Board of Directors

Michael Wright, Director, President and CEO

  • Passionate entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience as an executive.
  • Educated at Concordia University, along with the progressive Executive MBA program at Harvard University, contributes to Michael’s managerial and intellectual force.
  • With over 25 years experience in the financial industry, he has served many commercial industry leaders as well as traditional financial and institutional credit grantors.
  • His company is recognized and accredited by the major Canadian banks and Industry associations.
  • He has been a Member of the Canadian Credit Institute, the Credit Manger association of Canada and his firm was licensed by the Consumer Protection Agency and the Access to Information Commission.
  • Strong charismatic attributes alongside his professional presence has strongly contributed to the explosive growth of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada were he has served as a volunteer for over 20years and 7 years as president and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  • Strong philanthropic activities demonstrate the passion and social responsibility he conveys in his persona
  • Proven strong leadership, communication and team building skills in his business environment and philanthropic activities.

Kenneth J. Beam, Director

Kenneth J. Beam, Certified Public Accountant is the Principal and Manger of Kenneth J. Beam, CPA P.C., a full-service Certified Public Accounting and Consulting Firm in located in Boone, North Carolina.  Kenneth is responsible for all operations of the company and all services provided to a wide variety of clientele across the United States.  Areas of practice include, but are not limited to:  internal and external financial reporting, advanced taxation, auditing, compliance, internal control assessment, representation, and CFO services.

Mr. Beam possesses extensive operational and financial experience with both private and public companies with over twenty-two years in the accounting profession.  Mr. Beam has performed investigative audits throughout the United States, Canada, and South America that have resulted in numerous discoveries of fraud.

As a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Beam is responsible for overall financial management, financial reporting and transparency, advanced taxation and long-range planning, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.  The services provided ensure efficient, timely, and transparent financial disclosures and regulatory compliance.  In addition, Mr. Beam leads both start-up and established organizations through mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions as a function of corporate development.

Mr. Beam serves on the Board of Directors of the Turchin Center for Visual Arts at Appalachian State University.

Mr. Beam is engaged to be married and resides in Boone, North Carolina.

M. William Cleman, Director

President and Founder at Cleman Consulting Inc.
May 2003 to date

Chairman and C.E.O. at Bouclair Inc.
October 1999 – May 2003

Chairman and C.E.O. at Bouclair Inc.
February 1994 – September 1999

Partner, Merchant Banking Firm at Cleman Ludmer Steinberg Inc.
September 1989-January 1994

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