SOURCE: Wall Street 1-2-1, LLC

Wall Street 1-2-1, LLC

August 03, 2011 08:30 ET

Wall Street 1-2-1 Unveils Confirmed Schedule and Prestigious Speaker Line-Up for Upcoming Event at Ritz-Carlton Hotel Grande Lakes on September 13-16, 2011

100 of the Nation's Top Investment Firms to Meet "One to One" With up to 125 Public and Pre-Public Company Executives in Highly Energized 'Speed Dating' Format

LAKE MARY, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Wall Street 1-2-1, LLC, (, which will host its premiere event on September 13-16, 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida, today unveiled its formal schedule of events, prestigious line-up of speakers and panelists, and an abbreviated list of investment firms confirmed to attend.

Over the three day event, Wall Street 1-2-1 will feature a number of prestigious speakers and panelists. The luncheon keynote speaker on Wednesday, September 14 will be Russell Cleveland, principle founder of RENN Capital Group, Inc., a private investment management firm that provides capital to emerging publicly owned companies. He is also the author of the must-read investment strategy book, Finding Midas. The latest in a series of books he's written on investing, Finding Midas concentrates on Founder, Owner, Visionary management and the superior gains that are possible for long term investors in this area.

About Russell Cleveland

Cleveland is a chartered financial analyst and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance on Commerce. He has served as President of the Dallas Association of Investment Analyst. His background includes executive positions with major southwest regional brokerage firms. For over 10 years, he was a contributing editor of Texas Business Magazine where he analyzed investment trends. He has contributed and has been quoted in a number of national and world publications including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Equity Magazine, Financial Times, and Money Week. He has appeared numerous times on CNBC as a commentator reviewing small-cap companies. Russell is also a guest commentator on the BBC World News Service.

Russell currently serves on the board of directors of RENN Global Entrepreneurs Fund, Inc., (NYSE Amex: RCG), RENN Universal Growth Investment Trust PLC (LSE: RUG), Access Plans, Inc. (NASDAQ: APNC), AnchorFree, Inc. (private company), CMSF (OTCBB: CMSF), Cover-All Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: COVR), and Integrated Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: IZZI). Over the years, he has served on the board of a number of other private and publicly traded companies.

Panel Discussion on Wednesday, September 14

Aside from participating in the "One to One" meeting sessions on Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16, Cleveland will also join other institutional investment and communications experts in an interactive panel discussion with presenting company officials on Wednesday afternoon, September 14. Panelists will include:

  • Benjy Burditt, Managing Partner of Princeton Strategic Advisors and former fund manager at Special Situations Fund;
  • Frank Hart, President of Profit Concepts, the manager of High Capital Funding;
  • Leslie Bernhard, Managing Director of Wall Street 1-2-1's Communications Coaching Team;
  • Michael Porter, co-Founder, Chairman and CEO OF Porter, Levay & Rose; and
  • Tony Schor, Founder, President and CEO of Investor Awareness, Inc. and Founder, President and CEO of North Shore Public Relations, Inc.

Also on Wednesday afternoon, Wall Street 1-2-1 will welcome the honorable Judge Stanley Sporkin (Ret.), who will engage attendees in an informative question and answer session regarding the evolving compliance environment.

About Stanley Sporkin

An attorney, regulator and federal Judge, Sporkin has often embraced controversy in his 30 years of federal service. Formerly a partner with the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Judge Stanley Sporkin (Ret.) recently became a sole practitioner as part of his new role as leader of BP's Ombudsman Program. Judge Sporkin's practice also consists of counseling parties in SEC, Corporate Governance and Litigation Matters. Because of his judicial background, he also acts as an arbitrator and provides mediation services.

Judge Stanley Sporkin attended Pennsylvania State University from 1949-1953 and received his law degree from Yale University in 1957. Judge Sporkin spent 20 years with the SEC serving the last seven as the Director of the Division of Enforcement, during which time he earned national recognition for his criminal investigations into corporate misbehavior. He then went to the CIA where he served five years as the General Counsel. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to the Federal Bench where he served as a United States District Judge for the District of Columbia for 14 years. Upon retirement from the Bench, Judge Sporkin spent six years as a Partner with the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Judge Sporkin is also a Certified Public Accountant.

In 1976, he received the National Civil Service League's Special Achievement Award and in 1978, Judge Sporkin received the Rockefeller Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. In 1979, he was the recipient of the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service, the highest honor that can be granted to a member of the Federal career service. During his service with the Central Intelligence Agency, the Director of Central Intelligence conferred on him the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. In 1990, he was named an Alumni Fellow at the College of Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University. In 1994, he was presented the William O. Douglas Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni and in May 1996, he was presented the H. Carl Moultrie Award for Judicial Excellence by the Trial Lawyers of Washington, D.C. In June 2000, he was presented with the prestigious Federal Bar Association's Tom C. Clark Award. In October 2000, Judge Sporkin received the Judicial Excellence Award from Judicial Watch. On June 6, 2002, Judge Sporkin, along with four other prominent Washingtonians, was recognized as Father of the Year by the American Diabetes Association.

One to One Meeting Sessions with Top Investment Firms

With a mission to "transform the financial road show experience," the event will bring together 100 of the nation's leading investment firms and senior executives from up to 125 pre-screened public and pre-public companies to meet "One to One" in a series of fast-paced meeting sessions on Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16.

More specifically, presenting company officials will have the opportunity to give brief, strictly timed, five minute presentations to representatives from investment firms that include Aspire Capital Partners, Compenio Capital Partners, Roth Capital Partners, Monarch Bay Associates, Roswell Capital Partners, High Capital Funding, RENN Capital Group, Oppenheimer Securities, J.P. Morgan, The Chicago Corporation, GVC Capital, Gilford Securities, Juniperhill Asset Management, Halcyon Capital, Hunter Wise, Aspenwood Capital, Paulson Investment Company, The Oberon Group, Bob Bagley Securities, Dinosaur Securities, International Capital Group, John Thomas Financial, HealthPro BioVentures, and Zacks Investment Research, among many others.

To view the full schedule of events, please click here.

Applications are now being accepted online at from presenting company candidates. In addition, corporate sponsorships for Wall Street 1-2-1 are available. For information on sponsoring, please contact Wall Street 1-2-1 co-Founder and Managing Principal Kathy Addison at 855-828-9255 or via email at

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Kathy Addison
    Wall Street 1-2-1, LLC
    Phone: 855-828-9255
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