BRIAN HAFNER – INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE
Mr. Brian Hafner has more than 17 years of executive experience in international financial operations. He is a hands-on leader with a record of business development and operational transformations. He launched his career as an intern at Krediet Bank in Antwerp, Belgium followed by work at Banque Bruxelles Lambert in Brussels. Although he worked for a short time at a small local bank, Oklahoma State Bank, in Mulhall, Oklahoma, Brian has spent the majority of his career overseas—primarily in Japan working in the formative stages with investment banks and hedge funds. Brian has managed operations, accounting functions, and information technology systems in various financial firms. He is experienced in legal, financial, and tax issues involved in structuring international financial firms. He earned a Masters of International Business Studies and a BA in Economics. He speaks Japanese and English and is adept at motivating people and driving projects in international finance. Proficient in Japanese and English as well as holding U.S. Citizenship with permanent residency in Japan, Brian recently established his company, Cherokee Capital to use as a means for managing personal investments, exploring new business investment opportunities as well as consulting opportunities and advising small new venture companies in need of guidance as they navigate through various challenges that come into play during the startup phase.