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   Malcolm Elvey ...the principal partner
    A seasoned entrepreneur with a strong global track record, Malcolm Elvey brings to his clients a rational, results-driven approach in building the fundamentals for success: business strategy, financing and company structure. His pragmatism is the result of nearly four decades of entrepreneurial and academic experience in over 10 countries.
As senior executive of several companies in the U.S. and abroad, Elvey has demonstrated his vision in leveraging technology to gain a competitive advantage. He has used computers and technology to drive the success of numerous pioneering business concepts, including warehouse clubs, off-price retailing and industry consolidations. His strengths are in astute analysis and evaluation of concepts, coupled with the ability to introduce and mentor exceptional management. In his consultancy, Elvey taps a wide network of powerful domestic and international contacts--essential in today's global economy.

Highlights from Elvey's international business career include:

  • serving on the Boards of Directors at The Children’s Place, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), a leading specialty retailer of high quality, value-priced apparel and accessories for children; and PowerHouse Technologies Group (PWHT), the developer of MIGO software (www.migosoftware.com
  • Founder and Vice-Chairman of QLIMO, a NY ground transportation company.
  • Adjudicator of business plans on the "High Technology Marketing and Entrepreneurship" course at Columbia Business School since 1999.
  •  Founder and former Chairman of Esquire Communications Ltd., the nation's largest court reporting and legal services company.
  • Involved with numerous Internet companies as either Founder, Director, or Advisor.
  • From 1985-87, Director of ADT Ltd., a publicly traded international service industry conglomerate, that is today part of TYCO.
  • Director and a Founder of SACCA (South African Chamber of Commerce in America)
  • CEO of Metro Cash and Carry from 1970-75, a publicly held South African company that today is a $7 billion global company operating 400 warehouses in 13 countries. In 1976 0pened Jetro Cash & Carry in Brooklyn which was the precursor of the warehouse club phenomenon in the US.
Elvey is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he was also a member of the faculty in finance and business policy.

Elvey has been active in the leadership of The Young President's Organization and the World President's Organization since 1973. He is an active supporter of various philanthropic organizations, Director and former Chairman of the Finance Committee of The Friends of Bezalel, Israel's National Academy of Arts &Design. An avid squash player, Elvey served as Chairman of the US Masters Squash Teams in 1997 at the Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Malcolm Elvey
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Matthew Elvey
Elvey is an independent consultant, advising international clients on technical issues, as well as a Founding Partner and the CTO of Collaborative Capital. Since leaving Yale University with a Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering Degree, he has worked for Goldman Sachs and Find/SVP in New York, and Sigaba in San Francisco. He has consulted for Silicon Reef (now Reef) - a major web site and web software developer and Internet strategy firm, NIA - a medical database firm, Infotrieve - the leading Internet-based research vortal, and Silicon Summit - a leading FIX financial technology firm. I.T Department review and Strategic Plan development at Infotrieve followed code recovery and administration work at Silicon Summit. At Sigaba and Reef, he developed rich, scalable web site architectures. Working with Goldman, his responsibilities included the development and maintenance of technical architecture, accounting systems and systems that perform risk assessment. At Find/SVP he managed and led multidisciplinary teams of technologists and business managers. He developed integrated business systems architectures, including custom-developed accounting and billing process systems, enhanced Database, Network and Application performance and robustness. He has developed intuitive GUI designs and managed multinational, multilingual, distributed web site architectures. Elvey's 20 years of hands-on technical business experience is broad and deep.

Matthew Elvey
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