Chairman, CEO and major shareholder of TechNews, Inc., publisher of Washington Technology newspaper, and lead the effort to implement the sale of the Company to The Washington Post Company.
Advised Rising Edge Technologies Inc., Herndon VA, in the initial capitalization of $150,000 of equity capital from private investors-also serving as a Director.
As a Special Consultant to Federal Sources Inc., Vienna VA, initiated the transaction of the acquisition of STMS, Vienna VA, by Dunn Computer Corp. (NASDAQ: DNCC), Sterling VA, and served as advisor to Dunn.
Initiated the transaction and advised both parties to conclusion of the acquisition by Hadron Inc. (OTC: HDRN), Alexandria VA, of Vail Research & Development Corporation, Alexandria VA.
Initiated and advised both parties, serving as a Director of both companies, in the merger of S. T. Research Corp., Newington VA, with Daedalus Enterprises Inc., Ann Arbor MI, forming SenSyTech Corporation, Newington VA (NASDAQ: STST).
Served as Director and Financial Advisor to CyberSERV, Inc., Vienna VA, completing a second round of equity financing through a rights offering to its shareholders.
Served as Director and Special Consultant to Hadron Inc. (OTC: HDRN), Alexandria VA, in the acquisition of Avenue Technologies Inc., Alexandria VA.
Served as Director and Financial Advisor to Comtex News Network, Inc. (OTC: CMTX), Alexandria VA, completing a private placement of common stock totaling $1,300,000 to individual investors and institutions including Next Generation Fund, New River Capital Partners and Wien Securities.
Served as advisor to both parties in the investment by Next Generation Fund, Fairfax VA, of equity capital in Dominion Wireless Corporation, Sterling VA. Serves as Chairman of the Board of ITC Learning Corporation (OTCC: ITCC), Herndon VA, and concluded the investment of $2,200,000 into ITC by New River Capital Partners, Ft. Lauderdale FL.
Initiated the transaction and served as Financial Advisor to MCR in the acquisition of Management Consulting & Research Inc. (MCR), McLean VA, by GRC international Inc. (NYSE: GRH), Vienna VA. - $28 million value.
Served as Director and Financial Advisor to Comtex News Network, Inc Initiated and advised the transaction for $500,000 of equity capital into Metier Ltd. by private investors. Elected to the Board of Directors.
Developed business plan for acquisitions for SENTEL Corporation. Continue in expanding Business Plan.
Served as Director and Financial Consultant to Hadron (OTC: HDRN) in the acquisition of Analex Corporation, Cleveland OH, and advised on equity capital infusion of $4 million. Total transaction valued at $12 million. Company has changed its name to Analex Corporation (OTC: ANLX -- now, Amex: NLX)
Developed business summary plan for PSC Inc. ($15 Million Revenue Government Technical Services Company).
Arranged for debt conversion of $3 Million to long term for ITC Learning Corporation. Increased ownership by Venture Capital Firm and restructured management.
Founding Director of Twin-Soft Corporation, a woman-owned technical services company. Helped structure financing with $175,000 equity capital.
A Founding Director of GVI Management Inc., the management company for the Global Venture Investors Association-an international association promoting venture investing throughout the World and the interchange of concepts of capital formation and venture investing. Structured investment of $250,000 equity capital from international venture fund.
Served as Advisor and Seller's Representative for the acquisition of PSC, Inc. by STG, Inc. Windsor Group, LLC advised the purchaser.
As Director of Metier Ltd., advised on investment of $500,000 of equity capital and the repurchase of $300,000 of convertible debt from a venture fund.
As Director of SensyTech Inc. (NASDAQ: STST), advised on acquisition of FEL Laboratories.
As Director and Advisor, completed the merger of SenSyTech with Argon Engineering to form Argon-ST continuing with the Nasdaq Symbol: STST. Original public shareholders of Daedalus Enterprises from 1998 original “reverse merger” has equity gains of more than 10 to 1.
Became Interim President of Washington DC Technology Council to set new directions and plans for organization. Was elected as Chairman.
Advisor to JB Cubed in $300,000 capital input by Monumental Venture Partners and private investors.
Advised JB&A Inc. on acquisition strategies and ESOP organization.
Given “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
As Chairman, guided Washington DC Technology Council to more than double its corporate membership.
As Chairman and Advisor, organized the merger of the Washington DC Technology Council into the District of Columbia Technology Partnership.
Was Hired as Consultant to the President of Integrated Environmental Technologies of Myrtle Beach, SC (Nasdaq: IEVM) to strategize with Board of Directors on Business Strategies.
As a Member of the Board of Directors and Financial Advisor, worked with Management of Tork, Inc., Mt. Vernon, NY, in its acquisition by NSI Holdings, a North Carolina Corporation, for cash totaling approximately $19,000,000.
Organized the Grand Strand Technology Council, based along the Myrtle Beach SC Corridor, to promote technology business in the region, and to support mathematics and science education in the school systems of Horry and Georgetown Counties. Formed a Board of Directors from some of the early Members.
In conjunction with the new Superintendent of Schools for Horry County, SC, promoted the first Horry County Technology Fair with more than 150 exhibits from students in the third grade through high school. Now in its 10th year with several hundred exhibits and over 1,000 participants.
Elected to the Board of Directors of Precision Auto Care, Inc. (Nasdaq: PACI), and joined the Audit Committee.
Advisor to ENC Marketing in reorganization of business strategy.
Received Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grand Strand Technology Council.
Served on the Myrtle Beach Board of Advisors to attract the First Robotics Regional Competition in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center – more than 60 high school teams from surrounding states participated in this three day event. The Grand Strand Technology Council was a regional sponsor.
The First Robotics Regional Competition has become an annual event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Made an investment through promissory note into Dynamic Enterprises LLC, providing design, construction and on-site services for trade show exhibits. Served as Consultant in business organization.
Received Certificate of Appreciation from the Robotics Support Committee of the grand Strand Technology Council for outstanding commitment and lasting contribution to Horry and Georgetown County Robotics Teams.
Horry County Technology Fair has reached a growth to more than 400 exhibits with students from pre-school through high school.
Received a Proclamation from the City of Myrtle Beach Recognizing the Contributions of John Sanders to the Greater Myrtle Beach Area.
Received National Award of Merit from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for generous commitment to the children of the community.
Made a loan to Blumera, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, that has subsequently been totally repaid. Also, as Advisor, helped structure the Company’s Business Plan for expansion.
Precision Auto Care Inc. (Nasdaq: PACI) was acquitted by President Casinos, Inc. (Owners of Pep Boys) in a cash transaction. Sanders had been on Board of Directors for 10 years.
Served as Advisor to All Maven LLC, or Carlsbad, CA, in its initial Operating Agreement and corporate structure. Also, made a capital investment.
Joined the Technology Advisory Committee of the Carlsbad CA Chamber of Commerce.
Made a capital investment in GoLegalYourself,com and joined the Board of Directors. Principal is Kelly Bagla, Esq. of Carlsbad, CA.
The Horry County SC Schools Technology Fair presented its Tenth Annual Event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center with hundreds of exhibits and displays of robots developed by the students.
Made a capital investment in KBR Health Products, Inc., owner of Dr. Rehm’s Remedies, and joined the Board of Directors of the Company that produces and sells foot creams and lotions primarily for diabetic individuals.
Joined Technology Advisory Committee of the Carlsbad, CA Chamber of Commerce
Invested in ALL MAVEN, Inc. (www.allmaven.agency) a company based in Carlsbad CA and Colorado Springs, CO specializing in business development, digital marketing, graphic design, social media marketing, and branding. The company also manages the Google for Startups Startup Grind Carlsbad Chapter and the Colorado Springs Chapter serving entrepreneurs at all levels. The founder, Alexandra Renée Poelstra, also frequently teaches workshops, hosts speaking events, and also teaches at the Carlsbad Chambers of Commerce and Colorado Springs SCORE.
Invested in Go Legal Yourself, Inc. (www.golegalyourself.com) based on the book written by Kelly Bagla, Esq. outlining the growth life cycle of businesses. The company provides a full suite of online products that allows small companies to complete all the critical requirements of documentation, government filings, basic director activities, and employee legal needs, to set the company up for the startup and early growth phase of operations-in a fixed price environment. Marketing is done primarily online and through referrals.
Invested in Decorum Ventures, Inc. (www.swannschool.com) a company that operates Swann Schools of Protocol and Etiquette based in Carlsbad, CA. The company is headed by Elaine Swann, an international known speaker and expert in etiquette. The company has multiple licensees throughout the United States and overseas providing courses in etiquette for children, teenagers, adults and to corporate needs for new employees. The company has also a suite of online courses featuring Mrs. Swann that teaches the same principles and instruction that is provided in the direct teaching.
Serving as a regional Sponsor and Adviser to the local Carlsbad Chapter of Startup Grind by Google (www.startupgrind.com)
Invested in Big Picture Results, Inc. (www.bigpictureresults.com) based in Carlsbad CA and providing full service bookkeeping to small companies along with significant additional services for management consulting, employee benefits, retirement plan considerations, and strategic business plan consulting. Company is planning to grow its total services along with maintaining the strong bookkeeping and accounting activities with small companies- along with helping these companies meet their full potential.