Bernard Rojano - EB5 Strategic AdvisorMr. Rojano has over 25 years of experience in operations, sales, marketing, HR and business development consulting. Mr. Rojano earned his practical MBA working 18 years in management for a once privately owned, Texas marine retailer with $30 million in annual revenue, where he participated in growing the company into a publicly traded, billion dollar company, MarineMax, the world’s largest marine retailer. Mr. Rojano served as COO of Endeavour Holdings, where he formed a dynamic real estate development company that focused on luxury high rises. He founded Xecute Business Solutions where he consulted for multiple clients in various international industries and assisted them to become leaner, more efficient competitors. He has successfully built teams to secure market share, territories, patents and funding and formulated corporate strategies for multi-billion dollar enterprises. Most recently he has written and executed numerous successful business plans for clients including EB-5 regional center formation and operation. Mr. Rojano speaks fluent Spanish and studied civil engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. He currently serves as the Chairman of the City of Seabrook Master Plan Commission and has served on the boards of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and Texas Boating Trades Association.
Rick Muckleroy – Vice President, Investor Relations Manager; Director
An accomplished residential and commercial real estate builder, developer, investor and entrepreneur, Mr. Muckleroy attended the University of Texas at Austin. He has developed real estate all over Texas ranging from apartment complexes to single family homes to light commercial. He was involved in one of the largest lease plays in Texas generating several millions in profits for the participants. He also sold commercial real estate and ranches for years in the Austin, Texas, area. He was a co-founder of Jetstream Flight & Management LLC, an aviation management company, and was a key player in raising capital for Sonera Resources, a successful independent oil and gas company. Having recently joined Southern Star Regional Investment Center LLC, his current focus is connecting quality oil and gas projects with financial sources.
Ronnie R. Kramer – President, Investment Banking Manager; Director
A Native of Waco, Texas, Mr. Kramer's experience includes being the founder of Banner Holding Company (“BHC”), the first non-prime automotive finance company in Texas. Banner was acquired by Consumer Portfolio Services in 1995. Mr. Kramer also served as the President of the NYSE 10 Bank Holding Company (United Bank). After selling BHC, Mr. Kramer co-founded Consumer Auto Finance which was subsequently sold to J-Hawk Holdings. Mr. Kramer is currently involved in multiple investments including real estate, commodities, start-up technology firms and oil and gas prospects. He also is a co-founder of Southern Star Regional Investment Center LLC.
Darin H. Mangum, Esq. – General Counsel
Mr. Mangum has over 18 years experience in business and venture finance. His experience ranges from practicing attorney to executive and boardroom responsibilities. He is the managing member of Darin H. Mangum PLLC, a boutique business law firm with offices in Texas and Utah, and its sister law firm Mangum & Associates PLLC which handles trust work and public company reporting issues. Mr. Mangum also serves on the board of directors of two privately-held energy companies: Well Enhancement Service Group LLC (Texas) and Southern Star Resources LLC (Oklahoma). Due to his working knowledge regarding EB-5 regional center compliance, he recently was asked to join the board of Mid-American Retirement Communities LLC, another potential USCIS “regional center” focused on senior care facility development in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. His law practice includes oil and gas law, real estate, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law compliance. His clients include private issuers, start-up companies, FINRA broker/dealers, venture capitalists, and individual entrepreneurs. Mr. Mangum received his law degree from Brigham Young University and he is an active member of both the Texas and Utah State Bar professional associations.
Joseph L. Gabaldon – General Manager; Director
Mr. Gabaldon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree at NMSU in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1989. He “retired” in 1999, ending a successful ten-year career trading in the stock market utilizing various techniques and trading methodologies he developed. Since then he has devoted his time and resources into the field of health research. He has travelled extensively and dedicated his time towards research and developing devices, techniques and therapies for treating diseases to be used in a modern day futuristic health center. His current noteworthy investment is in Genelux, a relatively new bio pharmaceutical company that he believes offers a paradigm shift for the cure/treatment of disease, the first one being cancer. Having recently joined Southern Star Resources LLC to develop and finance its Bolenbaugh Prospect, he also is currently developing a novel energy business model that may prove to be attractive to both investors and charitable recipients.
Grant Lowey, P.Geol. – Petroleum Geologist Consultant; Director
Mr. Lowey has over 20 years experience as a Petroleum Geologist. He has been associated with ERCO for three years, and has most recently been on a consulting assignment with The Kuwait Oil Company modeling fractured reservoirs prior to founding Sand Dollar Energy USA LLC where he serves as a principal. He began his career 20 years ago with Saskoil in the exploitation of Exxon/Mobil assets with horizontal drilling programs, and outpost exploitation. His areas of expertise include integration of reservoir models, 3D & 4D seismic attributes, structural, reservoir properties, and fracture modeling. Mr. Lowey has worked in both exploration and development of the Bakken Shale. He has also worked in the Gulf of Mexico, Permian Basin, and South America. He has extensive experience in 3D modeling applied to exploitation of non-conventional source rock reservoirs, and complex carbonate/clastic reservoirs, with horizontal well 4D Enhanced Oil Recovery Projects, such as the Bakken Shale in the Williston Basin. Mr. Lowey receive his degree in Advanced Petroleum Geology from the University of Regina, Canada, business school.
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