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Attis Industries Inc (ATIS.OQ)

ATIS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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18 Oct 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Gregory Pilewicz

55 2018 President

Jeffrey Cosman

48 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christopher Diaz

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Maggie Arvedlund

2019 Director

David Rivers

2019 Director

Joseph Ardagna

56 2016 Independent Director

Thomas Cowee

61 2016 Independent Director

Jackson Davis

46 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. Gregory Pilewicz

Mr. J. Gregory Pilewicz is President of the Company. He combines over 16 years of experience in Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Technology and Financial Services senior management. During this time frame he held positions including President, CEO, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Vice President of Sales and a Member of the Board. From 2009 through October 2017, Mr. Pilewicz was the President of Esmark, Inc., a privately-held company, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Esmark Industrial Group. From 2006 to 2008, he was Senior Vice President for Esmark, Inc., a public company (NASDAQ: ESMK) involved in the manufacturing of steel as well as a steel service center. From December 2003 to December 2006, he was Vice President of Sales, for UnitedHealth Group, a public company (NYSE: UNH), and their financial services entity, Exante Financial Services, focusing on convergence of healthcare and financial services. From 1986 to 2003, he was Vice President of PNC Bank, NA with responsibilities that included being a Lending Officer, and Treasury Management Sales Manager. Mr. Pilewicz was also a member of the Board of Directors of Esmark, Inc., from 2009 to 2017. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.

Jeffrey Cosman

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Cosman is the Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective October 31, 2014. From 1993 through 1996.Mr. Cosman joined Attis Industries Inc. approximately four years ago, in connection with the Company’s acquisition of a multi-regional solid waste business, and oversaw the Company’s up-listing to the Nasdaq Capital Market. During this time, under Mr. Cosman’s leadership, the Company negotiated, financed and acquired six solid waste companies, acquiring Meridian Waste Services, Christian Disposal, Eagle Ridge Landfill and Hauling and Container First Services, resulting in a vertically integrated solid waste company with over $55 Million in revenue, which was later acquired in April 2018 by Warren Equity Partners. In addition, during this time the Company entered into multiple strategic transactions in the technology, healthcare and sustainable energy plastics industries. Prior to serving as the CEO of the Company, Mr. Cosman founded a mobile application (“app”) company and, in 2012, acquired a warehousing telecommunications company. Mr. Cosman earned his B.S. in Banking Finance and Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi in 1992, as a Varsity Letterman in baseball. Following a professional baseball career with the New York Mets organization, Mr. Cosman received a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi degree in 1996.

Christopher Diaz

Mr. Christopher Diaz is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He brings 27 years of experience, including more than nine years’ experience in the waste industry. Previously, Mr. Diaz was the Corporate Controller for Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., a publicly-traded environmental services company, from 2008 to 2017. He has also held financial reporting and auditing positions, with Skinner Nurseries, Inc., where he served as Controller from 2000 to 2008, and CSX Transportation, where he was a Manager, Financial Reporting from 1998 to 2002 and Senior Internal Auditor from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Diaz began his career as an auditor with the national accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, where he worked from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Diaz holds an MBA and bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida. He is a certified public accountant.

Maggie Arvedlund

Ms. Maggie Arvedlund is Director of the Company. Ms. Arvedlund is CEO and Managing Partner of Turning Rock Partners ("Turning Rock"), a New York-based principal investment firm. Turning Rock seeks to make long-term investments in debt and equity securities of North American small and mid-capitalization businesses. The firm emphasizes return of principal and inherent cash flow throughout portfolio construction and employs time-tested credit and equity research, while performing deep dive analytics on each potential investment through a combination of financial, operational, and qualitative analysis. Prior to founding Turning Rock, Ms. Arvedlund was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group ("Fortress"). While at Fortress, Ms. Arvedlund was responsible for private equity and debt investments for the Fortress Partners Fund, a multi-strategy vehicle which invested across asset classes and capital structures. Ms. Arvedlund served on the Investment Committee of Fortress from 2010-2015 and allocated capital across the alternative landscape including hedged equity, private equity, real estate, distressed and other hard assets. Prior to joining Fortress, Ms. Arvedlund worked at Hall Capital Partners where she held roles in the portfolio management and research divisions. She has also held a number of senior operating roles in several privately held businesses. Ms. Arvedlund received a BS with Honors from Vanderbilt University in Economics and an MBA in Finance from NYU's Stern School of Business. Ms. Arvedlund serves on several non-profit boards including Summer Search New York City and is a founding member of the NYU Stern Private Equity Advisory Board.

David Rivers

Dr. David E. Rivers is Director of the Company. Dr. Rivers received his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Affairs from Georgia State University and his Master of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Administration from Georgia State University, where he has completed course work for the Ph.D. in Political Science. He is also a graduate of the National Urban Fellows Program in Public Administration from Yale University. He is a graduate of the Riley Institute Diversity Leadership Program at Furman University and received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Allen University. In addition, Dr. Rivers served three years in the U.S. Army. Dr. Rivers serves as Board Chairman of the National Urban Fellows in New York, NY. He also serves as Chairman of the James E. Clyburn Research and Scholarship Foundation. He is also President of the Jonathan Green Foundation. Dr. Rivers is Vice Chairman of the Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Corporation.

Joseph Ardagna

Mr. Joseph F. Ardagna is the Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ardagna brings 30 years of experience of managing businesses in the restaurant industry. Mr. Ardagna is currently an owner/operator of Peace, Love and Pizza, a chain of pizza restaurants in Atlanta, founded in December 2012. Mr. Ardagna is responsible for all aspects of the business including overseeing the operation of four pizza restaurants and the construction of a new store scheduled to open in February 2017. Prior to that, from 1990 until 2012, Mr. Ardagna owned and operated Taco Mac Restaurants, a 28-restaurant chain in Atlanta and the Carolinas having approximately $90 million in yearly sales at such time, as one of the two founding partners responsible for managing the business, where he oversaw all aspects of the business, including finance, legal, compensation, site selection, design and development, licensing and brand development. Mr. Ardagna sold a majority of his interest in Taco Mac Restaurants to a private equity group in 2012, but currently still sits on its board of directors. In 2013, Mr. Ardagna started a new venture in the restaurant industry in Atlanta and currently oversees the operation of four pizza restaurants and the construction of a new store scheduled to open in February 2017. Mr. Ardagna has an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in 1984 and serves on the Board of Trustees at the New Hampton School in New Hampshire. Mr. Ardagna is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because his extensive business experience.

Thomas Cowee

Mr. Thomas J. Cowee is the Independent Director of the Company. Thomas J. Cowee, age 61, has 38 years of experience in the environmental industry, including 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer. After retiring from Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd in December 2012, Mr. Cowee began serving as a board director for companies and is currently serving as a director for Enviro Group, LLC and STC Investors, LLC, both privately owned environmental companies, positions he has held since 2015. Enviro Group, LLC is a hazardous trucking and transfer company, and STC Investors, LLC is primarily a refinery services and trucking company. Previously Mr. Cowee served as a director on the board of Rizzo Group, LLC, a privately owned solid waste collection, transfer and recycling business from 2014 to 2016, until sold. Mr. Cowee was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd, from 2005 to 2012. Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd, was a publicly traded solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and landfill business, with operations in the United States and Canada. Mr. Cowee joined IESI Corporation in 1997 as its Chief Financial Officer and in 2000 was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until IESI Corporation was acquired by Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd in 2005. From 1995 to 1997, he was Assistant Corporate Controller of USA Waste Services, Inc., and from 1979 to 1995 he held various field accounting positions with Waste Management Inc. Mr. Cowee has a B.Sc. in accounting from The Ohio State University. Mr. Cowee is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in the environmental and waste industry, including serving as a director.

Jackson Davis

Mr. Jackson W. Davis, Jr. is the Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Davis has more than 20 years of experience in technology and technology leadership, previously holding roles with software development companies providing mobile infrastructure management and wholesale financing solutions. Mr. Davis holds a BSBA in Decision Science with concentration in Management Information Systems from East Carolina University and has extensive experience in guiding organizational business strategy to propel improvement and maximum impact, while focusing on cost-efficiency and productivity. He is currently Director of Financial and Business Services Applications for Cox Enterprises a leading communications, media, and automotive services company with revenues of $18 billion. Prior to Joining Cox Enterprises in July of 2016; Mr. Davis held various roles at Cox Communications, most recently being Director of Corporate Business Systems, from August 2002 through July 2016. Mr. Davis is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in the fields of technology and infrastructure management.

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