General Counsel. Lisa is licensed in California, Texas and Oklahoma, with 12 years of law firm experience and seven years of in house counsel experience, in the areas of tax, contracts, corporations and partnerships, estate planning, insurance and exempt organizations. From 2009 to present, she has been general legal counsel for NorthStar Life Services, LLC, of Irvine, California, where she managed a four person legal department; Structured international and domestic companies and transactions, reviewed and negotiated contracts; Managed all company litigation; tax planning (U.S. and internationally, with a focus in Luxembourg, Germany and the Cayman Islands); and oversaw purchase of a German bank and assisted with obtaining various approvals from the German regulators related to business plans and deposits. She also served as general legal counsel for Pacifica Group, LLC, of Irvine, California from 2006 until 2009. She graduated from New York University, New York, NY, with an LL.M. Degree in Taxation, 1993; the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, receiving a J.D. Degree, 1992; and Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, receiving a B.A. Degree in Finance, 1988. Lisa is a member of the Bar Associations of California, Texas and Oklahoma.
Executive Chairman. Kraig Higginson brings to Sundance Strategies extensive experience in early stage growth company management as well as public market expertise. Mr. Higginson served as Chief Executive Officer of VIA Motors, Inc., a hybrid electric vehicle company (PHEV) from November 2010 to January 2014. From October 2003 until November 2010, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Raser Technologies, a NYSE company. Mr. Higginson also founded American Telemedia Network, Inc., a publicly-traded NASDAQ company that developed a nationwide satellite network broadcasting data, video programming and advertising to shopping centers and malls and he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of American Telemedia Network from 1984 through 1988. Mr. Higginson has been a leading entrepreneur for several decades, including being an initial investor in Holmes Microsystems, which pioneered, developed and sold the earliest PCMCIA cards. In 2010, Mr. Higginson was called to testify, as an expert, before Congress regarding the viability of vehicle electrification.
Chief Financial Officer. Karl is a licensed CPA and Lean/Six Sigma certified, who has strong multinational CFO and operational experience in both private and public companies experiencing rapid growth. Before joining Sundance Strategies, Karl was CFO of Amedica Corporation. He also served as the SVP and Treasurer of Energy Solutions, Inc. (ES) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to relocating to Utah he was the CFO of Alcan Products Corp. of the Rio Tinto Group (RIO). Earlier in his career, Karl was CFO within the Rheinmetall Group (RHM). Additionally, Karl has worked close to a decade in the Oil and Gas Industry with Kerr-McGee Corporation (now Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) and Marathon Oil Company (MRO) as Chief Accountant and International Auditor, respectively. Karl holds a BS degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and an MBA degree from Ohio State University in Finance and Operations Management. He has served on numerous international Boards as Director and is fluent in German.
President and Director. Prior to joining Sundance Strategies in 2013, Randy had been employed by JWD Management Corp., dba, Video II for 25 years. He has served as National Sales Manager, Vice President of Operations, Vice President, President and CEO. For 25 years, Video II has provided movie and DVD rental and other related services for grocery chains nationwide. Mr. Pearson has managed the video rental program in 900 different grocery store locations. He has also fully managed the program that included videos and DVDs for sale, as well as other products in over 1,400 locations. He oversaw a full service merchandising program with representatives that serviced the products Video II supplied to the grocery stores, supervising over 70 employees at Video II’s corporate offices and over 450 employees in 33 states. Video II was recognized as the largest video "racker" in the U.S. During this same time frame, Mr. Pearson owned and managed his own residential and commercial investment properties.
Sundance has assembled a very seasoned and experienced management team from not only the Life Settlement marketplace, but from other areas such as Financial Services, Retail and Technology. Sundance uses industry leading, life settlement servicing companies, in an outsource model for managing its' portfolios. We also use industry leading life expectancy firms as part of our portfolio valuation and analysis process.
While our favorite projects change from month to day to hour, we have a list of our absolute favorites from when we first began as a company. There's even some old pictures of what they once looked like that you won't want to miss!