Meet the Team

Bill Militello - Founder & CEO

Founder and CEO of Militello Capital. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1992 and later served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Signals Intelligence Officer. In 2001, Bill moved to Wall Street where he was an equity trader for Knight Capital Markets. Mr. Militello subsequently served as a consultant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Then in 2003, he founded Piedmont Investment Advisors and set out to create not just another investment firm, but rather to redefine the traditional investment model. His view was that the financial services industry was ripe for innovation and therefore, he founded Militello Capital in 2011 to guide the wave of registered investment advisors "RIAs" to think beyond Wall Street and challenge the conventional allocation model. He knows firsthand the challenges of being an entrepreneur and RIA, and built private equity products that create jobs, enhance communities and fund the development of technologies that help mankind.

bill@localvest.com

John Bracken - Founder & COO

Entrepreneur and tech executive with a passion for building digital communication products that connect people via messaging, voice, video, social media, and mobile.  Founder of venture-backed startup companies including Evite (acquired by IAC) and Speek (acquired by Jive Communications).   Worked at AOL for the the AOL Instant Messenger team in a product and business development capacity.   Early career  spent working as a strategy consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and the San Francisco Consulting Group with clients in technology and telecommunications.  Hold a BS degree from the University of Virginia in Systems Engineering and an MBA from the UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

john@localvest.com

Esther Kim - Creative Director

Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate and design enthusiast. Her designs have helped shape and form the visual aesthetic for the company.

esther@localvest.com

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