Executives

John Bartoletta

John Bartoletta - in chair

John Bartoletta is the Founder, Managing Member and CEO of UNATION, and UNATION Partners. UNATION is a mobile app and desktop social engagement engine that allow a business/brand or an individual to create meaningful and relevant EVENTS, with the option of adding our robust ticketing and registration platform, all built around their unique brand. UNATION is the ideal place to quickly find great events in their respective city, as well as create private events for their friends and family.

The company’s mission is to connect the world through events and create relevant branding, meaningful relationships, timely commerce and powerful analytics.

John Bartoletta is also the Founder, Managing Member and CEO of The Highstreet Group, a collection of independent companies that offer investment strategies designed to meet the needs of their clientele in today’s ever changing financial markets. These strategies are available to institutional investors, trust companies, professional associations, pension funds, endowments, foundations and high net worth individuals.

The firm’s mission is to provide high quality professional consulting and investment management services based on three principals; DISCIPLINE, PATIENCE and RESPECT. Discipline in adhering to the investment philosophy, Patience for the overall investment process and Respect for the power of the global markets.


 Experience

The Highstreet Group –  Managing Member | CEO

In business from June 1992 to 

UNATION – Managing Member | CEO

In business from May 2010 to John Bartoletta is also the Founder and Managing Member of UNATION, a mobile app and desktop social engagement engine that allow a business/brand or an individual to create meaningful and relevant EVENTS, with the option of adding our robust ticketing and registration platform, all built around their unique brand.  

UNATION has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a “MINI-IPO” (Initial Public Offering) under Regulation A+ to raise up to $30 million from both accredited and non-accredited investors. The offering has been “qualified” for fundraising by the SEC. The use of proceeds will be used for marketing, sales, event development, on-going technology, general administration and debt service. Please review www.unationpartners.com for additional information and disclosures.


Honors & Awards

Presented to the National Economic Council at the White House | Lawrence B. Lindsey – Director of the National Economic Council

In 2001, John Bartoletta presented to Lawrence B. Lindsey, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council at The White House in Washington D.C. The discussion centered on the current state of the economy as it relates to the financial services industry.

National Small Business of the Year Recipient | US Congress and the Small Business Association

In 2002, John Bartoletta and Highstreet was honored by the U.S. Congress and Small Business Administration, Chaired by Congressman Donald A. Manzullo of Illinois, as a finalist for the Small Business of the Year. The house Small Business Committee held the hearing to highlight some of America’s most successful small businesses in relation to National Small Business week. Mr. Bartoletta’s testimony encouraged the committee to focus on ways government can reduce the regulatory burden on small business, their heavy tax burden and their capacity to pass on their business to future generations.

Guest Lecturer at the University of Florida | Department of Applied Mathematics

John Bartoletta frequently acted as a guest lecturer of graduate-level students at the University of Florida at which he provides insight into the theoretical applications of style-based, quantitative models. He is frequently quoted in various financial publications and Public Radio International’s marketplace. The company has also been profiled in the Wall Street Journal.


Additional Information on John Bartoletta

Website: www.johnbartoletta.com
Twitter: twitter.com/johnbartoletta
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Vimeo: vimeo.com/johnbartoletta
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/johnbartoletta1


George Beardsley, III – Chief Strategy Officer, Co-Founder

Mr. Beardsley is responsible for creating, executing and sustaining product direction, as well as strategic marketing and operational initiatives. Mr. Beardsley provides over twenty (20) years of online business and creative development experience. Prior to founding UNATION, Mr. Beardsley built and ran several successful businesses in sectors including business to consumer (B2C) Internet commerce, as well as traditional and online publishing. Mr. Beardsley, also a former golf professional, has served on the Boards for a number of charities, including the Chair Scholars Foundation for over ten (10) years. He has also served as guest lecturer at the graduate-level at the University of South Florida and University of Tampa.


 

 Dennis K. Thomas, CPA – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Thomas oversees all financial aspects of the company including: preparing the financing strategy, financial and capital planning, annual budgeting and accounting policies.

Prior to joining UNATION, Mr. Thomas was CFO of The High Street Group, LLC and a partner of CPA Partners, LLC., an accounting firm specializing in tax planning for closely held companies and their owners. He also provides management advisory services in areas including company sales, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital funding and international structures. Prior to establishing his own practice in 1994, Dennis was a partner with a large central Florida accounting firm and the CEO of a private company.

Mr. Thomas received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of South Florida and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.


 

 Jody D. Clermont – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Thomas oversees all financial aspects of the company including: preparing the financing strategy, financial and capital planning, annual budgeting and accounting policies. Mr. Clermont is responsible for meeting our strategic operational goals and managing investor relations.

Prior to joining UNATION, Mr. Clermont spent twenty (24) years with Syniverse Technologies, formerly GTE, and held multiple senior management positions within the Finance, Technology, Operations and CEO Staff areas. Most recently he served as, Vice President of Global Operational Excellence, Vice President of Business Integrity/Quality Assurance and Director of Six Sigma. Mr. Clermont is known for developing and leading high performance, data driven teams. Major projects include, managing the Los Angeles CA, Cellular Callbox Installations, implementing Syniverse’s first Wireless Fraud Resource Center and leading the successful rollout of the US Wireless Number Portability System.

Mr. Clermont’s naval studies included, two (2) years of Electronics and one (1) year of Business Management. He holds several certifications, including a PMP Certification in Project Management and a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. Mr. Clermont is an active member of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum and a decorated Navy Veteran.

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