President - Age 72
Jim Bailey has devoted most of his 45-year business career to negotiating and completing sports, real estate and other complex business transactions. For twenty-one of those years (from 1978 until 1999) he served as Executive Vice President of the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens National Football League franchises. In that capacity, he was responsible for all the business, financial and legal operations of those teams, including the relocation of the Cleveland Browns franchise to become the Baltimore Ravens in 1996. As the chief business administrator of those organizations, Mr. Bailey directed a staff of more than 100, obtained and managed all financing for the teams, and negotiated player contracts.
After his tenure with the NFL teams, Mr. Bailey became the Chief Executive Officer of Manchester Resorts, a San Diego based resort and hotel developer and operator. In that capacity, he directed operations of its flagship property, the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown San Diego, as well as the development of all new properties. Those efforts included obtaining $230 million of financing for the construction of a 750-room expansion tower to the Manchester Grand Hyatt.
Chairman - Age 73
From 1973 through 1982, Mr. Miller was a Registered Representative with Hornblower, Weeks, Hemphill, Noyes which through a series of mergers eventually became Shearson-American Express, one of the nation’s largest investment banking firms. During his tenure, Mr. Miller was elected to Shearson’s Presidents Club, made up of the top 1% of the firm’s producers, and gave lectures on advanced trading techniques to other brokers at company sponsored seminars. Mr. Miller was considered one of the nation’s most knowledgeable individuals in stock and index options and his areas of expertise included sophisticated hedging and advanced arbitrage techniques.
In 1982, Mr. Miller was recruited by Potomac Financial Equities, a Washington DC company specializing in the preparation of Registration Statements, Offering Memorandums, and other circulars used by corporate clients to raise capital through private offerings. Primary responsibilities included client coordination and the development of advanced financial structures, sometimes referred to as financial engineering. He also developed investment strategies used in the management of the firm’s client funds.
Director of Strategic Development – Age 48
A native Texan, Mrs. Clifton moved to Virginia to attend the University of Richmond. After graduating near the top of her class, she spent time as both a teacher and a stay at home mom raising three children.
In 1994, she took control of several family trusts where she was responsible for investments, predominantly real estate and various Stock Market equity and debt instruments. In 2013, she formed Clifton Serenity LLC to consolidate all trusts into a more comprehensive and strategic investment platform. In 2013, she was also recruited by One-Forty-Four Plus as the Director of Strategic Development. Her duties include assisting the CEO and Chairman in the development of new projects, including coordination of due diligence and communication with prospective clients and partners. She also assists in the creation of One-Forty-Four Plus marketing and technical reports used during business activities.