Ms. Gina Serkasevich
CEO, Secretary, and Treasurer
Ms. Gina Serkasevich, CPA, CMA is the Chief Executive Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Company. She previously worked for Holloman Corporation as the Director of Finance beginning in June 2012 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Holloman Energy Corporation in August 2014. She has more than 30 years of domestic and international corporate accounting and finance experience. She also served as U.S. Controller for EFLO Energy, Inc. (OTCQB), a company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas assets in North America. Prior to 2012, Ms. Serkasevich worked in the Oil and Gas Tanker Transportation industry as a Regional Financial Manager for AET Inc. Limited (2011-2012), as a Financial Consultant for OSG Ship Management, Inc. (NYSE -OSG) (2009-2011) and as a Financial Controller/CFO for Stena Bulk LLC (1998-2008). During her 11-year tenure at Stena Bulk LLC, she established the financial, accounting, and reporting requirements for its new joint ventures and tanker pools with Sonanagol USA and held the Company Secretary position on both of those companies’ boards of directors.
Mr. James Rowland
Mr. James Rowland, the Marketing Advisor of Hero Technologies, is a marketing and e-commerce expert. For years, James has worked in various high-level marketing and business-related roles. Mr. Rowland is the Founder and CEO of PerfectCheckout.com, and current Business Development Specialist at Fulfillment.com. In prior roles, James has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for StevesGoods.com, Co-Founder and CTO of Direction, Inc., SEO Manager at BestSEOFirm.com, and SEO & Social Media Manager and Paradigm AMO Corp. James has also volunteered at The ALS Association, where he was responsible for the company’s website, webma.alsa.org. James brings a wealth of data-driven, success backed marketing experience to Hero Technologies.
Mr. Marc Kasabasic
Senior Advisor, Blackbox Systems
Marc Kasabasic, an expert in cannabis engineering and cultivation operations, is the Chief Operations Officer and Co-founder of BlackBox Systems & Technologies LLC. Prior to working on the BlackBox Project, Marc worked as a project engineer of the Center for Innovative Material Research (CIMR) at Lawrence Technological University’s and was responsible for operating the research laboratories as part of the graduate structural engineering program.
Upon receiving his undergraduate education at Lawrence Technological University in the areas of civil engineering and architecture, Marc began to work for the university in 2009 as a laboratory technician conducting high-strength structural material tests. Marc continued his education in the structural engineering master thesis program at LTU. He was able to accomplish designing, building, and testing a concrete girder bridge using innovative materials that are now being implemented by many DOTs in the US. Upon completion of the master’s program, Marc was promoted to project engineer of CIMR at LTU where he conducted years of scientific research and investigation. A major accomplishment as a project engineer of a new laboratory was organizing the lab to operate efficiently and streamline projects. Over the 12 years at LTU, Marc perfected his skills and knowledge base of industrial equipment, controls, and programming.
Starting in 2010, Michigan began the medical marijuana program, in which Marc acquired licensing for the ability to grow 12 cannabis plants in his residence. It was then that the development and skill of cannabis engineering and operation started as a hobby. Over the years as a research engineer, Marc began experimenting with different growing techniques that had an immediate focus on aeroponic research. This had the highest potential for efficiency by the concept and if perfected would also be the most cost-productive. The BlackBox system was developed over the last decade to now be a proven system with extremely efficient, fast, and potent cannabis production.
Mr. Hank Pielack
Senior Advisor, Blackbox Systems
Mr. Pielack has been cultivating cannabis cannabis hydroponically and aeroponically for 13 years. Mr. Pielack has been growing aeroponically since 2017 and hydroponically since 2008. Mr. Pielack seen the wonders of cannabis and the hardships of propagating it. Years of failure and the drive to never give up has produced a linear proprietary growing system that grows roots in air. With Co-Founder Marc Kasabasic, he has achieved what no one else thought was possible. A system that grows aeroponically high-quality clean cannabis at a lower cost. Being a sole proprietor for 25 year in the Flooring industry, owner, and operator of Creative Design Flooring, Mr. Pielack has learned to work well with others.
Ms. Malissa Smith
CEO of Highly Relaxing LLC
Ms. Malissa Smith, Highly Relaxing’s products were created by founder, Malissa Smith, when she was suffering from and diagnosed with debilitating illnesses which left her unable to perform everyday activities without experiencing immense pain. Unable to find anything on the market to alleviate the intense pain, she began to research and develop a line of her own therapeutic products to include a natural topical rub and an organic blend of soothing salts to relieve aches and pains.
Mr. William Hart
Mr. William Hart. Mr. William Hart is Hero Technologies’s Security Counsel. He has over 30 years’ experience as a corporate finance and securities attorney. As a qualified OTCQX Sponsor, Mr. William Hart provides professional guidance to issuers on creating investor demand as they build long-term relationships with management, assists in discerning the information that is material to the market and should be disclosed to investors, provides a professional review of the company’s disclosures, advises how to strategically improve interest in the company as it seeks to develop new and replace selling shareholders, and educates the Company to enable it to understand its responsibilities under the OTCQX Rules.
Mr. Jim Marty
Mr. Jim Marty, CPA, CVA, is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Bridge West LLC, the first accounting firms in the world to focus solely on the cannabis and hemp industries.
Jim is a pioneer and a leader in the cannabis and hemp industries and is a nationally recognized and renowned expert on tax, accounting, and banking issues for these growing areas. Jim has been featured on Fox Business News, CNBC, and numerous other nationwide media outlets. Jim opened his practice to cannabis clients in 2009, the practice has grown to more than 400 cannabis and hemp clients nationwide.
In addition to providing his clients with exceptional tax preparation assistance and unparalleled client services, Jim is accredited in business valuation, intangible asset valuation, and certified in financial forensics. He is a qualified expert witness in jurisdictions in Colorado and California, and on over 30 occasions has provided testimony in Washington, Colorado, and California courts. Jim has testified for several cases involving business disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and business valuation issues.
Prior to founding Bridge West, Jim began his distinguished career at a national accounting firm in Boston, MA and then spent more than 30 years as the owner of a public accounting practice that assisted small businesses reach their financial goals. After gaining an in-depth understanding of corporate accounting, partnership, and individual taxation, Jim founded his private practice in Longmont, Colorado in 1984. At his predecessor firm, Jim oversaw a team of experts who provided clients with full-service accounting, business valuations, and expert witness services. In 2009, prior to the passage of HB 10-1284 and SB 10-109, the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code, Jim performed extensive research on the cannabis industry. Realizing the significance of the emerging industry, he searched for solutions regarding renting property to growers and/or dispensaries, opening a dispensary, supplying product to dispensaries and many other issues facing this new industry. Jim then traveled to San Francisco, California to meet with attorneys and accountants involved in the Champ case and other medical marijuana clients. As a result of his research, Jim decided to focus on the cannabis and hemp industries.
In 2015, Jim merged his non-cannabis clients with a CPA firm in Longmont, Colorado and dissolved Jim Marty and Associates, LLC. At that same time, he created Bridge West LLC, a new firm exclusively focused on the cannabis and hemp industries In 2017 his practice was acquired by Boeckermann Grafstrom & Mayer, a full-service CPA and Advisory firm founded in 1982 and located in Bloomington, St. Paul, and Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and Florida.
In recent years, Jim and the Bridge West team have expanded into assisting clients in the hemp industry. Beginning with the 2014 Farm Bill and with President Trump signing the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp and CBD companies are a significant part of Bridge West’s client base.