Since 1968, Neil has been continuously involved in the investment banking industry, either as a principal, officer, or founder of several firms. He has supervised and initiated the publication of numerous investment research reports on the water industry and conducted conferences directed towards top corporate management, the investment community, and venture capitalists. He has been a speaker at conferences on topics ranging from financing, to business and investment opportunities in the water industry. In addition, he has consulted to Fortune 500 companies and participated in negotiations concerning mergers, acquisitions, and venture capital investments. He is quoted frequently in newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Investor's Business Daily, and many others. Prior to joining Crowell, Weedon & Co. in December 2006, Neil was First Vice President, Managing Director of The Seidler Companies (2002 to 2006), Senior Vice President – Wells Fargo Investments (1999 to 2002), First Vice President - Investments with PaineWebber Incorporated (1991 to 1999), Founder and Managing Partner of Water Research Associates (1986 to present). First Vice President with Cantor, Fitzgerald and Company (1985-1986), Co-founder and Senior Vice President of the Amdec portion of Seidler Amdec Securities (1981-1985), Institutional salesman with Crowell Weedon and Company (1976-1981), Partner, Vice President, and Manager of Institutional Equity Trading with Stern, Frank, Meyer and Fox (1972-1976). Neil sold his interest to Drexel, Burnham, Lambert in their acquisition of the firm and Equity trader with Kleiner, Bell and Company, an investment banking firm in Beverly Hills (1968-1972). Mr. Berlant received his Bachelor's degree in finance from the California State University in Los Angeles.