Washington DC, February 4, 2015
Risk Cooperative, a leading strategy, risk and capital management firm, today announced a newly appointed advisory board. Members include Jacqueline Grapin, Guy Spier, George Molokal, Alejandro Brito, and Juan Verde, all leading experts in their respective fields. The advisory board will serve to provide strategic guidance on the company’s vision and business strategy.
“As Risk Cooperative continues to grow and build a global presence, we are honored to announce the formation of our Advisory Board,” said Dante Disparte, CEO and Founder of Risk Cooperative. “These individuals are experts in their respective fields, and bring years of experience and diversity that will serve as an invaluable resource as Risk Cooperative builds a diversified professional services firm.”
Risk Cooperative was formed on the basis of what people and firms would do in a world without risk. By putting a fixed price on risk and uncertainty, risk management and insurance can be a catalyst for growth rather than a cost. Our strategy, risk and investment practices are held together by this belief. Our advisory board shares this view and with their guidance we are well positioned to achieve our mission, where profit and purpose are not in conflict.
Risk Cooperative advisors include:
Jacqueline Grapin is Founder and Co-Chair of the Board of The European Institute, and Publisher of European Affairs, the on-line publication of The European Institute. She is an economist and an expert in European integration and transatlantic economic and strategic issues. Prior to her current role as founder and co-chair, she was president of The European Institute. During her career, she has held various prominent positions with a focus on economics and foreign trade. In addition, she is a noted author as well as a Commandeur in the French Legion of Honor.
Guy Spier is a Zurich based investor and author of the best-selling book The Education of a Value Investor. He has managed Aquamarine Fund since 1997, an investment partnership inspired by and styled after the original 1950’s Buffett partnerships. Prior to starting Aquamarine Fund, Spier worked as an investment banker in New York, and as a management consultant in London and Paris. Mr. Spier completed his MBA at the Harvard Business School, class of 1993, and holds a First Class degree in PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics) from Oxford University. Upon graduating, he was co-awarded the George Webb Medley prize for the best performance in that year in economics.
George Molokal serves as the CEO of ALCOR Capital and Asset Management. He has handled more than 30 cross border investment transactions from the U.S. to India and other emerging markets from 2004-2010. Aside from his special expertise in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, Mr. Molakal is involved in private equity and venture capital transactions, executing billion dollar buyout transactions. A sought after speaker, he has led engagements at the Euro Summit, as well as various industry forums around the world including the Indo American Chamber of Commerce. He is also a Fellow of Ashoka Innovators for the Public, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School and alumni of Oxford University.
Alejandro Brito is President of the Brito Develop Group (BDG), and over the past twenty years has overseen the design, construction, development and overall management of over 1,500 luxury housing units throughout the Caribbean. Mr. Brito also served as President of the National Home Builders Association, Puerto Rico chapter, having just finished a two year tenure, as well as served for the Puerto Rico Governor’s Advisory Council for the Construction Industry. Mr. Brito has a wealth of knowledge in real estate development, construction and complex project management. He is a graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics and holds a masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.
Juan Verde is the founder of Veritia, a Spanish advisory firm, and also serves as a Senior Partner of U.S. consultancy firm Mapa Group. Mr. Verde focuses on providing business and political advice on strategy, sustainability and globalization to governments, institutions and corporations. Mr. Verde currently serves on the Government of Lithuania’s International Advisory Committee, as well as many corporate boards including, Abengoa Bioenergy S.A., Sovereign Bank N.A., and Andian Energy Corp. He has extensive experience in the political, business and strategy domains, having worked with governments and corporations around the globe. Mr. Verde holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, and was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute fellow.
Further information about Risk Cooperative’s inaugural advisory board is available here.
About Risk Cooperative
Risk Cooperative is a specialized strategy, risk and capital management firm founded around the question of what people would do in a world without risk? With this guiding principle, Risk Cooperative addresses the most pressing strategic questions of market expansion and innovation, strives to remove risk from management decisions and works to level the playing field for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the capital markets. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., alongside the American Security Project, Risk Cooperative stands on three often separate disciplines of strategy, risk and investment, bringing them together as a part of our methodology to unlock value from risk. Founded in 2014 by a team of risk, strategy and capital management executives, Risk Cooperative operates across a wide range of industries helping them gain access to global markets and innovate. Risk Cooperative is a licensed brokerage across the full spectrum of risk and insurance solutions. To learn more visit www.riskcooperative.com
Andres Franzetti, CRM
Managing Partner and Founding Member