Our Team

Victor MacLaughlin

Victor MacLaughlin -- Founder and CEO, Capital2Market

Victor has over 25 years in financial services including consulting, commercial banking, investment banking and being a FinTech entrepreneur.  Aside from starting, managing and growing financial businesses, he is also the co-author of Virginia's Intrastate crowdfunding exemption allowing private businesses to generally solicit and raise capital from non-accredited state residents up to $2 million. Prior to founding Capital2Market in 2016, Victor served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Sales for WealthForge Holdings creating solutions for issuers and platforms seeking solutions to raise capital online for private placement issuers and marketplaces.  Victor graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BBA in Marketing and currently holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 24, SIE and 63.
Keith Bliss

Keith Bliss, President

Keith Bliss is a seasoned senior level financial services executive with nearly 35 years of experience in commercial lending, private banking, equity sales and trading, fintech, and investment banking. The last 20 years have been exclusively in sales, trading, and investment banking activities catering to institutional investors and corporate issuers across the globe. Beginning his career with Citicorp and working with market leaders across the financial services industry, he was most recently appointed as President of Capital2Market Holdings and C2M Securities in January of 2021. During Keith’s career, he has been involved in transactions – both trading and capital creation – in the major global money centers of New York, London, Hong Kong, and many others. He has led transactions both as the lead investment banker as well as acting in a capital markets distribution capacity. In his current role, he oversees all the operational and business development activities of C2M Securities as well as being a key member of the executive management structure of the holding company for Capital2Market. Keith is also an experienced commentator on the global economy and global financial markets having appeared many times on financial news outlets such as CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, Fox News, and Yahoo! Finance to offer his insight and assessment. Keith graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Economics/Finance. He currently holds FINRA licenses Series 7, 24, 63, 79, and 99.
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Ehud “Udi” Laska, Managing Director

  Udi is an experienced senior investment banker and executive with a strong track record of funding, building, running and selling profitable and turn-around companies. Since August of 2017 Udi has been supervising the investment banking activities of C2M Securities, LLC. Udi was, 2015 - 2018 the Chairman and CEO of Photonic Capital, Inc. Photonic Capital was a finance, sales and marketing company for the lighting retrofit market. Prior to joining Photonic, Udi served as a Director and a supervising CFO for 9 Lead Avenue, LLC, an Internet lead generation company from 2012 until 2015. From 2006-2012, Udi was President and CEO of Pelion Financial Group, Inc. a diversified financial service company he helped building. The group is composed of a pension plan administration company, a registered investment advisory company, an insurance agency, and a full-service broker/dealer. Among other prior engagements, Udi served as the Chairman & CEO of American Benefit Resources, Inc. (ABR), an integrated retirement benefits company. He built ABR through a series of acquisitions and at the time, it was the largest independent provider of pension administration and advisory in the country. Udi also served as a deputy CFO for Citicorp where he was responsible for long-term funding and capital compliance. He holds an undergraduate degree, High Honors, in Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Science in Engineering from Brown University and an MBA from Stanford University. He serves on the Board of Directors of U. Mass Lowell College of Engineering, TerraCycle US, Inc. and Prestige PEO Holdings, LLC.
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David Maughan, Managing Director

David has extensive experience as an investment banker spanning 45 years at some of the top banks on Wall Street. He has a proven track record with major firms and in entrepreneurial environments in the US, Canada, and Japan. In his career, David has successfully completed over 100 sell-side M&A mandates and numerous public and private capital raises – including over $3 billion in transactions for financials institutions. Viewed by clients and colleagues as a strong listener and creative partner, he has established new firms and banking efforts as a player/manager across financials as well as healthcare, life sciences and energy. Additionally, throughout David’s long and distinguished career, he has served as an investment banking expert in a number of important litigation cases.
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Nancy Hament, Partner

  Nancy has a breadth of experience in all capital markets, both public and private. This includes over 25 years working across the entire capital structure notably in private debt and equity capital raising and M&A.  Nancy is currently a Partner at the New York and Richmond, Va.-based investment bank, Capital2Market. She focuses on advisory and capital raising engagements for corporates in multiple sectors and stages. Prior to C2M, she spent 5½ years at Scura Partners, a middle-market sell-side investment bank and 3 years at Sevara Partners, an energy-centric investment bank specializing in Structured Finance. Prior to Sevara, Nancy spent 10 years as a Principal/Managing Director at Credit Research & Trading, an investment bank specialized in High Yield Research, Sales & Trading and Special Situations advisory work.  She began her career at Lehman Brothers in Institutional Sales & Trading, spending 16 years in roles spanning corporate, mortgage-backed and high yield securities. Nancy also developed and led the International Fixed Income Sales Group. Ms. Hament holds Series 7, 63 licenses and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Brown University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  She is on the Advisory Board of Fiver Children's Foundation (www.fiver.org) and lives in NYC with her husband and two daughters.