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The Chapman Associates

Robert A. Spira

William Nesmith

David L. Morano

Robert Wong

Mark D. Goldsmith

William M. Noe

Peter Green III

Martin Olney

Michael Franzese

Jules J. Haberman D.V.M.

Hisao Sal Miwa

Larry Kars

W. Robert Gibson

Gary P. Garabedian

 

 

CHAPMAN CONSULTANTS

Lorretta AuYeung


 

Robert A. Spira

Mr. Spira has been an advisor to the House Commerce, Consumer and Monetary Affairs Sub-Committee regarding Securities Markets. He appears in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in the World, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East as well as  most other financially oriented biographical publications B.A. Roosevelt University of Chicago, 1953. Served with Green Berets, U. S. Army during the Korean War, 1953-54. Mr. Spira is the former President, of Haas Securities. He is or has been a member of the Boston Stock Exchange where Spira he also served on the listing committee; Member and Chairman, New Business Committee, New York Futures Exchange and American Commodity Exchange; Member American Stock Exchange as well as serving on their Arbitration Committee; Member New York Stock Exchange; Midwest Stock Exchange; Member National Association of Securities Dealers Arbitration Committee, and was a director of the District Business Conduct Committee (the ruling and enforcing arm of the Securities Industry); Has also served as a member and in various capacities with the Midwest, Pacific Coast and the Philadelphia Stock Exchanges. 

He is a member of the World Trade Association, United States Senatorial Club, International Platform Association, Pacific Community Institute, Boys Brotherhood Republic, Wall Street Planning Group, National Options Society, National Advisory Board, 1988 Co-Chairman (Fundraising) U.S. Olympic Committee. He is a director of Rhumbline Advisors a multi billion dollar investment fund,  Keystone Fund Group and Honest Ballot Association, American Philatelic Society, Big Apple Triathlon Club, Professional Association of Scuba Divers, The Athletics Congress of the USA, American Revenue Association; the United States Masters Swimming Association, and the New York Road Runners Club. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award, and a member of the prestigious U.S. Congressional Advisory Board. Mr. Spira is an expert on security transactions and has lectured internationally on the subject..

William Nesmith 

Bill started his career on Wall Street in 1982 with the investment banking firm of D. H. Blair & Company where he established a highly profitable international institutional division and served as managing director of that department. Over the past 18 years his investment banking knowledge and ability to raise capital for small private and public companies has given him the opportunity to successfully work with firms such as Oppenheimer, Brean Murray Foster, Whale Securities and several other small specialty boutique firms. Bill’s capabilities include all aspects of corporate finance. His thorough knowledge of corporate structure and valuation has given him access to financing sources throughout the world. His capital access ranges from domestic and foreign institutions, private banking firms and high net worth individuals - who may invest in a wide range of risk oriented investments such as Venture Capital, Bridge Financing, Regulation D (504-506), Regulation S, PIPE’s and IPO’s.

Perhaps Bill’s most valuable asset is the large database of funding sources that he has assembled over the years. Among Nesmith’s classic achievements in the brokerage industry is the fact that he has raised substantial capital for companies such as Team Communications Inc. (TMTV), Laser Vision Centers (LVCI), Oncor Inc. (ONC), International Murex, Summit Technologies (BEAM) and Immune Response (IMR). Nesmith is also responsible for arranging highly successful  "Road Shows" for U.S. private and public companies giving them highly needed exposure to the financial community's in the United States and Europe. This in turn has proven to be extremely successful for raising capital and gaining the much needed institutional sponsorship in the company's stock. In addition he has established a substantial presence in Europe with an  client base in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France, Scandinavia, Bermuda, Nassau and The Cayman Islands. 

During times like these, when a substantial portion of the money that was previously available on Wall Street for early stage financing has dried up, off-shore financial institutions continue to offer a viable alternative to our own, somewhat impaired  capital markets. 

David Morano

Mr. Morano lends his twenty-six years of Wall Street experience to the CSC team. His career began as a member of the Boston Exchange where he was a specialist responsible for maintaining the market in Chrysler, Minnesota Mining, Sears, DuPont, Homestake Mining Caterpillar and Hewlett Packard to name a few. In New York, Mr. Morano was associated with, A. G. Becker & Company, Purcell Graham and Challenge Securities where he was floor partner. He was also affiliated with Carl Icahn where he specialized in mergers and acquisition analysis. He was one of the early members of the New York Futures Exchange, where he dealt in currencies and various U. S. Government obligations. In 1986 he became a member of the New York Stock Exchange where his clients included Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs and Paine Webber. Mr. Morano was educated at Boston University where he received a BS in Chemistry. He is a member of the National Association of Underwater Instructors and is active in the Jacques Cousteau Society.

Robert P. Wong

Robert P. Wong joined Chapman, Spira & Carson LLC, an Investment Banking Consulting Company in March of 2003 as a Senior Managing Director.  Prior to joining Chapman, Spira & Carson, he was the President as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ergonomics Technologies Corp.  While at Ergonomics Technologies Corp where he refined their business model and completed equity funding and then with the proceeds, implemented the business plan which incorporated the new business model.  This involved a unique automation of the company’s engineering offerings and delivery these services through an “intelligent” Web portal (patent pending) on a worldwide basis.  Mr. Wong also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer of BCAM, a publicly traded company.  Prior thereto, he was a founder and Chief Executive Officer of several technology companies including Ultrasonic Research, Inc., Sound Water Systems, Inc., Medix Technologies, Inc. and Uri-Thermix, Inc. (a publicly traded company).  For twelve years Mr. Wong was one of the principals involved in building Coordinated Apparel, Inc., a manufacturer, designer and distributor of boy’s clothing.  When Mr.  Wong arrived at Coordinated, their sales were $14 million dollars a year.  When he left, sales had risen to $200 million-plus. 

Moreover, Coordinated Apparel successfully invested its excess cash into several high tech ventures, several of them were successful.  In addition, he was the president of several of Coordinated Apparel’s Information Technology companies.  After graduation from MIT, he held various technical positions with Western Electric, Inc. (a former subsidiary of AT&T now known as Lucent Technologies, Inc.) including Department Chief of computer software development.  Mr. Wong holds a SB in Electrical Engineering and a SB in Industrial Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the co-inventor of several patents and he is uniquely capable of analyzing and arranging strategic partnerships, authoring workable business models, managing companies with emerging technologies, developing sophisticated intellectual property, raising money while having a thorough working knowledge of GAAP, taxation and corporate structuring.  Moreover, Mr. Wong has been a successful investor in numerous early stage companies. 

Mark D. Goldsmith

Mark Goldsmith has been in the securities business since the mid 1960s.  He spent the first years out of college working for a CPA firm, Frederick S. Todman & Company, auditing securities broker/dealers, commercial as well as charitable organizations and completed tax filings for various high net worth individuals.

 From 1967 through 1979 he was affiliated with MKI Securities Inc., a New York Stock Exchange member firm where he became Vice President in charge of internal auditing and accounting.  He was responsible for all regulatory financial reporting and as chief internal auditor, reported directly to the Chairman of The Board of Directors.

 From 1979 through 1989, Mark was Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Muller & Company, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange member firm.  As a senior officer and director of this securities brokerage he was instrumental in the building of the business from a $4 million company to a company with four subsidiary corporations and gross revenues approaching $100 million. 

From 1989, after Muller & Company, Inc. had been sold, Mark established an investment banking business, in affiliation with NASD registered broker/dealers, where he managed underwritings raising money for private as well as public companies.  His clientele included high net worth individuals for whom he directed investments through affiliations with NASD broker/dealers.  In 1999 he became President of Adolph, Komorsky & Co., Inc., a registered NASD broker/dealer, who had offices in New York as well as Europe.  The company was successfully merged into a major securities brokerage in 2001.

In January 2002 Mark became a financial consultant to an NASD member firm, MH Meyerson & Co., Inc., a public company, and became Chief Financial Officer assisting in a management-arranged buyout.  Mark left that position to become a Managing Director of Chapman Spira & Carson LLC, January 2004.

Mark was a charter member of the Internal Auditors Association, division of the Securities Industry Association (SIA), a member of the Accounting Association of the SIA and various other industry associations.   He has been a member of the National Investment Bankers Association and served as a director for five years from 1991 through 1996.  Mark has been an advisor to and a director of various public companies.

William M. Noe 

William M. Noe, an established venture capital and real estate executive joined Chapman, Spira & Carson, LLC recently after having been the Chief Executive Officer of Asset Development Corporation for over 25 years.  He formed Asset Development Corporation in 1974 to provide consulting and underwriting services to enterprises seeking capital to undertake new business ventures or real estate developments.  Having negotiated over $350 million in transactions, Mr. Noe has assisted entrepreneurs and developers in the documentation of their business plans or projects.  He often joins client companies as an officer and shareholder to provide “hands on” management during the critical early stage and to structure financial offerings to attract capital.

Currently, Mr. Noe is the Chairman of the Board or Managing Director of three companies in the construction industry addressing the use of innovative building materials and fast tract building systems to mass produce low cost housing, and he is an advisor to the Board of Directors of several companies in the computer, finance and technology fields.  In the recent past, he has been the Chief Financial Officer of Dynamatic Corporation (acquired from Eaton Corporation in 1995), Vice President for Finance of Maxwell Dynamometer Systems, Inc. and the Executive Vice President of Microcomputer  Publishing Center, Inc. (at the time recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in its field).

Prior to this, Mr. Noe was the Director of Communications for the Wall Street investment banking firm Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. at the time of its acquisition by General Electric, Senior Vice President with Security Properties, Inc. (then one of the largest real estate syndicators in the nation).  He began his career on Wall Street as Vice President of Newberger, Loeb & Co., Inc., a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange.   Mr. Noe is a nationally recognized authority on the private placement of securities, the structuring of project finance for real estate developments and the management of development stage companies.  He has conducted numerous seminar programs sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders (one of the largest business associations in the country) and been approved by the State of New York to teach continuing education courses in real estate, which he has done at the New School for Social Research in New York City.  Mr. Noe earned a Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from the Harvard Business School and a B.A. (Economics) from the University of Southern California.

Peter P. Green III

Mr. Green has held executive positions with numerous corporations during the past 40 years.  He has been at the management level with profit and loss responsibility for such companies as the Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Zurich Trading & Commodities, Ltd. and Doubleday & Co. 

More recently, Mr. Green has acted in the capacity of a management, financial and distribution consultant to many domestic and international corporations.  Clients included such companies as Hoelter Industries GB, 3M, Grazia International, Ltd. and American Cyanamid, among others.  In this capacity, he negotiated key agreements, established distribution networks and arranged for corporate financing at almost all levels.

Mr. Green has been well positioned on “Wall Street” for many years and as such he has arranged for both private and public funding for numerous companies both in the U.S. and abroad.  His experience in the equity and debt marketplace has included arranging for private placements, bridge loans, mezzanine financing, venture capital and initial and secondary public offerings.  Further, he has coordinated syndication between financial institutions and has been instrumental in structuring a number of mergers and acquisitions. 

For a number of years during the 1990’s, Mr. Green serve as the executive director of the investment banking consulting firm of Chapman, Spira & Carson, LLC.  He has recently rejoined the firm and is serving in the capacity of managing director.

Martin Olney

Martin Olney has earned a uniquely effective reputation as a business consultant by drawing on his own successes as both corporate executive and as a successful entrepreneur. He blends global experience with a keen feel for marketing and organizational fundamentals. Mr.Olney's experience began as Vice-president of one of California's largest industrial & construction supply companies, overseeing sales and marketing for six subsidiaries. He guided the import of industrial products from Asia, the manufacture of compressors imported from Italy and development of an eleven-state distribution market. Starting the company with a $25,000 investment, he turned it into a corporate valuation of $18 million. As a consultant, Mr.Olney excelled in the aggressive Pacific Rim market particularly in technology transfer & trade development. He negotiated water reclamation projects in China and the Philippines and a tire recycling plant in Taiwan. In addition to numerous domestic clients, he consulted for the office of Congressman Rudolfo Tingzon of the Laguna District, the Philippines, and developed business relationships in Japan, Taiwan, and China.

 The majority of his clients are under strict non-disclosure agreements where he is utilized as a preliminary evaluator, check & balance, project coordinator, owner's (or management) representative, negotiator, front line presenter, public speaker, and marketing & advertising consultant from design, critique, and rollout planning through the implementation process.

Mr. Olney’s strengths are broadly concentrated in the field of Forensic Management, where he identifies, categorizes, organizes and solves for problems and recognizes opportunities in projects considering available resource allocations. A few of Mr. Olney's clients have been, NorthStar Window Manufacturers, Magic Seal Acoustical, FiniAir Compressors, (Italy), Cal Craft Imports (Asia), Honda Power Products, Makita Power Tools, Clean Air Technologies Inc, Kowloon Motor Bus (India) eBillit, Nu Net Global Foundation, Advanced Combustion Technologies, Superstill Technologies, Pharmanex, MFS UUNet’s, Pure Water, Inc., Nu Skin International, US General Technologies, JFS Docucon, HeartScan SSF, Walker & Torrente Financial Management Search, Smart Water Technologies, Micro-Beam Technologies,  International Marketing Affiliates, Health Plan Alliance, Outlook Magazine, Stow Industrial Lasers, Pacesetters, and Nevada city Water which was partially owned by Olney.  Further, as a representative of Congressman Tinzon of the Philippines he represented the LIIP Business Park in the Calabrazon of the Philippines. He assisted President Ramos of that country in developing low cost hosing. Olney also assisted the government of that country in creating a unified marketing approach geared toward multinationals in bringing in funds and business.

Moreover, recently Mr. Olney consulted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation/Joint Terrorism Taskforce (FBI/JTTF)  Department of Homeland Security. He developed a training system format that allows volumes of information to be presented in a clear and associated manner for interest and retention.

Mr. Olney developed, wrote, and conducted two-day, five-hour a day seminars on Capabilities Development in the Corporate Arena speaking in front of groups from the smallest number of 300 people in the San Diego Auditorium to the highest of 3300 people at the Oakland Auditorium. This series of seminars took place over a period of one year in most major cities in North America from Toronto to San Francisco and points south. In 1980 he was trained in sub-liminal photography – the art of photographic reading. In 1982 Mr. Olney developed Trans-Linguistic Communication and Engineered Documentation – an holistic active science model for manipulation and outcome perception in marketing, negotiations, and communication. He discovered infradian and circadian rhythms can be violated for short periods of time by mixing emotion and information in close proximity – hence greater attention, retention, and acceptance in audience with clients – no matter the group size. In 1984 Mr. Olney started research work on rapid inculcation, the yet defined science of high speed learning systems. In the 80’s he brought all the senses together leveraging the physical structure of a neuron – Buzan’s Mind Mapping techniques – and developed an NLP/Mind Mapping/Senses learning system. With the advent of affordable technology such as binaural wave beat generators, light and sound machines, the Neurophone (Flanagan) – which is a by product of the Man-Dolphin Project, and computers with reading training systems (Ace Reader Pro) up to 20,000 words per minute is attainable. More importantly, he determined large blocks of information may be placed in the brain’s long-term memory storage and neural pathways can be increased to neural super-highways.

Olney was an early starter and was well advanced in both Sailing and SCUBA diving by the age of eleven. He began flying as well and soloed an aircraft at age 21. He is also a well-renowned rock and mountain climber and has climbed most of the major peaks of the west coast range. In addition he has logged thirty-three years in the multiple disciplines of martial arts including intense tutelage under Tim Lajcik who was a three time veteran of Ultimate Fighting Championship. Olney has also been a student of the of the art of close quarter fighting with edged weapons. As a world class parachutist he has logged 8746 logged free-fall jumps including, national competition, demonstration teams, and intermediate and high altitude experience starting at the age of 19.

Michael F. Franzese

Mr. Franzese has been in the securities business for over 30 years. During this period of time he has been the Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of Fundament Brokers, the largest broker of Government Securities in the World. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of MKI Government Securities and Chapdelaine & Company Government Securities. Earlier he held the position of Vice President at the Bank of New York while more recently he consulted for Bank of America. Mr. Franzese worked with the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange to establish the "gilt" and the format he proposed remains the methodology underlying that market even today. He has testified on the behalf of the Federal Reserve Bank and The Department of the Treasury on issues relating to trading and operations in U. S. Government Securities. 

He has advised the General Accounting Office on the Securities Act of 1986 and had substantial input into the ultimate makeup of the law and was a principal witness at hearings on securities matters for the U. S. Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He was instrumental in the creation of what is now the world’s largest currency dealer. He developed the first on-line trading system for U.S. Government Securities. Mr. Franzese served on the advisory board for the industry task force charged with establishing the Participants Trust Company, the central clearing organization for Ginnie Maes. Sometime thereafter he advised Euroclear and Cedel in their establishment of worldwide links for the clearance of U. S. fixed-income products and was a member of the prestigious U. S. Government Interdealer Brokers Association and as such coordinated their activities with Congress, The SEC, and the Federal Reserve.

 

Jules J. Haberman, D.V.M.

A graduate of Cornell University's Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Haberman, since 1981, has been a consultant to industry, selected universities and private inventors. His expertise is primarily directed to working with patent attorneys, market appraisal and licensing of technologies in the life science and related fields. A new business due diligence advisor to investment brokers, Dr. Haberman was previously employed (1971 - 1981) by University Patents, Inc. As this corporation's coordinator of health-care intellectual properties, he was involved in planning and implementing, licensing negotiation strategy for a number of inventions. The licensees included such companies as Alcon Laboratories, Pfizer, Lederle Labs, an American Cyanamid Division (now American Home Products), Pennwalt and I.M.C. (Imcera). Since founding his own firm in 1981, Dr. Haberman has consulted such institutions as the Cornell Research Foundation, New York University's Medical Center, University of Arizona's Division of Industrial Cooperation and the Arizona Technology Development Corporation. He has successfully concluded agreements, on behalf of his clients, for pharmaceutical, diagnostic and medical instrumentation inventions with, for example, Bristol Labs, Boehringer Mannheim Corp., S.I.B.I.A. (a Salk Institute Division), Infinitech, Inc., Synergetic, Inc. and Cobra Pharmaceutical Corp. Dr. Haberman is a member of  the Licensing Executive Society, and a one-time member of the Association of University Technology Managers, and the Arizona Patent Lawyers Association.

Hisao Sal Miwa

Chapman, Spira & Carson, LLC and also the Chief Operating Officer and a Director of RealRead Inc., an online document service provider in New York and Tokyo. Sal is also the Vice Chairman of the Board of Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies, Inc. (AERT) a NASDAQ listed composite plastic building material manufacturer in Arkansas with 400 employees. AERT’s decking product, “ChoiceDek” can be seen at Lowe’s 1,000 stores across the country. In addition, he holds board memberships at a number of private corporations around the world. In the past 25 years, he was instrumental in forming several start-up companies in various fields from commercial real estate, to injection mold manufacturing, to importing fiber telecommunication equipment and has successfully managed these companies.

His areas of expertise include the management and operations of start-ups, international sales organizations, and bridging the U.S.-Japan cultural gaps. Sal graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Science Master degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering. Sal has also acted as a Japanese interpreter for many occasions including for a former U.S. President, Mr. Richard Nixon and the current World Bank President, James Wolfensohn.

Larry Kars

Larry Kars, Experience: The addition of Larry Kars to our staff provides the firm with special  expertise in tax matters from a legal point of view. Larry has just about been everywhere and done everything in his field. The following is a short critique of his background. Private Practice, 1979 to present Specialist in Federal and State Tax Law, Civil and Criminal tax litigation. Securities transaction. Cases litigated in Tax Court, Federal District Court and State Courts. Admitted to Second Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Firth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit and Tenth Circuit. Clients include partnerships, public and private corporations, brokerage firms, major known entertainers and artists. NASD Arbitrator since 1995, Assisted corporations in investigations, Financing, stock, stock option planning and analysis. Appeared on CNN and NBC as a tax specialist. Quoted in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel, 1965-1979, Senior Tax Trial Attorney, Developed, tried and negotiated settlements of tax issues, with respect to corporations, estates and individuals. Office foreign tax coordinator and corporate "slush fund" coordinator. Supervised office attorneys and served as acting Assistant Regional Counsel and Assistant District Counsel. Lectured Internal Revenue Agents at Hofstra University. North-Atlantic Region Coordinator and Senior Trial Attorney for Commodity Tax Straddles and cases involving securities of public companies. LL.M in Taxation, J.D. Law. Member Missouri and  New York Bars.  Represented Chief Counsel's Office in the following cases docketed before the Tax Court:

I.T.T - Rayonier; I.T.T. - Hartford - Simplicity Pattern: Schering-Plough; American International Insurance; Bunge Corporation; Deak & Co.; R.H.Macy; Barden Corporation; Singer Corporation; Citizen's Utilities; and other cases involving valuation of publicly held Corporations, real estate, and works of art. 

W. Robert Gibson

Working of New York and New Mexico, Bob  Directed market research, built the business case, prepared the business plan, found equity funding sources and negotiated investment terms and conditions for technology based companies.  This includes Quantum Manufacturing Technologies, Inc., which received the largest equity investment in an embryonic technology originating in Sandia National Laboratories. Additional technology commercialization projects involved Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.  Mr. Gibson throughout the years has specialized in robotics, materials, nuclear power sources, advanced manufacturing, electronic controls, and complex software.  In addition he has served on a “Delphi” group for Sandia National Laboratories to evaluate the most productive areas of technology application for commercial profit.  Led commercialization effort for technologies funded by NASA.  Served on numerous technology commercialization review boards for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Provided essential planning and documentation to prepare these projects for presentation to qualified equity investors and/or joint venture partners. 

From a financing prospective, Bob has developed and maintained a group of two hundred active equity capital investment sources in the United States, United Kingdom and Asia.  Funded projects have ranged from $100,000 to $100,000,000. Primarily this was made possible because of his In-depth understanding of the technical, management and financial elements essential to the successful planning, start-up, operation and growth of a technology based enterprise.  He is an experienced team builder in both vertical and horizontal organizations.  Gibson has received numerous customer commendations, bonuses, promotions and awards as a result of personal accomplishments.  Among other prestigious awards were the Technical Achievement Award from Martin Marietta, Denver Aerospace, in 1986 and the Lockheed Martin Nova Award in 1996. 

Gibson's person direct customer contacts include: Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, United States Air Force, United States Navy, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Commerce and Transport Canada, and numerous research university commercialization organizations. On a regular basis Mr. Gibson interfaces with Senators Domenici and Bingaman, Congresswoman Wilson, New Mexico Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Richardson, NM Secretary of Economic Development, New Mexico State Investment Council.  It was while wearing this socio-political hat that he developed the plan for a $10,000,000 New Mexico Equity Fund that includes State of New Mexico, private and corporate equity sources.  Worked closely with the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the Governor’s staff and State Investment Advisory Committee to develop the process by which venture capital companies interested in investing in New Mexico projects can be evaluated for direct investment by the State Investment Council.  Personally sponsored the first company receive a direct investment by the New Mexico Investment Council.

Through Bob's leadership of the Concord Group he has provided strategic analysis and documentation for technology-based companies in preparing them for long term corporate funding.  This includes Technical Due Diligence (TDD) that determines the commercial “value” of a given technology in terms that are meaningful to potential investors. The requirement for near and long term funding is determined in accordance with GAAP protocols.  TCG specializes in defining the commercialization process for each project in such a way that both the corporation and the investor thoroughly understand all aspects of the proposed transaction.  The Company also acts as technical and management liaison with numerous government and private research organizations as well as the National Technical Transfer Center (NASA). 

Moreover, Mr. Gibson has been involved as a director, investor and venture funding recruiter in commercializing technologies developed by Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory and USAF Phillips Laboratory.  This included identification of scientists interested in taking Entrepreneurial Leave to build a company around the technology; assisting with market research; developing the business case; preparing the business plan; negotiating intellectual property licenses; developing a corporate infrastructure and finding the required equity investment.  Projects required helping scientists make the challenging transition from the laboratory environment to the unfamiliar world of private enterprise. during his illustrious career he has worked in either a consulting or senior capacity with Martin Marietta, BETCO Corporation, Magtag Aircraft Corporation, General Motors and Raytheon Missile Systems and remains a member in good standing in The New Mexico New Mexico Entrepreneurs Association  where he was President 1995-96 and 1997-98, the Licensing Executives Society (USA and Canada) Inc, American Management Association, Vice-President (past), Tri-State, Quiet Birdmen (QBs), International Aviation Fraternity and he was a founding member of New Mexico Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society, 1997.

GARY P. GARABEDIAN

Gary P. Garabedian has thirty-five years of experience in financial consulting, corporate structuring, resource congregation as well as sophisticated management techniques for emerging and established for-profit entities. Gary’s particular areas of expertise are transactional analysis, marketplace classification and transaction reorientation, personal and corporate resource management combined with state-of-the-art methodologies maximizing corporate performance.  In the past, Mr. Garabedian has been a pioneer in the identification of break-through technologies as well as in the creation of their financial modeling and identification of strategic partners or institutional funding sources for the purposes of funding. In the foregoing arena, Mr. Garabedian has been involved with the financing for numerous early stage companies in the amount of tens of millions of dollars. Furthermore, Garabedian has historically been a hands-on partner for these companies, guiding them from inception to cash flow positive position.

Moreover, Mr. Garabedian has represented numerous companies as a hands-on adviser to a relatively diverse group of companies on the West Coast. Gary has shepherded emerging high-tech ventures in virtual medicine, advanced recognition, foreign privatization, synthetic monetizations, and state-of-the art forensic analysis. Gary has also demonstrated that his is a visionary in converting fallow corporate assets into income generating divisions and subsidiaries. In addition, Garabedian has affiliated himself with numerous executives that have successful managed major companies along with their research counterparts specializing primarily in new product research development. Gary counts among his closest friends, numerous of the country’s leading figures in venture capital, media, entertainment and space exploration. Many of Gary’s associates have gone on to become his business associates and in that arena, his is the advisor to numerous corporate chairmen. 

 

   

CHAPMAN CONSULTANTS 

LORETTA AUYEUNG

Loretta Auyeung, president and founder of Interlink China, is one of the very first people requested by the Chinese Government, both central and provincial, to help them in the promotion of international trade when China adopted the open door policy. She was the advertising manager of the Adsale People, the first China trade promotion house based in Hong Kong which represented the Wall Street Journal in the early 1980s. She organized the first China report for the Wall Street Journal, which to this day has never been equaled. Prior to founding the company, Ms. Auyeung headed the media department at Interpublic Jardine (China), the first joint-venture advertising agency of McCann Erickson and Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong. She assisted many multinational clients the agency represented such as Proctor & Gamble, Gillette, British American Tobacco Co., Bayer and Philips etc. to develop the China market.

Driven by the spirit of innovation and dedication to bridge the gap between China and international markets, Ms. Auyeung founded Interlink China in 1986. Interlink China is the exclusive media representatives of international publishers for China such as the New York Times, the Globe & Mail of Canada, the Financial Times of London, the Les Echos of France, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New Zealand Herald, the Times of India, etc. The New York Times was the first client of the company for more than a decade. Interlink China has close and extensive experience with national and local Chinese media for many years. The company is the representative of the major Chinese business newspapers under China’s Ministry of Commerce, former Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC). 

Ms. Auyeung has longstanding relationships with the Chinese central, provincial and local governments, Ministry of Commerce, formerly Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC), various industrial ministries, foreign trading corporations, manufacturers, distribution channels, advertising agencies and media in major coastal cities from the south to the northeast, inland cities and western regions of China. She has a team of consultants and associates who are former and current government officials and business leaders to share insiders’ views with her in tackling the China market. Ms. Auyeung founded Interlink’s U.S. office in 1996. She has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce, New York State Department of Economic Development, the City Council of New York, Chinese and foreign consulates in New York, business leaders and corporations in various fields in promoting business with China. With the request from the City Council of New York, Ms. Auyeung organized the first conference on “ Business Opportunities in China” at City Hall of New York in 1997 and again in 1998. In 1998, the City Council of New York honored Ms. Auyeung by issuing a proclamation for helping to advance international business and trade in the City of New York.   

Ms. Auyeung is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on doing business with China organized by the US Department of Commerce and various trade associations. She advises “Practical Guides and Strategies in tackling the China market’, identifies “Business Opportunities,” and keeps close track on “China’s WTO Accession.”Ms. Auyeung has helped to foster business and trade between America and China in the past two decades. She speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She has traveled extensively throughout China and is well versed in the business practices and policies governing trade. As a Chinese businesswoman and consultant specializing in international trade, marketing and distribution, she truly understands the important but sometimes subtle cultural context of China, which is needed to assist overseas companies to do business with China.

 

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