ABOUT The Author
Charlie Flynn one of the best known international businessman in the small cap world. He traveled from Vancouver to Hong Kong and London to Moscow in search of the next big deal. When the basis for this book began, there were three individuals under threat, two of them are dead,
It is a search for justice and truth that is intertwined in this true life story. contact - firstname.lastname@example.org. Now living in Palma De Mallorca, Spain. Charlie is available at email@example.com
QUOTES"The Only Thing is takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do or say nothing.”
—Charlie Flynn favourite
Charlie Flynn was born on May 15, 1952 in Dover, England. He immigrated to Canada landing in New York in February, 1956. His thirty-year old father and twenty-five year old mother presented the documentation of them and their three children, Jacqueline, Charles and Milton, six, four and two years old respectively, at the Canadian border on February 29th, 1956. His father joined the RCAF, having served in the Royal Army during WW II in the European theater on D-Day 1944 with the Durham Light Infantry.
Flynn has been featured multiple times on the front pages of newspapers around the world in his battle to hold the authorities responsible and to allow justice to prevail. In 1995 CBC news proclaimed Flynn a newsmaker of the year on New Year's Eve 1996.
Charlie worked in financing hi-tech ventures and resource based junior companies before meeting the Russians who precipitated his writing this novel, Murder on the Andaman Sea, which features FFSB trained spy Egor Chernov.
Charlie Flynn was born in Dover, England on May 15, 1952. One of three sons, he grew up in a lower middle class military family. His father, Charlie, served in the British military, as his father and grandfather before him. They fought in every major British war from the Boar war to World War I and II. Three generations of military life around the British Empire, having aunts, uncles and his own grandfather born in India, Egypt and Malta respectively.
Flynn attended Carleton University, the first person in either his paternal or maternal line to attend any institution of higher education. He later studied French at McGill University while living and working in Montreal. He was employed by the defense software and hardware manufacturer, Sperry Univac, later known as Unisys. After a stint in the corporate world, Flynn moved to Boca Raton, Florida in the highly charged junior financing sector of the brokerage industry.
Flynn plied his trade financing and promoting firms as diverse as NASDAQ and the current TSX Venture Exchange. Securities and Exchange developments soon changed the face of the junior stock environment with regulatory changes. While changes needed to occur. It was the wholesale destruction of the financing of junior development projects which began with the introduction of Sarbannes Oxley.
During the burst of activity that became known as the Dotcom boom starting in 1998, Flynn plied his trade on the island of Bermuda and his corporate entity, Mid Atlantic Capital Asociates Ltd. created new shell companies to merge with internet ventures of every type. He successfully financed over a billion dollars in various hi-tech, dotcom ventures in conjunction with various brokerage house and venture capitalists. Flynn became well-known throughout the venture capital world.
In this world, there are many well intentioned creative individuals and entrepreneurs looking to establish themselves as the next Apple Computer or Microsoft. . It is noteworthy that both started as lower prices stocks trading on the NASDAQ Exchange. There is also the criminal element which seeks to unjustly enrich themselves with fraudulent means. Importantly just as some politicians are corrupt we do not crush all democracies to compensate. In the case of junior capital markets due to overzealous government agents in the end they destroyed any semblance of a healthy junior capital market.
The battle was on, the government versus the capitalists in the junior markets. Every time an entrepreneur built a better system, the agencies would create a better mouse trap. It became about the careers of mediocre regulators and federal police agents who were, in the most part, ignorant to the necessity of entrepreneurs to bend the rules in some cases. It satisfied the main stream media need for sensationalism, conflict and laziness. The pretense of the investigative journalist began in earnest, highlighted by the award-winning Gary Weiss and the “The Mob on Wall Street” article, of which Flynn was a full participant.
The battle was cast with the bottomless pit of resources and funding by government agents against the thinly financed entrepreneurs looking to establish themselves in capital markets. It reminded me of the first insider trading and stock market manipulator champion: Joseph P. Kennedy. After making millions using these tactics he was appointed the first head of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In essence they followed the age old rule; “it takes a thief to catch a thief.”
Flynn flew around the globe, from Malaysia to Hong Kong and London to New York, in search of the next big deal. His hunt ran some risks. Like a big game hunter in Africa, one had to be alert so the hunter would not become the hunted.
After university, Flynn joined Olivetti in Edmonton, Alberta.
After achieving success at Olivetti, Flynn decided his entrepreneurial ambition was being stifled in the corporate environment. He opened his first business with $1300 and a consultant from the Canadian development bank paid to assist him. His only comments to the experienced consultant was, “tell me whatever you want but do not tell me I cannot do it.”
The response was, “well you can’t.”
After establishing his company, North American Professional Technologies Ltd, (Protech) in Vancouver, it grew to over $3,000,000 a year in sales and sixty sales people in four branches of the company from Seattle to Victoria. Flynn sold his company in 1981 and invested in gold, real estate and a business in the early eighties, unfortunately interest rates hit 20% and gold, real estate and businesses tanked in Canada. The one thing Flynn did not have was king; cash.
In this position in the confines of Eastern Canada’s political landscape, Flynn acquired the knowledge and ability to manipulate the system. If he supported political parties with unbilled hi-tech and hard work for the political campaigns, he would receive an ability to receive government grants and influence beyond anything he expected.
He took a break from his harried and profitable schedule running Norcom to attend the Progressive Conservative convention in Ottawa, where the contacts he made would further his political clout. The newly installed leader of the party would ensure his supporters received favoured treatment with every government department.
Shortly Flynn was armed with IRAP-L and M grants to supplement his business advantage over his rivals and he only had to buy the odd airline ticket for a politically appointed agent of the government agency to ensure his continual access. Life was good and the immoral corruption was ignored.
Then Sperry came knocking offering due his government contacts an offer he could not refuse. They felt he could make a break-through to the east coast governments he had failed to do so far. Unlike their experience in Montreal where a brown bag of cash to the Mayor’s office every election ensured Sperry computers were preferred in all contracts.
In 1985 Flynn moved to Montreal to join Sperry Univac in a newly created position in mergers and acquisitions. In this position he signed the largest deal in the history of the company with Ridding Ouellette. In the interim Sperry and Burroughs combined to become Unisys and Flynn left the company, which was in a state of flux and confusion.
Shortly he relocated to Boca Raton, Florida working with Tomas Wilmot from London, England, to further his expertise in mergers and acquisitions in the burgeoning and growing junior capital markets. It can been said that much of Flynn's description of the callous corruption in the financial markets was garnered in his time in Florida.
Indeed it shaped and informed him of the duplicity and hypocrisy of the main stream media and the agents of the federal governments in America and Canada who performed for a select audience with little regard for justice. The relationship between the slanted and obedient media reporters became an important tool in the arsenal of the Federal agents to convince the public of their zealous ability to stamp out financial fraud. The only problem is they threw the proverbial baby out with the bath water, inhibiting employment and investment in new companies for the foreseeable future.
Flynn's first novel, MURDER ON THE ANDAMAN SEA will be published in 2015.
The book had been planned four years prior but he was prevented from writing it or telling the truth until, Special Agent Gregory Coleman of “Wolf of Wall Street” fame retired on January 30th, 2015. During the previous years, while waiting to tell his story, Flynn contacted every major network and over fifty alleged investigative reporters. Two of them showed an interest, NBC News and the Wall Street Journal both requested an interview on or off the record. It was declined, initially on the false pretense of jeopardizing the investigation by Special Agent Coleman. Since he has retired and that investigation is now terminated, belies the fact he was not telling the truth. John Emshwiller from the Wall Street Journal and Justin Balding from NBC News dutifully accepted his lack of response and did not pursue further.
To this day every journalist from NBC News or agent of the U.S. Attorneys and FBI refuse any comment on the case of Egor Chernov. Not one single investigative reporter in America has attempted to break this silence, rather they were all busy focusing on the absolute earth-shattering fact a white woman pretended to be black in Seattle, Washington. This is obviously nothing to do with their need for sensationalism, conflict and their innate laziness, it is an important element to America’s safety and need for the truth!
Flynn lives today, vigilant of every foreign speaking stranger and anyone staring too long in his direction, waiting for the potential and likely attack. His main defense is publically informing everyone through his novel to the corruption and danger lurking in the halls of power and the justice and state department.
While this first novel will stir up interest in the main from the Russians and corrupt American agents involved, Flynn's stories of corruption and deceit in the upper echelons of political parties and government officials will continue unabated.
During his financial career, Flynn became known for his dogged pursuit of a deal and his outright dismissal of the thieves occupying the same profession. He is one of the best known financial venture capitalists worldwide and can walk Wall Street, Finsbury Circus, Howe Street and Bay Street without averting his eyes from anyone.
Flynn has lived in Oshawa, Barrie, Trenton, Toronto and Ottawa in Ontario; Montreal, Parent, Sept-Isles and Morin Heights in Quebec; Sydney, Halifax, Charlottetown, Summerside in Eastern Canada; Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver in Western Canada; Boca Raton, Florida; New York, New York; Beverley Hills, California; Lahr, Germany; Nice, France; London, England and where he currently resides Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Flynn risks his life and liberty in revealing this story, having witnessed the attempted murder of three and the murder of two of his friends or alleged suicide of one however he is determined to pursue justice and truth. Believing firmly no matter how many care: the only thing it takes for evil to succeed is for good men (women) to do nothing.