Who We Are

FOUNDER & CEO

Jason Kavanaugh

Founder & CEO

Jason has been a connector to family offices, accredited investors, broker/dealers, RIAs, and product sponsors for the last 25 years. He focuses on raising capital by disrupting traditional distribution models in various industries for business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) with the goal to generate exponential results. INC 500 has celebrated those results over three (3) separate years as well as the INC 5000 for an additional three (3) separate years – six (6) years with two (2) separate companies. 1

Jason engages with industries that range from financial services to commercial real estate (1031 DST) to fintech platforms (Metaverse and Web 3.0 applications, financial services, payment merchant processing, and learning management systems). He currently holds a Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and Series 24 (General Securities Principal) licensure with American Alternative Capital, a member of FINRA. 

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Lori DeLuna

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

Lori brings over a decade of financial industry experience, with a focus on communications regulation since 2012.

Prior to joining American Alternative Capital, Lori started her financial background as a Registered Representative, moved into the banking sector where she conducted branch audits as a Compliance Manager, and then spent multiple years at Munder Capital Management as a Compliance Administrator for numerous mutual fund and institutional products. While at Munder, she worked closely with the marketing and legal departments, as well as upper management and registered representatives to ensure all communications were meeting FINRA and SEC standards.

Until recently, Lori simultaneously worked as a Senior Compliance Officer at Concorde Investment Services, LLC and Concorde Asset Management, LLC. Both roles afford her the opportunity to continue communications review for the firm and registered representatives, as well as other compliance and legal duties.

Presently, Lori is dedicated to American Alternative Capital, LLC full-time as their Chief Compliance Officer overseeing and monitoring the implementation of the regulatory compliance program.

She has presented at numerous conferences, including a panel speaker at an ADISA symposium.

Lori attended Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and holds a Bachelors’ degree in Economics. She also has a background in paralegal studies and completed the program at National Paralegal College. She holds Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 24 (General Securities Principal) and 66 licenses (Uniform Combined State Law).

In her spare time, Lori enjoys all things music, traveling, DIY projects, and photography, even running her own photography business in the past. Lori resides in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and their two sons.

GENERAL COUNSEL

Kimberlee Levy, Esq.

General Counsel

Kim is responsible for oversight of the broker dealer’s private placement facilitation activities and anti-money laundering program, as well as assisting with other compliance needs, as necessary. In addition, Kim provides guidance on legal matters for the organization, including management, monitoring and resolution of disputes, management of outside counsel, contract negotiation, legal research, and risk management. She also guides senior management and board on various corporate and regulatory legal matters.

Kim’s background in sociology, as well as devotion to the leadership management works of Patrick Lencioni, guides the firm in culture, ethics and organizational health.

Kim started her career in compliance in 1999, previously serving as a chief compliance and legal officer since 2008 with experience in financial institutions of all sizes. Her compliance and legal experience include: alternative investments; advertising regulation for broker dealers, investment advisers (including Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS), and investment companies; copyrights; conflicts of interest, cybersecurity; litigation management, ERISA regulations, public disclosure of reportable information; record retention; and statutory disqualifications.

Kim received her Juris Doctor from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois, and completed undergraduate studies at Michigan State University. She holds a Series 4 (Registered Options Principal), 7 (General Securities Representative), 24 (General Securities Principal), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor Law) and 79 (Investment Banking Representative) registrations. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and frequently speaks at industry conferences on topics such as due diligence, alternative investment suitability, conflicts of interest and regulatory issues.

In her spare time, Kim is an avid reader, and enjoys traveling, camping, boating and cheering on her three kids from the sidelines with her husband Jason.

COMPTROLLER

Kathleen Hofer

COMPTROLLER

As Comptroller of American Alternative Capital, Kathy brings over 30 years of Financial Industry experience primarily focusing on the areas of Brokerage and Registered Investment Advisory.

Kathy has extensive experience in start-up Broker Dealers and Registered Investment Advisory companies where she has built the accounting department from the ground up, developing procedures to assure efficient processing in the Accounting Department.

Prior to joining, Kathy worked at several Broker Dealer/RIA’s, and for a brief time a Futures company.

Kathy graduated from Walsh College in Troy with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Kathy also holds the Series 7 (General Securities Representative). Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 28 (Introducing Broker-Dealer Financial and Operations Principal), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law), and Series 99 (Operations Professional) regulatory licenses.

Kathy currently lives in Rochester Hills, MI, and she enjoys traveling, gardening, and various different crafts in her spare time.

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Josh Kammeyer

Operations Manager

Josh Kammeyer is the Operations Manager of American Alternative Capital.  Prior to joining AAC, Josh was affiliated with a Corporate RIA for the past 12 years, working in the Operations department, and as Department Supervisor. He attended Western Michigan University, obtaining a BBA in Advertising and Promotion in 2008.

Josh has his 7 (General Securities Representative) and 24 (General Securities Principal) licenses and is currently studying to take the Series 79 (Investment Banking Representative) exam.  He resides in Ypsilanti, Michigan and hobbies outside of work include spending time with his 2 children (Dylan and Daphne), golf, bowling, and attending live music events. 

COMPLIANCE ANALYST

Nicole Woolson

COMPLIANCE ANALYST

Nicole is the Compliance Analyst at American Alternative Capital and works directly with the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer on various firm compliance requirements. Nicole’s responsibilities include developing, implementing, and managing the firm’s registration policies, procedures, and systems.  This includes ensuring the firm and its associates are properly licensed, registered, and meeting requirements of FINRA and with the State Securities regulators.

Nicole is Series 14 licensed, and is a graduate of Cleary University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has 20 years of Broker/Dealer compliance and licensing experience.  In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

FINOP

Sam Irvani

FinOp

As the FinOp for American Alternative Capital, Sam brings over 25 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and operations. Sam also serves as the Chief Investment Officer for Waveland Capital Group. In his capacity as portfolio manager and Investment Committee member, Sam leads all financial modeling, commodity hedging activities with BP Energy, investor reporting and Board of Directors representation.  Prior to joining Waveland, Mr. Irvani held the position of Manager, Revenue Finance and M&A at Western Digital Corporation where he was primarily responsible for revenue and gross margin management of Western Digital’s global enterprise distribution business channel. In addition to revenue management, Sam supported executive management in M&A evaluation and strategic corporate development initiatives including multinational acquisition targets. Sam’s finance career began in treasury and financial analysis functions at a Ford Motor Company and at BMO Financial Group global headquarters in Toronto, Canada.   

Sam received a BS in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Toronto and an MBA in Finance from McMaster University. Mr. Irvani is a registered representative and holds Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 27 (Financial and Operations Principal), 28 (Introducing Broker-Dealer Financial and Operations Principal), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) and 79 (Investment Banking Representative) securities registrations. 

1 The Inc. 5000 lists the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The Inc. 500 are the top 500 companies on that list, based on the percentage of revenue growth rate. All 5,000 companies are profiled on Inc.com, but only the top 500 are highlighted in the September Issue of Inc.