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Brett Lipman Speaks at the Veloz Group

Brett Lipman, managing partner at Benchmark Holdings and Preylock Real Estate Holdings, came to speak to our interns Wednesday. He shared his journey from hedge fund analyst to investment banker to real estate investment to becoming an entrepreneur. Brett's Story Brett received his Bachelor's of Science in Finance from Yeshiva University, located in New York City. He then worked as an analyst at Highbridge Hedge Fund until the financial crisis. During the crisis, he went to Fordham University School of Law. While he did not want to be a lawyer, he decided to "hide out in the law library" and...Read More
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Gene Swank Speaks at the Veloz Group

Gene Swank, a self-described "serial entrepreneur," came to speak to interns at the Veloz Group this Monday and share his business wisdom. Gene spends his time working on his successful businesses, investing, or searching for a new business idea. He also has a background in telecommunications industry designing wireless routers and bridges. The Rise of a Serial Entrepreneur Gene graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a BSBA in Computer Informations Systems. He left the telecommunications industry around 2009 when the market was shrinking. Interested in assuring his financial security, he decided to start his own business. Many colleagues...Read More