Chief Political Strategist, Latin America & Caribbean
Chief International Business Strategist, Europe
Chief Global Strategist
Lead Operations Strategist Caribbean and Latin America
Mr. Morris has been a member of the New York and Florida Bar since 1992 and 1995, respectively. After obtaining a degree in Business Management and Finance from Brooklyn College, Mr. Morris attended and graduated from the University of Miami School of Law (cum laude) in 1991. Mr. Morris was a Member of the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review and served as an Associate Justice of the Moot Court Board.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Morris worked in the New York offices of the prestigious law firm of Baker & McKenzie. As a young Associate, in addition to being involved with representing international clients, Mr. Morris authored “Service of Process In Switzerland,” New York Law Journal, Page 3, Column 1, October 17, 1991, reprinted in 1 New & Burrows, The Practice of International Litigation, 1992; “Obtaining Evidence from U.S. Nationals Abroad,” New York Law Journal, Page 3, Column 1, October 21, 1993. In 1994, Mr. Morris relocated to Miami, Florida where, after a brief stint away from the practice of law, he took a job with the then small but very prestigious and now known as law firm of Tew, Cardinas, et al.
In 1997 and as a precursor to opening his own firm, Mr. Morris briefly joined the firm of Isicoff & Ragatz. Mr. Morris opened his own firm as a sole practitioner in 1999 offering a broad array of legal services from civil litigation to criminal matters. It was while being a sole practitioner that in 2009 Mr. Morris began focusing, almost exclusively, on the mortgage crisis and ultimately joined forces with other attorneys and formed the precursor to what was Morris | duPont, PA and then Morris | Barrow LLP – a full-service consumer law practice. Mr. Morris now practices without partners at Morris Legal, LLC. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Morris has been the co-host of the Home Mortgage Law Show which aired every Saturday in South Florida on WIOD, 610 on the AM dial; and simulcasted in Tampa WFLA, 970 on the AM dial. As the name suggests, the Home Mortgage Law Show addressed issues affecting homeowners as well as all other consumer related topics, including bankruptcy, debt settlement and credit restoration.
For the past four years, Mr. Morris has been an appointed member of the Miami-Dade County Planning Advisory Board which is tasked with making recommendations – following a televised public hearing – to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners relating to zoning and other matters.
In addition to being certified in defending foreclosure cases, Mr. Morris is a seasoned litigator who has handled and tried cases involving complex commercial transactions, personal injury, civil rights and
As Chief Operations Officer at CASPI Ms. Hasler is responsible for the global operations of the company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to CASPI. Her experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering data driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth.
In addition to her work with CASPI, Ms. Hasler is the Founder and CEO of MedInd Group, a medical operations and clinical project management company with healthcare clients and operations in the United States and Internationally. Prior to CASPI, Ms. Hasler held a COO position and led a multistate team with over 200 employees. Additionally, she spent over 15 years in biopharmaceuticals with roles in sales and marketing, contracting, program development, grant allocation, clinical management and product access and reimbursement. Ms. Hasler has significant experience in product launch, business development and data analytics. She is a nurse by education and continued her post graduate work in healthcare finance and administration.
When she is not working Ms. Hasler has a keen interest in politics where she is a founding Board Member of the Haitian Diaspora Political Action Committee (HDPAC). Additionally, she was actively involved in GenePAC during her years at Genentech. She has been involved in local, state, national and international political campaigns serving with teams dedicated to public relations, candidate development, campaign strategy management and political commentary. She has been both a founding member and board member for non-profit organizations in a multitude of sectors where she has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Fund-Raising Chair.
Mr. Ballantyne is a seasoned executive with decades of experience in healthcare corporate matters, contract negotiations, regulatory affairs, compliance and risk management, employment law, HIPAA Privacy and security matters. He is the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of MedInd Group, a Medical Services Organization that provides C- Suite and clinical operations services to medical practices across the United States, and some foreign countries.
In the last ten years, Mr. Ballantyne has supervised the creation and expansion of medical practices including (most recently Nectar Life Sciences, Allergy Clinics in New York City and ORION MEDICAL, PLLC, A supergroup of over 2,000 physicians, also in New York City); solo practitioners, multistate multispecialty operations and national brands, such as Nectar. He has advised global product and biologic manufacturers on reimbursement, pricing, patient access, and CMS issues which affect their bottom line. Mr. Ballantyne works closely with MedInd Group clients to develop strategic business plans that increase the likelihood of financial success.
Mr. Ballantyne began his professional career at the World Bank in Washington DC as a
Feasibility Analyst for Sub-Saharan Africa’s capital expansion projects in conjunction with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). His experience at the World bank continues to drive his interest in Africa leading to the creation of Project2Morrow, an education and technology platform that focuses on providing Pan-African Students access to Canadian and American higher Education. The organization has its headquarters in Libreville, Gabon, serving the entire African Continent (www.Project2m.org).
As a compliance and risk management analyst for Merrill Lynch, Mr. Ballantyne focused on regulatory affairs, legal liability and financial risk assessment across many business sectors including healthcare, real estate, re-insurance, and international capital development projects. Mr. Ballantyne serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for CaspiAdvisors, LLC., a lobbying firm that represents clients in Africa and the Caribbean. (www.CaspiAdvisors.Com).
Mr. Ballantyne is passionate about Health Care and believes that law, advocacy, strategic planning can be used to serve the greater good of patients. Mr. Ballantyne holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations, a Masters’ Degree on Institutional Management from City University of New York, and a Law Degree from Florida Coastal School of Law, (magna cum laude). Mr. Ballantyne is fluent in French, English and Spanish. Mr. Ballantyne is a member of the Board of Directors of several non-profit organization including the prestigious Global Population Health Management Forum (GPHM), an international organization focusing on the global population health issues.
He is born in Boston and has been doing web development for 15 years. He has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 5 years in the digital data science space before starting his company, VE Digital, in 2017. He won the Gold Award for Website Design for Small Businesses at the 16th Annual Davey Awards. His clients include Fortune 500 biotech companies and as well as other medium to large U.S enterprises. Eddie strives to engage his community by using media-driven initiatives to give back.
Jean D. Vernet, II is a long-time community activist and organizer who played a very visible and crucial role in mobilizing the Haitian American community in participating in the historic march of April 20, 1990 against the unscientific designation of Haitians as particularly susceptible to the HIV virus. Subsequently, Jean worked on issues of voter participation, civic education and was successful enough to be solicited to run for the city council of New York in 2001. His unsuccessful campaign was a high-water mark in the political participation of Haitian Americans in New York City.
He has a B.A. in Comparative Literature with a focus on the evolution of cultural Identity in both the diaspora and African literatures and a Master’s of Science in Community Economic Development from the Southern New Hampshire University.
Jean has an abiding interest in economic empowerment as key to community resiliency. He has worked in that field in New York City and Haiti, providing training in business skills, money management and assets acquisition to marginalized communities.
He has also worked as a consultant to the Central Bank of Haiti, the Office of the President of Haiti and the Deputy Speaker Assembly of the State of New York.
Jean’s commitment to community empowerment has recently been focused exclusively on financial education which is a natural outgrow of his education. He is currently responsible for a Financial Literacy program in Brooklyn, New Yorkwhile continuing to work as a consultant in the private sector.
Rajat Gupta was the first foreign-born Managing Director and chief executive of management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company from 1994 to 2003. He was also a board member of several big corporations including Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, and American Airlines, as well as an advisor to non-profits such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Mr. Yaitch brings nearly six decades of legal, political, and business knowledge encompassing a wide range of diverse experiences that make him unmatchable. As an international lawyer with expertise in IPO, merger and acquisitions, cross national deal structuring, he has represented over a hundred companies in several countries in Africa, Europe, South America, North America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Yaitch possesses specialized skills and knowledge that enable him to foresee and effectively address the issues that often come up in conducting business in foreign countries. He has represented and advised individuals and corporate entities in complex international business involving government related matters. He has consulted and advised clients doing business in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
In addition to his business experience, his political consultancy work is far-reaching, having help elected many presidents in the Caribbean and South America. Because CASPI operates in the intersection of business and politics, his experience as a political consultant to several presidential candidates in different parts of the world makes him an excellent person to lead CASPI.
From 1975 to 2002 Mr. Yaitch was the managing partner of his law firm in Paris, France representing several multinational companies. Since 2002 Mr. Yaitch has worked exclusively in structuring financing for multi-billion dollar deals on behalf of several mulit-national companies. He has developed and planned financing for oil refineries in different parts of the world including the Middle East.
Mr. Yaitch is the Vice-President of Fonds Français Pour La Nature et L’Environnement, (FFNE). He holds law degree from University of Nanterre in France and a lecturer at L’Ecole Des Mines in Paris. He is married and has three children and several grand-children. He resides in Paris, France.