Chief Financial Officer
David Briones has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since March 2019 and has over nineteen years of public accounting and executive level experience. He consults with various public companies in financial reporting, internal control development and evaluation, budgeting and forecasting. Since September 2021, Mr. Briones has served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary and a member of the board of directors of Larkspur Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: LSPR), a special purpose acquisition corporation. Since October 2010, he has served as the managing member and founder of Brio Financial Group, LLC, a full-service financial consulting firm that brings experienced finance and accounting expertise to both public and private companies. Since 2010, Mr. Briones has served over 75 companies as well as numerous banks, hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity firms. In addition, from May 2018 until its dissolution in April 2021, Mr. Briones served as Executive Chair of Zovis Pharmaceuticals, and from August 2013 to January 2020, Mr. Briones served as Chief Financial Officer of Petro River Oil Corp. (“PTRC”), an independent energy company focused on the exploration and development of conventional oil and gas assets. Mr. Briones also served as interim Chief Financial Officer of AdiTx Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADTX), a pre-clinical stage, life sciences company with a mission to prolong life and enhance life quality of transplanted patients from January 2018 to July 2020 (until the company’s initial public offering). From October 2017 to May 2018, Mr. Briones served as the Chief Financial Officer of Bitzumi, Inc., a Bitcoin exchange and marketplace. Prior to founding Brio Financial Group, LLC, Mr. Briones was an auditor with Bartolomei Pucciarelli, LLC in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York, New York. Since May 2020, Mr. Briones has served as a member of the board of directors of Unique Logistics International Inc (OTC Pink: UNQL). Mr. Briones received a bachelors of science degree in accounting from Fairfield University.