All Team

Michael Breen

Board Member

Mr. Breen is a UK solicitor and former Equity Partner at the global law firm Clyde & Company LLP. Formerly, he was the Managing Director of the Sports & Entertainment Division at Bank Insinger de Beaufort NV. He received a law degree from Aberystwyth University and successfully completed the postgraduate Law Society Finals at the College of Law, Guildford.

Richard G. Boyce

Board Member

Mr. Boyce began his career as a geophysicist for The Superior Oil Company with early training at their Geoscience Laboratory in Houston, Texas. In l980, Mr. Boyce transferred to Midland, Texas to continue working for Superior Oil Company until 1983. During his ten-year career in the Permian Basin, Mr. Boyce also worked for both Conquest Exploration Inc. and Hunt Oil…

John D. Maatta

Board Member

During his career Mr. Maatta has served as COO and EVP of The CW Television Network, COO & General Counsel of the WB Network. Mr. Maatta received a Bachelor Degree from the University of San Francisco and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Paul L. Kessler

Executive Chairman and Board Member

Mr. Kessler combines over 30 years of experience as an investor, financier and venture capitalist. Mr. Kessler founded Bristol Capital Advisors, LLC, a Los Angeles based investment advisor. He has broad experience in operating, financing, governance, strategy, and structuring investment transactions.

Scott A. Sheikh

COO / General Counsel

Mr. Sheikh has a background in logistics, emerging technologies (such as blockchain), crypto mining and cutting-edge law. His expertise ranges from the business and legal aspects of blockchain-based businesses and. cryptocurrency mining operations. He was admitted to the State Bar of California on July 3, 2007 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the…

Mr. Urban has 30 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting. Mr. Urban has previously served in numerous senior management positions, including: Chief Financial Officer of Research Solutions (NASDAQ:RSSS) from 2010 to October 4, 2021, Chief Financial Officer of ReachLocal (NASDAQ:RLOC) from 2007 to 2009, Chief Financial Officer of a leading online poker company from 2005 to 2006, and…

Scott D. Kaufman

CEO and Board Member

Mr. Kaufman is the co-Founder and Partner of Barlock Capital and Hillair Capital. He has over 20 years of experience investing, acquiring, restructuring, and operating small- and micro-cap companies, trading securities, and managing investment portfolios. Scott received both a BA and a MBA from Columbia University.