Philip J. Young
CEO and Director, Interim CFO
Philip J. Young was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer in March 2016. He was previously appointed as a member of the Board of Directors on February 29, 2016. Mr. Young was a Founder of Exactus BioSolutions and served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. He has served as a Director and Executive Officer for public and private companies for the past 20 years where he has created significant shareholder value, built integrated commercial operations and directed successful M&A transactions. From October 2011 through December 2014, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director for AmpliPhi Biosciences, a global biopharmaceutical company, where he completed a transformational restructuring, collaborations and financings. He was the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Osteologix, Inc. from April 2007 – March 2011, where he established corporate offices in Ireland after successfully completing a global divestiture of its lead program. Prior to joining Osteologix, Mr. Young served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Insmed Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company where he directed all financing, commercial and corporate communications activities. Prior to Insmed Inc., Mr. Young held executive positions at Élan, Neurex, and Pharmacia Corporations. Mr. Young started his management career in the biopharmaceutical industry at Genentech Inc. where he was responsible for their cardiovascular and endocrine product launches sales and marketing.
Emiliano Aloi is our newly appointed President and has served as a member of our Advisory Board since January 9, 2019. 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 2013 to 2012 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 2011 to 2009.
Chief Strategy Officer
Andrew L. Johnson is our newly-appointed Chief Strategy Officer and has been working with the company since January 2019 in an investor relations role. From November 2014 to November 2018, he served as Director of Investor Relations at ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC), an integrated, global nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age. While at the company Mr. Johnson was instrumental in establishing an investor relations platform including, but not limited, to composing and disseminating corporate messaging, press releases, quarterly earnings, conference call transcripts, shareholder update letters, and marketing materials. Prior to joining ChromaDex, he held the role of Director of Outreach at Alliance Advisors, a third-party investor relations consulting firm from April 2014 to July 2014, where Mr. Johnson worked with various C-level management teams of small and micro-cap companies to increase investor awareness through the facilitation and attendance of non-deal roadshows, investment conferences, group meetings, and one-on-one meetings with institutional investors. From September 2011 to January 2013 he worked at Sidoti & Company, an institutional equity research firm, where sat on the sales desk. During his time the firm, he built relationships, presented investment ideas, and provided equity research, including corporate access to over 750 small and mid-cap companies. Mr. Johnson has over 10 years of experience communicating with investors and has held the Series 3, 7, and 63 licenses in the past. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University.