Euler Bropleh, Vested World

Vested World

A Liberian native educated in the U.S. and abroad who has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe, Euler Bropleh understands firsthand how access to capital has the potential to transform the developing world and improve the lives of all people.  In his career as an attorney, he specialized in corporate transactions with leading law firms Latham & Watkins and Vedder Price, representing Fortune 100 companies, venture capital and private equity firms and emerging businesses worldwide.

As an investor, he’s helped fund several early stage businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa, developing an acute understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with early stage investing in emerging markets, along with investing in search funds in the US.

Now the Managing Director of VestedWorld, Euler is diligent about helping early stage companies reach their full potential. One of his key duties is to ensure that VestedWorld is a trusted steward of its investors’ capital and a true partner to its portfolio companies.

Euler holds a JD from University of Chicago Law School, where he was a Donald E. Egan Scholar and the recipient of the Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award. He was also a Robert T. Jones Scholar at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), where he earned a Graduate Diploma in International Strategy and Economics. He earned his BA in International Studies from Emory University, where he was a Sonny Carter Scholar.

 


Michael Bucella, BlockTower Capital

BlockTower Capital

Michael Bucella is a Partner and Global Head of Strategic Partnerships for BlockTower Capital, a leading institutional cryptocurrency investment firm bringing professional trading and portfolio management to an emerging digital asset class.

Prior to BlockTower, Michael spent nearly a decade with Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2008 as part of the Firm’s Asset Management division (GSAM), where he focused on investment strategies, markets and institutional investors globally.

Most recently, Michael worked in the Securities Division where he ran the Multi-Asset Sales & Trading business in Canada and led efforts to expand this strategy globally. Previous to this role, he led the Institutional Global Equities business, also in Canada.

Michael earned a BS in Finance, Economics & Accounting from Fordham University.

He is a member of Fordham University’s President’s Council and involved in multiple charitable organizations, with recent philanthropic endeavors involving several independent trips to aid the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.


Adam Buchwalter, Wilson Elser

Wilson Elser

Adam Buchwalter is Of Counsel at Wilson Elser and focuses his practice on estate and tax planning, including developing strategies for mitigating estate and income taxes, and all areas of estate administration and charitable donation planning.  Adam is a member of the firm’s Taxation and Art Law practice teams and lectures on the subjects of protecting artistic and collectors’ legacies and wealth preservation.

 


Paul Caiazzo, Trushield Security Solutions

Paul Caiazzo

Trushield Security Solutions

As co-founder and chief security architect for TruShield Security Solutions, Paul is responsible for developing corporate strategy and leading the technical product and service development efforts of the company. He holds CISSP, CISA, and CEH certifications, and has many years of experience solving complex cyber security challenges within the federal government.

He is responsible for architecting security operations centers around the globe, as well as helping domestic and international clients develop practical threat detection and mitigation strategies. In addition to his position at TruShield, he currently serves as cyber security advisor to the Science and Technology Policy Center for Development.


Andrew Calamari, Finn Dixon & Herling

Finn Dixon & Herling

Andrew Calamari, former head of the SEC’s New York office for the past five years, will be joining Finn Dixon & Herling as a partner on January 15. He will be a member of the firm’s practice groups in government and internal investigations, litigation, and investment advisors/broker-dealers. He will represent clients in securities litigation, enforcement and internal investigations and accounting-related matters. He will also be available to advise regulated entities and persons on compliance and examination issues.

He began his tenure at the SEC in 2000 as an enforcement attorney and rose through the ranks to ultimately lead the SEC’s New York Office. As the Regional director, he led a staff of about 400 enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators and compliance examiners involved in the investigation and prosecution of enforcement actions and the performance of compliance inspections in the New York region.

Before joining the SEC, Calamari served as a law clerk to the Honorable John Cannella, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and then spent nearly 15 years in private law practicing including as a litigation partner at Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine.

He graduated Fordham Law School (JD 1985, cum laude) and the Fordham University College of Business Administration (BS 1982). He is admitted to practice law in New York and the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.