Hugh Austin, Chief Executive Officer
For the past 30 years Mr. Austin has helped small publicly traded companies realize exponential growth. Prior to Valhalla Venture Group, Mr. Austin’s experience includes over 30 years of marketing, investment, and venture capital. In the last 10 years, Mr. Austin has been CEO of Imperial Consulting Network Inc., a financial communications company and investment firm specializing in microcap public companies. He was also Chief Operating Officer of Idea Alley, a boutique Long Island venture capital fund that invested in several internet start-ups focused on technology infrastructure and applications.
John Austin, President, Strategic Development
Prior to joining Valhalla Venture Group, John was Managing Director at Three Knights Capital, Inc. where he specialized in small cap investor relations as well as developing marketing strategies for public companies. Preceding his tenure at Three Knights Capital, John was a marketing analyst at Institutional Analyst Inc., an independent investment research firm where he became experienced in financial research, venture capital, institutional investing, private placements, private equity and corporate development.
Ken Kopf, Senior Advisor
Mr. Kopf brings over 30 years of business experience, focused on technology and the advertising world. He has amassed a wealth of experience in services such as internet marketing, advertising, design, and sales. His expertise includes major Madison Avenue firms like Young and Rubicam, where Mr. Kopf spent ten years of his career. In 1980, he founded KZS Advertising, a full-service regional advertising and marketing firm with an exceptionally strong core competency in technology, media and marketing consulting. Throughout his career, Mr. Kopf was instrumental in developing and servicing such clients as Frito Lay, G.E., Eastern Airlines, NEC, Computer Associates, North Fork Bank, Cablevision/Lightpath and Philips Medical Systems, now Philips Healthcare.
Danielle Blackwell, VP, Strategic Sales & Marketing
Ms. Blackwell brings over 10 years of wide ranging experience in conference production, event planning, digital marketing, social media marketing, and branding with a highly successful track record planning, producing, and managing over 500 high-profile events, conferences, weddings and other multi-platform promotional parties.
Dennis O’Neill, VP, Strategic Sales & Marketing
Mr. O’Neill brings decades of sales and marketing experience to the SCN Team. Prior to his tenure at SCN, Mr. O’Neill worked at V Finance, SoftBank, Advanced Equities, and Madison securities where he specialized in Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Investor Relations, Public Relations , and Investment Banking(Private Equity,Venture capital, Debt, IPO, Reverse Mergers) REG A IPOs.