Maria is one of the founders of Top Dog Films, Inc.She studied film at UCLA and The Hollywood Film Institute with a concentration in film producing.Some of her producing credits include The Winged Man (executive producer), The Indian and the Samurai (producer), The Honeysting (producer), and Bubbles (associate producer), LA Actors (production coordinator).Maria is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music with a degree in theatre and Chicago’s Second City Conservatory Improv program.Prior to starting Top Dog Films, Maria worked for MTV Networks from 1997- 2004.Maria is a member of Women in Film (WIF).She also served as a film screener for the 2007 Venice, Italy Film Festival.
Mark C. Minichiello CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Minichiello has over 20 years of financial experience including venture capital and investment management. Mark C. Minichiello is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Quincy Cass Associates and QCA Capital Management. Prior to joining Quincy Cass Associates, Mark was a portfolio manager and member of the investment committee of The Occasio Fund and acted as a sub-advisor to the Hatteras Alternative Mutual Funds. He is a founding principal of Spin-Off Advisors, a Chicago-based research firm. He also served as Chief Operating Officer of High Yield Analytics, a registered broker/dealer, and was responsible for daily trading operations.
Mr. Minichiello’s insight and commentary on investment opportunities has been featured in various media such as Atlanta Journal, Barron’s, Capital Magazine, CFO Magazine, CNBC, Dow Jones News, Houston Chronicle, Investment Dealers Digest, Orange County Register, Reuters, Strategic Finance, Technology Investor, The Chicago Tribune, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and U.S. News & World Report. Mark writes a column in Forbes Magazine entitled, “”What If?” A guide for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Mr. Minichiello earned his MBA from the University of Chicago in June 2000, with concentrations in Finance, Accounting, and Strategic Management. He earned his BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1990.
Mr. Minichiello is involved with several charities and organizations.