Our Team


KENDALL ALMERICO
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kendall Almerico is an entrepreneur and an attorney with 29 years of experience who was named “one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country” by Forbes. Venture Beat named Kendall one of the 20 most influential thought leaders on crowdfunding in the world and Inc. magazine named Kendall to its list of “Top 19 Crowdfunding Experts Startups Need to Know.” Onalytica ranked Kendall #1 on its 2016 list of the Top 100 crowdfunding influencers in the world. Huffington Post called Kendall “one of the country’s leading experts on equity crowdfunding.” Kendall has put his media training to use for years through numerous media appearances including the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Christian Science Monitor, Fox Business Network, Yahoo News and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, CCTV and Bloomberg TV.

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STEPHANIE HEINATZ
STRATEGIC PARTNER

Stephanie R. Heinatz, founder and CEO of Consociate Media, a Virginia-based public relations and communications consulting firm, cut her teeth as a newspaper journalist.

Whether working on assignment in her own hometown, or in the remote areas of East Africa or war-torn Iraq, she believed one thing – stories are the most powerful way to reach people and inspire change.

She brings that same strategy to Consociate Media, where she specializes in working with business owners, legislative initiatives, economic development programs, non-profit organizations, tourism efforts and individuals to strategically plan and execute the telling of stories across a wide range of new and traditional media.

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JIM MORRISON
STRATEGIC PARTNER

Jim Morrison is considered one of the leading beauty and personal care strategists in the world. Jim’s track record of leadership and accomplishment spans three decades and includes over 34 years of experience in successfully launching start-ups and masterfully running global powerhouses.

Jim was President of L’Oreal US for 9 years where he was responsible for the acquisitions of both Redken and Matrix, and top line growth which averaged over 20% during his tenure. He was also part of the original Matrix leadership team that launched VaVoom and Biolage.

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REDTAIL MEDIA
CREATIVE MEDIA

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.

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ERIC FISCHGRUND
FINANCIAL AND TECH PR/MARKETING

Eric Fischgrund is the founder of FischTank Marketing and PR, a communications group that provides marketing, media relations and digital strategies for companies of all sizes, spanning multiple industries and verticals.

Eric founded FischTank with the vision of providing turnkey marketing solutions including content writing, public relations, traditional and digital marketing, and all other facets of communications. FischTank has secured media placements detailing client offerings in Wall Street Journal, CBS Television, Fox Business, Fortune, Forbes…

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KEVIN HARRINGTON
ORIGINAL SHARK AND INVENTOR OF THE INFOMERCIAL

Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the ABC hit, Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co- Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co- Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Billy Mays, Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, and George Foreman.

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