Mr. Ben du Pont

Ben leads Chartline Capital Partner’s fundraising, origination, and portfolio support by connecting companies to additional strategic partners, customers, and co-investors. Ben serves as a director of Vorbeck, GigSky (observer), Ecrio, MSCI (NYSE:MSCI), Longwood Gardens, Zip Code Wilmington, and the Tower Hill School.

Ben co-founded yet2 in 1999 and was instrumental to its management buyout; he continues to serve on the board. He also founded yet2Ventures (predecessor to Chartline) in 2010. Previously, Ben worked at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) in multiple businesses including medical products, fibers, specialty chemicals, and engineering.

Ben has a 1986 BSME from Tufts University. He is a licensed pilot, a ham radio operator, and an avid sailor. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Mr. Yalkin Demirkaya

Mr. Yalkin Demirkaya has twenty years of law enforcement experience as a Detective Investigator as well as a Detective Squad Commander. In addition to his responsibilities as the commander of the Computer Crimes Unit, Mr. Demirkaya also served as the Chief Information Security Officer of the Internal Affairs Bureau of New York Police Department. Mr. Demirkaya has been responsible for creation of the first computer crimes investigation unit dedicated to internal investigations in the government sector. Mr. Demirkaya has pioneered and perfected investigative techniques for internal computer crime investigations.  He possesses twenty-seven years of computer experience as a white hat hacker. He is the founder and was the Commanding Officer of Computer Crimes Investigation Unit of Internal Affairs Bureau, New York Police Department.

Mr. Demirkaya has been responsible for the formation of policies and investigative procedures in the area of computer crime. He is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of internal computer crime investigations. Mr. Demirkaya has extensive experience in investigation of high level industrial espionage cases where the survival of the client organization was at stake. He has successfully investigated and recovered key evidence in numerous industrial espionage cases on a global scale for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Demirkaya has served as an advisor and presenter for law enforcement as well as the legal, business and academic communities on computer security and computer crime issues. He has lectured extensively and provides training in Computer Security, Computer Crime Investigations, Computer Forensics and Electronic Counter Measures fields.

Mr. Demirkaya holds a B.S. in Police Science with Criminology minor and an M.A. in Criminal Justice with Computer Science concentration. He is certified by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) as Information Security Assessor. He is a licensed Private Investigator and Certified Computer Forensics Examiner.

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Mr. Scott Bennet

Scott is a key leader of Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Asset Management team, which has 60 offices nationwide and a portfolio of over $5.6* billion in real estate assets under management.
Scott joined Wells Fargo in 2015 and is responsible for the growth of the portfolio and sales strategy for the Northeast Region.
Scott also serves on Wells Fargo’s National Real Estate Investment Advisory panel. The panel is responsible for providing approval guidance on all real estate acquisitions throughout the U.S.
Throughout his career Scott has closed over $2 billion in real estate transactions and had direct responsibility for management of over $1.5 billion in real estate assets throughout the U.S. Scott’s experience includes purchases, sales, asset management, capital placement and investor relations with multiple asset classes in U.S. markets and global investments.
Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Scott served as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asset Management of Falcon Real Estate Investment Management, Ltd., a real estate advisory firm specializing in advising international high net worth and institutional investors on acquiring and owning real estate in the U.S.
Scott has been in the commercial real estate industry for over eighteen years.

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Mr. Sean Hoessli

A founding member of Code Blue Pictures, Sean Hoessli recently Directed and Produced his debut feature film PALM SWINGS. The movie will be released in the U.S. and internationally during the fall of 2017. Code Blue has several features in development including HeartWork, Transference, Sightings, Sin.Droid, and Mendocino.

A graduate of the American Film Institute, Sean has over twenty movies to his credit and previously worked for Industrial, Light & Magic – Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace – and for The Orphanage – Sin City and Hellboy. Other visual effects production credits include Gamer, Wizards of Waverly Place – The Movie, Shrek 3D, Piranha 3D, and Yogi Bear 3D. During a brief video game stint, Sean co-wrote the legendary Bruce Lee Xbox video game.

Sean is a member of the Producers Guild of America, Visual Effects Society, International 3D Society, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Film Independent, Independent Feature Project, and the American Film Institute.

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Mr. Jeffrey Friedland

Jeffrey Friedland is an emerging market pioneer — his firm, Friedland Global Capital, was one of the first American investment banks to establish a presence in China — and is now on the front lines of the cannabis industry. In his book, Marijuana, the World’s Most Misunderstood Plant, Mr. Friedland dives into the world of marijuana, discussing what we know and what we still hope to discover.

Mr. Friedland was an owner of two retail marijuana stores in Colorado which were located in the mountain resort towns of Breckenridge and Crested Butte, and a marijuana cultivation facility south of Steamboat Springs, which were featured in CNN’s eight-part, 2015 reality series, High Profits.

He is also CEO of INTIVA Inc., a multi-faceted company in the worldwide legal cannabis industry. INTIVA has established businesses and made venture investments in the cannabis industry in California, Colorado, Israel, and Canada. INTIVA also has investments in two Canadian cannabis growers licensed as “Licensed Producers” under Canada’s Health Canada regulations, and an Israel-based pharmaceutical development company.

Mr. Friedland is also an adviser to OWC Pharmaceutical Research, a company active in the development of cannabinoid-based drugs in Israel.

Mr. Friedland is a founder of Israel-based, Israel Plant Sciences Ltd., a company that is participating in Israel’s innovative agriculture and medicinal plant sectors and other agricultural related technologies, with an initial focus on medical cannabis.

He is also a board member of Israel-based CannRX, a company focused on the development of cannabis-based pharmaceuticals in Israel; and Kanna Enterprises, a product development, marketing and distribution company whose primary product is CanaGel a unique hemp/CBD oral delivery gel which utilizes a patented delivery system.

Jeffrey Friedland is also the CEO of the financial services firm Friedland Global Capital. Since 1979 the firm has provided corporate finance and strategic advisory services to entrepreneurial companies in emerging markets and assists companies with non-US stock market listings with the establishment of depositary receipt (DR) programs in the United States. The firm has been active in countries including China, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Brazil.

He first traveled to China in 1988, opened an office in China in 2003 and continues to make frequent visits to the Asia-Pacific region, including China. In his first book, All Roads Lead to China: An Investor Road Map to the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Mr. Friedland provides an overview of China’s economy and the country’s prospects for the future.

Mr. Friedland has been the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ listed financial services company, a director and chairman of the audit committee of a New York Stock Exchange listed company, and chairman of a company listed on the EU-regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

He is an author, speaker and thought leader on emerging markets, the global economy and the cannabis industry.

Mr. Friedland has been featured or quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the New York Times, Bloomberg Television, USA Today, Verslo Zinios (Lithuania), Vercernji (Croatia), International Business Times, the South China Morning Post, the Guam Daily Post, the Forward, the Jewish Week, Quartz, the Jakarta Globe, Israel Daily Television, BreitBart, and Forbes.


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Mr. David Lifschultz

David Lifschultz an enthusiastic leader and renowned turn around expert, known for his innovative ideas, and possesses a very deep understanding of the energy sector. Mr. Lifschultz has innovated oil and environmental energy solutions, and carefully watches the industry trends especially focused on sulfur removal or desulfurization.

“Everyone in our organization is deeply concerned about the environment.” Says David. We want to do everything we can to find environmental energy solutions that can benefit the lives of billions of people, improving their health and well being. He has led the Lifschultz Organization in bringing to market environmental energy technologies that can benefit the environment and ensure greater health for the worlds peoples. We believe that only through clean sulfur free energy can there be true prosperity and improved quality of life.

Mr. Lifschultz has pioneered wastewater systems and oil and water separation systems that filter out 100% of harmful impurities, such as those derived from oil production (Benzene, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Lead). These impurities are damaging the lives and health of people around the world. “We have to do everything in our power to stop that.”

Equally as important we have participated in the development of one of the most environmentally friendly refining technologies. Capable of carbon reduction, but also almost a complete elimination of Sulfur 99.5% Desulfurization.

Genoil Emirates is working with His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan towards a solution for extending the world oil supply with the goal implementing of it’s extremely profitable technology for existing proven heavy oil & high sulfur reserves in the near future. (See proven oil reserve depletion table) Learn more about sulfur removal (desulfurization)

David Lifschultz is the chief executive officer of Genoil Inc and a member of the board of directors. He joined Genoil in 2001 bringing more than 30 years of technology industry leadership, and executive management experience.  Mr. Lifschultz is extremely well versed on the global macro and geopolitical dynamics affecting the energy sector.

Prior to joining Genoil, David Lifschultz served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lifschultz Terminal Leasing Inc., a holding and investment company that allocates capital for alternative energy technologies.

Mr. Lifschultz was president and chief executive officer of Lifschultz Industries Inc. which was a high tech precision metrology company notable for developing heat measuring instruments that could measure heat to the nano degree. When David took the reins in the early 1990’s Lifschultz Fast Freight was in extreme distress. Mr. Lifschultz saved the company and built the it upand sold it 8 years later for $ 22.80 a share to the Danaher Corporation (DHR).  Lifschultz Fast Freight (founded in 1899) was a surface transportation company with 2000 employees and revenues of approximately $100 million per annum.

Prior to that, David Lifschultz  also supervised Trans Air Freight Systems, which he sold to Air Express International (AEI). David Lifschultz supervised Ocean Freight Forwarder, Wolf and Gerber and brokerage clearing house, Loretz & Co. Mr. Lifschultz created the first integrated surface air transportation system in a successful effort to improve operational efficiency.

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Mr. Patrick Pilch


Patrick D. Pilch is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting, LLC, leading the firm’s National Healthcare Advisory practice as well as BDO’s Global Healthcare Center of Excellence & Innovation. He has more than 25 years of healthcare, financial services, and operational management experience. Mr. Pilch advises nonprofit, for profit and public healthcare organizations across the continuum of care on strategic, turnaround and performance improvement pursuits and distressed situations. He conducts operational and financial assessments, develops future state models and roadmaps, and implements alignment strategies across the continuum of care to improve quality and delivery. He has served as a strategic advisor to hospitals, physician groups, boards, foundations, and healthcare systems in matters involving mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, real estate holdings, and other assets and restructurings.

Mr. Pilch also provides business transformation, performance improvement, restructuring, turnaround, interim management, M&A advisory and integration, and strategy services to assist organizations and their stakeholders experiencing business challenges to resolve financial difficulties, stabilize operations and reposition for success. He began his career providing investment banking, structured finance, financial reporting, insurance, healthcare, and bank audit services.

Mr. Pilch previously held senior leadership roles in Healthcare Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Alvarez & Marsal. He led finance and operations at a technology firm, managing its general accounting and M&A activity, and served as interim Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer at a hospital emerging from bankruptcy. He has served as Vice President of Managed Care and New Business Development at North Shore-LIJ Health System and has served in financial advisory services and finance positions while at Greenwich Capital Markets Inc., Salomon Brothers, Inc., and Peat Marwick.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants



M.B.A., Columbia School of Business
B.S., Accounting, Fairfield University

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Mr. Stuart Eisenberg


Stuart has over 25 years of audit and business advisory experience focusing on the real estate, hospitality and mortgage banking industries. His client work includes assisting with the formation, structuring and development of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other real estate operating companies and performing accounting, financial reporting and auditing for publicly held companies and companies in the real estate and hospitality industries.

Stuart’s other areas of focus include consulting in connection with: reporting to the SEC; acquiring, financing and disposing of commercial real estate; developing construction and development budgets; valuing commercial real estate; and commercial (CMBS) and residential (RMBS) mortgage backed securities.  Stuart also has authored numerous articles on real estate topics.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

International Council of Shopping Centers

Mortgage Bankers Associations

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Urban Land Institute



B.B.A, Accounting, Adelphi University

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The 2016 East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Conference

The East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Conference 2016

Following a sold out 2015 event, we are proud to present our 4th conference for the area’s top ultra high net worth individuals and single family offices at the Union League Club., NYC.

We offer not only cutting edge education but also a networking platform for local and international families that you won’t meet anywhere else. Come meet families just like you, from the US as well as from the other side of the Atlantic who seek investments, partners, or just good friendship. Gain valuable insights and learn fresh innovative ideas from a distinguished panel of experts from all across the globe speaking on a variety of unique topics. This is not your average wealth management event.

This year we will discuss Investment in food & beverage, sports & entertainment panel, impact investing, direct investment, co-investment amongst families, alternative investments, next generation issues, high tech & innovation, homeland security, cyber security threats and women in family business.

Over 200 Single Family Office Executives and Ultra High Net Worth family members, representing more than $100 Billion under management, took part in last year’s event. 85% of our attendees are SFOs and ultra high net worth Individuals family members thanks to very strict guidelines that are keeping this ratio intact and a thorough due diligence process that is being made with each attendee.


2016 Agenda
08:00-09:00 AM Registration and Refreshments
09:00-09:05 AM Opening Remarks: Mr. Denny Chared, CEO, DC Finance
09:05-09:10 AM Conference Chair: Ms. Judith Klebanow, Wealth Advisor, New York Life
The High Tech Session
09:10-09:40 AM The High Tech Panel
Moderator: Mr. Matthew Kibble, Founder and CEO, Australy International (SFO)
With: Mr. John Edge, Founder & Chairman – ID2020, Mr. Michael Englander Managing Partner, Millenium Partners, LLC, Mr. Avichay Nissenbaum, Co-Founder and General Partner, lool Ventures, Mr. Mark G. Shafir, Head of Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Citigroup Inc.
09:40-09:50 AM Longevity and Regenerative Medicine – Cell Therapy by Pluristem – Ms. Karine Kleinhaus, Vice President North America, Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.
09:50-10:10 AM Creating New Global Standards of Care – from Given Imaging’s PillCam to HyGIeaCare® Prep – The Easiest Prep for Colonoscopy -Mr. Gavriel D. MeronCEO and Chairman, HyGIeaCare Inc, Founder Given Imaging Ltd
10:10-10:20 AM ASAPP Provides Real-Time Services To Your Doorstep  Mr. Michael J. Calabrese, Marketing Director, ASAPP
The Investment Session
10:20-10:40 AM Diversifying Away from US Investments: Finding Opportunities in Alternative Assets Mr. Juan Carlos Artigas, Director of Investment Research, World Gold Council
10:40-11:05 AM The Food & Beverage Consumer Goods Panel
Moderator: Ms. Marcia Nelson, Founder & CEO, Deals & Divas
With: . Dan Glickberg, Co-Founder and Partner at Rodeo CPG, Mr. Ben Bryce, Managing Partner at Align Ventures, Mr. Martin Okner, Board Member, Strategic Advisor, SHM Corporate Navigators, Mr. William V. Andrews, Principal of Ocean Blue Entertainment.
Food, Fashion, Film — Family Office Investments in Consumer and Lifestyle Companies. Family offices discuss how they leverage their personal knowledge to enhance their investments in a variety of companies across the consumer and lifestyle market. They will share ideas on the types of companies they invest in, how they add value to the company, and some of the challenges they face in a competitive marketplace.
11:05-11:15 AM Meeting the Global Security Concerns of the Wealthy Traveler, Mr. Chris Kollas, Vice President, TCS World Travel
11:15-11:40 AM Refreshment Break
11:40-12:00 PM The Real Estate Panel
Moderator: Mr. Mark Rubin, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
With: Ms. Kay Auer, Chief Financial Officer, WaterWalk Hotel Apartments, Mr. Joseph Sitt, President & CEO, Thor Equities, Mr. Timothy H. Callahan, Chief Executive Officer, Callahan Capital Properties
12:00-12:30 PM The Next Generation Investing for Profit & Impact Panel
Moderator: Ms. Michele Demers, Founder & CEO, Boundless Impact Investing.
With: Mr. Joshua Marc Tanenbaum, Founder of Clearstone Group and Board Member of the Polonsky Foundation, Mr. Justin Kamine, Managing Director, Kamine Development Corporation, Ms. Cynthia Muller, Program and Portfolio Officer, Kellogg Foundation
This panel will provide insights into the growing and complex world of impact investing from the perspective of “NextGens” — the next generation of wealth holders.  It is estimated that the Baby Boomer generation will pass on approximately $59 trillion to NextGens in the next decade. Many family offices are increasingly active or interested in impact investing, and this panel will help explain what personal values or interests drive their investment choices and decisions.  Boundless Impact CEO Michele Demers will lead a discussion that will provide a window into the kinds alternative investments that are achieving both remarkable financial and social/environmental returns, and how this rising generation is even influencing traditional investing.
12:30-1:20 PM Lunch
1:20-2:00 PM Keynote Speaker: Mr. Sam Zell, Chairman, Equity Group Investment – A Discussion about career, the global economy and investment opportunities
The Family Business Session
2:00-2:30 PM The Next Generation Panel
Moderator: Mr. David Homan, Executive Director, AICF
With: Ms. Mickey Penzer, Operations Manager, Life Inc. Pool Trusted, Ms. Helena Durst, Co-Vice President, Durst Organization, Mr. Charles Rockefeller, Head of Partnerships and East Coast Business Development, Composite Apps, Inc., Mr. Jason L. Ma. Founder, CEO & Chief Mentor, ThreeEQ
The Business of Philanthropy:  A discussion on the importance of strengthening philanthropic bonds across generations
2:30-3:00 PM Predictions, Pathways, and Policies
Moderator: Mr. David Homan, Executive Director, AICF
With: Ms. Candice Cook, Managing Partner, The Cook Law Group, Ms. Nathalie Mollino, CEO, Brava Investments, Ms. Anastassia Dellaccio, Co-Founder, Dolci Gelati
Predictions, Pathways, and Policies:  A futurist discussion on investment, engagement, and business scalability in relation to outcomes, engagement, and wholistic growth.
3:00-3:30 PM Refreshment Break
3:30-3:50 PM Elections 2016 – Analysis and Forecast
Moderator: Ms. Jen Bawden, CEO, Bawden Capital (SFO)
With: Mr. Jason Meister, Senior Director; Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group, Ms. Sharon Bush, Business woman and Philanthropist, Ms. Jeniffer Grossman, CEO, Atlas Society
Our Political Experts battle it out and help you understand how the Elections will effect America and your portfolio.
3:50-4:20 PM Direct Investing and Family Office Deal Flow
Moderator: Ms. Katherine Hill Ritchie, CEO, Pex Global (SFO)
Speakers: Mr. Ira Perlmuter, Managing Director, TS Equity Partners (SFO), Mr. David Miller, Partner, Landon Family Office (SFO), Mr. Mesh Lakhani, Investment Manager, Lakhani Family Office (SFO), Mr. Adam Fried, Partner, Stillwater LLC (SFO)
Direct investing – early stage vs. investing in mature companies, active control positions vs. minority stakes, red flags and important issues to review during due diligence.
4:20-4:50PM The Homeland and Cyber Security Panel
Moderator: Ms. Jen Bawden, CEO, Bawden Capital (SFO)
With: Mr. Jonathan Conrad, Chariman, CEO and Founder of AdmieMobile, Mr. John Sitilides, Principal, Trilogy Advisors, Mr. Michael Spencer, Investor Relations, CipherLoc Inc.
Hear from the Experts regarding the latest cyber threats, what you can do to protect your families and other National Security issues.
6:30 PM Cocktail Party – Eden Gallery
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Michael J. Calabrese

Michael Calabrese has spent the better part of a decade connecting with audiences in the political and sports entertainment arena. In 2009, he served as Rob Astorino’s Digital Media Coordinator during Astorino’s successful bid for Westchester County Executive. His next race took him statewide as a member of Harry Wilson’s campaign for New York State Comptroller. He served as a traveling aide, assisting with fundraising, public relations, speeches, and community outreach. 

 In 2011, he successfully launched, a sports social network that went on to produce daily content for the USA Today Media Group. Since then, he’s worked for NBC Sports, and contributed to the Fox Sports Engage Network, theScore, MSN and as a sports journalist. He also hosts and produces a weekly college football podcast on iTunes.  

 He received his BA in Political Science and Writing from Loyola College in Maryland in 2008. 


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