Dr. Richard L. Klopp – CEO Water for Good

Rich Klopp is an international management professional with over twenty years of success in internationally focused social change ventures bringing state of the art theory to best of class practice. He has a record of decisive leadership in organizations with international scope.

Noted for sound, practical management style centered on a strong history of successful team creation and retention. Known for ability to balance dedication to on-time project deliverables with long-term organizational vision. Results-proven ability to generate enthusiasm for ideas, create clear communication of mission internally and externally, and keep teams on task through to a “job well done.” Combines academic rigor with practical management.

Specialties: Executive leadership and management, organization / business development, fundraising, Africa-focused social change ventures, venture philanthropy, blended value structures, social business / social enterprise.

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Neil Berman – Co-founder Bertzman Social Ventures

Neil is known for his servant leadership style which grows and nourishes teams to reach their highest potential. He has a deep understanding of software technology, digital marketing, strategic planning, business development and financial management.

Neil, a certified public accountant, found that he had an entrepreneurial drive. Consequently, left his profession to form several businesses culminating with Delivra, a marketing software company which he grew over 18 years until its recent acquisition by an industry leader.

Having successfully navigated the challenges an entrepreneur faces in building a viable organization that fills the needs of multiple stakeholders, Neil is ready for his next challenge – to bring his skills and work history to bear on global social opportunities.

The name Bertzman is a mash-up of the last names of Neil Berman and Linda Heitzman, a husband and wife team. Bertzman Social Ventures is a merging of their passion and professional experience. Neil, an accountant by training, bootstrapped a software company and completed a successful sale to an industry leader. Linda’s experience spans government, management consulting and leading a global health NGO. They are leveraging their talents, time and resources from the sale of Neil’s business to assist entrepreneurs working in the social sector.

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Michael J. Anthony, CCIM

Mr. Anthony is a founding managing member and a principal of MNM Partners LLC since its founding in 2006. Mr. Anthony evaluates all tenants in common offerings and continues to monitor property performance after closing, striving to provide the highest level of performance for every co-owner. Mr. Anthony has over 20 years of experience with in excess of $500 million in brokered sales and finance transactions on commercial properties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He is responsible for acquiring property and arranging financing for all MNM transactions and offerings.

He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), an individual, who, by education, experience and knowledge of the marketplace, is an expert in commercial investment real estate, a designation conferred on November 10, 1989 from the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute of the National Association of Realtors. Mr. Anthony formed his own real estate brokerage and investment company MJA Equity Investments, Inc. in July of 1995.

In 1995, Mr. Anthony served as President of the CCIM Northern California Chapter, the #1 chapter with over 600 members from Northern California in charge of monthly marketing meetings that expose brokers and buyers to properties available for sale throughout Northern California.

Mr. Anthony was the top producing agent of the #1 Century 21 office in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. He was also a Former Member of the Century 21 Commercial Investment Network, a separate corporation from Century 21 Residential, of over 800 Century 21 offices throughout the country specializing in commercial investment sales.

Mr. Anthony was the past Area Director of ExchangeMaker, a consulting company consisting of Exchange Brokers, with a database of over $100 million in properties, looking for suitable properties to exchange as an alternative to a conventional sale for Northern California and nationally.

Mr. Anthony currently owns and manages his own personal portfolio of investment office buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is particularly proud to have represented and helped one family over 15 years, acquire their current portfolio of over $100 million dollars of commercial investment properties throughout Northern California. Mr. Anthony lives in Redwood City with his wife of 25 years and has 3 children.

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Chris de Diego – Managing Partner

Chris is forward-thinking entrepreneur. A successful business thought leader with a gift for market timing. For over two decades Chris has provided strategic vision and leadership by implementing successful tactics in building, growing, and leading  entrepreneurial organisms, from startups to established partnerships in numerous industries. As a proven leaders His involvement at the onset of new emerging markets has repeatedly generated millions to the bottom line that have substantially benefited  investors and stakeholders alike through his executive leadership.

As Managing Partner of JCE Capital Management, L.P.  a multi-strategy private investment management company. The Company offers ICO alternative asset advisory services, equity, debt capital markets, and direct investment in “Day One ICO’s”, to qualified investors, hedge funds, family offices, family-owned companies, corporate investors, and institutional investors. JCE Capital Management, L.P. serves customers worldwide.

Chris also serves as Chairman of  JC Energy, and Uppermost Company, As Portfolio companies,  Chris oversees investment opportunities in technology, energy, real estate, and industrial businesses with enterprise values from $20 million to $250 million. His most recent focus has been on the investment and growth of multiple portfolio companies in the blockchain and FinTech space. JCE and its subsidiaries have started over ten companies in this space to date and invested in many ICO and pre-ICO stage FinTech companies.

Throughout his business career, Chris has been a strong advocate of building long term and trusted relationships, that have led to outstanding client relationships.. Chris began his career in telecommunications as a software and technology VAR before launching into digital marketing where he focused on direct-to-consumer marketing via big data and technology-driven media platforms.

Prior to launching JCE Capital Management, L.P , Chris demonstrated his technology acumen and expertise for building and growing Fortune 500 brands in the US and abroad as the Chief Operating Officer of Avenlo and the Chief Executive Officer of Media Kings, LLC. His strategic vision and leadership in both roles rapidly grew each company, resulting in sales to strategic buyers at a double digit multiple which led to successful exits.  Chris believes no matter the endeavor, nothing works without community and trusted relationships.

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Marv R. LeRoy, Jr. – President & CEO

Marv has committed his entire 35+ year career to leading not-for-profit organizations in professional, volunteer, and consultant capacities. He has helped to advance the missions of dozens of entities in the education, health, human services, and arts and culture arenas, and has assisted with the raising of more than $350 million for wonderful causes.

He is also an adjunct professor in the Institute for Higher Education Leadership at the College of St. Rose, and regularly presents at conferences and workshops in the areas of fundraising, strategic planning, and legislative affairs. In addition to his degrees from Siena College (BA, Political Science) and Sage Graduate School (MPA), Marv has also earned a graduate certificate in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University’s School of Philanthropy.

Beyond his work in the nonprofit world, he has also served in elected office for four terms as Town/County Supervisor in Saratoga County, NY, and served as an officer on the board of directors of Mohawk Community Bank. His decision to create the Institute is grounded in his strong commitment to the nonprofit community, as well as his belief that far too many organizations in the third sector have so much more to offer if resources could be found to expand their missions.

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