Mr. Carnes is a seasoned investment banking professional with over 14 years in the financial investment industry. Mr. Carnes’ experience identifying and capturing market opportunities, is well suited to the Company’s objective of achieving long-term growth through an extensive acquisition strategy. In his career in the investment banking industry, Mr. Carnes has worked in senior management positions for companies such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Mr. Carnes also served as CEO of Scena Financial, Inc. and President of United Express Investment Corporation, then moving on to serve as a managing partner of a private investment management firm. Mr. Carnes resigned from this position to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Vision Holdings. His education includes an MBA from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in Finance, and a Bachelor of Science from Pepperdine University in Business Management.
John Bradley Jackson
John Bradley Jackson is Director for The Center for Entrepreneurship and Professor of Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fullerton. Jackson brings practical marketing and sales management experience from both Silicon Valley and Wall Street. Jackson founded The BirdDog Group, a marketing and sales consulting firm that specializes in helping small businesses make more money. He was Senior Vice President at Bowne and Company, a Fortune 1000 company and held various senior management roles at Dataquest, Conner Peripherals, and Forrester Research. Jackson also authored multiple books on marketing and entrepreneurship: “First, Best, or Different: What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Niche Marketing.” and “Déjà New Marketing: Increase Sales with Social Media, Search Marketing, E-mail Marketing, Blogs, and More.” He serves as a current board member and/or adviser for the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), BrandMixer, and College Web Media.