Chairman of the Board.
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Alexandre Agaian, Ph. D.
Dr. Agaian is a published scientific researcher, serial entrepreneur, and accomplished company builder. Since 2003, he has concentrated his energies on natural resource exploration, finance and development. He has structured, raised and deployed more than US$100 million over this time for projects related to oil & gas as well as gold mining. Along with the board and executive management team of Terra, Dr. Agaian currently oversees all aspects of Terra’s various business interests including exploration services for oil and mining companies, proprietary resource acquisition and development, as well as technology research, development and acquisition. Given his long history of starting and building companies, he devotes considerable time scouting, evaluating and modelling potential prospects for Terra’s acquisition and development. Since July, 2008, he has served as Terra’s President, Principal Financial Officer and also as a board member, becoming Chairman in April 2009. He co-founded, in May 2007, Helios Petroleum Holding, AG, a Swiss company developing and operating mini-refineries in Russia, and serves as its President and as a member of its Board of Directors. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Agaian, through his private consulting company, Balance Capital, LLC, participated in structuring several oil and gold projects in Kazakhstan and Ukraine. From May 2003 to July 2005, Dr. Agaian served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMB Munai, Inc., a publicly trade oil and gas exploration and production company which reached revenues of US$100 million while Dr. Agaian was at the helm. He was one of the founders and a board member of BMB Munai. In 1994, Dr. Agaian founded ANBI Corporation, a New Jersey corporation with business interests and relationships in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. In 1989, Dr. Agaian co-founded the All-Russian Association of Commercial Banks, a non-commercial organization in the former Soviet Union, and served as Vice President until 1992. In 1988, Dr. Agaian founded the first commercial bank in the USSR, The Innovation Bank of Saint Petersburg, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 1994. In 1993, Dr. Agaian was elected as a Corresponding Member of the Engineering Academy of St. Petersburg (Russia). From 1985 to 1988, Dr. Agaian served as Chief Information Officer at the Bank for Industry and Construction. From 1973 until 1985, Dr. Agaian performed scientific work at different research centers and institutes in Tbilissi, Moscow and Leningrad. Dr. Agaian graduated from the State University of Tbilissi (Georgia, former USSR) in 1973, summa cum laude, with a degree in applied cybernetics. He received a Ph.D. in 1980 from The Academy of Science in Moscow in the field of computer networking. He lives with his wife and son on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan in NY and enjoys the natural outdoors whenever he can.
Dmitry Vilbaum is an accomplished information technology engineer, entrepreneur and oil man. He has drilled several wells in Texas and Nevada, structured and raised millions of dollars for oil projects, and technology acquisitions. Along with the board and executive management team of Terra, Mr. Vilbaum currently oversees all aspects of Terra’s various business interests including exploration services for oil and mining companies, proprietary resource acquisition and development, as well as technology research, development and acquisition. Mr. Vilbaum’s vision has been to put the Terra Technologies “on the map” by establishing credibility among the conservative community of exploration geologists and company executives. A great deal of the traction that Terra has gained in the exploration industry outside of Russia can be attributed to Mr. Vilbaum’s efforts on behalf of Terra which have focused on providing exploration services to the oil & gas and mining industries; i.e. helping others find natural resources on a fee for service basis. He believes that resource acquisition and joint venture opportunities will naturally develop in time as Terra helps others to be successful in their exploration efforts. He has served as CEO and as a board member since 2007 and prior to that he served as Terra’s Chief Operating Officer from the company’s inception in 2005. From March 2001 to June 2005, Mr. Vilbaum was a vice president in the information technology department of Deutsche Bank where he ran large teams and managed varied and often mission-critical projects. From January 1996 through March of 2001, Mr. Vilbaum served as the president of Anyent, Inc., a consulting company providing enterprise-wide, information technology services to major Wall Street corporations, such as Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Newbridge Securities, Deloitte & Touche LLP., as well as technology companies, such as Compaq and MatchBlade Technologies. Mr. Vilbaum received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1995 from the City University of New York. He lives in Forest Hills, New York with his wife and two children and enjoys fishing, scuba diving and managing his backyard Koi fish pond.
James Reardon, Financial Advisor & Global Marketing and Sales Consultant
James “Jim” Reardon is an accomplished sales executive and financial advisor on private capital funding. He is a proven sales and marketing leader, communicator and consensus builder. As a significant shareholder in Terra and long-time company supporter, Mr. Reardon has taken a principal interest in evolving Terra’s marketing message and sales efforts. Recognizing the unique capabilities possessed by Terra’s innovative technologies, he is leading the global sales marketing effort. He is also theManaging Principal for Arista Capital Group, LLC ("ACG"), a private equity and capital advisory firm based in Darien, Connecticut that Mr. Reardon founded in the spring of 2009. The firm specializes in structuring private joint ventures with a focus on natural resource exploration. Mr. Reardon has 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, insurance and finance. Since 2008, he has worked with several sponsors of natural resource projects including Terra, helping to develop and promote private, joint-venture opportunities for oil, gas, gold and other minerals. From 2005 to 2008, he raised venture capital for real estate sponsors, managing national road shows targeting high-net-worth investors through the independent broker-dealers and financial advisors. Prior to 2005, James held senior sales positions at major insurance and financial services companies over the years selling financial services to the Fortune 500 and high¬ net-worth individuals. From 1999 to 2006 he worked selling employee benefits programs to mid-sized and large companies in New York for Spectera, an employee benefits company under the UnitedHealth Group portfolio of companies. From 1994 to 1999 he worked at Physicians Health Services selling group insurance programs to large employers. From 1991 to 1994 worked as a financial planner affiliated with Cigna Financial Advisors and then JP Morgan Chase. From 1986 to 1991 he worked at UNUM, Metropolitan Life, and a regional employee benefits brokerage developing and selling group insurance programs. He is a graduate of Williams College where he received a degree in geology and currently resides with his wife in Darien CT. When not working, he enjoys golf, fishing, sports and spending time on the coast of Maine.