The Right Leadership
David M. Lonsdale
David M. Lonsdale
Mr. Lonsdale is President and CEO of The Lonsdale Group, a boutique finance and advisory firm investing in small cap public and private companies.
Previously he was for ten years the President of Allegiance Capital Corporation, a private investment bank focusing on mergers and acquisitions, with offices in Dallas, New York, and Chicago. Mr. Lonsdale has successfully built and sold three venture-funded information technology companies, including selling one of them to Microsoft. Earlier in his career, he managed corporate divisions of McDonnell Douglas/Boeing and Dun & Bradstreet/A C Nielsen.
He obtained his MBA in Finance & Marketing from Cornell University and his B.Sc. in Physics & Mathematics from the University of Leeds in the U.K.
Carl Germano, CNS, CDN is a NY Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Vice President for Verdant Oasis. He holds a masters degree in clinical nutrition from New York University and has over 35 years experience as VP of product development for several of the largest vitamin supplement companies in the trade.
He previously served as Chief Science Officer for Inergetics, Inc., Vice President of Product Development & Research for Solgar Vitamin & Herb Company, Nutratech, and Country Life Vitamins and as a consultant for Ajinomoto and Bluebonnet Nutrition. In addition, he has been instrumental in bringing cutting-edge nutritional materials and finished product formulations to a variety of markets including dietary supplements, medical foods, and functional beverages.
John Costello has over 30 years of experience in consumer products and services, retail and technology. The first half of his career was spent in classic management jobs, with the second half helping companies drive innovation and navigate high change environments, from startups to $70 billion companies.
He was one of the early leaders of omni-channel marketing and retailing to leverage the synergies between retail stores, catalogs, DR TV, the Internet and eCommerce to drive total sales and profit and is considered a leader in the digital transformation of marketing and retail.
John currently serves as CEO of Costello Ventures/Bottom Line Branding since retiring as President - Global Marketing and Innovation of Dunkin' Brands (the parent company of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins), where he was part of the senior leadership team during its successful 2011 IPO. He previously served as Executive Vice President of The Home Depot, Chief Global Marketing Officer of Yahoo, Senior VP of Pepsi-Cola USA, CEO of MVP.com and President of Nielsen Marketing Research US. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and rose to lead all advertising and marketing for P&G’s Beauty Care Division. Costello been recognized as one of most influential and innovative executives by numerous organizations, one of the Top 10 Merchants by DSN Retailing Today and was elected to both the Chief Marketing Officer Hall of Fame and Retail Advertising Hall of Fame. He has significant governance experience, serving as a current or past Director of Ace Hardware, The Quaker Oats Company, The Bombay Company, American Film Institute, Ring, Inc. (which was acquired by Amazon), GroundTruth, Inc. and Yellowstone Forever, and as an Advisor to Untuckit, WinView Games and Linkwell Health. Costello is also past Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association, the Association of National Advertisers and the Advertising Council.