Meet the Team


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Gateway Board

Michael Racaniello


Executive Biography

Michael Racaniello currently is one of the directors sitting on the board of Nass Valley Gateway Ltd, a publicly-traded company with listings on both the Canadian Stock Exchange and the Frankfurt Exchange. Michael’s primary responsibility is putting together sales strategies, data buying, and lead generation for the brands under the NVG name. Michael, along with his team, opened a small durable medical equipment company primarily focusing on orthotic bracing. Within 6 years, Michael and his team built the business into 7 companies generating in excess of $40,000,000 in revenue. He utilized his ability to come up with detail workflows, building software, unique sales strategies and connections within the data world to take these companies to the next level with national campaigns. One of the companies being Prothotics Health which was acquired to Advance Bioceuticals limited and got merged with Nass valley gateway. This is one of his biggest accomplishments within his professional career. Michael was able to accomplish all of this before he was 30 years old. He is truly passionate about helping people and devoted much of his career building companies that do exactly that. Now as a director of Nass Valley Gateway he is given another opportunity to utilize his skillset and help people live better healthier lives.

Michael currently resides in New Jersey with his family of three. Outside of work Michael’s primary focus is his wife and son. Work always keeps him busy but he makes sure to always make time for them. His wife and son are the fuel that keeps him passionate about what he does. Although he enjoys the work that he does in his spare time he enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling.

Michael Semler

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Biography

Mr. Semler is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Nass Valley Gateway Ltd. He has worked in leadership roles in finance and marketing in the healthcare and wellness industry for the last 15 years. He led the capital fundraising for Advanced Bioceuticals prior to its merger with Nass Valley Gateway. He was previously the CFO at Nass Valley Gateway Ltd.

Armand Assante


Executive Biography

Armand Assante has distinguished himself as one of the most elusive and yet prolific Actors of his generation. Internationally he is sought in the Film sector as much as he has been the guest of leading industrialists and leaders around the world.

Currently, his leading participation in the Film “The Wanderers, Quest of the Demon Hunter”, Comedy Director Dragos Buliga’s first film has received “Best Dramatic Feature” at The Philip K. Dick Film Festival in New York. It has earned him Best Actor as well as Best Film at the Unreal Festival in Memphis, Tennessee, and opening the Garden State Film Festival in March of 2018, he has been awarded Most Valuable Player and the film, Best Feature Film in the Horror Genre.

In 2015 Armand received The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Garden State Film Festival at Atlantic City and followed it by joining Producer Jules Nasso and TaeKwonDo Legend Master Kim in an homage to Asian action cinema in the film “Darc’. He now joins a documentary in Europe helmed by Jakov Sedlar on global affairs both as himself and in a dramatic turn as “Machiavelli.”

When not working, Armand Assante is a landmine removal activist. He is an active member of Landmine Survivors Network, which is a data-based communications group that specializes in the immediate rehabilitation and medical assistance for landmine victims globally. LSN is based in Washington, D.C. and was founded by landmine survivors Jerry White and Ken Rutherford.

On his second trip to Croatia after before and post 9/11 Assante contributed personally and raised financing for Doking Engineering, a firm specializing in the removal and detonation of landmines. He has actually been on landmine sites in Croatia with Slavko Majetic, the head of Doking Engineering, twice in 2000 and 2001. His contribution created international assistance that addressed the landmine sweep in Croatia dramatically.

His website includes information on how contributions can be made to these two outstanding organizations.

During the production of ‘Blind Dragon’, a documentary he has written and directed on the global landmine crisis, Armand in the winter of 2003 in Africa, was forced to stop filming, before entering Angola, the budget threatened by embezzlement in that country.

His Daughter Anya 35 is Director of Marketing for ‘Theory” in Manhattan having previously worked for Louis Vuitton, Christies, and David Yurman.

Alesandra 30, an Actress, Producer, Singer, and Composer attended Hunter College in Manhattan. They reside there and on their farm in the Hudson Valley.

Armand’s outdoor passion has seen him raise Horses, champion bloodline German Shepherds, Bulls, and Trees.


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