Mr. Land has been a financial and economic consultant since 1981. For the past 19 years he has assisted public and private firms in all phases of business start-up and growth including feasibility studies, business-plan preparation, equity funding, debt funding, private placements structuring, and initial public offerings. A member of the Board of Directors of several client companies, he is also the founder of Economic Analysis Group (Washington, DC). Mr. Land was formerly an executive of Hambro Resource Development Incorporated, an affiliate of Hambros Bank of London, UK. He has BA in Economics, and an MBA and MA in International Relations from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.