October 8, 2021 | Leave a comment

Pete Metzger has the price of being the only consultant in the research sector to exercise the role of voting representative and external director for companies active under both a Ministry of Defense proxy and an SSA agreement. Prior to his career as an executive researcher, Pete served as a U.S. Navy officer, worked at the CIA, and served as a naval military assistant to President Ronald Reagan. Pete is a graduate of the U.S. Department of State`s Foreign Service Institute and the Organization of American States` Inter-American Defense College. Among these requirements is the creation of a specialized government-sanctioned board of directors, which will serve to monitor and control the flow of information to the company`s foreign owners and related companies. The aim is to minimise the risk of unauthorized access to classified and controlled export information and, in some cases, highly sensitive intellectual property. These directors have a crucial responsibility. For companies that have a foreign-owned share that want to win classified U.S. government contracts, identifying the leading and experienced talent that can secure the necessary release from the state and work effectively as a board member is an important business priority. Understanding and navigating state rules, standards and declassification processes for board members and other specific requirements can be a challenge, especially for the uninitiated. Proxy agreements and voting trust agreements require the appointment of three voting rights holders or voting trustees, both acquitted and elected U.S. citizens to the company`s board of directors.

Representatives of parent companies (including U.S. parents) and their affiliates are not permitted to serve in a proxy or vote trust board. There is no better guide to the intricacies of the U.S. National Industrial Security Program than someone with first-hand experience. Pete Metzger, managing director of ZRG Partners, is currently a board director for a prime contractor for the U.S. Secret Service and other U.S. government clients. The company is a state subsidiary for IT solutions of a large foreign company whose main shareholder is a foreign government. Therefore, the U.S. Department of Defense needs a proxy board. In addition, Pete is also an external director of a foreign company that operates under the SSA and offers critical technical solutions for U.S. special forces.

Under a voting or voting agreement, ownership rights are transferred by the foreign chief investor to U.S. voting rights holders or proxies. Exceptions to this misappropriation of rights are the sale of assets, reorganization, declaration of insolvency, dissolution of the U.S. business, and other specified matters. Under an SSA, ownership rights are typically retained by the foreign chief investor through the investor`s representation on the board of directors, with external directors acting as stewards to ensure that U.S. operations are managed and managed by the SSA Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CEO`s Executive Group, and the SSA Board of Directors. . . .

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