Dave Gentry, M.A. RedChip Companies President and CEO
Dave Gentry received his Masters of Education from the University of Florida in 1993. He co-founded the First Amendment Coalition, an independent, nonprofit, collegiate-based student organization, in 1994 and received national and international attention for his work in defending free-speech rights on college campuses. In 1996, he was the Republican nominee for the United States House of Representatives in the 5th District of Florida.
He is a published writer and has appeared on numerous radio talk shows, including Voice of America. He has been a consultant to over 300 public companies and assisted dozens of public companies in the uplisting and capital raise process. In 2012 he founded The RedChip Money Report™, a weekly cable TV financial news show broadcasted weekly in 34 million homes. He has been interviewed by CNBC on multiple occasions and has also appeared on Fox Business News. He has been a presenter at the New York Society of Security Analysts , Deal Flow Media conferences, and other small-cap conferences. He has rung the NASDAQ bell on three occasions representing RedChip Companies. In 2011, he was honored by INC Magazine as the CEO of one of the fastest growing private companies in America. RedChip Companies Inc. was ranked as the fastest growing privately held investor relations firm in the United States.
Jon Cunningham Vice President and Director of IR
Prior to joining RedChip Companies, Mr. Cunningham was a registered investment advisor for the Principal Financial Group and held series 7, 52, 63, and 65 licenses, as well as life and health insurance licenses. Prior to joining Principal, Mr. Cunningham was a stockbroker for Olde Discount Corporation. Earlier in his career Mr. Cunningham managed the Midwest Division of Quality Assurance for Amtrak in Chicago. In his spare time, he enjoys running.
Paul Resnik, CFA Equity Research Consultant
Mr. Resnik is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Registered Supervisory Analyst with over 40 years of research and management experience. Prior to joining RedChip, he served as Chief Market Strategist and Supervisory Analyst at Olympia Capital Markets Group. Previously, he was Director of Research and Supervisory Analyst at Dutton Associates. He has also served as Senior Vice President at Smith Barney. At its predecessor firm, Shearson Lehman Brothers, Mr. Resnik advised equity research analysts as a member of the Lehman Brothers Equity Research Department Investment Policy Committee. He was Director of Equity Research Marketing at E.F. Hutton and has also served in research capacities at Paine Webber and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Resnik graduated from Hobart College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a member of the CFA Institute.
Thomas Pfister Director of Research
Mr. Pfister is a Level II CFA Candidate and has spent the last five years researching and writing on emerging growth companies in a variety of industries, including metals and mining, oil and gas, technology, software and emerging market stocks. Thomas Pfister earned his B.S. degree in Finance summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida and is a member of the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa.
Mike Bowdoin Vice President of Sales
Prior to joining RedChip in 2010, Mr. Bowdoin was active in project financing through roles at two boutique lending firms. He previously worked for five years as the Vice President of Sales for an executive recruiting firm in the mortgage banking sector. Prior to that, he served seven years in various capacities at an investor relations firm, including four years as Vice President of Sales and two years as Director of Investor Relations. Mr. Bowdoin previously held several accounting positions, including accounting manager, finance manager and controller, in multiple industries. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and his fifth-year CPA requirements from Florida Southern College.
Paul Kuntz Communications Director
Mr. Kuntz brings over 15 years of investor relations experience to RedChip. Prior to joining RedChip, Mr. Kuntz served as Managing Director of Lead Summit Advisers, a boutique management consulting firm, where he directed the development and implementation of comprehensive financial communication programs for emerging growth companies in various sectors. He previously served as operations manager for Clear Beverage Corp., a start-up children’s beverage manufacturer, where he was primarily involved in the capital-raising process for the company’s first two rounds of financing. Prior to that, Mr. Kuntz was Vice President of SAC Financial Services, a Las Vegas-based investor relations firm, where he developed communication strategies for a large roster of NASDAQ, NYSE Amex, and OTC companies. Mr. Kuntz attended Pennsylvania State University.
Tre Vega Marketing Specialist
M. Tre Vega III, V.P. of Corporate Finance, is the President and CEO of Value Capital, a private equity consulting firm. He has spent over 18 years in the financial services arena and more than 13 years working with several Investment Banking companies. He was licensed with the Investment Management Group of USAA, and as a Syndicate broker with Bear Stearns, one of the world’s largest institutional firms on Wall Street. Mr. Vega is also the Director of Corporate Finance for several public and private companies, Mr. Vega founded his own brokerage firm, Atlantic Pacific, which he later sold to National Capital. Since then, he has assisted several companies in going public through Initial Public offerings, reverse mergers and Alternative Public Offerings. He sits on the advisory board of an SEC compliance Edgar filing company called Issuer Direct (ticker symbol ISDR), which currently services 800+ publicly traded companies and is one of the many publicly traded companies that he has assisted in going public. Mr. Vega holds degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Texas.
John Welch IT Director
Prior to joining RedChip, Mr. Welch developed applications for a $5 billion/year mortgage banker and was a programmer with the Ohio state software development team for Ohio schools' accounting systems. In addition to his experience in the IT field, Mr. Welch held engineering positions in the plastic injection molding industry, included co-founding Spectrum Design Group Inc., a full-service engineering design firm. Mr. Welch joined RedChip Companies in September 2007, and he oversees all IT and computer operations of the company and maintains its corporate website: RedChip.com. Mr. Welch earned his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana and has completed extensive course work in software development.
Gary McKenzie Host RedChip Radio
Mr. McKenzie started developing an interest in radio as a boy, helping his father build and operate the family radio station WJRM in Troy, North Carolina. His experience in the media industry ranges from setting up recording studios in Hollywood for Frank Sinatra, The Mamas and Papas, and The Beach Boys to news anchor positions on most of the major radio networks and now host of a daily network financial talk program.
Gary's radio experience includes executive positions at top-rated stations in New York, hometown Los Angeles, and Miami. He has founded two business radio stations in Washington, D.C., was morning anchor at RKO, America's first satellite delivered radio network and also sat in the anchor chair at CBS, NBC, and Mutual networks. He now hosts RedChip Small-Cap Radio on our New York and Phoenix radio networks.
JP Yoo Managing Director RedChip Korea
Mr. Yoo began his finance career as a research analyst in the Private Client and Wealth Management Department of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (NYSE: OPY) He specialized in all matters related to publicly traded companies on the NYSE, NASDAQ, and AMEX, with a focus on creating unique customized solutions for executives and directors of publicly traded companies in both the United States and overseas.
Then Mr. Yoo later relocated to Korea to take an offer to work as a money manager in the treasury department of Hyundai LCD.
In 2007 Mr. Yoo co-founded Vitamin Depot in Korea where he managed the company's corporate finances as its CFO.
He earned a B.A in Finance from Baruch College at The City University of New York.
Kevin Choi Marketing Specialist
Prior to joining RedChip, Mr. Choi served as CEO of Good & I Investment Management and C & Rich Holdings. Previously, he held senior management positions at KTRD Co., Samsung Capital, and Samsung JP Morgan Investment & Trust Management. Mr. Choi holds an M.A. and a B.A. in International Economics from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul.
OkSoo Park Managing Director of RedChip Korea
Mr. Park began his professional career as a reporter for ChonNam newspaper in Korea, where he spent over 10 years there. During that time, he was very politically active in the State of Chonranamdo. He served the State of Chonranamdo as a special advisor and as a member of the Elective Assembly. After his career as a reporter, he started working in the construction and real estate industry in Korea. Mr. Park worked very closely with the State of Chonranamdo and many major construction and development companies on various high-profile projects in the region. His major focus was on important municipal projects, and he was heavily involved in municipal finance and development aspects. He has served as a director of various major construction companies and real estate development companies in Korea.
Mr. Park earned a degree in Oriental Medicine and currently has a license to practice.