Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer
Mark serves as the CEO and CIO of NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc. As a serial entrepreneur, Mark has been consulting for two cannabis focused investment funds and other MJ businesses since 2016. Mark has led several teams through the start-up phase and brings 10 years of experience in operations and finance.
In early 2017 Mark worked with David Nagel, Esq. of Feldmann Nagel, LLC, a prominent cannabis law firm, to lobby for the passage of Colorado S.B. 25. The bill was passed and a portion of the Colorado Marijuana Tax Cash Fund was appropriated to education for the CO public school system.
Since 2008, as a co-founder and President of Unity Resources, LLC, a minerals and royalties investment firm, Mr. Mersman has been leading a team in evaluating and investing in minerals and royalties for families and institutions. Mark has formed and managing over 10 private investment funds, altogether encompassing over $10 million and in excess of 100 mineral and royalty acquisitions and divestitures.
Mr. Mersman was founder and President of Mersman Capital Management, Inc., a private wealth advisory firm formed in September 2007 that was successfully sold and transitioned to another advisory firm in December of 2015. Prior to forming Mersman Capital Management, Mark served as Regional Vice President for Fisher Investments from April 2000 to September 2007, where he managed a combined client portfolio of representing over $200 million. Mr. Mersman has previously held FINRA licenses 7, 63, and 65. Mark is a graduate with a B.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from the University of Arkansas.
Ole Sigetty, has served as a Director since November 2014. Mr. Sigetty is an experienced professional with more than 30 years as an attorney-at-law in Denmark. Mr. Sigetty is admitted to the Supreme Court of Denmark where he appears regularly. Mr. Sigetty is a senior partner of the Law Firm Németh & Sigetty A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark. During his professional work, Mr. Sigetty, has practiced business law and litigation with a focus on M&A transactions, contract law, and public listings. Mr. Sigetty has served on several boards as both director chairman including the position of chairman of the board of Guava A/S, a Danish online marketing company listed on the Danish Share Exchange in the period 2004-2009, director and chairman of the board Norwegian listed entertainment company, Nio Inc., in the period 2012-2013, director and chairman of the board of International Food Science Center A/S and director of MMC Optical A/S, director of Seven Seas Clothing Co. A/S. Mr. Sigetty holds a Master of Arts in Journalism and Public Affairs from the American University in Washington D.C.
Mr. Mac has over 20 years in the Cannabis Industry. 23 Build-outs ranging from 2,000 square feet to over 15,000 square feet. Co-founder of D&S Garden Supplies grew from 1,500 square foot storefront to a 20,000 square foot super store and warehouse. Mr. Mac’s focused areas of expertise include, Zoning and Code Regulations, Construction, Building and Architectural Design, Irrigation, Security Systems, Ventilation/HVAC and CO2 systems, Electrical Capacity, Dispensary, Hydroponic Suppliers, Mechanical, Plumbing Regulations, Fire and Safety, Licensing and Permits. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in electronics from Heald College and speaks fluent Cantonese and Manda.
Ms. Gee has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, management and real estate acquisition. Ms. Gee currently is co-founder and manager of several cannabis operations in Oakland, California. Her cannabis experience ranges from zoning and code regulations to licensing and permits. She also performs budgeting and forecasting functions, as well as property analysis, for all Oakland cannabis operations. From 2004 to 2006, Ms. Gee served as special aide to Mayor Jerry Brown of Oakland, current governor of California. Prior to that, she was founder and President of Incentive Plus International Travel. She also served as Chairman of the Board. During her professional career, she served as financial advisor to Hill Glazier Architects and EF Education in Sweden. Ms. Gee attended San Francisco State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Ms. Gee also received a Master of Science in Taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
Mr. Tran has over 25 years’ experience in the cannabis industry including breeding, cloning, cultivation and facility buildout. Eric has overseen the buildout and management of over 50 facilities ranging in size from 1,000 to 100,000 square feet. Mr. Tran has built several successful businesses including Roots Nursery and D&S Garden Supplies, a 20,000 square facility providing gardening supplies to cannabis cultivators throughout California and the U.S.