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Mike McCrory

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. McCrory has worked in the securities industry since 1995, prior to which he spent over 10 years as an executive in the insurance industry. He has lived in Italy since 1994 and worked with institutional investors throughout Europe. In addition to serving in his capacity at I-Bankers Direct he serves on the Board of Directors of various other companies. Mr. McCrory has been securities licensed since 1992 and holds both a Series 7 and Series 24 license. He holds a BSBA from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

Bob Spitler

President and CFO

Mr. Spitler joined I-Bankers Direct in March of 2019. He has worked in the securities industry since 1998, holding a variety of roles including President, CFO, consultant and branch manager. Previously, Mr. Spitler worked in accounting and finance for over ten years at a publicly traded manufacturing company. He is a lifelong Florida resident. Mr. Spitler is a CPA and he holds an MBA and a BBA from Florida Atlantic University. He holds securities licenses including Series 7, 24, 27 and 65.

Ron Furst

Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Ronald Furst comes to I-Bankers having 40 years of extensive hands-on experience in the equity markets, with the last 35 years as a Heightened Risk Supervision Manager/OTC Market Maker Supervisor/Branch Manager & Director of Compliance. He is also a third generation Registered Representative with 15 years of affiliated membership on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and has extensive branch office supervision experience and knowhow. His education includes NY Institute of Finance where he started his financial career in 1978. He holds a Series 4, 7, 24, 55, 63 and 99.

Brian Lombardi

Sr. VP of Investments

Brian Lombardi serves as Sr. VP of Investments of I-Bankers Direct & Officer of IBD Venture Capital LLC.  Mr. Lombardi has over 2 decades of experience in the financial services industry and has developed a broad and deep understanding of diverse securities and  financial products.  He brings experience from investing in unique asset classes in primary and secondary markets to IBD Venture Capital.  Prior to joining I-Bankers Mr. Lombardi was Sr. VP of investments of One of the largest independent broker dealer’s  in the Country.   Mr. Lombardi holds licenses including Series 7, 24, 63, and 2-15 license.

Chris Norton

Sr. VP of Investments

Christopher Norton serves as an officer of IBD Venture Capital LLC in addition to being the Senior Vice President of Investments at I‑Bankers Direct. Mr. Norton brings over a decade of experience in servicing high net worth investor and institutional investor accounts. He brings experience from investing in unique Pre-IPO opportunities in the secondary markets to I-Bankers Venture Capital LLC. Mr. Norton holds a Series 7, 63, and 65 license.

Scott Schalk

Managing Director

Mr. Schalk Joined I-Bankers in January of 2017. Previously he had been with Dawson James Securities, through the current management teams annexing control from the previous partners/management. During his tenure at Dawson James, Mr. Schalk started the Institutional Sales Department, and grew it to be a significant portion of the firm’s revenues. Mr. Schalk also formed the firm’s Capital Markets Group, and helped the firm build its investment banking practice to be one of the most active investment banks in the healthcare sector for many years. Throughout Mr. Schalk’s career he has been involved with over 200 equity financings totaling well into the billions of dollars. In 2017, Mr. Schalk as Head of U.S. Capital Markets, helped I-Bankers to complete 15 IPOs as lead or co-lead underwriter totaling more than 2 billion dollars.
Mr. Schalk holds a Series 7, 63, and 24.

Chris Nash

CTO & Manager Operations

Chris has over ten years of experience in the IT sector. Before joining I-Bankers Direct, Chris managed accounts as a systems administrator and, later, developed web solutions for two Fortune 500 consulting companies. At I-Bankers Direct, Chris oversees internal operations, and operates webmaster and director of development for web-based and interactive applications. Chris received a BA from the University of Connecticut, and holds a Series 99 securities license.


2500 N. Military Trail
Suite 160
Boca Raton, FL 33431 USA
Tel. +1 561 220 8850
Fax. +1 561 220 8870


Bob Spitler
President & CFO

Mike McCrory
Non-Executive Chairman

Scott Schalk
Head of U.S. Capital Markets

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