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Thomas S. Duffy is the CEO/ President and Founder of Venture Capital International, LLC, a private equity firm, which acts as a mandate for private funds .
Thomas has a wealth of experience in business execution, successfully directing a number of sourcing customers towards their goals and objectives. Thomas successfully achieved rapid returns on investment providing services that allowed revenue turnaround with staggering speed.
The firm was set up in 2006 for the purpose of Helping companies most poised for success, primarily in the Entertainment Tech ,Biotech green-energy efficient technology and investing over $200 million dollars of funding into these companies.
We have brought on Mr. Charles Peralo to head our NY Office as director of Sports & Technology . Charles is a finance professional and entrepreneur from Manhattan. He started his career at Columbia pursuing a major in CS and minor in economics. Eventually he would enter into finance serving as the CFO to his company Streable. They would move to having 10 employees developing revolutionary technology for online communication. He also is an inventor who holds several patents in exercise equipment, medical rehabilitation equipment, home gadgets and construction equipment. His other work has been involvement in several non-profits such as the Seasteading Institute, Turning Point USA, Our America Initiative, GOProud and the Futuresteading Institute.
Leveraging his network and expertise he’s gained from Columbia, Bear Oceanics, Streable and a variety of non-profits, he’s expanded the firms previous work being involved in deals with the MLB, NHL, sports entertainment companies and theater. He continues daily to bring the best connections possible to our firm and seeks to grow that as time goes by.
We have opened a new Office in Monroe Township ,New Jersey for Commercial Lending run by Fred, Barbara & Tyler Catelli they have over 40 years of business experience in commercial lending and they are experienced in the equipment lending area and Aviation .Fred has been the VP of a company that went public,Barbara was the manager of a Mortgage Brokers office Tyler is a graduate of Chubb. They have had many successes and they will be will working in the commercial and equipment area.
With over twenty-five years of experience in merchant banking, extensive networking abilities and business operational knowledge, Mr. Duffy has lead Venture Capital International, LLC to consistently deliver positive financial returns to investors on every project since its inception, with some projects yielding over a 200% return within a twelve to eighteen month period.
Recent projects that Mr. Duffy has selected have included clinical trials, which, after funding, have garnered FDA approval.
Prior to founding Venture Capital International, LLC, Mr. Duffy was President at Tuthill LLC, a commercial and venture capital fund of over $100 million dollars concentrated in the lending of hard money from 1997-2006. At Tuthill, LLC, Mr. Duffy honed his abilities to negotiate “win-win” deal terms that motivate portfolio company management teams yet provide solid governance, control and protection for investors.
Simultaneously, Mr. Duffy was a Partner at TDI Inc. where he managed over 100 residential real estate projects in the New York Tri-State area, with sales in excess of 1.5 million dollars annually. He spearheaded project development of the waterfront in Jersey City, NJ, and Weehawken, NJ and lead a team of twenty-five in the development of a sixty story residential tower.
Mr. Duffy is a Past-President of the Fairfield Connecticut Chapter of Business Network International and is called upon to act as a Bio-tech ,Real Estate and Financial Consultant to New York City think-tank, Gerson-Lehman Group. He was awarded National Republican Congressional Committee Businessman of the Year in 2007, New Jersey Better Business Bureau Man of the Year in 2006 and Council Businessman of the Year from 1997-2001 by the Bergen County, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. Thomas S. Duffy attended Fordham University in New York where he studied business.
Industry experience – Energy, Manufacturing, Software, High Tech, Internet, Digital Media, Digital Advertising, Bio Tech
Specialties: • Financings, Public Equity & Debt
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Budgeting & Forecasting, Operations Review
• Turnaround Management
• Business Organization & Restructuring
• Strategic Planning
• Revenue Recognition SOP 97-2
• Valuations & Impairments
• All SEC matters – Reporting, Inquiries & Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
• System Implementations – Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Great Plains, Cognos
• Tax Management
• Competitive analysis