Vision & Strategy
We allocate capital and talent to opportunities where we can impact the outcomes. Our deep involvement in the space presents investment opportunities where we foresee superior returns.
Our Advisory team collaborates with companies to curate and develop leading blockchain projects and accelerate additional business initiatives by leveraging our exclusive Advisory Framework. Our Capital supports blockchain initiatives by making senior and co-investment into companies where we can accelerate their business and impact the outcomes. Our Talent service assists our clients to identify and secure top talent necessary to execute and scale blockchain projects and initiatives.
Maco.la seeks opportunities for its complimentary service lines across all industries and enterprises interested in leveraging the benefits of blockchain technology.
Meet our Team
CEORon brings the demonstrated ability and instinct to identify, assess and lead attractive investment opportunities in numerous niche software and information services markets. Ron’s experience include various leadership, board and investor roles in operating and investment businesses including NWP Services Corporation, Seneca Partners, Adesso Solution, Compendia Bio, Endeavor Capital Management, Harbinger Corporation, Emerald Intelligence, Online Technologies, Operon Partners, 7th Online and the Marathon Fund.
Principal Advisor, TalentMonique brings over 25 years of People Leadership and Consulting experience lending her Human Resources expertise across multiple industries of various sizes and at varying stages of growth. She has spent most of her career working with dynamic high-tech and service companies in both private and publicly traded sectors. She has also served in senior leadership and advisory roles for public agencies and non-profit organizations.
Monique is an expert at helping companies and teams calmly navigate operational complexities and changes that occur during day-to-day operations and within any phase of the business life cycle, whether it’s start-up, expansion, turn around, or merger and acquisition. Partnering with the companies she serves, Monique utilizes a consultative approach to understand objectives and develop creative solutions to address business and human capital needs.
As a leader in talent acquisition and workforce management, Monique translates vision and strategies into actionable, value-added results that improve operational effectiveness and drive profitability.
Principal AdvisorMichael is a former Project Director at Hawkins Way Capital. In addition, Michael was also previously a Principal at Strome Partners, an investment firm, located in Santa Monica, California, where he served on the Executive Committee and directed the marketing and client services efforts with AUM in excess of one billion dollars.
Michael’s industry contacts and business relationships have allowed him to acquire and maintain access within both the investment management field and the technology industry, including experts in computer engineering and computer science as well as capital introduction, trading and fund administration. Michael is a graduate of the Defense Information School for Public Affairs and a US Army veteran.
Venture Associate & Advisor, Capital
Scott is a former Financial Analyst specializing in operations and strategy. Scott came to Maco.la from Internet Brands where he helped drive operational strategies to increase its legal lead business. Prior to his experience in the tech industry Scott worked as a Business Analyst for AvalonBay Communities, Inc. where he focused on portfolio performance and strategy for Southern California and the Pacific Northwest. Scott graduated from James Madison University in 2014 with a degree in Finance and a concentration in Financial Analysis.
Director of OperationsJohn is an experienced legal and investment professional. Through his role as the head of operations at FinTech Clearing, LLC, a FINRA registered broker-dealer, he has extensive experience managing 15c2-4 separate accounts for the transmission and maintenance of payments for both private placement and registered securities offerings. John also oversees and manages all Trust activity. Read Less
Prior to FinTech Clearing, John worked in operations at Science, Inc., where he provided support to its portfolio companies from formation and corporation governance to bridge venture round financing. Prior to Science, John worked in Microsoft Corporation’s business practice group including: Merger & Acquisitions Corporate Governance, Domestic and International Tax, and Treasury. John earned a B.S in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology from the University of Washington, and holds FINRA Series 7, 66 and 99 securities licenses.
Advisor, TalentDawn Clark has 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience in high growth, technical start-up environments. Dawn currently serves as an Advisor with Maco.la Talent Advisory Services.
Dawn has a degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University, Human Resources Management Certification from UC Irvine, and is a Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP and SPHR)