Centenium Advisors was founded in 1999 by Mr. Paul Weissman. The Firm's principals have more than 65 years of combined experience in equity sales, marketing, corporate finance, fund-raising and direct investing in emerging markets, and also fund-positioning and fund-raising for alternative investment strategies, including real estate, hedge funds and private equity. Since inception, Centenium Advisors has raised over $3.5 billion for fund managers active in the Asia-Pacific region, Russia, India and other global emerging markets.
Paul J. Weissman
Mr. Weissman is the Founder and CEO of Centenium Advisors. He has over 35 years of experience in sales, marketing and financial services. Prior to Centenium Advisors, Mr. Weissman was a Principal and Co-Founder of Indochina Partners Ltd. a New York/Saigon direct investment company where he was responsible for negotiating more than $50 million of equity financing from Goldman Sachs, Zesiger Capital Group and other institutional investors for direct investments in green-field manufacturing and real estate ventures in Vietnam. Prior to Indochina Partners, Mr. Weissman spent eight years at the New York office of Julien J. Studley Inc., a national commercial real estate company where he rose to Corporate Managing Director responsible for developing the company's business among Japanese and other Asian corporations occupying office space in New York. Mr. Weissman negotiated more than twenty five transactions for Japanese and other Asian companies totaling over $300 million. Mr. Weissman also worked and studied in Singapore/Indonesia (1973), Japan (1974 - 1976), Hong Kong (1979 - 1980), and Thailand and the Philippines (1980 - 1982). Mr. Weissman received a B.A. in anthropology from Vassar College and Masters Degrees in public health and urban planning from Columbia University. Mr. Weissman is a Trustee of the International Center for the Disabled and a Board Member of Cause Vision, an organization committed to combating human trafficking. He is a former Trustee of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation and has served as a director of several Vietnamese ventures. He maintains FINRA Series 7, 63, 24 and 99 registrations.
Nansie J. Bernard
Ms. Bernard, President and Managing Partner of Centenium Advisors, has over 30 years of marketing, advisory and client service experience. She has raised in excess of $3 billion for private equity and real estate funds/private placements over the last 12 years. Ms. Bernard was the Founding Partner of Source Partners, a New York-based placement firm focused on raising capital for alternative investment managers, including private equity, venture capital and real estate. Prior to founding Source Partners, she served as a Vice President in the Private Equity Group at Thomas Weisel Partners, responsible for helping to build and manage an internal placement group raising capital for the firm's private equity and asset management products. Ms. Bernard had previously been a Vice President with Security Capital Group within the investment banking group raising capital for real estate private placements and ultimately responsible for developing and implementing institutional marketing programs that raised $600 million for a public REIT product. Ms. Bernard received a B.A. in Economics and Government from Simmons College. She maintains FINRA Series 7, 63, 24 and 99 registrations.
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