• Charles L. Brock Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Director, designated “financial expert” and audit chair of public companies; investment banker; corporate lawyer with operating experience.

    Director, B+H Ocean Carriers.

    Managed numerous businesses including the twelve subsidiaries of Compton Communications (now Saatchi & Saatchi); Former Publisher and President, Scholastic International, also CFO and COO. Carter, Ledyard & Milburn; Sullivan & Cromwell; Director, B+H Bulk Carriers (subsequently, Excel Maritime Carriers) and B+H Maritime Carriers; President, Harvard Alumni Association; President, Harvard Law School Association.

    Northwestern University B.A.; Harvard Law School J.D.; Harvard Business School, AMP

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  • Christoph T. Bene Managing Director

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    Experienced corporate finance, merger integration and change management consultant; CFO and global transformation executive; Commercial banking executive and private equity investments; Six Sigma Black Belt. MBA, NYU Stern School of Business and BA, Skidmore College.

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  • Alan J. Biloski, Ph.D. Senior Managing Director

    Former Head of Pharmaceutical/Biotech M&A at Merrill Lynch; Founder and Global Head of Healthcare Group at Wasserstein Perella; alumnus of M&A Group at First Boston. >$150 Billion in career transaction volume. Director, The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research.

    Yale University, B.S, M.S.; Cornell University, M.S., Ph.D.; Columbia University M.B.A.

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  • Joshua Goldstein Director

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    Mr. Goldstein is a Director at Brock Capital Group, where he focuses on providing advisory services in connection with a variety of complex private equity financings, due diligence and fiduciary assignments. He has led and/or served on deal teams across industry verticals including industrials, transportation, energy, aerospace and technology-enabled services, as well as for pension fund clients.

    Mr. Goldstein is a member of Brock Fiduciary’s Valuation Committee, which is responsible for decisions related to Brock’s assets under management for which Brock serves as an independent fiduciary under ERISA.

    Previously, Mr. Goldstein was an analyst at Idea Group Securities, a boutique investment bank focused on providing advisory services to companies with specialized financing needs. Mr. Goldstein began his career with seasonal Analyst roles at Citi and Goldman Sachs.

    Mr. Goldstein holds a BS in accounting from Lander College.

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  • Adam Launer Associate

    Energy investment banking group; Project Manager, Analyst, Bakken Energy, developer of clean hydrogen production, transportation and storage applications. 

    Previously, Analyst, S2K Financial and Associate, AXA Financial. 

    BBA, Finance with honors, The Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University.


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  • Curt Launer Managing Director

    Co-head, Energy investment banking group; Founder, Bakken Energy, developer of clean hydrogen production, transportation and storage applications.

    Won Institutional Investor Magazine’s first place honors for twelve of thirteen years; Inducted into Institutional Investor’s Hall of Fame in 2011 and named “one of the best analysts of all time.”

    Equity research analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and First Boston, covering natural gas, pipelines, exploration, production and midstream infrastructure industries. 

    Expertise in energy infrastructure, MLP qualifying assets, exploration & production and Liquefied Natural Gas; Led teams at Sagent Advisors, Deutsche Bank and S2K Financial.  

    Originated and participated in over $30 billion in merger and acquisition transactions and over $50 billion in equity and debt capital raising; Testified before Congress and industry regulators regarding gas and oil pipelines, MLPs and natural gas related issues as well as the proceedings involving the demise of Enron, where he assisted the investigation and prosecution of former executives.

    B.S. Accounting, State University of New York – Buffalo.

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  • Jongsoo James Lee Senior Managing Director

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    Investment banker; business consultant; published author; expert in Asian, Eurasian and global affairs.

    Experienced in M&A, strategic advisory work, and capital raises in industries such as energy, technology, mining, life sciences, transportation, consumer goods, and commercial real estate; previously, Director and Managing Director, Brock Securities Group; Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Asia Quarterly; Center Associate, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University; Associate in Research, Korea Institute, Harvard University; <a href=”http://www.finra.org” target=”_blank”>FINRA</a> Series 7 & 63; Member, Pacific Council on International Policy.

    Williams College B.A.; Harvard University Ph.D.

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  • Martin Murrer Managing Director

    Co-head, Energy investment banking group.

    40 years on Wall Street primarily at major Wall Street firms including Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch; Expert in strategic financial advisory and transaction execution; Headed exclusive sale and merger/acquisition groups and completed over 200 merger and acquisition transactions.

    Chief Investment Officer, Bakken Energy, LLC, a clean hydrogen firm; Director, Ocudoc, Inc., a digital autorefractor company; Advisor, Yamo Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company developing drugs to treat autism; Former Partner, Muirfield Capital Global Advisors, LLC, an Alternative Asset Management Firm.

    Advisor to major universities concerning technology commercialization; Member, Ohio State Foundation Board and its Investment Working Group, advising the CFO, The Ohio State University, Endowment matters; Co-founder, UCLA Fink Center for Finance & Investment.

    Board Member of numerous public and private companies as well as nonprofits, including Catholic Charities of New York, leading the Program and Quality Improvement Committee.

    B.A. summa cum laude, The Ohio State University; MBA, UCLA, Edward Carter Scholar. 

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  • David B. Newman Senior Managing Director

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    Investment banker.

    Over 20 years experience in real estate investment, capital markets, management and development. Former chief investment officer, Empire American Holdings LLC, one of the largest national multi-family property owners in the United States. Formerly part of the retail development group at The Related Companies; general counsel of Strategic Development Concepts, Inc., a Westchester based real estate company; part of the corporate practice group of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.

    Hofstra University; Fordham University School of Law J.D.

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  • Peter Rockefeller Senior Managing Director

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    Peter has an extensive background in finance and investing, with experience in private investments, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, private equity and investment strategy.

    Previously, Peter was at G2 Investment Group, an early-stage private investing firm developing innovative structures in the private equity sector. Peter also worked with Berkshire Capital Securities, a New York based merger/acquisition advisor focused on serving clients in the investment management and securities industry. At Berkshire, Peter co-headed the wealth management advisory group, advising on strategic issues with RIAs, multi-family offices, trust banks, investment counselors and investment consultants.

    Prior to joining Berkshire, Peter was with the Citigroup private bank in the Global Investment Strategy Group, supporting relationship bankers throughout the private bank’s worldwide network. He also worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in the international banking group advising emerging market firms on capital raising and financial strategy.

    Peter received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

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  • Charles O. Svenson President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer

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    Investment banker, expertise in energy, alternative energy, project finance and transportation.

    Co-Chairman, Investment Committee of Hamilton College; Trustee, Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks; Chairman, the Adirondack Nature Conservancy and Adirondack Land Trust; President, Harvard Law School Association of New York City

    Former Managing Director, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (now Credit Suisse); VP, Head of Project Finance, Goldman Sachs; Dewey, Ballantine, Busby, Palmer & Wood

    Hamilton College B.A.; Harvard Law School LL.B.

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  • Gary E. Zimmerman Managing Director

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    Private investor with significant domestic and overseas M&A and capital markets experience across multiple industry sectors and geographies. Managing Partner of Six Trees Capital LLC and Founder and CEO of Max (MaxMyInterest.com). Former Managing Director and Global Head of Strategic Solutions for Sovereign Wealth Funds at Citigroup. Areas of expertise include financial technology, sovereign wealth funds, cross-border M&A, Japan, the electric and gas utility industries, M&A strategy, negotiation and tactics, private and public capital raising, startups, special committee assignments, and activist defense. AB magna cum laude, Harvard University.

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