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Granger Whitelaw
CEO and Director
Mr. Whitelaw has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since March, 2024. Prior to that, Mr. Whitelaw was appointed as a director of GoLogiq, Inc. effective March 15, 2022. Currently based in Vietnam, Mr. Whitelaw is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully built and advised many businesses in Media, Aviation, Racing, Entertainment, Software, Technology, Consumer Products, and Real Estate in the U.S and countries around the world. Mr. Whitelaw has raised over $3.4 Billion for independent projects over his career and completed many mergers, acquisitions, public offerings and private equity financings. Along with a strong background in Finance and Operations, Mr. Whitelaw’s core strengths are Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Mergers/Acquisitions, Governance and Corporate Development.
Lillian Mbeki
Lillian is the founder and CEO of Ellem Marketing &Communications and possesses over 18 years of experience in multinational corporations and multilateral organizations, including the World Bank, SNV Netherlands Development Organization, and GlaxoSmithKline. Her expertise lies in driving social impact through behavior change communication and innovative social enterprises. Lillian has successfully led initiatives that empower marginalized communities to contribute to a prosperous and inclusive society. Her strategic acumen is showcased through designing and implementing interventions that result in enduring positive behaviors and societal impact. With a proven track record in executing successful BCC campaigns, conducting market studies, and fostering partnerships, Lillian is a visionary leader capable of driving tangible results and sustainable growth. Her collaborative efforts have effectively bridged gaps between various stakeholders, making her an invaluable asset for any management team seeking a dynamic, impact-driven leader.
Deborah Leff
Deborah was appointed to the Board on August 31, 2020. Deborah has served as a Global Leader at IBM since October 2012 and most recently held the position of Global Industry CTO for Data Science and AI. Deborah was selected for appointment to the Board for her experience with successfully implementing artificial intelligence and machine learning projects to drive strategic outcomes. Deborah has worked with senior leaders of Fortune 1000 companies to gain critical insights from data to drive customer experience and optimize business operations. In addition, Deborah has built and run global sales teams and brings experience and expertise in sales management and sales execution. Deborah is also the Founder of Girls Who Solve, a STEM education program for high school girls that focuses on how data science and technology can solve a range of challenges in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Steve Pemberton
Director. Chief Human Resources Officer at Workhuman
Steve joined Workhuman in December of 2017 as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and works with HR leaders and senior management executives worldwide to help build inspiring workplaces where every employee feels recognized, respected, and appreciated for who they are and what they do. In 2015, he was appointed by United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Competitive Integrated Employment of People With Disabilities. A passionate human rights champion, Steve has made equality, access, and opportunity the foundation of his personal and professional life. In the USA Today best-selling memoir A Chance in the World, Steve chronicles his childhood journey as a bi-racial ward of the state and his decades-long quest to find his biological family. His next book, The Lighthouse Effect, will be published in the fall of 2021. His tireless advocacy for the disenfranchised has earned him numerous accolades, including honorary doctorates from Boston College, Providence College, and Winston-Salem State University, as well as the prestigious Horizon Award from the U.S. Congress, presented to private sector individuals who have expanded opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Boston College and serves on several nonprofit boards, including UCAN and Disability:IN, in addition to his own A Chance in the World Foundation, the non-profit he founded to help young people aging out of the foster care system.
Evan Sohn
Executive Chairman
Evan has served as our Chief Executive Officer since July 1, 2020, and our Chairman since April 2019. Evan has a history in high growth technology startups that have led to acquisitions, including Logix, Inc. (mobile computing) by IMS Health in 1999, Omnipod (instant messaging) by MessageLabs in 2006, MessageLabs (security) by Symantec in 2010, Global Bay (mobile) by Verifone in 2013 and Poynt (payments) by GoDaddy in 2020. Evan is the Co-founder and Vice President of the Sohn Conference Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to treating pediatric cancer and related childhood diseases, and has raised over $90 Million through a global hedge fund conference series. Evan holds seven patents in telecommunications, mobile education, medical instrumentation, and medical data capture. He is a graduate of the NYU Stern School of Business with a degree in Computer Information Systems and Management and is a regular contributor to CNBC.
Miles Jennings
Founder and CEO
Miles has served as our Chief Executive Officer since June 2, 2023. Before that, he served as Chief Operating Officer and other roles after founding the company, including as Chief Executive Officer of publicly-traded Truli Technologies, Inc., and its hiring platform development subsidiary, VocaWorks, Inc., before its merger with Miles is an advisor to the Impact Worktech accelerator and is a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Miles has contributed thought leadership on hiring, startup growth, education, and career development to Entrepreneur, TechCrunch, Forbes, WSJ, Inc., and many others. Earlier, he pioneered socially enabled websites and tools for the recruitment industry and created many of the industry's first and most significant social media groups, which now total over 3 million members. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, with a degree in philosophy.
Wallace Ruiz
Director. CFO Inuvo (NYSE:INUV)
Wallace was appointed to the Board on May 24, 2018. Wallace has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Inuvo, Inc. (NYSE: INUV), an advertising technology company based in Little Rock, AR, since June 2010. Wallace was selected for appointment to the Board for his experience with public companies and his accounting skills. Wallace is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. He is a graduate of St. John’s University with a degree in computer science and Columbia University with an MBA in finance and accounting.