“Claudia has always been reliable, both as a client and a friend, and a partner with whom I share an international experience and global view of the industry. I have also worked with Claudia the past 3.5 years on sharing US and Colombian based deals to advise and structure capital for. Through this experience, I have come to know Claudia as a sharp but understanding entrepreneur. She works closely with companies to develop a deep understanding of their business and provides tailored recommendations on how to improve their operations. Even with companies that she ultimately decides not to work with, she offers her sincere advice with a genuine hope that they will succeed, to add value to the overall ecosystem of the industry. She has spoken on a wide range of topics such as the importance of industrial hemp, upcoming federal legalization in Mexico in comparison to what happened in Colombia, and advice on funding and investment trends. Claudia and I also share a heart for many causes, especially those dealing with women’s empowerment. Claudia understands the struggles of female immigrants personally, having gone through that herself, and has offered lots of her valuable time and energy to helping those from a similar background have an opportunity to succeed here. She mentors women, showing them how to navigate through the business world that is full of sharks, but always remembering to maintain ethics of the highest standard.”

Carol Ortega

Managing Director, Muisca Capital Group & Latino Investment Summit

“I’ve met Claudia personally at several conferences and she is a true advocate of the industry, as well as a savvy investment banker and entrepreneur. I have worked with Claudia for the past 3 years, and she has been instrumental in helping source and analyze various deals on cannabis companies across multiple verticals. She has worked successfully with many small cap and startup companies in the cannabis space, and has provided creative solutions in helping structure financing and supporting companies. She has worked in many aspects of business development advisory for cannabis companies and has been inventive by bringing in different types of strategic alliances to small companies that did not have the interest of large funds. She has insights and knowledge from different industries that surpass her years, a strong competitive nature, and has earned the respect of many people within the industry. She is also one of the few bankers I know who has given advice not for personal financial gain, but from genuinely prioritizing the health of the company with a fiduciary mindset that has helped further the legal cannabis industry. Claudia has the heart, sincere caring, humility, and pleasant personality to connect in meaningful ways with the stakeholders of charities and foundations with equal professionalism as she has done with the stakeholders of the major companies with which she has worked. She is a delight to know and a trusted friend. I share her vision and passion as someone who has been a global leader in the cannabis legalization and advocacy, and women’s empowerment worldwide in my current position as founder and managing partner of Salveo Capital. Through all this, she has maintained ethics of the highest standard. I highly recommend Claudia to anyone in the activist cannabis sector looking to collaborate with a seasoned professional.”

Michael Gruber

Founder and Managing Partner, Salveo Capital

“I have known Claudia Della Mora for almost 10 years.  As an investment banker she has always been indefatigable but professional in helping me raise money for my oil and gas projects.  We have worked closely together on projects in Kentucky, with Navitas Land and Mineral, Colorado with Running Foxes Petroleum and California with North American Oil and Gas and Soda Creek Exploration.

She and the Black Legend Capital team are extremely knowledgeable in the energy sector and have co-invested in several development opportunities alongside oil and gas operating companies. I have always found her to be straightforward, hardworking and, most importantly, scrupulously honest.”

Robert Hoar

Chief Geoscientist, American Patriot Oil and Gas Inc.

“Claudia is a seasoned financial professional who has that rare distinction of formal training and entrepreneurialism. Although trained as an investment banker, she has also undertaken operational roles in oil and gas. I would recommend Claudia in a deal driven role where an ability to manage the complex mix of commercial and personality types is required plus an ability to close based on her intuitive grasp of the issues and desired outcomes.”

Martin Heath

CEO, Seed Innovation Lab

“Claudia Della Mora is one of the most professional and proficient people I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing business with. During her work on Pit Bull Energy she has been very results-oriented and strives to exceed her clients’ expectations. I would strongly recommend her and her firm, Black Legend Capital, to anyone looking for one or all of the services she and Black Legend offers. Without a doubt, I will always turn to Claudia first when I need anything related to corporate finance, strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions consulting.”

Demetrius Ford

Entrepreneur, Business Development and Investor Relations, Pit Bull Energy Products

“I cannot recommend Claudia Della Mora enough for anyone who is seeking a professional, exceptionally qualified and experienced corporate finance expert. Claudia Della Mora was my colleague at Bank of America where she worked for the M&A division in Los Angeles and San Francisco. We spent 10 weeks in a training program run by BofA in New York together and I was so impressed with Claudia’s hard work ethics and wealth of corporate finance knowledge that I have always got in touch with her when I had corporate finance inquires with the US angle. Even when we both left BofA, we kept close professional relationship and she was also my first point of advice on corporate funding issues. She was instrumental in introducing the right contacts for businesses I worked for, her network is exceptionally strong and everyone I met was in awe from this intelligent, driven and hard working woman with top notch skills and ethics. We also attended WEF in Davos together where I also learned about the other side of Claudia Della Mora – her interest and great effort she puts in philanthropy and charity work with young people. The world simply needs more people like Claudia!”

Janna Goncharova

Advising tech start-ups on fundraising and M&A at Startup Norway; Prior: VP Investment Management, Rocket Internet GmbH

“Claudia is one of the most dynamic people I have met in the business. Her and Black Legend Capital’s reach are vast spanning several continents. Her experience is extensive. As her client, she has been quick to provide results. I was thoroughly impressed with her professionalism. I would recommend her to anyone.”

Steven Christmann

President and CEO, The Christmann Gutermann Family Office

“It is my pleasure to recommend Claudia Della Mora to whichever organization or individual has the privilege of working with her.

Passionate, committed, tenacious, creative, tireless, ethical, exceptional…all of them are descriptors that Claudia embodies and embraces to a high degree. In her leadership of Black Legend Capital, she has demonstrated time and again the outstanding qualities that have made her a respected and successful investment banker and a sought-after advisor in complex transactions. Her global perspective – honed by years of experience in challenging environments – have added value and insight to every one of the engagements she has led for Black Legend Capital and the other firms where she has capably executed advisory, investment and M&A activities. You won’t find a more visionary and strategic individual in the investment community, and someone who not only leads with intellect, but is capable and willing to execute with resourcefulness and boundless energy.”

Timothy Sheehy

Senior Director Digital Strategies Group, Media & Entertainment, at Mindtree Inc.

“Claudia Della Mora is passionate about her work at Black Legend Capital and shows an exceptional level of energy and enthusiasm in serving her clients. She combines strong technical knowledge with creative decision-making to make deals happen. More importantly, she is a very honest, resilient and reliable woman, and it is a pleasure working with her and the Black Legend Capital team.”

David Kratochvil

Chief Financial Officer, VolitionRx

“Claudia Della Mora is one of the most knowledgeable, articulate and focused people I have worked with. Her insight to the M&A market is second to none. Claudia has a keen ability to not only find first rate deals, but to also spot the next hot industry to focus on. Perhaps the thing that sets her apart is her honesty, you will never be unsure of where she stands on an issue.”

Jason Siskel

Business Development Consultant, Hedge Connection

“I have known and worked with Claudia Della Mora since we were both in the analyst class at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Claudia is an extremely committed and hardworking person, and would do everything it takes to achieve her client’s goals. I have always been impressed by her tenacity and how she overcame odds and adversity to get to where she is. She is a reliable colleague and a loyal friend whom you can always count on. Claudia has strong work ethics and honesty, traits highly treasured by the financial industry.”

Kaiming Chiang

Investment Manager, Malaysian Family Office

“Claudia Della Mora is one of the brightest, hardworking and most ethical people I have worked with.

She is extremely articulate and during her tenor at OFS headed a number of M&A activities in Oil & Gas, Mining and Consumer Products sectors.

She is the most detailed oriented banker I have worked with and has traveled the entire globe attending financial and investment banking forums & conferences.

In the past 6 years she has assisted many of our clients with their financial models/valuations to their complete satisfaction, I’ll never hesitate to refer our clients or work on projects with her due to her hard working & ethical nature.

This is why I decided to join Black Legend Capital Group recently.”

George Matan

Partner at OFS Capital Group

“I hired Claudia Della Mora and her team at Black Legend Capital to lead the financing side of our company Start Development International (SDI), which is a real estate roll up of luxury assets going public.

She and the Black Legend Capital team are extremely knowledgeable in the real estate and hospitality sector, and it has been a pleasure working side by side with them. SDI would love to continue seeing Claudia involved in our company even as a CFO role. She is extremely honest, dependable and very well respected in her field.”

Carolina Keimig

COO, Start Development International and Owner / CEO at Ba-Haus/Knf

“I had the pleasure to cross path with Claudia Della Mora and the Black Legend Capital team a few years ago. Claudia is very knowledgeable, articulate, and excellent at what she does. However, what impressed me the most about Claudia are her charisma, her stamina and her high ethical standards. I would definitely recommend Claudia to anybody who is in need of a professional in financial services.”

Christiano Manfre

Managing Director, Bardi Co. LLC

“I met Claudia Della Mora two years ago at the Milken Institute where I am a Young Leaders Circle member. I was immediately impressed with her professionalism, passion, and incredible drive. As I got to know Claudia better, I was equally impressed by her desire to make a difference in the philanthropy world on a global level with issues that affect, youth, women, and girls. I share her vision and passion as someone who has been a global leader in youth development and advocacy and for girls and women worldwide in my current position as the Refounder, President and CEO of the Academy of Business Leadership and my role for 11 years on the Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board. I highly recommend Claudia to anyone in the philanthropy sector looking to collaborate with a seasoned professional who will easily transfer her exceptional capital raising skills in investment banking and the private sector to raise funds (and/or be the face of) for any well-heeled non-profit organization, NGO, and/or foundation. Claudia has extensive experience dealing with high net worth individuals and discerning investors through her work as Managing Director and Co-Founder of Black Legend Capital. Similarly, Claudia has the heart, sincere caring, humility, and pleasant personality to connect in meaningful ways with the stakeholders of charities and foundations (and the recipients of services) with equal professionalism as she has been doing with the stakeholders of the major companies that she has been working with. She is resilient, bright, talented, and capable of quickly assessing a situation and coming up with positive solutions to any complex problem. She is a delight to know and a trusted friend to work with.”

Anna Ouroumian

Refounder, President & CEO, Academy of Business Leadership

“I’ve had the great fortune of being introduced to Claudia Della Mora as she was completing her studies. She proved both to a be brilliantly intelligent and dynamic individual and marvelous and focused academic, excelling in her studies at Berkeley, which she seamlessly transitioned in current career.

She has always provided honest advice and thoughtful insight in the projects in which we were and are involved. I’ve found her ability to analyze and develop strategies that prove the beneficial for the client simply amazing. She is currently assisting my group in the development of a global based VR (virtual reality) studio startup, which I would be a loss without her guidance.

In additional she goes beyond simple opportunistic ideals, with her development and support of philanthropy for those less fortunate. I can only hope to meet other such talented, truthful, resourceful, and experienced professionals. I offer my highest recommendations.”

Darnell Williams

Creative Director, Elektrashock Inc.