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Breakaway Funding Names C-Level Executives, Veteran Entrepreneurs to Advisory Board

Team will Advise, Review Offerings Available on Crowdfunding Portal

Sausalito, CA—January 14, 2015—Kim Kaselionis, founder/managing principal of Breakaway Funding LLC, today announced the creation of a senior board of advisors whose members will provide expertise and experience to the firm and its clients.

“We’ve chosen a group of comprised of high level c-level executives, business owners and professionals versed in all aspects of management and finance,” said Kaselionis.  “They have worked at regional, national and international companies and been involved with high impact IPOs and financings.”

Breakaway Funding (www.breakawayfunding.com) operates a securities-based, SEC compliant crowdfunding portal for businesses, ranging from start-ups to expansion-minded existing companies.

Breakaway occupies a dynamic niche of the funding/investing arena of the crowdfunding segment.  The JOBS Act of 2012 changed the landscape of how businesses can seek funding and how investors can provide financial support to them. Crowdfunding represents a viable, alternative to financial institutions for businesses which need to improve their balance sheets or to finance expansion.  For investors, it allows them to participate in early stage companies in a manner previously not available.
 
The members of the advisory board are:

  • Khoi D. Dang, partner at Horgan, Rosen, Beckham & Coren, L.L.P., has extensive experience representing a broad range of corporate and individual clients in business transactions including corporate and venture capital financing, secured transactions, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions and SEC reporting.  He also represents financial institution holding companies, banks, finance lenders and other financial entities on a broad range of legal and regulatory matters ranging from formation, conversion, corporate governance, operations and regulatory compliance.  Mr. Dang holds a B.A. from UCLA, a M.A. from UC San Diego and a J.D. from Santa Clara University.
  • George Moskoff, a principal consultant at APG Consulting, is an expert in creating and shaping the customer experience for his clients.  A research scientist, he employs a pragmatic approach to create an experiment-driven approach to fixing customer retention and organization-limiting issues. With start-ups such as FaceReflect and established clients such as Target, Moen, ServiceMaster, AT&T, Moskoff is able to blend both traditional and entrepreneurial approaches to the work of developing and growing a business. He is frequently called upon to consult on User Experience (UX) matters because of his research background. He is a graduate of Skidmore College in New York, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Tom Nelson, director of sales at Zenergy Works, has spent over 30 years in sales and marketing management, leading teams in media, entertainment, ad agencies and SEO. As the CEO of his own successful marketing company. Nelson the team which built television celebrity chef Guy Fieri’s companies yielding Emmy Award winning television shows, more than 750 retail products and a national non-profit benefitting children. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University.
  • Jean-Luc Servat, principal at Panoramic Capital Advisors, has 34 years of Investment banking experience in the United States and Asia and has held leadership positions with Merrill Lynch and Royal Bank of Canada. During his career as an investment banker, he has advised corporate clients on over 120 merger and acquisition transactions in the United States and overseas as well as more than 90 bank mergers. He has been a frequent contributor over the last two decades to seminars sponsored by the Western Independent Bankers, The Community Bankers of California, the Bank Directors Symposium and the Bank Director Magazine.  He holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
  • Gary Tobin, principal at TOBIN & Associates, has spent more than three decades in the corporate communications and marketing world. His background includes senior corporate communications positions with American Express Co., First Data Corp., Gulf + Western and the California wine unit of Heublein Inc. A graduate of San Francisco State University, he began his career as a journalist at the San Francisco Chronicle. Since 2004, TOBIN has been based in Marin County, CA, he provides strategic consulting to a variety of banks and credit unions as well regional, national and international businesses and organizations. Previously, while based in New York, he directed IPO communications and financial relations involving First Data Corp, MoneyGram Payment Systems, The Sabre Group (Travelocity) and ANC Car Rental (Alamo and National).
  • Paul Weiss, chairman of Fractal Sciences Inc., has nearly 27 years in very large equipment leasing (aircraft, railcars and vessels) and the funding of complex acquisitions worldwide.  As a five-time startup entrepreneur, Weiss has broad experience in early stage companies,  including presenting to and raising capital from investors; sales and marketing; finance and creating and attaining strategic initiatives. His current company, Panthera, offers extremely unusual leasing, rental, utilization and equipment option programs made possible by its structuring experience and substantial capital.

About Breakaway Funding LLC

Sausalito-based Breakaway Funding is a pioneer in the Community Capital Marketplace (CCM), uniting traditional financing with equity crowdfunding to propel innovation, job creation and new opportunities for investors. Employing a compliant and secure technology platform, Breakaway allows local businesses access to capital and flexible financing to meet their on-going capital needs by helping them to reach potential investors.  More information is available at www.breakawayfunding.com  and at 415-729-9482.

DISCLAIMER:  Breakaway is not a broker, dealer or underwriter of securities and does not represent, underwrite, endorse or sponsor any particular offering or solicit investors on behalf of issuers.  Nothing herein contained should be construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, a recommendation for or endorsement of any security, or a sponsorship of any company, by Breakaway. Breakaway does not undertake any securities transactions. The opportunity to invest in a particular issuer though Breakaway’s crowdfunding platform should, in no way, be construed as a warranty, representation, or guarantee by Breakaway as to the quality of any issuer or its worthiness for investment. You are solely responsible for determining whether any investment, investment strategy, security or related transaction is appropriate for you based on your personal investment objectives, financial circumstances and risk tolerance. Issuers, investors, and users of Breakaway’s crowdfunding platform are responsible for consulting with licensed professionals and investment advisors for any legal, tax, insurance, due diligence review, or investment advice.  Breakaway makes no guarantee of any investment made or any specific results. Investments are considered high-risk and investors may lose a portion or all of their investment. Investors may choose to invest in any offering provided by Issuers on Breakaway’s crowdfunding platform webpage and at their own risk. Investors expressly assume all risks when accessing Breakaway’s crowdfunding platform.


 
 
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