Wizard Executive Team

Scott Kaufman

Scott Kaufman


Mr. Kaufman is the co-Founder and Partner of Barlock Capital and Hillair Capital. He has over 20 years of experience investing, acquiring, restructuring, and operating small- and micro-cap companies, trading securities, and managing investment portfolios. He previously was a partner at Midsummer Capital, which specialized in financing small capitalization exchange-listed companies through negotiated credit-centric investments. Prior to Midsummer, he was a senior trader at Knight Capital. Scott received both a BA and a MBA from Columbia University.

Heidi Bowman


Heidi Bowman brings over 35 years of experience in the financial sector.  After spending 10 years as the CFO of a high-tech public relations firm returned to her passion – working with small companies and their owners implementing best practices for business and financial management. Her select group of clients included companies in the real estate, private equity, restaurant, consulting, and insurance industries as well as the families that own these businesses.

Ms. Bowman joined Barlock Capital when it was formed and was appointed to the CFO position at Wizard Brands Inc. in November 2020.  Her skills and experience are a great match for taking Wizard Brands Inc to the next level.

Board advisors

Paul Kessler

Mr. Kessler is the Founder and Senior Managing Director at Bristol Capital Advisors LLC. He has extensive experience with emerging growth companies and is well-versed in identifying investments and acquisition opportunities in a variety of industries.

John D. Maatta

During his career Mr. Maatta served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of The CW Television Network.  Mr. Maatta is also on the board of Trader Vic’s, Inc. and Director of UNICEF for Southern California.

Greg Suess

Mr. Suess is a co-founder of Activist Artists Management (Activist.co) and is a Partner at Glaser, Weil, Fink, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro LLP. Mr. Suess holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California and a JD/MBA from Pepperdine University.

Michael Breen

Mr. Breen is a UK solicitor and former Equity Partner at the global law firm Clyde & Company LLP. Formerly, he was the Managing Director of the Sports & Entertainment Division at Bank Insinger de Beaufort NV. He received a law degree from Aberystwyth University and successfully completed the post-graduate Law Society Finals at the College of Law, Guildford.

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