Hans H. Hertell
President and Chairman of the Board
An attorney with over 30 years experience in government, public affairs, business, and banking, AmbassadorHans H. Hertell was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic on November 8, 2001. At the time, the Dominican Republic was the fourth largest trading partner of the United States in the Western Hemisphere after Canada, Brazil and Mexico and the largest economy in Central America and theCaribbean. When he finished his tour on May 1, 2007, Ambassador Hertell was the second longest serving U.S. Ambassador in the world.
From 1992 to 1996 Ambassador Hertell was Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for Black, Kelly, Scruggs and Healey, a government and public affairs company based in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for all aspects of the firm's activities in Latin America and the Caribbean. In that capacity, Ambassador Hertell represented several Fortune 50 companies as well as governments in the region. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Ponce Federal Bank (NYSE), one of the largest publicly traded corporations in the Caribbean, with $1.3 billion in assets. Ambassador Hertell was also one of the founding partners of the third largest full service law firm in Puerto Rico, Goldman, Antonetti, Ferraiuoli, Axtmayer and Hertell.
Ambassador Hertell was instrumental in the early development of a major gold exploration company currently listed on the NYSE.
Interim Chief Executive Offcier, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cutler has more than 30 years of experience in international finance, accounting and business administration. Mr. Cutler was Chief Financial Officer and subsequently Chief Executive Officer of Multi-Link Telecommunications, Inc., a publicly quoted voice messaging business, from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Cutler has been a director and Chief Financial Officer of Discovery Gold Corporation, a publicly quoted mineral exploration company with interests in Ghana, since August 2012 and is the Principal of Cutler & Co., LLC, a PCAOB registered auditing company. Mr. Cutler is the sole officer and a director of the following publicly quoted shell companies: Golden Dragon Holding Co. (formerly Concord Ventures, Inc.), since March 2006, Southwestern Water Exploration Co., since March 2011, Torrent Energy Corporation, since October 2011, Quantech Electronics Corp since May 2012, Capital Resource Alliance, Inc., since September 2012 and Zulu Energy Corporation since April 3, 2012. Mr. Cutler was the sole officer and a director of US Holdings, Inc. (nka California Style Palms, Inc.), a publicly listed shell company, from July 2011 to September 2013, Aspeon, Inc. (nka Aspi, Inc.), a publicly listed shell company, from April 2005 until October 2009 and a director and officer of Atomic Paintball, Inc., a development stage owner and operator of paintball parks, from August 2006 until December 2009. Atomic Paintball, Inc. filed for Chapter 7 in 2009. Mr. Cutler has a Masters degree from St. Catharine’s College in Cambridge, United Kingdom and qualified as a British Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with Arthur Andersen & Co. in London. He was subsequently admitted as a Fellow of the UK Institute of Chartered Accountants. Since arriving in the United States, Mr. Cutler has qualified as a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Valuation Analyst of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and obtained an executive MBA from Colorado State University.