Who are We?

Meet The Team

 

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Bill Militello
Founder & CEO
USNA’ 92 & USMC
Founder and CEO of Militello Capital. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1992 and later served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Signals Intelligence Officer. In 2001, Bill moved to Wall Street where he was an equity trader for Knight Capital Markets. Mr. Militello subsequently served as a consultant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Then in 2003, he founded Piedmont Investment Advisors and set out to create not just another investment firm, but rather to redefine the traditional investment model. His view was that the financial services industry was ripe for innovation and therefore, he founded Militello Capital in 2011 to guide the wave of registered investment advisors “RIAs” to think beyond Wall Street and challenge the conventional allocation model. He knows firsthand the challenges of being an entrepreneur and RIA, and built private equity products that create jobs, enhance communities, and fund the development of technologies that help mankind.

 

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John Bracken
Founder & COO
Entrepreneur and tech executive with a passion for building digital communication products that connect people via messaging, voice, video, social media, and mobile.  Founder of venture-backed startup companies including Evite (acquired by IAC) and Speek (acquired by Jive Communications).   Worked at AOL for the AOL Instant Messenger team in a product and business development capacity.  An early career spent working as a strategy consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and the San Francisco Consulting Group with clients in technology and telecommunications.  Hold a BS degree from the University of Virginia in Systems Engineering and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

 

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Esther Kim
Creative Director
Esther Kim is a passionate creative born and raised in Northern Virginia with a BFA from the Art Institute.  She is proficient in Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, and Illustration. Esther enjoys taking complex problems and turning them into simple and beautiful interface designs. She believes that art and design is a unique journey that should constantly be evolving and growing. When she isn’t designing, you can find her hiking, trying new restaurants, or binge-watching SciFi shows at home.

 

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Drazen M. Alcocer
CRO
USMC
Drazen brings extensive experience working with and building companies. He has held many executive and C-Level roles during his 15+ year professional career. Drazen started his career serving with the United States Marines before getting his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Management. His love and fascination for all things technology from childhood allowed him to grow and lead amazing companies that wanted to embrace the future and the opportunities that technology brought with it. Some of the industries that he has worked with include Federal Business Intelligence, Finance, Venture Capital, Big Data & Analytics, Biometrics, and Management Consulting. All Drazen’s corporate experience combined with his indomitable positive attitude helps Drazen overcome any obstacle set before him. His ability to “connect the dots” spatially helps him to form meaningful relationships with decision-makers, C-Level executives, and organizations that benefit the company he is working with. Drazen’s combined skills serve to make him a viable asset to any organization that wants to grow and expand within their respective market and beyond.
Drazen is an adventurer at heart, seeking new experiences, traveling the world, and meeting people who love life and want to find the purpose of why they are here.

 

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Laura Calazans
Marketing Director
Laura has been working with digital marketing for more than 8 years. She has a bachelor`s degree in International Affairs and is about to finish her Masters in Digital Marketing. In Laura`s career, she has worked with big corporations like Hermes and Michelin, where she successfully developed brand awareness, implemented brand campaigns, and coordinated teams and projects across different countries. Laura has strong interpersonal and analytical skills, she guarantees that the projects she is involved with are properly managed and implemented correctly.
Laura loves to try new things, foods, cultures, and challenge herself. On the weekends, you can find her at a winery, on the bike trail, hiking, or doing yoga.

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