James Brodie is a successful businessman, investor and Board Member who has added significant value in many business sectors, including healthcare – both products and services, wine importation and distribution, air ambulance services, inflight entertainment, and strategic consulting. He has both formed and led teams that have successfully started and grown small businesses and as a result, has extensive M & A experience.
He is currently serving as strategic advisor to The Citadel America Asset Group, based in NYC. The group purchases and restores “B grade” apartment complexes across the southern tier of the US, has ~1500 units and is actively seeking additional properties. The group has approximately $150 million under management.
James is also a partner in the development of a family business; J Wilder Importers that designs and imports bespoke shoes, premium leather belts and hand loomed textiles. Products are sourced from Spain, Argentina, Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, India and Australia.
Previously, he served as Founding Partner of a New York Stock exchange brokerage firm, a board member of the Pink Sheets, and Managing Director of Tocqueville Asset Management. He also served as Managing Director in the turnaround of a family officer and trading firm that made markets in over 400+ stocks. Finally, James served as an advisor to the largest operating charity [revenue ~$150] on Long Island, NY, where he worked to grow and merge the foundation with smaller charitable foundations.
Mr. Sagi brings over 20 years of experience a board leader, entrepreneur, technologist and dealmaker. He has a long track record of starting and growing companies and of creating liquidity events in companies. As a seasoned entrepreneur, Mr. Sagi has founded and grown technology, medical device and aerospace companies. As a dealmaker of over 20 years at Cerian Technology Ventures, he has advised clients in numerous mergers, acquisitions, licensing deals, joint ventures and other strategic as well as restructuring transactions. Prior to Cerian Technology Ventures, Mr. Sagi worked in the venture capital industry at IDEAEdge Ventures, a fund focused on investments in fast-growing mobile technologies.
Mr. Sagi, age 54, graduated from the University of San Diego with a Master of Business Administration, from the University of California, San Diego with a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, and from the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science.
Nani (Elchanan) Maoz
Chairman & Acting CEO
Serving as Chairman of Metro One since December 2018, Elchanan is Chairman and Founder of Tel Aviv-based Everest Group. As an active manager of private funds, he has successfully executed over thirty separate investments in American, European, and Israeli companies, playing an active role in situations that included turnarounds and restructuring. Mr. Maoz has been active in special situations, both in and out of bankruptcy, as a change agent, a director or an active shareholder/debt holder in order to unlock value for investors. The majority of the cases were very favorably resolved for the investors/funds he represented, including Actrade Financial, Gyrodyne, Concord Camera, ICTS, Simon Worldwide, Limoneira, and Livermore.
Elchanan has a seasoned history, serving as Chair of equity committees, Chair of liquidation trust committees and, as an active participant in major legal settlements and proceedings, monetizing assets (including intellectual property) related to distressed equity and debt, both locally and internationally. He currently serves on the Board of Metro One Telecommunications, on the Israeli Board of the America Israel Friendship League and, is a director of private software and medical management service providers, as well as being active on the Boards of multiple companies of Everest Group.
Elchanan received his B.Sc. in engineering from King's College of the University of London in 1993. Between 1984 and 1988, he served as Commanding Officer and Team Leader in the Israeli Special Forces.