Team

J.B. Bernstein – “Serial Entrepreneur”, Investor, CEO, Agent, Best Selling Author & Corporate Motivational Speaker.

As a self-proclaimed “Serial Investor” Bernstein has funded and successfully launched businesses in Packaged Goods, Trading Cards, Digital Content, Sports, TV, Supplements, Building Blocks, & New Tech. His most recent investment in AviSight, a leading UAS Industrial Inspection company, was so intriguing, he accepted the role of CEO and is ushering in a generational paradigm shift in the industry for Oil, Gas, & Power companies worldwide.

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As a 30+ year veteran of the sports marketing and packaged goods industries, Mr. Bernstein is widely respected for his creative problem solving and positive results. Bernstein’s early work includes positions with Grey Advertising, Procter & Gamble, Upper Deck, and Major League Soccer before starting his own sports agency.

As founder of Access Group of Miami, LLC, he has represented some of the greatest athletes of all-time including Barry Bonds, Barry Sanders & Emmitt Smith. Bernstein was responsible for creating ground breaking programs such as Smith’s Run With History™ which is now the standard deal in NFL milestone marketing. He also helped orchestrate Barry Bonds’ departure from MLBPA group licensing, making him the first baseball player to successfully operate outside of their auspices.

Most notably, Bernstein co-created The Million Dollar Arm™ (www.TheMillionDollarArm.com) contest in India, which yielded the first 2 Indian men to ever sign pro sports contracts in the US. His story is now the subject of a Disney motion picture that was released on May 16, 2014 starring Jon Hamm as Bernstein.

Mr. Bernstein graduated the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has also achieved graduate degrees from USC and LSE.   Bernstein currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife and daughter.   “If you are going to send your life running anyway, you might as well be chasing your dreams.”  J.B. Bernstein

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/  J.B. Bernstein – CEO & Chairman

Marvin Odum is a proven global chief executive and transformational energy industry leader. Over his 34 years with Royal Dutch Shell he grew legacy businesses, entered new markets, turned around financially-troubled business units and delivered complex high-risk projects.
As a member of Shell’s Executive Committee he was part of an eight-person team that ran Royal Dutch Shell’s global strategy; capital allocation; mergers and acquisitions; succession and diversity planning; safety, security and environmental performance; investor engagement; geopolitical risk assessment and corporate brand reputation.

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In addition, over much of the last decade of his career with Shell Odum had principle accountability for all the corporation’s exploration, production and LNG businesses in North and South America and was Chairman and CEO of Shell Oil Company from 2008-2016. He grew the capital-employed value of the Americas upstream business from $34 billion to $60 billion; reduced structural costs by $1.2 billion (~25%) over a 12- month period; ran a highly successful exploration program at ~$2bln per annum; significantly expanded Shell’s premier Deepwater business in the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil; and built the company’s unconventional shale business from zero to $20 billion in assets with 10 billion barrels of oil equivalent of current and future production opportunity.
While generating significant value for shareholders he also earned deep trust and respect from senior-most leaders of governments, NGOs and society worldwide. He spearheaded Shell’s progressive strategy for leading and competing in a decarbonizing U.S. energy system; and he successfully managed three major corporate crises that posed global risks to Shell’s enterprise. He also successfully navigated highly sensitive environmental, technical and societal challenges to deliver the company’s exploration program in Alaskan waters.
Most recently (and post-retirement from Shell) he answered the Mayor of Houston’s call to lead the city’s multi-billion-dollar recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Accepting no salary for over 14 months of full-time work, he secured disaster relief funds at the federal and state levels; oversaw development and execution of housing, public assistance and infrastructure strategies; and built the city’s capacity to manage as much as $6 billion in recovery funding over the next 4 to 6 years.
In addition to working with several technology-based start-up companies, Odum is a non-executive Board member of Stena International and Stena drilling. He was a Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the American Petroleum Institute (API) and is currently a board member for the National Urban League and MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Dean’s Council for Harvard’s JFK School of Government, advisory board for University of Texas’s Cockrell School of Engineering and is co-chair of the $1bln capital campaign for the University of Houston.

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/  Marvin E. Odum – Director

Gary L. Thomas was President of EOG Resources, Inc. (NYSE: EOG), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company, until Dec. 31, 2018, when he retired.

Originally joining the predecessor of EOG in 1978, Mr. Thomas held positions as the COO, Senior Executive Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President, North America Operations. Mr. Thomas brings over 30 years in leading the way for oil and gas engineering, development and executive leadership in the industry. He sits on the board of Nine Energy Service, is a Member of Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, and a Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. He holds a Petroleum Engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from The University of Tulsa

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Duane Carl Radtke currently serves as the Chairman of Devin Energy and is widely known as innovative force in energy. Before joining Devin in 2019, Radtke served as the former CEO and President of Valiant Exploration LLC. As well as the CEO and President of Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President at CONSOL Gas Company. He served as an Executive Vice President of Consolidated Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc. Duane has over 30 years of experience in energy executive management, engineering and business development. Mr. Radtke is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering.

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/  Gary L. Thomas -Director

Mr. Mario Aguilar has been with AviSight from its inception and has been instrumental in its formation and continuous success. With over twenty-five years of civilian and Military aviation experience, Mr. Aguilar has flown a variety of rotary and fixed-winged aircraft all over the world for the US Navy and US Air Force.

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A retired military veteran, He holds a Masters degree in Business administration and a bachelor’s degree in International Business from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently a test pilot for Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs “Skunk Works” where he operates and develops cutting edge aviation technology.

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/  Mario Aguilar – Director

Steve, Brutzkus Gubner’s Managing Partner, represents financial institutions, Fortune
500 companies (and their financing divisions), closely held businesses and high net worth
individuals in complex bankruptcy and insolvency matters.

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He is known in the insolvency arena
as the “involuntary bankruptcy go-to lawyer” because of his management of the sensitive
issues surrounding involuntary bankruptcy filings, and general business advice he applies to
navigate potential pitfalls and solve problems before they occur. In addition, he is adept in
complex bankruptcy insolvency matters.
Steve applies his experience as a business lawyer, and business owner, to each matter in order
to effectively achieve the business and legal objectives of his clients. He truly believes that
“your counsel matters,” and listens carefully to client desires and concerns before charting
the most effective course.
Steve is particularly skilled in commercial collections for banks and financial institutions, and
has successfully litigated heavily contested, multimillion-dollar real/personal property and
equity line financing cramdown cases. He also assists in pre-bankruptcy, pre-workout and
wealth management advice and planning.

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/  Steven Gubner – Director

/  Robb Bonanno – Director
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