Chief Executive Officer

Roland is a former All-Canadian athlete and has attained numerous athletic accolades at both collegiate and international levels. Roland graduated from the University of Western Ontario, where he excelled in high jump, sprints and relays. Roland broke three school records while in university and was captain of the varsity track and field team.

Professionally, Roland has built a strong reputation in high-tech and media sales. His career has seen him through executive roles at IBM, OMNI Television, CTV, and Warren Buffett's Business Wire as Country Manager. He has also led several start-up companies to global expansion. As a co-founder of Fundamentalz, Roland has melded his business savvy with his passion for sports and has realized progressive programs for encouraging, inspiring and mentoring children through sports.

Managing Director

richmond_copyRichmond is an articulate communicator with dynamic people skills; his strengths are negotiating contracts and forming partnerships. Richmond studied Applied chemistry and Biology at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and Biological Chemical Technician at Seneca College. He has Water Quality Analyst Certification and over 20 years work experience in water quality for the city of Toronto. Richmond has taken the Canadian securities course for analyzing stocks. As a real estate investor; Richmond attained master investor and Lease option certifications, which he uses to analyze real estate opportunities.

Richmond's leadership qualities, passion, organizational and problem solving skills are highlighted in his community involvement. Richmond served as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Regent Park Community Health centre and sat on the strategic planning committee. He also volunteers as a mentor with the youth ministry in his local church. Hobbies include standup comedy and motivational speaking.

Business Development and Marketing

ken_copyKenneth is an innovative thinker who possess excellent marketing skills, negotiation etiquette and customer relations expertise. Ken studied Sociology at Laurentian University, and has a Diploma in Business Marketing from George Brown College in Toronto. Kenneth has an astute eye for new business opportunities and creative marketing ideas. He presents business ideas and analyzes opportunities in Ghana, with the support of our local network of experts.

Kenneth has several athletic accomplishments; including winner of Laurentian University Camile Lafrentz Rookie Athlete of the Year Award, Most Valuable Player for AY Jackson's Track and Field Team, Winner of Most Dedicated Athlete Player Award and Finalist for AY Jackson's Athlete of the Year. Kenneth's eye for talent and love for sports are shown in his volunteer activities which included; coaching grade nine students, organizing a school lunch time basketball program, assisting former coaches by scouting and recruiting athletes, teaching drama skills to grades 3-5 students, and taking part in the Peer Mediation Program.

Senior Accounts Manager

griffGriff is a well spoken, organized and personable individual, who has many years of experience in the Canadian financial sector. Griff has worked for many prominent financial intuitions in Canada, such as AGF Trust Financial Company, BMO Bank of Montreal Financial Group, TD Waterhouse New Accounts, TD Canada Trust Sales and Retail. Griff has developed strategies to build customer rapport and increase sales, retained and transformed dissatisfied business clients, ensured customer needs are met and concerns are resolved quickly. He has advised brokers and lawyers on the deal status of new mortgages, identified additional sales and service opportunities with existing customers.

Creatively, Griff has written and recorded over 100 songs and is still currently working on future projects with no intentions of slowing down. Featured on local urban stations in Toronto, His song "In The Kitchen" was on the Coast to Coast Mix tape Vol 67. Compilation which included featured artist such as Lil Wayne, Drake, Fat Joe, and Akon.  Griff has established his own independent record label, Lifestyle Entertainment records and has written and produce songs for underground artist in Canada and Europe.

The Japanese proverb holds true "One of us is not smarter than all of us." The members of our network are the key to our success and provide our competitive edge. The Blackstar Ghanaian advisors consist of prominent business leaders, Influential chiefs, Government agencies, Politicians, Established entrepreneurs, Banking officers, Top Real estate agents, and leading edge researchers. Our team keeps us in tune with the latest trends and new business developments in Ghana.

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