Who We Are

Bastion Global Capital (“Bastion”) is a US Veteran owned global Merchant Banking and Advisory Corporation. Created on the fundamental principles of ethical business practices, Bastion provides the glue within a system of like-minded professionals who share common philosophies and work together to promote each other’s businesses through partnership agreements and deal flow. Operating much like an Investment Bank, Bastion will focus on real estate and business funding requests that include direct equity investments, venture funding, private placements, fund creation, correspondent lending, debt and equity advisory, off shore trade and in the near future, a key strategy, the “Bastion Rescue Fund.”


Mission

Bastion Global Capital is to be the go-to ultra-premium, customer oriented Global Merchant Bank for creative, ethical and dependable capital solutions for and to Real Estate and Businesses.

Vision

In our fast-paced society, attention to detail sometimes gets lost. Old-fashioned customer service falls by the wayside in the name of higher volume. Remember full-service gas stations? Filling your tank included an attendant pumping your gas, cleaning your windshield, kicking your tires and checking your oil. I think this exemplifies how customer service has changed. Our team not only prides itself on small-town customer service, it is who we naturally are! Our company is comprised of individuals who are genuinely friendly and honest. We work from a pay it forward philosophy which views community giving as an integral part of who we are. Our business relationships are just as valued as our personal relationships. We are not working towards a commission, we are working towards your satisfaction and seeing a successful closing to any real estate deal and financing solution.


Leadership

David M. Vicini, CM&AA - Managing Partner

David has over 20 years of active Real Estate and Business experience as a Property Owner, Developer, Financier, Management Consultant, and the US Army. He is a registered Real Estate Investment Banker with Five 9 Securities LLC, holding (active) FINRA 7, 63, 79, and 82 securities licenses. David holds a Master's in Business Administration, Bachelor's in Computer Science, a California Real Estate Broker's license, numerous Real Estate designations, and certifications.

Kevin Marani - Partner, International Business Development

Kevin has a 30-year history as a Financial Consultant, Life Insurance Agent, Registered Representative, and Reinsurance Broker. He has structured over $3.5 BN in capital transactions with numerous businesses and families. Kevin is currently active with groups looking to work in the International Finance markets. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting, has held (inactive) FINRA licenses 6, 7, 24, and 63, Insurance Agent, and a non-active Certified Public Accountant.

Randal Berry - Partner, International Capital Markets

Randal comes to Bastion with over 20 years of International Business experience. He is currently the active Managing Principal for Wishing Star Investment Corporation, based out of Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. Randal is also active with Regional Centers developing and managing over $200MM in EB-5 Real Estate projects. He holds a Doctor of Business, a Masters of Business, and a PhD in Psychology. Randal has held (inactive) FINRA licenses 6 and 63.


Advisors

Development

Fuad Sweiss

Fuad comes to Bastion with over 35 years of experience in the management, design, and construction of small to mega projects in the private and public sectors. Currently reporting to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee as a Senior Policy Advisor on Sea Level Rise. Between 2009 and 2016, served as City Engineer for City and County of San Francisco overseeing the City's Infrastructure Division with about 450 employees, a portfolio of over 370 projects with an active budget of about $3.0 Billion. He is serving the State of California as Commissioner on the Seismic Safety Commission which oversees various state programs and policies related to earthquake engineering, scientific research, and code improvements. Fuad is a licensed Engineer, Land Surveyor, General Engineering Contractor and is LEED Accredited.

Real Estate Law

Tom Davenport

Thomas Davenport’s practice emphasizes business organization and finance, real estate acquisitions, leasing, sales, and development, with an emphasis on the wine business. He represents start-ups in corporate affairs, debt and equity financing, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate-related and environmental matters. He represents contractors in construction contract negotiation, dispute resolution, and compliance issues. He counsels non-profit clients in organizational matters, governmental regulation, and governance. Tom attended the McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific (J.D., cum laude, 1993) and Santa Clara University (B.S., 1989). He is a member of the California State Bar and the Sonoma County Bar Association.

Accounting/M&A

Chris Blees

Chris Blees currently serves as President and CEO of BiggsKofford Certified Public Accountants and BiggsKofford Capital Investment Bank, both located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. BiggsKofford has been the Premier CPA firm in Colorado Springs for over 30 years, with approximately 30 professionals working in Tax, Audit and Consulting. Chris currently serves as the lead instructor for the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation. Chris has earned the Certified in Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) designation, and holds FINRA licenses Series 7 and Series 79.

Family Offices/Investors

Britt Doyle

Mr. Doyle is a 30-year veteran of the capital markets, having started his career as an institutional fixed-income salesman for Security Pacific Asian Bank in Singapore directly out of college. After receiving an M.B.A. in the late 1980s, Mr. Doyle moved to the private client side of the business, working for various large investment banks, including Kidder Peabody, Merrill Lynch, and UBS. The majority of his career, however, was spent as a member of Citigroup’s elite Family Office division, where he developed the knowledge and skill set necessary to work with ultra-wealthy families on a variety of relevant topics. Mr. Doyle graduated with a B.A. in Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and received an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, where he served as one of the founding members of the Student Investment Fund.

Construction and Project Management

Del Nordby, LEEP AP

Del comes to Bastion with over 20 years of construction and project management experience. He has managed over $900,000,000 in construction projects. This includes hotels, single family homes, medical facilities, wineries, government projects, offices, retail centers, mixed use, Country Clubs, and Apartments. Del is the Managing Principal of CDS Inc, a development and construction project management advisory firm, located in Santa Rosa, Ca. Del actively holds a California State Contractor’s A/B License and is a Licensed California Real Estate Agent.

Securities/Broker Dealer

Bill Davis, Five 9 Securities, LLC.

Bill came to Five 9 Securities with a diverse background of almost 20 years in the financial services industry. He is well known for his thought leadership and strong communication skills as an organizational leader and supervisory principal. He has been in the wealth creation, investment banking and business development processes as an Agent, Broker, Planner, Derivative Trader, Investment Advisor Representative, RIA and Broker-Dealer Executive. He is FINRA licensed Series 7, 63, 65 & 24 as well as Life & Health Insurance. His designations have included Certified Financial Planner (2003), Accredited Estate Planner (2006) and Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (2015). He holds a B.S. in Business & Economics with graduate studies in statistical process control.

Healthcare

Road Ammons

Road has substantial investment banking and corporate development experience. Road spent 10 years as a US Marine Corps officer. He raced in NASCAR for several years as a driver. Following his NASCAR career, he was employed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Managing Director with Butler Snow Advisory Services, Capital Financing and Healthcare investment banking teams at FOCUS Investment Banking, and Managing Director at Aaron Capital, Inc. Road led numerous public and private transactions where he participated in more than $1.5B in transactions both as a senior and co-manager. Road received a B.S. in Computer Science from Tennessee State University and a M.B.A. in Global Finance with distinction from Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is FINRA licensed Series 7, 63 and 79.

Lending and Investments

Sean Deson - Deson & Co.

Sean Deson of Deson & Co. is our Merchant Banking and Lending Advisor. Sean has over 20 years of experience in Banking. He currently manages several funds and actively provides Bridge financing, focused on Real Estate, Oil and Gas, and Technology. Prior to creating Deson & Co., Sean was a Senior Vice President of Investment Banking at DLJ now Credit Suisse. He holds various securities and real estate licenses, and professional designations. Mr. Deson holds a BS in Computer Technology and a MBA in Finance, both from the University of Michigan, and a MS in Accounting from Kaplan University.

Valuations

Tim Thibodeaux -

Tim is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Appraiser with over 25 years of experience. He has offices in Beverly Hills, San Dimas, Long Beach, CA and Pittsburg, PA. Tim’s is also the President for a very active appraisal company that spans multiple states and is licensed in multiple states. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise both in the appraisal and lending business. Tim graduated with two degrees, a Bachelors in Real Estate Finance and Political Science.


Giving Back

Bastion Global Capital will donate at the end of each fiscal year to Charity. Donations will target a Charity or a group of Charities that support Veterans and/or low income/homeless families with children. Bastion will require that 90% (+) of the monies donated goes to the those in need and not to the operations of the charities. As a Company, we encourage our Employees, Advisors, and Partners to donate with us or volunteer with a Charity of their own choosing to support giving back.