Richard A. Wright
President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Mr. Wright is former Regional Director of Tax and Financial Planning with one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. He brings over 34 years of experience as a CPA, entrepreneur and senior executive. He has extensive working knowledge of most areas of finance, with a strong emphasis on closely held companies, mergers and acquisitions, transaction planning and international operations. Throughout his career Mr. Wright has consulted on or taken part in over 100 mergers or acquisitions and has consulted with over 500 companies on sophisticated tax and financial planning matters. In 2008, Mr. Wright became the Chief Financial Officer for PCT International. PCT is a leading worldwide developer and manufacturer of last mile and access network solutions for broadband communication networks with manufacturing plants in USA and China and sales in 42 countries. In 2010 (through present), Mr. Wright operates a private tax and accounting CPA firm in Scottsdale, Arizona (Wright Tax Solutions PLC). Mr. Wright also began Wright Investment Group, LLC a small equity participation firm that provides seed capital through micro loans and financial expertise to start-up enterprises. He most recently served as CFO and Treasurer of Alkaline 88 LLC. He graduated Magnum Cum Laude in 1978 from Mount Union University in Alliance Ohio, with graduate level MBA courses at Case Western Reserve College in Cleveland, Ohio.
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.
Executive Vice President of Finance
Mr. DaVella has served as a board director and Chairman of the audit committee of Joint Corp., a public franchisor and operator of over 425 chiropractic clinics, since Joint Corp.’s initial public offering in November 2014. Mr. DaVella formerly served as Chief Financial Officer for NanoFlex Power Corporation, a public company that was commercializing two disruptive solar technologies from May 2017 to March 2019. He also formerly served as the Chief Financial Officer for Amazing Lash Studio Franchise LLC from March 2016 to May 2017, a franchisor of eyelash extension service studios with over 200 operating locations in the United States. From August 2015 to February 2019, Mr. DaVella was also a franchise owner with Amazing Lash Studio LLC. Mr. DaVella was an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP from June 1989 to July 2014.
National Sales Manager
Frank is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and spent 25 years with Ralph’s Grocery, Kroger’s largest division. At Ralph’s, Frank was Vice President of Advertising & Marketing and went on to spend 14 years at Simon Marketing as Executive Vice President. He has over 10 years of beverage manufacturing experience.