• About

    A highly skilled and 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 and have raised over $700 hundred million dollars in venture capital rounds of financing.  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. 

    Specialties: When they say it can't be done...

  • 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 - 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.

    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.

    Sinofresh

    Director, President, co-founder


     

    Milcom

    Safety Harbor, FL- Founder, Director, President

    Military Commercial Technologies, Inc. (MILCOM). 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. Led 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. Successfully formed Paralogic in licensing the image compression algorithm library used in smart bombs. Oversaw all funding requirements, structure, management and board recruiting and strategic business development. 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

    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, a co-founder of the company; led the first seed round of $7 million dollars, early stage business development, management and board recruiting and 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.

    LiquidGolf

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

     

    Started this online retailer of golf clubs and equipment from concept to execution. 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. Procured IPO commitment from Paine Webber. Put together the LiquidGolf.com Invitational was a golf tournament on the Champions Tour from 1996 to 2000. It was 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.

     

     

     

    Consortio

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

    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. 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.

    Bye Bye Now

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

    A proprietary internet based travel and e-commerce platform integrating multimedia web technologies with existing independent brick and mortar travel agents. 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. Led the company financing raise of over $28 million dollars and received an IPO registration commitment from Merrill Lynch.

    The USA Exchange

    Sarasota, FL. Palo Alto, CA- Founder, Chairman, CEO. 2014 to present

    The USA Exchange... The place where America's deals are done! We connect America's local economic development and business opportunities and services with a global member supply chain audience. This community "matching" platform will be offered in a robust, highly scalable social media applications environment. Development is underway and the expected launch date is 2nd quarter 2016.  Mr. Badolato originally developed The USA Exchange business model based upon an economic theory developed in 2009. This theory focuses on the effects of the cash flow margins of good and services and how they are distributed proportionally in an economy. Mr. Badolato’s theory demonstrates the consolidation of these margins and the corresponding detrimental impact on local economies, jobs and the middle class. The theory also demonstrates shows the correlation of margin consolidation and political ideologies and the types and forms of government throughout geopolitical and economic history

  • Education

    Ludwig Von Mises Institute

    completed and enrolled 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 enrollment

    St. Thomas University

    Bachelor of Business Administration Management & Finance

     Editorial Journalist & Blog Contributor

    Economics, Politics, Socioeconomic History, Culture  and philosophy. 

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