OUR ADVISORS

Adam Schwartz

Mr. Schwartz is founder and CEO of Articulate, a global leader in online learning software. He founded Articulate in 2002 with a vision to create innovative technologies that make it easier for the world to learn. Under Mr. Schwartz's direction, Articulate has grown from a groundbreaking idea into an award-winning company that was recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America. Articulate customers include 93 of the Fortune 100 and 78,000 organizations in 151 countries. Courses built with Articulate software have reached more than 83 million learners worldwide.

 

Mr Schwartz is an active angel investor in more than 100 innovative tech companies and serves on the boards of Embedly, Videolicious and others.

Greg Parsons

Mr. Parsons is the CEO of SEC-registered Investment Advisor Semper Capital Management, which he has run since 2010. Semper, which manages more than $1 billion across a wide spectrum of products, is a minority owned firm specializing in real estate backed securities and credit investment strategies. Semper represents Fortune 100 companies as well as several top state pension funds, like New York Common Retirement Fund while also offering a family of products, including a top rated mutual fund and Real Estate Investment Trust, for both institutional and individual accredited investors through numerous broker dealers.  Prior to joining Semper Capital, Mr. Parsons served as Founding and Managing Member of CP Capital Partners, LP and was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company in the Financial Services Group.

 

Mr. Parsons is a graduate of Princeton University and served as a Captain and Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Robert Tobin

Mr. Tobin has served as CIO of Persimmon since 2012, where he oversees a large portfolio of private equity investments in technology and finance as well as a sizeable real estate portfolio. Prior to his role at Persimmon, he was an investment professional at ABS Capital Partners where he focused on later-stage growth investments and began his career as an investment banker at Friedman Billings Ramsey, where he focused on technology, media and telecom investments.  

 

Mr. Tobin serves on the boards of RedPoint Global, Southern Management Corporation, IgnitionOne, Novus Capital Group, Tagnetics, and US Auto Sales. He has an MBA from Columbia University Business School and a BS from North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Simon Misselbrook

Mr. Misselbrook is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate and private equity industry. He currently serves as President of Cole Strategic Partners where he is responsible for the execution of investment strategy, portfolio management, and the oversight of the company’s operations. Prior to joining Cole Strategic Partners, Mr. Misselbrook was Chief Financial Officer of Unico Properties, a leading real estate investment company in the north western United States managing over $4 billion in real estate. 

 

Mr. Misselbrook is skilled in financial matters, business operations, corporate governance and investment analysis. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and received a Bachelor of Accounting Science in Accounting and Finance, as well as an Honors in Accounting Science in Accounting, Finance, and Tax from the University of South Africa.

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