Corporate Operations Advisor
Mr. Garcia has over 25 years of leadership experience in technology, telecommunication and manufacturing companies. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR), a leading software as a service (SaaS) company serving the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry in North America, Europe and Asia. As a founding member, he was instrumental in facilitating the growth of the company from a start-up in 2000 to the firm’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2006 and its international expansion until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining Synchronoss, Mr. Garcia was a Senior Manager with the Vertek Corporation and has also held senior management positions with Philips Lighting and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Garcia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics and Economics from St. John’s University in New York. He is on the New Jersey State Board of Junior Achievement and is a Board Advisor and Equity Partner at Catalyst Capital Holdings LLC.
Corporal Zac Gore
Corporal Zachariah Gore served in the United States Army from August 2010 through September 2014. He was deployed to Afghanistan where on April 5, 2013 he stepped on an improvised explosive device while leading a patrol. He was severely injured and lost his left leg and left arm. He is a Purple Heart Medal recipient for wounds he received while serving our country. He is also the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, the Nation Defense Medal and was honorably discharged in 2014. Zac partners with Catalyst through his company, Purple Heart Heroes LLC, in numerous transactions throughout the country. Zac’s life experience adds personal insight into meeting the needs of the VA. His personal story is a touchstone for our mission.
Founder and Principal, Laurea LLC
Ms. Hsu is Founder and Principal of Laurea LLC, a consulting firm that provides strategy, fundraising and investor relations advisory services to private equity real estate firms. She is a results-oriented investment professional with over 20 years of experience in advisory consulting, investment research and client management.
Prior to founding Laurea LLC, Ms. Hsu was Vice President and Head of Client Service Analytics at CIM Group responsible for fundraising, investor relations and due diligence efforts. Prior to joining CIM Group, Ms. Hsu was a Director at Cliffwater LLC and led its private equity real estate research efforts. Previously, she was a Director at BlackRock responsible for account management of insurance clients and an Associate Director within MetLife’s Portfolio Management Unit. Ms. Hsu began her career as an Associate in the Pension Consulting Division at Wilshire Associates.
Ms. Hsu received her BA in Economics from UCLA, MBA in Finance from the Marshall School of Business at the USC and holds the Women in Leadership certificate from Cornell University. She serves on the Advisory Boards of Catalyst Capital Holdings LLC and Hillcrest Finance LLC, and is active with various nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles.
Chief Investment Officer, Aspen Advisory Services Ltd
Mr. Lowe currently serves as Chief Investment Officer of Aspen Advisory Services Ltd, a London-based private investment office overseeing public, private, hedge-fund and real-estate investments in North America, Europe and Asia. Before his tenure at Aspen Advisory Services Ltd, he spent 20-years working in public markets including roles as Head of Trading for Montlake Capital, a $7.5 BN leading independent and privately-owned fund management company, and Head of Fixed Income to a Geneva-based Family Office. Mr. Lowe started his career at the Société Générale Group in London, where he developed a passion for equity and bond markets advising Family offices and Institutions on their portfolios.
Richard T. Reiter
President and Chief Operating Officer, Harding Loevner
Mr. Reiter currently serves as President and Chief Operating officer of Harding Loevner, a $63 billion Global Equity asset management firm based in New Jersey. Additionally, he is President and Chief Executive officer of Harding Loevner Funds, a $25 billion mutual fund company. Prior to his 23-year tenure at Harding Loevner, he started his career at Bankers Trust Company where he developed his interests in the global equity and foreign exchange markets, and later worked for Harris Trust, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Montreal, in Chicago. Mr. Reiter received his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from Marquette University and his MBA with focus on International Finance, from Loyola University. His leisure time is spent traveling and playing golf and tennis.
Stephen G. Waldis
Mr. Waldis is Founder and Chairman of Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR), an industry leader in Software as a Service in transaction management for a broad range of activation solutions and connected devices, serving the industry leaders around the world. As the 32-year-old Founding CEO of Synchronoss in 2000, he led the company from inception through its successful IPO and development into a $400 million revenue multi-national business. With over 25 years of experience, he has served in senior executive management positions with various high-technology and telecommunication companies. Mr. Waldis began his career at AT&T and held positions in technical, product management, and sales and marketing. Mr. Waldis has received the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award three times and is a founding inductee into the Seton Hall University Hall of Fame for Business Entrepreneurial Studies and sits on the Board of Trustees of Seton Hall University. He resides with his family in New Jersey and is active with emerging enterprise technology companies and real estate activities in the New York and MidAtlantic regions.