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David D. Walker

Dave is the founder and President of Viribus Capital Advisors. He has 24 years of experience in the Investment Banking industry and was most recently a Managing Director and Partner at R.W. Pressprich. He graduated from The Citadel with a degree in Civil Engineering, is a licensed Professional  Engineer in the state of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from Yale University. He's an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, where he's taught for Corporate Finance for 12 years. He lives in Winnetka, IL with his wife and three children.

Chuck Lawless, Board of Advisors

Chuck Lawless is currently a Senior Managing Director in the Investment Management Division at Mesirow Financial in Chicago. In this role he provides wealth management and private banking services to high net worth individuals, family foundations and pension plans. He began his career at Mesirow in 1996 and has been there ever since. He is also involved in his local community and has started a non profit organization, the Tyro society. He is a graduate of New Trier High School and The Citadel and is currently the head of the Chicago area Citadel alumni club. He is also an Eagle Scout and has been involved in the Boy Scouts. Chuck lives in Winnetka, IL with his wife and three children.

Jay Readey, Board of Advisors

Jay Readey is a serial entrepreneur. He has been involved directly or indirectly with over a dozen startups in both the for profit and non-profit sectors. Originally from Upper Arlington, Ohio, Jay graduated from Yale University. He enjoyed his time in New Haven so much that he remained there to get his Law degree from Yale Law School and his MBA from the Yale School of Management. Jay currently works as of counsel at Ginsburg Jacobs and is the head of the Yale SOM alumni club in Chicago.  One of his more interesting projects was profiled last June on the local news channel and publications such as the Chicago Tribune. See below: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-outerbelt-hikers-hit-lake-county-st-0608-story.html

Jay lives in the southwest suburbs of Chicago with his wife and son.

Bill Feingold, Board of Advisors

Bill is considered an expert on complex asset and security valuations and is the founder and President of Hillside Advisors LLC which focuses on those topics. Bill graduated summa Cum laude from Yale University and obtained his MBA from the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania. This was followed by a lengthy career on Wall Street including stints at First Boston, Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs where he focused on convertible arbitrage and valuation. Bill has also lectured at Yale University and is currently an adjunct professor at Mercy College. Bill is also a published author and his most recent book can be found on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Latin-Greek-Money-What-Need-ebook/dp/B075CFWFCG   Bill also has traveled the U.S. searching for the best pizza and can discuss the best pizza joints in New York, New Haven and California. He lives in Dobbs Ferry, NY with his wife and daughters.