Executive Officers and Directors:
Gary Nealon is the President of Usawa, a digital currency, designed to help make an impact on poverty in underdeveloped and developing countries. He is also the President of Nealon Solutions, a company offering strategic marketing consulting services designed to help you scale your eCommerce business, increase revenues, and maximize profits. ? Sidekicks.io Gary’s strengths in strategic planning, SEO, and social media have helped him build two multimillion-dollar businesses in two completely different niches, with RTA Cabinet Store landing on the Inc. 500|5000 list five consecutive years in a row for its explosive growth. Gary is the author of Notes to a Young Entrepreneur.
Mike Cline is a serial entrepreneur with businesses in tech and marketing that specialize in bridging technology with marketing expertise. In education, that provides unique educational experiences to high-achieving high school students interested in medicine and in the STEM topics. And in art, creating impact engagement art creations ranging from a giant PB&J sandwich for art festivals to global awareness pieces such as a sinking a WWII ship with a giant kraken sculpture as an artificial reef. At the core, Mike is a solution engineer, a puzzle solver and loves to wrestle with complex interesting problems that have a real-world impact.
Todd Tzeng has held executive roles in twelve startup/turnaround companies with nine exits that have generated over $2 billion in shareholder value. He co-founded Accupost Corporation that provided post-closing mortgage technology and services to 9 of the top 10 mortgage banks prior to its acquisition by TransUnion. He is presently the co-founder and CEO of Falcon Fulfillment, a fulfillment and logistics company in Utah.
Board of Directors:
Mamadou Toure is Chairman and CEO of Ubuntu Capital, a leading Investment and Advisory firm focused on designing and implementing integrated innovative investment solutions uplifting projects ecosystems. He was previously Managing Director with GE Africa. In this role, Mamadou led a regional Capital Markets (Sales and Project Finance) team across Sub-Saharan Africa supporting GE’s industrial business growth with sales’ funding and investment solutions.
His work included investment transactions, sector restructuring, advisory assignments in Power, Water and Telecommunications sector. He started his professional career with KPMG Audit France as an audit consultant. Over the last 15 years, he has worked on advisory assignments and various investment transactions in more than 26 African countries driving growth on the continent and leading a total value of transactions exceeding US$30 billion. After completing high school at Lycee Louis Le Grand in Paris, he graduated from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EDHEC Business School, in France) with a Master of Science in Management. He completed the Executive Training Program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government on Public Private Partnerships. Mamadou speaks 6 languages fluently (French, English, Spanish, German and two African languages) and loves Art, Philosophy, Music and History books. Mamadou was ranked among the top 100 most influential people in Africa in 2012 by New African Business Magazine. In 2013, BRICS Business Magazine identified him among to 25 Faces of the New Africa. In addition, in 2014, Mamadou was considered by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Men in Africa. In 2015 in Davos, he received a distinction as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is also Founder and Chairman of Africa 2.0 Foundation, an initiative-driven advocacy group that brings together emerging leaders representing African countries and the Diaspora, who share a common vision of the continent’s future (www.africa2point0.org).
Samit Gehlot is passionate about creating positive social & environmental impact businesses in Kenya. Through its various companies and partnerships, KG Group delivers healthcare to over 1000 people daily, developed over 10000 km’s of road network and created and managed two crucial wildlife corridors through development of Luxury Safari Camps, Finch Hattons and Mahali Mzuri with Sir Richard Branson. Family values in this multi-generational group of companies is the primary driver of growth.
With his caring attitude and focus on creating high impact, he has been able to understand the dynamics of his workforce and create an environment that has led to an 80% retention rate. Through mindfulness and personal development of teachers, KG Foundation focuses on creating better and fun learning environments for children. Through their work, 92% of teachers have reported improved communication in the 10 schools that are attached to the program and his believe is that this impact at grassroots, is its best way for empowerment of developing communities. Loves art and adventure and was invited to create the first company to promote East African Art – Circle Art Agency. A recent member of the Zeitz MOCAA Global Council – Africa’s first contemporary museum of modern Art.