Leadership

Richard J. (RJ) Valentine

Chairman and CEO

Richard J. (RJ) Valentine, Chairman and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor with 18 successful exits and more than a dozen operating companies. RJ’s vision directs all aspects of EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives’ development.

RJ has founded, built and sold market leaders in diverse industries, including insurance, automotive services, hospitality, business services and more. Among his notable successes:

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Jeremiah Gray

COO

Jeremiah Gray, COO, leverages a career that spans sales and management, environmental-focused institutional finance and private equity as one of the founding partners of EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives.

After successfully leading an enterprise sales division of Experian Marketing Services in 2007, Jeremiah transitioned to private equity and wealth management with Allen Partners in New York City. There he attained Series 7 and 66 licensing and helped structure a wealth management platform focused on public and private placement investment opportunities in green technologies and alternative energy. Jeremiah was instrumental in advising and raising capital for several green venture funds including Sail Capital Ventures and for developing an investment philosophy that linked corporate financial performance to environmental sustainability and social responsibility. He maintains that focus to this day.

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Peter Lake

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lake, CFO, is Chief Financial Officer of Global Business Funding Group and RJ Valentine’s MBA Group of Companies. Since 1986, he has helped RJ achieve his many entrepreneurial successes. Among these successes are current operating companies Impact Power Technologies, Impact Safety Systems and EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives.

In his more than 25 years as a business owner, consultant and CFO, Peter has worked with more than 50 different entrepreneurial businesses throughout the United States and England. These have included start-up situations, high growth development, mergers and acquisitions.

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Alan Braverman

Chief Investment Officer

Alan Braverman, Chief Information Officer, is an investment analyst, entrepreneur and senior manager who, with RJ Valentine, is co-founder of Global Business Funding Group and its portfolio companies. On Wall Street, Alan was ranked #1 Analyst by the Wall Street Journal and named to Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America Research Team.”

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