Board of Directors
William Corbett, Non Executive Director
More than 30 years of experience on Wall Street. Investment Banking, money management, and Senior VP positions at Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers and Jesup Lamont. Also William was CEO of The Shemano Group for 12 years, and instrumental in building the investment banking firm into one of the premier boutique firms in the US. From its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, William was one of the pioneers in the PIPE (Private Investment Public Equity) space , and starting in the early 90’s raised over a billion dollars for micro caps over the course of his career. His experience has included both public and private companies, and he has specialized in reverse mergers, IPO’s, PIPE’s, and Registered Directs. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of the Pacific and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame for collegiate golf in 2005.
Fred Pier, Non Executive Director
More than 25 years of experience in the commercial and private banking sectors. More than 15 years of experience in the structured finance both in private and public markets. Senior Director at Oppenheimer and Company Inc., providing institutional fixed income sales and coverage of middle-market fixed income accounts from 2007 to 2014. Prior to that held positions with Bear Stearns, Wachovia Securities and Prudential Securities. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Management at the University of Dallas.
Antonios Bertsos, C.E.O., C.F.O. and Director
Mr Bertsos, age 41, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Boston Carriers since inception in July 2015. He became our Chief Financial Officer and a Director on December 31, 2015. From August 2011 through July 2015 he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Newlead Holdings, Ltd., a NASDAQ traded company with a fleet of 6 tankers and 16 drybulk vessels (“Newlead”). His major responsibilities there included overseeing the company’s financial reporting, investor relations and communicating with capital market analysts. He was also responsible for evaluation, negotiation and financial modeling for acquisitions of potential new vessels. Prior to holding that position, he served from March 2010 until August 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer Deputy of Newlead. From February 2005 through February 2010 he served as the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Aries Energy Corporation Group, which held investments in various fields including shipping and which was the controlling party of AMT, a NASDAQ company in which he prepared the reports and documents needed for the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the company’s initial public offering and oversaw the company’s financial reporting until 2008. From September 1999 through February 2005 he served as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Deree College in Athens, Greece and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Leicester University.