Freedom Capital Investment Advisors’ senior management team has over 40 plus collective years of investment and investment banking experience, primarily related to small and middle-market companies. These team members have created over 20 asset management platforms, including BDCs, REITS, banks, savings and loan institutions and specialty finance companies. The team has completed over $25 billion of advisory and capital markets transactions as investment bankers and has managed $2.5 billion of assets as fixed income managers. The team has advised numerous asset managers including BDCs, REITSs, CDO managers, CLO managers, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the US Treasury. Senior management members have also served as directors on the boards of various asset management firms and regulated banking institutions.
Jeff McClure is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Freedom Capital. Jeff’s financial management and investment banking career spans four decades and three major financial crises. He has provided financial management, advisory and capital markets services for nearly $15 billion of transactions for middle market companies. Jeff founded The Bear Companies*, and independent boutique investment bank in 2005 to provide financing and advisory services to real estate and financial services companies through the debt, equity and structured finance markets. Under his direction, the firm has provided over $1.5 billion of capital to its target sectors; completed $800 million of restructuring transactions; and provided due diligence and loan valuation services on $5 billion of bank loan portfolios for government agencies and private sector clients.View Full Bio »
Mindi has over two decades of financial institution and real estate experience, offering in-depth analysisproviding financial advisory and capital markets services ofto banks, specialty lenders, BDCs, mortgage REITs and asset managers. She has significant expertise in the areas of early stage capital formation, company creation, IPOs and merger transactions and has lead over $15 billion in capital markets and advisory assignments.
As Managing Principal of Freedom Capital Investment Management and Democracy Funding, Mindi brings her deep knowledge of the equity and debt capital markets, conduits, banks, insurance companies and non-regulated financial institutions to create optimal financing structures and alternatives for clients. Mindi has over two decades of financial institution and real estate experience, offering in-depth analysis of banks, specialty lenders, mortgage REITs and asset managers.View Full Bio »
Conner Prochaska is Senior Vice President at Freedom Capital. He is responsible for expanding Freedom Capital's infrastructure and for business development. Prior to joining Freedom, Prochaska was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He served as an Intelligence officer deployed worldwide focusing on numerous subject matters ranging from Anti-Submarine Warfare to Weapons of Mass Destruction.View Full Bio »
Robert Amweg is a Certified Management Accountant with Investment and Financial Services experience. Mr. Amweg served as the Chief Financial Officer of Turner Investments LLC, an SEC registered Investment Management firm.
In addition to managing significant aspects of Turner Investments, Bob served on the Risk Management and Best Execution Committees, oversaw soft dollar programs, managed Fund Administration, managed Hedge Fund Performance measurements, and conducted Due Diligence reviews of Services Providers, which included Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Administrators, Fund Accountants, Transfer Agents, Distributors, and Principal Underwriters. Bob also oversaw the Annual SSAE 16 (previously SAS 70) Attestation Report Process.View Full Bio »
Perpetua Seidenberg is a Director of Compliance at Vigilant Compliance. Perpetua is a Certified Public Accountant and began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she was an auditor in the Investment Management Industry. At PwC, Perpetua serviced some of the Largest Mutual Fund Clients in the world, including Vanguard and gained extensive experience in various mutual fund structures, including Large, Mid, and Small Cap Funds, ETFs, International and Global Funds, Index, Value, Growth and Bond Funds, as well as Money Market Funds to name a few.View Full Bio »
John R. Bolton was appointed as United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December 2006. Prior to his appointment, Bolton served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from May 2001 to May 2005.
Throughout his distinguished career, Bolton has been a staunch defender of American interests. While Under Secretary, he repeatedly advocated tough measures against the nuclear weapons programs of both Iran and North Korea, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction generally. He led negotiations for America to withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty so that the Bush Administration could proceed with a national missile-defense program.View Full Bio »
Dr. Samantha Ravich advises private industry and Federal and State governments on international security, financial, and political risk. She was the Republican Co-Chair of the Congressionally-mandated National Commission for Review of Research and Development Programs in the United States Intelligence Community. Ravich is now the CEO of A2P, LLC, a social media analysis firm promoting liberty and the free market. She is also a Senior Advisor to The Chertoff Group. Ravich was Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Cheney and served in the White House for 5½ years where she was the Vice President’s representative on Asian and Middle East Affairs as well as on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Proliferation.
Ravich received her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School and her MCP/BSE from the University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School. In 2000, Cambridge University Press published Ravich’s book, “Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences,” which is used as a basic textbook in international economics, political science, and Asian studies college courses.View Full Bio »