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1789 TEAM

Omeed Malik
Founder & President

Omeed Malik is the Founder and CEO of Farvahar Partners, a boutique investment bank and broker/dealer which acts as an advisor and liquidity provider to high growth venture backed companies and institutional investors. Omeed is also the President of 1789 Capital, an investment firm that provides financing to companies in the budding Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Growth ("EIG") economy and he is the Chairman and CEO of Colombier Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company listed on the NYSE.

 

Prior to starting his own firm, Omeed was a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Hedge Fund Advisory Business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Omeed was also the founder and head of the Emerging Manager Program within the Global Equities business. In this capacity, Omeed was charged with selecting both established and new hedge funds for the firm to partner with and oversaw the allocation of financing/prime brokerage, capital strategy, business consulting and talent introduction resources.

Before joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Omeed was a Senior Vice President at MF Global where he helped reorganize the firm’s distribution platform globally and developed execution and clearing relationships with institutional clients.

An experienced financial services professional and securities attorney, Omeed was a corporate lawyer at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP working on transactional matters in the capital markets, corporate governance, private equity and bankruptcy fields. Omeed has also worked in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Omeed received a JD, with Honors, from Emory Law School (where he serves on the Advisory Board) and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science, Cum Laude, from Colgate University. He holds Series 7, 63, 3, 79 and 24 registrations.

 Omeed is a Contributing Editor and minority owner of The Daily Caller and was a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Centennial Society Member of the Economic Club of New York.

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Christopher Buskirk
Founder & CIO

Chris has founded, built, and successfully sold multiple finance businesses including in insurance, reinsurance, specialty lending, and tax-credit financing. For over 15 years he has been a successful investor in growth stages companies across the financial services space as well as in real estate, digital marketing, consumer brands, and media. He is a graduate of Claremont-McKenna College, an avid outdoorsman, and sought out speaker. He is the author of "American & The Art of the Possible: Restoring National Vitality In An Age of Decay" (Encounter Books: 2023), a book that describes the problems undermining American prosperity and, more important, describing some ideas about how to restore American growth and sustainable, broadly shared affluence.

Blake Masters
Board of Advisors

Blake Masters is an entrepreneur and investor. After graduating from Stanford and Stanford Law School, Blake co-founded a successful software startup called Judicata. In 2014, he co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Zero to One. Having sold more than 4 million copies, it’s the world’s most popular book on startups and venture capital. In 2015 Blake became President of the Thiel Foundation, a nonprofit that promotes science and innovation. From 2018 to 2022, Blake was Chief Operating Officer at Thiel Capital, an investment firm that specializes in the technology sector, where he helped grow assets under management by billions of dollars. Blake was Arizona’s Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2022 and lives in Arizona with his wife and three boys.

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Jordan Cohen
COO

Jordan Cohen is a Partner at Farvahar Partners, a boutique investment bank and broker/dealer which acts as an advisor and liquidity provider to high growth venture backed companies and institutional investors. Jordan is also the Chief Operating Officer of 1789 Capital, an investment firm that provides financing to companies in the budding Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Growth ("EIG") economy.

 

Jordan has a vast network in the venture capital ecosystem ranging from founders to companies to institutional allocators and advisors. Prior to joining Farvahar and 1789 Capital, Jordan was the Managing Director of Sierra Bonita Holdings, a Los Angeles based family office whereby Jordan was responsible for evaluating, structuring and managing a multi-strategy portfolio in TMT and consumer verticals. Moreover, Jordan has invested in, and is an advisor to, a variety of companies in the consumer, technology and wellness industries. 

 

Jordan was a corporate attorney at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP working on transactional matters in M&A, restructuring and private equity. Jordan received a JD, with Honors, from Emory University School of Law and a BSM in Finance, Magna Cum Laude, from Tulane University. Jordan holds various licenses. 

Joe Voboril
Head of Research

Joe Voboril is a Founder and Managing Partner of Farvahar Partners, a boutique investment bank and broker/dealer which acts as an advisor and liquidity provider to high growth venture backed companies and institutional investors. Joe is also the Head of Research at 1789 Capital, an investment firm that provides financing to companies in the budding Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Growth ("EIG") economy and he is the CFO of Colombier Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company listed on the NYSE.

 

Prior to starting Farvahar and joining 1789 Capital, Joe spent 15 years at hedge funds in roles of analyst, portfolio manager, and CIO.  The longest duration tenure was at Kingsford Capital, where he constructed and risk managed a short-only equities portfolio.  Among the five different funds he worked at, three were established, two were new launches (one his own), and the strategies spanned from multi-strategy, equity long/short, and short-only equities.

At Bank of America, Joe co-created the Hedge Fund Advisory group, led the banks Separately Managed Account (SMA) Initiative, and managed the internal vetting effort of investment managers for Bank of America’s exclusive Emerging Manager Program.

Joe is a graduate of Colgate University with a double-major in Philosophy (honors) and Political Science. He holds Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses

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