Meet the hosts
EVP Marketing & Business Development
Mark Peck, former Director of Business Development for Rocket Dollar, covers the east coast sales and partnership efforts. Mark has helped execute alternative transactions for a wide spectrum of institutional and retail clients, totaling billions of dollars, spread across numerous asset classes.
Bruce Roberts has over 35 years’ experience as an investment banker and entrepreneur. In 1995, Mr. Roberts founded Carolina Financial Group (CFG), which includes Carolina Financial Securities (1997, SMB-focused corporate finance) and Carofin, LLC (2018, technology-supported private securities distribution) – each is a registered broker/dealer with FINRA.
CFG specializes in private capital raising, having completed over $1.1 billion of equity and debt private placements for venture and growth companies across the US. Industries financed include traditional industries (manufacturing, distribution, consumer products agriculture, etc.) as well as technology (IT, life sciences, biometrics,). In additional to raising capital, CFG provides ongoing investment supervision and investor support throughout each investment’s life-cycle.
In early 2005 Mr. Roberts founded Rehabilitation Support Services, LLC (RSS) to distribute and support next generation behavioral health-related technology solutions for addiction treatment, criminal justice, and mental health providers. Over 4000 individuals’ recovery has been supported thus far by RSS. Investment supporting the delivery of more effective addition treatment is a specialty area for CFG.
1987 – 1994, Mr. Roberts was at The First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse) in New York as a Director in the Investment Banking Department, supporting both corporate and government clients throughout the pacific region and raising in excess of $30 billion for his clients. He started his investment banking career at Bank of America in San Francisco in 1983. Prior to his investment banking career, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy (UDT / SEAL).
Mr. Roberts graduated in 1979 from Duke University with a B.S.E, completing a double major in Civil Engineering and Public Policy Studies. He and his wife have four children and live in Brevard, North Carolina.
Managing Partner, Aerial Investment Management
Khuri brings over 13 years of real estate investing experience to the organization and is one of the managing partners at Aerial Investment Management. His career started in 2005 when he began investing in residential real estate in California and Florida. Throughout his career Mark has been involved in sourcing, underwriting, acquiring, raising capital, rehabilitating, managing and selling both residential and commercial investments throughout multiple markets in the US.
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