Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Bruce Virga is an accomplished leader with over three decades of experience driving growth, profitability, strategic alliances, and operational success for companies ranging from insurance to consumer and enterprise software. He joins Title3Funds as CEO from WIRIS, which acquired Design Science, a successful software company he bootstrapped and built. Prior, Bruce started and built a successful wholesale insurance company with offices in major U.S. cities. Bruce has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing & Advertising from the State University of New York, F.I.T. He lives in Laguna Beach with his family, cooks, competes in CrossFit and plays in the World Series of Poker’s Main Event.
Ronald A. Hirsch
Principal, Founder & Chief Strategy Adviser
With a successful Wall Street career spanning over 30 years in all aspects of economics, finance, money management and research, Ron has a unique perspective from both an investor’s and business executive’s point of view. As a venture capitalist and former CEO and Chairman of a public company, he fully understands the challenges and opportunities in the business world. An army veteran with a strong sense of social justice and equal opportunity, he co-founded Title3Funds.com, with the idea that investing in startups and new businesses online, should be available to everyone. Ron is a world traveler with a keen interest in sacred archaeological sites. He is a patron of the arts, and enjoys the study of nature and Noetic Sciences. He has a BA in Economics from Michigan State University, and Advanced Studies at NYU Stern School of Business. He believes that innovation and sustainability should be among the driving forces for future generations. He currently resides with his wife in the coastal town of Laguna Beach, California.
In her more than 20+ years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Kim has served as executive management in both public and private companies. Kim is a Fintech & Retail Ecommerce & Digital Merchandising & Marketing expert and adviser. Prior to Title3Funds, much of Kim’s career has been helping 100+ brands and start-ups launch and grow their companies and revenue. She often leverages her vast network of like-minded, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, investors, Venture Capitalists, Family Offices, technologists, marketers, securities attorneys, and expert speakers and authors to “connect” and drive digital investing in start-up and growing companies worldwide. Kim holds advanced degrees in Computer Science with an emphasis in User Experience Design and minor degrees in Journalism. Kim enjoys art, gardening and spending time with her three adult children, friends and family. She and her husband reside in beautiful Southern California wine country.
David J. Ferreira
Head of Investments
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ADVISER
Spanning a career marked by decades in sales leadership and marketing executive positions at IBM Corporation, Maureen McNamara’s reputation is one of getting things done. Roles have spanned the globe in direct, in-direct and web/call center design to support an ever-changing technology platform and client landscape. Executive program design, implementation and management with significant portfolio responsibility led to both operational efficiencies and growth for strategic initiatives. Keen insight and ability to deliver results for organizations needing to meet aggressive goals with increased speed and agility are among her core strengths.
Focus has centered around:
– Strategic consulting leading to effective planning and execution
– Risk mitigation and resolution management
– Development of effective communications and implementation of global initiatives
As Business Development Adviser for Title3funds.com, Maureen brings a wealth of experience and results.
Robin Sosnow, Esq. is the managing Partner of Sosnow & Associates PLLC. The firm was founded five years ago and is a boutique, tech-forward law firm headquartered in New York City with our west coast office in Orange Country, California. The firm focuses on assisting with corporate, securities and real estate matters. The majority of our clientele are involved in the capital raising landscape; either as the business that is raising capital (i.e. issuer) or as a participant in that effort, be it a marketer, platform, funding portal or broker-dealer. The firm has been growing over the last year. The firm further formed a joint venture practice in 2018 called Digital Securities Law Group, which focuses on serving clientele who are seeking to tokenize their assets or are otherwise active in the blockchain space. Its most recent announcement has been the merger with Amy Wan’s firm, and integration of BootStrap Legal into its service offerings.
Ms. Sosnow prides herself on staying ahead of the advancements at the intersection of finance, technology and law. As such, she is a regular speaker at FinTech events such her recent appearances at the OTC Markets, KoreSummit, the Security Token Summit II and OnChain19. She also serves as Adjunct Professor at Central Michigan University’s MET Program and as Committee Member on the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA). Ms. Sosnow holds a joint degree, JD/MBA, from Suffolk University and a BA in International Studies, summa cum laude, from Arcadia University.
Brandon L. Klerk
Mr. Klerk is a former Chief Compliance Officer and FINRA regulator, with a broad regulatory compliance background on both the street and regulatory sides of the industry, and founder of Halyard Compliance LLC.
Mr. Klerk has a degree in Business Administration and Finance from Central Michigan University, a professional certification in Financial Planning from Northwestern University, and is a graduate of the FINRA Institute at The Wharton School as well as the Securities Industry Institute® (SII) at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has also passed numerous regulatory examinations and maintains various industry designations, including the CRCP®, CFE®, and CAMS®.
Mr. Klerk has participated on numerous industry committees, working groups, and boards, including those of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP), the Bond Dealers of America (BDA), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), Charles Schwab Compliance Solutions Advisory Board and more. Additionally, Mr. Klerk has been a featured speaker at several industry events and has addressed many industry topics.
Amy Wan is the Founder & CEO of Bootstrap Legal, which automates real estate syndication legal documents, and co-founder and CEO of Sagewise, a legaltech blockchain company. She hosts The Law and Blockchain Podcast and has authored the Bloomberg Law practice guide to ICOs and Lexis Nexus’ Private Equity practice guide. Previously, she was a Partner at a boutique securities law firm and General Counsel at a real estate crowdfunding platform. Amy founded Legal Hackers LA, which programs around the intersection of law and technology; was named one of ten women to watch in legal technology by the American Bar Association Journal in 2014 and one of 18 millennials changing legaltech by law.com in 2018; and was nominated as a Finalist for the Corporate Counsel of the Year Award 2015 by LA Business Journal.
Amy has also worked in international regulatory and trade policy at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and was a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Transportation. She holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a JD from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California.
Judy Robinett is the author of “Crack the Funding Code: How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your Startup” released by HarperCollins in February, 2019, and “How to Be a Power Connector: The 5-50-150 Rule,” #1 of The Top Ten Business Books of 2014 by Inc.com. Robinett is a business thought leader who is known as “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex.” She has been profiled in Inc., Forbes, Venture Beat, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek as a sterling example of the new breed of “super connectors” who use their experience and networks to accelerate growth and enhance profitability.
In her more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and corporate leader, Robinett has served as the CEO of both public and private companies and in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She has been on the advisory boards of Illuminate Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California and Springboard Enterprises based in Washington, DC.
She was a managing director of Golden Seeds Angel Network (the third most active angel investment group and one of the largest in the U.S.); the CEO of publicly traded Medical Discoveries; and she served on the faculty of Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Small Businesses program. She consults internationally with businesses looking for U.S. investors.
Robinett has given over 400 speeches worldwide for audiences at Walmart, Deutsche Bank-London (TedX invitation only event), MIT, BIO-Europe, ActionCoach-Sao Paulo, Brazil (2019), CalPoly, AT&T, Westinghouse, and the Department of Energy.
She is the coauthor of a chapter in Crowdfunding for Dummies by Sherwood Neiss, Jason W. Best, and Zak Cassady-Dorion (Wiley, 2013).
Robinett lives near Salt Lake City, Utah.