Toronto, Ontario, March 4, 2021 – FACT, Inc. (OTC Pink: FCTI) (“Company” or “FACT“) a global leader of fine art and collectible authentication technology, today announced that Michael D. Barnes, President of the full-service client management firm Rutherford & Barnes, has joined its Advisory Board.
Mr. Barnes has been a sought-after manager, business advisor, and marketing agent in the Sports, Arts and Entertainment industries for more than twenty years. His high-profile client roster includes Olympic gold medalists, Hall of Fame athletes, best-selling authors and respected speakers.
After earning his MA in Economic History, and JD with an emphasis in Intellectual Property, Mr. Barnes launched his career applying his legal expertise to represent his clients. In 1996, he co-founded Rutherford & Barnes, a leading firm providing an array of client management services including business ventures, estates, sponsorships, speaking engagements, and licensing and accounting needs. As President, Mr. Barnes always ensures the company strives to provide all clients with the guidance they require to excel. He also serves as a consultant with Anders CPAs and Advisors, taught Sports Law at Southeast Missouri State University, and is a frequent lecturer on sports and entertainment management.
“Most assets carry immense sentimental value for my clients,” said Mr. Barnes. “The challenge is how to adequately protect them. There is a substantial risk when moving an Olympic gold metal or a client’s only rookie card. FACT’s innovative technology ensures these cherished items are not only protected in a database, but it’s authenticity is verified using the physical asset itself.”
Throughout his career, Mr. Barnes has guided clients through hundreds of transactions and knows first-hand the value of asset fraud protection. FACT is working to protect the global art and collectibles industry with its non-contact scanning technology that records details not seen by the human eye.
FACT Chief Operating Officer and Board Member, Patricia Trompeter stated, “Michael’s diverse asset experience will be invaluable to the FACT team. His in-depth knowledge of legal, financial and market dynamics will provide us with an edge to accelerate our world-class technology to market. FACT is honored to have Mr. Barnes join our Advisory Board.”
ABOUT FACT INC.
FACT, Inc, or Forensic Asset Certification Technology (OTC Pink: FCTI) operates globally offering products and services to revolutionize security for the fine art and collectibles market. FACT utilizes the ballistics technology currently employed by global law enforcement agencies globally to authenticate and analyze fine art and collectibles. FACT offers a suite of products that includes authentication, condition reporting, GPS tracking, provenance data tracking – all stored securely on a blockchain powered collection management platform, accessible in real time to the consumer.
Name: Patricia Trompeter
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