Lih-Hann started his career in equity research covering mega-cap computer and hardware services companies, and pioneered data intelligence solutions for multi-billion Dollar AUM quantitative hedge funds on global supply chains and thematic ETFs. He helped grow Revere Data, a data intelligence provider from 10 to 60 headcount before its exit to FactSet Research Systems, and led the Journal of Commerce's efforts to develop the first performance benchmark for 600+ maritime ports and terminals worldwide. He has moderated and presented at panels on social impact investing and data visualization in New York and Florida, and introduced headliners at TPM Asia in Shenzhen, China.
He has trained CIA, NSA, and military intelligence professionals, and published opinions on management and organizational strategy.
Artistic Director | New York City
Seol is a cultural producer and multidisciplinary artist. She started her career at global brand consultancy Landor Associates, managing projects for clients such as Microsoft, Chevron, Disney, K-Swiss, LG Electronics, Asiana Airlines, and iShares.
After earning a Master's Summa Cum Laude in art history from Sotheby's Institute, she founded SPARK+ Art, which provides private and corporate art advisory (clients included Intel and Molson Coors) and public art productions in collaboration with art fairs and festivals throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. In New York City, Seol curates the annual CANTO event at the American Irish Historical Society, which transforms the Society's elegant mansion with immersive art & music installations, to coincide with The Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala.
Michael is a Managing Partner at Capital Business Collective, a boutique private equity and business advisory located in Washington, D.C. and New York City primarily active in the legal cannabis space. He also serves as Treasurer for the John P. Mayhugh Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and advancing treatments for PTS, TBI, and other brain and behavioral health issues afflicting the military community as well as the general population throughout the United States.
Michael has a bachelor's degree in Arabic and Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, and is extremely passionate about Veterans' issues, especially since his medical discharge from the Marine Corps Officer Candidates School.
Brian Carlton Byrd
New York City
A graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard Business School, Brian is an entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and prolific networker. He worked as a generalist investment banker with Citigroup and Bear Stearns, and as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, before founding New Breed w, a human capital technology consultancy.
He organized a sold-out Harvard Business School Club of New York Angel Investment Conference that brought together more than 200 young HBS alumni with experienced angel investors. Brian is also an Investor, Owner, and Advisor for several companies including Biovi Probiotics, Richard Taittinger Gallery, and Lee World, a New York City headquartered conglomerate with extensive interests in China and the United States, and holdings in over 50 companies in various industries.