Mr. Denny Darmo began his career on Wall Street in 1994 excelling in the equity, debt, and commercial real estate sides of the securities markets. With a career in finance spanning 27 years, he has touched on all facets of the financial industry.
On the equity side, in 1999 he was promoted to a position of BOM with Investec, a publicly traded multibillion-dollar SA bank, and moved into Investment Banking in 2008. Funding startups, Mr. Denny Darmo was integral in the success of structured deals through SPV’s in pre-IPO opportunities engaging in early and late-round financing in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and other high-profile technology and biopharmaceutical ventures.
On the debt side, Mr. Denny Darmo was instrumental in the structuring and placement of specific tranches of debt securities that were underwritten by Morgan Stanley – $250MM to $400MM in size. He also established relationships with Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Cantor Fitzgerald, Wachovia and the like which multiplied revenues for the debt side of the trading business with interests primarily in strips, giant strips, IO’s, PO’s, fixed, and inverse structures.
On the real estate side, from 2012 to 2015 Denny was responsible for the dissemination of various public, non-publicly traded REIT’s. He was involved in various Trusts including sale / lease back projects in the US and Europe – >$1.5B, the New York Recovery REIT (NYSE Ticker: NYRT), and other Trust products.
In 2015, Mr. Darmo established a Real Estate Income Fund for an award-winning medical real estate development company that provided capital associated with the predevelopment costs of several medical office buildings. Over the following two years, 4 more Real Estate Funds were formed and successfully funded.
In 2017, Mr. Denny Darmo continued to excel in Real Estate Finance but also became an inaugural member of RLT Atwood, an Investment Club that specifically invested in digital assets. He was then appointed to serve on the Advisory Board for RLT Atwood International as it became the world’s first, publicly traded, blockchain-related Investment Management Company. RLT was acquired in May of 2019.
In 2019, he Founded Snipitz and created the Snipitz CDI (Content Delivery Interface) holding 2 Trademarks, 7 Copyrights, filed for PCT Global Patent application and a Provisional Patent all related to Snipitz’s intellectual property.
Denny received his bachelor’s degree from RIT – Rochester Institute of Technology starting in Computer Science – finishing with Business Management with a Core in Entrepreneurship and is currently pursuing certifications online through The Wharton School of Business focusing on Entrepreneurship / Entrepreneurial Studies. Lifelong member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.