President & Chief Operating Officer
Scott has over 20 years of experience in the management and operations of public and private companies. Since 10/2015, Scott has served as Principal in Basin Capital, Inc., a private family office focused on the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas minerals and royalties and also various entrepreneurial ventures. Prior, from 7/2013 to 10/2015, Scott served as VP of Land for Breitling Energy Corporation (OTC: BECC) where he was instrumental in acquiring over $20 million in producing and non-producing oil and gas properties. Prior to that he served as Director of Operations for Frontier Oilfield Services, Inc (OTC: FOSI) from 9/2012 to 7/2013 where he helped lead a public company acquisition and roll-up of 2 privately owned oilfield service companies. Prior, Scott was involved in multiple entrepreneurial ventures in real estate, oil and gas and title insurance sectors. Scott attended Eastern New Mexico University where he studied Business Administration.
Mr. Esque is serial entrepreneur with a breadth of experience in the health care industry with a focus in the medical device and diagnostic arena. He has been involved in multiple startups and has a distinct experience in business development, product distribution licensing, and sales and marketing strategy. Mr. Esque has held multiple positions within the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology diagnostic industries. Since 2014, he has served in key account management positions for Abiomed(ABMD), an S&P 400 medical device implant company. Previously, Mr. Esque was responsible for various strategic and training initiatives with Edwards Lifesciences (EW) pertaining to the US commercial launch of Transcatheter Heart Valves. Prior to that he led the global training and development for a division Johnson & Johnson and was a regional sales manager with KOS Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Abbot Laboratories for $4.1B. Mr. Esque holds a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of California.
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.
Mr. Mertz has over fifteen years of experience working with start-up enterprises where he has served on management teams, boards of directors and in executive level management positions. Mr. Mertz has special qualifications within international negotiations, merger & acquisitions, public offerings, sales, business development and business-to-business marketing. Mr. Mertz served as Chief Operations Officer of the Nasdaq listed IT-security company EuroTrust in the period of 2001 to 2004, where he worked with the company's largest shareholder, VeriSign (now Symantec). Mr. Mertz was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Guava A/S, a Danish online marketing company listed on the Danish Stock Exchange from the period 2004 to 2009 and Chief Executive Officer of the Norwegian listed entertainment company NIO Inc. during the period 2012 to 2014. Mr. Mertz is educated with a BA in Organization and Marketing from Niels Brock Business College in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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.