Michael 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 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 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 partnership. From 2013 until selling his ownership in 2017, he was Managing Member of Anodes Partners LLC, a technology licensing sales company. Michael was President, COO, CFO 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 BDC. 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.