Financial Poise

Financial Poise Faculty

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John Backus

John Backus has been investing in venture capital for over 20 years. His firm, PROOF.VC, is the pioneer in using the pro rata rights of smaller VCs to gain unique…

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Amit Baid

Amit is Founder and CEO of TradeFin, a fintech platform that allows alternative and private investors (primarily based in the US) to invest in international trade finance transactions and earn high…

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Reena R. Bajowala

Reena R. Bajowala is a partner at Jenner & Block in the Complex Commercial Litigation Department and a member of the Class Action, Technology Litigation, Consumer Law, ERISA Litigation and…

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Chris Balestrino

Chris Balestrino is a Principal at Park Place Equity, LLC. Park Place Equity ("PPE") provides and arranges financing for small business owners and real estate investors, as well as offer…

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Linda Balkin

Clients value Linda’s customized blend of business, fact-based, and results orientation with insight, empathy and humor. They find her to be deeply compassionate, resourceful, and committed to their learning and…

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David Ball

David J. Ball is a partner in Bracewell & Giuliani’s trial practice, where he focuses on intellectual property litigation (patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, and IP theft), bankruptcy litigation, and…

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Jeff Ball

President and CEO of Visio Financial Services.

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Keith Bank

Keith Bank is the founder and CEO of a sports/tech focused venture capital firm, KB Partners. He founded and serves on the Board of Directors of Club Champion Golf and…

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Max Barack

Max leads the Garfinkel Group, LLC's employment law practices groups and is a plaintiff-side employment law attorney. He has been practicing law since 2013 and has spent the majority of…

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Jack Barber

Jack Barber serves as Assistant General Counsel at Crowe Horwath LLP. He was previously a litigation partner at Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC in Chicago. In his private legal practice,…

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Jeffrey Bardos

Jeff founded Speritas Advisors and Speritas Capital Partners to help small and medium-sized businesses broaden their access to the right kind of capital. Jeff brings 25 years of experience in the financial…

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Lee Barken

CPA, LEED-AP, is the Energy and Cleantech practice leader at Haskell & White LLP

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Craig Barnett

Craig S. Barnett concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation in state and federal court and in administrative law tribunals. He has represented domestic and international clients at the trial…

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Holly L. Barocio

As a Principal Consultant with GrowthPlay, Holly helps lawyers leverage their natural business development strengths and find authentic approaches to growing their businesses. Holly is an experienced business development coach…

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Steven L. Baron

Steven Baron is a partner at Mandell Mankes LLC. Mr. Baron has significant experience in complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on matters involving intellectual property, media, First Amendment, advertising,…

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Otis Baskin

A consultant of The Family Business Consulting Group, Otis Baskin brings extensive international experience to his focus on management and governance/decision-making issues in family businesses. He has worked with family-owned…

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Jeffrey Bast

Practice focuses on bankruptcy and insolvency, emphasizing corporate reorganization, restructuring, creditors’ rights, workouts, and commercial litigation in several industries, including real estate, retail, healthcare, telecommunications, internet and technology, hotels, textiles,…

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Steve Bastien

President and founder of Creditor's Edge and The Bankrupt Debtor Daily Report in 1982. Started several businesses which can be viewed on my speaker's website: www.entrepreneurialspeaker.com. Began my career working…

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Joshua Bauchner

Joshua S. Bauchner is a partner with the Firm and Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, head of the Cannabis Law Practice Group, and a member of the Community Association Law…

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Michael Baumert

Michael Baumert is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg’s Chicago office. As a member of the Intellectual Property Department and Corporate Department, Michael focuses on technology-driven transactions, sourcing, cloud computing,…

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Keith Baxter

Keith graduated from Yale University with an electrical engineering degree and obtained his law degree at Georgetown University. He has more than 25 years of experience working in complex technologies…

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J.M. Beach

J. M. Beach is founder and Director of 21st Century Literacy. He is a scholar, a teacher, and entrepreneur. He is the author of several books on education, including Can…

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Greg Beaufait

Greg Beaufait joined Dundee VC in 2013 and now leads the fund's investment efforts in Minneapolis. Greg started out as an intern at Dundee before graduating from the Heider College…

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David Behin

CEO and Co-Founder of real estate crowdfunding platform CityFunders.

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Aarthi Belani

Aarthi Belani is a partner in the M&A practice in the Palo Alto office of Baker McKenzie. She focuses on M&A and venture deals in tech and life sciences. Prior…

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Nelson C. Bellido

Nelson C. Bellido is the partner in charge of the Miami office of Roig Lawyers. His main areas of practice are in complex commercial litigation, insurance defense litigation, insurance fraud…

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Barbara Benoliel

Dr. Barbara Benoliel  is president of Preferred Solutions in Toronto Canada and is a professional mediator who specializing in helping to resolve conflict in complex family and closely held businesses.…

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Michele Berdinis

Michele Berdinis is the President of Beeline Legal Services in New York. Michele graduated from Brown University in 1981 and from the University of San Francisco School of Law in…

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Kimberly Berger

Kimberly A. Berger is a principal at Miller Canfield in its Detroit office.  She specializes in domestic and international trademark prosecution and intellectual property litigation, including domain name disputes, trade…

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