We are former CEOs, serial entrepreneurs, investment bankers and investors, as well as former industry leaders. We have created a model that is open, collaborative and multidisciplinary that leverages our diverse perspectives and our strategic focus on specific domain expertise.
Daniela brings over 25 years of investment banking, corporate finance, investment advisory and senior management experience with a focus on the technology, healthcare, CPG and services sectors.
Prior to founding a merchant bank, Ms. Bendor was a Managing Director at Axiom Capital, a full-service investment bank with $2 billion in AUM. Daniela was a Managing Partner at Broadmark Capital and was heading its New York office. Previously, Daniela served as a Managing Director at Marco Polo Partners (spin-off from Lehman Brothers) responsible for the origination and execution of M&A and financing transactions focusing on the technology, fintech and life sciences sectors. In addition, she held a managerial position at Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) and led a Corporate Finance and Strategic Planning Department at Arthur Andersen, Israel.
She has successfully developed/executed equity & debt financing and M&A transactions totaling over $3 billion in value. Daniela serves as an advisor to senior management and Board of Directors regarding complex strategic and financial transactions. She is also a frequent speaker at M&A, finance, technology and healthcare-related conferences.
Daniela graduated with an MBA from the Hebrew University, summa cum laude. She holds Series 7, 79 and 63 FINRA registrations. She is also a board member at the Opus Connect NY Chapter (an exclusive network of family offices and PE firms), Exelot (e-commerce retail-tech company) and Boardwalk Frozen Treats (Baskin Robbins expansion into the grocery store, Board Observer)
Ori is a serial entrepreneur and serial CEO with global experience from Fortune 100 corporations and tech unicorns to startups. He has served on global boards and led organizations operating in more than 100 countries. Having run multiple startups, these experiences provide Ori with a diverse and deep understanding of the focus necessary to harness global opportunities and their execution.
Ori has served on various boards and as CEO at leading global companies in roles including CEO of United Healthcare International Division ($1 billion claims under management, 1,300 employees, 100+ countries, 5 Boards); CEO of Gett US and its B2B business unit, which achieved unicorn status (B2B 200% growth, customer acquisition and rides 1,000% growth); CEO of a global reinsurance brokerage business operating in Europe, Asia and Latin America (placed $1 billion in insurable risk).
Previously, Ori has also been involved (Board, C-Suite, Investor) with several startups in health-tech, fintech, reinsurance, telematics and online publishing.
Degrees: JD, MBA, BA. Lawyer (NY, CT, IL)
Food & Beverage Operating Partner
Bill is a consumer products executive with over 30 years of expertise spanning start-up/emerging ventures, the private equity/private investment community and Fortune 500 corporations.
A Co-Founder and former CFO of Boardwalk Frozen Treats - taking Baskin Robbins/31 Flavors ice cream into national retail grocery distribution - Bill understands what it takes to increase distribution from humble beginnings into a national business.
Bill served in several corporate development roles at Kraft Foods, mostly as Kraft's Vice President of M&A. He helped evolve a mature, diversified $20+ billion revenue North American food business via 14 acquisitions (including Nabisco), 29 divestitures and several strategic trademark license agreements. Selected deals include the Back to Nature acquisition and the South Beach Diet trademark licensing agreement, which together created over $300M+ of profitable annual revenue.
Bill is now using this expertise to acquire and build healthy food brands that will help change the way Americans eat from highly processed, sugar-laden foods to more nutritious, minimally processed healthy foods with simple to understand ingredients and labels
Jason is a life sciences entrepreneur with business development and product management experience at start-ups in biotech, medtech, nutrition and solar.
As Director of Product Development at Filament Biosolutions, he was part of the initial team that raised $4 million seed financings from strategics and oversaw the company's therapeutic pipeline. Previously, Jason interned at FINCA Ventures, where he managed due diligence for impact investments in solar and healthcare startups.
Jason also Co-Founded Jibon Health Technologies, a Columbia University spin-out, which received a Gates Foundation grant for clinical trials in Bangladesh.