Meet the Team
The brains behind Veritaseum.
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.
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.
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.