Chet Billingsley

Chairman & CEO & Audit Committee Member

Chet Billingsley

Chet Billingsley was appointed as a director on July 29, 1994, and was named Chairman on August 24, 2007. On May 6, 2017 Mr. Billingsley was appointed as a director of Mentor's Audit Committee He has been the company's President & CEO since 1994 and founded the private company predecessor of the company in 1985. On behalf of the company, Mr. Billingsley had conducted dozens of acquisitions and business financings during this period. He began investing in 1979 and as CEO successfully completed the Series 65 examination and briefly was a registered investment advisor with an affiliated portfolio entity in 2010. He received his undergraduate education at West Point, and a Master's Degree in Applied Physics from Harvard University, with concurrent study at Harvard Business School and at MIT. Mr. Billingsley worked at General Electric from January 1979 to June 1985. An avid business writer, Mr. Billingsley's most recent feature is "In Defense of Business Ethics" in Management Today.

Education

  • West Point Military Academy, Undergrad
  • Harvard University, M.S. Applied Physics

Training & Certifications

  • Former Registered Investment Advisor

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

  • Mentor Capital, Inc., Chairman of the Board
  • Nevada Cannabis Industry Association, Founding Director
  • National Cannabis Industry Association

Lori Stansfield

Treasurer & CFO

Chet Billingsley

Lori Stansfield was appointed as a director and named as Treasurer on April 9, 2015. She has been our Chief Financial Officer since May 27, 2014. For the six years prior to joining Mentor, Ms. Stansfield was Director of Audit Services for Robert R. Redwitz & Co., in San Diego, California. She has taught, written about, managed, audited and prepared financial statements during the past thirty years. She graduated Magna cum Laude in accounting from the University of Colorado in Denver and where she also received a Master's Degree in marketing. She is certified as a public accountant in both Colorado and California. Ms. Stansfield has no affiliated or conflicting outside business interests.

Education

  • University of Colorado at Denver, B.S. Accounting
  • University of Colorado at Denver, M.S. Marketing

Training & Certifications

  • California Board of Accountancy, CPA
  • Colorado State Board of Accountancy, CPA

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Member

Stan Shaul

Director & Audit Committee Member

Chet Billingsley

Stan Shaul was appointed as a director on November 24, 1998, and on May 6, 2017, he was appointed as a director of Mentor's Audit Committee. Mr. Shaul was our Treasurer from November 24, 1998 until April 9, 2015. He is the President of SportsClix, Inc. that he founded and incorporated on November 15, 1999, the President/CTO of Podiim, Inc., and the President of Cardan Media. He has over 30 years' experience in software engineering, team building, management, and development. As a business founder and significant company shareholder, he brings business understanding, insight, and shareholder interest to his board deliberations. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from UCLA. Mr. Shaul has no affiliated or conflicting outside business interests.

Education

  • UCLA, B.S. Mathematics
  • UCLA, B.S. Computer Science

Robert B. Meyer

Secretary

Chet Billingsley

Robert B. Meyer was named Secretary of the Board of Directors on April 9, 2015. He previously held a director position between January 11, 2000 and August 27, 2003 and later returned to this role on April 29, 2012. As the largest outside shareholder, Mr. Meyer has been a senior professional voice in the company's management for over 18 years. Mr. Meyer was the founder, publisher, and editor of a business magazine, Barter News, which went into print in 1979. In 2003, he began a monthly newsletter called The Competitive Edge. Mr. Meyer served in the United States Marine Corps, and is a former professional baseball player. In his 11 years of experience as a pitcher in the major leagues, he played alongside hall of fame players like Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford and Yogi Berra. Since then he has become one of the first charter inductees of the International Reciprocal Trade Association's "Barter Hall of Fame," and he has twice addressed the American Countertrade Association, a prestigious organization of Major Fortune 500 companies who countertrades in billions of dollars annually. Mr. Meyer has no affiliated or conflicting outside business interests.

Education

  • University of Toledo

Additional Associations

  • Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association
  • International Reciprocal Trade Association
  • National Association Trade Exchanges

David G. Carlile

Director & Audit Committee Chairman

Chet Billingsley

David G. Carlile was appointed as a director on April 14, 2017, and on May 6, 2017, he was appointed as a director of the company's Audit Committee and named Audit Committee Chairman. For over 34 years, Mr. Carlile has served in Senior Management positions in the coal industry; he has been the President of Carlile Enterprises, Inc. for over 17 years. He received his BSc. in Mining Geology from the Imperial College, University of London in 1977. He also received a Master's Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Arizona in 1979. Mr. Carlile has no affiliated or conflicting outside business interests.

Education

  • Imperial College, University of London, B.S. Mining Geology
  • University of Arizona, M.S. Mining Engineering