Our Founder


Our founder, Dr. Van Carter, has more than 30 years experience in financing complex transactions in the United States and abroad. After attending the London School of Economics, Mr. Carter obtained a Juris Doctor cum laude degree and served for 6+ years at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, where he rose to the level of Director.

Leaving the government sector, he represented a Fortune 500 company in its regulatory affairs before the NYSE, and later was Chairman of the Securities Section of two major law firms. Mr. Carter left the practice of law to be President and COO of a regional investment banking firm whose clients included Kodak, John Labatt, Hardees, IMASCO, Apple and Burger King.

He has been CEO, COO, President or CRO of companies of 250 to 19,000 employees. He has also been an advisor to the Board of Directors for NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ traded companies. In his career, Mr. Carter has closed more than 100 transactions ranging from $350 million to $25 million, has led public companies through complex Chapter 11 reorganizations and has guided companies through the process of going public.

Dr. Carter has also been Adjunct Professor of Securities and Finance for a leading law school and has extensive publication and speaking credits.