Charles Bridge Leaves Brooke PE

Charles Bridge has been named CFO of Earth Search Sciences (OTC BB: ESSE). He previously was a managing director and CFO of Brooke Private Equity Advisors



Earth Search Sciences, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ESSE), a technology company focused on the development of domestic, inland oil resources and revolutionary ultraspectral imaging technologies today announced the appointment of a key new member to its senior management team. Charles G. Bridge Jr. has been appointed Earth Search's CFO.


As CFO, Bridge will be responsible for financial and strategic planning and investor relations. Bridge brings a wealth of experience connecting investors with viable corporate partners, raising capital for corporate entities, and managing financial and corporate accounting, SEC and NASD reporting, human resources, and corporate risk matters. Bridge has held CFO positions in the investment and venture capital fields since 1997.


Luis Lugo, CEO of ESSI, said Bridge's appointment represents a significant step forward for the company.


“Buoyed by Charles' pedigree in financial management and investor relations, we're confident ESSI will be ideally positioned to secure continued investment as we close in on our proof-of-concept patented gasification technology testing scheduled for the fall and other patented technologies,” said Lugo.


“Earth Search is quickly establishing itself as a notable player in the oil shale exploration and development arena,” said Bridge. “Having secured financing to build and test a new prototype, ESSI is attracting interest from small-cap investors, land owners and multi-national corporations. Joining ESSI right now represents a unique opportunity to assist the company in realizing ambitions that will place it among the top players in domestic oil shale recovery and development.”


Bridge most recently served as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer with Brooke Private Equity Advisors in Boston where he helped grow the firm to $800 million in assets under management. Prior to that, he served as CFO for Boston Capital Ventures. Bridge was also CFO for Capital Resource Advisors/Wellesley Group, Inc.


Bridge holds an M.B.A. from Northeastern University and a B.S. from the University of Maine.


About Earth Search Sciences —


Earth Search Sciences, Inc.'s (OTC Bulletin Board: ESSE) revolutionary hyperspectral and ultraspectral technology provides the ability to accurately read the chemical properties of surface substances from great altitudes and produce easily interpreted maps allowing the user to identify specific minerals and substances on the surface of the earth by their diagnostic reflectance patterns. Ultimately, this remote sensing capability identifies a greater number of exploration targets quickly and economically, monitors the environmental situation, and improves the probability of finding anomalies. Older, more conventional methods would take decades to cover the same area, and at a much greater cost. Within the realm of exploration, remote sensing does not replace the need for geological knowledge, geochemistry, geophysics, seismic, drilling, etc, which are some of the more conventional tools used for exploration. The application of Earth Search's patented and IP-protected hyperspectral technology cuts across the commercial, medical and military spectra.