For the past twelve years Michael has been integrally involved with the media industry in various capacities including building an IPTV Network, developing, producing and hosting daily one-hour talk shows entitled “Commodity Classics” and “The Traders Network.” These live, daily broadcasts on radio, TV and on the internet define what an audience-empowered, interactive financial program should look like and have been viewed and enjoyed internationally by IPTV enthusiasts in over 78 countries.
Michael’s broad financial background includes previous positions associated with Corporate Finance, Commodity Futures and Securities Trading. Among the various licenses he held are: #4 Registered Options Principal, #7 General Securities Broker, #63 Ethics, #22 Direct Participation Programs, #3 Futures Broker, #30 Futures Branch Manager and #39 Direct Participation Principal.
Another key focus during that portion of Michael’s professional life was on derivative portfolio analysis.
CMO – Todd brings to the table 29 years of industry experience. Mr. Sonoga was the Sr. Partner and assistant editor for Wall Street Publishing with “The Small Cap Report” and heading up their Newport Beach office in southern California. His responsibilities there included research, editorial input, training, advertising, marketing and subscription management. Mr. Sonoga then went on to a very successful consulting career assisting public and private companies in the areas of market awareness, market support, capital raising, branding, social media, marketing/advertising and identifying merger/acquisition targets.
Since 2008, Todd has created and overseen one of the largest social media networks in North America including 650 plus investment groups on various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Opportunity, Harvest Exchange, Gust, Angel List, IHUB, OTCWatch, Investors Hangout and StockTwits. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Sonoga launched Trilogy Marketing Strategies, Wall Street Micro Cap, Wall Street Penny and Crowd Funding Power. Many of Mr. Sonoga’s profiled companies have been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Fortune 500, Police Magazine, Investors Digest, The Financial Post and Investors Business Daily.
Peter Colella has been active in corporate finance activities on a national and international level the course of his 36 year career. Since 1981 when he founded Colmen, Peter’s areas of specialization have involved all aspects of Colmen’s services: Investment Banking, Profit Improvement Initiatives, and Management Advisory.
Mr. Colella has taken Colmen to new levels in merger and acquisition, corporate finance and business consulting services, including sales, purchases, divestitures, joint ventures, leveraged transactions and management buyouts in both privately held and public companies.
In addition to over 300 successful investment banking transactions, he has also built a stellar performance record with turnarounds and profit improvement services over the past twenty years.
Mr. Colella has assembled the “Colmen Team” of operational professionals, positioning Colmen to address the contemporary needs of the business community. Mr. Colella shares his expertise in seminars and public speaking engagements throughout the country.
Gaya Lynn has been writing professionally for various newspapers, online sites, and PR firms for over two decades. She has interviewed dozens of top influencers around the globe, and has reported on a wide range of topics including the arts, business and finance. Most recently, she was director of fashion for the newspaper L’Italo-Americano. After living in Italy for many years, she went onto pursue a BA in international affairs and an MFA in writing and journalism.
Currently, Gaya works as a PR agent for several top internationally recognized artists (Dick Marconi of the Marconi Auto Museum, photographer Jimmy Wilson, the artist FRISCH) and runs www.internationallyknown.net
David Brown has spent the entirety of his professional life as a top leader, advisor and CEO in the business world. With an extensive background in finance, sales and retail, David has managed leading companies around the world. He was the director of R & D of International Industries Inc., president and CEO of Capezio & Things Inc., and was the Founder and Chairman of EIG Renewable Energy Company. His talents and areas of focus include developing strategic relationships for clients, fostering mergers and acquisitions, managing corporate business, overlooking a multitude of retail stories and working as a personal investment advisor for influential leaders and companies.
Today, David continues to lend his expert knowledge, talents, and guidance and is currently the Advisor to the Board and investment capital raiser for leading companies such as IntriEnergy Inc, and Tracetech Inc.
William Fisher is an experienced Production Director and manager who has spent his entire career working to facilitate the use of emerging technologies to aid media, communication and marketing projects.
He has worked on a variety of projects from feature films to broadcast news channels, online marketing, television series, music recording and videos, print publications, and web development.
Having built out the systems to create one of the first 24/7 IPTV networks, he has in depth experience on adapting and originating technology for creating and distributing high-quality media through digital delivery to a global market.