The global investment apps increase access to global markets for mobile transactions and expand fund sourcing between entrepreneurs and financiers. The algorithms for the apps are based around the empirics of an International Capital Markets Research Fellowship conducted at Harvard University and the contributions of distinguished professionals ranging all five continents with disciplines in international exchange derivatives, information technology, international investment banking, and international trade with backgrounds from institutions like Harvard Business School, MIT, and Wharton School of Business.

Richard Mandel is the partner in charge of and is responsible for the establishment of the firm.  He has served in research roles with the American Law Institute at Harvard Law School as an attorney with Pollock & Gadsby, and is a partner at Bowditch & Dewey, specializing in high technology and emerging businesses.  Mr. Mandel is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.  He received his B.A. from Cornell and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Mel Jacobs is the Chairman of the Advisory Board.  He received his B.S. in Finance/Management at Babson College and was a Captain in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps.  After retiring from the Corps, he worked for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette as an Institutional Broker. 

He possesses certificates in Portfolio Management, Portfolio Structure and Strategy.  Mr. Jacobs attained his CIMA degree from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, was Executive Director -Investments of CIBC Oppenheimer -Private Clients Division and is the Senior Vice President of UBS Financial. 

Adam Sah is the Chairman Emeritus of the Advisory Board. He estabished the method of turning the firm into a Web 2.0 entity. He was the cheif contributor in the re-engineering of the firm into a stealth start-up, led the development of the online marketing and co-developed the business plan for the global investment apps.

Mr. Sah is the architect of Google Gadgets and the Gadget Content Directory. Prior to Google, Mr. Sah was a founding engineer at several start-ups like such as Inktomi and Sensage where he is a Board Member. He holds several patents in databases and web systems and led in the production of the global investment apps commodities databases acquisition strategy.

Reginald Mbawuike, Founding Partner, was one of the first five directors of the IEA. As Strategic Partnerships Director, he integrated networks with over 75 stock exchanges in foreign and domestic markets and produced market research for CIBC Oppenheimer, Bain Capital, US EXIM Bank, & Bain & Company. He produced the deliverable materials used by all of the participants in the Global Investment Symposiums. As CEO Research Associate to Professor Michael Porter at Harvard Business School responsible for new multi-billion dollar per-annum CEOs. The 12 CEOs increased revenues by $3.2 billion the following year.

While at Harvard, he was also W. E. B. Du Bois Fellow and the Institutional Coordinator for Investing & Managing in Emerging Markets, Real Asset Property Management, The Entrepreneurial Manager, Strategy, and Finance. The book on his thesis "Social Entrepreneurship in Capital Markets" has been requested for publishing and reserved by Harvard. Along with his honors at Harvard he posses a degree from Babson.

Estelle Cantillon is the Founding Advisor of the Advisory Board who authored working papers "How and When do Markets Tip? Lessons from the Battle of the Bund," "Bringing OTC back to the Exchange" and "The Effect of Bidders' Asymmetries on Expected Revenues in Auctions." Her research lies at the boundary between industrial organization and market design, and involves both theory and empirics.

Her auction work has looked at asymmetric auctions, combinatorial auctions and multi-attribute auctions. She was a lecturer at Harvard Business School most recently instructing the course "Strategy." She possesses a Masters Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

Stephen Gordon is the Intllectual Property Advisor in e-commerce and  intellectual property. Dr. Gordon consulted to the airline industry at Simat, Helliesen & Eichner, Inc. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise within information technology are IT support for innovation, IT governance, and information security. He also founded and served as president of Beta Principles, Inc., a developer and marketer of accounting software and reseller of computer hardware.

Dr. Gordon's research and consulting interests currently focus on three areas: e-commerce in the financial service industry, the impact of IT on a firm's ability to innovate, and IT governance. He gained his B.S., M.S. and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Silane Mwenechanya is the Global Commodities Advisor for CMI and has been actively involved with the metals and commodities industry for over 30 years.  He was the Manager-Metallurgical who commissioned the $250 million Tailings Leach Plant at the world-famous Nchanga Mine of ZCCM (Zambia Copper Consolidated Mines) in 1986.

He was also responsible for the development and preparation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Protocol on Co-operation and Integration of the Mining Sector in the SADC region. Dr. Mwenechanya graduated with an MS and PhD in Metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Yoo-Taek Lee is the Global Markets Advisor for CMI. Prior to his D.B.A. studies, Dr. Lee worked at Samsung in Korea. Dr. Lee has produced more than 65 company best practice reports for many firms including Motorola, IBM, Texas Instruments, GE, Federal Express, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Toyota.

His work experience also includes a research associate appointment at Boston University Asian Management Center and the development and management of executive education programs for Asian companies such as Sanyo, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, and for non-profit organizations including the Federation of Korean Industries and Ministry of Commerce in China. He received his BA at Hong IK University in Korea and his MS, MBA, and DBA from Boston University.




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