Director, CEO & President
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.
Director & COO
Mr. Jayakumar Gopalan has extensive work experience in various business verticals including middle/back office trading systems, prime brokerages, banking, payment systems etc. Have lead talented teams with the principal of lead by example, built engineering teams to specialize in cutting-edge technologies and deliver products to exceed expectations.
Product Expertise in areas including:
➢ Product Innovation/Conceiving, Designing, Strategy, Implementation and Operating various mission critical system including trading related systems, AI based solutions etc.
➢ Go-To-Market strategies for successful product launches
➢ Motivate talented people in teams, work with cross-functional teams to bring products to market while preserving the company’s vision and culture in this process.
Technical expertise in areas including:
➢ Distributed ledgers / Blockchains / Smart contracts based solutions
➢ Machine learning / Deep Learning (Supervised and Unsupervised)
➢ Application and Cloud Architecture for scalable and secure applications
➢ Technology Innovation, Strategy, and Execution
➢ Building high volume ultra low latency data processing systems
FINRA's Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and NASAA's Series 63 (Uniform Securities State Agent) license holder.
Director & Administrator
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).
Certified Public Accountant
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.
Chief Financial Officier
Mr. Xuqiang (Adam) Yang, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has been involved in the accounting and finance space for over 10 years. He brings a wealth of firsthand accounting experience from his tenure with companies like ADT, Office Depot, Envision Physicians Services, and much more. Throughout his career, Mr. Yang has demonstrated an ability to adapt to the ever fast changing world of finance and accounting. Prior to his role as CFO with SMC Entertainment, Inc, he was a controller with a startup solar company where he designed the accounting system from the ground up. Mr. Yang was also an auditor of startup public traded companies and has served as a senior assurance officer for these engagements. As SMCE is a fully reporting company, Mr. Yang is well qualified to help the management transition into our next phase of development.