Mickey O’Neil is founder and Managing Partner of Silicon Valley Investment Group, which is a Private Equity/Family office firm. They spend their efforts finding white label technology platforms that provide solutions and collect data for the vertical in a particular market place. (Financial, Tech, Sports/Music Entertainment, Health/Wellness, Innovation and Real Estate). They then help accelerator the business with their strategic and financial partners that can produce exits with a 24-36 month period. Our main strategic partners are Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
Mr. O'Neil is a member of YPO (Young President Organization) and YEO (Young Entrepreneurs Organization) and was one of the founding members of the San Francisco Chapter in 1989.
O'Neil was an early stage investor in companies such as Yahoo, Cisco, Google and eBay. He also is the CFO and partner of M6 Holdings that owns and operates NFL Fit, Crunch and UFC gyms. O'Neil has strategic financial relationships with Goldman Sachs, Barclay's, Citibank, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, UBS, Merrill Lynch, Well Fargo and Morgan Stanley: has strategic entertainment industry relationships Fox, Warner Brothers and Sony; has hi-tech strategic relationships with Google, Amazon, Facebook, Micro-soft, Netflix, Apple, HP, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, Motorola, Sony, and Electronic Arts: and strategic venture capital relationships with Softbank US and Japan, Accel Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Foundry Group, TCV, APV Technology, Battery Ventures, Redpoint, Cannan, Foundation, Mayfield, Sequoia, Rosewood, Sevin Rosen, Woodside Funds, etc.
Merger and Acquisitions
Anthony Zolezzi has spent the last 30 years working to improve our food supply through organic agriculture, supporting small family farms, and cleaning up the planet through recycling remediation businesses and initiatives. The last 6 years Mr. Zolezzi has invested in San Diego Biotech and Health and Wellness initiatives. Mr. Zolezzi believes that people that understand how incredible and awesome they are will do what’s right for people and the planet. So we need to make sure people understand how incredible and extraordinary each individual, animal, cell or plant is on this planet.
Mr. Zolezzi has spent his career creating innovative and profitable models for corporations and investment companies including: PepsiCo, Uber, Sealed Air, Walmart, AeroVironment, Waste Management, Nestlé, Keurig, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and Continuus Materials (Emerging Infrastructure Fund). He has played a major role in six start-ups, leading all with a vision that supports the greater good through sustainability, health, and wellness.
Zolezzi is the author of seven books including: Uncharted Waters, Do Something: Leave Your Mark on the World, The Detachment Paradox and Chemical-Free Kids: How to Safeguard Your Child’s Diet and Environment.
Kyle Miller is an accounting and finance professional who has experience in roles such as external audit, internal audit, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) financial reporting, and corporate controller for various publicly traded companies.
During his corporate controllership, he administered all aspects of financial management and controls across the organization including liquidity and budgets. He led a team of professionals who completed the day-to-day financial transactions of the businesses and was the liaison with bankers, external regulators, and other stakeholders. A key accomplishment in this role was implementing an accounting software for the company by combining 42 different sets of books from inception to date into one system while building out internal and external reporting.
During time spent in financial reporting, he oversaw the coordination and preparation of the required SEC reporting. In addition, he monitored compliance with SEC and Financial Accounting Standards Board rules and regulations, ensured compliance with other reporting requirements across the organization (to lenders, members, regulatory authorities, etc.), worked with investor relations team to develop periodic reporting to members, and lead the implementation of reporting applications and processes.
Prior to leading financial reporting and accounting departments, Kyle spent five years in public accounting. During his tenure with Ernst & Young (“EY”) in Phoenix, he specialized in real estate and construction. His clientele contained a array of companies which included publicly traded REITs, publicly traded general contractors, and private real estate funds and joint ventures. After EY, Kyle worked as the internal audit manager and financial reporting manager for a publicly traded REIT. He then transitioned to a boutique accounting firm that specialized in technical accounting and complex debt and equity transactions. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Arizona.
Director of Business Development
Rick Heise is the President and CEO at Swift Engineering, Inc, a multi-award winning product development and manufacturing company. Mr. Heise has over two decades of results-driven leadership experience at the highest executive levels. He excels in the fast paced technology and advanced manufacturing sectors. He started, managed and rapidly grew highly functional teams of advanced designers, engineers and manufactures to tackle seemingly impossible programs. Creative, resourceful, and relentless in identifying the best strategies to find solutions and get results.
Rick understands that game changing innovation always manifests at the crossroads where the creative
and the entrepreneur meet.
Mr. Heise graduated from Colorado State University before earning a graduate degree from the UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business with a focus in Private Equity & Venture Capital. Mr. Heise is a published author and thought leadership speaker.
Director of Financial Analysis
Mateo Miramontes is a has spent the last 7 years working with some of the largest tech firms in the space to package effective strategies to communicate the potential and realized value of their solutions. Mr. Miramontes has helped firms reposition and rebrand solutions to fit the modern day and future needs of their IT customers.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Miramontes worked with firms to help prepare their back office processes for cloud enabled financial management and HCM systems. His work in the business world follows a career in professional baseball.
Mr. Miramontes graduated from Saint Mary's College of California and earned his MBA from California State University, East Bay.