Team

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What makes our team great?

Our investments are managed by a small, cohesive group of business professionals with varied backgrounds, skill sets and personalities. We work together as one team, sharing, collaborating and complementing each other’s abilities and experience. Our small size is our advantage – we are quick, nimble and decisive in our approach – we know how to get things done. To learn more about our individual team members, click on a name below.

The Stratus Venture Group Team

Innovators, Investors, & growth accelerators

Brian StreetPresident
President Brian Street has a long history of international business success. Upon completing military service in his native South Africa and in Israel, Street went into business management in South Africa as head of construction for a textile conglomerate – a job that gave him varied experience in manufacturing, distribution, and real estate.

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After completing a highly successful single-family development in Canada, Street moved to South Florida in 1991 where, together with his partner James Cohen, Street became a central figure in the development of luxury waterfront condominiums in coastal South Florida.

 

Together the pair has overseen the development of thousands of luxury condominium residences from Miami to Daytona with a market value in excess of $2 billion. Brian is the consummate identifier of trends. In addition to a massive real estate portfolio, Brian has conceived and helped develop numerous successful businesses around the world.

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Jeffrey Scott DibartoloChief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, DiBartolo oversees the day-to-day operations of STRATUS and its affiliates (the Companies) and manages their myriad of financial relationships. DiBartolo also leverages his prior consulting experience to analyze various new business ventures into which the principals of the Companies are considering investment.

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With respect to the ventures in which the Companies’ principals have invested, DiBartolo coordinates and advises various executive staff members responsible for the incubation of these ventures with respect to sales, marketing and project management. In the past five years, DiBartolo was directly responsible for raising over $1.5 billion of debt and equity and oversaw the development operations of one of the largest urban master-planned communities in South Florida.

 

DiBartolo has over 20 years of experience primarily in the real estate industry. Prior to joining the STRATUS team, he was the Chief Financial Officer of a large commercial development and property management company in South Florida. In his capacity as Chief Financial Officer, he managed finance, accounting and risk management for the company’s various divisions, which included residential and commercial development, residential and retail, office and industrial property management, hospitality and farming.

 

DiBartolo also served as a Senior Manager with the Real Estate Group of Ernst & Young LLP where managed audit and consulting engagements for a variety of public and privately-held real estate companies, including homebuilders, REITs, property managers, hotel management companies and commercial developers. Additionally, DiBartolo participated in loan workout engagements for the RTC and private companies involving the restructuring of more than $8 billion of debt. DiBartolo also managed audit and consulting engagements in a variety of non- real estate industries, including airlines, biotech, retail and senior living.

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Theodore R. Stotzer, ESQ.Executive VP & General Counsel
As Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Theodore Stotzer’s responsibilities include supervising all legal work of outside counsel, negotiating, documenting and closing complex commercial transactions, corporate and other operating entity structuring, document negotiation and preparation, supervision over maintenance of all

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companies’ books and records, conducting and supervising due diligence through completion for acquisitions, start-up enterprises, joint ventures and partnerships and other business investments and opportunities, coordination of compliance and permitting and handling of all clients’ legal affairs.

 

Stotzer has over 36 years of experience as a lawyer and as Chief Legal Officer representing some of Florida’s largest and most prestigious business ventures.

 

He has been a member of The Florida Bar in good standing since 1974.

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Joe FairleighVice President Sales
As Vice President of Sales, Joe Fairleigh is responsible for developing and leading the sales efforts for the multitude of companies and initiatives in which STRATUS has interest. This focus includes the establishment and execution of market strategies, developing distribution, finding strategic partners, increasing profitable market share, and

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maximizing the financial return of investors.

 

Joe has over 15 years of experience in global manufacturing, distribution and sales. Joe earned his Undergraduate Degree in Business from The University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada and his MBA from The Cox School of Business in Dallas, TX, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma. Complimenting the strong environmental focus of STRATUS, Joe is also a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional.

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