President | CEO | Director
Drawing from his experiences as a litigant, investigator and forensic researcher, George Sharp offers consulting services to regulators, attorneys and publicly-traded companies
seeking to protect investors. He is a longtime whistleblower and advocate against microcap fraud and his efforts have led to the suspension of several ill-intended, publicly traded
issuers and the prosecution of several perpetrators, some of who are attorneys. George has appeared on television and referenced in the print media for his efforts to combat microcap
fraud. George Sharp is also a former consultant to OTC Markets Group, Inc.
After he studied at the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Department, Mr. Sharp worked as a systems analyst at the City of Calgary’s Electric System, as it was known then, from
1981 – 1983. He then took on clients as a consultant developing software systems in the burgeoning microcomputer industry for such clients as reinsurer Reed Stenhouse, Ltd., and
Northern Telecom Ltd. During 1988, Mr. Sharp developed one the first widely used Human Resources Administration Systems for microcomputer platforms and formed Progressive Microsystem
Designs, Inc. (later Select Database Corp.), becoming its President and CEO, and based in Newport Beach, California. Prominent installations included the campuses of the University of
California, defense contractor Parker Hannifan Corporation, Northern Telecom, Ltd., Ingram Book Company, a wide assortment of hospitals, Calcomp Technology, Inc., Wordperfect
Corporation, and Novell Inc.
From 1997 through 2000, Mr. Sharp consulted to Safe Environment Engineering, then a developing and now a leader in the confined space monitoring industry. He designed much of the
software that went into remoting monitoring of entrants into confined spaces, such as airplane wings, mines, sewers, and tunnels. During this time, he assisted with the servicing of
clients such as Boeing and gained security clearance when located at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
From 2000 through 2002, Mr. Sharp was the Director of Information Systems at long distance reseller, Americom Communications, Inc. of Sacramento, California.
From 2003 through 2008, Mr. Sharp was a highly regarded consultant to companies with legacy computer software systems written for the now antiquated Microsoft DOS operating system. He
served such clients as Worldvision, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation and Nantucket Corporation.
Since 2008, having been the victim of fraud when a now well-known con man used his name as a front for a penny stock scheme, Mr. Sharp has developed an oft reported career as a
whistleblower and publicizer of pump-and-dump schemes. Early on, Mr. Sharp became proficient at California Civil Procedure and he brought several court cases against the perpetrators
of such schemes, as a plaintiff. His work became highly regarded, and trading suspensions were imposed against many of the companies he brought to light. Charges, both civil and
criminal, were also brought against many of the individual perpetrators he exposed. This background led to him being retained in June 2017 by OTC Markets Group, who were seeking to
bring stronger compliance requirements for listing on their platforms.
His experience with OTC Markets enabled Mr. Sharp to begin services in 2018 to listed companies who wished to reinstate or maintain their good standing and bring asset value to their
shareholders. Since October 2018, Mr. Sharp has been the President and CEO of Forwardly, Inc., formerly known as Guard Dog, Inc., and has worked diligently to bring value to the
company’s shareholders. Mr. Sharp also continues to provide services to public companies seeking to stay onside of listing regulations.