About Us

Etoile Blanc Consulting is a Delaware Limited Liability Company. The company was formed in 2013 to manage the interest in the media and sponsorship opportunities pertaining to the RMS Republic project. Etoile Blanc also handles financing of the secondary projects associated with the recovery operations. It was founded by Grant Bayerle and L.G. Jackson.

Maybe you have a great idea but donít know where to start. Or maybe youíve already begun funding and are trying to grow or scale your operations. Either way, weíre here to help. Etoile Blanc offers strategic advice, market research, risk assessments, financing services and talent recruitment to startup entrepreneurs just like you. We can also provide guidance on backend services such as bookkeeping, administration and human resource services.

Working with Etoile Blanc means working with people who are intelligent and qualified, and have experience in starting, operating and investing in many unique startups. Grant Bayerle is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelorís degree in Finance and minor equivalency in Accounting, where he graduated Cum Laude. He worked as a hedge fund accountant for a year for a large bank, before returning to law school. He graduated with a J.D. from the WVU College of Law, finishing in the top half of his class. During his third year of law school, Grant won the WV State Business Plan Competition, beating out more than 70 other teams. In the last five years, he has worked with a number of start-ups through various stages of development. His focus now is on the development and branding of the RMS Republic project with the core focus in recovering the shipís gold cargo. He is a licensed attorney in Florida and West Virginia.

L.G. Jackson is also a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelorís degree in Accounting. L.G. graduated at the top of his class with a 3.95 GPA. He is also a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law where he graduated in the top 15% of his class. During law school, LG sat for and passed the Certified Public Accountancy examinations and is now a licensed CPA. Following law school, LG attended the prestigious New York University School of Law where he obtained his Tax LL.M with a focus on international tax. After graduating from the program, LG spent a brief stint working for Parker Poe law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina as a tax attorney before co-founding Etoile Blanc Consulting. LG is a licensed attorney in both West Virginia and North Carolina (currently inactive in North Carolina).

Starting your venture is not just about having a great idea. Itís about understanding how to put that idea into motion and deal with everyday challenges that will arise. Itís important to understand both how to make decisions and why the decision was made. Starting a venture requires understanding the laws and regulations with which you must comply and the tax consequences of each choice you make. Itís about recruiting the best possible talent to put your great idea into motion. And most importantly, itís about being successful and maximizing value for you, the entrepreneur.

Etoile Blanc can guide you through this complicated process. We only work with those entrepreneurs and companies that we believe we can improve and create value. We look forward to putting our expertise to work for you. Please contact us for more information.

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