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With today’s ever changing economic landscape, finding project funding has become a challenge. As a result, we use our international experience and network to help overcome these hurdles by pairing the right investor with a suitable opportunity. Our role as funding consultants, sees us establishing a connection between lenders and project developers and then helping to facilitate the relationship between the two. We work with a network of private investors and international funding groups that provide various financial vehicles for a broad range of new and existing ventures.

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North America

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[team name=”Chris J. Gallant” role=”Consultant” photo=”http://thecoteriegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Christian-Gallant.jpg” social=”socicon socicon-facebook,http://facebook.com|socicon socicon-500px,http://500px.com|socicon socicon-instagram,http://www.instagram.com”]Chris spent the better part of 20 years living and studying in Germany. He pursued his post-secondary education in Rimouski, Quebec where he attended college, and completed his BA (Hon.) at Mercy College in New York, USA. Over his career, Chris has worked as an executive and business consultant in many countries, including Switzerland, The Bahamas, Brazil, The British Virgin Islands, Canada, The United States, and Germany. His executive level scope of experience encompasses project funding, the prepaid financial card industry, software development, and the launch of new technology start-ups. As the COO of HumanBios GmbH in San Paolo, Brazil, Chris oversaw teams of software developers in several countries as they created new digital wallet technology. In addition, as the CEO of Standard Transactions Worldwide in The British Virgin Islands, Chris provided new strategic leadership as this global organization built brand as one of the first debit card providers to operate in the digital currency arena. Chris has also worked with MasterCard Miami on a gold-backed prepaid card and with RSA on developing security systems for online banking. He was also the entrepreneur responsible for creating one of Canada’s first online shopping malls, a venture that was ultimately acquired by a publicly listed firm. Currently, Chris resides in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and is a frequent Presenter at the United States Clearing House, which clears over 2 trillion US dollars per day. In this role, he advises top managers at US banks about the opportunities to be found in the prepaid industry. He also specializes in helping organizations secure funding for projects that create jobs and have a positive impact on the economy.[/team]

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[team name=”Doug Wallace” role=”Consultant” photo=”http://thecoteriegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Doug-Wallace2.jpg” social=”socicon socicon-facebook,http://facebook.com|socicon socicon-500px,http://500px.com|socicon socicon-instagram,http://www.instagram.com”]After graduating from college in London Doug began his working career with the Ontario Ministry of Revenue and Canada Trust where he gained his mortgage and financing experience. Since 1987 he has been an independent consultant specializing in land development, commercial, industrial and multi-family projects. He has recently branched out into renewable energy and medical marijuana financing. Splitting his time in Southwestern Ontario and Central Florida he has gained valuable contacts in both local areas.[/team]

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[team name=”Brian S. Payne” role=”Consultant” photo=”http://thecoteriegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Brian-S-Payne.jpg” social=”socicon socicon-facebook,http://facebook.com|socicon socicon-500px,http://500px.com|socicon socicon-instagram,http://www.instagram.com”]Brian Payne is a business and community leader with over 20 years’ experience in domestic and global supply chains, trade and government relations, international finance and operations. After graduating from the University of Windsor, Brian began his career in the international trade arena, catering to automotive and heavy manufacturing companies like General Motors, John Deere, and Navistar. In 1996, he left for Dallas, TX where he worked for PepsiCo, responsible for Project Management across their Pizza Hut brand. In 1999, Brian was promoted to Director, Distribution responsible for the entire YUM! / PepsiCo restaurant distribution system of 75 DC’s and 23,000 points of distribution. In 2002, he moved to Denver, CO to head up Supply Chain for a national food and beverage company in Golden, CO. In 2005, Brian moved back to Toronto, ON where he headed up the supply chain and regulatory compliance functions for Pizza Pizza Ltd. Over the past decade, Brian has served as an expert in finance, supply chain and government relations for many companies including Caesars Entertainment (Las Vegas, NV), Imvescor Restaurant group (Montreal, QC), and Thomas Canning Ltd. (Lakeshore, ON). Brian is active in his community of Windsor Essex where he serves on the Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, The Lakeview Montessori School, and has served as an external consultant for the Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation, specializing in supply chain and trade issues.[/team]
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Europe

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[team name=”Mickey Senic” role=”Consultant” photo=”http://thecoteriegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Senic-1.jpg” social=”socicon socicon-facebook,http://facebook.com|socicon socicon-500px,http://500px.com|socicon socicon-instagram,http://www.instagram.com”]Mickey Senic has been a professional in Financial Markets in Europe for nearly 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Business Administration, specializing in Finance. After running a tourism business inside a 5-star luxury resort in Costa Rica, he moved to Lebanon to manage a joint venture company, importing goods for the rebuild of Beirut after the war. He was present for the relaunch of the Beirut stock exchange and flourished within the local banking community. Those contacts led him to his first Portfolio Manager job at a well-known French Hedge Fund, during the Internet boom, trading Volatility Arbitrage. Later, Mickey joined a trading house that was at the cusp of what is now known as High Speed Frequency Trading. During these years, he built key strengths in Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Fund raising and Offshore banking. After settling down with his beautiful French wife, he joined Natixis Capital Markets working out of Paris and London. There, he counselled Hedge Funds and Institutional Fund Management companies on investment opportunities on European markets. During that time, he built relationships in London, Paris, Italy, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries.[/team]

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Asia

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Developing your project into a successful business requires a solid business plan, forecasts and funding. Whether you are developing the next medical breakthrough, or purchasing more land to develop, we can help support your business from concept through to funding.

[service title=”Business Plans” image=”http://thecoteriegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Business-Plans.jpg”]A business plan is an essential element of the funding process, and all reputable investors will want to see one. Our team can help you create the best plan, executive summary, and forecast, to get you one step closer to project launch. [/service]

[service title=”Website” image=”http://thecoteriegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Website.jpg”]You will need a website! Today, whether you are a large business or a small start-up, you need an Internet presence. We can facilitate the development and set-up of a stand-out website.[/service]

[service title=”Funding” image=”http://thecoteriegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Funding.jpg”]Our role as funding consultants sees us establishing a connection between lenders and project developers and then helping to mediate the relationship between the two.[/service]

[service title=”Consulting” image=”http://thecoteriegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Consultiong.jpg”]Whether you are a start-up, an existing business, or just a concept, our team has extensive experience in operations, business development and funding, and can help you develop and grow your project(s).
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