Mining and Energy
Mining, Oil and Gas Projects: A primary Focus of AFA.
A well-known fact in the mining and oil and gas sectors is that the financial resources necessary to take early stage projects all the way from grass roots exploration to drilling, to NI43-101, PEA, Pre-Feasibility, Feasibility and Production, takes very strong partners.
With the huge volatility in public markets , AFA offers a way for Juniors as well as 'ready for production' exploration companies to find the partners they need to see their vision come to pass.
AFA board members include many leaders with 30+ years' experience in Geology and Finance. AFA also has NI43-101 compliant leadership with 'in-house' QP Geologists. We have a Canadian Chartered Account on staff as well as leadership from experienced Canadian Financial Brokers.
No other organization can offer what AFA offers to the company or individual that has a high quality mining or oil and gas project.
Real Estate Development
AFA's Directors and Advisors are continually looking for excellent real estate and development projects world wide. From the jungles of West Africa to the sidewalk jungles of Vancouver BC, AFA has the ability to find the right partner for your RE project. A previous licensed General Contractor for All Structures in California and Oregon (Ca #465222, Or #76400), our CEO has over 30 years experience in RE development, including hotel construction, bridges, large commercial and residential projects, etc. AFA understands global creative finance methods including subordination, pre-solds, fractional ownership and more. Let AFA consult you on the best way to find the right partner/investor for your project.
Technology and information projects need capital to see the vision become a reality. AFA has members who are actively seeking opportunities in all areas of technology. Early as well advance stage projects are welcome to be submitted for review and all information is kept under strict NDA guidelines.
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What We Do
AFA is a top level consulting firm and an 'acquisition incubator' between the East and West. COB's, CEO's, Presidents, etc. with proven & successful corporate leadership make up the core value of AFA.
China and other Asian nations are a powerful force in todays global economy. Western business leaders working together with their Asian counterparts, make AFA a very special, powerful, and strategic global organization.
Acquisitions, Partnerships, and Joint Venture opportunities in the Resource, Energy and Technology sectors are evaluated and presented by AFA advisors to potential strategic partners across the eastern and western hemispheres.
If you have a project that you would like to present to our partners in Asia, for acquisition, joint venture, or partnership, you are invited to contact us. AFA introduces, advises and consults upon request. If you would like to become involved with AFA, or if you are interested in joining our advisory board, we will be glad to hear from you. Advisors are proven accredited individuals of significant wealth and corporate experience.
The AFA Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
With decades of corporate leadership, James McKenzie is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest as not only a brilliant and successful business leader, but a man of the utmost integrity. Mr. McKenzie has been completing successful transactions between Asia and the USA for over 30 years.
James Graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA in finance and was the founder of several companies including CUI Global, a publically traded company on the NASDAQ under the symbol CUI.
James M. McKenzie was a James S. Kemper Scholar with experience in International business including, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, West Africa & Mexico. Mr. McKenzie has experience in private to public transition, taking several companies public. He personally provides capital as an angel investor in many projects.
Gene brings 30+ years of experience as CEO, team leader, and digital strategist, as well as high level management expertise. Mr. Anderson was also the owner of a Licensed USA based private detective agency and is considered an expert in Internet Data Mining (IDM), due diligence, and security.
He is an Internet marketing expert and was the world record holder in 2008 for the #1 Google Ad Agency with over 40,000 clients. Gene has also been a keynote speaker on the subject of New Technologies for Investor Relations.
In his early business career, Gene obtained his license as a California General Contractor (Lic#465222-All Structures) in 1984. As one of the youngest Generals in state of California, Gene built hotels for Holiday Inn, Barclays bank, Casinos, the Palo Alto Merrill Lynch stock exchange, etc. He is also the founder of Victorious Outreach Ministries which builds and finances orphanages across Africa.
Mr. Mann is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of experience in Corporate Finance, acquisitions, and financial reporting, serving as a director and advisor for both public and private companies.
Mr. Mann was a Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse and attained his designation with the same firm in 1982. From 1989 to 2001 he was president of a private real estate development corporation completing industrial, commercial, single and multi-family high-rise residential projects in excess of $200 million. During this time, Mr. Mann was also an active participant in the corporate management of the Boundary Bay Airport in Delta, BC. He was a Member of the advisory board of Accelerate Power Systems Inc, formerly Key CapitalGroup Inc, from 2000 to 2001. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer and director of Eagle Star Petroleum Corporation and CFO of Nortec Ventures, both are TSX-V listed companies.
Mr. Stark spent 28 years with Canadian government in the Solicitor General's department and foreign service as a diplomat in South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. On leaving government in 1987, he joined a team of geologists and engineers to fund and explore mineral projects in Canada, Mexico and South America.
He has been a financier, officer and / or director of thirteen public companies engaged in exploration / exploitation of precious metals projects, aquaculture, industrial products and Information Technology. He was one of the co-founders of San Fernando Mining Company which discovered the La Fortuna gold deposit in the state of Durango, Mexico in 1992 - 1994. Later in 1996 he co-founded a listed public company that engaged in both high tech and exploration of precious metals in Canada and the Western Hemisphere.
Since 2001 he has been a principal owner of private companies providing training to the international aviation industry and heavy mobile equipment operators. He is also an active investor in several private ongoing and startup companies in British Columbia.
Founder of Bakken Investment Venture Group. Clint brings many years of successful business experience in a multitude of industries including a private jet charter service, oil company employee housing, trucking, the gaming industry, etc. He is also a personal investor in technology, mining, and energy. He was educated at the North Dakota State School of Science and believes in maintaining strong cash flow with a well-planned, systematic, goal oriented strategy, for success.
AFA Advisory Board
Advisor, Valuations, Exploration, Economic Geology
Michael Doggett is a Vancouver, Canada based mineral economist with 25 years of experience specializing in the valuation of properties and companies at the exploration and development stage of the minerals industry. He works with a range of clients on issues related to project evaluation, mineral taxation, and industry exploration trends. He has extensive international experience having carried out assignments in some 20 countries including several projects in China.
From 1997 to 2007, Doggett served as Professor and Director of the Mineral Exploration Master's Program at Queen's University, Canada where he continues to serve as an adjunct professor. He is widely published having authored or co-authored more than 20 books and papers and provided professional development training to more than 2000 mineral industry professionals.
Michael served for 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and for 3 years on the Committee on Earth Resources at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington. D.C. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of five public companies in Canada.
His achievements have been recognized by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum which presented him with their Robert Elver Mineral Economics Award in 2002 and named him a Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-2011. The Society of Economic Geologists named Dr. Doggett as their International Exchange Lecturer for the year 2005.
Mr. Vulimiri has a Master of Science degree in Economic Geology from the University of Washington. He currently acts as President and CEO for Nortec Ventures Corp. and works as a consulting geologist for several major and senior exploration companies. He has over 30 years of experience working with public companies including working in management and directorial roles for Frontier Pacific Mining Corp., Altius Minerals Corp, Solitair Minerals Corp., and Solex Resources Corp. Mr. Vulimiri is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, the Society of Economic Geologists and the Society of Mining Engineers.
Advisor, Asset Valuations, Feasibility & Mine Development, Research
Peter F. Tegart, B.Sc.
Mr. Tegart, a geologist with 50 years' experience in exploration and mining. In the early part of his career he worked at the Reeves MacDonald Mine, Canex Placer Mine, Salmo, BC, Benson Lake Mine, Vancouver Island, Premier Mine, Bralorne, BC and Anaconda's Britannia Mine, Squamish, BC as an underground miner, between acquiring his degree at UBCin 1969.
Following graduation from UBC, he served as Western Manager, Serem Ltd.; a subsidiary of the BRGM - Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres of France during which he managed more than six joint ventures with major companies on projects generated by Serem. During this time he was responsible for the acquisition of the Lawyers property from Kennecott followed by responsibility to complete the exploration, feasibility and mine development of the Lawyers Mine in Northern B.C. as Vice-President, in the newly created TSX listed company, Cheni Gold Mines.
In the early 90's he co-founded Manhattan Minerals, as president, completed the exploration, feasibility study and the company brought the Morris Mine into production in Chihuahua State, Northern Mexico. During this period, and as a result of his past Association with the BRGM of France, he acquired the Tambo Grande project in northern Peru for Manhattan Minerals, and commenced an extensive exploration program that discovered and defined three of the largest massive sulphide deposits in the world.
He served as President and Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Pacific Mining Corporation where he negotiated the purchase of the Perama Hill gold deposit in Greece from Newmont Mining Corp. Frontier was acquired by Eldorado Gold in 2008.
Mr. Tegart remains active in the business as director of Findlay Minerals, Nortec Minerals and Midas Gold Inc. a US company owned by Midas Gold Corp.
Advisor, Legal & Business Law
William Clough has experience in multi-million dollar equity raises as well as the Nasdaq Capital Market. He is an attorney, former law enforcement officer, and operated his own law firm for 14 years with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu. In that capacity, he has successfully represented leading movie studios and media conglomerates. He is certified to practice law in state and federal courts in CA, IL, HI and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Clough received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Hastings College of the Law in 1990. He obtained one of the largest ever non-wrongful death jury verdicts in Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2000 and successfully represented parties in multi-million dollar cases throughout the United States.
Mr. Clough is certified to practice law in state and federal courts in California, Illinois, Hawaii, and before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Clough worked as a police officer for 16 years, at the local, state, and federal level including as a Federal Air Marshall flying in Southern Europe and the Middle East.
Advisor, Real Estate Development and Technology
James Griffith is a Los Angeles based CEO and the founder of the Griffith Group, Inc. Mr. Griffith is considered an industry leader in Municipal Infrastructure & Commercial Real Estate Property Development. Mr. Griffith is a Certified Green Builder with teaching credentials from UCLA, including a state certification as a California Vocational College Campus Director.
For over 25 years, Mr. Griffith worked with the U.S. Air Force & Navy working on classified logistic & security technologies, sat communications, proprietary military, medical, and civil, as well as architectural private sector projects. Mr. Griffith was the CEO of a high level technology corporation, developing classified, state of the art, satellite communications, 2D & 3D modeling, and other high value technology projects.
Mr. Griffith's client list includes JPL, FORD, GM, Motorola, Xerox, and NASA. Mr. Griffith was an Education Director for AutoDesk Corp. and is a member of International Boards for Economic Development. His experience includes projects in Asia, South America, and Central America.
Advisor, Entertainment Industry
Frank Yablans, Former President of Paramount Pictures.
Mr. Frank Yablans is well recognized as the brilliant mind behind a number Hollywood's major motion picture studio 'turn-arounds'. He was instrumental in forming the partnership with Universal CIC, now known as "UPI," creating the most successful distributor of films in international distribution.
Mr. Yablans was asked to assume the task of rebuilding MGM/UA Studio. As Co-Chairman and CEO, he reduced overhead costs and rearranged MGM and United Artists into one entity: MGM/UA.
Mr. Yablans brings unmatched business and financial experience and expertise to AFA regarding entertainment industry investment opportunities. He worked on many all time greats like the Godfather, Chinatown, Paper Moon, Serpico, Death Wish, Lady Sings the Blues, Murder on the Orient Express, The Longest Yard and a host of TV shows.
Advisor, Banking and Finance
Mr. William L. Chenevich served as Group Executive Vice President of VISA International from 1994 to 1999. He served as Vice Chairman of Technology & Operations Services at US Bancorp. Equipment Finance Inc. from February 2001 to June 30, 2010.
He served as Vice Chairman of Technology and Operations Services of Firstar Corporation from 1999 to February 2001. He has been a Director of Greater Giving, Inc. since February 2008.
Mr. Chenevich serves as a Director of Regence BlueCross BlueShield and inCode Wireless. He has been Lead Independent Director of VeriSign Inc. since February 2009 and its Director since April 1995. He served as a Member of Board of Managers at Viewpointe Archive Services, L.L.C.
William Chenevich served as a Director of Longs Drug Stores Corp. from 1999 to May 24, 2005. Mr. Chenevich holds a B.B.A. degree in Business from the City College of New York and a M.B.A. degree in Management from the City University of New York.
Professor Oren Etzioni.
Oren Etzioni is the Washington Research Foundation Entrepreneurship Professor at the University of Washington's Computer Science Department. He received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Harvard University in June 1986, where he was the first Harvard student to "major" in Computer Science. Etzioni received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, SCIENCE, The Economist, TIME Magazine, Business Week, Newsweek, Discover Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Wired, NBC Nightly News, etc.
In 2010, he co-founded Decide -- a company that utilizes data mining and information extraction to revolutionize shopping for Consumer Electronics. In 2003, Professor Etzioni founded Farecast -- Farecast was acquired by Microsoft in 2008 and became the foundation for Bing Travel.
He was the Chief Technology Officer and a board member of Go2net (acquired by Infospace in 2000) and a co-founder of Netbot (acquired by Excite in 1997). At Netbot, he helped to conceive and design the web's first major comparison-shopping agent. He is a co-founder of Clearforest, a text-mining startup (acquired by Reuters in 2007), and has served on the board of Performant (acquired by Mercury Interactive in 2003). Finally, Etzioni has served as a consultant or advisor to Google, Microsoft, Northern Telecom, SAIC, Infospace, Excite, Askjeeves, Zillow, Vivisimo, LBA, and others.
Advisor, Attorney at Law, Entertainment Industry Consultant, Movie Producer
Mr. Larry Mortorff practiced law at two of the most prestigious US Entertainment Law Firms, Kaplan, Livingston, Goodwin, Berkowitz & Selvin, and Pollock, Rigrod & Bloom. Later he joined the International Creative Management and became the Vice President of Feature Business Affairs. Mr. Mortorff received his B.A. in Political Science from Cal State University at Fullerton in 1970 and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He was admitted to State Bar of California in 1973. Mr. Mortorff was the founding Board Member of the UCLA Entertainment Law Symposium in 1975. He has produced over 30 feature films and is the founding President of Kushner Locke Films.
Mr. Mortorff is a member of the California Dispute Resolution Council. He on the Board of Advisors of the Insight Foundation, a neutral expert witness for American Arbitration Association, a member of the Producers Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, and a member of theScreen Actors Guild. Mr. Mortorff has been an expert witness in many high profile cases including MGM, Universal, Samuel Goldwyn Company, Marvel, Sony, the Iowa Attorney General's Office andmore. Mr. Larry Mortorff is the President of the LA Alumni Associates at Cal State, Fullerton.