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.
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.
Joshua S. Bauchner is a partner with the law firm of Ansell Grimm & Aaron, PC where he is Co-Chair of the Litigation Department, head of the Cannabis Law Practice Group, and a member of the Community Association Law and Bankruptcy practice groups.
In his capacity as head of the Cannabis Law Practice Group, Josh serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association Cannabis Law Committee, has spoken at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo at the Jacob Javits Center, and has presented CLE’s on cannabis at the NY State Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Food and Supplements, and the NORML Legal Conference, among other fora.
Mr. Bauchner has taught as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and was appointed by the Manhattan Borough President to serve on Manhattan Community Board 10, where he was Treasurer of the Board and Co-Chair of the Committee on Land Use. He also is President of the Wheaton College Alumni Association and serves on the College’s Board of Trustees. He also serves on the Boards of the New York Theater Ballet, Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance, and Harlem Wellness Center.
Immediately before joining the Firm, he was Deputy Director of the Legal Division at the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs and previously worked at a national litigation firm.
Mr. Bauchner received his B.A., cum laude, from Wheaton College and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Bauchner served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ursula Ungaro in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.