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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
A businessman by heart- Fahad started his first business when he was 13 selling electronics(primarily cellphones) and involved in endeavours ever since. Later on he started Bay Street Brands- a digital marketing/PR agency focused on providing paid ads, funnel creation, advisory services to small- medium sized enterprises, startups and securing media coverage for clients. He briefly worked on Influencer Viral in which he learned the power of Influencer Marketing and how brands were leveraging them on different social platforms to generate massive returns on product sales.
His reason for starting BrandX Holdings goes back to 2 reasons: at age 11- the drive and ambition along with irresistible passion for mergers and acquisitions emerged. Second, he saw an opportunity in traditional industries to utilize and implement modern day operational methods along with sales and marketing systems that would benefit the portfolio companies.
He is also a Contributor for Future Sharks where he has interviewed- Hollywood Insiders, Business Leaders, Wall Street Executives, Marketers and people with inspiring stories.
He has been featured on multiple publications which notably include: Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and more.
Robert J. Murphy, CFA®, FRM, CAIA
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Murphy is an accomplished financial industry professional with over 30 years of experience making decisions and achieving goals for clients through increasingly responsible roles in asset management and investment banking. While also providing expert consulting services to Third Bridge Group Limited’s clients as an Industry Specialist on an ad hoc basis since 2012, the majority of the past 18+ years has been focused upon active portfolio and risk management, all phases of manager and investment research and due diligence, and senior management of investment products, portfolios and firms. Most recently, Mr. Murphy served as Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Vice Chairman of the Investment Committee, Head of the Total Risk Group and Portfolio Manager for Altegris Advisors through February 2016.
Prior to joining Altegris in 2014, Mr. Murphy served as Chief Investment Officer, Chairman of the Investment Committee, Director of Risk Management and Portfolio Manager for Hatteras Funds, where his contributions helped mainstream liquid alternative mutual funds into the general investing landscape. Prior to joining Hatteras, Mr. Murphy worked with Ivy Asset Management Corp. LLC, a division of BNY Mellon Asset Management, where he served as a Managing Director in the Investments Group and in the Investment Products and Strategy Group. In these roles, he was responsible for investment research and portfolio management, and assisted product development and client communications, respectively. He was also previously a Partner and Director of Risk Management at Meridian Capital Partners; COO, CFO and Director of PriorityAccess (a regional private equity/venture capital firm); and, held senior fixed income investment banking positions with A.G. Edwards, Cowen & Company, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.
Mr. Murphy received his Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the State University of New York at Albany. He earned his designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has also earned designations as a Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
Chief Equity Officer
A modern-day forward-thinking investment thought leader-Mr. Hischhorn has developed and implemented asset allocation processes and governance for leading American, Brazilian, and Chinese banks and investment firms which include: Bank of America and Itaú Bank in which he served as the Chief Investment Officer- It is the largest private financial conglomerate in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest banks in the world in terms of market value, with units in 19 countries. His primary responsibilities included: developing governance and implementing the banks investment strategy and navigating it across the global markets.
Chief Operating Officer/Board Member
Larry Hotaling has 25 years of executive level experience managing manufacturing companies on an international scale to include Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America and Asia to include serving as Executive Vice President of Flextronics Enclosure Systems a NYSE listed $30 billion company,. Mr. Hotaling led the M & A of $350 million in companies in the telecom equipment infrastructure industry in Europe, Latin America and Asia as part of a global strategy by Chatham Technologies a start-up in which he was one of the original investors. Asian experience has included responsibility for 4000 employees and US$350 million in sales of telecom infrastructure and computer equipment as an Executive VP for Flextronics Enclosure Systems which acquired Chatham in 2000 after reaching over 900 million in sales in just 2 ½ years. Mr. Hotaling has also served as a Division President of Danieli a US$ 4 billion Italian manufacturer of steel processing equipment, Division CEO and officer of Scotsman Industries (a former $500 mil NYSE listed company) and EVP international Operations for Foster Refrigerator (a $100 mil private company) as well as Division President of the Australian and Canadian operations.
Board of Directors
Mr. Seekings has completed 77 M and A deals in buy and build, growth, transformation, retrench, start up environments. His experience includes: board level decision making roles for 29 years including 3 personal successful exits. He has worked across Healthcare, Manufacturing, High End Engineering, Retail, Aerospace/defence, Power-generation, Print/Packaging, Distribution – ability to lead Boards in any market by applying common sense and sound business principles developed over 29 years of leadership. In addition, he has been the Chair of 10 boards, CEO of 21 businesses, MD aged 28 along with being a Group MD aged 34.