Board of Directors
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Eric Rice is a leading American entrepreneur. He started his business career in Chicago in wealth management and high-net-worth financial advising before spending more than a decade building businesses at the nexus of multiple industries including artificial intelligence, machine learning, technology. Along the way, he worked with founders across multiple sectors to create profitable, enduring enterprises, demonstrating a keen eye for the nuances of markets and corresponding growth opportunities. In 2013, he cofounded 25 Ventures, a venture studio that developed multiple companies in various areas including wellness, ad tech, and cannabis. He is a sought-after partner for start-ups and established businesses around the globe. With its world-changing ambitions, Quanta represents the culmination of Eric’s years of insight and experience, merging his market acumen with his longstanding interest in the applied sciences. He lives in Burbank with his wife and two children, and still finds time to make it to the batting cages.
Mr. Phil Sands brings over 20 plus years of corporate executive experience, business development, project management, investment consultation, and B2B sales experience within Small Business and Corporate America. He has served in diverse companies with positions of Investment Consultant, Business Development Manager, Director of Investor Relations and Principal of small businesses. Mr. Sands has through collaboration worked with investment firms and helped developed strategies for public and private funding offerings, debt debenture offerings, help with Private Placements, balance sheet review and offer investment location consultation, client presentation, coaching, and access to market makers and broker dealers. Has worked with clients from all sectors with diverse back grounds on the OTC markets as well NASDAQ companies. Sectors range from alternative energy, technical, medical, manufacturing and more.
Since 2011, Mr. Sands has served as Principal of Cold River Capital Incorporated, providing consulting services to clients seeking capital through private equity and institutional investors. His work with small business owners and Small-Cap companies has helped to raise capital through debt & equity structured funding, acquisition and growth capital. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Sands served as Principal of Dynamic Business Services. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Sands served as Principal of Splashmail Incorporated, a software sales company. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Sands served as Northeast Territory Manager for Avatech Solutions. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Sands began his career as a Consultant/Northeast Business Development Manager with General Electric Information Technology Systems. Mr. Sands studied Business Administration at Emmanuel College.