Richard J. Foster – Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer
Richard Foster is a gifted entrepreneur with a passion for new business development and corporate M&A transactions largely focused in the manufacturing and general contracting fields, although his entrepreneurial spirit has taken him down many other roads as well. Mr. Foster holds seven U.S. Patents for the creation of his line of sports-themed clocks, “TIME for SPORTS”, which have been distributed in fifteen countries around the world. Mr. Foster has been named the “Youngest Entrepreneur” by the New York Times as well as appearing in a wide variety of radio, TV, and print nationwide. He has been selected to ring the closing bell at the world famous New York Stock Exchange. Foster currently focuses his time serving as President of his New York based construction management firm, Foster Construction Management, LLC, an organization that focuses on the strategic acquisitions & management of general contracting companies. Additionally, Mr. Foster presently serves as Chairman of the Board of MVP Construction New York, Inc., a full service construction firm that handles all phases of commercial and residential construction and serves as Chairman of the Board of Foster Management Solutions, Inc., a management consulting firm that advises on business growth and transaction strategy for organizations of all size. Foster serves as Managing Director of The Elenar Group, a three-dimensional think tank; focusing on developing products and services in a creative, innovative, and practical manner.
Most recently, Mr. Foster launched LaunchPad LI, Long Island’s premier co-working space, and has become a member of the Long Island Angel Network, a group of savvy angel investors based on Long Island.
Jerry Levine, Esq. – Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer
Jerry Levine brings a business, law, and technology background to provide unparalleled support to numerous industries, including emerging companies, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, government, healthcare, government and consumer products. Jerry’s past experience in law, business and technology spans the globe. Jerry has experience in business law, media law, technology law, trademark and copyright law, commercial and civil litigation, international law, dispute resolution, employment law and privacy law. Before joining the practice of law, Jerry served as the information technology director of a national communications company and director of marketing for a popular web-based publication.
Leon Kalekhman – Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer
Leon Kalekhman began his career in the restaurant industry and then continued into the field of interior design. Having been a part owner-operator at a successful kitchen design firm, centrally located in midtown Manhattan, he brought his knowledge and skill in both design and project management to both retail clients as well as large developers. From blueprints and laying out of designs to bidding and final proposals, he’s been at the top of his game, regularly turning rough-draft drawings into realities for each of his clients. Recently he partnered up with Richard Foster as a Managing Director of The Elenar Group, conquering the creative aspect of the company and pursuing his never-ending quest for perfection in design and branding field.