CFB Exclusive: debt v. equity live discussion

December 4, 2013 – Brendan Ross, President of Direct Lending Investments and one of the leading investors in peer to peer loans and Robert Carbone of Crowdbouncer will join CrowdFundBeat for a live discussion about the relative advantages of debt v. equity crowdfunding.

We’ll be live on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at noon Eastern. Listen while you work:

Brendan Ross’s bio:

An early expert on P2P/Direct Lending, Brendan enjoys talking with journalists, television personalities, and investors of all stripes about how to engage with this promising, new asset class.

Prior to his work in direct lending and wealth management, Brendan was a turnaround CEO. He ran a number of companies, including ReserveAmerica, the world’s largest outdoor recreation reservation company, employing 600 people across North America, and Fanfare Media Works, a $50 million provider of in-supermarket advertising on register tape and shopping carts.

Brendan graduated from Brown University ’95 with a double major in Economics and Sociology. He received Magna and Phi Beta Kappa and was awarded Honors in Sociology.

Brendan lives with his wife and two children in La Canada, nestled in the foothills at the northern edge of Los Angeles.

Robert Carbone’s bio:

Bob Carbone is the co-founder and CEO of CrowdBouncer, as well as a board member of theCrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates, an organization of the crowdfunding industry’s leading platforms and experts that works with regulatory bodies to establish industry standards and best practices.

Bob was a practicing business attorney (in a former life) at a mid-size law firm, which was where and how he conceived of the need for a partner to focus on the compliance aspects of the JOBS Act for equity crowdfunding portals.

As an attorney, Bob handled a wide variety of business issues for commercial clients.  Prior to practicing law, Bob worked as a financial analyst for NanoDynamics, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of advanced materials for applications in energy, infrastructure and clean-technology. Additionally, Bob worked for two years as an associate for The Regional Institute, a governance think-tank, working on projects directed at reorganizing governments to economize and streamline service delivery.

Devin D. Thorpe, CrowdFundBeat contributing editor, is the author of Crowdfunding for Social Good. Readers can follow him on Twitter at @devindthorpe.

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