Advisory Team

Jon Doukas – Director

Mr. Doukas was formally the Director of DLG Management LLC, a financial advisory firm that specialized in mergers and acquisitions, reverse mergers and corporate structuring, for both public and private companies in the micro-cap sector. Prior to that Mr. Doukas was Chairman and CEO of AIBC Investment Services Inc. a full service investment banking/brokerage firm, which focused on private financings and PIPE transactions.

The firm was also advisor to Sun Jet Airlines in its restructuring. Prior to founding AIBC Investment Services, Mr. Doukas joined the firm of State Street Capital Markets, a small brokerage firm with approximately fifty registered representatives in its employ, to help in its restructuring. Before that, Mr. Doukas was employed at Gruntal and Company, a NYSE member firm, with over 1000 registered representatives, where he held the position of Senior Managing Director, Private Equity Markets, and was a member of the firm’s Investment Banking Commitment Committee. Mr. Doukas was instrumental in providing the early stage funding for Andrx Group (ADRX) $1.58 billion market cap. and Neurocrine Bioscience (NBIX) $1.37 billion market cap. He was also responsible for directing all public offerings conducted at the firm. In addition to this Mr. Doukas established the four largest branch offices within the firm which generated collectively over $80,000,000 in revenue.

Louis Sorrentino – Director

Mr. Sorrentino has over 20 years experience in the financial industry in a broad spectrum of Managerial responsibilities: he was co-founder of First Metropolitan Securities a full service investment firm, personally managing over $25 million of client’s capital, overseeing a sales force of 60 brokers, and heading up trading operations. He was of late, General Partner of Wealth Engineering and was a co- founder of the “Rule of 72” a financial education company that he successfully helped fund and partnered with Global Investor Services a publicly traded company. Over the years Mr. Sorrentino assisted several Companies with the objective of applying strategy to maximize returns by minimizing exposure,

Mr. Sorrentino has extensive knowledge of the public markets as well as a wealth of experience in private placements, public underwriting and venture capital transactions.

Kara A. Kennedy – Executive Director Of Cleartrust

Ms. Kennedy specializes in corporate finance, US securities compliance & operations, and the facilitation of APO & IPO strategies. She is also the founder and owner of ClearTrust, LLC, an independent, full service stock transfer agent dedicated to small cap and exchange listed issuers.

Ms. Kennedy has worked with over 600 public companies, most of which she guided through the process of going public through either the 15c-211 filing or reverse merger strategies. She specializes in regulatory compliance and securities logistics, and frequently consults for issuers desiring to go public, obtain DTC eligibility, and upgrade to electronic (FAST/DWAC/DRS) eligibility. She also consults for transfer agents seeking efficiencies in processing and compliance procedure implementation.

Ms. Kennedy is proactive in the securities industry, supporting a healthy and transparent regulatory environment for small cap companies to operate in successfully. She is a regular journal contributor and active member of the Securities Transfer Association. She also engages in speaking events promoting investor and issuer education.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and International Business. She is fluent in Spanish, and lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and two daughters.

Purpose

The focus Gibraltar Advisors is to strategically equipping issuers with the resources, expertise, and professional network necessary to navigate the tightening securities industry with confidence.

Consulting Services

  • Facilitation of DTC initial eligibility for issuers, as well as FAST/DWAC/DRS eligibility and resolution of chills

  • Reverse Merger, Buy-side advisory including:

    • Strategic market positioning based on corporate goals

    • Identify and analyze public vehicles for best fit options

    • Negotiate pricing and funding options

    • Enhanced due diligence from industry compliance perspective

  • Reverse Merger, Sell-side advisory including:

    • Identify reverse merger candidates

    • Negotiate pricing and funding options

    • Enhanced due diligence from industry compliance perspective

  • General Corporate Finance and Compliance for issuers, including:

    • Proactive solutions to avoid and reduce regulatory burdens

    • Comprehensive and practical application of the latest securities regulations

    • Industry “red flag” awareness training and education

    • Strategic advisory supporting issuer transparency and market integrity