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LEadership

You had the vision, took the leap, and sacrificed much in realizing what was once an idea. You’ve grown a unique business bolstered by a distinct culture with a team that has brought into that vision and will run thru a wall to defend it, but now you seek support in seeing your baby grow to its full potential, thus, the dawn of a new way, Eskaton.

Our team brings experience and relatability to every partnership. With an understanding of your catalyst for starting the business thru expectations of future potential, we work with you to unlock unimaginable success.

As operators ourselves, we’ve been in several different companies that can add value from supply chain to contract procurement and brand building. When you partner with Eskaton, you add an experienced and knowledgeable team of trusted and collaborative advisors.

We align interest and foster decision making between operators and Eskaton. Through minority or controlled equity ownership agreements, we help ensure meaningful value creation in our companies.

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Demek Adams
Sales

Leading Global Public Sectors' Financial Management Practice (Service Line), Mr. Adams is responsible for the growth strategy, solution and talent development across the Public Sector market.

Fred Greene III
Human Capital

Jeffrey Wright is the CEO of Gold Leaf Capital Partners, a boutique capital markets advisory firm focused on providing access to capital and advisory services for business owners and commercial real estate investors, founded in 2016. He oversees all advisory and operational aspects of the firm. Mr. Wright, a Chicago Native, has nearly 15 years of experience in financial services. As a team lead and senior commercial banker, he has originated, underwritten, managed and closed over 250 transactions.

He has advised clients across diverse sectors including; manufacturing, food services, business services, security management, environmental remediation, childcare, health care, and commercial real estate.

Mr. Wright graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in. International Business at Georgetown University, and earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He recently completed his Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Aubrey Gibson
General Counsel

Aubrey Gibson, Jr. is a corporate and private equity attorney with a practice focused on counseling companies and private equity firms on private investment funds, domestic and international transactions and corporate matters. Aubrey also founded MyVoluntier, which is a digital platform that manages community service and civic engagement for schools, nonprofits, administrators and students for free.

General Counsel Function for Knowledge:

Thorough due diligence is a requisite, we highlight actual and potential legal risks associated with rapid growth. Our counsel can deliver proper risk management in ways – and at costs – that outside legal resources cannot. In this way, legal representation can actually improve equity value: rather than being a necessary evil, legal counsel can be an integral part of growth objectives. Counsel can also provide value to clients in the traditional ways: drafting and negotiating large customer and vendor contracts and real estate or office leases, guiding human resources through difficult employee matters, ensuring the portfolio company’s compliance with regulations, and protecting a portfolio company’s intellectual property. Quite simply, our counsel can have a significant impact on the value of a client's scaling plans. We touch everything from diligence, investor relations, marketing materials to legal documents as we raise plan growth, and then everything from term sheets to definitive legal documents as we provide counsel and scale. We serve a large advisory and risk management role with our clients, we are involved in analyzing, structuring and determining whether any business decision is in the best interest of our client.

Jeff Wright
Finance

Jeffrey Wright is the CEO of Gold Leaf Capital Partners, a boutique capital markets advisory firm focused on providing access to capital and advisory services for business owners and commercial real estate investors, founded in 2016. He oversees all advisory and operational aspects of the firm. Mr. Wright, a Chicago Native, has nearly 15 years of experience in financial services. As a team lead and senior commercial banker, he has originated, underwritten, managed and closed over 250 transactions.

He has advised clients across diverse sectors including; manufacturing, food services, business services, security management, environmental remediation, childcare, health care, and commercial real estate.

Mr. Wright graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in. International Business at Georgetown University, and earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He recently completed his Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Tony Forte
Marketing

Tony Forte, has made a career of branding & marketing to youth and popular culture. As Founder & President of Fortell Communications, Silver Spoon Foundation, and also Vice President and Founding Partner of WOODstack Inc., Tony specializes in Brand ID, Brand Creation, Creative Storytelling, Experiential design, Consumer Engagement, and Narration.

Tony currently resides in New York and has been working in the fashion capital of the world for nearly 20 years. Mr. Forte started his career with Coca-Cola in Atlanta, followed by a shift to fashion working with Sean “Diddy” Combs. Upon his departure at Sean John, Forte worked with yet another highly acclaimed entertainment mogul, Russell Simmons before departing to growing emerging businesses within the industry leader in marketing to youth and sports culture, Nike, Inc. Tony would contribute nearly 10 years of cultural connectivity with Nike, Inc. before exploring entrepreneurial pastures by way of Fortell Communications and a partnership capacity with WOODstack Lifestyle Specialty boutiques, now with 9 stores in the NYC Tri-State area.