Rani R. Kohen founded the Company and invented our technologies. He has served as Executive Chairman of the board since 2016 and as Chairman of our board of directors since November 2012. Mr. Kohen also previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from 2004, through 2012. Mr. Kohen is a businessman, entrepreneur and inventor of our technologies.
He brings strategic acumen with over 20 years of experience in business, as well as in advanced smart home technologies, product design, lighting, and other related businesses. Since founding the Company, he has succeeded in attracting and engaging accomplished board members, talented management and leading executives from various industries.
He has led every major milestone achieved by the Company to date, including securing substantial financing to support the Company’s growth. The board of directors believes that with Mr. Kohen’s leadership and qualifications, the continuity that he brings with his advanced business strategies, he will continue to move us forward towards achieving our goals.
John P. Campi has served as our Chief Executive Officer since November 2014 and served as our Chief Financial Officer through December 31, 2021. Mr. Campi founded Genesis Management, LLC in 2009, and retired in 2014 upon accepting the role of our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Campi has extensive experience in the field of cost management, is recognized as a founder of the strategic cost-management discipline known as Activity-Based Cost Management and has extensive experience in the field of supply chain management.
From December 2007 to December 2008, Mr. Campi served as the Chief Procurement Officer and an Executive Vice President for Chrysler, where he was responsible for all worldwide purchasing and supplier quality activities. From September 2003 to January 2007, Mr. Campi served as the Senior Vice President of Sourcing and Vendor Management for The Home Depot, Inc., where he led the drive for standardization and optimization of The Home Depot, Inc.’s global supply chain. From April 2002 to September 2003, Mr. Campi served as the Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President for DuPont Global Sourcing and Logistics. Prior to 2002, Mr. Campi led the Global Sourcing activities for GE Power Energy and held a variety of positions with Federal Mogul, Parker-Hannifin Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Campi previously served on the board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and has been appointed an Emeriti Trustee. Mr. Campi also has served as a member of the advisory board of directors for three startup companies and has served as a Member of the Financial Executives Institute and the Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. Campi received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Campi has extensive executive and advisory experience with established and startup companies, as well as in cost-management and supply chain management.
Steven M. Schmidt has served as our President since June 2021 and has served as a consultant to the Company since August 2019. Mr. Schmidt formed Schmidt Family Investments LLC, which invests in early-stage companies, in May 2017, of which he is the sole principal. Mr. Schmidt previously served in a variety of roles at Office Depot, Inc. from July 2007 through May 2016, including as Executive Vice President and President, International from November 2011 to May 2016, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and New Business Development from July 2011 until November 2011 and President, North American Business Solutions from July 2007 until November 2011.
Prior to joining Office Depot, Inc., Mr. Schmidt spent 11 years with the ACNielsen Corporation, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining ACNielsen, Mr. Schmidt spent eight years at the Pillsbury Food Company, serving as President of its Canadian and Southeast Asian operations. He has also held management positions at PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.
Marc-Andre Boisseau has served as our Chief Financial Officer and as our principal financial officer and principal accounting officer since January 1, 2022. Mr. Boisseau is a partner of Boisseau, Felicione & Associates Inc., which provides assurance, advisory and tax services for public and private companies in a variety of industries and which he founded in February 2002.
Among other things, Mr. Boisseau served at Citrix Systems, Inc., a publicly-traded software development company, as Corporate Controller from 1995 to December 1999 and as Principal Accounting Officer from March 1997 to December 1999, and as a senior auditor at Ernst & Young. Mr. Boisseau is a certified public accountant.
Patricia Barron has served as our Chief Operations Officer since June 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Barron was the President and owner of LTG Services, Inc., a company focused on safety consulting services, specializing in the review and compliance of electrical products requiring UL, CSA, and CE certifications, since 1989.
Prior to that, Ms. Barron worked as a consultant and engineer in the lighting, safety and approval industry and, from June 1977 to August 1984, worked as an engineering assistant for Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (n/k/a UL) in the ceiling fan category. Ms. Barron received her MBA from Georgia State University. Ms. Barron has extensive industry and executive experience.
Phillips S. Peter has served as a director of the Company since November 2012. Since December 2014, Mr. Peter has served as a Senior Vice President of Ridge Global, LLC. From 1994 to 2014, Mr. Peter practiced law at Reed Smith LLP, where he focused his practice on legislative and regulatory matters before U.S. Congress, the executive branch of the federal government, and other administrative agencies.
Prior to that, Mr. Peter was an officer at GE, where he held executive positions from 1973 to 1994. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Our board believes Mr. Peter’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board include his extensive experience in regulatory affairs, his past industry experience and his demonstrated leadership ability.
Governor Thomas J. Ridge has served as a director of the Company since June 2013. Mr. Ridge has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ridge Global, LLC, a global strategic consulting company and provider of insurance and risk transfer solutions, since July 2006, where he also currently serves as Chairman of the board. In 2014, Mr. Ridge co-founded Ridge Schmidt Cyber, an executive services firm addressing the increasing demands of cybersecurity. In April 2010, Mr. Ridge became a partner in Ridge Policy Group, a bipartisan, full-service government affairs and issue management group.
From January 2003 to January 2005, Mr. Ridge served as the Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security, and from September 2001 through January 2003, Mr. Ridge served as the Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security. Mr. Ridge served two terms as Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from 1995 to 2001, and served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1983 until January 1995. Mr. Ridge previously served as a member of the board of directors of The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), a global confectionery leader, from November 2007 to May 2018, Advaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADXS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, from August 2015 to March 2018, and LifeLock, Inc. (then NYSE: LOCK), a provider of identity theft protection, from March 2010 to February 2017, until its merger with a subsidiary of Symantec Corporation, as well as several other public companies.
Mr. Ridge serves as Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, as Chairman of the board of the National Organization on Disability, and as a member of board of trustees of the Center for the Study of the Presidency, among other private organizations. Our board believes Mr. Ridge’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board include his vast experience in both government and industry, his service on other public and private company boards and his expertise in retail, risk management and cybersecurity.
Dov Shiff has served as a director of the Company since February 2014. Mr. Shiff is presently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Shiff Group of Companies. The Shiff Group owns and operates hotels and other real estate in Israel, including Hayozem Resorts & Hotels Ltd., Marina Hotel Tel Aviv Ltd. and Zvidan Investments Ltd. Our board believes Mr. Shiff’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board include his experience in developing and operating new businesses.
Leonard J. Sokolow has served as a director of the Company since November 2015. Mr. Sokolow has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Newbridge Financial, Inc. and Chairman of its broker dealer subsidiary, Newbridge Securities Corporation, since January 2015. Mr. Sokolow previously served in a variety of roles at vFinance, Inc., a publicly traded financial services company, including as Chairman of the board of directors from January 2007, a member of the board of directors from November 1997 and Chief Executive Officer from November 1999 through Sokolow also served as President of vFinance, Inc. from January 2001 through December 2006. From July 2008 until July 2012, Mr. Sokolow was President of National Holdings Corporation, and from July 2008 until July 2014, he was Vice Chairman of the board of directors of National Holdings Corporation.
From July 2012 until December 2014, Mr. Sokolow was a consultant and partner at Caribou LLC, a strategic advisory services firm. Mr. Sokolow was Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas Growth Fund Inc., a closed-end management investment company, from 1994 to 1998. From 1988 until 1993, Mr. Sokolow was an Executive Vice President and the General Counsel of Applica Inc., a publicly traded appliance marketing and distribution company. From 1982 until 1988, Mr. Sokolow practiced corporate, securities and tax law and was one of the founding attorneys and a partner of an international boutique law firm. From 1980 until 1982, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mr. Sokolow has served on the board of directors of Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: CWCO), a developer and operator of advanced water supply and treatment plants and water distribution systems, since June 2006, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee. In addition, Mr. Sokolow has served on the board of directors of Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for adult patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, since June 2020, where he currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and on the board of directors of Agrify Corporation (Nasdaq:AGFY), a developer of precision hardware and software grow solutions for the indoor agriculture marketplace, as well as providing associated consulting, engineering, and construction services, since December 2021, where he currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Sokolow previously served on the board of directors of, and as Chairman of the Audit Committee for, Marquee Energy Ltd. (Formerly Alberta Oilsands Inc.) (then TSXV: MQX), an energy company. Our board believes Mr. Sokolow’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board include his extensive experience in the financial industry, his service on other public company boards and his history of executive leadership in developing and operating businesses.
Gary N. Golden has served as a director of the Company since February 9, 2022, upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Golden is currently with Tatum CFO Partners, a company that provides interim executive resources across the C-suite. During his time with Tatum CFO Partners, during 2021, Mr. Golden served as interim Chief Financial Officer of ADB Companies, which provides strategy, design, execution and program management services for the communication, utility, and technology industries. Prior to that, during 2021, Mr. Golden served as a project manager and professional services contractor for MMC Group, Inc., which offers full-service workforce solutions, and as interim controller at Sport Clips Haircuts. During 2020, he served as a special project auditor for Webster Rogers LLP, a South Carolina-based accounting and consulting firm that provides a broad spectrum of assurance, tax and advisory services.
From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Golden served as Chief Financial Officer at NBG Home, an affiliate of Nielsen & Bainbridge and one of the largest home decor manufacturing companies and importers globally. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Golden served as Chief Financial Officer and Professional Services Contractor for MMC Group, Inc. Mr. Golden has served in a variety of other financial and operational roles, including as Vice President, Controller of Kinko’s Inc., Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Blockbuster, Inc., and in controller and internal audit roles at Fuqua Industries and Qualex, Inc. Mr. Golden is a licensed Certified Public Accountant who began his career at Arthur Andersen & Company. Our board believes Mr. Golden’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board include his financial expertise, including his status as an “audit committee financial expert,” and his experience in the home goods and lighting industry.
Efrat L. Greenstein Brayer has served as a director of the Company since February 9, 2022, upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Ms. Greenstein Brayer currently serves as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Merkavah Inc. (d/b/a Ezzree), which provides online emotional and spiritual support care services, and has been principal attorney of the law office of Laura Greenstein since 2000, where she provides services as a corporate finance attorney.
Ms. Greenstein Brayer previously served as a contract attorney with Holland & Knight from 2006 through 2012, as associate counsel at Bank Hapoalim B.M. from 1996 through 2000, as an associate at Rogers & Wells (later acquired by Clifford Chance) from 1993-1996, and as an associate at Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens (later acquired by Holland & Knight) from 1988 through 1993. Ms. Greenstein Brayer has also served as an officer or director of several private companies. Our board believes Ms. Greenstein Brayer’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board include her corporate law expertise and her experience of founding and serving as Chief Executive Officer of a private company.
Nancy DiMattia has served as a director of the Company since February 9, 2022, upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Ms. DiMattia previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tile Shop Holdings, Inc., a publicly-traded, specialty retailer of natural stone and man-made tiles, setting and maintenance materials, and related accessories, from September 2019 until January 2022, where she continues to serve in an advisory capacity through March 2022. She also previously provided consulting services to Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. from July 2019 until September 2019.
Before joining Tile Shop Holdings, Inc., Ms. DiMattia gained over twenty-five years of experience in financial reporting and accounting processes in positions of increasing responsibility at Virginia Tile Company. She most recently served as the Corporate Controller from 2005 until March 2019. During her tenure at Virginia Tile Company, she was responsible for establishing sound financial management, promoting effective internal accounting controls, developing and leading highly competent accounting teams, and maintaining a documented system of accounting policies and procedures. Our board believes Ms. DiMattia’s qualifications to serve as a member of our board include her retail industry experience and financial expertise.
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