capital / Adi Dassler FO
Kevin Burrows: Founder and CIO 
Kevin Burrows, CFA is the Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Diomedea Capital Advisors, a Bahamas-based investment advisory and consulting firm. Kevin is the Owner and Portfolio Manager of the ADIFO Global Multi-Asset Fund, a low-risk global balanced fund designed to preserve and build wealth over a medium-to long time horizon. Other funds in development include the Adi Dassler Film Fund, a private equity funding vehicle for an upcoming move about the founders of Adidas and Puma, the ADvantage Sports Tech Fund investing in early stage sports start-ups, and the Diomedea Blue Mahoe Caribbean Venture Capital Fund investing in promising small companies throughout the region. Mr. Burrows has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including an international posting as Director and Chief Investment Officer of London-based Nedgroup Investments. While at Nedgroup, Kevin had overall management responsibility for the London office and directed their international funds with assets of approximately $1 billion. Kevin received a BA in Economics (Cum Laude) from Yale University in 1993 and a Masters in Finance from Cambridge University in 1997. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations and is the Past President and a current Director of the CFA Society The Bahamas. Mr. Burrows is also a Lecturer in the School of Business at the University of the Bahamas.
Strategic Coin
Norman Rothstein: CEO & Chairman
Norman Rothstein’s investment banking expertise and success with seeding, developing and providing exits for innovative start up companies is well known on Wall St. As a seasoned investment entrepreneur, Mr Rothstein has founded, funded and guided many early stage companies in the technology, energy and consumer industries. Norman has developed ideas and concepts into businesses for which he has sourced and provided funding, taking an active role in shaping strategies, defining missions and formulating management teams in order to position companies for exceptional growth and exits – seeking to deliver the highest percentage of returns exponentially. Some of Mr Rothstein’s successes include Barr Labs sold for 7.4 bil, H-Power 1.8 bil NASDAQ market valuation, National Patent $1 to $300+ share price, EoTech $1.2 mil purchase to $56 mil exit in 30 months and many others.
AVH Ventures & Private Family Office 
Adam Harrington: Managing Director & Partner 
Adam Harrington is a partner in an investment group with a successful track record of investments and exits.  Mr. Harrington is also a co-founder and advisor to Strategic Coin and  Adam was the director and managing member of a small private equity fund and a long short fund. He funded and listed multiple public companies on American and U.K. exchanges. Mr. Harrington has raised hundreds of millions of dollars privately for early stage companies and has developed, nurtured and managed many businesses across various industries from early stage development through to mergers, equity sales or public listings.  He has been a board member, supporter and co-chair for various companies and charitable organizations.  Mr Harrington attended Hofstra University with studies abroad, studying international business with honors.  
Nottingham Spirk
John Nottingham: Co-President
John Nottingham is the Co-President of Nottingham Spirk, a leading business innovation firm with over 1,100 patents, of which 96% have been commercialized. The Nottingham Spirk “Vertical Innovation™” process has helped client / partner companies earn over $50 billion in combined sales. Nottingham Spirk family office partners with family offices to create companies, like the Crest SpinBrush venture which was sold to P&G, returning $475 million. Their Swiffer Sweep+Vac venture was also sold to P&G.  The Thermoscan Ear Thermometer venture was sold to Braun/Gillette for $175 million. Their new Tempo Walk Autonomous Golf Caddie was recently acquired by Club Car. Their CardioInsight non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping venture was acquired by Medtronic and has so far returned over $100 million to investors. John has presented numerous times on the topic of breakthrough innovation, and has shared speaker platforms with Neil Armstrong, Colin Powell, and Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma.
John serves on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees, Case Western Reserve University’s Technology Commercialization Visiting Committee, CWRU Think[box] Advisory Board, and boards of Global Center for Health Innovation, Great Lakes Biomimicry, as well as several private equity company boards of directors.
Nottingham Spirk
Katherine Hill-Ritchie: Director of Strategic Development 
Katherine is an MBA with 16 years of family office investments experience. Katherine is Director Strategic Development at Nottingham Spirk Family Office and Business Innovation Firm. She has Worked internally for 4 Billionaire Single Family Offices and externally for 6 SFOs. For 46 years, Nottingham Spirk has delivered thousands of successful new products and businesses for the top 100 CPG and medical device companies with proven ROI — Return on Innovation. Clients trust Nottingham Spirk because of our strong reputation bringing game-changing product. inventions to market quickly and with proven ROI — Return On Innovation™. Katherine has Portfolio Management Experience + Due Diligence of Direct, Co-investments and Manager Selection of Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund, Venture Capital fund and Social Impact investments. Investment Banking/Originator/Deal Closer/Fundraiser for Primary and Secondary Transactions. Katherine has leadership experience on boards and committees such as All Special Kids, Fordham MBA Overseers Board, 100 Women in Finance and Cancer 101.
The Bahamas Football Association / The National Sports Authority
Anton Sealy: President / Board Member
Anton is the President of The Bahamas Football Association and a Board Member of The National Sports Authority. Previously Anton was the Vice President of the Bahamas Olympic Committee.
THINK450: Innovation Engine of the National Basketball Players Assoc.
Que Gaskins: Chief Brand & Growth Officer
Henry “Que” Gaskins is a branding and marketing visionary best known for helping Reebok transform itself from an athletic shoe company to a lifestyle brand by leading the RBK division and forging pioneering relationships with the likes of Allen Iverson, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Pharrell, and Shakira, among others. Currently, Que is the Chief Brand & Growth Officer for THINK450, the Innovation Engine of the National Basketball Players Association. A newly formed for-profit Licensing and Marketing business with the goals of maximizing revenue, growing player business opportunities, and positively impacting global culture. Prior to THINK450, Que was the EVP of Brand Marketing & Strategy for Def Jam Recordings where his mission was to redefine and build the record label of the future. Prior to Def Jam, Que founded QUE-IN a Philadelphia based brand strategy and creative solutions agency. Clients of QUE-IN included:; Revolt TV; Li-Ning Sports (Dwyane Wade Brand); Frigo Revolution Wear; Barclays US; Samesurf; Afropunk; Spalding; Next Gen USA Soccer; and Que has held senior executive marketing positions at Nike, American Eagle Outfitters, Reebok, and Dayton-Hudson. In his first taste of entrepreneurship, Que co-founded the ad*itive, an advertising and lifestyle marketing agency. Clients of the ad*itive included some of the biggest brands in the world.
NBA - Radio Host & Lakers Radio Analyst
Mychal Thompson: Retired NBA Player & Radio Host 
Mychal George Thompson (born January 30, 1955) is a Bahamian retired basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions for the University of Minnesota and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, and Los Angeles Lakers. Thompson won two NBA championships with the Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s. He is the father of basketball players Klay Thompson and Mychel Thompson, and baseball player Trayce Thompson. Now an LA-area radio host and Lakers radio analyst.
NFL - Giants / Purple Bridge Management
Charles Way: Retired NFL Giants Player & Partner
Charles Way has been an investor and member of the Board of Directors of M•CAM for over 15 years. As a principal in the development of the Intangible Asset Financial Market, his unique experience in the realm of professional athletics – an industry built on intangibles of brand, reputation, and skills – is unprecedented in the capital markets. A graduate from the School of Engineering at the University of Virginia, Charles Way had a 21 year NFL career as both a player and an executive with both the New York Giants and the NFL. During his 16 year tenure as an executive with the New York Giants and the NFL, Charles implemented a broad array of programs in the areas of financial literacy, leadership, and career development that were focused on empowering athletes and their families both on and off the field. This message of empowerment was not just limited to the athletes he worked with, but also carried over into his work in the community. His work with the Susan G. Komen North Jersey foundation to fight breast cancer to his participation as a keynote speaker at the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace at the United Nations are just of couple of ways Charles has looked to spread social and economic development through education. 
NFL - Giants / Business Owner
James Oscar Butler, Jr.: Retired NFL Player & CEO
James Oscar Butler, Jr. is a former professional football player with two NFL franchises; the St. Louis Rams (serving as Team Captain) and the New York Giants (participant on the 2007 Super Bowl winning team).James is a dynamic and innovative entrepreneurial leader of multi-unit business operations with a unique blend of professional skills; most recently with eight years of success as the owner/operator of two Golden Corral restaurant franchise locations with a combined total annual revenue of $7 million. 
Wilkinson Corporation
Lonnie P. Gienger: CEO
Lonnie is the Chief Executive Officer of Wilkinson Corporation currently building one of the top multi-family owner/operator companies in the country growing by 3,000 to 5,000 apartment units per year.  Starting in 2004 as the company’s president, he was in charge of day-to-day operations building the management team and overseeing its strategic direction and growth. Lonnie also supervised the acquisition of Good Neighbor Care Centers, LLC, becoming its chairman of the board and then CEO assuming responsibility for shaping its path and expansion and growing that subsidiary from about 200 employees in 2004 to over 2000 employees in 52 locations across the country by 2007. In addition to helping the Wilkinson family office grow Wilkinson Corporation as its primary family business enterprise, Lonnie has been establishing his own multi-generational family office. And the next generation of both families continue to do own businesses and invest together in a way that continues to build strong relationships and harmony within and between the families.
Tinybeans Inc.
Eddie Geller: Co-Founder and CEO
Eddie Geller is the Co-Found and CEO of Tinybeans Inc. Tinybeans is a must-have app for every parent that helps them create a keepsake to last a lifetime. They accomplish this by helping parents capture and organize all their children’s precious firsts using photos and video, messages for children and more in one convenient spot with unlimited safe and secure storage. Eddie Geller has been an entrepreneur and investor in the online world since 1994. Eddie was the founder and CEO of Unique World. A successful management consulting business that grew to a 100 person, $15m business before successfully exiting to a large US company in 2011. Since then, Eddie has been actively involved within the startup community and was the founding investor/director of LayPay. As a seed investor in PushStart in early 2012, Eddie saw something special in Tinybeans. Tinybeans was one of the startups that was incubated through the Pushstart program and was a certain standout.
Lisa Wang: CEO & Founder
Lisa Wang is a former 4x National Champion and Hall of Fame gymnast turned serial entrepreneur. She is the Founder & CEO of SheWorx, the leading global platform empowering 20,000+ women to build and scale successful companies through access to top mentors and investors. SheWorx is focused on closing the funding gap by collaborating, not competing. Lisa is a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018 in Venture Capital and CIO Magazine's Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 and 2018. She is a writer for Forbes and Fortune focused on driving gender parity in entrepreneurship. Lisa is a motivational keynote speaker headlining conferences including Mobile World Congress, World Entrepreneur Forum, Chief Innovation Officer Summit, and more. She is the Executive Producer and host of the 5-Star Enoughness podcast. Lisa is a graduate of Yale University. 
The Krupp Family Foundation
Liana Krupp: President & Trustee
Liana Krupp is President and Trustee of the Krupp Family Foundation, which focuses its grant program on food justice, the arts and Jewish causes in the Boston area. She is deeply involved in the Foundation’s strategic work and is a patron of the arts nationally and internationally. In her work, Liana finds new ways of connecting racial and economic equity as well as broadening racial and gender representation in the organizations she is involved with. Her work with The Guild has helped build a stronger understanding of the importance of place, healing, and racial power structures that often get in the way of successful work. It has empowered her to step beyond the traditional role of a grant maker, to become an active ally, advocate and adviser to the partners the Foundation supports.
The Guild 
Jhana Senxian: Founder & CEO
Jhana Senxian, a Harvard-trained social anthropologist, is the Founder and CEO of The Guild — a powerful model of public/private partnership and a transformational urban sanctuary network & new business ecosystem. Founded in 2012, The Guild is a direct action network of intergenerational, POC residents and their committed, cross-sector allies and partners. The Guild network is comprised of resident-led nonprofit and for-profit initiatives and entities focused on racial equity, healing, art, culture, stewardship, and development. With an established record of innovative collaborations and policy impact, the Guild is leading a fresh model of resident-led and controlled asset and opportunity creation.
KDC AG & Kamine Development
Justin Kamine: Founder & Family Member
Justin is the founder of KDC Ag. KDC Ag is actively deploying the revolutionary California Safe Soil fresh food waste conversion technology across the world to increase sustainable crop and animal production and eliminate food waste. KDC Ag is joined by Alex Uquhart, Former CEO of GE Energy Financial Services, Howard W. Buffet and many more strategic advisors that will help KDC Ag close the agriculture loop. Justin believes profoundly that it is not a matter of should we be changing as a society it is that we NEED to be changing as a society. As a family office, Kamine Development Corporation ("KDC") has developed over $3.5B of national infrastructure and is now active in the development and operations of large scale solar projects and sustainable agriculture technologies. We believe in using infrastructure to making meaningful and impactful change quickly and are concentrated on scaling sustainable technologies that can have positive economic and environmental impact around the world. Justin is also a TEDx speaker, a mentor and advisor to several start ups, founder of Forbes Impact Summit, Advisor to Pope Francis on the Sustainability initiatives and has also contributed or been featured in a variety of publications including CNBC, Forbes and Entrepreneur. He believes highly in integrity, honesty and a transparent working world, where your hand shake is your contract.