Chairman of the Private Investors Forum (PIF); serves as President of Hartford Financial Corp., a full service Finance and Leasing Company and plays an active roll in Blue Ribbon Services, a Mass Transit Management company. In addition, Richard has invested in several “early stage” companies in the Philadelphia area. After graduating from Temple University, Richard began his career in the Vending Services field. He started in route sales and eventually became President of Blue Ribbon Services, a full service Vending and Food Service firm with headquarters in Philadelphia and branch offices in New Jersey and Delaware. While serving as President, he grew sales from $1.5 million to over $110 million per year and counted over 375 of the “Fortune 500″ companies as his clients. Under his management, Blue Ribbon became the largest independent Food Service Company in the Mid-Atlantic region. Upon the merger of Blue Ribbon and Canteen Corporation in 1993, Richard spun off and reestablished the Mass Transit Management Division and the Coffee Services Divisions of the company and continued to manage those businesses. In 1995, Richard began his affiliation with Starbucks Coffee, becoming their exclusive distributor in the region.
one of the five individuals who founded PIF (then known as Pennsylvania Private Investors Group) in 1990, and he has served as president ever since. By profession, Mr. Buckman is a lawyer, having practiced, during his career, with the U.S. Small Business Administration, General Electric Company, a law firm in Philadelphia (since disbanded) and, beginning in 1983, the firm of McCausland Keen & Buckman, in Radnor, PA, in which he was one of the name partners. Mr. Buckman retired from the practice of law in 2005.
Founder and a Vice President of Private Equity Management Company and a General Partner of the TDH III partnership. He is also a founding Managing Principal of MidCoast Capital, LLC, a merchant bank focusing on the acquisition of private equity fund secondary interests as well as interests in private companies. Prior to forming Private Equity Management/TDH and MidCoast Capital, Mr. Harris is a CPA. He has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he attended on a fully paid fellowship and where he served as a supervising consultant in the Wharton Small Business Development Center and a teaching assistant for graduate level courses. He received an AB from Duke University (Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude).
Founder of CereNova Fund Marketing, LLC which provides capital raising and marketing services primarily to venture and buyout funds. Mr. Heil has worked on successful capital raising campaigns totaling over half of billion dollars for private equity funds (venture, growth capital, mezzanine, venture debt, buyout). Through this experience, he has developed relationships with a number of institutional investors, fund-of-funds and professionally-managed investment offices for high net-worth individuals. Marketing services include limited partner relations, annual meeting planning and public relations. Mr. Heil maintains Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses through FCG Advisors, LLC, a FINRA and SIPC member.In 1986, Mr. Heil graduated with an MBA from Drexel University with a concentration in Marketing. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University in 1984. While earning honors, Mr. Heil graduated with double major in Marketing and Finance.
A commercial litigation and transactional attorney with offices in the Philadelphia suburb of Bala Cynwyd, PA. A native of Boston Massachusetts, Henry is a 1972 cum laude graduate of Boston University’s College of Liberal Arts with distinction in Political Science and a 1975 cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Law where he served as Research Editor of the Law Review. Henry returned to Temple as an instructor in its Department of Legal and Real Estate Studies from 1977-1981. While serving as Associate General Counsel for The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company from 1981-1995, he was responsible for diverse and sophisticated transactions and litigation involving Penn Mutual’s multi-billion dollar investment portfolio. Henry has developed a successful private law practice with significant expertise in business transactions and commercial litigation, in which he handles a wide variety of matters including securities litigation, business formations and business disputes, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, venture capital and other private equity investments, financing, and real estate transactions.
Liz is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Delaware Crossing Investor Group, a regional angel investor network. In this capacity, she has been investing and advising start-up companies in the PA, NJ, NY, CT and DE region for over a decade. She is also a frequent speaker and writer, especially on issues facing emerging businesses, franchised businesses and women-led businesses and has served on numerous committees and organizations including the Angel Capital Association and the Pennsylvania Angel Network. She recently received the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center Entrepreneur Champion Award.
Liz is also a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm with approximately 750 attorneys and 22 offices coast to coast. She is co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies & Venture Finance Practice and chair of the firm’s Franchising, Licensing and Distribution Practice. Liz focuses her practice on a wide variety of corporate work, with an emphasis on the representation of fast-growth, venture-backed companies and businesses that wish to expand through franchising. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and her B.A., cum laude, from Yale College.
president of Centrell Group, has made a career with technology startups which he either founded our co-founded leading to several successful exits to both public and private companies. His passion for startups is combined with the desire to create quality job opportunities and has been key in the development of over a hundred new positions through his companies. been focusing in the Healthcare sector developing business and funding for several healthcare startups. One of these startups, a Blood Management company, was recently acquired by a NYSE listed medical device company. David successfully raised funding for several startups as a Limited Partner with Zon Capital Partners, a venture capital fund. He brought in several deals leading to Series A in addition to the acquisition. Mr. Resnik graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Birchrunville, PA.
Irv is CPA, MST, CVA is a member of Bush, Tecosky, Goodman, Feldman LLC (BTGF). He has more than 25 years of public accounting experience, including 22 years with BTGF. He began his career working for the Internal Revenue Service, where he spent 4 years as an auditor. Ira presents BTGF with a background in taxation, business valuation services, business valuation consulting, and family financial planning. His areas of practice specialization include real estate, restaurants, and professional service organizations. Ira is the author of a leading industry manual: Management & Accounting for the Construction Industry.Ira is committed to his community serving as former Director and Executive Vice-President of Congregation Tiferes B’nai Israel in Warrington, PA. He also serves as a board member of Community Accountants and is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the University of Phoenix.