Zenviba Ventureprises

We Invest in People and Ideas               Innovation Does Not Respect Tradition, and Neither Do We               We are Venture Capitalists, Venture Philanthropists, Social Entrepreneurs and Global Advisors that Bring Meaning to Investing               Innovation Without Purpose is an Empty Exercisee

Zenviba Ventureprises

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Meet Our Team

"Most of the problems in the world today are the direct result of a fundamental lack of respect.
We have no respect for our fellow mankind, nature or national sovereignty.
We fundamentally reject anything that gives a person or
entity unnatural dominion over another"
- Zenviba Chairman Gregory S. Daniel.


Gregory S. Daniel

About our Founder
& Chairman

Gregory S. Daniel is a free-spirited independent thinker, international financier, entrepreneur, activist, philanthropist and patron of the arts. Mr. Daniel is the Chief Architect of the House of Zenviba and serves as the Chairman & CEO of the Zenviba Ventureprises, as well as Chairman & Evangelists of all Zenviba Portfolio Companies. Greg is a charismatic leader, consummate rainmaker and creative dealmaker that brings 30 years of experience in the global capital markets, corporate finance, real estate, and risk management.

This Wall Street veteran and former NYSE Principal has participated in transactions in excess of $100 Billion on 4 continents, created several companies, managed investment portfolios, orchestrated 12 IPO's, helped shape FDIC and OCC investment regulations and worked with the US Treasury Department CDFI Fund and SBA where he advocated and drafted federal legislation that provided $300 Million in funding for small businesses that created 10,000 jobs and a $2 Billion economic impact in underserved communities.

Mr. Daniel is a Director of FAU Tech Runway and Center for Enterprise Opportunity and is active in the ACG, Gold Coast Venture Capital Association, BDB of Palm Beach and Palm Beach Tech Association. Greg previously served as Chair of Palm Beach School District Office of Inspector General Audit Committee, Member of City of West Palm Beach Independent Audit Committee and a Director of the Boy Scouts, as well as a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Boca Raton and Central Palm Beach.

During his distinguished career, Mr. Daniel has served as a senior executive for leading brokerage houses and money center banks and cultivated deep roots in his vast international network of corporate executives, entrepreneurs, premier families, sovereign wealth funds and senior government officials to whom he remains a trusted advisor and liaison. Greg earned a BS in Business Administration from United States International University (now known as Alliant International University), San Diego, California.


Zenviba & Company

Anthony Babatunde Akinyede

Anthony Babatunde Akinyede is a Zenviba Venture Partner and brings 30 years of experience in startup development, operations, marketing, negotiating counter-trade agreements, cultivating new trading partners and markets for EX/IM of raw materials, manufactured and finished products. Mr. Akinyede was born into a politically prominent family in Nigeria and maintains deep relationships with senior government officials, business leaders and partners in the West African region. Tony is the founder of African American Think Tank, an international advisory group focused on building a bridge between African and American entrepreneurs and executives. Tony received his primary education in London and earned his Master's in International Relations in 1986 and BS in 1985, both from United States International University (now known as Alliant International University).

Wolff J. Charles

Wolff J. Charles is the Treasurer and Compliance Officer of Zenviba Academy of Art and Science Inc. and brings 30 years of financial management experience. For the past 11 years, the Haitian born Mr. Charles served as the Director of Finance of non-profit Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches, Inc., where he designed their financial management system to ensure adequate internal controls and federal compliance. Previously, Wolff served as Senior Accountant of Palm Beach County School Readiness Coalition, Inc. where he administered a $40 million annual budget. Prior to relocating from New York City to Florida in 1996, Mr. Charles spent 10 years as a Senior Auditor in the Office of Auditor General NYC Board of Education and NYC Department of Youth Services. Mr. Charles earned a BS in Accounting from Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York.

Stuart D. Cooper

Stuart D. Cooper is a Zenviba Venture Partner and Chief Exploration Officer of CatapulTECH® Laboratories and brings 40 years of entrepreneurial experience and inventor of several highly disruptive technologies. Mr. Cooper designed computers and software for Hewlett Packard, Texas Instruments, and Verbatim including special function keys and hand-held financial calculators. Stuart has structured transactions that raised billions from private and public capital markets for 75 companies and is a respected CPA, author and consultant in the areas of Public Companies, Securities Regulatory Compliance, and Regulatory Compliance for Financial Institutions. He is a past member of AICPA, Florida Institute of CPAs and American Society of Business Appraisers. He is a former CFTC trader and Chicago Mercantile Exchange member. Stuart earned a BS in Commerce from De Paul University.

Connie Coopersmith

Connie Coopersmith is a Zenviba Venture Partner and brings 30 years of experience as an Emmy Award winning team member, winning writer, editor, TV producer and event planner that has served on the production teams for 4 major networks in live sports television and created original programming. Ms. Coopersmith has produced or orchestrated international forums, presidential inaugurals, debate prep, speeches, book tours, fundraisers, multi-laterals with foreign heads of state, live television venues and emergency visits to disaster regions. Since 1992, Connie has traveled to 5 continents on behalf of Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, First Lady & U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Clinton Foundation/Clinton Global Initiative, Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, and has executed special projects for U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Commerce, USO, NFL and Quincy Jones.

Moulay Rachid El Bekraoui

Moulay Rachid El Bekraoui is a Zenviba Venture Partner and brings 30 years of experience in quantitative analysis, as well as designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing electronic products. Born into a prominent family in Morocco, Mr. El Bekraoui maintains strong ties with senior governmental officials and Royal Families in the MENA region, where he has done business for many years. Rachid is a retired professional soccer player and coach that serves as Chairman of the Southwest Soccer Club. He has previously held senior engineering positions at Johnson Matthey and Caltrans working on the interstate highway system. Mr. El Bekraoui earned an MBA from National University in 1991 and BS in Civil Engineering from United States International University (now known as Alliant International University) in 1985.

Lia T. Gaines, Esq

Lia T. Gaines, Esq. is a Zenviba Venture Partner and President of Zenviba Benefit Corporation. Ms. Gaines is a public policy expert that brings 30 years of multi-million-dollar grants management, loan fund administration and portfolio management, sustainable economic development, community asset management, urban renewal, capacity building, job creation and training. Lia co-founded the Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (BLF) in 1996 and the Business & Economic Development & Revitalization Corporation, Inc. (BEDR) in 1992. In 2011, BLF and BEDR merged to create the Center for Enterprise Opportunity, the premier economic development agency in Florida. Ms. Gaines earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Howard University, Washington, DC in 1981 and a Juris Doctor (Virgil Hawkins Fellow) from Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida in 1987.

W. Spencer Harris

W. Spencer Harris, CPA is the CFO of the Zenviba Ventureprises Family Office and has managed the Office's financial affairs and partnered in investments since 1987. Mr. Harris brings 45 years of experience in accounting and finance in North, Central and South America. During the 1980's Savings & Loan crisis, Spencer served as Treasurer of the United States Financial Liquidation Trust Company, working closely with renowned law firms Fried Frank and O'Melveny & Meyers, he oversaw the liquidation of over $120 Million in assets. He started his career with Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now Ernst & Young) in 1968, where he worked on the high-profile mergers Singer and CBS. Spencer received his MBA from Golden Gate University in Taxation and BS in Business Administration from California State University at Los Angeles. He is a past Chapter President of BETA ALHPA PSI.

Rachel J. Hughes

Rachel J. Hughes is the volunteer Art Studio Program Manager of Zenviba Academy of Art and Science Inc. Ms. Hughes is the founder & CEO of Art Studio World, Inc. in 2007 and the creator of the proprietary Creative Holistic Art Integrated (CHAI)educational curriculum. Rachel is a 9/11 survivor who retired and relocated to Miami after spending 20 years as an executive in corporate multi-media, content development, educational publishing, advertising, marketing, communications, graphic and web design managing 100-member project teams in NYC, Philadelphia, DC and LA. Throughout her career she served as a volunteer teaching artist working with at-risk youth and served as Project Manager on urban renewal projects in Brooklyn. Rachel earned an AS in Fine Arts & Art Education from Cazenovia College, NY and BFA from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.

Tony R. McCray II

Tony R. McCray II is a Managing Director, tireless community organizer, creative economic development expert and consensus builder with many friends from Tallahassee to Capitol Hill who brings 40 years of experience in Fourth Sector public-private-philanthropic partnerships that have secured millions of dollars in Federal, State and Local grants for various projects. Mr. McCray is leading Rebuild Northwest Florida and RESTORE efforts and was instrumental in the Maritime Park Development. He has founded and directed many organizations including the REAP Summit, CDCs, CRAs, projects funded by HUD and U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency, National Center for Entrepreneurial Development at Florida A&M, West Palm Beach MBDC, and the Palm Beach Community Foundation. He earned a BS in History from Tuskegee Institute in 1972.

John William Templeton

John William Templeton is a Zenviba Venture Partner and President of Zenviba Academy of Art and Science Inc. Mr. Templeton is an award winning, nationally recognized economist, historian, demographer, and author of 53 books over his 40-year publishing career of eloquently speaking the truth to power. John is the recipient of 6 national journalism awards and was the California Black Chamber of Commerce 2016 Visionary Award winner. He is a regular contributor to The Hill, NYSSA, Today's Engineer, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and PRWeek. John is the creator of ReUNION educational curriculum, Co-Founder of National Black Business Month and the creator and curator of the California African-American Freedom Trail. John graduated with honors in journalism from the first freshman class of the Howard University School of Communications.


Strategic Partnerships

Water.org    Gold Coast    Emerge    Pipeline    FAU    Palm Beach Tech    Knight Foundation    The Miami Foundation    Center for Enterprise Opportunity    Policy Link    SBA    Business Center    UNESCO    Clinton Global Initiative    iTech    SFUSD    Aspire    Bayt Mal