Team

Anthony Vaz

Founder / President /Principal Investor

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 holdings in the United States cannabis space.
Vaz also holds a stake in the largest runway fashion show company in the world. With runway shows in New York City, Paris, Milan, and Dubai to name a few
Mr. Vaz has appeared as a guest shark on television as well as gained the nickname “The Grandfather” of the American cannabis industry. Mr. Vaz has appeared on many network television programs and in news publications throughout his career.
In 2020 Vaz successfully competed a merger with EXcoin Ltd. The stock was one of the fastest gainers in OTC history going from $3.50 to $48.00 in three days.
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 1.7 billion dollars 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 advisor to many colleagues and small to medium sized companies. Mr. Vaz resides in both New York City and Naples, Florida.

Ned Gelband

Managing Partner

Ned Gelband has been active for over 35 years I in virtually every facet of the financial services business, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Corporate Debt Financing.

After graduating from Columbia University in 1963, and serving in the US Army, Mr. Gelband spent the next 20 years as a Media Director for a number of different advertising agencies, some of them included Jordan, Case and McGrath, Benton and Bowels, and Della Femina , Travisano and Partners. Mr. Gelband clients included major finacial industry clients including Transamerica, Chemical Bank, First Boston and Credit Suisse, SA.

In 1984, Mr. Gelband founded Capital Markets International, LLC which wars located at 747 3rd Avenue, New York to help assist middle market and emerging growth companies with capital for either internal expansion, acquisition, or general working capital.

In 1997, Mr. Gelband founded Capital Access Group Inc. In which he and a partner Lee Haskin, whose family owned, operated, and went public with Allstate Financial Corporation of Arlington Virginia. From 1997 to 2006,

In 2007 Mr Gelband started Capital Access Inc. and ontinued his core business of financial advisory services and he raised funds to finance small and middle-market companies through advances against It’s current assets, dominantly it’s inventory. In 2008 Mr. Gelband met Mr. Vaz and raised over 50 million dollars through Vaz’s fund, Mr. Gelband continues with Eden Capital Investment Group as a Managing Partner. Mr Gelband works and lives in New York City and Boca Raton Florida.

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.

David Casadonte

Attorney

David serves as Eden Capitals attorney.

Dr David Anderson MD

Head Research Coordinator

David 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. Dr. Anderson has specialties in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Diseases, having done his training at both New York Medical College in Valhalla and The State University of New York School of Medicine in Stony Brook. During the last two decades, he’s gained invaluable experience as an active coordinator for numerous projects involving medical school faculty scientist and physician consultants in contract with the Chemical Manufacturers Association and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Most recently he has facilitated the development of a multi-medical school/research facility collaborative approach toward product development and evaluation as it relates to specific claims substantiation of alternative medical therapeutics. 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 and he has been listed as an honored member in Americas Registry of Outstanding Professionals.

Daniel Kryger

Trader / Investment Banking

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

Ban Tran

Private Equity / Special Situations/ Managing Partner

Ban Tran is the CEO of Trans International Group, a private holding company, and has been involved in the international business industry for over 15 years. Ban formerly served as an Advisory Board member of the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Global Supply Chain Management, as well as Advisory Board member and Chairman of the Global Outreach Committee for GetGlobal, a global-focused business conference in the US designed to fuel international growth.
Ban studied Electrical Computer Engineer from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, but started his career in supply chain by collaborating with the Vietnam Trade Commission to help promote trade and source products between Vietnam and the Western countries. As the business grew, he later expanded his involvement into infrastructure, private equity, and disruptive technology. Today, Ban leverages his vast experiences in technology, business operations, and investments to provide vertically-integrated solutions for governments around the world, particularly on procurement and technology applications for social impact.
Ban works together with teams of engineers, scientists, bankers, business executives, and other strategic partners, to architect and masterplan the full value chain solution for governments based on their sovereign mandates and sovereign guarantees. This includes project origination, project syndication, technology integrations, project finance, and exit strategy.

Anthony Stamos

Trading - Energy

Anthony has over twenty years of Institutional Equity and Derivative experience. Mr. Stamos has a successful track record of enhancing rapidly growing financial brokerage and technology businesses. From early in his career on the Boston Stock Exchange, first with Herzog Heine & Geduld and later as head of execution services for Cowen & Company, Mr. Stamos’ operations achieved great success applying technological innovation correctly positioned around specific industry trends. Upon leaving a successful and highly profitable operation at Cowen, Mr. Stamos joined NYFIX to become Director of its newly created Millennium group – the first Listed ATS – where he developed Millennium order types, structured the partnership of industry leading Broker/Dealers who would form the core of its users, and helped lead the ATS to its successful launch and critical volume mass in late 2001. Today, the Millennium ATS executes on average 60,000,000 shares per day and is recognized as the first “dark” liquidity pool. From NYFIX, Mr. Stamos would serve as Director of Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Trading for Advanced Financial Applications and of its affiliate Broker/Dealer, also holding that position for FutureTrade/ Interactive Brokers and with Belzberg Technologies/EBS. Managing Director for BGC/ Cantor Fitzgerald trading of cash equities and derivatives for institutional clients, In addition Mr. Stamos has consulted with other broker dealers to streamline trading operations and increase profitability. Stamos also currently sits on the advisory board of several public and private companies, held the position Chairman of a publicly traded mining company, taken several companies public and retained a seat on their Governing Boards.

On a personal note, Tony enjoys fishing (making his own rods), scuba diving, golf and coaching (baseball, football, wresting).Tony and his family live in Bay Head NJ.

Sam Butero

Trader / Investment Banking/ Agriculture

Sam brings over 25 years experience of trading and investment banking experience to Eden Capital Investment. Mr Butero is based out of California.

Barry Larkin

Trading / Investment Banking

After graduating from LeMoyne College, 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. Larkin trained and managed over 100 floor personnel.
In 1996 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. Larkin integrated the first hand-held computers on the trading floor, was lead broker in special situations, and traded in all the arbitrage deals on the NYSE.
Larkin left the floor in 2008 to supervise a 24-hour international trading desk. He also co-founded a hedge fund using arbitrage strategies. He then launched a platform to distribute independent research.
Since 2012 Larkin has been involved in money management using proprietary algorithms that predict market trends in real time. Barry lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Dan Sweet

Trader / Investment Banking

Mr. Sweet is an experienced Wall Street trader with an extraordinary background in domestic and international equities, derivatives and currencies .Worked at some of Wall Streets Top firm. Highly knowledgeable of European, Asian, Japanese, Latin American and Australian markets. Guest Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame on the value of global portfolio diversification. Mr Sweet served previously with Salomon Brothers. Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Credit Lyonnais and BGCantor Partners.

Gary Donaldson

Real Estate

Mr, Donaldson has over 30 years experience in real estate funding and construction. Mr. Donaldson oversees the daily day to day operations of Eden Capitals real estate investments.

Andy Baum

Entertainment Banking

Andy has 24 years of experience in the Securities Industry, and is. Andy’s 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. Mr. Baum has also owned and operated an institutional trading firm as well as a successful regional brokerage firm and a privately held nationwide pest control company along with a small independent music label. For the past 10 years Andy has switched focus to entertainment financing deals. Andy has a long history of film finance capital investments.

Justin Kula

Business Development

Mr Kula has an extensive banking background. After college he started in institutional sales. He later became a market maker and spent 8 years as a trader. He has now switched his focus to investment banking and identifying companies that are strong candidates to take public. Justin thinks outside of the box and conducts due diligence and structures deals for Eden Capital.

Wayne Grossman

Business Development

Mr. Grossman has been working in business development for the past ten years. He identifies companies that a seeking capital. Wayne also has a strong real estate background. Wayne lives between New York and Miami Beach.

Felix Adu

Commodities

Born and raised in New York Felix
Attended Katherine Gibbs for Computer Engineering . Software & Hardware and Specialized. in (Graphic Design)
In 2004 mr Asu started his own company named Bigkidz Distribution LLC a distribution company based out of Long Island New York. Mr Adu holds many distribution licenses with and patents worldwide. He has also had partnerships with Google cresting his own apps with his company RF Digital Inc. He also has been a producer for Lobo Recording and worked for the label as A&R)

In 2014 Mr. Adu started A&M Global
He is the USA managing director overseeing all negotiations for the factory and also company requesting agreements. Product development.

In 2016 Felix started Adu Enterprises LLC / and began Commodities trading. He now spends his time dealing Raw Gold & Raw Diamonds
and is a direct mandate to several mine groups in africa . Pbe investments, Tab forest mines , Felix& Adu Enterprises who later signed a joint venture with Raw Gold and Diamond Company in 2018 to handle all international relations. Several Letter of authority for Gem stones .

Mark Cruz

Investment Banking

With over 20 years of investment banking and commodities trading Marc brings a wealth of knowledge. Marc his wife and twin daughters lives in Miami as well as Boston.

Arham Khan

Analyst

Mr. Khan began composing research while managing his University’s Endowment, where he and his team led the most successful year in California State University, Fullerton’s history. After graduating, he worked with various institutions in the middle market space. Mr. Khan works closely with companies, executives, and institutions to help offer financing means and discover the best investment ideas. He has relationships and experience in private equity, investor relations, non-dilutive financing, investment banks, secondary offerings, roadshows, real estate, hedge funds, and research. His deep, fundamental qualitative and quantitative approach to research has helped establish him a premier track record. In his life, he has lived in Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.

Michael Tay

Analyst

Over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial industry: Long time successful performance in such areas as supervisor, general accountant, internal auditor, real estate administration, financial analyst, investment accounting, and business financial planning. Education in Business Management degree, combined with the CMA 5th level accreditation. Property Management, Trust Accountant, Business Manager, Financial Analyst, Internal Auditor and Account Assistant to my most recent involvement as Mortgage and Equity investment. With over 100 million syndicated on various projects.

Kelly Robertson

Office Manager

Kelly joined Eden Capital Investment Group in 2010. She helps coordinate the day to day operations of Eden.

Kristen Perry

Office Administrator

Kristen joined Eden Capital Investment Group in 2016. She helps coordinate the day to day operations of Eden.

Tony Bongiovi

ADVISORY BOARD

Over the years, producer Tony Bongiovi has worked with some of rock’s biggest names in the music industry, touching upon a variety of genres in the process (heavy metal, punk, new wave, disco, soul, arena rock, etc.), and was solely responsible for developing and launching the career of now legendary rock star, his cousin, Jon Bon Jovi. At the age of seventeen, while conducting experiments with equipment in his Raritan, New Jersey home, Tony Bongiovi discovered the secret to duplicating the well-guarded audio formula for the Motown Sound. After contacting Motown, his abilities so impressed Motown President Barry Gordy that Tony was flown between New Jersey and Detroit on a regular basis to engineer records for Motown greats such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Temptations, and other leading artists.
In 1968, Tony was recruited by New York studio Record Plant, where he was able to implement his acoustic design talents to improve the studio. The Tony Bongiovi “sound”, which became the sound of rock radio in the late 60’s can be heard on the records he engineered for Record Plant artists such as Vanilla Fudge, Dr. John, John McLaughlin and Jimi Hendrix. Tony was hired by Media Sound, in 1970. Tony quickly became the most sought-after engineer and record producer on the staff, and was, without a doubt, a major factor in Media’s ability to attract its world-class clientele. Some of the artists Tony produced while at Media Sound included Jimi Hendrix, Gloria Gaynor, The Isley Brothers, The Ramones, and Talking Heads.
In 1977, Tony Bongiovi, with business partners, designed and founded Power Station studios. Located in an old Con Edison power generation station. The facility was originally intended as a private production center from which Tony could create. However, instantaneously the studio became a huge commercial success due to Tony’s now legendary acoustical design, providing rooms designed specifically for multi-track recording boasting a “live” sound. This groundbreaking design helped win for Power Station Mix Magazine’s prestigious TEC Award (Technical Excellence and Creativity) as Studio of the Year for an unprecedented 6 years, the maximum number permitted. In 1991, Power Station became the first recipient for a special lifetime achievement award from Mix, the Les Paul Award in which the studio was praised for its consistent contributions to audio excellence and creativity. As a producer, Tony has built a solid gold reputation due to his contribution to over 40 gold and platinum records for artist such as Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Aldo Nova, the Scorpions, Ozzy Ozborne, and the largest selling disco record of all time, “Star Wars” by Meco. In addition to his well-known accomplishments and contributions to the development of acoustical design, via Power Station, Tony has also designed studios for Record Plant, Media Sound, Masterdisk, and Turner Broadcasting. He has performed numerous acoustic consulting jobs for a wide variety of buildings and businesses. In 1993, he was brought in as a special consultant by CBS, assigned to improve both the sound quality and acoustical environment for “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
With his unprecedented achievements in the record industry, aviation, broadcast, and acoustics, Tony applied this experience within the technology world by founding Bongiovi Acoustics and launching the award winning DPS (Digital Power Station) technology. Tony’s patented DPS technology has taken the world by storm and is currently implemented into Automotive, Medical, and Consumer Electronics industries. The DPS technology can be found in the marketplace within products by manufacturers such as Toyota, iHome, and Wicked, to name a few.

Charlie Calello

ADVISORY BOARD

Anyone who knows Charles Calello would think his body is built of notes, instruments and scores, rather than bones, organs and skin. Looking at him you get the sense that he has a song playing in his head, one that fits every moment of the day, one that might be the next big hit.
Calello’s passion for music led him to embark on his musical career at the young age of 18, months after he graduated from Newark’s Arts High School in his home state of New Jersey. He took the first step of his musical Mecca when he began playing in local clubs, leaving the future to unfold quickly.
In 1958, Frankie Valli strolled into a nightclub in Newark, New Jersey, and was astounded by a band of young musicians performing live. Already with a hit of his own, Valli knew the music he witnessed barreling off the stage was anything but ordinary. He asked who wrote the arrangements for the band, and quickly shook hands with Charles Calello.
During the next five years, while Calello was working as a musician and attending Manhattan School of Music, he and Valli developed a close relationship which ultimately led to him becoming the arranger for “The Four Seasons.” In the early Sixties, The Four Seasons helped spawn a chain of hit records that catapulted the group to stardom and assisted in creating a sound that is still unique today (Jersey Boys). During those early years, Calello arranged and produced several other top ten hit records included The Name Game with Shirley Ellis, Blue Navy Blue with Diane Renay, A Lover’s Concerto with The Toys, and Lightning Strikes with Lou Christie. In 1965-66 Calello replaced Nick Massi as the group’s bassist and became a member of The Four Seasons, and toured throughout that period.
After years of success with The Four Seasons, and having more than 15 hits as an arranger for the group, Calello went on to accept a position with Columbia Records (Sony Music) as a staff arranger/producer in late 1966. After producing and arranging the nationally acclaimed record for Laura Nyro, Eli and The Thirteenth Confession, he left Columbia Records and settled into a career as an independent arranger, producer and composer.
Calello’s talent continued to produce Top 10 Hits over the years, earning him international acclaim. His discography includes over 100 Billboard chart records, 30 of which were Top 10 Pop Hits and 28 were nominated for Grammys. (See attached) He has also scored 60 television shows, over 250 commercials, and five motion pictures. His creative ability and diversity are exceeded only by the timeless nature and renowned quality portrayed in the rare elements easily witnessed throughout every facet of his work.
Today, Calello’s talent continues to flourish. After leaving the Florida Symphonic Pops, Calello began and still currently produces CDs, live Television shows and DVDs for his own company, Charles Calello Productions. His record label and DVD product is currently distributed on RYKO, a division of Warner Brothers.
On Oct. 20, 2000, Calello was honored for his talent and artistic contribution to the music industry with an induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as one of The Four Seasons. Charles has received a Cleo for a groundbreaking McDonald’s commercial he wrote. Calello’s music has been nominated for over 28 Grammys.
AJersey Boys, a Tony award musical currently gracing the stages of Broadway, is about the life of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Calello arranged several of the songs for the Jersey Boys when he was with The Four Seasons, and is mentioned and glorified in the Broadway hit.
In addition to Calello’s work as an arranger and producer, he currently produces CDs, live Television shows and DVDs for his own company, Calello Music Group. His record label and DVD product is currently distributed on RYKO, a division of Warner Brothers. His latest release is with a new artist, Kelly King. Her single, AI Don’t Wanna Sing That Song, is currently on the Billboard Charts at No. 28. His latest arranging project is the new Frankie Valli CD, Romancing The 60’s, which was recently released and in stores on the Universal Music Group label.
As if numerous hit records weren’t enough, Calello actively continues to write stellar musical performances for Pops Orchestras and live shows, conducts Pops orchestras around the country for various artists and performs his own “hit records” in concert with his own show.

Aerial Bender

ADVISORY BOARD

With over 40 years or music production Mr. Bender has been involved with virtually every aspect of music. Mr. Bender has put on some of the greatest concerts in the last three decades and is very well respected in the music world.