• About

    An accomplished; entrepreneur, senior level executive, venture capitalist and seed stage investor experienced in a diverse range of industries and applications. Directly responsible for the creation, incubation, strategic planning, business development, managerial oversight and successful financing of numerous early stage, mezzanine and middle market companies resulting in job creation and appreciable economic impact. Companies founded have achieved an aggregate high market capitalization of over $26 billion dollars that have raised over $700 hundred million dollars in venture capital rounds of financing prior to going public. Proven demonstrable skills, track record, hands-on leadership and diverse experience in multiple functions, duties and roles including; executive management, board of directors, business development, strategic planning, technology and Intellectual property, sales and marketing, debt and equity financing's, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, distressed situations, and start-ups. Two companies that Mr. Badolato co-founded (Milcom and Bye Bye Now) were given awards by then Governor Jeb Bush for job creation and technology advancement by IT Florida in the same year out of a total of only three companies that received such award. IT Florida is a state advocacy group that oversees Florida based job creation and technology business development.

  • EXPERIENCE

    White Knights & Vultures, LLC.

    Managing Director Sep 2008 - Present

    A boutique venture capital, private equity, financial advisory and professional services firm that incubates, develops, finances and assists niche specific business opportunities taking an active role in the company and equity. Our founders, board members and operating team have successfully created, supervised and or directly managed the successful business development and financing of dozens of companies in various industries ranging from start- ups to fortune 500 and well over $100 billion dollars in aggregate market capitalization.

    Victory Film Group

    VP Business Development, Associate Producer and Co-founder 

    The Victory develops, publishes, produces and distributes conservative oriented documentaries and feature films, syndicated radio talk show via the Breitbart Sirius Radio patriot Channel broadcasts and featured editorial news, columnists and content that educate enlighten and inspire. Victory Films has numerous widely acclaimed award winning documentaries and films including; The Undefeated; the rise of Sarah Palin, Generation Zero, District of Corruption,  Fire from the Heartland, Battle for America, Occupy Unmasked,  and Still Point in a Turning World; Ronald Reagan and his Ranch. 

    Associate Producer

     

    Forever changed by witnessing the devastation of his hometown from an
    aluminum plant shutdown, Josh Miller sets out on a 30 day journey
    across America to find out if “Made in the USA” really means anything
    anymore. With devastating job losses across the United States, and potential new international trade agreements rising to the political forefront, Josh searches for the answers to what caused our manufacturing base to vanish. From economists, to historians, to business owners, Josh speaks with people from coast to coast and from all walks of life. During his journey, Josh attempts to live off of only “Made in USA” products to the best of his ability. The story becomes a quest to find out if we can change the course of our country, and Josh seeking to discover if the American Dream still exists. The answers he finds may surprise you. Josh has given a voice to the “Made in America” movement, and many have rallied to his call of discovery. Josh asks the haunting question, “We are willing to DIE for our country, but are we willing to BUY for it?  Watch Trailer here.

     

    Associate Producer

    This award winning highly acclaimed film was produced in association with Judicial Watch , a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. Our film chronicles the ongoing battle to clean up government corruption in Washington, DC, intensely focusing upon Judicial Watch’s efforts to counter the unprecedented corruption and secrecy of the permanent political class. The film highlights a comprehensive exposé of the Obama administration’s current scandals, including: Operation Fast and Furious; crony capitalism; Solyndra and other “green energy;” federal bailouts and earmarks; ACORN and voter fraud; illegal alien amnesty; and threats to the integrity of the 2012 elections; as well as new attacks on government transparency and accountability. The District of Corruption is a companion piece to New York Times best-selling book, “The Corruption Chronicles, Obama’s Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government,”. Watch trailer here
     

    Associate Producer

    The Undefeated, a new feature documentary film about the dramatic rise from obscurity of Governor Sarah Palin to national prominence. The Undefeated has been called a “sweeping 2-hour epic” by Real Clear Politics. It has been called the most controversial film of the year and “a galvanizing prelude to Palin's prospective presidential campaign.” You thought you knew Sarah Palin. Watch The Undefeated and meet her for the first time to see the real truth. Watch Film Trailer here.

    Still Point in a Turning World-Ronald Reagan and his Ranch

    Associate Producer

    Economic catastrophe; unending war; spiritual decline: Ronald Reagan came to power during the darkest days of Cold War America. He turned malaise into a renewed belief in America itself, forever changing the course of modern history. Young America’s Foundation & Victory Films presents “Ronald Reagan and his Ranch”, the definitive examination of Ronald Reagan’s beloved ranch and its personification of his philosophy and values. Ronald Reagan’s Rancho del Cielo, the ‘Ranch in the Sky’, was not just a respite from the chaos that his Presidency encountered, but also a living embodiment of the values he held dear; where hard work and self-reliance showed themselves in the principles he championed for all Americans: Freedom, Prosperity, Victory. Explore the Ranch as few have, in this moving film, and see why it “cast a spell” on the man who became one of the greatest Presidents in American history. see more here .  Watch film trailer here.

    Associate Producer

    While the Liberal establishment and mainstream media portray the Occupy Wall Street movement as organic and nonviolent, Occupy Unmasked reveals the sinister, organized, and highly orchestrated nature of its leaders and their number one goal: Not just to change government, but to destroy it. Led by hugely influential conservative visionary, the late Andrew Breitbart, Occupy Unmasked delves deep beneath the surface of the Occupy movement to show its dark anarchist roots. Behind the largely naïve students and legitimately concerned citizens looking for answers stand those who advocate the use of violence, black bloc operations, and intimidation as protest tactics - the same tactics they used during the anti-war protests of the 1960's, anti-nuclear weapons protests of the 80's, WTO protests of the 90's, and the IMF protests of recent years. Watch trailer here.

    Generation Zero

    Associate Producer

     

    The 2008 economic crisis was not a failure of capitalism, but a
    failure of culture. Generation Zero explores the cultural roots of the
    global financial meltdown - beginning with the narcissism of the 1960's,
    spreading like a virus through the self-indulgent 90's, and exploding
    across the world in the present economic cataclysm. Generation Zero goes beneath the shallow media headlines and talking head sound bites to get to the source of today's economic nightmare. With a cutting edge style and haunting imagery, this must see documentary will change everything you thought you knew about Wall Street and Washington. Featuring experts, authors, and pundits from across the political spectrum, Generation Zero exposes the little told story of how the mindset of the baby boomers sowed the seeds of economic disaster that will be reaped by coming generations. Watch Trailer Here.

     

    The Renewable Corporation

    Sarasota, FL- Chairman, CEO, Founder 2008 - DEC 2011

    TRC was formed and created to develop, produce and manufacture plastics derived from renewable resources as an alternative to petroleum. Successfully initiated, developed and executed strategic partnerships to fulfill all of the supply chain requirements for the implementation of large scale US based manufacturing. This included the initiation, negotiation and execution of a 50/50 equity partnership with Cosan, SA. Cosan, based in Brazil is the world’s largest sugarcane and ethanol producer with $11 billion revenues. Successfully developed and finalized a US gulf coast based manufacturing facility with annual production capacity of 400,000 MT in conjunction with Westlake, a premier worldwide manufacturer and supplier of petrochemicals, vinyl’s, polymers and fabricated products with over $4 billion revenues. Successfully identified and negotiated the technology licensing and engineering requirements for the conversion of ethanol to renewable ethylene from Scientific Design, the world’s largest petrochemical engineering firm. Successfully initiated and finalized purchase order commitments and technical specifications for the 400,000 MT annual plant capacity with leading consumer packaged goods suppliers including north America’s; largest consumer goods provider, food and beverage provider, and household electronic products. Obtained $235 million dollar in financing commitments from strategic partners as well as from the world’s largest energy venture capital fund for the US gulf coast manufacturing plant. Mr. Badolato resigned as CEO and chairman on December 1st, 2011 and at this time the stock price was $1.01 per share and the market capitlaization of the company exceeded over $200 million dollars. http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/rnwb/historical. http://www.otcmarkets.com/financialReportViewer?symbol=RNWB&id=76592

     

    Industrial Biotechnology Corporation

    Sarasota, FL- Chairman, CEO, Founder 2006 - 2010

    IBC was formed to develop manufacture and provide bio based industrial chemicals as an alternative to synthetic production methods. IBC successfully negotiated and finalized the licensing of multiple P-450 designer enzyme patents and intellectual property as well as an ongoing chemical development contract from Oxford University. Oxford, based in the UK is considered as one of the world’s leading chemistry departments in biological based R&D technologies. IBC licensed multiple patents and intellectual property pertaining to other biological production methods, processes and technologies from; Rice University, Louisiana State University and Washington State Chemistry departments. Created and developed the Alchemx Production Platform that encompassed the processes, technologies and supply chain requirements to produce biological chemicals implementing the licensed technologies. This proprietary platform process encompassed; chemical identification and economic feasibility, laboratory development proof of concept, scale up and optimizing production efficiencies, large scale production and meeting end user order fulfillment specifications and technical requirements. IBC successfully initiated, presented and finalized all joint venture compound development partnerships resulting in multiple agreements with over 15 of the world’s largest petrochemical companies. The company was materially impacted by the fall 2008 economic crash with the combined declining price of petroleum and ethylene and the devaluation of the US dollar vs the Brazilian real as disclosed on page 9 and 10 located here. http://www.otcmarkets.com/financialReportViewer?symbol=RNWB&id=33861 The company reported a material subsequent event involving theft of its shares and stock fraud and criminal complaints were made by the company against the individuals and entities involved publicly disclosed as of 4/09 available at http://www.otcmarkets.com/financialReportViewer?symbol=RNWB&id=20289

    Sinofresh

    Director, President, co-founder 2002-2003

    SinoFresh HealthCare, Inc, a developer and marketer of innovative therapies to treat inflammatory and infectious diseases of the upper respiratory system. Mr. Badolato successfully launched the company's lead product, SinoFresh™ Nasal, Oral & Sinus Care, personally spearheading, negotiating and signing a national distribution contract with National In Store, thus making the product available in over 20,000 retail outlets nationwide including Walmart, Walgreen's, CVS, Rite-Aid, and many more. Mr Badolato was responsible for the company's increase in sales from less than $200,000 annually in 2002 to $1.7 million dollars and $600,000 gross profit in just one one quarter in 2003. In addition Mr. Badolato structured and led a corporate reorganization of the failing brand by leading an investment round of almost $2 million dollars in private equity and a subsequent IPO public offering of the company and recruiting the management team. Mr. Badolato resigned in August 2003 on the day of the public offering transaction. The stock price went to from $5.00 to $12.00 per share in the first week and the market capitalization of the company was over $200 million dollars.

          

    Milcom

    Safety Harbor, FL- Founder, Director, President 1998

    Mr. Badolato was the founding Director and President of Military Commercial Technologies, Inc. (MILCOM). MILCOM was created to commercially license multiple patents and proprietary technologies from Lockheed Martin Missiles and Electronics resulting in the formation of Triton Network Technologies. Triton developed wireless telecommunication equipment for CLECS using 28ghz spread spectrum bandwidth using a highly specialized chipset using gas instead of silicon. Mr. Badolato oversaw and directed all financing of $140 million dollars private equity and than a $100 million dollar IPO led by CS First Boston and Credit Suisse. Mr Badolato successfully formed and was co-founder of Paralogic and signed a license agreement with Lockheed for the image compression algorithm library used in smart bombs. Mr. Badolato oversaw all funding requirements, structure, management and board recruiting and strategic business development. Mr. Badolato resigned in 2000 as President and Director and maintained an ongoing consultancy and advisory and was at one point the second largest single shareholder of MILCOM and its portfolio of companies. . subsequently Milcom has gone on to raise over $500 million dollars in becoming one of the worlds’ largest licensing and commercialization incubators of military technologies. In the past nine years, fourteen companies have been launched through the fund, which in turn have attracted over $600M in venture capital from firms such as AMAT, APAX, Bessemer Venture Partners, IBM, Oak Investment Partners, Redpoint Ventures, True Ventures and others. The fund works with Technology Partners (such as BAE, Boeing, ITT, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and others) to create market-dominant companies that develop disruptive products and applications that answer critical market needs.

    San Francisco, CA- VP Finance St James Capital, co-founder 1995

    Mr. Badolato was the single first investor in the newly formed company that licensed DARPA (defense advanced research projects) funded technologies developed by the Berkeley computer Science Department. As an officer of St James capital, Mr. Badolato was a co-founder of the company and led the first seed round of $7 million dollars, asisted with the early stage business development and management and board recruiting as well as strategic partnership development. The company went on to raise over $300 million dollars in public equity reaching a $20 billion dollar plus market capitalization eventually being acquired by Yahoo.

    Sarasota, FL- VP Private Capital Markets, IPO equity Syndicate, Branch Manager, licensed registered representative

    AEGON, one of the world’s largest life insurance, pension and asset management companies in the Americas, Europe and Asia with recent annual earnings of over 2 billion euros. Served as institutional broker overseeing and raising a $200 million portfolio of pension fund and high net worth clients. Led the North American equity and syndicate desk forming transactional partnerships with Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Solomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Developed a proprietary high volume equity trading market maker platform. Developed in house microcap equity research analyst services. Multi-year top producer and national awards winner and client accolades and testimonials.

    Investment Management of America

     Sarasota FL, Safety Harbor FL- CEO, Founder

    Formed as an operating and holding company specializing in the development, incubation, business development and financing of technology start-up companies whose services were performed for the companies listed below.

    Ensequence

    Portland, OR- Director, VP Finance, co-founder

    Ensequence enables programmers, service providers and advertisers to increase programming ratings, advertising effectiveness and merchandise sales by making their shows and commercials more powerful and engaging with interactivity. The Ensequence iTV Manager® interactive platform solves the technical complexities associated with creating and deploying a high volume of uniquely branded interactive television experiences across cable, satellite, telco and connected devices. Ensequence’s customers include the largest and most innovative programmers and service providers in the media industry: NBCUniversal, MTV Networks, Showtime Networks, Turner Broadcasting, HBO, QVC, WE tv, MSG, Fuse, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DISH Network and Verizon. In addition, Ensequence is deployed on multiple connected device platforms. To learn more www.ensequence.com,

    Donna Messenger Corporation

    New York, NY- Director, VP, co-founder

    Formed to brand and commercially launch a premium skin care product line leveraging the success and proprietary patented products of Donna Messenger. Ms. Messenger, highly regarded as one of the leading Aestheticians in New York City, was the first to implement microdermabrasion, skin planing and collocated retail partnerships with Plastic Surgeons. The company was internally funded by its founders and subsequently executed a license agreement with a private company for the products developed.

    LiquidGolf

    Orlando, FL-Director, VP Corporate Finance, co-founder

    Mr. Badolato was a founding Director and VP of Finance for this online retailer of golf clubs and equipment. Mr. Badolato led efforts in; raising over $23 million dollars of private capital, recruiting & hiring the management team, including CEO placement of the former head of sales of Computer associates. Initiated and negotiated a $12 million dollar total advertising stock barter and strategic investment by the Times Mirror Corporation and the Golf Channel. Oversight of a strategic investment by the David Ledbetter Academy. Assisted in developing the “virtual pro shop”, partnering with country clubs and the marketing strategy leading the company to become the largest in revenues of all the golf equipment internet providers. This resulted in the demise of competitors Mammoth Golf and Chipshot that had raised over $140 million dollars of Venture capital. Mr. Badolato led negotiations for the IPO commitment from Paine Webber. LiquidGolf.com hosted an Invitational golf tournament on the Champions Tour from 1996 to 2000 played in Sarasota, Florida at the TPC at Prestancia. The purse for the 2000 tournament was US$1,200,000, with $180,000 going to the winner. The tournament was founded in 1996 as the American Express Invitational. Liquid Golf was deeply impacted by the dot-com bubble crash in 2000-2001 and its IPO cancelled. Mr. Badolato resigned in 2001. Liquid gold subsequently went public in 2004 via an alternative public offering and reached a high market capitalization of over $100 million dollars.

     

     

     

    Consortio

    Seattle, WA- Director, VP Finance, co-founder 1997-98

    Mr. Badolato was the founding Director and VP finance of Consortio, which was formed to acquire, move and transfer the intellectual property and management team of Asia connect from Tonga holdings in Malaysia to Seattle WA. AsiaConnect was the first ever to stream live video and audio worldwide on the internet. Mr. Badolato oversaw and led efforts in finalizing a strategic partnership with Microsoft, Cisco and ITT Sheraton in developing a proprietary in room entertainment, business and ecommerce platform. Successfully raised over $5 million in seed financing and procured an IPO commitment from a tier 1 financial institution. The company was deeply impacted by the dot-com bubble crash in 2000-2001. Mr Badolato resigned in 1998. Subsequently the company went on to raise an additional $10 million dollars and the company was subsequently sold to a third party by 2006..

    Bye Bye Now

    Pompano Beach FL- Director, VP Finance, co-founder 1997-2000

    Mr. Badolato was the founding Director and VP Finance of BBN, a proprietary internet based travel and e-commerce platform integrating multimedia web technologies with existing independent brick and mortar travel agents. Mr. Badolato personally led management and board member recruiting resulting in; CEO placement of the number three executive from NBC and seven time Emmy award winner; Board member placements of: the co-founder and former president of CNN, CEO of American Express Travel, President of Carnival Cruise lines, CEO of Worldspan, and the former President-COO of Carlson Wagonlit travel. Mr. Badolato oversaw the company financing raise of over $28 million dollars and negotiated and received an IPO registration commitment from Merrill Lynch in 1999. The company was a victim of the dot-com bubble crash and subsequently filed for bankruptcy in 2001

    Uniphyd Heathcare

    Pasco county - Director, VP Finance, co-founder 2000

    Mr. Badolato was the founding Director and VP Finance of Uniphyd Healthcare inc. Uniphyd  was formed to provide capital, expertise, systems  for physician groups to establish, own and successfully govern their own Provider Sponsored Organization (PSO) to contract directly with CMS for Medicare+Choice qualified beneficiaries. Uniphyd successfully formed and completed a network of over 130 Primary Care Physicians and over 100 specialists with a 40,000 plus patient network in Pasco County Florida. The Company went public in 2001 reaching a high market capitalization of over $100 million dollars. The Physician network was transferred and spun out in 2004. Thereafter, the public company was a non operating dormant " shell company " until its sale and complete 100% change of control in 2008 and a new name and business direction.  Mr. Badolato resigned as Officer and Director simultaneous  to this transaction, forgiving all of his share ownership and had no relationship,  involvement  or beneficial ownership with the ongoing company in any capacity.  Subsequently the following year, the new management team after assuming 100% full control of the previous dormant shell company  were  involved in a south Florida Ponzi scheme resulting in multiple federal arrests. Mr. Badolato nor any of the previous officers or directors of Uniphyd had any involvement  in this new company,  nor were they ever contacted or spoken to  by any regulatory body or any of the investigators involved.            

  • Education

    Ludwig Von Mises Institute

    membership subscriber & completed and presently enrolled online studies and courses:

    • Austrian Economics

    • Libertarian Legal Theory: Property, Conflict, and Society

    • Anarcho-Capitalism

    • Libertarianism and Modern Philosophers

    • Bubbles, Booms, and Busts

    University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business

    Leadership and Management-Advanced Certification present enrollment 2017

    St. Thomas University

    Bachelor of Business Administration Management & Finance

    Freelance Journalist & Blog Contributor

    Economics, Politics, Socioeconomic History, Culture  and philosophy. 

    Articles I have written have been published by Breitbart News and other publications. Four of my recent articles were published in Drudge Report in one week and three of them were feature headline stories.” Another one of my data research articles were part of the Wikileaks DNC email scandal involving Debbie Wasserman Schultz! some of these works are located here. http://www.breitbart.com/search/?s=badolato

    Personal and Financial

      

    Full time single father (3 sons), investment contrarian, classical liberal political persuasion, new lease on life after suffering a major heart attack in Dec 2014. I was flat line and brought back to life! FYI: Mr. Badolato filed chapter 7 personal bankruptcy in 2006, just prior to the retroactive new homestead laws passed by congress. Mr. Badolato had been named in class action lawsuits with dozens of others resulting from his business endeavors prior to the dot-com bubble crash of 2001-2002. In the most recent 5 Mr. Badolato did file for chapter 12 bankruptcy ( mortgage related only) in the immediate week preceding a foreclosure hearing in order to delay and pursue a mortgage modification for his principal residence where he has resided for the past 21 years. This bankruptcy was never completed or finalized and the cases were completely dismissed. Technically speaking it was "filing only" and not an actual bankruptcy.

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