Shadow Gaming Leadership

Management Team

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Shadow Gaming Management Team

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Luis Arce, President

Sterling Butler, Chairman Advisory Board

Miguel Munoz, Senior Technical Advisor

 

 Louis has nearly three decades of senior-level corporate and entrepreneurial career experience in management, sales, marketing, promotion, forecasting, and event planning. 

Luis has worked booking thousands of marketing events in Florida. 

Orlando-based Luis Alberto Arce offers consummate expertise in the Hospitality real estate industry. Luis lives in Orlando and has worked in all facets of the Vacation Ownership industry such as Condo Hotels, Vacation Homes and Timeshares with a certification as a Fractional Real Estate Professional, he is the Founder of Futura Real Estate, LLC and Alternative Synergies LLC.

Since 1998, he has also served as CEO of Experience Sunvestments International, LLC, overseeing all aspects of development, management, and operation of companies that have generated multi-million dollar revenues. Mr. Arce has specialized in consulting for events marketing, conventions and hotel management for several years.

He is truly one of the industry’s leading international consultants, having traveled the world over to advise developers and hotel owners ensuring that their project would have the best chance of success.

Luis attended Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut mayor in Business Administration. He has additional studies via seminars in sales, management marketing holds a Florida Real Estate Broker.

He speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Miguel Munoz, Senior Technical Advisor

Sterling Butler, Chairman Advisory Board

Miguel Munoz, Senior Technical Advisor

 

 After graduating with a Bachelor in Arts in 1991 and earning multiple certifications in Film, Production, Sound, and Lighting, Miguel went to work as a freelance for various advertising companies. Miguel has worked as a Creative Director for Pharmaceuticals consumer products companies, producing TV and radio commercials for Schering Plough, Rhone-Poulenc. In the year 1996, he started as General Manager with Smart Games International a company focused on entertainment and games, moving the company to the next level in the gaming industry at that time and in the year 2000 opening a branch in USA.

In 2001 was hired by Telemundo Networks as Creative Director in Orlando-Florida, and Miguel could not resist returning to the television production business. While there Miguel created, produced and designed the daily live newscast for 6 pm and 11 pm, making the second Spanish news show in Florida, creating a successful product that still being competitive today after 18 years.

In 2008 Miguel decided to create his Artistic Consulting business and helped many Entertainment Companies, Advertising Agencies, and TV Networks. This change brought Miguel experience and preparation in many different areas that he never explored before and motivated him to learn new systems and technology to face the big changes in communications. Miguel has and additional expertise in web development, graphic design, database design logic modeling, PHP programming, Java, Html5, Algorithms creation design.

Miguel is a very active person, creative and artist,videographer and photographer with management and business development experience. He speaks English, Spanish and understands perfectly French.

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Sterling Butler, Chairman Advisory Board

Sterling Butler, Chairman Advisory Board

Sterling Butler, Chairman Advisory Board

 

 Private Sterling Butler recently completed his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and is serving his time in the Army Reserves currently stationed 320th MP Unit, Saint Petersburg, Florida. 

While attending Foundation Christian Academy, Sterling was awarded varsity letters in Cross Country, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball and Golf. While in middle school he was awarded the Panther Pride for Christian Character, Sportsmanship, Academics and Athletic Achievement. Mr. Butler remains the only middle school student to have ever received this honor. FCA provided Sterling with a solid foundation of faith, service to his country and a genuine love for his fellow man. '

He has been an avid gamer since age 5. He has connected with thousands of players over the years. Mr. Butler has experience playing dozens of the top rated online games but is proficient with Fortnite. 

Mr. Butler is intimately familiar with the gaming culture and is in tune with what the gaming community expects from their gaming experience. 

Mr. Butler has assembled an impressive team of gamers who all have expertise in different gaming platforms to serve with him on Shadow Gaming's advisory board. Each of these young superstars will provide valuable insight to management as to what services and products the Company will supply. In addition the advisory board is working on merchandising a wide variety of apparel and useful items that will carry the Shadow Gaming brand and will be available for retail sale.

Parent Company Management

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John V. Whitman Jr., Founder/Director

John V. Whitman Jr., Founder/Director

John V. Whitman Jr., Founder/Director

John is Founder, President and Chairman of Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., Shadow Gaming's parent company. Over the past 24 years, John has successfully raised just over 400 million dollars for public & private companies including over 20 million for his own public companies.  John has extensive financial contacts and is extremely well versed with SEC compliance issues and Sarbanes Oxley.  Over the past several years John has assisted 7 companies to go public directly and another 10 indirectly, raise capital and maintain compliance. 

John was the founder, director and president of Stampede Worldwide, Inc., (formerly Chronicle Communications) since its inception on April 5, 1996.  Stampede opened trading on the OTC: BB on August 19, 1997 and quickly became one of the top ten volume leaders. Stampede held the top ten spot for a period of five years reaching average daily volume exceeding 3.5 million shares per day and a price that reached a high of $3.41 on 16,000,000 shares on the day it reached its high. The company employed at its peak, 132 persons across 4 subsidiaries. 

From September 1, 1994 until February 1996, John was the President of  Southwest Georgia Shoppers, Inc., a Wholly owned subsidiary of Gray Communications Systems, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company, (trading symbol GCS) now called Gray Television. During his tenure with Gray, he took the company from a NASDEC listing to the NYSC.  The stock price grew from $7.00 per share to $28.00 per share. Under Whitman’s leadership the company grew revenues of 79 million to revenues that exceeded 379 million. 

\He is one of the co-founders of the Apollo Beach Florida Chamber of Commerce. He started the economic development initiative in South Georgia which resulted in bringing over 2,500 jobs to Grady County Georgia. He is a recipient of a Rotary International Scholastic Scholarship and a past member. He is a recipient of the Republican National Committee Gold Metal. He has served on several public company boards of directors. He was president of the Highland City Baseball League for a period of nine years which provided an average of 1,300 youth athletes’ teams of which to participate twice annually. He is an Associated Press Award Winning Photographer. He is a past Pewter Sponsor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

John attended Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida. He is not degreed. 

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Jackson L. Morris, General Counsel

John V. Whitman Jr., Founder/Director

John V. Whitman Jr., Founder/Director

 

Education – Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Emory University, 1966

Juris Doctor, Emory Law School, 1969

Master of Laws, Federal Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1973

Selected Employment-

· Securities and Exchange Commission, Senior Branch Attorney, Division of Corporation 

Finance, 1970 to 1975

· Private Law Practice in Securities Law, Corporate Law And Business Transactions Law, 1975 through present

Selected Publication-

· Estate Planning and the Rule 144 Security" New York Law Forum, Volume XIX, No. 1, pp. 35-59, Summer 1973

Bar Admissions-

· The Florida Bar

· State Bar of Georgia

Court Admissions-

· The Supreme Court of the United States

· U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

· U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

· District of Columbia Court of Appeals

· Federal Tax Court

· U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Current Practice Focus –

· Providing a broad variety of federal securities law opinions beginning 2004 via www.rule144solution.com and securities law services, including registration and reporting for issuers of securities

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Thomas Bellante, CFO

John V. Whitman Jr., Founder/Director

Thomas Bellante, CFO

 

Beginning in 1996, Tom was the managing partner of Pender Newkirk (the independent auditor of John’s first public company. In November 2019 Tom started his own CPA Firm, Thomas J. Bellante CPA PA serving both private and public companies, He has audited John’s controlled companies for 18-years and has come out of retirement to serve as Sports Venues CFO.

A member of Warren Averett, LLC, Tom has been practicing in public accounting since 1969. He joined the legacy firm of Pender McNulty & Newkirk in April of 1976. In 1981, he became a partner of the firm. Tom led the Firm’s Audit Department and established the SEC Practice Division. Under his leadership, the firm’s SEC Practice Division was ranked 48th in Bowman First Alert’s 2006 list of the Top 100 Public Company Accounting Firms in the U.S. 

He served as the Firm’s Managing Partner from 1989 to 2005, growing the company to a 52-person firm. Pender Newkirk & Company joined forces with Warren Averett, LLC in January 2013. Warren Averett, with more than 800 employees, is presently ranked among the nation’s Top 30 accounting firms. Tom retired from Warren Averett and served as a partner in the accounting firm Green & Company, CPA's located in Temple Terrace, Florida until November 2019, when he started his own Firm.

Tom has extensive experience in assisting companies with their initial public offerings, secondary offerings, various Securities and Exchange Commission filings, reverse acquisitions, merger and acquisition planning and analysis, assistance in obtaining bank financing, private placement memorandums and estate tax planning. He is primarily responsible for auditing and tax planning functions for publicly-owned companies, including public shells, and private closely-held companies.

His industry experience includes reporting public corporations, construction firms, software developers, manufacturing companies, R.V. dealerships, mortgage brokers and bankers, brokerage dealers, international communication system companies, real estate developers, data processing companies, import/export companies, development stage enterprises and multi-state/international corporate conglomerates.

Professional Affiliations

· American Subcontractors Association, Past Board member

· New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

· Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

· American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

· West Pasco Youth Soccer Association, Past Treasurer and Board Member

· Greater North Tampa Youth Soccer Association, Past Board Member

· Beta Gamma Sigma, Past Board Member

Education

· Associate of Applied Science, State University Of New York, Farmingdale, NY

· Bachelor of Business Administration, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Interests

· Enjoying Florida’s beaches with family

· Visiting Germany to spend time with grandchildren