Ron McCray, Private Investor, Member of the Boston Celtics Ownership Group

Private investor, member of the Boston Celtics Ownership Group

Ron McCray is a private investor, corporate director, jazz saxophonist, former chief executive officer and lawyer. Currently, Ron serves as an advisor to RLJ Equity Partners, a private equity firm, and 645 Ventures, an early stage, high technology venture capital firm. He serves on the boards of A.H. Belo Corporation, and Meta Bank Financial Group, Inc.

Ron is a Senate-confirmed, presidential appointee on the FRTIB, which oversees the world’s largest pension fund, and serves as a trustee of Cornell University, where he sponsors the McCray Scholars program. He is the vice chairman of Charleston Jazz, and a member of the board of the Newport Festivals Foundation.

Ron previously served on the boards of TESSCO Technologies Incorporated, Career Education Corp., EveryWare Global, Knight Ridder and Kimberly-Clark de Mexico.

As an executive, Ron served as Chairman, CEO and President of Career Education Corp, and prior to that, as the Chief Administrative Officer at Nike. As a lawyer, he served as SVP – Law and Government Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer of Kimberly-Clark, and worked at law firms Weil Gotshal & Manges in New York City and Jones, Day in Dallas.

Ron previously served on the governing boards of Harvard Law School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Boston Celtics ownership group.

Ron graduated from Cornell University, where he earned Dean’s List honors and was inducted into the Aleph Semach/Raven and Serpent, and Quill and Dagger Honor Societies, earned a varsity letter, and set school and meet records. He then attended Harvard Law School, where he graduated as the editor and business manager of the Harvard Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Law Review, and was named a Traphagen Distinguished Alumnus.


Tamika McCuistion

Tamika McCuistion

Tamika McCuistion is a builder of enterprises. She is a world-class problem solver creating solutions that deliver lasting and positive change—while netting reliable revenue streams. Tamika is an entrepreneur and an innovator to her core—traits she seamlessly leverages into business growth. Case in point, her most recent accomplishment, helping to transform an organization at an operational crossroads into a global, publicly traded $700 million annual revenue enterprise. Over a span of 17 years she played a major role in moving the company to become the largest global software developer in commercial real estate. In addition to being a close and trusted advisor to the company’s executive suite, she was also the single point of contact to its largest customers representing over 20% of its revenue.

Long-range strategy is also part of Tamika’s DNA. While in an exclusive executive post graduate program at Pepperdine, she became excited by the evolving world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. She focused much of her research on the present-day value of this up and coming innovation. Tamika quickly recognized its real-time application in today’s commercial world and its ability to address the intensifying need for improved security. After great study and consideration, she joined Authentys both as an investor and strategic advisor. Authentys is a self-sovereign identity authentication tool that certifies credentials.

She holds an MBA from Pepperdine, and has drawn investors for other startup concepts she developed during her graduate work.

 

 


James “Cam” McElroy

LCG Associates

James C. (Cam) McElroy, CFA, CAIA            

Senior Vice President/Principal, Atlanta                 

Mr. McElroy joined LCG Associates in 2009 and is a Senior Vice President. His client relationships include family offices, foundations, endowments, and investment platforms.  In addition to lead consultant responsibilities, Cam conducts capital market and asset class research, investment manager due diligence, and special topical studies. He also is a member of LCG’s Investment and Risk Management Committees.

 

Cam previously served as a Relationship Manager with Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, where he was responsible for advising, constructing and maintaining customized investment solutions for high-net-worth families, foundations and endowments. Also during his tenure with Atlantic Trust, he gained valuable experience trading equities, designing performance reports, assuring firm compliance with regulators and evaluating investment managers in both traditional and alternative asset classes. Cam began his career as a Junior Financial Analyst with Farr, Miller & Washington in Washington, DC.

 

Cam is a CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Atlanta.  He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Charterholder. Cam holds a B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University.


Kevin McGovern, McGovern Capital

McGovern Capital

Kevin McGovern is the Chairman and CEO of McGovern Capital.  Through McGovern Capital and its affiliates, he has co-founded over twenty-five (25) companies, six of which have become world/category leaders, and he has been lead negotiator/principal in over fifteen (15) global joint ventures.  McGovern Capital serves as an investment, strategy and licensing participant and advisor to global businesses.  He owns McGovern & Associates which provided legal counsel to certain of the largest acquisition funds in the world.

McGovern was a founder of SoBe Beverages, the fastest growing beverage company ever in the US (sold to Pepsi), and McGovern Capital was one of three owners of KX Industries, L.P., the largest manufacturer and worldwide source of carbon water purification filters, having invented and supplied PUR to P&G, the first end-of-tap filter to Brita, and the first refrigerator water filter to Electrolux. He also created the program, supervised and negotiated all licensing of Tristrata’s alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) patents, which technology was incorporated in approximately 40% of all global skin care products, and is/was sold in approximately 84 countries.  Mr. McGovern has spent well over the last decade working to provide clean drinking water to people with the worst water contamination issues (including bacteria, viruses, arsenic and lead).  He serves/served on many public and private boards including The Sports Authority (Exec. Committee – NYSE).

McGovern Capital is also currently involved in several consumer technologies including innovative foods and beverages; several teams/organizations in e-Sports; and building wellness facilities for Native Indians.

McGovern is actively involved in the medical cannabis industry with numerous companies across the globe.  He is Co-Chairman of Israel Plant Sciences which has numerous subsidiaries working on uniform seed breeding for all agricultural purposes and cutting edge drug solutions for intestinal bowel disease (IBD), addictions, and colon cancer.  Kanativa and Intiva BioPharma develop cannabis related drug and medical solutions and Intiva BioPharma (Stock: NTVA) is a leader of orphan cannabis drug development.  He is a member of the Board of WeedMD, a licensed Canadian medical marijuana producer and dispense McGovern is actively involved in the medical cannabis industry with numerous companies across the globe.  He is Co-Chairman of Israel Plant Sciences which has numerous subsidiaries working on uniform seed breeding for all agricultural purposes and cutting edge drug solutions for intestinal bowel disease (IBD), addictions, and colon cancer.  Kanativa and Intiva BioPharma develop cannabis related drug and medical solutions and Intiva BioPharma (Stock: NTVA) is a leader of orphan cannabis drug development.  He is a member of the Board of WeedMD, a licensed Canadian medical marijuana producer and dispenser, which has one of its specialties to provide cannabis related healthcare to the elderly.


Bryan Meltzer, Feuerstein Kulick

Feuerstein Kulick

Bryan Meltzer is a partner at Feuerstein Kulick and spends the majority of his time representing, and serving as outside general counsel to, leading MSOs and operators, technology companies, brands, service providers, investors and funds operating in the hemp and state-compliant marijuana spaces. With a business-minded approach, Bryan seeks to provide his clients with value-add services while also protecting their business and legal interests. Bryan regularly provides advice and services to his clients relating to their compliance, corporate governance, fundraising, licensing, investment and M&A needs.  With the Feuerstein Kulick team, Bryan has also led numerous applications that have been awarded highly valuable licenses in competitive RFA processes.

Bryan also advises stakeholders and lawmakers about the adoption and implementation of legalized medical and adult-use marijuana programs.