This is to warn all individuals or companies seeking seed or growth capital, via Trademark Capital Group (TCG) and it's managing member Brent Howells and Beau Howells.
Upon the signing of the respective contract to produce both the Business Plan and Private Placement Package, to secure financing in the form of Regulation D or 144 A vehicles, a conference call will then transpire to discuss a timeline until funds are actually realized.
Upon the conclusion of the phone call, TCG then sends out several documents containing requirements:
Corporate Relationship Requirements
Business Plan Needs
These respective documents consume a tremendous amount of time to complete, particularly the Financial Requirements. TCG requests that you produce your own Pro Forma and 10 Year Projection statements with minimal input and assistance. This action is designed to overwhelm you and consume your time beyond the normal amount of time it would take a professional company to produce these same documents.
Upon completing and all TCG requirements and submissions, TCG will send draft documents of the Business Plan, Due Diligence Report, Industry Analysis and Market Analysis Reports (all generic) for your respective edits and feedback. After providing and submitting your respective edits, communication will be significantly reduced.
You will then receive an email informing you that TCG has begun a review of the transaction and assessment of its viability.
You will then wait approximately 90 days to receive a letter stating:
"TCG has also gone through our obligations to date, and the agreed overall expectation that Company placed upon TCG, and determined that with all delays in payment up front and continued non-compliance with agreed dates for requested information to be delivered, that TCG has performed above and beyond the scope of our original agreements. TCG has performed its services in the professional and timely manner expected of us and worked through extensions which resulted in the financial obligations and costs on our end of this agreement to become exponentially higher than agreed upon and without consideration on the part of Company".
"With that decision confirmed and the results of our internal review understood, Trademark Capital Group, LLC does not feel confident, and has no desire to continue, and sees no obligation to continue in, the relationship between our two companies in regard to the further performance on the original agreements between us".
With that said, for approximately $42,000, you are left with nothing concrete. No finalized documents or Private Placement Memo, absolutely nothing but TCG's blatant failure to perform the services outlined in the Agreement.
Brent Howells is affiliated with the following companies:
Trademark Capital Group, LLC
TCG Foundation, LLC
KH Premier Holdings, LLC
Coral Bay Consulting, LLC
North American Virtual Institute, LLC
To date, multiple requests for the reimbursement of funds for services they failed to provide, have gone unfulfilled and unanswered.
A judicial process is currently underway, to implicate Brent J. Howells (Individual), Beau J. Howells (Individual) and Trademark Capital Group, LLC (Company), on the grounds of violating Florida Statute 772.11, Civil Theft.
Additionally, upon filing my first "Rip Off Report", Brent J. Howells, called me from a Private Number, the next morning and said;
Brent: "I saw all the stuff you put on internet"
Brent: "That's why I couldn't raise millions of dollars"
Brent: "You would have gotten your money back"
Brent: "You must be a dumb mother f**ker"
Brent: "I mean...you've got to be a stupid mother f**ker"
Brent: "And to threaten my family?"
Me: "I never threatened your family. I said that you and your family would be impacted by your actions"
Brent: "Are you stupid or what?"
Me: "No, I'm not stupid at all"
Brent: "I'll tell you what you'd better do, you'd better watch that little baby of yours!"
Brent: "Yeah, that's what you'd better do!"
Me: "Yeah, okay"
Me: "That was really classy"
Me: "Threatening my newborn baby"
Brent: "F**k you, b*tch!!!" [Abruptly hangs up]
Mr. Howells was unaware that I recorded the entire conversation and the aforementioned, was a transcript of that conversation which took place on April 26, 2012.
Therefore, I received this phone call simply, because I requested that he do the right thing and reimburse me for the services he didn't provide.
Therefore, I strongly discourage any individual or business seeking capital, to attempt to utilize the services of either Trademark Capital Group LLC or any of its Managing Members, Brent J. Howells or Beau J. Howells. There are far more credible and legitimate companies who will provide the services they indicate from the onset.
These individuals believe they're corporate thievery will continue without recourse or repercussion.
In this case, justice will prevail.
I am currently owed $30,000 for failure to perform any services under the Regulation D Agreement.