CEO & CFO
Mr. Greg Harrington has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance. After eight years in the merger & acquisition field with a prominent wall street firm, Mr. Harrington has been a principle or co-investor in acquisitions of private/public companies with combined sales in excess of $500MM and has divested these companies to Fortune 1000 companies to London AIM listed company. He is has acquired in excess of $150,000,000.00 of Commercial and Residential real estate in North America and Mexico. He has served as Chairman of the Board for the largest Tobacco/Confectionery Company (Sales $160,000,000). The company received the Arizona Corporate Excellence Award 2005 as one of the top 50 private companies. Mr. Harrington was the board member and majority shareholder of a publicly traded REIT, Director and Chairman of one of top 10 independent Mortgage banking firm (AMEX) in Southern California, and CEO of one of the largest engine re-manufactures in the west coast. Mr. Harrington is the Principle, Officer, or Director of several public companies that have traded on OTC:BB/AMEX/Nasdaq exchanges. He has been, and continues to serve as an Officer and/or Director of private and public companies, both in the North America and abroad. He has established excellent relationships with several large investment funds, hedge funds and private equity located in North America, Europe and the Mexico, and has engineered capital formation in excess of $250,000,000. Mr. Harrington has over four decades of experience in agricultural operations farming and cattle operations and continues to be active today. For over a decade, he has played an active role in the all-natural Canadian Industrial Hemp industry, has been instrumental in securing capital and patents in revolutionizing the hemp industry, and has been in the forefront of CBD and extraction process. Mr. Harrington was a founder and one of the first investors in a Canadian-based company that processes hemp to create environmentally safe hemp animal products, and a pioneer investor in the Medical Marijuana industry in Colorado, having owned grows and dispensaries.
Executive Vice President & Officer
Mr. John Singletary, a native Pueblo Coloradoan, is a real-estate broker and developer, farmer, consultant and visionary. Mr. Singletary, licensed in Colorado in 1971, specializes in Commercial and Farm and Ranch real estate. His Pueblo area real estate developments include a large mini-warehouse complex, a 40,000 sq. foot shopping center and a stand-alone upscale rural residential subdivision. For the past past 35 years, Mr. Singletary and his family have lived, farmed and ranched in southeastern Pueblo County. He is an ardent advocate of efficient irrigation and water-conserving techniques. He and his family were among the first farmers in Pueblo County to adopt state of the art no-till and minimum-till farming practices. He is experienced in center pivot and flood irrigation. Mr. Singletary actively dedicates his life to protecting and enhancing Colorado outdoors. He has served three Colorado governors on State Commissions. Until his term recently expired, he served on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and was Chairman for a part of that time. In addition, Mr. Singletary has served on the Agriculture Commission and on the former Parks Board and Great Outdoors Colorado Board (GOCO). He was founder, member and past Chairman of the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District. He also served seven years on the Pueblo County Planning Commission.
Board of directors
GERALD ANDERTON SR
Mr. Gerald Anderton Sr. is a serial entrepreneur who started his career in the insurance industry by facilitating regulatory approval and the successful purchase and reorganization of a nationwide property and casualty insurance company from the Transit Casualty Bankruptcy. He subsequently served on the Board and played a major role in running off all of the outstanding claims. Mr. Anderton continued to display his versatility in the marketplace by transitioning to the accounting and tax related FICA Recovery business, which he helped to pioneer in the early 1980’s, by developing a Private Sector FICA recovery program for clients, JC Penny, PSA Airlines, and many others; recovering millions of overpaid dollars in FICA Taxes for his clients. In the early ‘90s, Mr. Anderton continued his work in the PEO field by joining the executive team of the public company Instaff, where he engineered the purchase of a domestic insurance company, which became the first PEO-owned carrier. The experience he gained in the industry led him to begin a start-up PEO company that he owned, operated and grew to over $500 million in revenue. Mr. Anderton is a much sought after lecturer about monetary systems and the origins of money. A lifelong Austrian economist, he is highly educated in monetary theory and history.
Mr. Layne Downs in the past 23 years has been a water broker and also has appraised water rights for a variety of cities, banks and estates. He has served as a water expert witness in court cases. As a water broker, Mr. Downs specializes in moving underground water from one diversion point to another. He has extensive knowledge in conveyance of water right deeds, beneficial use, artesian wells, proof of appropriation or permanent change along with adjudication of well rights.
Oscar Tapia Pereira
Mr. Oscar Tapia Pereira Pereira, 40, is an Attorney at Law with more than eighteen (18) years of practice, with emphasis in matters related with Securities Law, Regulation and Commercial and Corporate Law. Additionally, Mr. Pereira has ten (10) years of experience as Financial Analyst, Financial Principal and Compliance Officer, currently acting as Principal Executive in BVAI a Registered Investment Advisor in the Republic of Panama. In his experience as a lawyer he served as Chief of the Legal Department of the National Public Services Authority in the Republic of Panama, and supported multinationals as legal consultant. Mr. Pereira is fluent in English and Portuguese, and works as consultant and investment advisor in over 15 countries in Europe, USA, South America. Currently he is advisor to the Board of Directors of Kraftpal Technologies in Europe. Mr. Pereira has a Master Degree in Procedural Law with the University of Panama, Specialization on Telecommunications Regulation with the University of Brasilia - (UnB.), Brazil; Specialization in Corporate and Business Law with the University of San Francisco (USF), USA; and, ISO - Internal Quality Systems Auditor with Société Générale de Surveillance – (SGS) – Switzerland.
Mr. Ramon Chimelis, 54, founded and serves as Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer at Big Sky Industries II, III, VI, V and VI Inc. and has been their President, Secretary and Treasurer since January 2000. Mr. Chimelis served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, Treasurer and Secretary of 3 Coffee Exchange, Inc. from January 2000 to November 20, 2007. From 1999 to January 2000, Mr. Chimelis was engaged in day trading through Gunslinger Group, Inc. From 1998 to 1999, he served as a Trader at the broker dealer firm of JOQ Financial, Inc., and from 1995 to 1998, he served as a Stock Broker at Collner Higgins and Higgins and Anderson. Since 2003, Mr. Chimelis continues to day trade as self-employed. From January 2000 to June 2003, Mr. Chimelis served as an Officer of Design Pallets, Inc. He has been Director at Big Sky Industries II, III, IV and V Inc. since January 2000. He served as Director of Coffee Exchange, Inc. From January 2000 to June 2003, he served as Director of Design Pallets, Inc. Mr. Chimelis studied Business Finance at Brevard Community College.