Board of Directors
Dayton Judd, Chairman of the Board
Dayton Judd has served as a director of the Company since June 2017, is currently the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, and began serving as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer on February 18, 2018. Mr. Judd is the founder and Managing Partner of Sudbury Capital Management (“Sudbury”). 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 M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School in 2000, where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr. Judd is a Certified Public Accountant.
Lewis Jaffe has served as a director of the Company since 2010 and served as the Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors from July 2011 to October 2017. Mr. Jaffe became a partner at CEO Coaching International as of January 2021 and continues his role as a Clinical Professor in the school of Entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University, a position he has held since the fall of 2014, where he was awarded Professor of the Year in 2016. He was Chief Executive Officer of Movio, a high-speed, mobile movie and content downloading service and application, prior to its sale. Prior to Movio, 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 and holds a Bachelor of Science from LaSalle University. Mr. Jaffe also served on the Board of Directors of Benihana, Inc. as its lead independent director from 2004 to 2012. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Reed’s Inc. (NYSE: REED) and Yorktel, a privately held telecommunications company.
Grant Dawson has served as a director of the Company since November 2013 and is currently a Portfolio Manager of Fixed Income Investments for Polar Asset Management Partners (“Polar”), where he has worked since 2014. Mr. Dawson brings more than 20 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 Dominion 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 Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Additionally, Mr. Dawson is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the ICD.D designation.
Seth Yakatan has served as a director of the Company since September 2015, as Vice President of Business Development for Invion, Ltd. (ASX: IVX) since August 2012, and as a Partner of Katan Associates, Inc., a corporate strategy and finance advisory group, since April 2001. Prior to joining the Company’s Board of Directors, Mr. Yakatan served as a director for iSatori, Inc. from September 2014 until the completion of the Company’s acquisition of iSatori. Prior to founding Katan Associates, Inc. in 2001, Mr. Yakatan worked in merchant banking at the Union Bank of California, N.A. in the Specialized Lending Media and Telecommunications Group, and as a venture capital analyst with Ventana Growth Funds and Sureste Venture Management. Mr. Yakatan holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Public Affairs from the University of Denver.
Todd Ordal has served as a director of the Company since September 2015 and is the President and founder of Applied Strategy, LLC, a private consulting company founded in 2003 that provides consulting and coaching services to chief executive officers and other executives around the world. Prior to joining the Company’s Board of Directors, Mr. Ordal served as a director for iSatori, Inc. from April 2012 until the completion of the Company’s acquisition of iSatori. Before founding Applied Strategy, LLC, Mr. Ordal served as Chief Executive Officer of Dore Achievement Centers from December 2002 until November 2004, and 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 Service Corporation, where he had accountability for $500 million in revenue, 300 stores and 7,000 people, and as a member of the Board of Directors for Kinko’s from July 1992 until July 1997. He has also served on several non-profit boards and boards of advisors. Mr. Ordal received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Morehead State University and his M.B.A. from Regis University.