Marty Secada, Executive Committee, is the founder of Broad and Wall Advisors (BWA). BWA are advisors to institutional investors and alternative funds, assisting them with strategy, networking, global deal-sourcing, business development, fund-raising initiatives, and investor relations outreach and strategies.
Marty and his team have reviewed and/or made recommendations on more than 30,000 deal and fund sponsor offerings. Areas covered are alternative investments, private equity, private credit, venture capital, hedge funds, real estate strategies, crypto, NFTs and SPACs, and many other parts of the investment stack.
He is the founder of multiple networks and is an expert convener for purposes of capital raising and financial product dissemination for peer to peer investor networks. These networks create cooperative work situations for different investment themes where there may be arbitrage opportunities. That includes the Ivy Family Office Network (IVYFON) which over more than 15 years has had more than 50,000 participants ranging over the gamut of investment strategies and opportunities.
Other groups Marty founded include multiple networks of hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital investors. In total, he has led more than 350 investor forums and meetings in more than 30 cities.
He is the owner of High Plains Capital, a holding group, and has owned businesses that have included Goldman Sachs, UBS, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and Chase as their clients.
He is a thought and action leader on diversity in alternative funds having presented several hundred women-, minority-, and veteran-owned funds to his audience.
Marty has a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, a Bachelors Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data from Drexel University and he studied Alternative Investments at New York University. He has lectured at the Wharton School of business and Drexel University graduate school of business on these topics.