• 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. Mr. Badolato is also a Breitbart News contributor with four of his political data articles being published in Drudge Report in the same week with three of them being Drudge Report feature headlines including one of the pieces becoming part of the Wikileaks published DNC email scandal.

  • 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. Presently looking for opportunities,

    Breitbart News

    Contributor

    a politically conservative American news and opinion website founded in 2007 by conservative commentator and entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart. It also has a daily radio program, Breitbart News Daily Sirius 125. Breitbart just reached over 300 million page views per month in October 2016 and is now ranked #1 in the world for political social media engagements . Four of Mr. Badolato's political data articles were published in Drudge Report in the same week with three of them being Drudge Report feature headlines. Mr Badolato also compiled a research data article that was part of the Wikileaks DNC email scandal involving Debbie Wasserman Schultz!

    Clinton Cash

    Associate Producer/ Digital Marketing

    Clinton Cash, is a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.” Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors. The book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, dominated the headlines of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, who confirmed the book’s investigative revelations of foreign donors and companies funneling tens of millions of dollars to Hillary and Bill Clinton. As Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig wrote in the Washington Post, “On any fair reading, the pattern of behavior that Schweizer has charged is corruption.” Clinton Cash has been lauded by top progressives for its exposure of crony capitalism and self-enrichment. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University Earth Institute Director, called it, “Compelling reading on how Bill and Hillary have mixed personal wealth, power, and influence peddling.” Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift calls Schweizer “… an equal-opportunity investigator, snaring Republicans as well as Democrats.” And Demos Senior Fellow Nomi Prins says Clinton Cash “… provides a damning portrait of elite and circumspect power and influence.”

    Victory Film Group

    VP Business Development and Sales, Digital Marketing

    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 and Digital Marketing

    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 and Digital Marketing

     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, Marketing, Sales and Distribution

    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 and Digital Marketing

    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.

    Generation Zero

    Associate Producer, Digital Marketing and Sales

     

    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 the construction of 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 Procter & Gamble, America’s largest consumer goods provider. Obtained $235 million dollar in financing commitments from strategic partners and the world’s largest energy venture capital fund for a 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 . On 4/06/09 the company immediately reported a material subsequent disclosure event involving the theft of its shares and the discovery of a third party shareholder committing stock fraud, and made disclosure in its filings of a series of criminal complaints the company made with various regulatory agencies against the individuals and entities involved. These persons used the company's stock to commit a crime . This can be reviewed and is available at http://www.otcmarkets.com/financialReportViewer?symbol=RNWB&id=20289 . The individuals involved were criminally arrested. Andrew Badolato individually, the company nor any of its officers and directors were NOT subpoenaed, deposed as witnesses, questioned formally or informally nor were any part of the criminal investigation or the subsequent trial of the individuals involved. The company and its counsel deemed it highly unlikely to recoup any financial settlements from the involved parties and deemed it in the best interests of the company to not pursue any litigation choosing instead to recapitalize and restructure the company in favor of its Preferred shareholders and investors.

    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 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. As director and founding President, 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. This resulted in increased sales from less than $400,000 annually in 2002 to $1.7 million dollars and $600,000 gross profit in just the 3rd quarter of 2003. Mr. Badolato resigned as an officer and a director in August 2003 in the week preceding the public offering transaction when the company's stock price went from $5.00 to $12.00 per share in the first week and the market capitalization of the company exceeded over $200 million dollars. Subsequently in the following year, the company and its officers and directors were named in a derivative class action federal suit by shareholders. The shareholder and investor plaintiffs were ultimately successful in receiving a cash settlement both from the company and its law firm in addition to other actions imposed on the company in the settlement. Mr. Badolato was NOT a defendant nor a plaintiff in this litigation.      

    Milcom

    Safety Harbor, FL- Founder, Director, President 1998

    Mr. Badolato was the founding Director and President of Military Commercial Technologies, Inc in 1998. (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 the 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- 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 public company " until its sale and complete 100% change of control in 2008 to a new management group that changed the name and had a new business direction. Mr. Badolato resigned as Officer and Director simultaneous to this transaction and forgave transferred his share ownership having zero relationship capacity, involvement or beneficial ownership with the ongoing new company. Subsequently the following year, the new management team after assuming 100% full control of the dormant shell company were involved in a Ponzi like investor scheme resulting in multiple federal arrests. The Company and or its past officers and directors or Mr. Badolato individually were involved in the incident in any manner, nor were they ever contacted or spoken to by any regulatory body or any of the federal investigators involved nor were any individuals or corporate records subpoenaed, nor were they witnesses at the perpetrators criminal trials.

  • 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.

    Mr. Badolato is a contributor to Breitbart News and other online publications. Four of his political data articles were published in Drudge Report in the same week with three of them being Drudge Report feature headlines including one piece becoming part of the Wikileaks DNC email scandal involving Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Mr. Badolato is also a Republican Precinct Committeeman in Sarasota County, Florida.

    Personal

      

    Mr. Badolato is a full time single father of 3 sons, an investment contrarian, classical liberal political persuasion, and a new lease on life after suffering a major heart attack in Dec 2014 and being brought back to life! Personal Financial : Mr. Badolato filed chapter 7 personal bankruptcy in 2006, prior to the retroactive new homestead laws passed by congress. He had been previously named in class action lawsuits along with dozens of other defendants resulting from business endeavors in the pre dot-com bubble crash of 2001-2002. In the most recent five years, Mr. Badolato did "file" for chapter 12 bankruptcy ( mortgage modification) for his principal homestead where he has resided for the past 22 years. This filing "application" was never completed or finalized and the case was completely dismissed. Mr. Badolato has NEVER been the subject of any securities related  regulatory agency or SRO civil or criminal complaint or investigation. 

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