Chet Billingsley

Chairman & CEO

Chet Billingsley

Chet Billingsley is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of Mentor Capital, Inc. He is a native of Minnesota who received a congressional appointment and did his undergraduate work at West Point. Later, he went to graduate school at Harvard University where he received a Master's Degree in Applied Physics with concurrent study at Harvard Business School, and at MIT studying proton radiology as applied to difficult to treat cancers in conjunction with Mass General Hospital.

Mr. Billingsley spent the major portion of his early career at General Electric. In 1985, he formed Tech Start, the predecessor to Mentor Capital, in the heart of Silicon Valley. He has held the general manager or president position since that time.

In 1996, he took the firm public and has had lead responsibility in the Tech III Partners, Cambridge Equity Partners, and Mentor Investors I, LP financial partnerships. He has directed the successful acquisition or investment in over thirty-eight operating portfolio businesses or entities.

Mr. Billingsley is a conservative, 65-year-old, non-using businessman. In August 2013, he led the surprising but science-based decision to take Mentor Capital into the medical marijuana space. The goal was to pursue an alternative approach to fighting cancer, calming seizures, reducing ocular pressure, and blunting pain, while seeking significant shareholder returns.

As a public company pioneer in the legal cannabis space, Mr. Billingsley became a founding director and officer of the board of directors of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association in November 2013.

Education

  • West Point Military Academy, Undergrad
  • Harvard University, M.S. Applied Physics

Training & Certifications

  • Former Registered Investment Advisor

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

  • Mentor Capital, Inc., Chairman of the Board
  • Nevada Cannabis Industry Association, Founding Director
  • National Cannabis Industry Association

Lori Stansfield

Treasurer & CFO

Chet Billingsley

Lori Stansfield is the Treasurer and CFO at Mentor Capital, Inc. She oversees Mentor's audits, accounting, and financial statement preparation to ensure SEC reporting compliance while reporting the same to Mentor's board of directors. Ms. Stansfield is an integral member of the executive management team as she assists in the formulation of Mentor's future direction and supports its M&A tactical initiatives. Ms. Stansfield plays an integral role in overseeing Mentor's subsidiary companies and portfolio companies to ensure accounting accuracy and reporting compliance. Ms. Stansfield has taught, written about, managed, audited, and prepared financial statements during the past thirty years.

Prior to joining Mentor Capital, Ms. Stansfield worked as the Director of Audit Services at Robert R. Rediwitz & Co. in La Jolla, California and as the Senior Audit Manager at Spicer Jeffries, LLP in Denver, Colorado where she specialized in servicing securities broker-dealers, hedge funds, commodity pools, and private equity funds.

Education

  • University of Colorado at Denver, B.S. Accounting
  • University of Colorado at Denver, M.S. Marketing

Training & Certifications

  • California Board of Accountancy, CPA
  • Colorado State Board of Accountancy, CPA

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Member

Sara Billingsley

Director of Business Operations

Chet Billingsley

Sara Billingsley is the Director of Business Operations at Mentor Capital, Inc. She focuses on managing the company's day-to-day operations, contracts, and portfolio entities while reporting on the same to our Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Billingsley is an integral member of the senior management team, overseeing shareholder relations, corporate compliance, and human resources matters while implementing policies and managing the business procedures of Mentor. Ms. Billingsley also assists in the administration of Mentor's portfolio companies and other investment projects that Mentor pursues. Additionally, Ms. Billingsley administers Mentor's marketing activities, furthering the development, communication, and implementation of effective strategies and processes.

Ms. Billingsley has worked as a paralegal at prominent Fortune 500 firms in San Diego. She has extensive experience managing and developing legal support teams and processes to ensure quality due diligence, compliance, accurate processing and the timely delivery of legal filings and documents. Ms. Billingsley is currently completing her Juris Doctor at the California Southern School of Law.

Education

  • Grand Canyon University, B.S. Applied Management
  • California Southern School of Law

Training & Certifications

  • University of San Diego, ABA Approved Paralegal Certificate

Professional Organizations & Affiliations

  • San Diego Paralegal Association, Member
  • USD Paralegal Alumni Association, Member

Haley Collingwood

Shareholder Services Manager

Chet Billingsley

Haley Collingwood specializes in shareholder services at Mentor Capital, Inc. She is responsible for preparing and maintaining shareholder transactional records. Ms. Collingwood interfaces with Mentor’s transfer agent to assist in processing shareholder transactions. Ms. Collingwood also provides shareholder support and answers shareholder questions regarding their share and/or warrant records.

Ms. Collingwood is completing her bachelor's degree at the California State University of San Marcos.

Education

  • California State University at San Marcos

Wyatt Billingsley

Business Development Manager

Chet Billingsley

Wyatt Billingsley specializes in business development at Mentor Capital, Inc. He is responsible for finding new opportunities, resources, and leads to expand Mentor's business and acquisition prospects and reporting the same to our Chief Executive Officer. In addition to working with Mentor portfolio companies and establishing relationships with the new cannabis companies that Mentor may worth with, he makes initial inquiry with institutional and accredited investors prior to introducing them to Mentor's senior management team. Mr. Billingsley represents Mentor at cannabis trade shows and events as an initial point of contact and prepares market analysis and reports that play an integral role in Mentor's strategic initiatives for acquisitions and expansion as a public company in the cannabis space.

Education

  • The University of Iowa, B.A. English, with honors