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Intellisys has built a diversified portfolio management platform for middle market growth equity investments across the United States. Our team brings experience sourcing powerful business models with strong teams, performing rigorous due diligence, generating value through competitive insight, and coaching operational execution.
Intellisys is an owner and manager alongside Mainstreet Investment LP, an investment fund formed to issue the first digital token security in the world backed by real assets and providing concrete investment returns to shareholders. We intend to provide differentiated opportunities that are not available through traditional investment markets.
Intellisys is committed to setting a new standard for the management of digital securities. Transparency, governance and fiduciary responsibility are at the heart of what we do, which is why we've partnered with the best legal and accounting minds globally to fulfill this promise.
Our team brings a wide network of relationship and deep expertise in financial services, manufacturing, and service industries. Our emphasis on positive relationships extends to regulators, where we seek to ensure rigorously compliance as virtual currencies and blockchain-based businesses evolve into a core role in the global economy.
We leverage our network to identify companies with stable and growing cash flow, simple business models, and strong management teams. The Intellisys team applies new thinking and relentless hard work to find opportunities outside the radar of traditional institutional investors. We actively generate returns through competitive insight, product innovation, and operational efficiency. Our team respects the role of founders of our portfolio companies, and goes beyond bringing capital to enable sales opportunities, introduce talented people, and actively contribute to owners’ and our investor’s success.
Intellisys has created a key set of criteria for investments in companies with significant growth opportunities and management resources to support the acquisition platform.
- Strong competitive advantages and market position
- No succession plan (single owner)
- Experienced management team
- Significant growth potential via market expansion and/or acquisition
We bring particular expertise adding value where successful single owner businesses are seeing the next generation of leadership or stage in the company’s growth.
In the current environment of low interest rates and limited investment returns, we intend to outperform indices and provide non-correlated returns through actively enhancing competitive strategy, operational efficiency, and financial structure of successful middle market companies.
Founder and CEO
Since 2004, Mr. Granger has successfully built large teams in banking, real estate, construction, and private equity. Recently he led a four-year joint venture partnership with AIG equating to a $405 Million equity commitment in a $2 Billion real estate development platform for First & Main™ senior living as SVP of The Granger Group.
Founder and CTO
Mr. Shrem is a Bitcoin Pioneer, founder of the Bitcoin Foundation (Vice-Chairman 2012- 2014) & former CEO of BitInstant, one of the earliest and largest Bitcoin companies processing 30% of all Bitcoin/USD volume. Recently, Mr. Shrem has developed joint ventures between traditional finance companies and Bitcoin companies such as Payza.com.
Kevin Hobbs is the CEO of Vanbex Group and oversees project deployment and operational strategy. As part of Intellisys, Kevin oversees the development and marketing efforts.
Nicola Minichiello is a Project Manager with the Vanbex Group. He comes from an extensive background in IT and has worked on several Blockchain projects such as Storj, Factom, and Synereo. He oversees the marketing channels and community outreach.
Brandon is Chief of Communications at the Vanbex Group and has worked at mainstream news outlets as part of his journalism career. He oversees all the communications and documentation.
Mr. Lehman is a fintech investor and operating advisor, who has sourced investments and guided execution in numerous ventures and growth equity companies. Previously Mr. Lehman was EVP, Global Product Development and Operations (CIO) at Experian and held officer positions at Barclays, Citigroup, Thomson Reuters, and Microsoft.
Mr. Puey is CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz, the leading single-sign-on security platform for blockchain technology and decentralized applications. Airbitz has won accolades including being one of the top 3 mobile apps for bitcoin in the 2014 Blockchain Awards and being voted in the 'Top 50 FinTech Companies to Watch' by AlwaysOn Inc.
Mr. Kenna is the Founder and CEO of Tradehill, the first US Bitcoin Exchange, an investor specializing in start-ups, and an entrepreneur at heart. In addition to Tradehill, Jered also owns 20Mission, a “Hacker Hotel” and startup accelerator in the Mission District of San Francisco as well as 20mission Brewing in Medellin, Colombia.
Mr. Holzinger is the Asset Manager at JetLevel and General Manager for NEFT Vodka. Mr. Holzinger has 10 years’ unique experience in aviation in general and with special focus on management. He has developed a new business concept of aircraft acquisition, financing and managing $250M in assets.
Ms. Cheng is the founder of The Vanbex Group, one of the largest full service Blockchain consultancy groups and Etherparty. Previously, Ms. Cheng led Communications for Ethereum and Business Development for Mastercoin and currently serves on the Blockchain Committee with the Standards Council of Canada.
Mr. Mazzola has extensive qualifications in financial sales, project planning, and documentation. He is experienced in evaluating business and purchasing opportunities with 20 years experience in financial analysis, sales and customer service.
Daniel Winters owns Global Tax Accountants, which specializes in cryptocurrency tax & accounting and international tax issues. Daniel advises multiple blockchain startups and is a frequent speaker at conferences. Daniel also created a course for CPAs about Bitcoin tax issues.