Board of Directors
Bobby Yampolsky’s story is the definition of the American dream, immigrating from Ukraine: starting with a family owned and operated business that spans two generations. Established in 1986, the family-owned company, with his vision East Coast Jewelry evolved into ECJ Luxe in 2015 expanding to multiple locations throughout southern Florida. ECJ Luxe provides its affluent global clientele a luxury shopping destination that specializes in an array of ultra exclusive items including everything from high end time pieces, jewelry and diamonds, to exotic cars and yachts.
At the young age of 19, Mr. Yampolsky opened East Coast Jewelry on Worth Ave. in West Palm Beach, one of the most prominent locations in the United States jumpstarting his career as a serial entrepreneur and international real estate investor. Following his success in the jewelry business, Mr. Yampolsky went on to own and operate multiple businesses and build an international real estate portfolio including the purchase of a three-story building that is a staple and an icon in the city of Delray Beach, Florida.
In addition to his jewelry enterprise, restaurant, nightclub, and real estate investments, Bobby self funded Ceed2Med where he is CEO and Co-Founder. Ceed2Med is a hemp and hemp-derivative supply sourcing, production, distribution, and development company that secures production of industrial hemp biomass and raw ingredients that invests in developing supply chain partners and distribution channels worldwide. Ceed2Med is currently the largest shareholder of Exactus Inc.
Bobby Yampolsky is a well-respected member of the southern Florida community and recognized for his generous contributions to many organizations.
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.
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 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.
Kenneth E. Puzder
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Kenneth E. Puzder serves as Chief Financial Officer of C2M. In addition, from December of 2014 to the present, he has served as the co-founder, Managing Member, and CFO of the Lukens Group, LLC, a behavioral therapy firm that focuses on a variety of behavioral struggles including alcoholism, drug abuse, depression and anxiety with a special emphasis on PTSD. Previously, from January of 2007 to December of 2017, Mr. Puzder was president of his own consulting firm, Kenneth E. Puzder Consulting. As a seasoned financial executive, Mr. Puzder specialized in debtor side representations in financial leadership, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and turnaround, and personal and partnership tax returns. From July of 2003 through December of 2006, he served in various positions with the Arby’s Restaurant Group (“ARG”) family of companies, including as Chief Financial Officer of AFA Service Corporation (a sister company to ARG), VP for Accounting and Finance or Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., and Regional Controller or RTM, Inc. (a subsidiary of ARG). From August of 2000 through April of 2003, Mr. Puzder was with Panera Bread Company. From January of 1999 through August of 2000, he served as Vice President and Secretary of the Linder Funds, a series of mutual funds. Prior to serving that position, from March of 1998 through August of 2000, he was Financial Operations Principal and Assistant Secretary of Lindner Asset Management, the asset management firm for the Linder Funds. From February of 1996 until March of 1998, he was an audit manager with KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP, a Big 4 accounting firm. From June of 1990 through February of 1996, Mr. Puzder was with Mills Group, Inc., serving as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Mills Group, Inc. from July 1991 to February 1996.
Mr. Puzder holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Missouri.
Justin A. Viles
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.
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.