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Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Paul Regan is the CEO and founder of Next Level Holdings, a multinational holding company that specializes in risk-managed investment strategies. He has launched absolute return hedge funds that are backed by dedicated insurance policies from top-rated insurance carriers. These policies not only protect against loss of principal but also offer a contractual assurance of returns of 15% per annum.

Regan's investment strategy focuses on exploiting or creating (pre-negotiating) spot price differences for physical commodities such as gold, lumber, timber, and coffee. To mitigate risk, the hedge funds carry insurance policies issued by top-rated insurance companies like Lloyds of London, Afiancol, and Ocean International Reinsurance.

The security of capital and risk management is at the heart of Next Level Holdings' approach, and the investment strategies do not require being right about time, price, or market direction.

Next Level Holdings' investment options are designed to provide a new paradigm in investing with a low-risk arbitrage strategy combined with a dedicated insurance policy. The company's fully licensed entity coordinates the export and shipping of physical commodities to international refineries within its network, ensuring a smooth and secure investment process.

The launch of these innovative funds has come at an opportune time, providing investors with a new option for capital preservation in the wake of recent market events.

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Chief Legal Officer & In House Council

Dr. Fernando Cordoba JD, has 22 years experience as an attorney, and his practice is concentrated in investment advisory, commercial gold mining, cannabis licensing, investment banking, commercial banking, and commercial finance with with a deep focus in cross-border business transactions in the U.S., Colombia and Latin America. He is admitted to practice law in Florida and throughout Colombia.

Fernando led Next Level Holdings in opening its first international office in Medellin, Colombia in 2017 and currently represents all of its interests within the country and has been invaluable in protecting our interests and furthering our growth and expansion initiatives specifically as it relates to executing contractual agreements with new commercial mining partners to add to our existing roster.

Dr. Fernando Cordoba JD regularly advises domestic and foreign companies in the establishment and operation of foreign subsidiaries and has written extensively in the areas of foreign investment and cross-border transactions. Dr Cordoba has been selected by his peers to The Best Lawyers in Colombia® since 2013 and has been ranked by Chambers Latin America® as Mining “Leader in the Field” since 2016.

In addition to serving as In house council for Next Level Holdings, LLC and its international subsidiaries and various holdings, Fernando is a member of the firm’s Expanded Executive Committee.

Dr. Cordoba continues to run his successful private practice as a commercial attorney at his boutique law firm COJURIDICAS SAS where he maintains offices in both Miami, Florida and Medellin, Colombia.

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Diego Marin

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer (CRCO)

Diego Marin is The Chief Risk and Compliance Office (CRCO) for Next Level Holdings International and is the primary point of accountability for all Risk and Compliance matters.

His role is to lead and direct the effective identification, assessment, management, monitoring, and mitigation of risk and ensure that we meet all legal and regulatory requirements.

Diego as our CRCO reports directly to our CEO Paul Regan. Diego is responsible for providing counsel, advice and support to the leadership for key business decisions within the geography and to develop market and line of business strategies and, where required, controls based on thorough understanding of key trends, opportunities and threats impacting markets in which we participate and trade.

Diego main directive is to support growth aspirations whilst retaining the appropriate risk management discipline to achieve Next Level Holdings’ strategic goals. Diego ensures that NLH maintains effective relationships with international banking and mining regulators, supports our Regional Risk and Compliance leadership and other market ExCo in setting key functional targets (e.g. risk appetite) within Group guardrails. He Fosters a strong risk and control and compliance culture, including ensuring adequate management focus and demonstrative “tone from the top” he acts in accordance with Next Level Holdings purpose and values, being cognisant of all applicable local legal, fiscal, regulatory and shareholder requirements as they relate to Colombia and the operations of Next Level Holdings, and Diego also champions a culture that prioritizes the fair treatment of all customers, including particular attention to those who are vulnerable or have changing needs, whilst also ensuring that governance, processes and systems support staff to meet the needs of all customers.

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Jose Rodriquez

Chief Operations Officer & Director of Strategic Mining Partners and Mining Assets

Jose Rodriquez fulfills a very vital role within Next Level Holdings, SAS.

He has been charged with the responsibility of managing the valuable relationships we maintain between our firm and all of the mining companies with whom we have long term purchase contracts with.

Jose tirelessly ensures that all of our contractual mining partners have clear visibility as to our volume requirements quarter to quarter and helps to ensure a seamless and effective workflow and perpetual momentum for our gold trade desk.

Jose is also the head of the spear as we affectionately refer to him as it relates to vetting and bringing on new mining partners in our never ending growth and expansion efforts in Colombia.

Additionally, Jose is constantly ensuring that our mining partners are applying “fair trade practices” and as a result producing “green gold”, as it is imperative that all of the mining operations contracted to Next Level Holdings are mining gold that is ethically sourced and produced with no mercury or cyanide. 

Jose oversees our philanthropic and educational endeavors and is hands on with our initiatives to donate and teach local artisanal and indigenous miners to become more environmentally responsible, which has been a key objective for Next Level Holdings as we hope to create more sustainable business practices for our mining partners. 

As of now, fair trade gold is being produced in only four countries—Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Other countries in South America have yet to join the fair trade gold movement including Venezuela who recently nationalized their gold industry. That may change within the next two years as mines in Latin America, Asia, and Africa are set to join the fair trade standard. A growing number of retailers will also join the movement by beginning to sell their gold jewelry under the fair trade label.

Turning the gold mining industry into a clean, environmentally friendly practice will not happen overnight as only 15 percent of the global gold supply is produced under fair trade. Right now, fair trade only covers small-scale mining projects and has limited impact on the world’s gold supply. We are doing all that we can to set the standard of excellence but new business practices need to start somewhere and the fair trade mining practice has begun nevertheless.

Daniel Ospina

Director of Investor Relations

Daniel currently serves as Director of Investor Relations at Next Level Holdings and is based in Medellin, Colombia. He is responsible for managing investor communications, onboarding, individual and commercial clients, as well as overall support of company initiatives. The dynamic work experience Daniel has gained throughout his career gives him a unique perspective on both sales and operations. 

Prior to joining Next Level Holdings, Daniel co-founded the AgroBusiness Group which is a consolidated coffee farming operation based in Medellin, Colombia. Daniel continues to scale his company to this day which has an innovative business model that allows complete control of the supply chain: from cultivation, through processing, to direct trade with end-clients.

AgroBusiness’ holistic approach to the coffee sector and commitment to best environmental practices not only establishes the long-term profitability and sustainability of the business, but also improves the quality of the coffee produced on the farms.

Daniel is also a partner in The Inverex Group, SAS which is a full service consulting firm which specializes in assisting his American and European clients in navigating the sometimes complex landscape of of doing business in Colombia and the LATAM markets as a whole.

His deep experience and broad relationship base allows him to advise on such complex matters as international banking, commercial Colombian law, and a political landscape that is important to understand for those seeking long term success in Colombia and the LATAM markets as a whole.

Daniel is known for his passion around building deep relationships with his clients and for consistently acting in their best interests.

Maria Quinn

Director of Digital Media

Maria Quinn oversees and is responsible for the Next Level website, upcoming app, SEO optimization, NLH social media platforms and any current and emerging digital platforms and assets that we own.

Maria manages and plans the future planning and future proofing of our digital strategy. She has been invaluable in her ability to execute digital initiatives by working cross-functionally throughout the Next Level Holdings organization.  Maria has demonstrated that she innately knows how to maximize content consumption and advertising/marketing opportunities and enhancing investor utility functionality associated with the NLH owned digital properties.

Maria Quinn, in addition to her role at Next Level Holdings, is also an MBA student and founder of the Antioquia Children’s Foundation, which "uses public art to bring families together and rejuvenate public places to build stronger communities," according to Miss Quinn.

Maria Quinn is also a professional model having been featured in Vogue and others, when not working she volunteers with the Red Cross and plants trees with the Municipality of Antioquia. She is currently developing a YouTube channel and Podcast "so her voice can be heard everywhere in the world."