Chairman & Independent Director

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Mr. Charles R. Provini brings stellar leadership and governance experience spanning several decades, starting at the United States Naval Academy and then through to the private sector. He brings deep insights into asset management, investment banking, advisory services, and technology. He is a frequent speaker at financial seminars and has appeared on several mainstream media outlets discussing financial markets and, more recently, the solar industry. Mr. Provini has been a leadership instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, Chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy's Honor Board, and is a former Marine Corp. Officer. Mr. Provini holds an undergraduate Engineering degree from The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and a post-graduate degree from the University of Oklahoma.

CEO & Director

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Mr. Ronald E. Hughes has more than 30 years of experience in business development and investment markets. In 1997, Ron joined Global Securities as a Licensed Investment Advisor providing investment analysis, equity trading and capital structure strategy to corporate finance. In 2001, he began his executive roles, first as President of TransAmerican Energy Inc., and currently serves on the boards of publicly traded companies in the United States and Canada.

 

He has also been a partner with North Arm Capital Services, providing Investor Relations and Business Development services to domestic and international clients for nearly three decades. Mr. Hughes studied Resource Economics at the University of Alberta and then International Marketing and Management at University of Hawaii (1987).

Executive Director

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Mr. Warwick Kerridge has a distinguished career that spans 35 years in legal, banking, and corporate financial services, focusing on corporate law for companies executing M&A strategy and representing the Australian government delegations in the banking and stock brokerage sector. Warwick brings to the company, Genesis Financial and a vision of growth into the North American market.

 

He has worked in Sydney, Melbourne, the United Kingdom and the United States having a wide breadth of experience varied in large scale projects from $10m to more than $2Bn. 

 

October 2019 to the present, Warwick serves as the founder and director of Qlife Capital, a corporate advisory services company. January 2014 to September 2019, Warwick was a principal partner in O'Connell Partners, private equity and advisory firm.  January 2005 to March 2009, he was one of three executive directors at Pitt Capital Partners Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australia's oldest listed investment house, Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Company. December 1997 to December 2004 he was a director of Capital Finance Corporation Australia & Associated Companies, as a lending and private equity group based in Melbourne. Warwick completed his B.Leg.S from MacquarieUniversity in 1985.

Independent Director

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Ms. Sachie McQueen has over 10 years of global equity sales and research experience in top investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. At Goldman Sachs, Ms. McQueen contributed to generate more than $500 million in sales and acknowledged ratings of Top 3 in Institutional Investors Magazine survey for five consecutive years from 2004-2009. In 2010, she started working at Amazon.com's headquarters in Seattle as a senior financial analyst providing financial analysis and oversight for Amazon's financial operations, overseeing payment processing for over 2,000 inventory vendors and ensuring on time payment rate of more than 95% in 2013.

Since 2014 Ms. McQueen has provided commercial and residential real estate brokerage service based in Las Vegas, NV. In 2019 she started her own full service real estate and business brokerage firm, Apollon 7 Group, utilizing her extensive experience and knowledge in financial analysis and assisting domestic and international investors with achieving their investment goals in real estate and business acquisitions. Her office's sales volume reached $25 million in 2021 and her all time sales since 2014 is over $100 million.

Ms. McQueen is actively involved with local communities. She is on the committee of the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce and Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) Las Vegas branch.Sachie

President 

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Mr. Erik Blum has extensive expertise in the corporate finance and equity/debt structure. He was a registered principal compliance officer for close to 27 years on Wall Street and has worked at numerous firms in many capacities.

Erik’s career started at Lehman Brothers and Drexel Burnham California underwriting junk bonds in the late 1980’s. While at Drexel, Mr. Blum worked with Steve Nassau and Michael Milken on the 7UP and NWA LBO’s. After Drexel, Mr. Blum moved to Shearson and later found a home at Tucker Anthony /John Hancock, structuring debt, raising equity, and participating in corporate finance.

 

Mr. Blum then joined D. Blech & Company as an officer and principal in 1993 and was instrumental in bringing more than 50 Bio Tech companies to market including Gilead, Human Genome Sciences, Texas Biotech, VISX Laser, Guilford, and many others. In 2001 Mr. Blum moved to Florida and began structuring CMO’S specializing in the inverse floater side of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In 2005 Mr. Blum successfully created a reverse convertible bond desk based on volatility for Stern Agee. Mr. Blum left Wall Street in 2010 to branch off privately.

 

Privately, Eric founded JW Price, LLC, a corporate consulting firm, which focused on providing business development services to micro cap and other small public companies. At JW Price, Mr. Blum helped a series of companies become successful public traded entities. He has sat as CEO, CFO, and Director with multiple company’s and has been instrumental in enabling their turnarounds and growth. With over 30 years’ experience in debt, corporate finance and company management, Mr. Blum has a unique perspective on the equity markets. 

Certified Public Accountant

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Ms. Rachel Boulds has been engaged in private practice as a CPA and business consultant. Rachel  specializes in preparation of full disclosure financial statements for public companies to comply with GAAP and SEC requirements. From August 2004 through July 2009, she was employed as a Senior Auditor for HJ & Associates, LLC, where she performed audits and reviews for public and private companies, including the preparation of financial statements to comply with GAAP and SEC requirements.

 

From 2003 through 2004, Ms. Boulds was employed as a Senior Auditor for Mohler, Nixon and Williams. From September 2001, through July 2003, Ms. Boulds worked as an ABAS associate for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. From April 2000 through February 2001, she was employed an an eCommerce Accountant for the Walt Disney Group's GO.com division. Ms. Boulds holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University, 2001 and is licensed as a CPA in the state of Utah.