Tony Drexel Smith Founder & Chief Executive Ofﬁcer Blue Moon Consortium
Tony specializes in professional-grade business finance documentation and start-ups. Specific services include: Business plan development, due-diligence, Private Placement Memoranda (PPM) supporting documentation, validation of claims, assumption worksheets, research, and pro forma development.
Tony has worked with over Seven Hundred (700) clients in Twenty-Two (22) industries since 1995. He has specifically completed hundreds of projects relating to business valuations, C-Level consulting-coaching, certified business planning, commercial bank credit applications, confidential business assessments, IB financing (Investment Banking), market planning, demographic research, market penetration modeling, non-complex credit applications, PPM (Private Placement RD 504-6) supporting documents, Title II (Crown fund RD 506(c), Crowd Funding and SBA loan packaging.
He lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada, but works with clients throughout the world (all-hours, all time zones). He authored the book on business start-ups – The Essential Handbook for Small Businesses ISBN# 978-0-9840365-0-9 in 2011. He also wrote, published and distributed The Business Development Directory in 2008. He is a graduate of the University of La Verne with a degree in Business Administration with Cum Laude Honors.
Leslye Noel Galati Co-founder, Director & Chief of Administration
For over 10 years Leslye Galati has been serving small to medium enterprises in the capitalization process. Ms. Galati has been a senior project manager since 2003 having managed more than 100 companies through her executive management roles in Blue Moon Advisors, LLC, US Business Incubator, SUMATIICI, Inc. and SoCalBizOps, Inc.
Before initiating her career in business finance, Ms. Galati worked as a Buyer and Department Manager for Nordstrom from 1990 to 2005; her duties included ensuring employee growth and satisfaction, overseeing and maintaining customer service, communicating with upper management about department operations and needs as well as general supervision of department operations.
Ms. Galati serves Blue Moon Advisors in the critical areas of compliance and administration. She serves as the interim compliance officer and liaison with FINRA for registrations Forms D and C, supervises budgets, payroll, staff hiring, contracts, accounts payable, accounts receivable, document management and due diligence. Additionally, Ms. Galati is the primary coordinator of Blue Moon Advisory Services and serves as a liaison between the Clients and internal staff, executives, strategic partners and consultants.
Ms. Galati also serves her Clients as a Subject Matter Expert in Food & Beverage. She is a master of designing menus, recipes and overseeing test kitchen projects. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu School of Culinary Arts, Pasadena, California, 2008
William (“Bill”) C. Attinger President, Blue Moon Advisors
Bill Attinger has spent the last 20 years as a leader and innovator in growing, financing and grooming early stage and lower middle-market companies. Through his background in finance and investment banking, he knows how to quantitatively evaluate companies and advise them “by the numbers”. As a founder or co-founder of five companies and an adviser to dozens more, he has accumulated a depth of practical hands-on operational experience across a breadth of industries.
In addition to operations and finance, Mr. Attinger’s career includes a depth of experience in marketing, branding and business development for a wide variety of small and medium sized businesses, including the integration of social media and mobile marketing into a company’s commercial strategy. He understands how to leverage major social media platforms, online technologies and analytical tools to drive activation, enhance the customer experience and ultimately generate new business. As an investment banker for Morgan Stanley in the 1990’s, Mr. Attinger structured more than $1 billion of publicly-offered securities using innovative, derivative-based financing structures, and his derivative research has been published in the Financial Analysts Journal. Bill earned his Bachelors in economics and Masters in Finance from the University of Alabama.
In addition to his role at Blue Moon Advisors, Bill serves as a Managing Director, Venture Management, for Global Trust Group and serves on the Board of Directors for Raise the Money Inc. and Syndicate Ventures LLC.
Emily RosenthalOffice Manager
Emily joined the Blue Moon Advisors team with over 30 years of customer service experience. Raised in Orange County, California, Ms. Rosenthal moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1995 with her husband Michael.
Before joining the Blue Moon Advisors team, Ms. Rosenthal was a long-standing employee with Claim Jumper, where she gained 15 years of experience building Las Vegas area restaurants as well as developing the integral service skills of team coordination and training, effective communication with a variety of clientele and personality types as well as problem solving in a fast-paced environment.
Ms. Rosenthal brings a strong, multi-dimensional, skillset to Blue Moon Advisors, where she attends to the needs of both Clients and the Blue Moon Advisory Network. Ms. Rosenthal’s duties as office manager include: Client customer service, Client onboarding, management and coordination of critical internal documents, maintaining and coordinating the office and executive schedules, Advisor services and serves as a liaison between the Blue Moon executive team, the Blue Moon project management team, Clients, investors and advisors.
Nita JonesMS, Project Manager
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nita Jones is a true native. After attending high school right here in the valley, Nita went on to further her education at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. In 2014, she was awarded her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies, which allowed her to become more familiar with the processes of studying and facilitating human social interactions. Motivated by her passion and love of her studies, Nita began graduate school in 2014, focusing still on Communication Studies, but placing an emphasis in interpersonal communication and research. During her time in the graduate program, Nita was invited to become a graduate teaching assistant, where she taught Public Speaking courses to undergraduates. Her curriculum focused on understanding public relations and creating effective and meaningful public presentations for audiences. After an extensive period of collecting data and transforming it into research, Nita was able to complete and defend her capstone project, earning her the advanced degree of Master’s of Art.
With her time outside of work, Nita can be found prowling around the community, whether upside down while teaching a yoga class or walking her dog Schmoogz at the local dog park.