Barry Etra / The RAISE Forum
Barry Etra came out of the manufacturing world after 25+ years, the last 15 as a senior executive there and got involved in the consulting and funding world. From the debt funding side he got involved in equity; realizing that that world was chaos, he endeavored to create a structure that would help order it, and the RAISE Forum was born. Barry has a BA and an MBA from Columbia and lives in Atlanta.
Darshun Kendrick / Kendrick Law
Attorney Dar’shun N. Kendrick was born in Atlanta, Georgia to 2 parents that were Georgia entrepreneurs and small business owners. She was raised in South DeKalb, Georgia and graduated from DeKalb County public schools. She received 2 bachelors’ degrees from Oglethorpe University and her law degree from the University of Georgia. While in law school, she was on a Member and Editor of the International and Comparative Law Journal and started the law school’s first ever Business Law Society which prepares law students to practice transactional business law as opposed to business litigation. In August of 2011, she received her Master’s in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. She is now the owner of Kendrick Law Practice, a private securities law firm that handles legal compliance and investor agreements and negotiations for private placement offerings. She is also certified FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) non-public arbitrator, arbitrator contact disputes between investors and non-public companies.