Michael D. Farkas
Founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO
Mr. Farkas is the founder and manager of The Farkas Group, a privately held investment firm. Mr. Farkas also currently holds the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlas Group, where its subsidiary, Atlas Capital Services, a broker-dealer, has successfully raised more than $200 million for a number of public clients until it withdrew its FINRA registration in 2007. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Farkas has established a successful track record as a principal investor across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, technology, aerospace and defense, and automotive retail.
President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Mr. Christodoulou has been the Chief Financial Officer of Galeon Navigation LLC, a privately-owned maritime commercial management and chartering platform, since September 2016.
From July 2010 to July 2016, Mr. Christodoulou was President and Principal of Angelmar Corp., a subsidiary of SOCATRA Shipping and Energy Group. From August 2007 to May 2010, Mr. Christodoulou was Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Shipping Enterprises Corp., an operator of chemical product tankers. From November 2006 to August 2007, Mr. Christodoulou was Chief Financial Officer of Oceanfreight Inc., a Nasdaq listed company and operator of a diversified fleet of dry bulk vessels and tankers. Frome June 2005 to October 2006, Mr. Christodoulou was a Managing Director of Dahlman Rose & Co., an investment banking firm. From June 2004 to March 2005, Mr. Christodoulou was Chief Financial Officer of Eastwind Maritime, Inc., a privately held operator of a diversified fleet of tankers, dry bulk and refrigerated vessels. From August 1999 to April 2004, Mr. Christodoulou was Chief Financial Officer of General Maritime Corporation a New York Stock Exchange listed company and an operator of a fleet of crude oil tankers.
Mr. Christodoulou attended Rutgers University with a major in Psychology and Columbia University Business School MBA program.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. New has more than thirty-four years of corporate finance experience in public innovation and technology companies. During his last ten years as CFO for the transaction processing and technology company Net Element, he helped guide the company through a $23 million offering as part of an up-listing to NASDAQ. In his past year there, he was instrumental in helping Net Element raise $16 million in equity transactions. Prior to his experience with Net Element, Mr. New was a CFO consultant and worked with several public and private companies on SEC compliance, financial growth, organization building and acquisitions.