Chairman – Financial Advisory Board
Ian Subel has been the Managing Director of Fogel Capital Partners since 2011, providing corporate finance advisory services through numerous Family offices and other organizations in, amongst others, insurance, consumer products, healthcare, entertainment technology, energy, oil, and gas sectors. His prior experience includes Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at LifeFirms Group of Companies, a single-family office where he oversaw the multiple operating entities owned by the Group. Additional experience includes four years at Deloitte Corporate Finance as a Managing Director between 1998 and 2002. He became a Partner during his five-year tenure at Fisher Hoffman Sithole/Panell Kerr Forester. Ian graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Accounting; he also holds a CPA and several insurance licenses.
Financial Advisory Board Member
Mr. Piccolo has 15 years of capital raising experience for corporate clients spanning the capital structure. His area of specialization is in the structuring and syndication of private placement products. He has recently advised large public and private companies in the hemp and cannabis sector and has deep relationships within the institutional investing landscape. Dylan is currently Managing Director of Capital Markets in Cowen’s Private Capital Solutions and Debt Capital Markets Groups, which is focused on delivering capital structure advice and private capital solutions for investment banking clients. He was formerly at Stifel, where he served as Director in its Debt Capital Markets group focusing on high yield, senior loans, unitranche, subordinated, second lien, crossing lien, mezzanine, and preferred debt structures. Previously, Mr. Piccolo was an Associate at Oppenheimer & Co., where he began his career providing a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage, and investment banking services. Dylan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami School of Business.
Financial Advisory Board Member
David Mapely has spent 35 years working in the financial markets for major international investment banks in New York, Hong Kong, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Switzerland and Luxembourg. He initially managed portfolios of derivatives and bonds but eventually headed up all capital markets trading while based in Japan. He then moved to Hong Kong to head up capital markets sales for Asia, where he and his team advised central banks and big institutional investors on their debt and currency reserves portfolios.
David co-founded the Shimoda Group in 1993, becoming involved in launching investment funds in Vietnam and Far East Russia, and trading Cuba restructured national debt. Shimoda’s activity has since expanded to cover North American, European and Asia-Pacific markets. He was the Chief Investment Officer of the Shimoda Russia Renaissance Fund, the Shimoda Emerging Europe Fund and the Shimoda Alliance Fund. He was also the business manager of Shimoda Resources Holdings listed in the USA. He is/has been an independent director or advisor to several emerging markets investment funds, including the Orion Russia/NIS Opportunity Fund which was the first large Russia/NIS debt fund, launched in 1996. After predicting the Russian debt collapse in 1998, Mapely became active in trading and restructuring emerging European debt including running a debt buy-back program for the National Bank of Romania.
David earned degrees at the London School of Economics, where he also served as a teacher in Probability Theory and Operational Research, before obtaining an MBA at the University of Chicago. He later authored two Euromoney Yearbook chapters on interest-rate/currency swaps, as well as wrote and presented courses on bond portfolio management and bond options. He is a member of the Institute of Directors in London and is also an avid rower.