Mr. Judd is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sudbury Capital Management. Prior to founding Sudbury, Mr. Judd worked from 2007 through 2011 as a Portfolio Manager at Q Investments, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to Q Investments, he worked with McKinsey & Company from 1996 through 1998, and again from 2000 through 2007. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, and a master’s degree, both in accounting. He also earned an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School in 2000, where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr. Judd is a Certified Public Accountant. The Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Judd’s significant experience in investing in microcap companies, together with his substantial ownership position in the Company’s common stock, will assist the Board of Directors in the management of the executive officers of the Company, and setting goals and objectives to build shareholder value.
Mr. Jaffe, age 58, has served as a director of FitLife since 2010. Mr. Jaffe also teaches as an Executive-in-Residence and Clinical Faculty at the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship with classes emphasizing managing and growing ventures, critical success factors, and corporate governance and ethics. Mr. Jaffe is also Chief Executive Officer of MoviMe Network Inc., a high speed, mobile movie and content downloading service and application. Prior to MoviMe, Mr. Jaffe was a principal at Jaffe & Associates (“J&A”), a consulting and advisory firm that provides strategic and tactical planning to mid-market companies and CEO coaching to their executives. Prior to 2009, Mr. Jaffe was Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Oxford Media, Inc., where he served from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Jaffe has also served in executive management positions with Verso Technologies, Inc., Wireone Technologies, Inc., Picturetel Corporation, and was also previously a Managing Director of Arthur Andersen. Mr. Jaffe is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Executive Program, holds a Bachelor of Science from LaSalle University and holds a Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing program. Mr. Jaffe also served on the Board of Directors of Benihana, Inc. as its lead independent director from 2004 to 2012.
The FitLife Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes Mr. Jaffe’s experience as a CEO of both public and private companies and consultant providing strategic and tactical planning to public companies provides FitLife with a depth of knowledge, systems and best practices. His experience is invaluable on the strategic and operations side of FitLife’s business and Mr. Jaffe is FitLife’s corporate governance expert. He adds significant value to the Board of Directors and management as FitLife executes its business plan.
Mr. Dawson, age 46, has served as a director of FitLife since November 2013, and is currently a Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income Investments for Polar Asset Management Partners. Mr. Dawson brings more than 15 years of experience in finance and has significant board-level experience in corporate governance for public companies. Prior to Polar, he was Managing Director of Fixed Income Investments for Manulife Asset Management, a subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corporation, and Vice President and Lead Analyst responsible for corporate debt ratings with DBRS, a major bond rating agency. Prior to such time, Mr. Dawson held various senior management positions in credit management and corporate finance with Nortel and in equity research with Dain Rauscher Ltd. Mr. Dawson earned an M.B.A. from the SMU Cox School of Business, a B.Comm in Finance from the University of Windsor, and holds the ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
The FitLife Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes Mr. Dawson’s extensive expertise and knowledge regarding corporate finance and investment banking matters, as well as corporate governance, provides FitLife with valuable insight following FitLife’s recent recapitalization, and will assist FitLife as it builds a long-term, sustainable long-term capital structure.
Mr. Yakatan, age 45, has served as a director of iSatori, Inc. since September 16, 2014, and served as interim Chief Financial Officer from April 3, 2015 until the consummation of the merger with FitLife. Mr. Yakatan currently also serves as Vice President of Business Development for Invion, Ltd. and is a Founder of Katan Associates. Mr. Yakatan brings more than 24 years of experience as a life sciences business development and corporate finance professional, actively supporting small cap and major companies in achieving corporate, financing, and asset monetization objectives. Mr. Yakatan began his career as a venture capital analyst with Ventana Growth Funds and Sureste Venture Management, where he gained significant experience in creating successful venture- backed life science and biotechnology companies. Prior to founding Katan Associates in 2001, Mr. Yakatan worked in merchant banking at Union Bank of California, N.A., in the Specialized Lending Media and Telecommunications Group. During his six years there, he completed the placement of subordinated debt and private equity investments, exceeding $3 billion in transaction value. Mr. Yakatan is recognized as an expert in the valuation of life sciences companies, stemming from industry experience and academia. He has authored several publications and lectured and guest lectured at corporate workshops and universities on valuation theory, real-world practice and case studies and consulted to several state and provincial governments worldwide on commercialization and capital access initiatives. Mr. Yakatan holds an MBA in Finance from the University of California, Irvine, and a BA in History and Public Affairs from the University of Denver.
The FitLife Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Yakatan, with his background more than two decades of experience in life sciences business development and corporate finance and academia, is qualified to be a member of the FitLife Board of Directors.
Mr. Ordal, age 58, has served as a director of the iSatori since April 16, 2012. Mr. Ordal is the President and founder of Applied Strategy, LLC, a private consulting company providing consulting and coaching services to chief executive officers and other executives around the world. Prior to founding Applied Strategy, LLC, Mr. Ordal served as Chief Executive Officer of Dore Achievement Centers from December 2002 until November 2004. Prior to joining Dore Achievement Centers, Mr. Ordal served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Classic Sports Companies from January 2001 until December 2002.
Prior to Classic Sport Companies, Mr. Ordal served as a Division President for Kinko’s where he had accountability for $500,000,000 in revenue, 300 stores, and 7,000 people. Mr. Ordal served as a member of the Board of Directors for Kinko’s Service Corporation from July 1992 until July 1997. He has also served on several non-profit board and boards of advisors. Mr. Ordal received his bachelors in psychology from Morehead State University and his MBA from Regis University.
The FitLife Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Ordal, due to his considerable experience with growing successful businesses, as well as his extensive knowledge and understanding of marketing and finance matters, is qualified to be a member of the FitLife Board of Directors.