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Hank Holzapfel   Email Hank

 

Hank has over 30 years of operating, executive management, and consulting experience. Prior to joining PBS, Mr. Holzapfel spent 27 years in various senior positions with Owens-Illinois, Inc., a global packaging and Fortune 200 company. He has extensive senior management experience serving in general management and executive positions within all divisions of Owens-Illinois. These included Vice President roles for its Glass Container Division (marketing, new product development, sales and sales service administration, and industry managers), Label and Carrier Divisions (general manager), Closure and Specialty Divisions (VP sales & marketing). He has acted as a change agent in reengineering businesses resulting in improved operations and profitability and has grown businesses through creative new product development, acquisitions, strong strategies, and new customer acquisition. His proven leadership abilities have been instrumental in developing and managing numerous successful, results-focused businesses. Hank earned a BBA from Ohio University and an MBA from Bowling Green State University and has served on numerous associations and boards.

 
Mike Riley   Email Mike
 

Mike has more than 22 years of domestic and international experience as a General Manager and Senior Marketing Executive with The Clorox Company. Mike's leadership enabled his teams to develop and execute numerous highly successful business unit strategies including more than quadrupling sales of a key business unit, advancing it from # 7 in US retail sales to #1. As Vice President - Marketing, International, he was responsible for driving Clorox products to category leadership throughout Latin America and building marketing infrastructures to support expansion into new countries producing a ten-fold increase in sales. Mike led market valuation and business development teams to build critical mass and market stability throughout Latin America. He holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing and an MA in International Relations from the University of Southern California as well as a BA from Rutgers University.

 


Associates
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CRAIG GASS  
Legal Counsel - General Corporate, Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions
Craig serves as the Pragmatic Business Solutions General Counsel as well as providing legal counsel to a select group of San Francisco Bay Area firms. Most recently, he served as Assistant General Counsel for Bank of America and as General Counsel / Vice President for BA Merchant Services, a NYSE listed company. Craig has an extensive background as General Counsel for publicly traded and privately held companies, coupled with a broad background, in banking, finance, corporate, securities and commercial law, among other matters. He holds a M.B.A. degree from the University of Oregon at Eugene, a J.D. degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon and a B.A. degree from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington.  
   
IRA MADNICK
Vice President – General Manager – Global Operations – Business Operating Improvements
 
  Ira has participated in numerous successful turnaround assignments and has over 20 years experience in Operations Management with P&L responsibility. Most recently he managed Global Operations for Kagoor Networks, which was acquired by Juniper Networks. Previously he served as Vice President and General Manager for the EMS Division of Elexus International; acquired by Samina Corporation. Mr. Madnick also served as Director of Operations for AMP Packaging Hayward Group; acquired by Tyco. Mr. Madnick holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance and a Masters in Business Management and additionally has participated in The Turnaround Management Associations and the Advisory Board of the Industrial Engineering School, CSU Hayward.  
   
MARK MICKELSON
Vice President and COO - Strategy and Business Development - Technology Products
 
  Mark offers a consistent pattern of creative and comprehensive general business management that has led to successes within the domestic and international IT Sales and Marketing functions. Recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Silicon Valley Bank's VentureLink, Inc. Immediately prior, he was the Vice President, General Manager for the Open Systems Business Unit of Hitachi Data Systems and Director - Strategic Programs for Hitachi, where he gained extensive depth and credentials in the international arena. His early career includes executive level management and troubleshooting positions with Honeywell Information Systems, Inc. Mark holds a B.A. degree in Economics, University of Washington.  
     
PAUL OGORZELEC
Executive Vice President - Financial Controller, Strategy and Execution - Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestures
 
  Paul brings an in-depth knowledge of public and private financial matters in the banking and financial services industries, extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures and in interacting with the SEC, Financial Accounting Standards Board and banking regulators. Recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Financial Controller at BankAmerica Corporation's San Francisco headquarters. At Bank America he also held the positions of Senior Vice President and Deputy Financial Controller. His career started at Arthur Andersen & Company where he rose from the position of Staff Accountant to Partner for twelve years. Paul is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a M.B.A. degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and a B.S. degree in Accounting from St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana.  
   
JOHN STALLCUP
Senior Marketing Director -Strategy and Business Development - Wine & Beverages
 
  John Stallcup has over 20 years of successful experience as a senior marketer with focus on the Wine (The Wine Group) and Beverage (Crystal Geyser and McKesson Corp.) industries building brand equity. John has a demonstrated ability to quickly recognize hidden value in existing brands (Franzia, Corbett Canyon), develop and launch successful new products (Foxhorn) and reposition existing brands (Tejava, Crystal Geyser). John is known for maximizing the impact of marketing budgets by leveraging brand equity across channels, focusing the marketing mix on high leverage components, as well as efficiently selecting and managing marketing vendors. He has an MA in Human Behavior from United States International University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Northern Arizona University.