Mr. Pearson currently serves as both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for ASC Biosciences, Inc. and as a member of The Board of Directors.
Mr. Pearson gained over 45 years of financial and operational management experience with leading multinational corporations, such as John Mowlem & Co. PLC of London (by appointment to her Majesty the Queen) where, as Chief Accountant for the UK Construction Division, he was responsible for the financial management of more than 100 building and civil engineering projects including the Natwest Tower in the City of London Financial District, the London City Airport built in the East London Docklands area, as well as several thousand new homes in the “New Town” of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.
Prior to this Mr. Pearson held the position of Financial Controller for the East Africa region for the Mowlem Group, based in Nairobi, Kenya, where the Mowlem Construction Company was engaged in many large civil engineering projects. As a regional Director, Mr. Pearson set up and managed semi-autonomous subsidiaries in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Sudan.
During almost a decade spent in East and Central Africa, Mr. Pearson also held senior financial management and accounting positions with Nchanga Consolidated Copper Mines in Kitwe, Zambia (a subsidiary of the Anglo-American Mining Company of South Africa), and the commercial vehicle division of Mercedes–Benz based in Lusaka, Zambia, a subsidiary of the conglomerate Lonrho Group PLC.
Mr. Pearson transferred from London to Beverly Hills in 1983 as Controller for British & Continental Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Burnett & Hallamshire, PLC. The Company was engaged in the acquisition and development of prime properties in Beverly Hills and the Westside of Los Angeles.
From 1988 through 1992 as Chief Financial Officer for Los Alisos Development Corporation in Orange County California, Mr. Pearson was instrumental in obtaining the entitlements to develop a 400 acre business park, “Pacific Commercentre” in Lake Forest, California.
From 1992 through 2010 Mr. Pearson was the Executive Vice President of American Realty Capital Advisors, a national real estate development capital placement firm, and CFO of several large and prestigious commercial and residential development companies in Southern California. Mr. Pearson, who holds dual citizenship, is originally from Great Britain, and is a Fellow of the internationally recognized Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) – one of only two U.K. professional accounting bodies authorized to audit the books of public corporations.
Mr. Pearson also holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License, and is enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Pearson a native of Yorkshire, England was educated at the Dewsbury Wheelwright Grammar School for Boys and the Foulks Lynch Accounting College in London. Mr. Pearson’s primary residence is in La Quinta, California which he shares with his wife Sharon.