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About Veracor Group

At Veracor, we believe progress is everyone’s business.  That is why we commit our people, capital and ideas to help clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow.

Established by distinguished U.S. military veterans and business leaders, Veracor Group is a mission-driven  investment and financial services management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, family offices and individuals.

The architecture of the firm was created to empower America’s social-economic engine inter-generationally. Veracor accomplishes this by optimizing infrastructure innovation and related citizen benefits by propelling forward-thinking family office investment returns and ESG-social sentiment.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the firm utilizes a proprietary affiliate model to offer real-time industry best-practices and data for the best interests of its clients and the global community.

We specialize in innovative investment opportunities enhanced by powerful federal and state tax treatment that minimize, defer or eliminate tax burden including capital gains tax benefits thereby maximizing financial and social impact returns.

With over 100+ years of combined top leadership in investment and financial management experience, Veracor Group assists clients with leveraging the emerging business investment benefits.  

Additionally, the company is a pipeline to potential Real Estate and emerging business opportunities with embedded tax advantages that incorporate either a social or measured community impact.  Veracor Group’s leadership is drawn from a wide array of backgrounds: former US Army General officers, financial industry operators-innovators, securities compliance and policy experts, start-up founders, special situation private equity investors, market makers, hedge fund operators and in addition to leveraging a global network of industry experts and partners.

Individual and institutional investors, financial professionals, and plan sponsors can benefit from the stability and experience Veracor offers to achieve their goals and better financial futures. With no other parties to answer to and therefore no conflicting loyalties, we make every decision—like keeping investing costs as low as possible—with only your needs in mind.

Together, we are changing the way the world invests.


Kenton Gray
President

History

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Veracor is a new entity founded in 2018 as a collaboration between industry veterans.  Each of whom after exceptional careers in there own right had come to similar conclusions about the 100 year old financial services industry and that it is at the beginning of a massive evolution and change.  As western nations are moving from a post labor economy into a global digital economy fintech is rapidly moving towards replacing the older slower financial infrastructure.  Like the fathers of the industrial age now is the time for the fathers of the digital age.

Veracor was purposefully established to bring the talent, skill, experience and global connections to form a new age banking and financial institution.

The name itself is a reflection of this mission and core values of its founders.  The word veracor is a hybrid of two latin words “vera” and “cor”; Vera meaning-true or truth and cor meaning heart.  The name Veracor literally means true heart or truth at heart. 

As American citizens, military veterans and patriots who live by a moral code that consists of honor, integrity, personal responsibility and service to others the name Veracor was adopted unanimously by the founders.  Veracor stands for what the future of finance should be.

As stated above the founding members represent over 300+ years of combined top leadership experience in business development and expansion, securities, banking and global investment and financial management. 

Veracor is a rapidly evolving towards its mandate of being a global banking and financial institution.

Leadership

Duty to Others

A Foundation of Service to
Our Country & Citizens

100+ Combined Years

Aligned Years of Proven
Leadership Excellence

Impact Leadership

Strong Strategic Vision that is
Responsible & Integrity Driven

James W. Comstock

Co-Founder | Principal

Major General James Comstock US Army Retired is a Co-founder & Principal of Veracor Group, LLC and the Veracor family of companies.

His active duty career assignments included the 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Vietnam then as a Ranger Instructor at Ft. Benning GA. Major General Comstock served in a variety of positions in the Army Reserve to include US Central Command’s Reserve Component Advisor/Deputy J3. He served as the Commander 3d COSCOM, Deputy Commander and Commander Task Force 21 during the 1996 Operations Joint Endeavor mobilization. He served as Commanding General of the 311th Corp Support Command (COSCOM).  Prior to these assignments he served in a variety of positions with the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. Major General Comstock’s initial USAR assignment was a a Company Commander, Co. C, 1st BN, 423rd Regiment 3rd BDE (AIT) 70th Division (TNG).

His education includes Bachelors of Arts degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a Masters of Arts degree in National Security Studies from Cal State University.

His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Airborne School, Ranger School, Jungle Operations School, Special Forces Operations Course, Command and General Staff College, National Security Management Course, and the Army War College.

Major General Comstock’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star with “V” device with two oak leaf clusters. Combat Infantryman  Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, and the Parachutist Badge.

In 2009 he was inducted into the Michigan State University Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

In addition, he has over 40 years of experience in the insurance, investment and business consulting professions include being a regional and national sales manager in the areas of pensions, equities, life insurance, annuities, and group insurance. He served as a partner in a brokerage organization and managed his own full-service insurance operation. He has consulted in the areas of institutional investments, medical and health products, and defense related issues and items.

He is very active in the community and serves a variety of roles in veteran related organizations.

John E. Redfearn III

Co-founder | Principal

Lt Colonel of Aviation John E. Redfearn III, US Army Retired is the founding member of Veracor Group and sets the bar high with a lifetime of success, leadership and strategic planning & execution experience.

His lifetime accomplishments are divided into two incredible careers. First as US Army Lt Colonel of Aviation, having served as a combat arms officer who’s highly decorated career spanned two decades from May 1973 to June 1995 with his last duty as Commander of an Apache Attack Helicopter Battalion (3rd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment.) John is a pilot of both fixed wing and helicopter aircraft. 

After leaving the military John entered the securities, insurance, investment and financial services industry as the V.P MAG Mutual Financial Services based in Atlanta, GA for 12 years. John was tasked with developing the financial services arm of MAG Mutual which serviced over 17,000 owner-insured physicians in GA and the 3 contiguous states.  He established and expanded this division with tremendous success having processed billions of dollars of transactions. 

John’s Education includes a Bachelors degree in foreign languages (German & Russian) and an MA in Guidance & Counseling from Citadel Charleston, SC. a Masters in Business Administration, he’s a graduate of US Army Command & General Staff College Fort Leavenworth, KS, and Graduate Armed Forces Staff College, National Defense University Norfolk, VA. 

John currently holds the following professional designations and certifications: (CFP) Certified Financial Planner, (CIC) Certified Insurance Counselor, (ChFC) Chartered Financial Consultant (CLU) Chartered Life Underwriter (MRFC) Master Registered Financial Consultant, (CAIP) Certified Aviation Insurance Professional (CSA) Certified Senior Advisors and (SPHR) Senior Professional of Human Resources.

FINRA Licenses. Series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63, 65 and is a general securities principal for Cape Securities – a Broker Dealer.

His dedicated to helping others is reflected in his passion for teaching young adults about business. John has been an Adjunct Professor of Business for Central Texas College for the past 15 years.

As part of the Veracor family of companies John is the founding Principal and Managing Partner of Fiduciary Solutions Financial Services, Inc; and Fiduciary Solutions Insurance Agency, LLC in Atlanta for the past 15 years.

Kenton Gray

President | Principal

U.S. Marine Corp veteran,  Kenton brings strong leadership, execution and performance with 30 years of front line business expertise in alternative asset development and management.

Previously he was the CEO & Co-founder of one of the premier Medical Centers in Beverly Hills, driving innovations in pain management, regenerative medicine and anti-aging bringing together cutting edge biotech, innovators, ecosystem partners and stakeholders to form partnerships having substantial, positive impact in the changing healthcare sector.

Education Marketing and Finance, Business Administration and management.

Focus on broad range of growth initiatives including efforts to bring alternative investments to individual investors.

Larry Yager

Head of Compliance

Master Sergeant U.S. Army (Retired) Airborne Infantry, Larry is a well-regarded leader. For over 10 years he has served in practically every role within a FINRA registered Broker-Dealer ranging from front line supervision of hundreds of Registered Representatives nationwide to the CEO’s chair for two Broker-Dealers. Much of his time has been devoted to on-site evaluation of so-called alternative product offerings, deciding which were viable for customers and which were not.

Daniel Atwater

Communication Consultant

Daniel Atwater, a USC grad and adjunct professor teaching Public Relations & Marketing and Crisis Management in addition to his role with Veracor. His top level Fortune 100 experience  makes him an invaluable veteran and blue chip resource for quantifiable public relations, business development and strategic advisory roles.

His expertise in communication management includes a specialty in infrastructure-related industries (e.g. real estate, financial services, technology).

Daniel is recognized for his relentless commitment to performance, accountability, and entrepreneurship. In various engagements, Daniel’s teams push the boundaries and evolving needs of organizations. Through partnerships, Daniel leads culturally relevant strategies that enhance organizational goals and stakeholder fulfillment.

Daniels list of accomplishments are too many to list here: however recent accolades include: 
> Leading communication teams for a first-ever launch of a financial index for inclusion in Wall Street history
> Strategic advisory for securing of historic venue naming rights valued at over $250 million
> Retained over 1 billion news media impressions for real estate group client in Q4 2016
> Facilitated development of and client recognition for founding of new business division within Fortune 100 financial services company

International project management in the USA, Abu Dhabi, Belize, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, South Africa, South Korea, Sierra Leone and Taiwan.

Modesto Rodriguez

V.P. of operations

Over 40 years corporate experience in IT related industries like Electronics, Industrial Hardware Design and Computer Software, and in Consulting and Education.  Modesto has hold Executive positions in top European and US companies, like Hewlett Packard, Panda Software and Diskeeper Corporation (now Condusive Technologies).

As VP of International Operations with Panda Software International, created and run the international business of the company, expanding it in five years from zero to 48 countries. As CEO, and VP Expansion with Panda Software US, created and managed the areas of biggest expansion in the company that were instrumental to multiply by 5 the total revenues in 3 years.

Modesto is also a Public Speaker and Management Consultant that has traveled to more than 30 countries and helped business of all sizes in many different markets: Technology, Manufacturing Plants, Trading, Investment Banks, National Utilities, Business Services Organizations, Transportation Companies, Law Offices & Construction Companies.

Originally from Spain, Modesto holds a Bachelor in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from the “Instituto de Empresa” of Madrid. Modesto currently lives with his family in Los Angeles.

Howard Lim

Chair of Brand strategy

An award-winning business and branding architect™, sought-after speaker, author, and organization advisor since 1987, Howard A. Lim has earned his reputation as a “disruptive innovator,” and his boutique firm, HOW Creative, partners with CEOs and business leaders worldwide to develop and execute powerful and influential global Authentic Brands®. For over 30 years, Mr. Lim has represented a vast array of all size business from startups to Fortune 500 brands, including Apple, Honda, Disney, DreamWorks, Acura, Xerox, Oracle, Cirque du Soleil, Lakeshore Entertainment, Mattel, Jakks Pacific, Northrop, ATT, Paramount Pictures, and HP, just to name a few. His contributions have added billions of dollars to clients’ profits, to the greater value of the brand, and to the company’s equity.

Mr. Lim is the author of Authentic Branding® and is a frequent speaker, judge, presenter and panelist at conventions and business conferences. He regularly hosts seminars and workshops and has taught more than 100,000 entrepreneurs and all size business owners on how to build differentiated brands that connect with customers intellectually and emotionally. As a Business and Brand Architect™, Howard A. Lim is passionate about business and brand designing and building. Using his rich and diverse experiences, Mr. Lim has developed and refined a complete, trademarked, integrated process that blends business and branding. This process has crafted compelling, world-class businesses and brands for all sizes that are embraced and understood across all channels.

Krystine Lam

Investor Relations MGR

As former Miss Indonesia USA and Goodwill Ambassador to her home country of Indonesia Mrs Lam brings a passion for people, community and successful growth. 

Our mission is to give people the power to bring the world closer together. Through our family of companies and services, we’re building a different kind of company that connects people around the world.   Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people to build community and connect in meaningful ways.

As the VP of Investors Relations Mrs. Lam joins a team that is focused on building a world-class investor relations program emphasizing strong relationships with the investment community; enhanced understanding and appreciation for the company’s business model and investment merits; sound expectations management; credible and transparent disclosure; and value to our family of clients.

Veracor Group’s leadership is drawn from a wide array of backgrounds: policy experts, start-up founders, investors, and Veterans owned and operated military experience. Opportunity Zones are helping to revitalize communities and create jobs for hard-working Americans.  Our team takes this responsibility and opportunity very seriously because we see this as just the beginning for the public and private sector to transparently collaborate through investment and capital gains tax benefits with an innovative approach to spurring long-term stimulus in creating a more dynamic and innovative economy across America.

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