Gerard K. Cappello is a Principal of HAI Capital, Inc. He is also a Managing Director of Cappello Global, LLC (license series 7, 79, 24, 63, 79) and was also the founder and Managing Member of Greenside, LLC. He is a LEED – AP BD+C (Accredited Professional – Building Development and Construction), a member of the United States Green Building Council and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (National Sustainable Building Advisor Program). Currently he is the CFO for Royal Holdings Technologies, dba xlabs (xlabs.tech) and also the President/CEO of Rancho Trio Holdings, Inc. in California and Rancho Trio Holdings, LLC in Colorado. He was formerly President of Euro American Capital Corp. (member NASD). Mr. Cappello's investment banking career started 1985 and he specializes in merchant banking, project finance and venture capital. In addition to HAI Capital and Cappello Global, his other investment banking experience includes positions as Principal, VP and Analyst at Swiss American Financial and Euro American Financial Corp., two merchant and investment banking firms that operated offices in North America, Europe and Asia. His investment banking expertise has served dozens of companies from sourcing of prospects and deals, financial and marketing analysis, structuring and raising capital, and management at the executive board levels. At Cappello Global, LLC, he was a pioneer of financial structures for public companies that resulted in the placement of over one billion U.S. dollars in private placements as well as transactions of highly complex, customized terms to suit the needs of both investors and issuers. Additionally, he has personally managed the transactions of numerous financial negotiations involving venture capital start-up companies and mergers and acquisitions of private and public entities.
Mr. Cappello began his real estate career with McCarter-Burke & Partners, Inc. and Tenneco Realty Development Corp. and has been active in the development, sustainable design and technology, marketing research, feasibility, finance, management, and construction and brokerage of real estate - both as a principal and a consultant, as well as active in corporate finance since 1982.
Mr. Cappello has served on the board of directors and/or as advisor to several organizations, municipalities, and growth companies including Coffees of Hawaii, Inc., Fibercomp, Inc., HAI Advisors, Inc., Boutique Hotel Group, and as the organizer of the advisory committee to the Getty Information Institute, the City of Malibu – Architectural & Engineering and Skatepark Committees and the Malibu Chamber of Commerce. He is an active member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), where he has served as the founder and past Chairman of the Malibu Chapter and on the Pacific Regional Board of Directors. In the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), he served on the International Board of Directors for seven years and is a former President of the LA Chapter.
He is also the past Chairman of the Board of Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and is a current Member of the Advisory Board of Directors for the Tony Hawk Foundation (having completed his term on the Board).
Mr. Cappello earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, majoring in Finance and Business Economics with an emphasis on Real Estate.