Management Team
Andrew Welters is the Founding Partner of 5Lion Holdings. In 2014, Mr. Welters formed 5Lion as a vehicle to make early stage investments in start-up companies. With a focus on capital scarce markets, 5Lion is committed to being more than just a financial partner and supports its portfolio companies in mission critical areas. 5Lion’s vast network of resources is capable of providing human capital, operational expertise and financial advice as necessary.

A lifelong sports fan, Mr. Welters saw an opportunity to improve the fan experience at live events and brought together a team to create a mobile app that brings food, beverage and merchandise directly to patrons. BTLR – one of 5Lion’s portfolio companies – was born.

Mr. Welters is a native Washingtonian and a 2014 graduate of University of Notre Dame with a BA in history.
Ron Russo has spent the last 18 years working in the investment management industry. During that time, Mr. Russo has worked at a number of hedge funds, most recently as a Portfolio Manager and Partner at a New York based, Real Estate focused hedge fund. While there, Mr. Russo was involved in all aspects of managing the business.

Mr. Russo focused most intensely on managing three portfolios of publicly traded real estate securities, but was also involved in the marketing, fundraising and operational aspects of the fund.

Mr. Russo grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated Colby College with a B.A. in Economics, Concentration in Financial Markets in 1999.
Board Members
Anthony Welters
Edgar G. Rios J.D., Esq.
Dr. Rodney Armstead, M.D.
Julian Duggin