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About 303 Capital Markets, LLC.


303 Alternatives, LLC (d/b/a 303Capital Markets) is a boutique investment bank based in Chicago serving the tailored needs of our clientele across both the financial and capital markets. Our ability to synthesize client needs coupled with our investing experience, international market intelligence, and financial technology, allow us to deliver truly unique banking solutions to our selective clients. By leveraging the global industry experience of our executive management team with that of our affiliates and strategic partners, 303 looks to deliver a distinctive representation of our client’s banking needs.

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Michael P. Savini
CEO, Managing Principal

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Michael P. Savini

Michael Savini is a highly regarded banking executive and has an extensive and unique background covering that last 21 years on Wall Street, from commercial banking to senior divisional management of large international investment banks. Michael has been the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Principal 303 Capital Markets for the past five years strategically driving both deal execution success and next-generation banking leadership solutions. He actively manages virtually every aspect of critical business operations and client servicing - from customized client focused deal generation, capital structuring, valuation and ultimately successful international market underwriting and capital raising. Prior to 303 Capital Markets, Michael successfully held several high-level banking positions such as Vice President Commercial Banking at J.P. Morgan Chase as well as Senior Client Relationship Manager at Fifth Third Bank. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management & Finance from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University.

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Andy Barth
Board of Advisors

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Andy Barth

Andrew F. “Andy” Barth is a retired chairman of Capital Guardian Trust Company, and a retired director of the Capital Group Companies, Inc.   He worked at the Capital Group Companies for over 32 years serving in a variety of capacities, including equity analyst, portfolio manager, research director and a member of the Management Committee. 

Barth  graduated summa cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) from Columbia College in 1983 and received his MBA in 1985 from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. 

His other civic duties include serving on the board of trustees for the American Ballet Theater, the American Friends of the Louvre, Beat the Streets-Los Angeles, the California Science Center Foundation,

Columbia University, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, and International Medical Corps.   He founded the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club which supports potential Olympic wrestlers. 

 

Andy had the honor of being the US Men’s Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team Leader for the Rio Olympics in 2016 allowing him to march in the opening and closing ceremonies.

 

 Barth lives in San Marino, California with his wife Avery.  He has four adult children.

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Frank Bishop
Board of Advisors

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Frank Bishop

Frank M. Bishop  Since 2001, Mr. Bishop has served as the General Partner of AL III Management Co., an investment partnership with a focus on early stage equity investments. From 1987 until 2001, Mr. Bishop served as a member of the senior management that built INVESCO into one of the largest publicly traded global investment management companies with shareholder equity valued at approximately .5 billion at the time of his retirement in 2001. During Mr. Bishop’s tenure at INVESCO, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of both INVESCO Capital Management and INVESCO, Inc., the North American operating subsidiary of AMVESCAP, PLC, which later became INVESCO, Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ). In his role at INVESCO, Mr. Bishop served as a director at INVESCO management and advisory companies, including INVESCO Realty Advisors, INVESCO Management & Research, and PRIMCO Capital Management.

Mr. Bishop has served as Chairman of the Board of Signature Office REIT which was merged with Griffin Essential Asset REIT in 2015.Currently he is Chairman of the Board of MDL AutoMation, a systems and software provider to the retail automotive industry. In addition to Mr. Bishop’s extensive financial services experience, from 2001 to 2005, Mr. Bishop served as an adjunct professor at Clemson University and the acting Chief Investment Officer for the Clemson University Endowment. Mr. Bishop received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with honors from Clemson University and has completed the Financial Executive Program at the Darden Business School of the University of Virginia. 

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James Urbanowski
CFO, FINOP

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James Urbanowski

Jim is the CFO and FINOP of 303 Alternatives, LLC.  He has over 25 years of experience in the securities and investments industry.  He joined Three Zero Three Capital Partners, LLC in 2006, where he currently serves as CFO. In addition, he also serves as CFO for other affiliated companies and portfolio investment companies.

Jim began his career at Noddings Investment Group, Inc., a registered investment advisor specializing in investment strategies using convertible securities.  Upon being named Chief Financial Officer, he assumed supervisory responsibilities over all accounting and financial reporting, operations, compliance and tax matters.  Since Noddings, he has worked at Shay Financial Services and Chicago Analytic Capital Management where he held the positions of Controller and Operations Manager, respectively.  From 2002 to 2006, Jim worked as a consultant, primarily in the financial services industry.

Jim earned his CPA certification in 1985.

Jim is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He currently holds a FINRA 27 license.

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RJ Thompson
COO/CCO , Managing Principal

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RJ Thompson

RJ is the COO & Managing Principal of 303 Alternatives, LLC and is also a Principal of 303 Securities, LP and 303 Capital Partners, LLC. He has over 20 years of experience in the securities and investments industry while working in Chicago, London, Dubai, Singapore and Miami. Prior to joining 303 Capital in 2014, RJ was the Managing Partner of Index Financial Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based commodities hedge fund he co- founded in 2011.  Prior to that, RJ had a 15 year career in international banking where he held the following roles:

  • Regional Head of Private Bank Sales & Trading (FICC) and Head of Trading & Structuring (SCSI) at Standard Chartered Bank Plc.
  • Global Head of Alternative Investments, Global Head of Structured Products & Funds, and Regional Head of Structured Products (Asia) at ABN AMRO Bank NV.

RJ began his financial career at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in 1994.

RJ is a graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business (Finance). He currently holds FINRA licenses 3, 7, 24, 30, 57, and 66.

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Dave Valentine

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Dave Valentine

David has nearly 25 years of sell-side and buy-side experience in the financial services sector. He ran the private placement group globally for UBS and was one of the first portfolio managers for a multi-billion dollar hedge fund before starting his own firm. In addition, David has sat on several private and public company boards. David attended Washington and Lee for his undergraduate degree.

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Karolina Klarowicz

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Karolina Klarowicz

Experience:

  • 10 years experience; joined Three Zero Three Capital in 2017.
  • Investment Banking at UBS.
  • Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.
  • Partner and Founder of Linka Group, an International consulting firm.
  • Fluent in Polish.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Benedictine University.
  • FINRA licenses 7 and 66.

Kevin McManus

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Kevin McManus

Serving as 303 Capital Market Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer - Kevin McManus is an experienced and successful Senior Executive-level professional with over 25 years of strategic and results oriented business leadership across such diverse industry groups as Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs, Strategic Advisory / Investment Sourcing at Corsair Executive and High Technology at Lockheed Martin. Mr. McManus served as C.E.O. of the Corsair Executive Group - a private Strategic Advisory firm specializing in unique client leadership, capital and growth success solutions catering to distinct global clients. Prior to that Kevin McManus spent over 12 years at Goldman Sachs & Co - serving in several key executive positions including Investment Banking Division C.F.O. of Global Capital Markets and M&A, as well as Fixed Income Division C.O.O. of Global Credit Trading. He has additionally has served as a project finance leader at Lockheed Martin and has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering / B.A. in International Economics from Bucknell University and is a graduate of General Electric's premiere Financial Executive Leadership Program.

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Adam Lee

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Adam Lee

Adam has over a decade of experience advising public and private companies on capital raising and mergers & acquisitions. He has held senior positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Jefferies and Nomura Securities. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. Adam attended University of Nebraska-Lincoln his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Goizueta Business School at Emory University for his MBA.

Investment Banking


Our extensive background as merchant bankers, traders, and investors awards us a unique perspective in advising and developing tailored capital solutions for growth companies, high potential start-ups, spin-offs, and alternative investment funds looking to access the capital markets. 303 has experience across a wide breadth of industry verticals such as financial services, digital finance, manufacturing, sports & entertainment and fintech, allowing us to better serve the strategic and financing needs of our clients. Our bankers provide mergers and acquisitions advice to both buyer and sellers, fairness opinions, entity structuring along with capital introduction services to our clients.



Securities



The DNA of 303 is proprietary trading and together with our affiliates, we can provide access to multiple markets and investment products. 303 Securities, LP is an NYSE/ARCA/CFTC regulated proprietary trading firm focused on government securities arbitrage and financial futures. ABE-ATS is our Alternative Trading System (awaiting approval) focused on the trading of American Depository Receipts of listings on ABE Europe, a Tier I exchange in Malta (approval forthcoming). In addition, 303 is permissioned to underwrite fixed income securities and specializes in originating and trading bespoke structured notes issued by investment grade US banks..

Asset Management


303 has a long track record in the futures markets, both as proprietary traders and as principal investors. Our relationships with the trading community runs deep and this often results in seeing trading talent at a very early stage. We have seeded and provided operational support for numerous hedge funds and trading groups over the last decade and have developed significant capabilities in managing trading businesses and supporting early stage hedge fund managers. Our goal with 303 Capital Markets is to provide investors with access to skilled traders and emerging hedge fund managers. Our offering is designed to deliver a concentrated exposure to un-correlated and niche alpha trading strategies in an efficient and effective manner.



Services


303 will consider offering broker dealer sponsorship to experienced investment bankers, placement agents and third party marketers that would like access to our deal flow and trading platforms for their institutional and high net worth client base. We offer a flexible relationship and have a staff focused on handling your compliance and other regulatory needs.

303 Current Offerings

For more information on our current offerings, please visit marketplace.303capital.com.

 

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