Team


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Jeff Ramson

CEO and Portfolio Manager

Jeff Ramson has over 30 years of experience on Wall Street, as an institutional trader and portfolio manager, as well as an entrepreneur building two substantial investment-related business enterprises. Mr. Ramson’s experience includes managing portfolios at Moore Capital Management, Barclays Bank, Credit Lyonnais and Scotiabank. In addition, he acquired and built a trading-focused broker/dealer, growing it from a dormant operation to a firm with 10 offices and over 100 employees. In 2017 Mr. Ramson founded ProActive Capital Group, LLC, a private investment firm focused on capital appreciation through investment in next generation technology opportunities.

Mr. Ramson’s passion and understanding of transformative technologies and how they affect current and future business trends, has informed his whole career. He is known as an innovator in the intelligent use of social media to raise awareness in the investment community and represented the first Reg A+ offering listed on the NYSE. He has been a student of, and an early participant in, the emerging blockchain and cryptocurrency sector for several years. Mr. Ramson has extensive experience guiding emerging companies from their entrepreneurial start-up to navigating and advising on capital market strategies and the adoption of best practices.

Mr. Ramson graduated from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1983, with a BBA in Accounting. He received CPA certification in 1985 and began his career with Price Waterhouse in New York City, with a focus on the financial sector. Mr. Ramson is an Advisor to several start-up blockchain companies. He is also an Associate member of the Security Token Association.

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Howard Gostfrand

Director of Strategic Projects

Howard Gostfrand has been working with small public companies for over 23 years and has developed strong, lasting ties with the financial community. As President and Founder of American Capital Ventures, Mr. Gostfrand has worked closely with public companies of various market capitalizations and diversified industries both domestic and international. His expertise lies in consulting and guiding micro- and small-cap companies to reach their full valuation through implemented corporate strategy, investor outreach, financial marketing initiatives and raising capital.

Prior to founding ACV, Mr. Gostfrand was a retail stock broker focused on small-cap companies, having worked in New York City, Washington D.C. and Miami. Mr. Gostfrand also founded Virtual Trading, Inc., a day trading firm which was then acquired by a publicly traded brokerage firm. Mr. Gostfrand has been a guest speaker at industry events and interviewed as an expert for IR specific financial publications. He is a member of the ‘Young Presidents Club of Mount Sinai Hospital’ in Miami Beach and involved in several charities. Mr. Gostfrand holds a B.S. in Marketing from Boston University. He is married with two children.

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Laura Anthony

Legal Counsel

Securities attorney Laura Anthony provides ongoing corporate counsel to small-cap and middle market private and public companies. For over twenty-five years Ms. Anthony has served clients providing fast, personalized, cutting-edge legal service. Ms. Anthony’s focus includes, but is not limited to, compliance with the Securities Act of 1933 offer sale and registration requirements, including private and public offerings; initial public offerings; follow-on offerings and PIPE transactions; compliance with the NASDAQ and NYSE American initial and continued listing requirements; compliance with the initial quotation and maintenance of standards for the OTCQB and OTCQX; working with foreign private issuers; Regulation A/A+ offerings; compliance with the registration and reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; mergers and acquisitions; and general contract and business transactions. Ms. Anthony is also the author of SecuritiesLawBlog.com, the small-cap and middle market’s top source for industry news, and the producer and host of LawCast.com, Corporate Finance in Focus.

Ms. Anthony is a member of various professional organizations including the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), Palm Beach County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the ABA committees on Federal Securities Regulations and Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is a supporter of several community charities including siting on the board of directors of the American Red Cross for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and providing financial support to the Susan Komen Foundation, Opportunity, Inc., New Hope Charities, the Society of the Four Arts, the Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach County Zoo Society, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and several others. She is also a financial and hands-on supporter of Palm Beach Day Academy, one of Palm Beach’s oldest and most respected educational institutions. She currently resides in Palm Beach with her husband and daughter.

Ms. Anthony is an honors graduate from Florida State University College of Law and has been practicing law since 1993.