Our Team2019-10-23T08:28:29+00:00

OUR TEAM

ANTHONY VAZ – FOUNDER / PRINCIPAL INVESTOR / CEO

Mr. Vaz started his Wall Street career in the 1990s. Initially, he started his career as an assistant trader to the head trader in the day to day operations of H.J. Meyers and Company. After a successful first year, Mr. Vaz was quickly promoted to trade his own proprietary trading account for the firm.

In 2001, Mr. Vaz started his own stock brokerage firm out of Red Bank, New Jersey named Jersey Shore Trading. Mr. Vaz ran the trading floor operations, making markets in over 100 publicly listed securities on the OTC Nasdaq market.

Soon thereafter, Mr. Vaz became involved with the reverse merger and investment banking business which became his main focus. Some of his career highlights have been structuring and underwriting the first legal sovereign nation American indian casinos in the United States as well as taking the first cannabis company public on a United States national market exchange in 2010. He now has multiple different holdings in the cannabis space. He also is a partner in the largest runway fashion show in the world.

Mr. Vaz has appeared as a guest shark on television as well as gained the title of “The Grandfather” of the american cannabis industry. Mr. Vaz has appeared on many network television programs and in news publications throughout his career.

His dedication has made him an expert in locating and identifying the right companies to work and invest capital into. He enjoys both private and public markets transactions today as much as he did with his first transaction over 20 years ago.

Mr. Vaz has an extensive knowledge of both public and private markets and is well known throughout Wall Street and has secured over $975 million in equity and debt financing for companies and hedge funds. Because of his reputation, Mr. Vaz is well known and respected by many industry veterans, and is often asked to be an adviser by many colleagues at small to medium sized companies. Mr. Vaz resides in both New York City and Naples Florida.

DANIEL KRYGER – MANAGING PARTNER / TRADING NYSE / AMEX

Mr. Kryger possesses nearly 3 decades of experience in senior management and executive positions. Under his management, his teams have achieved exemplary results, including revenue enhancement, high profitability, and exceptional client retention. He has held management positions in Wall Street’s elite institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Mr. Kryger is also a proven communicator, fostering relations and opportunities with key stakeholders, including C-level management, teams, vendors, 3rd-party agents, and clients, consistently achieving and exceeding revenue and margin goals.

Mr. Kryger has been involved in hundreds of NYSE IPOs, secondary’s, and other offerings, including the opening of the $10 Billion secondary for Bank of America. He secured his legacy by directing buybacks in Visa, IBM, Time-Warner, Bank of America, and 25 other major repurchase programs valued at $500MM+. In addition, he also facilitated the introduction of Principals to an array of funding venues, which includes equity lines, stock loans, convertible debt conversion, and private equity.

During his leadership tenure, Mr. Kryger reinforced change and growth within working culture, leading hundreds of individuals which included brokers, clerks, and support staff. He was recognized as an employee advocate and achieved outstanding employee retention. He also implemented quality control measures, resulting in some of the highest customer acquisition and retention rates in the market. Mr. Kryger was committed to client services, generating leads for new accounts through referrals and other advanced networking strategies.

Mr. Kryger is also a key player in developing, testing, introducing, and upgrading numerous technology platforms, which have since become benchmarked platforms for all Member Exchange firms. He also significantly reduced bottleneck and error costs through technical integrations and ensured 100% compliance with all NYSE| FINRA|SEC regulations, including 12 NASD Licenses; Series 4, 7, 7A, 9, 10, 14, 15, 24, 55, 63, 66 & 79.

NED GELBAND – MANAGING PARTNER / ASSET-BACKED / CREDIT / FACTORING / REAL ESTATE

Mr. Gelband has been active for over 25 years in every facet of the financial services business, including Investment Banking, Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory, and Private Equity.

After graduating from Columbia College in 1963 and serving in the US Army, Mr. Gelband spent the next twenty years as Media Director of a number of advertising agencies, including Jordan, Case & McGrath, Benton & Bowles, Della Femina, and Travisano & Partners. Some of his major financial clients include Transamerica, Chemical Bank, First Boston / Credit Suisse, SA.

Mr. Gelband founded Capital Markets International in 1984 to assist middle-market and emerging-growth companies to raise capital to scale. In 1997, he founded Capital Access Group with a partner and raised a fund of over $50 Million to finance small and middle-market companies through advances against its current assets, dominantly its inventory.

Mr. Gelband had advised clients in the following industries:

  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Airlines
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Telecom
  • Consumer Products
  • Packaged Goods
  • Apparel
  • Healthcare

Lee Kerzner, CMO.

Has over 20 years of experience in events. He has played a major role in conceptualizing and executing major marketing and media campaigns for some of the world’s top Fortune 500 companies. He is the CEO and Board Director of Style Global, a fullservice brand agency with the capability to work with startups and Fortune 500’s alike. With a vast background in different vertices of media and over 2 decades experience in experiential campaigns Lee has operated some of the largest format events in the US. He is also the CEO of Style Fashion Week, the premier global fashion week platform.

BAN TRAN – MANAGING PARTNER / EMERGING MARKETS / GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS / SOCIAL IMPACT

Mr. Tran joined Eden Capital in 2018 as a Managing Partner, focusing on emerging markets, government contracts, and social impact strategies. He is also the CEO of Trans International Group, a private holding company with stakes in projects related to Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Supply Chain, and Infrastructures Development. Mr. Tran works with a team of scientists, engineers, business executives, investors, and other strategic partners to integrate these technologies to architect real-world solutions for the public sectors as well as develop industrial applications for the private sectors. His work revolves around lobbying as well as securing governments and military contracts to de-risk investments.

Mr. Tran had served on the Advisory Board of the University of Southern California (USC) Global Supply Chain Center, as well as few other organizations. His past experiences also include structuring deals in Merger & Acquisition, Private Equity, Supply Chain, Infrastructure, Real Estate Development, Oil & Gas, and Industrial Commodities.

Currently, Mr. Tran leads the investment strategy into the emerging markets by de-risking the investment through the implementation of a top-down approach.  He has proposed to secure the government contracts for 6 projects through Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP) with emerging countries in the ECOWAS, Southeast Asia, and Latin America regions. These projects include Sustainable Smart Agriculture Production, Global Nanotech Healthcare Platform, Graphene-based Water Treatment, Waste to Energy Conversion Technology, Central Bank Digital Currency (gold-backed currency), and On-Demand Mobile Data Streaming for massive jobs creation.

MARK CRUZ – MANAGING PARTNER / FOREIGN TRADING / COMMODITIES

Mr. Cruz is based in Miami, Florida and focuses on Business Development for the America region. In 2013, he joined Reewire and leveraged his 15 years of international business development experience to build firm partnerships and client engagements across the North and South American markets. He has developed extensive relationships and offshore business-practice experience through consulting, trading and sourcing commodities for a variety of international clients. This has led to a number of principal investment activities, including as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Excel Capital Grp. LLC, an alternative finance commodity trading firm focused on the Americas market.

In addition, Mr. Cruz is also a Managing Member of Solid Carbon Capital Group, LLC, the lead investor for a US-based carbon nanotube manufacturer. Through his broad industry sector experience, he has developed a keen understanding of how proper investment in ICT infrastructure can be critical to an entity’s success or failure. He is applying that across Reewire’s 4M OPEN MARKET™ platform to develop business relationships among financial institutions, mobile network operators, and other public & private sector stakeholders. Mr. Cruz has a B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Roger Williams University.

JUSTIN KULA – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / OTC TRADING / SPORTS LENDING / EMERGING MARKETS

Mr. Kula’s role is to focus on business development. He runs the day to day operations of Eden Capital Investment Group. Mr. Kula handles all public relations and investor relations, in addition to event coordination for Eden Capital Investment Group.

DANIEL F. SWEET – TRADER / OTC TRADING / REAL ESTATE / PROJECT ORIGINATION

Mr. Sweet is an experienced Wall Street trader with an extraordinary background in domestic and international equities, derivatives, and currencies. He is highly knowledgeable in the European, Asian, Japanese, Latin American and Australian markets. Mr. Sweet had worked at some of Wall Street’s top firms, including Salomon Brothers, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Credit Lyonnais, and BGCantor Partners. In addition, he was the Guest Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame on the value of global portfolio diversification.

BARRY LARKIN – TRADER / PROGRAMMED TRADING / PROJECT ORIGINATION

After graduating from LeMoyne College, Mr. Larkin became a specialist associate on the trading floor of the NYSE. During that time, he planned and implemented the automation of floor operations at four different firms. Mr. Larkin trained and managed over a hundred floor-personnel.

In 1996, Mr. Larkin became a member of the NYSE. He managed the floor operations of Interactive Brokers, The Griswold Company, Walter J. Dowd, Inc. and Kabrik Trading. He also integrated the first batch of hand-held computers on the trading floor; was the lead broker in special situations; and traded in all the arbitrage deals on the NYSE.

Mr. Larkin left the floor in 2008 to supervise a 24-hour international trading desk. He also co-founded a hedge fund using arbitrage strategies and later launched a platform to distribute independent research. Since 2012, Mr. Larkin has been involved in money management using proprietary algorithms that predict market trends in real time.

ANDREW BAUM – TRADER / OTC TRADING / IPO / FILM FINANCE

Mr. Baum has over 24 years of experience in the Finance Securities Industry.  His expertise is providing PIPES, Institutional Research, Reverse Mergers, M&A, and small-cap companies seeking to raise additional capital within the small-cap private placement marketplace, short and long term strategic planning, and crisis management. Mr. Baum has raised over  $300 million dollars between the years 2000 – 20014 for publicly traded companies and has been involved in numerous reverse merger transactions. He has also owned and operated an institutional trading firm, a successful regional brokerage firm, a privately-held nationwide pest control company, as well as a small and independent music label. Mr. Baum also works with a high-level oil and gas fund as well as high-level Hollywood film producers and talents.

SAM BUTERO – TRADER / AGRICULTURE / OIL & GAS

Mr. Butero is a commodities future trader, focusing on the agriculture sector as well as the oil & gas sector.

Robert Donaldson – Real Estate Investments

Mr. Donaldson started his Wall Street career back in 1993 as a commodities trader but his true passion has always been real estate investments. Mr. Donaldson has been involved with both commercial, residential, REITs and REO real estate transactions for over two decades and runs Eden Capitals real estate investments desk. He has secured over 600 million in real estate transactions through out the United States. He specializes in traditional hard money and special situations transactions. Mr. Donaldson resides between New Jersey and Naples Florida.

CHASE HALL – PROJECT COORDINATOR / PROJECT ORIGINATION /DUE DILIGENCE / ENTERTAINMENT FINANCE

Mr. Hall is a production manager who has been supervising large-scale music and fashion events for the past five years in New Jersey, New York, Los Angeles, Milan, Paris, and Dubai. He received his bachelors of fine arts from Pace University, New York City. His communication and organizational skills have positioned him to thrive in a leadership role, ranging from coordinating multiple crews on site to managing designers and set workers, as well as creating and overseeing production budgets. Mr. Hall has the background and proven capability to provide comprehensive creative support and leadership skills to manage Eden Capital’s various events.

JOSEPH YEDMAN – SYNDICATE LIAISON / PROJECT ORIGINATION / DUE DILIGENCE SPECIALIST

Mr. Yedman is responsible for deal sourcing, project origination, due diligence, and acting as the liaison to facilitate communication between all the parties involved in a project.

DR. DAVID ANDERSON – PROJECT ANALYST / MEDICAL & SCIENCE COORDINATOR

Dr. Anderson received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his M. D. degree from The University of Texas in Galveston. He did his Internal Medicine specialty training at New York Medical College in Valhalla and his Pulmonary subspecialty training at the State University of New York School of Medicine in Stony Brook.

Dr. Anderson has coordinated numerous projects involving medical school faculties, scientists, and physician consultants, including those that have been contracted with the Chemical Manufacturers Association (CMA) and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). Most recently, he has facilitated the development of a multi-medical school/research facility collaborative approach towards product evaluation as it relates to specific claims on the substantiation of alternative medical therapies.

Dr. Anderson has been mentioned in Strathmore’s WHO’S WHO, Great Minds Of The 21st Century – 2nd Edition, and America’s Registry Of Outstanding Professionals – 2006 Edition. Furthermore, he has been listed as an honored member in the Americas Registry of Outstanding Professionals.

ARHAM KHAN – RESEARCH ANALYST / EQUITIES / REAL ESTATE

Mr. Khan began his covering equities before graduating with a B. A. in Business Administration at California State University, Fullerton. There, he also managed the Growth/Value Fund for the University’s Endowment. Mr. Khan had lived in China, The United States, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, enabling him to facilitate Eden Capital’s strategic client relations in those regions. Mr. Khan recently co-founded a real estate & property management firm in 2017, allowing for additional value in property management analytics.

MICHAEL TAY – RESEARCH ANALYST

Born in Hong Kong, Mr. Tay has had raised over 950 million dollars over his 30-year career. His experience is in general accounting, banking and finance, which include successful performance in such areas as a supervisor, general accountant, internal auditor, fund analyst, financial analyst, investment accountant, financial planner and business restructuring.

In addition to formal education in Business Management and CMA 5th level, Mr. Tay has more than thirty years of progress and experience in various positions, ranging from Property Management, Trust Accountant, Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Fund Analyst, Internal Auditor, Mortgage agent, to his involvement as the Director of CultureLink Financial.

Because of his passion for learning, Mr. Tay had established an institute called “Stanford International College” in 2002 as a way to give back to his people by providing them with accessible higher education.

SARAH KELLER – OFFICE MANAGER

Ms. Keller is responsible for managing the day-to-day tasks of running an office, including overseeing the cleanliness, administrative tasks, and back office infrastructures.

KELLY ROBERTSON – OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Ms. Robertson serves as the administrator and is responsible for managing the day-to-day tasks of running an office, including overseeing the cleanliness, administrative tasks, and back office infrastructures.

TONY BONGIOVI – ADVISORY BOARD

Over the years, Producer Tony Bongiovi has worked with some of rock music’s biggest names, touching upon a variety of genres in the process (heavy metal, punk, new wave, disco, soul,arena rock, etc.), and even inadvertently helped the career of his second cousin, Jon Bon Jovi. As a frequent lecturer, Mr. Bongiovi has spoken at several universities, colleges and studio-engineering schools, such as Full Sail School for the Recording Arts, Five Town College, Berklee College of Music, Temple University, New York University, Center for Media Arts, and The American University.

CHARLES CALELLO – ADVISORY BOARD

With over 100-charted songs, Mr. Charles Calello has the distinction of having more hit songs on the Billboard charts than any other arranger/producer in music history. He has worked alongside and created music for some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry: Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Paul Anka, Ronnie Millsap, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, and Laura Nyro. Mr. Calello was also instrumental in the start of the careers of music moguls David Geffen, Jimmy Iovine, and Tommy Mottola, as well as guided and nurtured songwriters Sandy Linzer, L. Russell Brown, and Kenny Nolan.

Among Mr. Calello’s musical successes are such top-charting songs as The Four Seasons’ “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl,” “Dawn,” and “Save It for Me;” Lou Christie’s “Lightnin’ Strikes;” Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline;” Barbra Streisand’s “My Heart Belongs to Me;” Engelbert Humperdink’s “After the Lovin;‟ Glen Campbell’s “Southern Nights;” Juice Newton’s “Angel of the Morning;” Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself;” and Shirley Ellis’s “The Name Game.”

Highly regarded as one of the greatest producers/arrangers of the 20th Century, Mr. Calello’s volume of charted hit-songs has remained unmatched by any other arranger or producer in recorded music.

AERIAL BENDER – ADVISORY BOARD

Mr. Luther James Grosvenor, also known under his pseudonym as “Aerial Bender,” is currently the president of A.B.M. Entertainment Management, LLC and has been in the music industry for over 40 years. He started his career working for Dolot Management (Chambers Brothers) where he handled the day to day managerial responsibilities for several of the company’s acts. Currently, A.B.M. Entertainment Management, LLC is in charge of Eden Capital Entertainment and Bongiovi Entertainments international artist management and concert promotion.