BIOGRAPHIES OF FOUNDERS


JON SERBIN

Mr. Serbin is a trusted advisor to a broad spectrum of global corporations and institutional investors. With more than 25 years of experience, his areas of expertise include buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, valuation and corporate finance for a broad spectrum of industries including banking, healthcare, real estate, energy, technology and mining industries.

At Morgan Stanley during most of the 1990s, Mr. Serbin was a core member of the M&A teams for Morgan Stanley's first two strategic acquisitions ($300 Million and $1.2 Billion) and its $10 billion merger with Dean Witter.

Mr. Serbin facilitated Morgan Stanley's expansion of all of its core business units and in both developed markets (Canada, Europe and Japan), and emerging markets (China, India, Brazil).

He received a B.A. degree from Harvard College and did two years of graduate coursework in Finance and Management at MIT's Sloan School of Management. Mr. Serbin was a Research Associate at Harvard Business School and is the co-author of popular case studies utilized in Executive Training and Business Schools throughout the globe.

PETER STORMENT

Mr. Storment brings more than 25 years of experience as an investment banker, entrepreneur, and financial analyst covering multiple industries in the US and around the globe.

With significant experience and expertise in emerging and frontier markets, Mr. Storment has, over the last decade, led the efforts in strategically positioning and building a leading global middle market investment banking practice specializing in Emerging and Frontier Markets in Africa, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Recent transactions include $15 million of convertible preferred equity for a leading micro-finance institution - Blue Financial Services of South Africa - and $161 million in preferred equity for a leading African Universal Bank.

Mr. Storment received a BA from Harvard College (History & Literature) and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business.