Michael Asch


Mr. Asch has been Founder and President of Anniston Capital, Inc., a private merchant banking firm engaged in mergers & acquisitions advisory services and private equity investments, since 1992.


Since its formation in 2019, he has been the Chairman of the Advisory Board and a Member of the General Partner of Keneh Ventures Fund II, an ancillary cannabis investment fund. Michael has served since 2019 as a Senior Advisor to Silver River Capital Advisors, an emerging markets hedge fund. Since 2008, he has been Managing Member of MARS Capital Technologies, LLC, a private investment firm.  From 2013 until selling his ownership in 2017, he was Managing Member of Anodes Partners LLC, a technology licensing sales company. Michael was President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Rexx Environmental Corporation, an American Stock Exchange-listed company, from 1997 until 2000, when it completed a merger to become Newtek Business Services Corp., a Nasdaq listed business services company. From 1993 until 1996, he was CFO and a Director of Oak Hill Sportswear Corporation, a Nasdaq listed company.


Prior to founding Anniston Capital in 1992, Michael was an Associate in the investment banking division of Robert Fleming, Inc. and a Corporate Finance Analyst with Wertheim Schroder & Co. Incorporated.  He has also served on the board of numerous privately held companies and non-profit organizations. Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. He is a Mergers and acquisitions specialist with more than $2Bn in transactions.

Mr. DaVella has been a member of the Joint Corporation’s Board of Directors since it went public in November 2014. He serves as the Audit Committee chair and has assisted the company with its quarterly and annual financial statements, SEC reporting, hiring needs (CFO, controller, assistant controller), etc. He is also a member of its finance committee which evaluates and approves all acquisitions of clinics from existing franchisees and all new greenfield locations and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. The Joint Corp is an operator and franchisor of over 500 chiropractic clinics throughout the US. He has also served on several, not for profit boards including Lura Turner Homes, The American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts of AZ.


Mr. DaVella was the Executive VP of Finance for the Alkaline Water Company from April 1, 2019, through January 2020. The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (NASDAQ and TSXV: WTER) is a leading producer of premium bottled alkaline drinking water sold under the brand name Alkaline88®. He was also the Chief Financial Officer for Amazing Lash Franchise LLC from March 2016 to May 2017, a franchisor of eyelash extension studios and was the Chief Financial Officer at NanoFlex Power Corporation from May 2017 to March 2019, a disruptive solar technology company.


Mr. DaVella holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Queens College and an MBA in Finance from Pace University. Mr. DaVella is a CPA and was an audit partner with Deloitte from 1989 to 2014. Mr. DaVella has an extensive background in accounting, finance, SEC reporting, and internal controls and has worked on several mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and financings. As a partner at Deloitte, he focused on the retail, technology and manufacturing industries.

CFO Advisor

Ron DaVella



Luis Artime


Mr. Artime has over 40 years of experience in the active practice of law. He is currently VP and General Counsel of Drillmec, Inc. and Drillmec SpA, two multinational companies engaged in the development of drilling technologies throughout the globe. 


Prior to his current role at Drillmec Inc., he was Senior Counsel with the transactional law firm of Alvarez, Arrieta & Diaz-Silveira LP in Miami, Florida. At the firm, he represented clients engaged in domestic and cross-border transactions. Previously, Mr. Artime was the Global General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Brightstar Corp., a global wireless telecommunication distribution and solutions company with approximately $6 Billion in revenues based in Miami, FL.


Prior to Brightstar, Mr. Artime was a Senior Associate General Counsel supporting Wal-Mart’s International operations where he was promoted to lead the legal team responsible for supporting all of Wal-Mart’s U.S. operations. Prior to Wal-Mart, Mr. Artime was the VP and General Counsel of BellSouth Intl. where he was in charge of a legal department consisting of 8 legal professionals based in Atlanta, GA, and 15 foreign General Counsels. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Artime helped AHI Healthcare Systems in its IPO and served as its SVP and General Counsel. Finally, in 1982, he was the founding partner of the Miami, FL office of the national law firm of Akerman LLP, where he represented domestic and international clients with their corporate, commercial and international law matters and transactions. 


​Mr. Artime obtained his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in New York City, and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, PA.


Jules Brenner


Mr. Brenner founded MSP with the goal of leveraging years of experience in sales, manufacturing, and engineering in order to acquire and grow established manufacturing operations. He blends a passion for creative engineering solutions with a love for well branded and marketed products.

​In his latest projects, he was the first sales hire at ampUp, where he built a sales team to sell software for electric vehicle charging equipment. Prior, he was the first sales hire at XOS Trucks, an electric truck manufacturer, where he sold over 7 figures of electric trucks. Before XOS, Jules worked at Vengo Labs, a compact vending machine manufacturer, and was the founder of a high-end tutoring business in New York City. Prior to those projects, Jules was Project Manager at Duro UAS, an underwater vehicle manufacturer, where he managed a team of 30 engineers. 

Prior to Duro, he Co-Founded New York University’s first Baja Car Racing team, where he was the manufacturing lead for the 30-person team. Some of his additional projects include the design and manufacture of 3D printed tooling, Pro Bono consulting at NYOrtho (an established manufacturer of medical equipment) and manufacturing a mini jet engine.  


Jules received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Minors in Aerospace and Business from New York University.




Scottsdale, AZ