The managers of SIDE EQUITY collectively have over 100 years of experience and have participated in more than 300 transactions totaling over $30 billion. Their diverse backgrounds include incubation and startup angel financing, leveraged buyouts, banking, investment banking, operational management, venture capital investing, accounting and consulting.

The combination of deep and diversified experience with a broad base of industry contacts enables SIDE EQUITY to help Companies reach their strategic and financing objectives. The principals directly analyze and respond to all proposals and are committed to providing prompt feedback on each funding and investment partnership inquiry.


  • Kenny Andam
  • Chanida Puranaputra
  • Michael Sutton
  • Keith McAllister
  • Vishal Shukla
  • Cuttino Mobley
  • David West
  • Kobe Andam

Mr. Kenny Andam
General partner and chairman of Side Equity

Mr. Kenneth Andam is the general partner and chairman of Side Equity. Kenneth ("Kenny") Andam is an inventor, technologist, serial entrepreneur and an investment visionary. Mr. Andam has a variety of patents to his name in fields ranging from medical claims data transfer software to video email and intensive data relay technologies. Mr. Andam has founded several companies including OS Petro and all its subsidiaries in the Oil and Gas sector, WorldVuer, Inc., a media communications company that develops proprietary technologies for communicating bandwidth intensive data, Payodd transaction and remittance processing platform for money relay worldwide, Globa Cash LTD, a payments solutions company providing mobile phone banking and payment services to Africans and their family relations living abroad, Sleek Media Group, a new media and entertainment company, a publishing company under the Kenny Andam Group brand, and many innovative businesses across a spectrum of industries. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman and CEO of Inscor, Inc., a publicly traded insurance company and sits on several boards.

In addition to achieving his own entrepreneurial successes, Mr. Andam has fostered and facilitated the successes of several entrepreneurial Incubator initiatives. He has also been a lead advocate for Africa and has been advising investment funds to direct their capital into Africa's virgin markets. Over the course of his career Mr. Andam has worked with and also consulted for numerous large entities in the telecom sector. Recognizable names on Mr. Andam's resume include the likes of NTTDoCoMo, Virgin Mobile, Spint, Telstra, Vodacom, and Telus Geomatics in the telecom sector, Tahitian Noni, AGEL, and Maakoa in the food and beverage sector, and many more in the general innovation and education sector. Kenny started his technology career working in the Windows division of Microsoft.

Mr. Andam's vision with SIDE focused on administrating the invitation of a select group of successful entrepreneurs to invest capital with SIDE Equity and create a succinct framework for funding innovative companies with products designed solve issues faced by citizens of the various countries in Africa.

Mr. Kenny Andam

Mrs. Chanida Puranaputra

Chanida Puranaputra, one of the biggest names in the direct selling and network marketing industry, brings a unique and new perspective that she has built her life serving. She is an entrepreneur, speaker, trainer, top earner, and renowned international leader that has not only experienced success, but has produced it for others. Not only is she a self made millionaire, but Chanida has also trained and produced more MLM millionaires, multimillionaires and industry leaders than anyone before her. During the majority of the past two decades in the direct sales arena, not only did she pioneer new and effective marketing strategies for her business, speak in more than 25 countries, and have her training resources translated in over 10 languages, she has also strengthened and expanded the industry's presence in the Pacific Rim.

Prior to this, Chanida was the VP of Sales for Axxa Life Insurance and the Managing Director for Communications Concept, a worldwide training institution, where she facilitated the massive growth of the company. Before this, Chanida held the position of Business Development Director for Bangchang Group, a publicly listed company, and established herself among the elite. In 1989-1994 Chanida was the National Sales Director for Primerica Financial Services and was also recognized as Woman of the Year. Prior to this, from 1980-1988, Chanida was part of the hotel management at the New Otani Los Angeles. With Chanida's wide range of success and experience, there is no doubt why and how she helps companies flourish because of her influence and expertise.

Mrs. Chanida Puranaputra

Mr. Michael Sutton
Co-Founded OS Petro

Mr. Michael Sutton, Co-Founded OS Petro with longtime friend and business partner Kenneth Andam in 2011 and together have quickly secured significant assets under management in the African Countries of Ghana, Nigeria and Namibia, positioning the company for major contributions in the Oil & Gas sectors in the coming years. With Michaels lead generation skills and his ability to establish valuable networks within the various industries that he has relationships within, OS Petro has now grown into a recognized brand in the Oil and Gas sector.

Mr. Sutton brings a unique set of skills to SIDE Equity nothing more prominent then his intricately woven Entertainment driven background and Hollywood Celebrity filled rolodex. Notable accomplishments include a Daytime Emmy Nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Stone Cates on America's beloved soap opera General Hospital and the fact that Michael has built one of the most exclusive niche brand marketing companies brandSUTTON second to none in leveraging relationships with celebrities and pop culture influencers making him one of LA's most successful Restaurateurs & respected Social Tastemakers having created such brands as Xenii, The Lodge Steakhouse, Goa and Guys & Dolls. Michael is a partner and Chief Marketing Officer for Mr. Andam's Ghanaian mobile banking and remittance company Globa.

Michael's business acumen includes being a Certified California Realtor licensed at the prestigious Hilton & Hyland / CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL brokerage firm in Beverly Hills and partner of Beverly Crest Developments as well as being a proud founding Member of the Next Generation Council for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Mr. Michael Sutton

Mr. Keith McAllister

Mr. McAllister has an impressive history of successful ventures in the incubation, startup, and growth based business sector. Before becoming a partner at Side Equity, Mr. McAllister founded International Oil & Gas Holding Corp. (IOGHC), a mid tier oil and gas company that focused on the development of oil fields in the Western United States of America. His success in the sector pursued by IOGHC endeared him further towards other entrepreneurial ventures which led to the founding of other companies.

He most recently co-founded Mobile Wireless Security (MWLS), which offered wireless streaming video security solutions. Mr. McAllister orchestrated the market introduction of Mobile Wireless Securities video surveillance system and network products which pioneered the first mobile video surveillance platform in the United States. Further implementation and adaptation of the technology has become synonymous with global security and monitoring code, and is utilized by major corporations and governments worldwide. Prior to co-founding mobile wireless security, Mr. McAllister was president of Entertainment Direct TV, a content development media company which was acquired by Broadband Wireless International Corporation, where he served as co-Chairman and CEO. Mr. McAllister was CEO of Dudley Bernichi Diamonds in Cape Town, South Africa, exporting investment grade diamonds from South Africa to North America from 1998 through 2000.

Mr. McAllister developed his international business experience as a restaurateur and nightclub owner of five properties in Detroit, Toronto and Cape Town before embarking on the journey of supporting young and budding entrepreneurs across Africa and the world. Mr. McAllister attended the University of Wisconsin.

Keith McAllister

Mr. Vishal Shukla

Mr. Shukla joins Lexaps technology development team and leads our innovative division which is a core component of the company's product offering. Mr. Shukla has been instrumental in the development of Lexaps mobile framework which is the core of our network users mobile application for accessing the services that we provide them. Mr. Shukla is a leader extraordinaire and has deviced modern methods to make Lexap user friendly and efficient for our company's marketers and agents. The platforms transaction and remittance interactive gateway allows for instant money relay and fluid transaction execution with no loss in delivery.

Before joining Lexap, Mr. Shukla worked with WorldVuer as the project development coordinator for the companies VUER suite of products. He is also the founder of KCS Compusoft which is based out of India and is one of the fastest growing IT firms in the world. He I also founder of HConnect which is one of the fastest growing electronic health record service provider in India. Mr. Shukla's focus on the newest innovative solutions and the implementation of distributive cloud networks brings great value to Lexap and our entire network of members.

Vishal Shukla

Mr. Cuttino Mobley

Cuttino Mobley, also known as the "Cat" by his peers, attended Incarnation of Our Lord grade school in the Olney section of Philadelphia. After graduating from grade school, Mobley attended Cardinal Dougherty High School, transferred to Maine Central Institute in 1992, and graduated in 1993. After high school, he attended the University of Rhode Island from 1993 to 1998 and redshirted his first year. At Rhode Island, he helped lead the Rams team to an Elite Eight appearance in the 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and graduated with a degree in communication studies.

He was selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. Mobley started at the shooting guard position, where he and Steve Francis formed one of the NBA's elite scoring backcourts. Mobley was a key in the rebuilding of the franchise. He played with them for six seasons before being shipped to the Orlando Magic along with Steve Francis and Kelvin Cato for Tracy McGrady in the 2004 offseason. After playing 23 games with the Magic, though, he was traded to the Sacramento Kings for Doug Christie. Mobley ranked third in the league in three-point percentage during the 2004–2005 season.

He signed a five-year US$42 million deal with the Clippers on July 14, 2005.[4] Besides being known for his three-point shooting, he also relies heavily on his post-up game. In addition, he also ran the Clutch City shootout contest in Houston during his Rockets years. Mobley, along with Sam Cassell and Elton Brand, led the Clippers to the 2006 NBA playoffs.

Mr. Cuttino Mobley

Mr. David West

Mr. David Moorer West is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Xavier University where in 2003, he became the first Musketeer to ever win the AP Player of the Year.

In his senior season in high school, West garnered two of the five major college basketball Player of the Year honors, being named AP National Player of the Year and National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. He became the first three-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, and was named first-team All-America by the Associated Press in 2002–03. In addition, he became just the third player in Xavier history to surpass 2,000 points and only the second to eclipse 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, joining Tyrone Hill.

West was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the 18th overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. On December 13, 2011, West signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. On January 12, 2013, West recorded his first career triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the 96-88 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 10, 2013, West re-signed with the Pacers to a three-year, $36.6 million contract. In June 2015, he opted out of his contract with the Pacers to become a free agent and signed with the San Antonio Spurs. Side Equity is excited to have Mr. West as part of our team for the Professional Sports division of our organization.

Mr. David West

Mr. Kobe Andam

Mr. Kobe Andam has been involved in the incubation and growth of Side Equity since the company's formation and inception. He joined Side Equity after graduating from Brigham Young University to assist his brother Kenny Andam to manage the Investment Research division of the company. Before joining Side Equity, Kobe worked at WorldVuer Inc. as the company's director of research and development. At WorldVuer, Kobe spearheaded the company's strategic development initiative for its video suite of products. Kobe before graduating and joining WorldVuer worked as a loan officer with Sure Loan's of Utah where he was responsible for the origination of mortgages for home purchases, refinance, and new home construction. He was also responsible for establishing contacts with local realtors, contractors, financial advisors, and other referral sources and meets all potential borrowers, and inspects all properties for requested financing. Kobe also reviewed and analyzed loan transaction packages for preliminary approval or denial in accordance with bank guidelines and also assembled all required documentation for processing and underwriting on each transaction.

Kobe is a highly motivated, detail and result oriented individual who focuses on using his knowledge of the online media segment to create marketing initiatives that challenges individual skills, knowledge and experience in a proficient, equally useful and growth-oriented business environment.

At Side Equity, Kobe conducted a six-month business development project (market research, business planning, and product definition) covering Africa's emerging markets and how investment in such markets could bolster growth for the local economy and government apparatus. Kobe's commitment to Side Equity makes him a great asset to the company and the development of its product suite. Kobe graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in communications and a minor in business management.

Mr. Kobe Andam

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