Meet Our Team

Palayan Resources, Inc. is led by a Team with years of cumulative experience, having participated in over 100 transactions with tombstone values from $150,000 to $65,000,000.

As PLYN grows, it has access to a deep bench of executive talent through Executive Management’s longstanding and trusted relationships.

James JenkinsChief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Jenkins brings over 38 years of diversified experience in senior management, manufacturing operations, SEC public company experience to include CEO and COB, investment banking, real estate and commodities market. For the past 5 years, Mr. Jenkins has been primarily structuring financial transactions as an independent consultant, structuring financial transactions, writing business plans, Private Placement Memorandums, and taking management positions as an acting President, CEO, CFO and Compliance Officer as well as sitting on Boards of Directors and Advisors. He has over 26 years’ experience in raising capital and structuring financial transactions in manufacturing, real estate and commodities. He has complete deal making experience including public offerings, private placement and M&A transactions, bond offering, commercial real estate construction and commodities. He has managed multiple functions including finance, operations, due diligence, and has experience with financial institutions, investors, stock exchanges and SEC.

Mr. Jenkins spent five years as the CEO of Cali Holdings Inc., a publicly traded closed-end, non-diversified management investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, a Business Development Company (BDC). The Company invested primarily in the equity and/or debt securities of micro and small cap companies in both the public and private. Mr. Jenkins was a General Partner of the Olde Marco Island Inn and Suites, he wrote the PPM, managed the construction, financing, refurbishment of Captain Collier’s original Inn built in 1883, a historic landmark, and the construction of two five (5) story towers with 52 Condo units and five (5) custom built residences located on the fifth floor of the buildings. He also oversaw and managed the refurbishment of 12,0.00sf of retail space on the same property. Due to the project being a historic site Mr. Jenkins also had an archeologist on site during the construction. After the Olde Marco Island Inn Mr. Jenkins and an associate bought property and built Duplexes in Naples, FL.

EDUCATION – Business Management, Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill, MA., Business Management, Daniel Webster College, Amherst, NH Commercial Mortgage Investor (CMI), Open University, Orlando Florida, American Management Association, 1974 -1976, Quality Control, Production Control, Mfg. Processes and Supervision/Management

Roy Y. SalisburyDirector
Mr. Salisbury brings over thirty-nine years of experience in private and public companies. Mr. Salisbury is currently the Managing Member of C2C, the General Partner of WILLOW GP, a group of exchange funds. His professional experience demonstrates proven success in complete deal-making, including public offerings, private placement and M&A transactions; turnarounds, restructuring and bankruptcy; and dealing with financial institutions, investors, stock exchanges and the SEC for both public and private companies. Mr. Salisbury’s experience includes both domestic and foreign transactions. A former Marine, he has participated as an investor and principal in bankruptcy workouts transactions in the timber and construction industry; travel industry auditing and compliance; oil and gas investments; timber industry in trucking, harvesting, management; electronics manufacturing and distribution; restaurant and hotel industry. Over the past 39 years Mr. Salisbury has been an entrepreneur and business owner many times, in timber & trucking (his first business), recycling, renewable energy, financial services and travel & tourism. Mr. Salisbury has also held a number of positions as a C-Level executive of 3 technology, 2 investment banking and 3 manufacturing companies. From time to time he also functioned as a turnaround specialist for company shareholders and creditors in a number of bankruptcy proceedings.
Wayne Y. YamamotoDirector
Mr. Yamamoto brings over 39 years of successful leadership and innovation in the area of Information Technology, software development and corporate financing. As the CTO of W&W, Mr. Yamamoto led a team to create the first interactive television system for the cable industry. At Quark, Wayne was a member of a five-man executive management team that led Quark to quadruple revenues to over $500 million with worldwide expansion, while maintaining industry high profit margins. Wayne has also been on executive teams as Board member, CEO, President, and CTO of several startups including ResTech, Sierra Medical, Photonic Storage Systems, Call/Recall, Clareos, Arbor Software, and Solutions Technology.

Since 1997, Mr. Yamamoto has been focused on investment banking and structuring financial transactions as the President and Managing Director for a $300 million private investment fund, a director for First Wall Street Capital and as an independent consultant with experience in international commodities trading (petroleum products and Iron Ore), technology, gaming, hospitality, entertainment and large commercial real estate development. Wayne has complete deal making experience including public offerings, reverse mergers, and equity capital. Mr. Yamamoto raised capital for over 30 companies through private placements including PSS, Uniloc, Leap Frog, Tempest, ResTech, Clareos, and Intel Corporation; Mergers and Acquisitions with Conoco-Phillips, Shell and ExxonMobil in the sale of over 2,800 retail locations, and $75MM Acquisition of Times Square Stores for the Pritzker family of Chicago and the Schmidt Family of Germany, and all stages of commercial real estate development including $650MM Financing – Canary Wharf, London, $236MM Debt/Equity Restructuring – Hard Rock Hotel, Biloxi, Mississippi, and $225MM Financing – 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.