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Management Team

Rani R. Kohen Founder and Executive Chairman

Rani R. Kohen is a renowned businessman, entrepreneur and the founder of Sky Technologies – currently serving as the Executive Chairman of the board, a role Mr. Kohen has held since 2016. He brings strategic acumen with over 20 years of experience in business, as well as in advanced smart home technologies, product design, lighting, and other related businesses. Since founding the Company, he has succeeded in attracting and engaging accomplished board members, talented management and leading executives from various industries.

John P. Campi Co-Chief Executive Officer

John P. Campi has served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer since September 2023, served as the Chief Executive Officer since November 2014, and served as the Chief Financial Officer from November 2014 through December 31, 2021. Mr. Campi founded Genesis Management, LLC in 2009, and retired in 2014 upon joining SKYX Platforms Corp. Mr. Campi has extensive experience in the field of cost management, is recognized as a founder of the strategic cost-management discipline known as Activity-Based Cost Management and has extensive experience in the field of supply chain management. From December 2007 to December 2008, Mr. Campi served as the Chief Procurement Officer and an Executive Vice President for Chrysler, where he was responsible for all worldwide purchasing and supplier quality activities.

From September 2003 to January 2007, Mr. Campi served as the Senior Vice President of Sourcing and Vendor Management for The Home Depot, Inc., where he led the drive for standardization and optimization of The Home Depot, Inc.’s global supply chain. From April 2002 to September 2003, Mr. Campi served as the Chief Procurement Officer and Vice President for DuPont Global Sourcing and Logistics. Prior to 2002, Mr. Campi led the Global Sourcing activities for GE Power Energy and held a variety of positions with Federal Mogul, Parker-Hannifin Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Campi previously served on the board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and has been appointed an Emeriti Trustee. Mr. Campi also has served as a member of the advisory board of directors for three startup companies and has served as a Member of the Financial Executives Institute and the Institute of Management Accountants. Mr. Campi received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Leonard J. Sokolow Co-Chief Executive Officer

Leonard J. Sokolow has served as the Company’s Co-Chief Executive Officer since September 2023, and as a director of the Company since November 2015. Mr. Sokolow served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Newbridge Financial, Inc. since January 2015 to September 2023. Mr. Sokolow served as Chairman of its broker-dealer subsidiary, Newbridge Securities Corporation, from January 2015 through July 2022. From July 2022 to September 2023, Mr. Sokolow was Chief Executive Officer of Newbridge Securities Corporation, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Newbridge Financial, Inc.’s registered investment adviser subsidiary, Newbridge Financial Services Group, Inc. Mr. Sokolow previously served in a variety of roles at vFinance, Inc., a publicly traded financial services company, including as Chairman of the board of directors from January 2007, a member of the board of directors from November 1997 and Chief Executive Officer from November 1999 through July 2008, when it merged into National Holdings Corporation, a publicly traded financial services company. Mr. Sokolow also served as President of vFinance, Inc. from January 2001 through December 2006. From July 2008 until July 2012, Mr. Sokolow was President of National Holdings Corporation, and from July 2008 until July 2014, he was Vice Chairman of the board of directors of National Holdings Corporation. From July 2012 until December 2014, Mr. Sokolow was a consultant and partner at Caribou LLC, a strategic advisory services firm. Mr. Sokolow was Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas Growth Fund Inc., a closed-end management investment company, from 1994 to 1998. From 1988 until 1993, Mr. Sokolow was an Executive Vice President and the General Counsel of Applica Inc., a publicly traded consumer appliance manufacturing, marketing and distribution company. From 1982 until 1988, Mr. Sokolow practiced corporate, securities and tax law and was one of the founding attorneys and a partner of an international boutique law firm. From 1980 until 1982, he worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Ernst & Young and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mr. Sokolow has served on the board of directors of Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq: CWCO), a developer and operator of advanced water supply and treatment plants and water distribution systems, since June 2006, where he currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominations and Corporate Governance Committee. In addition, Mr. Sokolow has served on the board of directors of Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative treatments for adult patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, since June 2020, where he currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and on the board of directors of Agrify Corporation (Nasdaq: AGFY), a developer of precision hardware and software grow solutions for the indoor agriculture marketplace, as well as providing associated consulting, engineering, and construction services, since December 2021, where he currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Sokolow previously served on the board of directors of, and as Chairman of the Audit Committee for, Marquee Energy Ltd. (formerly Alberta Oilsands Inc.) (then TSXV: MQX), an energy company.

Steven M. Schmidt President

Steven M. Schmidt brings 30+ years of executive experience at firms such as Office Depot and ACNielsen to his role as President of Sky Technologies. In May 2017, Mr. Schmidt formed Schmidt Family Investments LLC, which invests in early stage companies. Mr. Schmidt previously served in a variety of roles at Office Depot, Inc. from July 2007 through May 2016, including as Executive Vice President and President, International from November 2011 to May 2016, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and New Business Development from July 2011 until November 2011 and President, North American Business Solutions from July 2007 until November 2011. Prior to joining Office Depot, Inc., Mr. Schmidt spent 11 years with the ACNielsen Corporation, most recently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining ACNielsen, Mr. Schmidt spent eight years at the Pillsbury Food Company, serving as President of its Canadian and Southeast Asian operations. He has also held management positions at PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble.

David Pamer President Wholesale & Retail Channels

David Pamer joined the Company as President of Wholesale & Retail Channels on July 1, 2023.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pamer spent 25 years with Kichler. During his tenure, he held several positions including Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Executive Vice President, Sales. Subsequent to Kichler being acquired in 2018, Pamer joined Elk Home as its Chief Executive Officer and during his tenure led the company through the COVID pandemic business climate while simultaneously furthering the development and execution of a transformational business strategy.

Marc-Andre Boisseau Chief Financial Officer

Marc-Andre Boisseau serves as Chief Financial Officer and as principal financial officer and principal accounting officer since January 1, 2022. Mr. Boisseau is a partner of Boisseau, Felicione & Associates Inc., which provides assurance, advisory and tax services for public and private companies in a variety of industries and which he founded in February 2002. Among other things, Mr. Boisseau served at Citrix Systems, Inc., a publicly-traded software development company, as Corporate Controller from 1995 to December 1999 and as Principal Accounting Officer from March 1997 to December 1999, and as a senior auditor at Ernst & Young. Mr. Boisseau is a certified public accountant.

Patricia Barron Chief Operations Officer

Patricia Barron has served as Chief Operations Officer since June 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Barron was the President and owner of LTG Services, Inc., a company focused on safety consulting services, specializing in the review and compliance of electrical products requiring UL, CSA, and CE certifications, since 1989. Prior to that, Ms. Barron worked as a consultant and engineer in the lighting, safety and approval industry and, from June 1977 to August 1984, worked as an engineering assistant for Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (n/k/a UL) in the ceiling fan category. Ms. Barron received her MBA from Georgia State University.

Rob Powell Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel

Rob Powell has served as General Counsel since June 1, 2022 and Chief Compliance Officer since April 1, 2023.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Powell was counsel with Thompson Hine LLP, where he practiced corporate law with a focus on capital markets, public company compliance and reporting and commercial contracts.  Mr. Powell began representing the Company in 2012, while at Thompson Hine LLP.  Prior to practicing law, Mr. Powell was a senior manager at KPMG Consulting, where he worked as a finance and information systems engineer for for manufacturing and technology companies.

Eliran Ben-Zikri Chief Technology Officer and GM of Sky’s Israeli Office

Eliran Ben-Zikri joined the Company in 2019 as Chief Technology Officer and GM of Sky’s Israeli Office. He served in one of the most elite computer units of the Israeli Defense Force and has over 10 years of experience in the technology and cloud technology industry, previously holding senior positions in leading Israeli tech companies, including eToro and SimilarWeb. He has a vast experience in the Internet of Things, data collection, data processing, analytics, security, cloud, and production.

Mark Earley Chair, Safety Advisory Board

World leading electrical engineer and former head of the NEC for 35 years. Joined Sky in 2019 to lead the Global Code team. Mr. Earley remains a leading member in several global codes standards organizations.

Amy Cronin Executive Director Codes and Standards

Ms. Cronin is a former NFPA (NEC) Executive Leader, managing the Department of Codes and Standards, and she was responsible for more than 300 code decisions including the NEC (National Electrical Codes).

Michael Perrillo Vice President Global Sales

Michael Perrillo is the former Chief Executive Officer of Design Solutions International. He joined the Company as a full-time consultant to enhance and expand our sales objectives, particularly toward construction/home builders, hotels and other sales channels that we are targeting.

Jonathan Globerson Vice President Design and Marketing

In 2016, Jonathan Globerson, Vice President Design and Marketing, joined the Company. He served in the most elite counter terrorism unit in the Israeli Defense Force (Sayeret Matkal) as head of the technology department, is an international award-winning product developer, former lead product designer of augmented reality and virtual reality for the 5G team for Verizon and founder of GloberDesign, a global product design.