OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
William Robinson, President/Director
Mr. Robinson has more than 20 years experience in the public equity markets including management positions at Paine Webber, and Prudential Securities. Mr. Robinson has performed as a successful start-up entrepreneur, and as a corporate officer and director of eight public companies. Mr. Robinson has been actively involved in the oil and gas industry as a distributor of oil field supplies and service products with the NCH Corporation. Mr. Robinson was a founding partner with three developmental oil and gas companies. Mr. Robinson also Structured and funded a startup defense technology company, water Purification Company, oil service company and technology development company. He brings seasoned operational, fund-raising, and merger and acquisition skills to the team. As a principal, he has been responsible for initiating and negotiating more than $100,000,000 worth of merger and acquisition transactions and has developed, bought, and sold more than 20 companies from the initial start-up stage, taking eight to full public company status.
Michael Sheikh, CFO
Mr. Sheikh is a US Air Force Academy graduate and pilot. He has a Bachelors of Science in Economics. He flew KC-135 tankers out of Fairchild AFB and also worked as the budget officer in the comptroller’s squadron. Mr. Sheikh began his career as a stock broker for Dean Witter. He later was recruited by a regional Broker Dealer called National Securities working as a research analyst and authored and published reports in the aerospace sector while maintaining his Series 7 license. In 1999 Mr. Sheikh worked in business development for a promotional products business with MMI International Trade. He helped grow this startup company that had only $150K in annual sales and within two years left the company with a run rate of $2.5 mil in annual sales. During his tenure he built a sales force and management team, computerized the facility, upgraded the manufacturing operation, instituted a system of quality controls, and most importantly gave them a huge internet presence domestically and globally. Ten years later this company is a leader in its industry and has grown to over $10 mil sales annually. With Mr. Sheikh’s financial expertise in Venture capital and marketing promotional products gave him keen insight in dealing with financing international trade. Utilizing his expertise he was hired by Production Finance, the pioneer of the trade financing industry. Over the past eight years he negotiated and financed international trade deals. Since 2009 Mr. Sheikh has narrowed his focus to the petroleum industry. His experience in logistics and trade financing give him keen insight into targeting the right suppliers and consumers of petroleum products. Currently structuring and closing international bulk petroleum sales.