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Our Strategic Advisory Consulting Experts

Brian de Clare, President

Brian has over 35 years of experience in the natural resource industry, working with some of the most respected investment banks in the City of London. He's done strategic advisory work for international Blue-Chip oil & gas producers, mining houses, large industrial consumers, pension funds and governments. Brian was shortlisted for the Euromoney "World's top 40 under 40 most likely to succeed in Investment Banking." He was an advisor to the Clinton administration on energy issues. A regular guest on CNN, CNBC, BBC and SKY television, Brian was also widely quoted in the commodities press. Brian currently manages all aspects of GEHC.

Steve Abbott, Chief Operating Officer

Steve enjoyed a 25-year career with IBM including sales and marketing, resource and product planning, as well as complex lease contract negotiations and reverse logistics for IBM Global Financing. Since retiring from IBM, Steve has been Sales Director for a reverse logistics software company, and head of development and fundraising for two non-profit organizations. As Director of Control Concepts, Inc. he assisted in the management of a Connecticut based manufacturing company. Steve is involved with all aspects of GEHC.

James Elphick

James Elphick is an Environmental Scientist with more than ten years of experience as an environmental consultant. He has led projects spanning the energy, mining, pulp and paper, transportation, and municipal sectors. James has expertise in environmental toxicology, chemistry, and marine and freshwater ecology. His well-proven skills include developing mitigation strategies and designing and implementing monitoring programs to measure ecosystem health and function. James is a Registered Professional Biologist in British Columbia, as designated by the British Columbia College of Applied Biology.

John Kuehne

John Kuehne thrives on the public company aspects of small and startup ventures. He has focused on capital formation and promotion of Canadian and US firms as the President of a highly successful small-cap investment and investor relations firm. John has also served on public company boards and audit committees in both Canada and the US. As the CFO of a large forestry company, he experienced the practical side of corporate financings, mergers, and acquisitions. Nine years with Deloitte & Touche earned John certification as a Canadian CA and an American CPA (Illinois). John received a Bachelor's in Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Master's in Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

Richard Redoglia

Currently, Richard is CEO of Matrix Global Holdings and Matrix Auctions LLC a diversified energy financial service company. Through a partnership with the CME and LOOP (Louisiana Offshore Oil Platform), Matrix developed the Energy Market’s first Oil Storage Futures Contract, which is now currently trading on the CME.  He also served as Senior Vice President of the Global Energy Futures Group for Merrill Lynch, New York for sixteen years. As a lead partner, he was responsible for energy groups both in New York and London. Richard has dealt with major integrated oil companies, refiners, national oil companies, trading companies, and hedge funds as an advisor and broker and was ranked #1 in this field for over 10 years. Much of Richard's work now is in the implementation of strategic acquisition programs in the power sector in the US.