Meet the Team
The brains behind Veritaseum. We have 11 (and rapidly growing) technical and financial professionals who grind out prodigious amounts of value for Veritaseum. The people below are their bosses, currently bringing the Veritaseum total to over 21.
Reggie has advised tens of thousands of investors, traders, hedge funds, family offices and global banks. Mr. Middleton publicly predicted the fall of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, GGP (2nd largest US retail REIT), and the European sovereign debt crisis amid nearly 100 successful macro and investment calls. Reggie's firm has been the first to settle a peer-to-peer blockchain swap, the first to apply for patent protection for the capital markets application of the technology in every major financial jurisdiction, and has heralded the merits of blockchain-based assets since 2013. He has been featured on The Keiser Report, Boom Bust, Bloomberg, BBC and CNBC on a regular basis. Fun fact: Reggie is an accomplished mixed martial artist, initially qualified for the 1988 olympic team and is an active fighter, self-sovereign philanthropist and father of three.
Jeffrey S. Tabak
Jeffrey S. Tabak is a founding partner of Miller Tabak + Co., LLC where he is Co-Chief Executive Officer. Established in1982, Miller Tabak is credited with innovating the use of index arbitrage and with being one of the originators of program trading. Prior to co- founding MT, he managed the equity and options trading departments of Mabon Nugent & Co., assisted in the development of the options department at Kidder Peabody & Co., and served as portfolio manager and analyst at The Putnam Management Company. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa magna cum laude from Brown University in 1972 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1974. After the 1987 stock market crash, Mr. Tabak served as a member of President Reagan’s Task Force on Market Mechanisms (The Brady Commission). He was a member of the Board of Directors of Mid Ocean, Ltd., a NYSE listed reinsurance company prior to its acquisition by XL, Ltd., and served on both its Finance and Compensation Committees. He was Chairman of the board of the Richard Tucker Music Foundation from 1988 through 2004 and served as a member of the Investment Committee of The Metropolitan Opera for 5 years. Mr. Tabak also participated in Development efforts for The Spence School, from which both of his daughters graduated. Mr. Tabak was active on the Brown University Annual Fund Leadership Council from 2006 through 2013 and chaired his 40th reunion in May 2012. Mr. Tabak served as a Governor and board member of the West Side Tennis Club (former home of the U.S. Open) in Forest Hills from 2008-2010. He became a Trustee of the Museum of the City of New York in 2008, where he chairs the Audit Committee. His eldest daughter graduated from Vanderbilt in June 2011 and is now involved in cyber-security and private investigatory work. His second daughter graduated Brown University in 2013 majoring in economics and is employed by Glossier, the leading e- commerce skin care company for women and manages the LA store. His son also graduated from Brown University, Class of ’15, having graduated from The Collegiate School in June 2011, and now works in digital marketing.
Manish is a certified chartered accountant with deep specialization in forensic accounting, valuation, due diligence, investment/M&A advisory, corporate finance, strategic advisory and business restructuring. He has worked with Reggie on numerous mandates over the last 10 years, some of these have been widely acknowledged by the leading global investment communities. They together worked on predicting the fall of Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, General Growth Properties and the European sovereign debt crisis. Manish has over 18 years of experience, starting with management positions at Deloitte. In Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), Manish worked at their London, New Castle (in the United Kingdom) and New Delhi offices in the Assurance and Business Advisory Division. He also worked for S&P India wherein he was in-charge of a complete business segment. Manish led teams on assignments for leading investment advisory firms, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, portfolio management entities and other buy-side firms in the US and Europe.
Presently, Manish leads a team of qualified senior consultants for Veritaseum who have been in senior financial advisory and consulting roles with top investment banks, big 4 accounting & assurance firms, and top consulting & rating firms globally. They have exposure to capital markets, private equity and investment banking across the Middle East, the US and Europe. The team rigorously unearths investment / de-risking opportunities for clients that look for ‘high return - low risk’ investment portfolios.
Masiah Reginald Middleton
Masiah is both the youngest member of the team, and one of the earliest members as well. He traded bitcoin and bitcoin-denominated digital equity swaps through the original Veritaseum client 4 years ago at the age of 13 at the New York Bitcoin Center. Currently a graduating high school student at NY's Brooklyn Technical High School, Masiah is responsible for customer support, bringing the team up to speed in aspects of the business they do not specialize in and brainstorming and creating user stories for new products.Masiah created valuation models for sports attire manufacturers, Android apps that melded aspects of eBay and Uber, and has taught himself solidity, java, fundamental analysis and forensic accounting, under the direct tutelage of his father - the CEO of Veritaseum and a renowned global macro investor and analyst. He is considered a wunderkind by upper management and to management's knowledge, there is no other youth - worldwide - that has developed as advanced and understanding of the macro, technical and fundamental aspects of the blockchain business at such a young age.
Eleanor has both academic and practical experience in the sciences, management consulting, corporate development and finance. She sports a bachelors in metallurgical engineering from Carnegie Mellon, MBA in business strategy from Stanford GSB, marketing/project engineer at GTE (now Verizon), venture capital at Beta Group, management consulting at McKinsey & Company, risk management at Goldman Sachs, equity analyst at Sloan Financial Group and corporate development officer at Cherokee Investment Partners. Eleanor is responsible for general operations and strategy implementation. Fun facts: she was also a 1983 national Junior Olympian in Track and Field and a Captain in the United States Air Force.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Assistant Treasurer and Honorary Consul General for Jamaica in Los Angeles, Lorna Johnson (MS in Nursing/ Midwifery and Finance) is also the Founding Partner/Administrative Director/CFO of Advanced Family Care Medical Group Inc. A serial entrepreneur/real estate investor and Founder of Compassion for teen life, a nonprofit organization for women and girls. An Essayist for UN Foundation; past Lecturer/Clinical professor at UCLA; past President of a local Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles, the highly accomplished Johnson, was an appointee of President Obama to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and his National Health Care Advisory Committee.
Fun fact: former international track and field athlete and qualified for the Olympics in the 100-meter dash. Lorna leads Veritaseum's team in political affairs, philanthropy, and business development.
Ms. Charlot heads the creation, management and administration of compliance smart contracts. Marilyn has a BA of economics and an MBA in banking and financial support services from Columbia. After 8 years as a non-commissioned officer in the military, she spent 14 years as a senior project manager for risk monitoring and control at Goldman Sachs where she created their Sarbannes-Oxley program, and 4.5 years in compliance testing at Citibank. She comes to Veritaseum from the VP position, Financial Crimes Compliance Officer at Société Générale - one of Europe's largest banks.
As an eight-year-old orphan from Siberia, Russia, Andrew came to the United States where his education first began. After a stint in the USAF during the Iraq war – graduating basic training in the top 5 of physical fitness and academic standing – Andrew obtained an MS degree from Cornell University. Starting his career at one of the largest, $27B AUM, fixed income hedge funds in the world, Andrew quickly became one of the best producers within the real estate funds – acquiring over $3.0B in real estate assets across 55 transactions (industrial, office, retail, and R&D property types) within the US, Canada, and European regions. He also sourced and closed over $1.75B in mortgage financing. Mr. Smith managed the entire acquisition process – from sourcing, structuring and pricing transactions to building financial models, performing credit and real estate underwriting, due diligence on tenant companies and properties, and negotiations. He developed the investment thesis and prepared 30-page investment committee memorandums. Andrew received a CFA charter and a CPA license and is a founding board member of Gift of Adoption non-profit NYC chapter.
Abubaker is a member of the Advisory Board at Africa Blockchain Alliance, with consulting experience in Business Strategy and Planning, Project Management, Digital Financial Services Data Science and Economics. A practicing Investment Banker Skilled in; structuring financing, Corporate valuation and Infrastructure project finance such as PPP JV Real Estate in Nigeria and Coal to energy concession plant in Botswana. Fund Management, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions. Knowledge of Financial Markets and Institutions
Developed National and Sub-national government financial Instruments and products for home ownership housing industry in Uganda under the Central Bank of Uganda’s Financial Markets development programme.
Graduated in Financial Economics at University of Leicester and Quantitative Economics at Makerere University. Certificates in; Econometrics of programme evaluation from Centre for Study of African Economies at University of Oxford, Strategy of Free Trade Zones- Academy of International Business Executives- Beijing, Basics of Banking- Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services, Kampala, Advanced Leadership Course for Free Zones Executives- World Free Zones Organisation- DAPZA- Dubai.
Previously he served as CEO of UAP financial Services a multi National Licensed Member of Uganda Securities Exchange and was Research fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC).