Advisory Board

Thomas Urano

Thomas Urano is a Principal and Managing Director of Sage Advisory and a member of the Investment Committee. He serves as a Portfolio Manager for the taxable fixed income and equity strategies. He began his career in 1996 as a Fixed Income Trader with Credit Suisse Asset Management in New York. Later, Thomas joined Morgan Keegan as a Fixed Income Portfolio Accountant. Thomas received his B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute.

Carl Brundidge

Carl Brundidge is a founding partner of Brundidge & Stanger, P.C. and has extensive experience in Corporate, Contract and Intellectual Property Law matters.

Regarding Corporate and Contract Law matters, Carl serves the corporate and contractual legal needs of small, medium and large emerging growth companies. His main focus is high net worth individuals in the areas of corporate liability and finance, transactions, corporate acquisitions and mergers and counseling on business decisions including litigation, arbitration and mediation matters.

Regarding Intellectual Property Law matters, Carl’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law including patent procurement, including patent application preparation and prosecution, Intellectual Property Portfolio management, patent enforcement, whether before the courts or the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as licensing and technology transfer transactions. Carl has handled matters in a wide range of technologies such as computer hardware, computer systems, storage systems, software applications, and telecommunications, including packet switching and wireless networks.

Larry D. Bailey

Larry Bailey is a certified public accountant (CPA) with over 26 years of experience in the field of public accountancy. He obtained the position of partner in the international firms of KPMG, Peat Marwick and PricewaterhouseCoopers. During this time, he provided tax services to financial service companies (many of which were U.S. branches of foreign banks), real estate and energy companies, and wealthy individuals.

During his term at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Larry served as the partner-in-charge of the Africa desk for the U.S. firm. In this role, he served as the liaison for the U.S. firm’s clients doing business in Africa with its office on the Continent. Larry currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Africare and is a former Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Board for Corporate Council on Africa. He previously worked as an Internal Revenue Agent for the United States Treasury Department where he audited statements to ensure compliance with U.S. laws. Currently, Larry serves on the Board of Directors of CareFirst, Inc., which is the regional Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company. He serves on the Audit and Finance committees. Bailey holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in accounting from Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Business Advisory Board.

Mark Stachiw

Mark Stachiw, Of Counsel, has over 30 years of corporate, securities, governance, regulatory and transactional experience – serving as the General Counsel for publicly traded, and divisions of publicly traded companies and a private equity firm. Mark is the former Vice Chairman, General Counsel and Secretary for MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE:PCS), the fifth largest wireless company in the United States and a Fortune 500 company with revenues of over $5 billion. Prior to MetroPCS, Mark served as General Counsel of Verizon Wireless Messaging (a division of Verizon Wireless) and Allegiance Telecom Company Worldwide (a division of Allegiance Telecom.

During his tenure at MetroPCS, Mark took the company public, negotiating and consummating the largest domestic M&A transaction announced in 2012 with T-Mobile, USA, valued in excess of $30 billion. In addition, Marc has also negotiated and consummated a number of smaller M&A transactions, raised and refinanced $28 billion in leveraged and high yield, registered and 144A financings, secured loans, bridge loans, consent solicitations and other financial transactions totaling over $28 billion, and closed a $750 million private placement and tender offer. Mark also has extensive experience in federal telecommunications regulation having represented a number of companies before, and lobbied on their behalf, the Federal Communications Commission for over 25 years.