Dr. Jack Scott
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jack Scott has served as a director since September 1, 2014. Dr. Scott has a diverse technical and business background spanning more than 35 years that includes applied research, consulting, sales and sales management, executive positions, and ownership of a group of five recycling and manufacturing businesses, including one joint venture, through a holding company, Canadus Technologies, LLC. Dr. Scott is a founding member of Canadus Technologies, LLC since January 2001. Prior to his experience with Canadus Technologies, LLC, from February 1997 to January 2000 Dr. Scott was President and CEO of Encycle, Inc., a $300 million recycling subsidiary, owned by Asarco, Inc., with more than 1,000 employees. Prior to Encycle, Inc., Dr. Scott held various senior management positions with several other companies in the recycling and manufacturing industries.
Francis Knuettel II
Chairperson of the Board of Directors
Francis Knuettel II has served as a director since October 21, 2015. Mr. Knuettel has a diverse business background spanning close to 20 years as Chief Financial Officer at various public and private technology firms, including work in the electronic payments field. Mr. Knuettel is currently the CFO of NASDAQ listed Marathon Patent Group, Inc. Prior to Marathon, Mr. Knuettel served as Managing Director and CFO of Greyhound IP, which invests capital to cover costs of patent litigation enforcement, and was previously CFO of IP Commerce, a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform connecting electronic payment service providers and payment-enabled software applications. Mr. Knuettel also serves on the board of directors for Colorado Outward Bound School as the Chairman of its Audit Committee. He received an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BA in Economics from Tufts University.
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Director
John Devlin has served as a director and Chairman of the audit committee since October 31, 2011. From October 31, 2011 until June 19, 2014 he also served as our Secretary and Treasurer and as our Chief Financial Officer since August 31, 2015. From February 2009 to February 2015, Mr. Devlin served as a Director and Audit Committee Chairman of Hipcricket, Inc. (formerly Augme Technologies, Inc.), a publicly traded company specializing in mobile technology. Mr. Devlin has been in the investment and asset management business for over 33 years. From October 2008 to October 2011, he served as the Managing Director/Financial Consultant of the American Irish Historical Society (“AIHC”), responsible for managing day-to-day operations, administration and financial oversight of the AIHC and its Fifth Avenue Brownstone headquarters. From October 2003 to October 2008, Mr. Devlin was the Vice Chairman of McKim & Company LLC, a venture capital source firm for start-up companies in the $1 million to $20 million bracket, where he was responsible for providing strategic planning and direction. From 1986 to 2003, he was with J.P. Morgan Investment Management, where he started as a Fixed Income Trader, was later selected for a Special Overseas Assignment and later became a Senior Relationship Manager. Mr. Devlin was also the Committee Chairman for client portfolio guidelines, compliance and performance review for J.P. Morgan accounts with an asset size over $200 billion. Before retiring from J.P. Morgan Investment Management, he held various positions with U.S. Steel Corporation and the Carnegie Pension Fund between 1974 to 1986, where he was involved in directing investment activity of the U.S. Steel & Carnegie Pension Funds with an asset size of over $7 billion. Mr. Devlin received an MBA from Pace University and completed his undergraduate degree in Finance at Georgetown University.
Mr. Yunus has more than 15 years of experience in accounting, finance and investing and most recently, served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Nasdaq listed Payment Data Systems, Inc. from March 03, 2015 to December 30, 2016. He successfully led the company’s uplisting from the OTC Market to NASDAQ while managing its public reporting requirements including SEC filings, corporate governance and forecasting.
Prior to joining Payment Data, he was the Managing Director and Founder of W Energy Advisory LLC since January 2013, focused on advising clients on energy investments, joint venture transactions, project management and market research in North America for Asian investors. Before founding W Energy Advisory, from September 2010 to January 2013, he was the Lead Project Manager for Toyota Tsusho America, Inc., where in 2012 he originated and negotiated a $602 million joint venture between Toyota Tsusho Corporation (Japan) and Encana Corporation. Prior to his position at Toyota Tsusho America, Inc., he served as the Head of Tax and Special Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer of Shinsei Bank Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan from July 2004 to June 2010.
Mr. Yunus holds a B.S. in Accounting and Masters of Accounting (Tax specialization) degrees from the University of Florida.