Mr Malcolm (Mal) James
Mr. James has over 30 years experience in finance, project development and public company management. During this period he has worked in several countries and been involved in over $2.5 billion in capital and debt raisings. He is currently the principal of MRJ Advisors, a boutique investment, advisory and project development organisation with offices in Perth and New York, and is the Non-Executive Chairman of Anova Minerals Ltd and Algae.Tec Ltd and Non-Executive Director of Vimy Resources Ltd and Squadron Resources Pty Ltd. Mr. James is well known for his philanthropic work in Australia and overseas and was the inaugural CEO of the Australian Employment Covenant, an organisation set up to promote long term employment for Indigenous Australians.
Managing Director and CEO
Mr. Shah is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of MOKO Social Media and is based in Washington D.C.. Mr. Shah’s experience spans sports marketing, sponsorship, technology, product development and user experience. He previously was the SVP & Chief Strategy Officer of the Washington Redskins in the NFL. He also helped build the digital practice at Catalyst Public Relations as their SVP & Chief Digital Strategist.
Mr. Shah is a board member of the Washington DC chapter of Make-A-Wish. He recently was a judge for Sports Business Journal’s 2016 Sports Business Awards. He has been a panelist at many industry conferences including SXSW, Social Media Week, Ad Age’s Data Conference, among others. He has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and the New School University. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA with a B.S. in Multimedia Productions.
Ms Waldon has diverse global corporate advisory, capital markets and corporate governance experience having held roles in accounting and debt and equity capital markets in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has been MOKO’s Company Secretary since 1st January 2015 and also holds the role of Company Secretary of Hazer Group Limited.
Ms Waldon qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Perth, worked as an Equities Analyst with Euroz Securities and spent 9 years in London with Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank originating and re-structuring debt finance for private equity buy-outs of businesses across Europe. She was most recently a Director within Deloitte’s financial advisory services division in Perth.
Ms Waldon holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Edward Bralower spent nearly twenty-five years at Jefferies & Co. in New York City, where he held various senior level equity sales and trading roles. Additionally, Mr. Bralower was the co-head of Jefferies’ Stamford, CT office, and sat on numerous committees. He was the Global Head of hedge fund relationship management.
Following his career at Jefferies, Mr. Bralower spent two years at Pali Capital and was a founding partner of Riverbank Advisors, LLC. Most recently he was a managing director at Sword, Rowe & Company.
Mr Bralower is currently associated with Wonderama Holdings, LLC., the producer of a family television show that encompasses all media distribution platforms to reach its target audience. He is presently a member of the advisory group at Formation Group, a leading Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm.
Mr. Bralower earned his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College.
Mr James (Jim) Ross
Mr. Ross is currently General Manager, League and Team Marketing for FanDuel, the world’s largest daily fantasy sports company. At FanDuel he has developed and managed the online company’s key partnerships with NBA and NFL teams and provided expertise and guidance during a period of unprecedented growth.
Prior to FanDuel, Mr. Ross served as Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy for Palace Sports and Entertainment overseeing the corporate sales, premium seating and suite sales, data and analytics and business strategy departments.
Previously, he served in senior roles at the New York Yankees and Cleveland Browns where he was involved in the landmark stadium naming rights deals as well as being responsible for significant sales, marketing and revenue generating activities.
Mr. Ross also held senior level positions at the Miami Dolphins and Dolphin Stadium; the Florida Marlins and the New York Mets.
Mr. Ross holds a B.S. in Journalism (Public Relations) from the University of Colorado and also attended the Sports Management Institute Executive Program in 1991.
He has sat on the board of the Genetic Disease Foundation since 2013 and Make-A-Wish MI since 2015.