Our team consists of experts with a variety of specialized experience, including legal, finance, valuation, expert witness, damages, restructuring, and capital markets. With over 100 years of combined expertise, we bring unparalleled value to the intellectual property research and support space.
Chief Executive Officer
Theodore B. Luse II, CEO is a founding member and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Randolph Square IP. Mr. Luse has over 30 years of capital markets experience managing sales, trading and investment banking. Prior to founding Randolph Square IP, Mr. Luse was Vice Chairman/President of Cortview Capital Markets and Head of Debt Capital Markets for BB&T Capital Markets.
Mr. Luse holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. He holds FINRA series 24, 7, 78 and 63 licenses.
President and COO
Tom O’Hallaron, CFA
Tom O’Hallaron, President and COO, has held senior positions with debt capital market groups at Countrywide Capital Markets, Incapital and Advisors Asset Management running syndicate, trading, strategic initiatives and data analytics over the last 27 years. Most notably, he was part of the eight-person senior management team that built Countrywide Financial Corporation’s commercial real estate finance business that was launched in 2004 and grew into one of the largest lending platforms in the United States focused on middle markets, closing over 1,250 commercial real estate loans totaling over $11.5 billion. Tom’s other endeavors included starting a specialty green coffee importer and wholesaler, InterContinental Coffee Trading, which grew to $15 million in gross revenue over two years before he sold it to Netherlands based Daarnhouwer & Co B.V.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Completed graduate course work in applied mathematics, quantitative economics, and accounting from VCU, DePaul University and University of Richmond. He holds FINRA series 24, 7 and 63 licenses and previously IIROC (Canada) NE and PDO licenses.
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
Jim Van Horn
Jim Van Horn, General Counsel and CAO, has over 18 years of experience as a practicing attorney in investments, mergers & acquisitions, finance, securities and corporate areas of law. Jim was outside counsel for Randolph Square IP for four years prior to joining the firm. While in private practice, his other clients included financial institutions, venture firms, private fund managers and institutional investors, including three of the top ten public pension funds in the United States.
Jim holds a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Richmond and an LL.M. in Financial and Securities Regulation from the Georgetown Law Center and is a frequent guest lecturer at the George Washington University Investment Institute.
Senior VP of Operations
Eric Massell, Senior VP of Operations, has 15 years of accounting, finance and consulting experience. He has held positions in professional services consulting, public companies, and in public accounting. His experience includes years of serving as a financial advisor to corporate entities as well as both plaintiffs and defendants in various commercial litigations.
Eric holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentrations in Accounting and Finance from James Madison University. He is licensed Certified Public Accountant.
Bill Cogar, Managing Director, has over 40 years of capital markets experience, predominately in the taxable fixed income sales arena. Prior to founding Randolph Square IP, Mr. Cogar was a Senior VP at BB&T Capital Markets and had previously worked at Bear Stearns and Wells Fargo and its predecessor firms.
Mr. Cogar holds a BA from Washington & Lee University.
VP of Operations
Shep Ware, CAIA
Shep Ware, VP of Operations has broad experience with patents including strategy and prosecution for a startup, competitive intelligence for DuPont, and intellectual property litigation with McGuireWoods. He most recently served as one of the first employees at TemperPack, now a well-funded social impact startup with 175+ employees and a nine-figure valuation.
Shep holds a M.E. Systems and Information Engineering and B.A. Economics with Distinction from the University of Virginia. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.
David Holmes, Managing Director, has over 25 years of investment banking experience providing capital raising and M&A transaction advice to private equity groups and publicly traded and privately held companies. Mr. Holmes has worked with companies across a range of industries, including general industrials, business services, specialty distribution, manufacturing, building products, and transportation and logistics. In addition, Mr. Holmes founded and built a multi-channel retailer with full e-commerce transactional capabilities. The business was sold to a public company.
Mr. Holmes is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.S., Finance) and Dartmouth College (M.B.A., Tuck School).
Justin Cole, Senior Analyst, has been instrumental to patent analytics at Randolph Square for the last three years. He brings a relentless focus on customer success and unparalleled depth of familiarity with preeminent global patent data offerings to the firm. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Clemson University.