Ken Kopf, Chairman
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 intechnology, 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.
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.
Myron Landin, Senior Vice President
Seasoned business and financial executive, and certified public accountant. Significant positions held include senior manager with a (current) Big Four firm; Partner in a major regional accounting firm; President, CFO and board member of an entrepreneurial telecommunications public company; Chairman/CFO and founder of a private telecommunications company; business advisor and consultant in mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and restructurings; business plans, private placement memoranda preparation and SEC/Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Self-motivated, resourceful and independent. Effective at identifying and aligning interests of disparate groups to accomplish defined goals and objectives.
Anthony Aliscio, Finance
Specializing in advanced equity transactions as well as providing finance operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change. As former senior manager of Ernst & Young, Mr. Aliscio was responsible for preparing technical research position papers for a variety of national and global clients, including Cannon, Arrow Electronics, Westwood One, Trintion Media. Mr. Aliscio has over 30 years of entrepreneurial business experience in the small business arena as well as developmental stage entities. As a senior accountant at KPMG his clients included Cablevision, Computer Associates and Pall Corporation.
John Austin, 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 investor 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.
Mark Kutch, Creative Officer
Mark is a dynamic, creative entrepreneur who brings over 30 years of experience spanning marketing, internet, advertising, design, sales and digital media. He's worked for major firms including; Hill Holiday, Arnold & Company and Mullen Advertising, Greenstone Roberts and KZS Austin. He started several in-house design/creative suites in companies as he saw this a growing trend in the creative services field.
He’s garnered several awards including a design and innovation award for 1800Flowers, Inc., annual report and Twinlabs label system. Mark founded several startups including Creative Pet Marketing (winstonfetch) a pet retail marketing coop which he grew to $60+million in aggregated sales and over 70 manufacturers including P&G, Colgate-Palmolive, Mars and Nestle. Mr. Kutch has founded and built a healthstyle brand where he envisioned the concept and all the verticals to scale the brand. He also built the brand from the ground up including all the products, website, social media program and all marketing development.
Mark has designed and built many websites for a host of companies including B2B and B2C. He has also been involved in project management building IT platforms including scalability and performance.
Damon Roberts, Director & Television Host
Damon Roberts is a Radio, Television & Infomercial host, seen on major networks across the country, including NBC in New York, Direct TV and Dish Network, Pursuit Channel on Direct TV and numerous other Direct Response advertisements.
Since 2009 he has been the host of Wide World of Stocks, a paid programming infomercial that has been seen in 50+ million homes, including showings on NBC, ABC in New York, and nationally on America One and ION.
Besides his WWOS hosting duties, Mr Roberts has pitched numerous products in the Direct Response, 30 minute infomercial market and has starred in many 30 sec and 1 minute commercials.
Mr. Roberts also served as Chief Executive Officer, and President of Sports Internet Solutions Inc. a comprehensive sports media company, where his focus on content creation, direct sales to consumers, strengthening of the product line and improved operational efficiency, and execution led to significant company growth from 2005 to 2013.
He was instrumental in the start-up and growth of that business into a national presence, implementing the framework for business processes and growth that allowed the firm to grow while servicing the needs of its clients. From 2007 – 2011, Damon created and hosted the nationally televised GameTime Info, a football pre- game show.
Mr. Roberts earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 1994 from Hofstra University.