Mr. James E. Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, C2C Business Strategies, LLC, Windermere, FL. Mr. Jenkins brings over 40 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. Mr. Jenkins has over 25 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, and commercial real estate construction. He has managed multiple functions including manufacturing, finance, operations, due diligence, and has experience with financial institutions, investors, stock exchanges and SEC. Mr. Jenkins attended Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA., and Daniel Webster College, Amherst NH for Business Management; Open University, Orlando Florida, certified Commercial Mortgage Investor (CMI), and American Management Association; Quality Control, Production Control, Manufacturing Processes and Supervision/Management.
Mr. Roy Y. Salisbury Senior Business Strategist and General Partner of RYS&Co. Mr. Salisbury shares more than 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.
Mr. Paul F. Murray, Product Development and Co-Managing Partner, RYS&Co. Mr. Murray’s entrepreneurial experience ranges from building materials, nutraceuticals, oil industry, renewable energy (solar) and investment banking. Mr. Murray has 25 years of diverse industry experience as a business manager, owner and advisor founding a number of companies, most recently Touch Up Teak, an exotic wood finishing company in which Mr. Murray developed a proprietary 12 step process; DECO Moulding, a natural and composite building materials; Majestic Teak furniture and Viking Essentials healthy supplements. Mr. Murray has a background in the manufacturing of retreading tires and high-performance tires and a complete understanding of mold curing and precure processing through compounding of different rubber formulas. Since 2010 Mr. Murray has been operating and building the furniture line refinishing and building materials businesses. Mr. Murray has a degree in geology.
Edward Schradermeier, Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Schradermeier brings over 26 years of experience in management and finance. He has worked with both public and private companies from startup to mid-size companies. He has an extensive background in both residential and commercial real estate. With degrees in accounting, business administration and history, Mr. Schradermeier has been involved in all aspects of the business world, including turn-around and buyouts. Mr. Schradermeier has made key acquisitions for both his own firm and several companies for which he has worked.
David F, Emery, Vice President of Communications. Mr. Emery shares over forty years of private enterprise and government sector experience. Mr. Emery has served as the Interim President of Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, and on its Board of Trustees. He founded the consulting firm “Scientific Marketing & Analysis” to provide public opinion polling and analysis, public policy guidance for Maine businesses and interest groups, political consulting and strategy development for market-oriented candidates and for non-partisan referendum issues, and legislative and government relations. Mr. Emery was also a partner in the research-consulting firm Demographic Strategies. Following four terms as a US Congressman from Maine where he rose to become the Chief Deputy Republican Whip, Mr. Emery’s government service includes serving as Deputy Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, where he had oversight responsibility for management of the Agency, its 200 employees, and their activities. Mr. Emery is a Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduate having earned his B.S., Electronic Engineering, in 1970. His honors and distinctions include honorary degrees from several New England colleges including Doctor of Law, Thomas College, Waterville, Maine, Doctor of Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, and Doctor of Humane Letters, Saint Joseph’s College, Standish, Maine. He has also been the recipient of various awards and honors from the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and other national and state organizations.
Richard Smith, Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Smith is the Chairman and Founder of News USA, Inc., a multi-million-dollar syndicated news distributing business with a stable base of 3,000 customers nation-wide. NewsUSA has more than 14 years’ experience writing, editing and distributing feature articles to 10,000 newspapers and radio scripts to 6,000+ radio stations. Some of NewsUSA clients include: NASDAQ, AOL, Amazon.com, Carsdirect.com, IBM, Bull & Bear Securities, HBO, GM, MCI, AT&T, Apple Computer, Campbell's Soup, Colgate-Palmolive, Eastman Kodak, Fox TV, ESPN, Franklin Mint, Sheraton Hotels, Kraft Foods, Motorola, MasterCard, VISA, Paramount Pictures, Hilton, Penguin Books, Prentice Hall, Prudential, Schering Plough, Sanyo, Sony, Sears, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Thrifty Car Rental, Ticketmaster, Walt Disney, VW, Mall.com, Geoportals.com, Registrats.com, and Whats4free. Com. Mr. Smith is the Co-Founder of News Canada, Inc., which sold to a large public company in Canada. As President & Founder of Computermaster Systems, Limited, he oversaw and inventoried Canada's first chain of computer stores. The company imported, assembled, and installed complete computer systems for clients in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Smith has a B.A. in Economics from York University in Toronto, an Honors Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Windsor, MBA studies at the University of Toronto and the CPA program before joining Deloite and Touche. He is the author of three best-selling self -help business books: Getting Staffed, Getting Money and Getting Sales.
Joseph Radic, Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Holdings. Mr. Radic is a results-oriented Senior Executive and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of success across the technology, finance, and manufacturing industries. Leveraging extensive experience in corporation development, he is a valuable asset for early stage or growing companies thinking about going public or who just went public. His broad areas of expertise include capital markets, IPOs, investor relations, and alternative investments. Throughout his executive career, Joseph has held leadership positions at various organizations including NDB Capital Markets, Sanford C. Bernstein, and Needham & Company. Currently, he serves as the CEO of his own business, Cedar Group Holdings Corp. He also serves as the President of Emmor Works, which is a bespoke online/eCommerce retailer and manufacturer of custom wood farmhouse, cottage, industrial and conference tables. He has seen tremendous success over the course of his career and has served as a key contributor to the achievements of the organizations he’s worked with. He has been responsible for building two trading platforms over the last 20 years, one of which grossed over $14m and the other over $20m in annual revenue. Additionally, he has developed and implemented an internal NASDAQ desk where he drove 200% increase in the trading of 500 NASDAQ stocks in just over twelve months. He was also ranked in the top 5% of all traders at NDB Capital Markets after generated $50M in revenue for the firm over the course of eight years.