Founder & CEO
Reginald is an accountant, inventor, systems engineer, entrepreneur, student of economic history, and passionate advocate for investors trying to build and protect their investments. He was granted a U.S. Patent for a “Method for assigning precise meaning to market sentiment”. Kauffman FastTrac® TechVenture™ awarded him with “Best Business Idea” for the Valspresso, Inc. business plan.
Before Valspresso, Reginald established GRC Assurance, LLC which specializes in providing internal controls, risk management, regulatory compliance, and strategic consulting services to government agencies and private sector entities. At GRC Assurance, Reginald played important roles in providing internal controls and risk management services to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Reginald was also a licensed Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch Global Private Client Group, where he gained first-hand experience advising individual investors.
Reginald was a Sr. Manager/Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where during his professional career (1996 – 2005), he planned, executed, and managed the delivery of more than forty client engagements. Also during his tenure at PwC, Reginald participated in a number of key strategic initiatives: PwC’s innovation and leadership development program, known as Genesis Park; a strategic change initiative, during which he interacted directly with PwC’s leadership including the CEO; and a business development strategy that led to the launch of a major PwC practice—the Washington Federal Practice.
Reginald also has an extensive background in—and a passion for—humanitarian and social work. From 1991 to 1993, he worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, where he played important roles in responding to humanitarian crises involving more than 750,000 refugees. Reginald also served as President of a United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Club, where he established a bilingual library in Guinea, West Africa, coordinated projects for vulnerable women, and founded an organization to address the needs of the disabled.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Reginald earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce/Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. He has done graduate studies in Accounting, Tax, and the Legal Dimensions of International Business and Investment Transactions in the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands.