Kenneth E. Lehrer,Director/Sr. Economist, in 1982 formed a consulting organization engaged in the areas of economics, finance, economic damage analysis (including business and technology losses), banking, business, ESOP and non-public business valuations, securities, healthcare, fairness and advisor opinions, intellectual property valuations, real estate and corporate finance. His company both prepares institutional economic/finance reports, feasibility analysis, corporate business plans and provides litigation support (having been qualified in both state and federal courts) in the areas of economics, real estate, banking, corporate and IP valuations, class actions and finance. Dr. Lehrer served from 1984 to 2002 as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the University of Houston, Graduate School of Business Administration and is presently an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Economics at the University of Phoenix (Houston Division). He holds four degrees from New York University: B.S. (Finance), MBA (Banking), MA (Economics) and a PhD. (Urban Economics). Dr. Lehrer is registered with the SEC as an Investment Advisor.
Mark A. Vance,Director, from 2002-2005 was the senior executive in charge of strategic alliances with Worksafe, Inc. (Dallas) and YCO Services (Houston). He developed Worksafe's strategic plan which led to mezzanine fund raise with private equity groups in the U.S. At YCO services, he created an alliance partnership with Compaq/Hewlett Packard for the distribution of professional services. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Vance was vice president of business development and chief financial officer for Control Network System, Inc., Los Angeles. This privately held, fully integrated company developed international voice over data networks between the U.S. and Asia and was acquired by Total Axcess Inc. in December 2001. As a company founder, he developed the company's strategic relationships in addition to managing all financial affairs, cash management and investor relations. Mr. Vance served as a financial analyst, controller and tax manager with various companies within the energy industry in Houston from 1976 to 1991 including Mitchell Energy, Quintana Petroleum, and Texaco. He received his MBA in Accounting from the University of Houston in 1979, and a B.S. (Finance) from LSU in 1976.
Dayton F. Wheeler, Director, holds his Masters in Business Administration in International Finance/Business. Mr. Wheeler currently works for StoneGate Senior Care where he is responsible for coordinating the use of business intelligence systems with financial forecasting as Senior Financial Analyst. Previously, he worked with the NCR Corporation where he was responsible for the Entertainment Line-of-Business revenue forecasting, daily and weekly financial reporting, and business metric reporting. Mr. Wheeler has also worked as a consultant in the areas of implementing business strategies, data management, and technological infrastructure. He brings another strong financial background to the Board of Directors of Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. In addition, he speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia.