Jay L. Bartelstone
Jay has a broad and diverse investment and operating management background, having held a number of Senior Executive positions in the financial services industry, including the supervision of an array of domestic and international banking operations at Citicorp, New York. He was responsible for the direction of the investment management, trust and private banking operations at Union Bank, Los Angeles, and held the positions of CEO and Vice Chairman of Columbia Bank and the Bank of Los Angeles respectively. Jay currently has investments in alternative energy, hotels and business growth situations on behalf of his investment trust. Jay is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and received his M.B.A with an emphasis in Finance from Fordham University in New York. Jay currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of a number of alternative energy and technology related public and private companies.
Harvey has held senior financial executive positions at several public and private companies. His broad experience includes all types of transactions, ranging from acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings, private placements, banking arrangements and extensive contract negotiation. Most recently, he has been a consultant to several start up companies including some involved in the Internet, computer components and direct marketing. Previously, he was a Senior Executive, Chief Financial Officer and Financial Executive at such public companies as Player International (gaming and marketing), Marcade Group (retail, manufacturing and importing), Revlon and CBS. Prior to joining the public sector Harvey was employed in public accounting where he became a Certified Public Accountant. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College (now part of the City University of New York).
Jim Pinto comes to us with 25 years of business experience in both the domestic and international marketplace, where he has worked with large corporations and small privately held companies. His area of expertise is business development, with a focus in the high-tech arena. He currently holds a patent for Semiconductor Fluid Systems. Jim has developed international business strategies for GTE and Sylvania, as well as negotiated a joint venture project between the Japanese, Taiwanese and members of the Royal Thai family, which resulted in a Board of Opportunity Investment Package. The success of numerous start-up companies is the direct result of business plans Jim put together. He was appointed to the International University Fund of Development in Moscow, to create business strategies for the east-bloc business community. California State University, Fullerton has recognized Jim's expertise in the international business community by calling upon him to be a guest speaker for The Center for the Study of Emerging Markets. Jim is currently working on a project basis with a major international company to develop a "pull-through" business strategy, which will unite U.S. based companies with a Six-Sigma manufacturing company in China. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Business from Southern New Hampshire University, and his Master's of International Business from Northfield University, Great Britain.
Barry has more than 27 years of experience in the upstream with Exxon Mobil. The majority of his career was spent as a domestic and international construction site manager all over the world. He has construction experience in onshore oil and gas processing facilities, cogeneration plants, storage tanks, pipelines, power cables, roads and bridges. His offshore construction experience includes deep draft caisson vessels, FPSO’s, and shallow water platforms. These projects were executed on four continents with a total value of $2 billion. Other oil and gas experience includes supervising production operations, well repairs, and environmental compliance. Barry holds a BS degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. Barry is active in projects affecting his community and currently is a director and treasurer of his homeowner’s association.
Arthur Mark Feuerborn
As a seasoned businessman and attorney for 20 years, Mr. Feuerborn personally handles multiple cases in multiple jurisdictions specializing in contract management and review, litigation, mediation, and business development.
A businessman for more than 30 years, Mr. Feuerborn has personally handled large project related transactions in the U.S. and Great Britain.
In his capacity as Vice-President for Development and Acquisitions at Storage Specialists LLC for over eight years, Mr. Feuerborn handled contract negotiations regarding the design, development, construction, project management, and/or purchase of scores of self-storage properties. Working closely with sellers and their counsel, governmental agencies, architects, engineers, contractors, and virtually all associated trades, Mr. Feuerborn brought a detail-oriented yet big picture approach to insisting that all projects be completed on-time and within budget.
Mr. Feuerborn also has a strong background in information technology and high-level security clearances from several governmental agencies. As a product designer, he holds several patents and has designed or developed a number of consumer products and medical devices. He is a sought-after instructor and presenter, having taught hundreds of classes to thousands of students in legal and technology subjects for law schools, governmental agencies, and a university.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Law and a Juris Doctorate degree, graduating at the top of his class as Valedictorian from his law school. A California native, Mr. Feuerborn resides with his family in Camarillo.