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HADLEY DONENBERG

Executive Chairman


Hadley W. Donenberg began his professional career as a licensed attorney in South Africa. Mr. Donenberg was a founding partner of Krawitz & Donenberg, LP, a leading law firm in Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in international tax and estate planning, offshore trusts and companies and international trade facilitation. He relocated to the United States in 1994 and formed Haddon Corporation, which has long-standing business and legal relationships in many countries, including offices in South Africa, Bulgaria, United Kingdom and Peru. In addition, through Mr. Donenberg's status as a former national Chairman of the Jewish National Fund of South Africa, and as former President of the Chicago/ South Africa Chamber of Commerce, he has excellent access to owners of hedge funds, high net worth individuals, and other persons with global influence.

MS. LOUISE JONES

CEO & Head of Institutional Sales and Private Equity


Ms.Jones is an experienced Wall Street Professional with successful track record of managing and cultivating brokerage solutions for Institutional Money Managers, raising capital and identifying synergies for strategic alliances. Her experience encompasses the roles of President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, Director of Business Development and Head of Investor Relations.

She was the youngest woman to hold a seat as a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1988 and also co-founded and directed the largest independent Floor Brokerage Operation on the NYSE, Cassidy Jones & Co. Inc.

She was also nominated to become the First Woman Governor of the NYSE and holds the record of having spearheaded implementation of Hand-Held Technology on the trading floor.

LAXMI PRASAD

CFO & Head of Global Operations


Mr. Prasad, designated as Global Operations Head, is a professional with expert knowledge in corporate structuring, taxation and cross-border transactions. He structured more than $3 billion in client assets, while also encouraging entrepreneurs from Asia to list their businesses in U.S.

Laxmi advised more than 110,000 tax customers and indoctrinated SDIRA as a vehicle for Indian Migrants in US to invest retirement assets in India.

He was previously a Registered IAR for Prudential Insurance, ranked first for any one-year period in its 125-year history, with more than $125 million life underwritten.

While at Prudential, Mr. Prasad also authored a multi-billion dollar "Developing Nations Fund" as a structure that would utilize life insurance policies from willing donors as collateral for IMF and World Bank to extend sovereign debt to the needy country.

In India, Laxmi was a market maker, successfully managed 5 IPOs as turnkey assignments.

Laxmi holds a CPA (US) and CA from India and authored many investment articles for his clients.

DR. RAJ BODEPUDI

Vice Chairman


Dr.Raj Bodepudi is the Vice Chairman and a Director of SIRI, the Registrant's affiliate. assisting SIRI with business development since May, 2013. Prior to that, Raj was the Founder/CEO of Lotus Partners, Inc. a business development company, and worked for a nonprofit organization from 2010 to 2013. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. Bodepudi was the Managing Director at MASI, Ltd., an M&A firm (from 2003-2008), based in Chicago. During this time he provided strategic advisory and investment banking services to several firms that included global business development and M&A integration. He had recently advised the City of Detroit on its revitalization strategies and also worked closely with professionals at GE and Intel Capital on several investment banking projects.

During 1998-2002, Raj was the Founder/CEO of Oak Brook Technologies, Inc. ("OBT"), a technology solutions provider that was sold to Alpha Thought, a Chicago-based company. During 1994-1997, Raj negotiated a $150 Million joint venture between Coal India and the world's largest coal-washing firm, from concept to completion. During this time, Raj had advised two Prime Ministers of India on reforms related issues and negotiated contracts between U.S. partners and Indian Government officials as well as working with the Bank of Tokyo on project financing. During 1981-1994, Raj was a First Vice President at Morgan Stanley, Managing Partner with Manas Research and was the Founder/CEO of Wall Street Financial, Inc., the first financial services company owned by an NRI in the US. Raj was awarded a Ph.D. (and Blum Award for the best preliminary Doctoral Exams) in Economics from Wayne State University, an M.A in Economics from Osmania University (Gold Medal-First in Class) and won the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Award.

LIKHITHA PALAYPU

Director - Corporate Communications


Likhitha Palaypu is an honors graduate from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where she studied International Relations with special interest in conflict theory and environmental politics. In the frame of her studies, she has worked as a political analyst for Frontier Horizons, a securities and political risk analysis firm based in London, studied conflict at the Galtung Institut in Germany and reported for the Foreign Affairs Review, a rapidly growing online journal for international affairs. While developing reporting and journalistic experience, she has also taken on roles as a negotiator alongside UNCITRAL and the Office of the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau to strategize the passage of key trade agreements. Her involvement in the financial services and asset management fields began in 2011, when under the guidance of her father, Mr. Laxmi Prasad, she began independently managing and building client relationships with IRA customers and various state governmental bodies. With these reporting, negotiating, and interpersonal skills in hand, she has been serving the board of the Interups since 2014. Ms. Palaypu has accepted executive responsibility to handle relationship management for Interups and will be collaboratively working with the Board to handle media and public relations, and corporate internal and external affairs.