Our Team

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Carmen Campo
Director, Corporate Communications

Carmen Campo is a media, communications, and social media specialist for 6 years for The Soho Loft Media Group with its divisions The Soho Loft Conferences, Victoria Global Communications, and Times Impact Publications working with Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Thomson Reuters, Huffington Post, VentureBeat and other key publications.

Prior to The Soho Loft Media Group she pioneered and launched Product Integrity programs and vendor programs for Gap Inc for 10 years to ensure customer safety of Gap Inc’s premiere brands such as babyGap, GapKids, Old Navy Baby, Old Navy Kids, Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic. She worked with industry leaders and international brands such as Intertek Testing, Societe Generale de Surveillance, Bayer, BASF, J & P Coats, Lock Inspection, OSHIMA and others using corporate standards and global regulations such as ASTM, AATCC, BS, ISO, etc to create and implement global compliance programs. She collaborated with 160 production and service facilities in the SEA region to implement and audit these programs and processes. Before joining Gap Inc, she managed the Fiber, Textile and Garment Laboratory for Intertek Testing Ltd for 8 years making it the number 1 testing facility locally, regionally, and internationally. In doing so, she contributed to the Quality Assurance programs of global brands such as Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Gap Inc, Levi’s, JC Penney, Marks & Spencer, Ann Taylor, H&M, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Disney, McDonald’s, Karlstadt, and other world leading brands of consumer products.

She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Clothing Tech under the Department of Clothing, Textile, and Related Arts of the College of H. Economics.

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Bianca Blake
Director, Marketing & Events (California)

Director, Marketing and Events (California)
Bianca Blake is a Marketing executive with over 15 years experience working for major U.S. Corporations in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles including Prestige Magazine, IMN/Euromoney, Nielsen Media and The Merchandise Mart. She has produced global conferences in the Financial Services, Luxury Goods, Jewelry and Home Furnishings Industries.

She recently opened and ran the US Office of a Swedish business consultancy firm located in Venice, CA. Bianca started her career at MTG Media in Stockholm after graduating from The University of Stockholm with an MBA in Marketing.

Bianca is fluent in five languages and enjoys traveling, sailing, art and interior design in her spare time.

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Chris Fure
Director, Development (San Francisco & New York)

Chris Fure serves LDJ Capital as Development Director for fund investment. Previously, he was a partner and Head of Development for TransGlobal Ventures (TGV), where he managed its investments. He came to this post after serving as a TransGlobal Asset Management VP, where he theorized a China Piracy solution that funded the launch of TGV.

In short, Chris recognized that, while very little political will exists in the Chinese court system to accommodate foreign claims, plenty of will exists to accommodate domestic claims. Therefore Chris conceived that the solution for a Western IP owner was to work with two Chinese partners, not one – an OEM and an ASEAN Channel Distributor, whom each would police the other to prevent piracy. During his tenure at TGV, which worked with Beijing Orient Electronics (OEM) and Hangzhou’s Holley Group (distributor), Chris focused on broad-band IP clients in the telcom, security surveillance, and media space.

As LDJ Capital’s Development Director, Chris produces valuations and rankings for investments, as well as identifies opportunities for LDJ to add value to each through strategic alignment.

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Ian ShapolskyPublisher

Ian Shapolsky is a publisher who worked under the Times Impact Publications based in New York City, USA.