Adrian Heston Roop

Mr. Roop is a native New Orleanian who began his career in the US Army at age 35. Before going into the military, he attended the Southern Illinois University Carbondale where he received his BA in anthropology and a minor in philosophy followed by an MA in anthropology. While at SIUC, he was a member of the university honor society, and the American Anthropology honor society. He also served as the treasurer and founder of the “Brown Bag’” forum at SIUC developed for both graduate and undergraduate students to present research across scholarly disciplines. As a graduate student at SIUC, Mr. Roop regularly lectured on Introduction to Anthropology, America’s Diverse Culture and led many archaeology projects. Mr. Roop was also selected to be a graduate research assistant at SIUC where he spearheaded research related to human demography and linguistic transcription in relation to many languages.

In 2010, Mr. Roop had the honor of joining the United States Army as an infantryman. He served as personal security detachment for the fourth Brigade, first Infantry Division in Afghanistan where he managed protection details utilizing multiple streams of data to identify the threat level and ensure effective operations.

Upon return from Afghanistan, Mr. Roop was assessed for Special Operations and selected for that role going on to become a Platoon Sergeant with 2-82 Pathfinders stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He led Platoon duties that managed the flow of strategic, tactical and technical information.

Mr. Roop then volunteered to work at the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion where he managed wounded and ill service members and worked in an environment that was measured mainly by analytics due to the physical restrictions of the population he maintained.

Following his work with the Warrior Transition Battalion, Mr. Roop went on to Geospatial Analyst School at Fort Huachuca, Arizona where he gained an Associates’ Degree in Operational Intelligence as well as Geospatial Analysis.

Mr. Roop holds a DOD TS/TCI clearance and has experience in refined detailed data sets in order to meet operations requirements across a vast spectrum of needs.

Jeff Lewis

With 40+ years of experience in the consumer goods industry, and as a founder and former owner of 4Kidz, Inc., Mr. Lewis has successfully developed and marketed scores of products.

A 2nd Generation “Toy Guy”, whose father founded LJN Toys, Mr. Lewis literally has grown up in the toy industry, first traveling to Hong Kong in 1974. Following the opening of China to the west in 1986, he was amongst the vanguard of pioneers moving the majority of global production to the Mainland. Recently, he has initiated projects in a number of other Asian countries, including Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Mr. Lewis also founded Ridgefield Ventures in 2001 as a ‘one stop’ concept to market consulting firm. By helping a number of start-ups in achieving significant success, he rediscovered his passion for developing and production, and has refocused Ridgefield Ventures as a proprietary end-to-end product development, production and logistics company. His vast experience includes the successful launch of many products in a variety of verticals, including electronics, gifts, agricultural, automotive, and PPE.

Robert E. Guidry

After 19 years of a litigation and contract dispute legal practice that allowed him to work closely with client legal departments and business units, Mr. Guidry has shifted his focus to the trading and sourcing business. Regular interaction with company management of sellers and buyers of consumer and medical goods as well as years of navigating complex contractual issues has provided Mr. Guidry with the necessary acuity to anticipate potential worst-case scenarios, tackle hot button negotiations, and ultimately find strategic solutions for your supply chain needs.

He has had the privilege of working on significant commercial, environmental and products liability matters, which invariably involve contentious contract dealings. His ability to take on complex matters, resolve any outstanding issues, identify potential outcomes and advantageous strategies, leverage company assets, sort through shipping and delivery logistics, and create specific protocols address the situation will help move your project rapidly to completion. Having liaised with in-house and expert HSE professionals and energy regulators, Mr. Guidry is uniquely experienced in handling high level interactions and all aspects of the negotiation process.

Mr. Guidry completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University, where he was a member of the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta. He received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law and is currently admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States Court of International Trade, and all Louisiana State Courts. He has participated in Negotiation Programs at Harvard Law School Executive Education, the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) Leadership Institute, and is Peer-Rated AV Preeminent for highest level of professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell.