Guy B. Williams, Director
Guy has an extensive background in Advertising, Sales & Marketing, Management, Business Development and ownership in the dynamic health care industry. He is presently serving as President/CEO of RF Science and Technology, a medical technology company developing non-invasive medical diagnostic methodologies. He also continues consulting in the healthcare field for pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies.
He was previously founder, Chairman and CEO of Williams-Labadie Health Care Communications, a division of the former Leo Burnett company (now Publicis), Senor Vice President of Frank Corbett, a division of BBDO Medical, Director of Marketing for the LifeTime Medical Television Network. In addition Guy spent many years in management with Merck and Company and recently served several years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the National Foundation of Infectious Disease .
Dr. Jack (Jackie) Shevel, M.D., Director
Dr. Shevel is a medical doctor renowned for his unique entrepreneurial abilities and successful track record within the international healthcare arena. He is the founder and former CEO of Netcare, the South African-based integrated private healthcare organization. During his 9 year tenure at Netcare he delivered compound annual growth rates in excess of 30% on all key financial parameters.
Dr Shevel is well-known for his vast international healthcare experience and successful track record of building lasting Physician Partnerships, Innovation in Healthcare, Key Leadership strategies and achievements in finding sustainable solutions for Public Private Interfaces.
Dr Shevel is regularly invited to present at international healthcare conferences and serves on various prominent committees including the IFC and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation healthcare initiative for Africa. Dr Shevel emigrated to the USA during 2006 and is currently the President of Global Healthcare Investments & Solutions (“GHIS”) (www.ghis.us), an international entrepreneurial and innovative healthcare investments & solutions company.
Dr Shevel has interests in selected investment and advisory companies including being the President of Netcare Two, LLC which provides a composite range of solution orientated; entrepreneurial; innovative; sustainable; team based services and solutions to companies and investors through leveraging its intellectual capital and expertise.
Darren Youngleson, Director
Darren Youngleson is a Corporate Finance Executive with more than 15 years of healthcare strategy, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate development & investor relations. Prior to moving to the USA in 2006, Darren was a senior executive of Netcare Limited for 10 years and was an integral participant in all the major investments and strategic acquisitions concluded by the Netcare Group including being responsible for strategic planning, financial structuring and mergers and acquisitions.
During his tenure at Netcare, Darren was the executive primarily responsible for the overall management of M&A transactions amounting to approximately R40 billion. In addition to these functions, Darren also managed the Group investor relations function and participated on various boards and committees.
Aidan Foley, Director
Aidan Foley has over 20 years of executive level management experience in the technology and entertainment industries. In technology, Mr. Foley has managed organizations, at executive levels, of software, hardware and services businesses on a global basis. His entertainment industry experience encompasses all aspects of the industry including video games, motion picture, television, and on line communities.
His focus continues to be on the digital elements of the industry and includes senior management experience in production, distribution and management of content, including the establishment and growth of digital marketplaces. Mr. Foley’s experience in these areas includes all aspects of operational and strategic management including P&L responsibility for the last 15 years, and strategic partnering, including Mergers and Acquisitions in the US and Europe.Prior to his role as Founder/CEO of AF Double Eagle, Mr. Foley was the Chief Marketing Officer and President of the Enterprise Solutions Group of Ascent Media, an 800 million dollar global organization of Liberty Media. Mr. Foley also served as a corporate officer of the 4,400 employee corporation. Prior to Ascent Media, Mr. Foley was the CEO of Kodak’s Digital Entertainment Division. This organization included seven companies that Foley managed at the CEO level, including application software, hardware, and services businesses.
Prior to Kodak Mr. Foley proved his skills as an entrepreneur when he co-founded Balance Marketing, a company skilled at mining the R&D labs of fortune 50 companies for commercializable technology. Foley successfully developed these technologies into consumer products, and brought them to market through a distribution network that he built and managed.
Mr. Foley is a member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) and the Producers Guild. His organizations have won awards for technical achievement including an Oscar and an Emmy.
H. Christopher Bazos, President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bazos currently serves as the President and CEO of Synergetic Media and its Subsidiaries. His career has spanned almost 25 years. With that experience Mr. Bazos brings an enormous amount of passionate energy and success in the areas of corporate finance and operations to Synergetic. He has held executive operating positions in large Fortune 500 corporations in both the United States and Canada. In addition to his finance and operational expertise, Mr. Bazos has driven sales success in manufacturing companies and marketing organizations from Western Europe to the Asia-Pac region. He has developed a gift for maximizing value from intellectual property portfolios and finding the fastest path to market through creative sales channel relationships. Since starting his own consulting firm in 1990, Mr. Bazos has been involved in a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and entrepreneurial ventures.
Douglas Gold, Chairman, Chief Financial Officer & Secretary
Douglas Gold currently serves as the Company’s Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, with responsibility for strategic planning, investor relations, and finance & accounting. His 18 year career has spanned numerous industries including software, manufacturing, business services, law and non-profit. Functioning in C-level positions, Mr. Gold has been responsible for strategic planning, finance and business development. He has been consistently successful operating in environments going through business reorganization, start-up phases and high growth scaling.
Mr. Gold has worked in multiple countries ranging from Western Europe to India and the Asia/Pac region. Companies that he has worked for have ranged in size from pre-revenue to $700 million and pre-IPO to public. Mr. Gold is an experienced manager of teams and people, and has been called upon as a consultant to facilitate strategic planning sessions for organizations.
James L. Einstein, Director
Jim is a 40+ year veteran of the point-of-purchase advertising and packaging industries. He is well-known in these industries as a visionary business leader who pays very sharp attention to maintaining customer focus and exceeding customer expectations. His ability to promote a high level of teamwork and a caring, positive environment within the teams he has led is a major factor in the many successes that Jim Einstein has achieved throughout his business career.
Jim served for more than 20 years with Chesapeake Corporation, ultimately rising to the role of President of Chesapeake Display and Packaging. He and his team built Chesapeake from a regional "brown box" packaging supplier to a national leader of in-store marketing solutions. Then, in 1990-91, Jim and a small team of industry veterans left Chesapeake to start Alliance Display and Packaging, which quickly rose to a strong position in the marketplace. Jim served as CEO of Alliance until it was acquired by RockTenn Company in 1995.
After the RockTenn acquisition, Jim became a VP and General Manager and continued to lead the Alliance Division of RockTenn until his retirement as an Executive Vice-President in the Fall of 2009. During this phase of his career, Jim built Alliance into a clear market leader, with an average CAGR of more than 15% between 1995 and 2009, resulting in more than $2.8 Billion of revenue and almost $300 Million of pre-tax profit for RockTenn Company over that 15 year period.
Einstein served two terms on the Point Of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) Board of Directors, and Alliance was a founding benefactor of the In-Store Marketing Institute under his leadership. In January of 2011, Jim Einstein will be inducted into POPAI's Hall of Fame.
He currently serves as a Director of Premier Commercial Bank, a small business-focused financial institution which he helped start in 2008. Jim also served on the Board at Forsyth Country Day School, one of the Southeast's leading private schools, and he has always been actively involved in the Winston-Salem, NC chapter of the United Way, currently serving on the Development Committee.