CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Kendall Almerico is an attorney with 30 years experience who is considered one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act experts in the United States and has extended that expertise into the arena of SEC compliant security token offerings. Mr. Almerico was called “one of the top Regulation A+ attorneys in the country by Forbes and was named the 17th most influential thought leader in the crowdfunding industry by VentureBeat, and was the top ranked practicing attorney on the prestigious list. Inc. magazine named Mr. Almerico to its list of “Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know.” Mr. Almerico and his crowdfunding websites have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Business Insider, Christian Science Monitor, Fox Business Network and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, and Bloomberg TV.
Mr. Almerico was a regular crowdfunding columnist for Entrepreneur.com and is a highly sought after keynote speaker on both a national and international level. He practices law with the DiMuroGinsberg and Almerico Law in the Washington DC area As a practicing attorney, Mr. Almerico has run his Florida law practice for more than 25 years. Mr. Almerico has also earned an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, the highest peer review rating possible and one that also carries the highest ethical rating from this national attorney rating publication. Mr. Almerico has represented individuals, businesses, television personalities and professional athletes. He has negotiated multi-million dollar contracts as an attorney and as a sports agent, has assisted companies in raising millions of dollars as counsel and has handled multi-million dollar lawsuits for individuals and businesses alike.
CEO – CONSOCIATE MEDIA
Stephanie Heinatz is the brains and talent behind BankRoll Marketing. Stephanie is also the founder of Consociate Media, a public relations and communications consulting firm and cut her teeth as a newspaper journalist.
Whether working on assignment in her own hometown, or in remote areas of East Africa or war-torn Iraq, Stephanie believed one thing – stories are the most powerful way to reach people and inspire change. She brings that same strategy to Consociate Media and to clients of BankRoll, where she specializes in working with business owners to tell their stories across a wide range of new and traditional media. Telling those stories can be just that – writing for web content, blogs, press releases and more. In a communications world where content is king, having fresh, unique and relevant content should be at the heart of all storytelling.
Stephanie excels at developing an overarching strategy to connect to a larger audience. BankRoll Marketing’s services can range from public relations, establishing and maintaining a social media presence, building an editorial calendar, strategic messaging development, market research and more.
Before founding BankRoll Marketing and Consociate Media, Stephanie also served as a Strategic Communications and Media Training Consultant / Contractor for the U.S. Defense Department and led the corporate communications for a large healthcare organization. Stephanie works with a variety of clients, from Main Street to Wall Street, non-profit organizations and healthcare companies, to military training institutions and start ups. Her clients have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News and a plethora of state-based multi-media outlets.
CEO YARE GROUP
Darren Greene is the Chief Technology Officer of BankRoll, and also owns and opertes Yare Group. Yare Group provides experienced, senior-level talent to help ease their client’s workload, fill important functions and implement ideas in a manner that’s timely, cost-effective, creative and, most importantly, profitable. Yare Group and its principals have years of experience building successful companies and cab tap vast arenas of expertise including all advertising mediums, marketing, sales, public relations, new product roll-out, rebranding, brand boosting, video and event production, MC and other public speaking, viral video and social media campaigns, generating for start-ups: company names, logos and comprehensive brand identity marketing strategy.
In addition, Darren and Yare Group provide high-end technology and web services, including database creation, web design, customized documentation management and the conversion of operational processes into virtual platforms. Yare is also adept at all forms of writing: business, creative, grant, fundraising, speeches, advertising copy, articles, training, internal and external communications.
Finally, Yare excels at all things operational, particularly for entrepreneurs. Specialties include process mapping, operational performance evaluation, best practices implementation, procedural and guideline manuals, employee engagement programs from conception to implementation, strategic plan development, implementation and monitoring, including market research, segmentation and investigation.
Redtail Media LLC, founded in 2006, is a partnership between Chris Burke, Jared Cotton and Brian Dickett. The company focuses on telling compelling stories in an engaging visual style (and having a good time with great people while doing it). Their work spans broadcast, documentary, and digital formats. They’ve created several hit television shows as well as countless commercials for America’s flourishing craft beer movement, producing content for industry leaders like Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Alaskan Brewing Co., and video, creative strategy and photography for Anchor Brewing Company.
In 2009, Redtail won an Emmy for the documentary Bloody Thursday, which told the history of the violent struggle to form the Longshoreman’s Union during the Great Depression.