Gordon X. Graham, Founder & Chief Creative Officer
In addition to being the author of the 2017 and 2020 Amazon bestselling Heroin(e) : Entropy and Heroin(e) : Hermetic novels, Gordon X. Graham is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of 23_E Gordon, an accomplished writer, is also a video game designer, TV & film director, TV & film script writer, and an entertainment executive producer.
Gordon oversees 23_E's day to day operations, and is responsible for adding to EM’s growing library of evolving intellectual property. Gordon has currently published over 1000 pages of original literature. His third novel, Heroin(e) : Out of Body, will be released in 2023.
Gordon is an alumnus of New York University and the University of Maryland. At NYU and Maryland Gordon majored in film and political science, and was a standout wing on Maryland’s varsity Rugby team. He is 6'6, a pescatarian, and a fitness and yoga addict.
Gordon is also a chess enthusiast - his favorite player is José Raúl Capablanca - and is a talented player himself, ranked one level below that of a grandmaster.
When not reading, writing or playing chess, Gordon also manages 23_E. 23_E is a software and television production company dedicated to producing visual art, centralized around real-world science fiction and political suspense.
Gordon currently lives in New York City, but one day wants to move to a less urban area to achieve his dream of owning a Doberman Pinscher.
Adrian Bradshaw, Founder & Chief Investment Officer
(following completion of our current funding round)
Adrian has agreed to be 23_E's Partner and Chief Investment Officer, following completion of our current funding round. He oversees all of 23_E's executive and international operations.
Adrian has a strong background in investment banking advisory and proprietary investments. After obtaining a law degree, he joined a division of Citibank and later NatWest Markets. At the age of 29, Adrian then became Head of Corporate Finance at the investment bank Arbuthnot Latham Bank. He then took control of fully listed Incepta PLC, which then purchased leading financial PR brand Citigate Dewe Rogerson.
Adrian subsequently co-founded and was the majority shareholder in Bradmount Investments, which raised circa £800 M for clients. At Bradmount he was involved as a Principal investor and director in more than 10 AIM IPOs and numerous private co deals. The AIM companies were set up by Bradmount as acquisition vehicles, of which several were or are now amongst the largest companies on AIM, with market caps of $7 billion.
From 2010 to 2020 he was CEO and co-Founder of 2 successful investment businesses. One of the businesses was with the Hamilton Bradshaw Group and James Caan CBE, ex Dragons Den and one of the United Kingdom's most successful businessmen. In 2020, Adrian left to establish his own proprietary investment company, Bradshaw Capital Partners.
David Laub, Partner & Chief Financial Officer
(following completion of our current funding round)
David Laub has agreed to be 23_E's Partner and Chief Financial Officer, following completion of our current funding round.
David is a proven senior-level executive with a strong financial, operational, administrative, and business development background in multiple industries including high technology. He has extensive experience helping companies thrive, from the startup phase to going public and/or becoming a multinational organization. David enjoys working with fast growing organizations as an active member of the executive team to maximize return for all stakeholders.
David has successfully managed a complex corporate tax structure involving IP that included operating subsidiaries in the United States and China. He has established operating entities in multiple countries, established and maintained all accounting, tax and reporting systems for the company, and created systems to expedite transport of consumables between countries.
David holds a B.A. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance from the University of California - Berkeley, and is a CPA (retired) in Washington state. In addition to being Entropy's CFO, he serves on the boards of directors and the advisory boards of numerous local organizations including Arena Sports, New Game Town, Ignition Mobile Corporation and Uber Entertainment.
Joshua Lastine, Senior Legal Counsel
Gordon X. Graham is represented by Joshua Lastine, founding partner of Lastine Impressions. A former agent with CAA, Joshua is an experienced and demonstrated business and legal affairs attorney with a decade of Hollywood deal-making experience.
Specializing in entertainment transactions, Joshua worked in television business affairs for a major television studio and talent agency prior to starting his own law firm. Joshua uses his background in business affairs to advise clients on the economics of entertainment deal making, as well as help guide clients through business and legal affairs matters in transactional entertainment. Specializing in all aspects of entertainment business and law, Joshua provides support on a variety of matters large and small.
An experienced entertainment transactional attorney and adjunct professor of entertainment law, Joshua has a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Joshua is an ally for the inclusion of unique and diverse storytelling and very passionate about giving a voice to the voiceless. In 2019, Joshua achieved his highest honor yet: being named Pepperdine’s Student Mentor of the Year.