Througout his career as a finance executive, Ray Mathieu has combined financial acumen, managerial expertise, and good business judgement to the challenges and opportunities of different industries including private equity, banking, REIT’s commercial real estate finance, and mortgage banking. Ray has served in the capacity of Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for Providence Equity Partners, one of the world’s preeminent private equity firms that focus on the communications, media, and technology sectors. During his tenure, Providence Equity grew it’s assets under management from $220 million to more than 20 billion, expanded into distressed debt and fixed income funds, and opened offices in London, New York City, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and New Delhi.
Dana Bucin is an attorney practicing in the areas of international business transactions, corporate and business services, and immigration law at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.’ a law firm with offices in Hartford, Middletown and New Haven, CT. Prior to her legal career, Dana worked in international business matters at an international port facility in Venezuela and as an Export Assistant for a Romania manufacturer and exporter. A recognized leader in her feild; she has been listed as a 2011 and 2012 Rising Star by the Super Lawyers Magazine and among the 2010 Women in Law High Achievers by the CT Law Tribune. She is fluent in Spanish, French, and Romanian with a basic knowledge; of Italian, German, Hungarian and Latin. Ms. Bucin is admitted to the bar in the State of CT, State of NY and the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. from Boston University, where she studied abroad at the Universite Jean Moulin Lyon III, Institute de Droit Compare, Lyon, France. Ms. Bucin obtained her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Theodore Bulow as Chairman of Asia Projects Group, and Managing Director of Great Eastern ltd, Ted has been active in China since 1978. During that time he worked with Rong Yiren and wrote the first business plan for CITIC which went on to become the largest state owned/public company in China. Ted served on the board of Citic Beijing for three years and was instrumental in bringing more than 30 fortune 50 companies into China. During his thirty plus years in China he completed more than 300 joint ventures and financing. He represented companies such as Exxon, Beatrice, Bowater Paper, Bendix, PepsiCo, Sears, Kmart, Nortel, Sprint, Hyundai, General Motors and Mitsui Trust. He also initiated JV conversions for many State Owned Enterprises. In the 1980’s he assisted China in its work with the US Department of Commerce to obtain a nuclear Cyclotron and atom splitter for peaceful development. He is an accomplished bridge player and has had several opportunities to play bridge with China’s Chairman Deng. Today there are more than 3200 chicken roasting stands in China that are owned by individual Chinese Entrepreneurs. These businesses were started with one $3000 grant from Ted. Prior to his work in China Ted worked in the Middle East as Senior Vice President for PepsiCo providing housing for major projects such as Jubal, King Khalid Military Community, Sana’a Military City, Saudi Arabia Air force HQ an Dimas refugee city in Syria. Prior to working for PepsiCo he worked for Seagram distillers for many years and left as Vice president of Marketing.
George Meyers, past Senior Vice President of Cassidy & Associates and President of the George Meyers Groups is recognized as one of the most accomplished business leaders in, Washington, DC. having achieved financial success on behalf of numerous clients. He has over 25 years of extensive hands-on experience working in the federal government and in government affairs. He possesses an in-depth understanding of federal government acquisition and the legislative process. He is equally experienced in navigating Washington political environment and is a recognized expert in business development, international trade and federal marketing. A guest lecturer on acquisition policy; he has spoken before numerous corporate groups on the topic of doing business with the federal government. He has written many articles on shaping and winning business in the federal government and continues to be a force in Washington.