Who we are

Hugh John McDonald :

   

Hugh John McDonald has over 35 years experience in international finance and trade. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing and International Relations from California State University, Chico, in 1981.

His early experience included U.S. Naval Electronics Systems Engineering Systems (NAVALEX), San Diego, as a contract specialist with a top secret security clearance and several years in the California Silicon Valley in Financial Planning/investment banking with Capital Analysts, Inc. (one of the pioneers in the field) and as partner in a boutique investment firm;

Primarily based in the Los Angeles area, however has served stints in Europe and a considerable amount of time in Asia, Middle East, Africa and throughout the Americas.

He has built up an impressive resume and inventory of contacts and associations over more than three decades of work in marketing , finance, real estate development and international trade. He has been international marketing manager for hedge fund, designed marketing campaigns, built and managed call centers, import -export companies, structured and brokered a wide variety of deals, and excelled at business development and arranging strategic partner relationships.

He founded Marina Associates, Ltd. (Bahamas) in 1998 and co-founded Marina Associates International, LLC in 2014, is a partner in several international organizations and volunteers with MISOA, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the mentally ill, homeless, seniors and veterans, as well as being a life long contributor to the development of youth sports.


 

Suresh Kumar:

Suresh Kumar has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and IT enabled services industry as a business owner and consultant in India. Suresh has been instrumental in forging and managing a highly experienced team of IT professionals and has expertise in developing customized softwares. Suresh has been a major force in the development of a healthcare management system targeted majorly at the medical transcription industry in US. Recently, Suresh has been involved as a technical consultant for the development of eCommerce platform for the cannabis industry in US. Suresh believes in the quote by Isaac Newton, "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants."