Board of Directors

Julian Pittam

Chairman of the Board

Julian started his career at Bankers Trust in sales and trading. He spent three years in Hong Kong and Singapore with Bankers Trust before returning to London to work for Lehman Brothers in 1999. After leaving Lehman in 2005 Julian became Partner and Managing Director of Data Explorers where he grew the business exponentially in six years until it was sold to Markit. Mr. Pittam then became Head of EMEA for ENSO Financial until 2016 when it was sold. Julian has since held Non-Executive Director roles at numerous companies and is an early stage investor in companies that can demonstrate a great idea but lack finance or business experience.

Daniel Alberttis

Chief Operating Officer and Director

Daniel Alberttis is currently a Managing Director at The Kannico Agency, a global advisory firm focused on the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors based in Delray Beach, Fl. Mr. Alberttis, a member of the firm's executive team, directs the Strategic Philanthropy division and manages client engagements consisting of Corporations, High Net Worth Families and Private Foundations. Previously, he held various management roles over the course of 13 years for some of the nation's largest financial institutions with the last 6 as a senior banker at JP Morgan Chase. He has advised and managed assets for hundreds of small and mid-sized businesses and has served in several C-level positions as a trusted consultant. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Lynn University and an M.B.A from Florida Atlantic University.

Emiliano Aloi

Interim CEO and Director

Prior to joining Exactus Inc., Mr. Aloi co-founded Ceed2Med, LLC (“C2M”) in 2014 a global sourcing and distribution platform for industrial hemp and industrial hemp-derived products. From January, 2017 to November, 2017, Mr. Aloi served as Vice President and Director of Strategic Development for GenCanna Global, Inc., where he initiated a go-to-strategy, recruited the commercial leadership team, developed compliance, executed product launches, and advanced manufacturing in European markets. In 2016 Mr. Aloi achieved the first country-wide agricultural permit for flower cultivation in Uruguay. In addition, Mr. Aloi co-sponsored research programs for Stevia and Aloe Vera extraction methods from 2012 to 2013 and participated in the insertion of Chia as a novel crop in Paraguay in 2011 in a program later merged into Cargill. Mr. Aloi also co-developed the agricultural solid biofuels program for Camargo Correas Cement company, a Loma Negra subsidiary from 2009 to 2011.

Derek Du Chesne

President, Chief Growth Officer and Director

Prior Derek was the CEO/Co-Founder of Healing Ventures, a marketing & supply chain firm that helped bring several leading  CBD companies to market. He is a thought leader who has played a substantial role in the emerging hemp industry. Mr. Du Chesne is a brand management professional who has a proven track record of integrated marketing strategy, through concept, development, and launch, building iconic brands by orchestrating successful campaign deployment on both a global and regional scale.

John Price

Independent Director

John Price currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of SCWorx Corp., a publicly-traded provider of data normalization, application interoperability and big data analytics within the healthcare provider market. Mr. Price has been the CFO of SCWorx Corp. (f/k/a Alliance MMA, Inc.) since August 2016. Previously, Mr. Price was Chief Financial Officer of MusclePharm Corporation, a publicly-traded nutritional supplement company. Prior to joining MusclePharm in 2013, Mr. Price served as Vice President of Finance – North America at Opera Software, a Norwegian public company focused on digital advertising. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of GCT Semiconductor. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Price served in various roles at Tessera Technologies, including VP of Finance & Corporate Controller. Prior to Tessera Technologies, Mr. Price served various roles at Ernst &Young LLP. Mr. Price served nearly three years in the San Jose, California office and nearly five years in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office of Ernst & Young. Mr. Price has been a certified public accountant (currently inactive) since 2000 and attended Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting.

Justin A. Viles

Independent Director

Justin A. Viles is the Chief Innovation Officer of Rokt, a leading e-commerce marketing technology company he founded in March of 2010. Prior to serving as Chief Innovation Officer, Mr. Viles served as CEO of Rokt from March of 2010 until January of 2013. From February of 2003 until March of 2009, he was Head of Content Acquisition for Australia and New Zealand at Google / YouTube. Mr. Viles studied tourism at Southern Cross University.

Larry Wert

Independent Director

Since Tribune was acquired in September 2019, Larry has been working in the Healthcare, Spirits, and Media industries. Prior to his time as President of Tribune Broadcast media, Larry was the President and General Manager of WMAQ-TV, an NBC owned and operated station. Prior, he was President of The LOOP AM/FM, where he helped build Evergreen Media into the nation’s #2 largest radio Group, which was acquired by Clear Channel in 1998. He holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.