President and Chief Executive Officer
Frank Chessman is an accomplished executive with five decades of experience in sales, marketing, and operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and conducted graduate studies at the Anderson School at UCLA. Mr. Chessman served as Vice President of Sales and Advertising for Ralphs Grocery Company, now a major division of Kroger. He also spent 14 years at Simon Marketing as the Executive Vice President, where he gained valuable experience in marketing and promotions. His career also includes extensive beverage manufacturing experience. Mr. Chessman has been the architect of sales for Alkaline88 since its inception, and since June 2022 has had the additional responsibility for operations as the director of sales and operations for the Company. Alkaline88 has seen significant growth under his sales leadership, expanding to a national brand with over $100 million in yearly retail sales. During the Company’s pivot last year to its Pathway-to-Profitability strategy, Mr. Chessman worked side-by-side with Frank Lazaran, overseeing all aspects of sales and operations. Mr. Chessman's extensive experience and long-time commitment to the Alkaline88 brand make him well-equipped to serve as the Company’s president and chief executive officer.
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer and Director
Mr. Guarino currently holds a bachelor of science in accounting and a masters of accountancy from the University of Denver. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Guarino was President and a Director of Kahala Corp, a worldwide franchisor of multiple quick service restaurant brands with locations in 49 states and over 25 countries. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Guarino was President of HTI International Holdings, Inc., a technology company focused on forward osmosis water filtration technology. From 2015 until April, 2017, Mr. Guarino has been a consultant to our company.