The following are Bremen Group partners, advisors and associates :
Best known for starting an Investment Bank/Broker Dealer. As the company developed 290 registered brokers worked with 35,000 clients to help early stage projects get private and public capital. The business was sold. In 1996 he started an internet business media marketing company that at its peak was valued at $250 million.
For the last ten years his focus has been on developing projects that operate within a Socially Responsible Corporate Governance. (RFexchange.com a clearinghouse and insurance company for referral fee transactions, Bizconnection.com a Virtual Business Incubator).
He sits on boards of both for and not-for-profit companies, advising them on their strategic plans and fund raising initiatives. He is an advocate for the arts and founder of the Village Artist Organization.
Today besides helping to guide the growth of Bremen Group, his pet project is the introduction of a program he has developed that serves the needs of individuals who are not experiencing satisfaction in their work and lives. Satisfaction being a core component to a life with purpose, joy and well being. His book "The Search for Satisfaction" is expected to be published by fall of 2018.
Lord Imarl, Bremen Partner Associate
I have been helping companies for the last 20 years adapt solutions to technology issues. I pride myself as a solution provider always being mindful of the new developments that technology has to offer. Not every solution is the same and one needs to understand the requirements and resources for organizations to realize sustainable growth.
As a founding partner of RFEX my role was to advise in the development of the technology and to execute on the companies strategic plan including technology, marketing and funding.
I am also an adviser to start up companies who are part of Biz connection incubator. As a team member of BCI, it is my task to help those that join who are struggling with IT solutions in providing them with most affordable and scalable programs.
Aaron Etra, Bremen Partner Associate
Aaron has been a practicing lawyer since 1966. His specialization is in the establishment and representation of overseas interests in the United States as well as international transactions. In addition to his prior legal work in New York and London, Mr. Etra has served with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and has taught in New York and Africa. He is a graduate of Yale University with a B.A. degree and of Columbia University and New York University with a J.D. and LL.M. degree, respectively. Mr. Etra is a shareholder, director and the President/CEO of INDEVA. His business activities have ranged widely, serving as a principal and/or advisor to industrial, commercial and financial enterprises. Mr. Etra takes an active role in the New York professional, civic, artistic and educational communities. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and their committees.
He serves as a director and officer of a number of philanthropic organizations and business corporations in the U.S. and overseas and as a representative of a Non-Governmental Organization at the U.N.
Dr. John Bryan, Bremen Partner Associate
Dr. Bryan is heading Bremen's Virtual incubation project He is a proven, Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with more than twenty-five years of broad-based experience in business consulting to a broad range of clients, Dr. Bryan has helped plan and launch more than a dozen startups and has improved the operational and financial performance of Fortune 500-size companies on four continents involving six languages. Through his own firm or contracted through other consulting firms, his extensive experience includes management of projects at multiple simultaneous locations; performance assessments and lean projects in mining, manufacturing, telecommunications, and service industries and for several large healthcare organizations, government agencies, insurance and financial institutions; customer service, sales, and call center operations; management training development and delivery; organizational behavior and development; and strategic planning. Aside from performance improvement, John also has significant experience in mentoring entrepreneurs and assisting startups with business planning, financial forecasts, and capital investment.
Working closely with senior management, Dr. Bryan has developed and implemented solutions frequently resulting in 40% or more gains in productivity, profitability, and other metrics in work environments including an iron ore mine in Michigan, a gold mine in Chile, a county correctional medical facility, a county environmental health organization, hospitals and clinics, biomedical laboratories, a county Medical Examiner’s office, a county planning department and flood control district, insurance companies, hotels, call centers, telecommunications companies, textile and tobacco processing plants, and numerous manufacturing companies and “white collar” environments.
BA (Chemistry) – UC San Diego; MBA (Marketing Operations) – Rutgers; DBA – University of Phoenix