JD, Stanford University (Business Editor, Stanford Journal of International Law); BA (Psychology) University of Colorado
Skills and Credentials
Recognized expertise and success in domestic and international business opportunity identification and development; management of both private and publicly traded corporations; familiarity with international cultural sensitivities and pro- tocols; experience in law, real estate, banking, investment banking, oil and gas, import/export, telecommunications and other industries; author of numerous articles and lecturer in the field of international business structuring and asset pro- tection; author of Keep Your Hands Off My Assets (Libertas Press 2001,2004); listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World for nearly three decades; friends and contacts worldwide
2009–present — Chairman and CEO, NewLeafe Property fund Incorporated, manager of several partnerships owning and operating apartment buildings, single-family residences and mobile home parks throughout the American South.
2004–2009 — President and CEO of Bluestone Opportunities, Inc., a privately held merger and acquisition firm specializing in solar energy and real estate.
2001-2004 — President and CEO, Catelyst Communications, Inc., a privately held, 214 licensed international telecommunications provider using voice over internet protocol (VOIP) to carry international telephone traffic for AT&T, IDT, iBasis, and other major carriers; responsible for licensing and developing markets in Central America and Eastern Europe; oversight responsibility for office in Guatemala City
1998-2001 — Vice President, Director of Business Development, etelix, SA, a licensed telecom in Venezuela; responsible for product development and marketing network for South America
1995-1998 — Owner and Operator, Blackhawke International, Inc., a wholesale and retail telecommunications corporation which became BellSouth’s largest activator of prepaid cellular telephones in the Southeastern U.S. and one of the first callback operators in Guatemala
1990-1995 — President and CEO, Banyantree Healthcare Corporation, developer, owner, and operator of Assisted Living Facilities on the Florida West Coast
1984-1989 — Chairman and CEO, BankWest Corporation, a publicly traded financial holding company owning banks in Colorado, mortgage companies in Virginia, Texas, and Colorado, and a finance company in Virginia
1977-1984 — President and CEO, DeRand Equity Group, a publicly traded real estate development, management and syndication firm
1973-1983 — Managing Trustee and CEO, DeRand Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly traded REIT owning and operating properties throughout the U.S. and Vice President, DeRand Corporation of America, a financial holding company with licensed subsidiaries in investment banking, mortgage lending, real estate brokerage and management, oil and gas exploration and development, and stock brokerage
1970-1973 — Captain, US Army, JAGC