Who We Are



Bruce Badeau — Founding Analyst

  • Founder of First Sovereign Equity Research
  • 30 years in business development & capitalization
  • Developer of VentureCADTM & VentureEQUITYTM, software for strategic business development and investment-banking activities
  • 14 years experience in financial software design
  • B.A. Economics — University of California – Santa Barbara
  • Graduate of The Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J.

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A. Lester Buck III, PhD — Director of Science & Technology

  • Founder and President of Compact Data, Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Consultant, IBM Global Government Industry, Houston, Texas
  • Installed and validated hierarchical mass storage systems:
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory computing center
    • Cornell Theory Center, an NFS supercomputer center
  • Expertise — Unix / Windows systems software and mass storage
    • Assisted IBM proposal team in assembly of live test demo of filmless radiology system, which led to contract award with potential of $1.2 billion over five years
  • PhD & MS Physics — Univ. of Illinois
  • B.S. Physics — Cal. Tech


Roy Handelman — International Business Development

  • Founder of Handelman Marine Group — marketing and business development for international clients in offshore services industry
  • Principal of Handelman Interests — a diversified real estate construction, management and investment company since 1980
  • Developer — Tealstone Villas, a custom Mediterranean town home project, Santa Barbara, CA, with unit prices of $1.1 - $1.4 million
  • Construction Analyst — California Office of Emergency Services in the declared disaster, 1995 California Winter Storms
  • Senior Loss Verifier — US Small Business Administration in the declared disaster, 1994 Northridge Earthquake

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Gabe Weinert — Options & Derivatives Trading

  • Former UBS Warburg Energy crude oil option trader
  • Traded S+P Futures and was sponsored to become a member of The Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Traded derivatives on investment bank's commodities desk
  • Advised investors in private equity real estate transactions
  • Enrolled in 2003 MBA Program at UCLA's Anderson School
  • Avid competitor in amateur golf tournaments, a scratch golfer
  • Graduated with a 3.6 GPA from the University of Michigan School of Business Administration with a Bachelors in Finance
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