Brian Little is a Managing Director in the Los Angeles office of Imperial Capital , focusing on the Consumer Products sector. Mr. Little has over 14 years of experience advising middle market clients on mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity capital, and special situations across a broad range of industries, with particular emphasis in both Apparel, Footwear & Accessories and Restaurants. Selected clients include Sole Technology (etnies, Emerica, Altamont, ThirtyTwo), Affliction, Holden Outerwear, Claim Jumper, and Fuddruckers. Mr. Little joined Imperial Capital in 2014 after spending seven years with FocalPoint Partners, a middle market investment bank in Los Angeles, where he helped to build out the firm's efforts within the consumer sector. Prior to this, Mr. Little spent over six years working for U.S. Bank and Union Bank of California. Mr. Little earned his M.B.A. and B.S., both with an emphasis in Corporate Finance, from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Marco Valverde is a senior manager with the accounting firm Moss Adams LLP. Marco has practiced public accounting since 2004 when he joined Moss Adams LLP.
Marco provides an array of accounting and auditing services to his clients. Marco primarily works with privately-held middle market apparel, manufacturing, distribution and retail companies.
Marco is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Apparel Industries Group for the City of Hope.
Marco received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Cal State Northridge.
Miracle Mile Advisors
Sara Rajo works closely with clients to design and implement customized investment plans based on their unique needs. As Investment Advisor, she constructs detailed investment and cash flow models, asset allocation recommendations, wealth transfer structures, pre-transaction planning recommendations, and a variety of other life planning strategies.
Prior to joining Miracle Mile Advisors, Sara worked as an analyst at a global talent agency in the business affairs and client services division where she assisted the principals in modeling financial plans and agency agreements.
Sara received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California Los Angeles, Dean’s List. She holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 65 securities license and active life insurance license in California. In Los Angeles, Sara is involved with CFCC (Commercial Finance Conference of CA) as a board member of the Young Professionals Group. Sara is very involved in philanthropic causes in Latin America. She is also actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and Step Up Women’s Network. Sara is fluent in Spanish and conversational French.
Brutzkus Gubner LLP
Nick Rozansky is a Partner at Brutzkus Gubner LLP and practices in the firm's litigation, corporate and business, intellectual property and real estate departments, with a particular emphasis in litigation involving the apparel and fashion, and banking and finance industries. His clients include small startup ventures and large multinational businesses.
Mr. Rozansky employs every tool that the federal and state civil courts and rules of civil procedure make available to successfully represent plaintiffs and defendants in all types of litigation. For plaintiffs he frequently seeks writs of attachment, writs of possession and/or injunctions, and alternative dispute resolution, where appropriate, to quickly resolve cases on terms favorable to his clients. On the defense side, Mr. Rozansky obtains favorable results by getting bogus claims dismissed early on, and undisputed matters decided quickly on summary judgment. He cost-effectively represents large institutional clients in matters involving many millions of dollars, and small businesses and individuals in everyday business matters that require prompt and potent legal attention.
Mr. Rozansky is a graduate of the University of San Francisco, School of Law, J.D. (2001) and the University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Political Science and History (1996). He is frequently named a "Rising Star" by Southern California Super Lawyer Magazine, receiving the honor in 2005- 2007, 2010-2011, and 2013. In the community, Mr. Rozansky supports many local charities, and serves on the Board of Directors of the IBD Support Foundation, a Los Angeles based non-profit.
Cohn Handler Sturm
Ravi Sadasivaiah is a director of accounting for Cohn Handler StuRm, an accounting firm in Los Angeles. He has been with the firm since the beginning of his career in 2003. His responsibilities include accounting and auditing, tax, and consulting services to a wide array of clients. He has a specific practice focus on apparel and consumer products.
Cohn Handler Sturm is a full service accounting firm that was founded in 1980. The firm focuses on small and middle market privately held companies. Services include accounting, assurance, tax, business management, and advisory.
Ravi received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002. Outside of work you will find him on the golf course and spending time with his wife and young son.
Wells Fargo Capital Finance
Santiago Coleman is a Vice President for Wells Fargo Capital Finance and is responsible for Business Development for the Western Region including Los Angeles, Central California, Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. His primary industry focus is consumer products specifically working with companies in apparel, footwear, furniture, and electronics.
Wells Fargo Capital Finance is the largest asset based lending and factoring company in the U.S. providing working capital and acquisition financing to middle market companies both domestic and abroad. For more information, visit wellsfargo.com/tradecapital.
Santiago received a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Southern California and began his career in Investment Banking with Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette. He joined Foothill Capital in 2003 which was acquired by Wells Fargo. Santiago resides in Westlake Village with his wife and two children. Outside of work he spends time with his family at the beach, playing golf, and enjoying the outdoors.
Tanya Viner is an attorney in the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Ms. Viner has represented companies in a wide array of industries, including internet and technology, apparel, entertainment, beauty and real estate. Ms. Viner has extensive experience in a broad range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic and VC-type investments, corporate reorganizations and other restructurings. Her practice includes:
IP and Advanced Technologies: Represents start-ups, emerging growth and middle market companies in a number of industries including, technology, internet, digital media, software, telecommunications and branded consumer products, such as food, beverage and beauty.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Purchase and sale of businesses, including asset sale transactions, stock transfers and mergers, and related legal matters such as regulatory filings, noncompetition covenants and employment agreements. Ms. Viner has been involved in a variety of M&A transactions, ranging from sales of closely-held family businesses to transactions in excess of a billion dollars.
General Corporate: Representation of business enterprises (including corporations, partnerships, LLCs and sole proprietorships) concerning their organization, governance, reorganization and liquidation. In addition, Ms. Viner regularly counsels clients regarding trademark and copyright matters, motion picture production, distribution and licensing agreements, and other compliance matters.
The Professional Club
The Professional Club, formerly the Textile Professional Club, is a networking group comprised of professionals serving various industries, including many in consumer product related fields.