John S. Matthews serves as the Chairman of Global Arena Holding Inc, since 2011 and as Chairman of Global Election Services since 2015, where he has directed the investment into the proprietary election registration and tabulation software developed by Global Election Services and the investment into election software utilizing the Blockchain. Mr. Matthews has been involved in United States Politics since the 1980s, having worked on and for numerous Statewide, Congressional and Presidential elections. Mr. Matthews worked on Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s campaign for the US Senate in 1988, where concurrently, Mr. Matthews served as Senator Moynihan’s Director of the Senator’s New York Office acting as the Senator’s senior Ombudsman, and responsible for all constituent services and legislative initiatives. Mr. Matthews worked in the Securities Business in the United States and was an Officer of numerous Registered Broker Dealers from 1995 to 2014.
Current shareholder and member of the family that owns and controls Bacardi Ltd., a worldwide liquor manufacturer and distributor. From 1979 to 1991, he was in charge of Bacardi’s manufacturing and distribution division for Nassau, Brazil, Trinidad and Central America. Currently, Mr. Bacardi serves as a director of Suramericana de Inversiones, S.A., an investment company located in Panama, and has served in that capacity since 1990.
Mr. Bacardi is a founding shareholder of JSM Capital Holding Corp., a shareholder of Global Arena.
Martin J. Doane is a Director of Global Arena Holding Corp. He has practiced law for 30 years, but has focused on investment banking and executive services for the past 15 years.
In the course of his banking and executive career, Martin has founded and served as Chairman, CEO and Director of a number of public and private companies in diverse sectors including asset management and financial services, digital media, mobile marketing and advertising, natural products, technical textiles, clothing and alternative energy. He has completed dozens of M&A transactions in these sectors and helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars of equity and debt capital.
In his legal career, Martin was a partner at leading Canadian national and boutique firms. He has engaged in a diverse litigation practice, involving significant work in the areas of corporate, employment, constitutional, securities, human rights and class action litigation. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Canada and has almost 100 reported decisions to his credit. Always active in the pro bono sphere, Martin has litigated numerous precedent-setting cases as Special Counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Democracy Watch. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario.
Martin’s three decades of business and legal endeavors have supplied him with a deep, global network of capital market sources, entrepreneurs, professional resources, business opportunities and deal flow from which to draw.
Martin is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Osgoode Hall Law School. He has received the Golden Jubilee Medal for his public service to Canada.