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LOS ANGELES OFFICE

Gary M. Post - Managing Director and Investment Principal

  • Responsible over his career for a broad spectrum of corporate finance transactions including capital structure planning, public and private offerings, development of acquisition criteria, execution of various acquisitions, minority position purchases, buyouts/going private transactions, joint ventures, and corporate sales and divestitures.

  • Has held senior positions in corporate finance as First Vice President at Drexel Burnham Lambert; Vice President at Kidder Peabody; Managing Director at Houlihan, Lokey, Howard and Zukin; and Director of Research and Consultant at McKinsey & Company.

  • Prior operating company experience includes roles as CEO, COO, VP-Finance, Corporate Secretary and Board/Committee member including Chairman of the Audit Committee.

  • Operating company roles have included Interim COO of Oxis International. Inc., a public Biopharma Company in diagnostics, therapeutics and neutraceuticals; President and CEO of VoIP, Inc., a public company providing enabling technologies and services to the Voice over Internet Protocol/Telecom Industry; CEO of OCC Meds Billing Services a private firm specializing in automating and financing Workers Compensation Pharmacy Claims; and VP-Finance of Opticon Medical, a private medical device company later sold to Liberty Medical.

  • FINRA licenses - Series 7, 24 (Principal) and 63

  • AB Stanford University, MBA UCLA. 

John L. Cornfield

  • Founder and Managing Partner of Calfund Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on investment in public companies that have received prior funding from West Coast venture capital firms currently expanding platform with Stafford Capital Management based in San Francisco

  • Currently also an advisor to CapFin Partners, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles

  • Prior experience includes advisory and investor roles at Affinity Capital LLC, an Irvine based equity manager that was sold to Morgan Stanley, and broad experience as an angel investor, investment banker and senior economic development official for the State of California based in London

  • Special contributions to Ambient include indentifying new investment and joint venture candidates/opportunities and advising on technology trends

  • Educated at University of California, San Diego, Stanford and the London School of Economics.

  • Special contributions to Ambient include a broad range of longstanding relationships in US and abroad with direct investors, private equity and venture capital firms, lobbyists, investment banking firms, senior executives and public officials.

  • BA Economics and Accounting, Claremont McKenna College. MBA Finance and Accounting Columbia Business School.

Alexander Crutchfield

  • Senior Managing Director and Co-Founder of Oasis Partners, a real estate investment and corporate advisory firm based in Phoenix, AZ with operations in the Arabian Gulf.

  • Extensive experience as investor, advisor, C level officer and director, with deep transactional and investment experience in the Middle East and Africa.

  • Over 200 international merger, acquisition, divestiture and investment transactions involving more than $6 billion in capital primarily in Real Estate, Energy, Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Water sectors.

  • Served on more than 40 corporate and advisory boards, and served on more than a dozen boards of non-profit institutions.

  • Qualified as Sarbanes-Oxley Audit Committee Financial Expert.

  • Special contributions to Ambient include a broad range of longstanding relationships in US and abroad with direct investors, private equity and venture capital firms, lobbyists, investment banking firms, senior executives and public officials.

  • BA Economics and Accounting, Claremont McKenna College. MBA Finance and Accounting Columbia Business School.

Mayumi Ishii / MIV Consulting - Alliance Partner

  • MIV Consulting, LLC is a company specializing in product market research and alliance strategy development and execution, especially in matters regarding Japan.

  • Mayumi Ishii has 14 years previous experience at leading global consulting and securities firms including McKinsey, Barings and Nomura

  • Significant experience in advising on top management strategic issues, especially as they relate to cross border alliances

  • BA in sociology / social statistics from Tsuda College, Tokyo

  • Fluent in Japanese and English