David Wanetick

Chief Executive Officer, Solution Nation

David Wanetick is a world-renowned authority on valuing companies and intangible assets, particularly patents. He developed the Certified Patent Valuation Analyst and Certified Emerging Company Analyst designations. David prepares Company and Patent Valuation Reports are used to facilitate transactions such as capital raises, sales of companies, sales of patent portfolios and licensing agreements. His reports are instrumental in pricing transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars. David’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, emerging companies, private equity and venture capital funds, universities and government agencies.

David is Managing Director at JD Merit, a boutique investment bank with an expertise in selling middle market companies in a wide array of industries to operating companies and to private equity funds and their portfolio companies. JD Merit is also active in effecting capital raises at the B round and beyond.

David has been investing in publicly traded companies for more than 30 years. Much of his research and investment focus is directed towards Israeli companies.

Neomi Barazani

Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Solution Nation

Neomi is passionate about introducing Israeli technologies and dynamic Israeli companies to the investment community. She has run investor events and executive education programs throughout the world for the past 20 years. She is a marketing expert and has strong managerial skills. Earlier in her career, Neomi was a tax auditor with the Israeli IRS.

Shoan Snoday

President, Solution Nation

Shoan Snoday has an extreme passion for putting deals together. He has decades of experience in selecting businesses to invest in, acquire, re-position and sell. He can quickly ascertain companies’ value drivers and knows how to best articulate those value drivers to the investment community. Shoan has a no-nonsense, practical, sensible, and realistic approach to taking companies in a variety of industries and developmental stages to the next level.

David Liepman

Senior Analyst, Solution Nation

David Liepman spent the first half of his 28-year print media career with the San Francisco Chronicle and the Marin Independent Journal on the business management side. The second half he put pen to paper. For 6 years each edition of the Sunday San Francisco Examiner featured David’s “Personal Best” column, profiling athletes and their specialties not traditionally found in the sports pages. David promoted, bolstered, and championed these unique athletic endeavors and events. In recent years David has continued to pursue his passion for profiles as a free-lance writer and now as a Senior Analyst at Solution Nation. He holds a BA degree in business management from the College of William & Mary in Virginia.

Elliot Figeuira

Senior Analyst, Solution Nation

Elliot Figueira is an experienced analyst and journalist with a passion for technology and innovation. He has written for major tech blogs, entertainment news sites, marketing companies, and many other companies. Outside of writing, Elliot enjoys science-fiction literature and various types of cacti.