2020 saw demand for crowdfunding spike, and it has not slowed down as we enter 2021. The demand for FanVestor’s all-in-one crowdfunding platform supporting securities raises, product launches and charitable sweepstakes is reaching an all-time high from celebrities and their management teams. To support this demand, seasoned investor relations professional Derwin Wallace has been named Director of Crowdfunding Campaigns and Account Management, the announcement was made today by company CEO Michael Golomb.
Wallace is charged with leading the success of the crowdfunding campaigns for the celebrity projects on the FanVestor platform.
“Derwin brings to FanVestor a vast range of investor relations expertise,” comments Golomb. “His experience in raising capital, successfully working with investors at all levels, as well as fostering invaluable relationships with the financial media and analyst community, make him the perfect candidate to join FanVestor’s rapidly expanding team.”
Wallace is the founder of Cannabis Investor Magazine and HempCBD Investor Magazine, the most respected publication in the cannabis/CBD investment community. Previously, he headed up CannaIR, LLC, where he assisted cannabis, hemp, and CBD companies in raising capital via Reg. CF, Reg. A+, Reg. D, and IPO.
Wallace boasts over 16 years of investor relations experience at top U.S. companies, including Home Depot, Cox Communications, First Data, and ResCare. His extensive experience targeting and communicating with institutional investors, accredited investors, family offices, non-accredited investors, research analysts, and the financial media will be critical to helping FanVestor’s clients reaching and exceeding their fundraising goals.
He holds an MBA with a Concentration in Finance, and a Certificate in Financial Analysis from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DeVry University. Previously, he held Series 7 and 63 licenses as a stockbroker/capital markets analyst at Chatfield Dean Investment Bankers.
FanVestor offers an all-in-one crowdfunding investment, commerce, and charity sweepstakes platform designed specifically to meet the needs of celebrities. Founded by Michael Golomb, an innovator in the world of business and fintech, FanVestor’s robust technology platform will allow current and former athletes, media and music celebrities, fashion icons, and artists to leverage their influence by offering their fans an opportunity to participate in their latest projects or charitable initiatives. The company’s leadership team and Board of Directors is highlighted by COO Larry Namer, founder of E! Entertainment, and also includes former News Corp. executive Marty Pompadur, former CEO of Warner Brothers Music, Phil Quartararo, and former President of Korea Telecom, Yung Kim, and several other successful executives.