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.

Danny Moses

A Wall Street insider since 1991, Mr. Moses has seen his fair share of bull and bear markets and has been able to observe the markets from a number of perspectives: Municipal Bond analyst, Institutional Sell-Side Broker, Trader, and Hedge Fund Manager. The book, and later the movie, "The Big Short" chronicled a few people who saw the housing bubble forming in 2004 and figured out how to successfully navigate through the volatility in the financial markets. Mr. Moses was part of this small group of investors who were forward-thinking and brave enough to have bet against the market and to have participated in one of the most profitable trades in Wall Street history. In the past few years, he has been focusing much of his investing on what he now refers to as "The Big Long", Cannabis. The majority of his Cannabis investments are expressed through his interest and involvement in Merida Capital Partners.

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.

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