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Michael Petridis | Partner


As a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, Michael has over 25 years industry experience with progressively increasing supervisory roles.  He is an entrepreneurial, finance, sales, and operations executive with a broad range of experience in aerospace and finance-related companies. A proven self-starter, Michael has established and subsequently leveraged relationships with C-level clientele to lower barriers to entry and allow company access to new markets. Michael thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. He is a team-player and key motivator of employee performance. His global experience spans over 50 countries across many diverse cultures.
Michael received his MBA degree from Southern Methodist University and a Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Receiving an honorable discharge from the USAF, Michael was one of the first several pilots to be combat-qualified in the F-15 Eagle and F/A-18 Hornet.
Michael volunteers with several local organizations, including Rotary International, and is active at the board level with local charities.
He is most recently the author of "Fighter Pilot Follies."

Richard Anastasi | Advisor


Richard Anastasi, MBA, has over 30 years of sales and support experience in the computer software industry. Richard has held technical sales and management positions at systems software companies such as Applied Data Research, Computer Associates, and VERITAS Software. He left the software industry for close to a year to care for his mother who died of liver disease in 2004. Based on that experience, he has launched a business whose mission is to reduce the stress of those responsible for the care of a critically ill loved one. (see
In addition to an MBA in management from Wharton, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics magna cum laude from Boston College.
Richard, a native of New York City, is a loyal Yankees and Giants fan. He is an amateur musician, composer and poet as well as a 1/2 marathoner.
Richard has completed the "Rock"

Ray Estep | Advisor


Ray Estep, MBA, is a growth company leader with extensive competencies in Strategy, Business Development, Operations and Finance.  He brings more than 20 years of successfully leading and advising high growth companies and global business unit teams through early and mid-life cycle stages of rapid expansion.  His efforts have resulted in increased market share capture, leadership within their respective industry sector and strong returns for investors.
During his career, Ray has successfully partnered with CEOs, Boards, investors and management teams to grow and position three companies for sale.  He has also assisted companies in obtaining more than $1B in capital for expansion initiatives around the world through traditional fundraising activities and M&A.  As a previous co-founder of a successful startup, and mentor to entrepreneurs and management teams, Ray has a deep passion for building businesses and achieving success.
He has held roles of broad and critical responsibility including C level, Board seats and VP positions with leading global brands, Fortune 50 and emerging growth organizations.  With a distinctive industry track record encompassing wireless and mobile solutions (Nokia), enterprise technology products (Fortune 500 company), supply chain and logistics services (ATC Logistics & Electronics), entertainment and digital media (Sony/BMG), and international consulting/M&A (Coopers & Lybrand Consulting), Ray has demonstrated a clear understanding of how to lead and grow businesses in these sectors. 
Ray is an accomplished musician and drummer who also enjoys travel and golf.  He currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with his wife and 3 children.

Dr. Bob Kramer | Advisor


Dr. Bob as he is known to his friends, patients and acquaintances is Chief Medical Officer and one of 4 co-founders of Private Social Networks. Dr. Bob's entire career has been dedicated to improving healthcare and patient outcomes by educating and advising patients, families and caregivers. 

Following a teaching career that lead to clinical practice, Dr. Bob became a clinical professor of pediatrics and pulmonology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  He later founded one of the best known pediatric groups in the Southwest and became perhaps Dallas’ most loved pediatrician. In addition to his relationships with the kids in his office practice, Dr. Bob took on the responsibilities of treating cystic fibrosis patients, primarily through Children’s Medical Center.  When Dr. Bob started practicing, cystic fibrosis patients were not expected to live much past adolescence. One his personal satisfactions is that many of his former cystic fibrosis patients are mature adults today (some in their 60s) living normal lives.

BROWN UNIVERSITY, BA with Honors, cum laude

Jeannie Lewis | Advisor


Jeannie Lewis, JD-MBA, is a well respected business advisor and a principal at business consulting firm Rally Enterprises.  She helps grow businesses most commonly by creating lead generating systems and building organizational infrastructure.  She has more than ten years of change management experience and works with all levels of organizations as needed. She takes a partnering approach to all she does. 

Jeannie has worked with high tech healthcare firms, hospitals, group purchasing organizations, along with ed tech and education and skin care and beauty products. She writes articles for More Magazine and Strategic Healthcare Marketing Magazine, and is a member of the Executive Healthcare Network.

Alin Voicu | Advisor


Alin Voicu, MBA, has over 15 years of experience in assisting clients with insights and leadership of operational transformation for turnaround and continuous improvement and organic or non-organic growth (acquisition/ divestiture)
He worked with corporate and PE-controlled healthy and distressed clients and their CxO suite in several industries including retail, energy, technology, manufacturing, financial services, etc., to accelerate turnaround and achieve financial targets
Most recently he helped the executive team of a specialty food services client with thousands of retail locations to achieve in-store inventory control and effect the launch of a highly successful new and sophisticated seasonal product
He has an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago (Finance and Entrepreneurship) and a background in computer sciences and is a TMA and AIRA member

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