The Founders

Adam is a serial entrepreneur from Melbourne that also spent more than a decade living in Los Angeles. More about Adam Radly here.

Almost 20 years ago Adam founded a digital media company with nothing (started as Mediacom, the after numerous mergers ended up as Staging Connections), grew the company with a combination of startups and acquisitions and completed a $50 million IPO all while being the CEO and largest shareholder.

Then he moved to California for more than 10 years where he established S7 Group – an incubator and fund that develops tech startups and acquires tech companies in the $1-20 million enterprise value range.

Adam has raised a combined $120 million in Australia, the United States, Hong Kong and the UK for businesses where he was the CEO and controlling shareholder, completed more than 20 acquisitions (all as a principal) and established numerous startups.

Bob Bates, CPA, CFO, CVA, CFE

Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Accounting and Financial

Specialty Focus: Business Litigation, Due diligence, Forensic accounting, Fraud investigations, Litigation support, Lost earnings, Valuation, CFO, CPA, Bankruptcy, Acquisitions

Education: BS, Bucknell

Years in Practice: 28

Additional Information

Bob Bates is a CPA, CFE, CVA and CFO and has worked with dozens of lawyers on over 50 cases in various states. Sometimes he provides financial support for a client in litigation, or pre-litigation, and other times he provides a report, such as a damages calculation, which can be used in litigation. He also has experience providing testimony in depositions and trials.

Unbiased Case Analysis Discovery Review & Recommendations

High-Impact Demonstrative Exhibits Strategy and Tactics

Damage Calculations

Cash Flow Analysis Reports

Profit and Loss Analysis Commercial damages, business interruption and lost profits

He has been involved in depositions/interrogatories and testifying with multiple court cases:

Embezzlement-2009 Discovered $300k fraud/consultant for counsel Massachusetts

Creditor-2013 NY. $1.6m debentures, usury/breach

Creditor-2013 NY. $1.7m debentures, usury/breach

Creditor-2013 LA, CA $1.7m debentures

Creditor-2012 Orange County, CA. $400k debentures

Creditor-2013 Orange County, CA. $1.3m debentures

Alter ego-California $1m

Alter ego- Nevada $1m

Alter ego-Ongoing California (interrogatories). $1m

Adversarial bankruptcy-2008-2011 Massachusetts/consulted.

$300k Employment-2009 Related to Massachusetts $300k embezzlement

Employment-1993 Washington, DC case

Personal injury-2006 testified in Massachusetts Superior Court. $100k

Breach/Misrepresentation/Fraud/Negligence California $200k

Collections: Nevada Rackateering/Fraud/False personation/unfair competition/breach/negligence

California $1m 2015 Usury 2015 NY