George Zoidze

Mr. George Zoidze holds over 25 years of experience in the investment, merchant banking, and financial services industry. In recent years, Mr. Zoidze, as a consulting professional, worked with companies from a variety of industries to facilitate maturity within their corporate finance, capital markets and investment banking requirements. From 2008 to 2011 he served as Chairman and Member of the Supervising Board of Investbank (Republic of Georgia). He also co-founded a consulting firm, PRIMACAPITAL I.F.C ltd and has advised several M&A deals across the EU in industries like telecom, IT, media and cosmetics. George also served as a CFO and Director of Aurora Acquisition Corp. and as a Director of Accordium Advisory AG, an independent consulting company providing services for SPACs and Capital Pool Companies seeking transactions in the EU.

Mr. Zoidze has four children, resides in Barcelona, Spain with his wife. He attended the Harvard Law School Negotiation Institute; and is fluent in English, Spanish and Georgian.


Todd Heinzl

Currently Chief Executive Officer of The Governance Box Inc. (“GBX”) and The Governance Box LLP (“GBX USA”), companies focused on assisting globally minded companies develop corporate governance policy & a Tier 1 and Tier 2 senior stock exchange listing outcome through a listing event for their shareholders: GBX offers structured and disciplined strategic thought leadership for each company through the development, implementation and adoption of effective corporate strategies.

Mr. Heinzl holds over 35 years of experience in the investment, merchant banking, and financial services industry. In recent years, Mr. Heinzl, as a consulting professional, has integrated governance, a foundational and mandatory component, to the management of the process of listing companies on a senior stock exchange, globally. Sector agnostic Mr. Heinzl works with companies from a variety of industries to facilitate maturity within their stock listings in an orderly, precise, and compliant process. Senior stock exchanges such as NASDAQ Capital Market, NYSE, Euronext, London Stock Exchanges are increasingly demanding and rigorous oversight regarding the listing requirements of the issuers thereby making exchange experience invaluable.

Mr. Heinzl is a member in good standing with the following organizations underpinning corporate governance excellence: Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI); Responsible Investing Association (RIA – Toronto, Ontario); Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD – Toronto, Ontario); European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI – Brussels, Belgium); Singapore Institute of Directors (SID – Singapore); Institute for Mergers & Acquisitions (IMAA – Vienna, Austria)

Mr. Heinzl attended the University of Waterloo. Post University studies Mr. Heinzl earned his designation as a Certified Investment Manager (CIM) from the Canadian Securities Institute and awarded his Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) fellowship designation. Additionally, executive education includes Wharton School of Business – Executive Management Diploma; and Corporate Governance: ESG and Diversity program. In 2022, Mr. Heinzl received the Order of Merit of Savoy (OMS) a dynastic Order of merit named Order of Merit of Savoy – divided like the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is an amalgamation of experienced professionals who bring unique knowledge and skills in order to guide our organization more effectively.  Our Advisory Board serves to make recommendations, providing key information and materials to the mandates and assignments UpListing undertakes. The Advisory Committee plays an important business development role as well as providing a fresh perspective on any regulatory, compliance, or business challenges that may come from time to time. 

Jonathan Blum

Senior Advisor

Jonathan has 30 years of client advisory and fund-raising experience on Wall Street. During that time, Jonathan has been responsible for advising and financing a broad array of emerging growth public and private companies to help achieve their capital market objectives.

Jonathan has a distinguished career with notable investment banks. Recently, Jonathan was Head of Investment Banking at Dawson James Securities, a boutique investment bank raising capital for emerging growth companies with a life sciences focus. Prior to Dawson James, Jonathan was Managing Director, Investment Banking at WestPark Capital.

Previously, Jonathan was a Partner and Head of the Investment Banking practice at Jesup & Lamont Securities, a New York based boutique banking firm. Jonathan was a Managing Director at Prudential Securities Incorporated responsible for the firm’s Real Estate, Energy and Consumer M&A practices. Before joining Prudential Securities, Jonathan was a Director of M&A at Salomon Smith Barney.

Jonathan’s career was further augmented as a consultant at Bain & Co., a top strategic consulting firm based in Boston.

Jonathan graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in finance from Boston University and received an M.B.A. with distinction from the Harvard Business School.

Andre Peschong

Senior Advisor

Andre Peschong has had a 25+ year career in the Investment Banking, M&A and fund management industry. He has also served as CEO, CSO and other C-level and board member engagements throughout his career.

Currently, Mr. Peschong serves as the managing partner of Bridgewater Capital, a firm he co-founded in 1994. His activities with Bridgewater consist of traditional Investment Banking, mergers and acquisitions and other capital advisory engagements. Mr. Peschong currently sits on the Board of Directors for ConversionPoint Technologies, an e-Commerce technology company, where he previously served as the Chief Strategy Officer and helped co-found. He is also on the Board of Directors for SVI, a leading company in patented LIDAR based technologies used primarily for biometric identification, autonomous vehicles, object recognition systems and other military and commercial applications.

Prior activities – In 1994 he was a founding member of Bridgewater Capital Corporation, a boutique merchant/investment banking firm to public and private companies. During his career in the capital markets he has structured, negotiated and closed over $500 million in equity capital and M&A transactions for both public and private companies. Advised and worked with many early and mid-stage public and private companies providing strategic advisory focusing at the board level as well as traditional merchant/investment banking advisory work, M&A, capital structuring, joint ventures, private placements and business development. Mr. Peschong has been very successful in bringing select companies to Europe exposing them to longer term capital partners, investors, joint venture opportunities and business development opportunities.

Mr. Peschong co-founded, managed and deployed capital for 3 different fund strategies over his career, with a combined assets under management of $150 million. Mr. Peschong was also the CEO of a consumer products company in the health and wellness industry for 5 years. During his career Mr. Peschong has experienced all sides of a financing transaction which gives him unique insight and perspective into what risks are being looked at by investors and allows him to properly guide entrepreneurs and management teams through the process of raising capital from diligence, packaging and structuring to an ultimate capital raise. Mr. Peschong has been authored and quoted in many articles on Angel investing and the economic landscape for Forbes, Businessweek, New York Times, Blogging stocks and Seeking Alpha.


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