Stephen J Ashekian - CEO
With more than 25 years of experience as a senior member of some of the nation’s largest investment banks, Stephen knows the value and importance of developing strong and lasting relationships and partnerships. That ability culminated in Stephen managing one of the larger trading desks in Boston and transforming that entity from a $10 million to a near $40 million dollar per year producer. After his career in financial services and following his entrepreneurial spirit, Stephen went on to be co-founder of OpenExchange, a financial services, cloud-based service company that combines the simplicity of desktop video conferencing with the access of a trusted industry network and the assurance of secure industry workflows. The service is currently being used by many of the world's top financial institutions, and corporate clients.
As CEO, Stephen comes to Gloucester Street Capital bringing with him, not only many years of business and managerial skills, but also a personal agenda. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Mer Doon, an orphanage based in Armenia. The orphanage was started by Stephen's mother, who recently passed away from Ovarian Cancer. It was during her time of illness that Stephen discovered the powerful, life changing benefits of medicinal cannabis. By working to create partnerships with the best in class providers in the industry, Stephen is now, much like his parents and their giving nature, firmly committed to improving the health and lives of as many people as possible.
Philip Green – COO/CFO
Philip is an operator with a successful 30 year record of managing people, building relationships with clients and partners and purposefully making the whole more valuable than the sum of the parts. Functionally, Philip brings a diverse finance and operations background that ranges from public company finance positions, including divisional CFO, to leading several start –ups. Philip specializes in strategic management of rapidly growing businesses and has extensive experience in regulatory compliance, business finance and mergers and acquisitions. Beginning in 1989, as Vice President of Operations for Fleet Bank, Philip joined the Division as the 13th employee and ran a national team managing over 2,000 properties. As the Division grew to over 1,000 employees Philip was promoted and oversaw all Fleet national contracts, and the entire national portfolio of properties.
Subsequently, Philip joined the life insurance company, Phoenix Home Life, working as CFO of its real estate services company. Philip led the growth of the company from 20 people to over 500 people in a 4 year timeframe. Philip led the due diligence and sale process including all the SEC and regulatory filings when Phoenix sold the division to Trammell Crow (NYSE:TCC) in 2000. During his recent six year tenure as President and CFO at Sentri, Inc., Philip improved company execution and performance while tripling revenue and increasing net equity by ten times. Philip worked for 6 years at this technology consulting company as it grew from 20 to 70 people. In 2013 Sentri was sold to Polycom, Inc (NASDAQ: PLCM).