Mr. Shaw has extensive experience building companies and securing financing from a broad range of both domestic and international institutional investors. Over the past seven years, he has been instrumental in securing more than $60 million in capital, in aggregate, for several small-cap and micro-cap companies. Mr. Shaw started his career at American International Group (AIG) Global Investment Group, after which he gained further experience working at a prestigious Manhattan based hedge fund. In 2005, he founded Novastar Resources Ltd, a natural resources exploration company focused on the exploration and acquisition of mineral properties containing the element thorium. During this period, Mr. Shaw secured more than $17 million in financing from top tier institutional investors and helped complete the merger between Novastar Resources and Thorium Power, holding the position of Director of Strategic Planning until mid-2007. Subsequently, the company changed its name to Lightbridge Inc. and currently trades on the NASDAQ (LTBR). Following the merger, Mr. Shaw has assisted several other companies in securing value added capital from institutional investors as well as providing management consulting services. Among those, Mr. Shaw was instrumental in securing $12,000,000 for NASDAQ listed flat panel display developer Uni-Pixel Inc. (UNXL). In addition Mr. Shaw served as the founding CFO of Los Angeles based Biotech firm Physician Therapeutics LLC (“PTL”) in 2004. Subsequently PTL merged with Targeted Medical Pharma (“TMP”), which announced plans for a $118 million NASDAQ IPO in February of 2011. Mr. Shaw graduated from Cornell University in 2001, with a degree in Policy Analysis Management and a concentration in Econometrics. Mr. Shaw currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Dutchess County (New York) and has been active in numerous charities and not for profits, including: The Robinhood Foundation (2007-2009), The Cypress Fund for World Peace and Security (2006-2010), and Save A Child’s Heart (“SACH”).