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EXPERIENCED ENTREPRENEURS

Our Team

Our principals have entrepreneurial background and many years of multi-disciplinary experience in corporate management, private equity and finance. We understand the challenges of growing a business and are able to create personalized financing solutions that meet our client’s particular needs. Furthermore, with experience in sales, financing, and investment analysis, our team is well versed in business development and is able to offer strategic help and advice, if needed.

John McLean, President

John McLean is the President of AEC. John has an extensive experience in sales, retail and marketing, operational efficiencies, and general business development. Prior to AEC, John was leading the U.S. Sales and Business Development for Nike – Golf where he guided a successful restructuring of its U.S. sales organization. Prior to Nike, John was a VP of U.S. Sales at Taylor Made-Adidas Golf. John is an active member of the San Diego Sports Innovators. Originally from Minnesota, John graduated from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver where he played Division 1 Hockey for the Pioneers.

Johnny Camarena

Johnny Camarena is in charge of business development for Abington Emerson Capital. Mr. Camarena started his entrepreneurial career at the University of Colorado where he was nominated as a top collegiate entrepreneur for BC Enterprises, a company he founded in 1985. He then founded Atlantic Pacific Bancorp and was a founding member of Fieldstone Mortgage Company, where he funded over $12 billion in loans. Mr. Camarena also served as executive vice president of The Helvetica Group, managing the firm’s alternative assets. Mr. Camarena graduated with a B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a member of the Century Club and Entrepreneurs Organization.

Omid Shokoufandeh

Omid Shokoufandeh is an Associate at Abington Emerson Capital focusing on equity and debt investment opportunities in a variety of sectors. Prior to working at Abington Emerson Capital, Mr. Shokoufandeh was an analyst at Diamond Capital Advisors, a boutique investment bank, where he participated in various corporate finance and capital market transactions. Mr. Shokoufandeh graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Daina Grospina

Daina Grospina acts as the Controller for Abington Emerson Capital. As Controller, Ms. Grospina handles the accounting and bookkeeping functions for all investments and partnerships. Prior to joining Abington Emerson Capital, Ms. Grospina was Controller at Jumpstart Group where she was in charge of the Accounting and Human Resources Departments. Ms. Grospina graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Business Economics.

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