Traditional Banking As We Know It Is A Sunset Industry

There is an undeniable shift of power occurring in banking and financial services. We set out to discuss in this latest article.

NFT Marketplaces are Starting to Look like Small Stock Exchanges: Should Accredited Investors Take Notice?

Millions of NFTs are created, sold and exchanged monthly for billions of dollars. We discuss how to participate.

Has Virtual Land Become a Viable Investment?

Should I invest in virtual land?

The Metaverse is Coming; So is the Capital

The metaverse is a multi-trillion dollar pie. We explore how to participate as an investor.

How Can Investors Choose an Impact Investment that Actually Makes an Impact?

These are the steps that every impact-focused investor must go through to strategically select the impact investment that is right for them.

Farmland Investments Remain #1 Choice for Inflation Hedge Amongst Wealthy Investors

One of GCC's coffee farmers smiling for the camera on Guadalajara, one of GCC's farms. March 2020.

For the first time in over a decade, inflation rates in the U.S. economy surpassed 5% for May through August of 2021.  As supply-chain troubles, post-lockdown demand surges, skyrocketing commodity prices, and increased federal spending continue, economists around the world are sounding the alarm bells that inflation will likely accelerate throughout the end of 2021.… Continue reading Farmland Investments Remain #1 Choice for Inflation Hedge Amongst Wealthy Investors

What Would The Green Coffee Company Look Like as a Public Company?

The Green Coffee Company, a Legacy Group portfolio company, is targeting an initial public offering in 2025. This is what that could mean for GCC investors, investors in what will be the #1 producer of coffee in Colombia, the world´s third largest coffee-producing country.

Can I Invest in Private Companies?

The Securities & Exchange Commission´s Relaxed “Accredited Investor” Definition is Opening More Opportunities to More Investors than Ever Before For many investors, investing in private company securities has long been a question of “Legally, can I?” Consistent with much other governmental line-drawing, the answer to the question of whether someone can invest in private companies,… Continue reading Can I Invest in Private Companies?

How Foreign Companies are Raising Capital from U.S. Investors

Companies operating outside of the U.S. continue to look to the U.S. capital markets and U.S.-based investors to finance their overseas businesses and projects.  The investing interest and desire for opportunity is mutual between these two constituencies.  As the following table prepared by The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis demonstrates, U.S. investors are eager and… Continue reading How Foreign Companies are Raising Capital from U.S. Investors

How Startups and Early Stage Companies Can Best Leverage the SEC´s New Relaxed Crowdfunding Rules

On November 2, 2020, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) published its final rule entitled “Facilitating Capital Formation and Expanding Investment Opportunities by Improving Access to Capital in Private Markets.”  The final rule is a 388-page indication of the current trend of the SEC to ease access to capital formation and the private capital markets… Continue reading How Startups and Early Stage Companies Can Best Leverage the SEC´s New Relaxed Crowdfunding Rules

Jesus Reyes

Vice President, Capital Raising

Economist by trade, spent 15 years working for HSBC in a multitude of capacities in its Private Wealth, Credit Risk Management and Investment Banking divisions. Furthermore, Jesus worked for the bank in multiple countries. Prior to leaving HSBC, Jesus was the Global Account Owner of the bank’s relationship with the world’s largest accounting and consulting firms.


Upon leaving Wall Street, Jesus joined a boutique Medical Group in Beverly Hills, as CEO, with the primary goal of leading the team through a process of corporate transformation from a small enterprise to a corporation able to navigate the terrain of bringing in Private Investors and expand into new markets: New York, Orange County, Chicago and San Diego.


In addition to extensive professional experience, Jesus holds degrees in Economics (BA – St Mary’s University, and MA – Fordham University) and Finance (MS – University of Rochester).

DUSTIN BALDWIN

Vice President, Business Development

After multiple combat tours with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Florida, Dustin took a position in corporate finance with Lockheed Martin, followed shortly by obtaining his Series 7 and 66 certifications as a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. Looking for an opportunity to implement his leadership earned in the Marine Corps and entrepreneurial desire, Dustin decided to leave the corporate environment and joined a family-owned private prisoner transportation start-up, while also investing in real estate. Over the next several years, Dustin became a partner in the company, moved into the role of Executive Director and helped grow the company through strategic relationships, winning large government contracts, and helping foster several mergers, ultimately getting the business to a successful sale. After obtaining his MBA in Real Estate from Florida State University in 2020, Dustin continued to invest in real estate, taking a specific interest in land acquisition and development to create equity and cash flow opportunities. Additionally, he was involved with several start-ups and became one of the largest investors in The Green Coffee Company, a Legacy Group portfolio company. After getting boots-on-the-ground with his Green Coffee Company investment in Colombia, Dustin saw an opportunity to become more than just a passive shareholder and joined Legacy Group as the VP of Business Development in June 2022.

 

Dustin has earned a reputation for his genuine leadership style, adaptive problem-solving skills, ability to forge authentic relationships, and being a fast-moving action-taker across multiple industries. His fluidity and adaptive results-oriented mindset makes Dustin an excellent addition to Legacy Group as our VP of Business Development.

 

Dustin lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with his wife Jenny and their German Shepherd, Kimber. Going on 18-years in the USMC, Dustin will retire after 20 years and continue to focus on adding value to Legacy Group Stakeholders.