Advisory Board

Mr. Abrams performs the duties of a financial advisor for Petroteq Energy Inc. He has sat on many corporate boards of a diverse range of public and private companies (established entities and start-ups) and has extensive experience in strategic planning, capital structure, public market launches and research. Mr. Abrams was the original seed investor for Akeena Solar (NASDAQ: AKNS) (2006 - 2010), assisting in the launch of an IPO, and was successful in multiplying its market cap 15 times in one year to $400 million.

He was a seed investor and advisor to ZAGG (NASDAQ: ZAGG) where he co-engineered a public offering for this mobile accessory company. The market cap was increased from $13 million to $300 million. Mr. Abrams, co-founder of Inter-Mix Inc., assisted in the launch of this entertainment destination portal with annual revenues over $100 million. This company launched many Internet sites including MySpace and was sold to NewsCorp in 2005 for $580 million. Mr. Abrams was the co-founder of The Software Toolworks, Inc. where he was responsible for all operating functions in its growth from start-up to $50 million and directed over 10 merger and acquisition transactions. He negotiated and raised two secondary offerings for over $100 million, opening offices/joint ventures in the U.K., France, Germany, Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Australia and South America.

Mr. Abrams currently holds several positions as a board member or advisor to several start-up companies: Emerge Digital, Atigeo, Caldera Pharmaceuticals and Job Channel Network, all private companies. He is also involved with Adtech, Big Data (relational database technology).

He holds a B.A., Economics (SUNY, Buffalo, NY) and an MBA Degree (University of Rochester, NY). He was an adjunct graduate faculty member at Central State University, and a professor of accounting, finance and statistics in their MBA Program. Mr. Abrams is a member of the Simon School Executive Advisory Committee and the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester.

Mr. Gonzalez is an experienced entrepreneur and has demonstrated the ability to create growth opportunities as well as manage corporate activities for shareholder benefit in the energy and other industries in both public and private companies. He is currently Managing Director of Mayan Energy Limited, a London AIM listed issuer. Mr. Gonzalez’s background includes start-up, turn around and growth of multiple companies with a consistent track record of value creation and achieving successful exits for investors. As a native Spanish speaker with cross border business experience, Mr. Gonzalez will aim to provide significant contacts and relationships beneficial to potential opportunities and partners in Mexico, Central and South America.

Dr. Rollins was until recently Chairman and CEO of Ukrnafta, the publicly-listed company responsible for 70% of oil production in Ukraine, with 27,000 employees. Between 2008 and 2015, he was a senior executive at BG Group, a FTSE top ten listed E&P company based in the UK. His other experiences have included senior leadership positions across international E&P, midstream and downstream oil and gas, and deregulated utility sectors. He holds a doctorate in Engineering Science from Oxford University, as well as a Master's in Mathematics from Cambridge University.