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Endeavor Advisory Group’s Management Team of accomplished professionals has a superior record of success in finance. No matter how ambitious, sophisticated, or innovative your project is, Endeavor and our established network of technical, legal, and accounting experts is capable of evaluating it for you and executing to success. In addition, we have an Advisory Board that is second to none.

David Khalilzad, Founder, Chairman

David Khalilzad began his financial services career at Citigroup in 1987, rising to Vice President, Real Property Services in charge of Commercial Real Estate. In 1990, he started his investment banking career at Morgan Stanley, one of the nation’s leading global financial institutions, becoming Senior Vice President in 1995. In 1997 Mr. Khalilzad founded Geneva Capital Corporation, where he served as Chairman and CEO for thirteen years. He was also founder and Chairman of U.S. Ethanol Holdings, which owned six ethanol plants in Illinois, Indiana, and California with a capacity of over 600 million gallons per year. Mr. Khalilzad is an honors graduate of the Department of Economics and Political Science, New York University, where he received the prestigious Founder’s Day Award in 1987.

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Philip Chen, Senior Managing Director – Energy and Infrastructure

Philip Chen has spent 30 years with some of Wall Street’s most prominent investment banking firms, most recently as an Executive Director of Energy and Infrastructure at UBS. He spent ten years with Lehman Brothers as a Managing Director in Energy and Infrastructure projects. He also served as a Managing Director of ABN-AMRO in Infrastructure Finance and was the founding Managing Director of the South Africa Infrastructure Fund, one of the world's first private equity funds devoted exclusively to infrastructure development.  Mr. Chen has financed more than $10 billion in energy and infrastructure projects. He has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Virginia, Master's of Science of Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1969 and Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota.

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Lawrence Van Bellingham, Managing Director –Media, Telecomm, and Entertainment

In a 40 year Wall Street career (35 years at Morgan Stanley where he was Managing Director in Media, Telecomm, Entertainment), Lawrence Van Bellingham’s group at Morgan Stanley financed more than $6 billion in equity and debt financing of various Media, Telecomm, and Entertainment companies. In the last five years, Mr. Bellingham was Managing Director of Media and Entertainment at Geneva Capital. He is a graduate of Columbia College and has a MBA from New York University.

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William Mayben, Managing Director – Real Estate

Prior to joining Endeavor Advisory Group, William Mayben was Division President of Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation’s largest home builders, a NYSE–listed company with a market cap of over $1 billion. He created the fully operational Central Valley Division in only 18 months. His executive experience in large–scale real estate ventures dates back to 1987. Mr. Mayben has a BA and MA in Psychology from California State University.

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Dan Marino, Managing Director – Asset-Based Lending

Prior to joining Endeavor Advisory Group, Dan Marino was most recently with the Asset Securitization Group of DZ Bank in New York, where he focused on originating, structuring, and maintaining client relationships for specialty finance lenders nationwide. Mr. Marino's experience at DZ included over $2.1 billion in senior debt credit facilities across a variety of asset classes, including equipment leasing, asset–based loans, small business loans, franchise loans, life settlements, auto loans, student loans, and thoroughbred stud fees. He received a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Elliott Kopstein, Managing Director San Francisco/Silicon Valley – Corporate Development

Elliott has twenty years experience in technology corporate and business development, M & A, equity research, and early stage venture capital. He is a former Wall Street research analyst with Deutsche Bank where he covered telecommunications and network infrastructure. He's held various senior finance and M & A positions with AT&T, AirTouch Communications, MCI, and at Precision Response Corporation (PRC) where he co-founded the company’s online call center division PRCnetcare. PRC was sold to Barry Diller’s Interactive Corporation in 2000 for over $700M. Since 2004, Elliott has been seed investor and consultant for various consumer, tech, and communications start-ups including Palore, The Voice Internet, Evant (sold to Manhattan Associates in 2005) and CineGoGo. Elliott currently serves as senior advisor to C3/CustomerContactChannels (www.C3connect.com), a leading call center and business process outsourcer (BPO) based in South Florida. Elliott is a CPA and received an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.

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Tom Candelaria, Managing Director and Director of Corporate Development for Southern California

Mr. Candelaria comes to Endeavor Advisory Group as an investor from the corporate finance world. He has over 30 years of experience in developing and managing complex, worldwide businesses over a broad range of industries. As an experienced early stage investor, he has launched several corporations, most recently serving as President of Stream Works Technologies, Inc. Prior to joining Endeavor he served as Director of Corporate Development for Single Touch Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq SITO). During the past 18 years, through privately held Stream Works Technologies, Inc., he was able to directly and indirectly participate in transactions totaling over $100 million. Tom has participated in several angel-round and late stage investments among numerous start-up ventures as well. In 1997, he was a co-founder of Digital On-Demand, Inc. a private digital entertainment network that was awarded the coveted Microsoft award for best Windows application in 1998. With distribution contracts with major entertainment producers including Sony, Universal, EMI, BMG and Disney and major retailers including Target, Best Buy, Kmart, Musicland and Tower. The company was sold in 2000 to Yucaipa Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alliance Entertainment, and later merged into Source Interlink (Nasdaq SORC) ranked among the world’s largest entertainment companies. Prior to that, Tom served as an Executive VP with Paine Webber, and Prudential Bache securities. A graduate from UC Santa Barbara in Business Economics, he was also a member of the 1979 NCAA Division 1 National Championship Water Polo team.

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