Today, in partnership with my colleagues, I run a company called LineofCredit.AI.As you may have noticed, we provide lines of credit to various investors with entrepreneurial projects.Prior to this position, I was the CEO of Arcadia Group: An investment firm that invests in various real estate transactions through Americas.Today, I’m an investor in early stage tech companies, a financial consultant, interested in real estate developments as well enjoy shares of fortune 500 companies.
The truth is, I didn't start here. I used to be a marketing guy working for big technology companies (Bell, Dell, IBM, SAP, etc.) both as an employee and later as a consultant.
I got into real estate investing because I needed to figure out ways of creating additional sources of income to support my family.
I came to the conclusion that employer/employee loyalty was fast eroding and salaries and bonuses couldn’t keep up with the speed of inflation growth.
As I started a family, I needed to find secure/passive income so that I could financially support my extended family members and real estate investing (at the time) offered me a vehicle to do so.
As I started to build a real estate investment business with my best friends (Jesse, Jim, Anitra, Jason, Ken, Mira, John, Sharon and Dennis) and in the process discovered a niche called wholesale investing - where you purchase bulk income properties at a discounted rate and later refinance them and create an infinite return on investment.
As my real estate portfolio grew, I started to build relationships with banks in Canada, the US, and Europe and discovered how to leverage my network and combine it with my assets to access new lines of credit.
This allowed me to start hobby projects and learn a lot of people, leadership and company culture.
I started a non-profit called One Million Acts of Innovation – where our mission became to elevate Canada’s innovation rankings within 5 years.
One Million Acts of Innovation caused a number of different organizations to contact me. Through that, I created related projects: One Million Acts of Payments, One Million Acts of Education, etc.
I took my experience and started an investment company called 8 Billion Acts of Innovation where we created an environment to connect human ingenuity with artificial intelligence.
Through this journey, I met and unfortunately, did transactions with some of the most sophisticated con artists. Since then, I have discovered the power of developing and combining character checking as part of our background check with a potential investment partner. Today, I use relationships with former FBI, CIA and other government agencies as well as an artificial intelligence service to help us with conduct background and document checks, and hence why we call ourselves Line of Credit. AI.
I've now dedicated my life to helping experienced investors with entrepreneurial projects to get the funding they need to cause employment, innovation, and help the planet to become a better place to be.
But my most significant accomplishments are not at work. They are in my home. I'm happily married to my beautiful wife, Anitra, for over 12 years, and we have a wonderful daughter called Avea.
In my personal time, I enjoy mixed martial arts, hanging out with friends, travel, and participate in various leadership development opportunities.
If I resonate with who you are, I welcome an opportunity of getting to know you.
Thank you for reading about me and my life. I would love to get to know you and your story. Please feel free to book a "Coffee via a Zoom Call" with me here.
Anitra Persad is the Chief Legal Liaison at Arcadia Group. Anitra has been investing in real estate for the past several years in various multi-residential, commercial and distressed assets. Anitra works with families, institutions and investors to help them realize their personalized objectives. She liaises with various law firms to ensure all matters related to legal have been taken care of.
Aida Memisevic is a TEDx speaker, marketing strategist and media entrepreneur. As an executive producer she has created five international television series and documentaries broadcast in over 60 countries, along with projects marketed to advertisers, broadcasters, corporate clients, investors, and international distributors. Aida also wo
Aida Memisevic is a TEDx speaker, marketing strategist and media entrepreneur. As an executive producer she has created five international television series and documentaries broadcast in over 60 countries, along with projects marketed to advertisers, broadcasters, corporate clients, investors, and international distributors. Aida also works with businesses and high-performance entrepreneurs, to create strategies for branding, marketing, creative financing and accessing international capital.
Kevin has over 20 years combined experience in the real
estate, construction and development industries and 10+ years as a real estate investor. With his vast knowledge and understanding of construction
and development, Kevin understands what it takes to create value and wealth in real estate.
Kevin Danford is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and current owner of KD Mortgage Fraud Consulting. Kevin has years of experience in white collar crime, heading up Los Angeles' Mortgage Fraud Task Force and serving on the FBI's Corporate Fraud Response Team, as well as leading multiple joint agency national and international invest
Kevin Danford is a former FBI Supervisory Special Agent and current owner of KD Mortgage Fraud Consulting. Kevin has years of experience in white collar crime, heading up Los Angeles' Mortgage Fraud Task Force and serving on the FBI's Corporate Fraud Response Team, as well as leading multiple joint agency national and international investigations. Kevin also spent time in counterterrorism and national security, first with the Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and then at FBI HQ's Counterterrorism Division. Kevin finished his career at the FBI as an Assistant Inspector in the Inspection Division. Following his FBI career, Kevin has been working as a consultant in the areas of forensic mortgage fraud and investment firm risk evaluation.
Meet Anne De Stephanis. Anne is one of the leading business experts specializing in writing business plans as well as helping clients find sources of capital.
Meet Bob Dameron. Over a decade of C level executive experience and helping early-stage companies raise capital. Bob works with founders of early-stage companies about their vision/pitch and needs (capital/connections/advice, etc.) and will require information upfront. You can find Bob and his contact information via LinkedIn.
Meet Freeman Rudulp. We call him Rudulp and love his energy and working with him. Rudulp works on projects over $1 billion and helps clients get credit lines, and works replay well with our team. You can find Rudulp and his contact information via LinkedIn.
Meet Michael Scharf. Michael helps clients with business plan writing, strategy and scaling up. You can find Michael and his contact information via LinkedIn.
Meet Sheli Grantt. Sheli is a licensed broker with 20+ years of experience in helping business owners with various financing transactions.
When Sheli is not working, she likes to travel with her family, hang out on the beach, listening to reggae music while enjoying various seafood dishes. You can contact Sheli here.
Meet Giovan Battista Cozzone. Giovanni is a strategist and is our partner in Europe. An experienced business executive helping international clients with expansion requirements. You can contact Giovan here.