John has over 30 years of experience as a securities lawyer and entrepreneur. John was General Counsel at the Pacific Stock Exchange and Boston Stock Exchange and was the Chief Regulator Officer for the NASDAQ subsidiary regulating options. He also served as General Counsel for two technology startups where he participated in both public and private financings. He has represented and dealt with major securities regulators and governmental entities, including, among others, the SEC, FINRA, state regulators, Congressional banking and finance subcommittees, the CFTC, and emerging/developing country governments as an advisor and consultant in capital market development. He was part of the team that designed and introduced the iShares ETF product to Barclays Bank. Check out John’s blog on Huffington Post.
Kim Arnone has 18 years of experience working with start-up enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, and Fortune 500 companies to solve business, legal, and capital raising challenges. She works with for-profit businesses, non-profit entities, and cooperatives to help them identify the best way to design a capital raising strategy that works with clients’ business strategy, market plans, and long-term goals. Kim is Co-chair of the East Bay Women in Business Roundtable and sits on the Board of Directors of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. She is the former Board Chair of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. Kim lives, works, and plays in Oakland, and is committed to helping her community be vibrant, socially responsible, and inclusive.
Brian is an attorney with over twenty-five years of experience working for nonprofits, start-ups, and publicly-traded companies. He has served as General Counsel for RSF Social Finance, Clean Power Finance, and LendZoan; and before that as Corporate Counsel for Sybase and Catellus Development Corporation. Brian earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and started his legal career with the North Bay law firm of Gaw Van Male. Brian is a member of the California Bar and serves on the board of the Mount Diablo Music Education Foundation.
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