Ms. Lei (Olivia) Wang has been the Chief Executive Officer of Guardforce AI since June 2019 and a Director of Guardforce AI since January 2020. Ms. Wang also served as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Director and Vice President, Board Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Board Vice Chairman of China Security & Fire Co., Ltd. (A-Share Stock Code of PR China: SH600654). She brings more than 15 years of capital markets and security industry experience. Ms. Wang graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mr. John Fletcher has been a non-executive, independent director since February 2021. He is an experienced investment banking professional who has completed approximately 100 transactions including equity and debt financings, M+A and advisory work, raising more than $4 billion for companies. Mr. Fletcher has been an integral part of growing an undercapitalized boutique investment bank through many market cycles over the last 25 years. Mr. Fletcher’s career began in accounting, from 1993 to 1996, at Deloitte& Touch LLP, where he served as an in-charge accountant for both public and private companies. Mr. Fletcher left Deloitte to join Brean Capital, LLC in 1996. At Brean, Mr. Fletcher ran an investment banking department of 20 people as well as was part of the Firm’s Management Committee. After leaving Brean in 2013, he joined Maxim Group LLC as a senior energy banker prior to buying an investment bank with partners. He left Maxim in 2015. From 2016 to the present, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Pluris Capital Group and is a co-owner. From 2017 to the present, he also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rebus Capital Group, LLC., a firm that the principals of Pluris formed in July of 2017. Mr. Fletcher graduated from Wilkes University with a master’s degree in Business Administration in 1992.
Mr. David Ian Viccars has been a director since February 1, 2021. He has a 20-year record of security leadership. Mr. Viccars retired in 2018. Prior to that, from 2014 to 2018, Mr. Viccars served as the Asia Region Security Consultant for Panicguard and DHL, and also as the Director Security Consulting for Vinarco International. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Viccars also served as the Asia Business Development & Risk Manager for Securitas Asia, with responsibility for creating a profitable, growing, ethical, compliant, safe and sustainable total security and systems integration business within Asia for Securitas.
Mr. Pangburn became our non-executive, independent director since September 2021. Since his retirement in 2016, Mr. Pangburn has been active in personal investing and providing consulting services to friends and relatives. From 1991 to 2016, Mr. Pangburn was North America Director for the international CPA organization Horwath International and served on the organization’s executive council. Mr. Pangburn specialized in providing services primarily to SEC reporting clients in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia. He also served clients in Europe, including France, the UK, and Austria. Mr. Pangburn is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the United States. Mr. Pangburn graduated from University of Montana business school with a BA in business in 1965.