Largely credited for building the $15 billion+ health club market through innovative service offerings and celebrity based marketing, Don was founder and owner of Health & Tennis Corporation of America, which he sold to Bally Entertainment, where it was rebranded to Bally Total Fitness. The originator of idea of the GolfBoard, Don is Co-Founder of Sol Boards Inc., and is currently the Company’s largest shareholder.
John Wildman, Chairman & CEO
Prior to joining the GolfBoard® team, John was with Bally Total Fitness for over 25 years in various sales and marketing positions, including Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. John helped grow the company to over 400 locations with over 20,000 employees, generating annual revenue of over $1B. John attended DePauw University, the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, and the Executive Education Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Jeff Dowell, President
Jeff has spent 35 years in startups and early stage business development ventures in the golf, technology, and digital media industries. Prior to GolfBoard®, Jeff held senior executive roles in sales, operations, and product development during his tenures at OakHill Country Club, Inter-ad Inc, Clarity Visual Systems, LG Electronics, and 3M Corporation. Jeff graduated from Indiana State University.
Star Faraon, Director
Sol Boards Co-Founder and one of its largest shareholders, Star spent 6 years as a product rep for Quantya, an electric motorcycle company based in Switzerland. Star’s continues innovation efforts for clean and quiet electric vehicles. Star was the behind the original development of the high performance 4-wheel drive skateboard which led to the development of the GolfBoard.
Ali Fakhari, CFO
With over 15 years of management consulting experience, Ali combines financial expertise with tactical operating capabilities to businesses ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies. Before co-founding his advisory firm, Ivy Venture Partners, Ali was a consultant at Bain & Company and held senior positions at Caesars Entertainment during its merger with Harrah’s and reported to the CFO of Burger King during its IPO. Ali has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
James Williams, Chief Strategy Officer
James is a strategy expert, having started his career with Bain & Company, where he developed growth strategies and devised business plans for some of the most successful global luxury and sports brands in the world. After leaving Bain in 2013, James co-founded Ivy Venture Partners, a business advisory and venture firm focused on developing and advising on winning business ventures for athletes, personalities and entertainers. James has an MBA from Wharton Business School.
Luan Pham, Advisory Board Member
Luan is an award winning marketer who brings over 20 years of industry experience to GolfBoard, with recent in-depth experience in sports marketing. He is currently Head of Marketing for Condé Nast Golf Digest, and previously was Senior Director of Marketing, Golf & Tennis for Polo Ralph Lauren, and Marketing Services Director for Kiplinger Washington Editors. He has a Bachelors in Communication, Emphasis in Advertising, from California State University, Fullerton.
Laird Hamilton, Director
Famous for being the world’s premier big wave surfer and renowned waterman, Laird Hamilton is largely considered the primary influence behind many surfing innovations, including, tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. Laird is involved with various entrepreneurial companies, including the co-founder of Sol Boards Inc., as well a unique underwater resistance training workout he has developed branded XPT.
Mike Radenbaugh, Technical Director
A co-founder and large shareholder, Mike Radenbaugh has lead much of the early stage design and development of the GolfBoard. Mike brings ten plus years of battery technology and technical product expertise to the company, including extensive experience with electric bicycles as the founder of Rad Power Bikes, as well as developing an electric propulsion system for stand-up paddleboards called the ElectraFin. Mike is a graduate of Humboldt State University and attended the University of California Davis for a master’s degree in Transportation Technology and Policy
Paul Hodge, Director
Active with SolBoard since its formation, Paul is the Founder and Managing Member of GB Leasing, the exclusive leasing partner to GolfBoard. Paul is a serial entrepreneur who has spent the last 24 years launching a variety of small to mid-sized businesses, including industrial robotic systems used for manufacturing, high speed laser marking systems, pioneering of smart home automation technologies and distribution, as well as engineering, design, construction and financing of large scale commercial and utility solar energy systems.
Dean Fuschetti, Director
A major investor in Sol Board, Dean is COO of Microcast Technologies, the exclusive manufacturing partner with Sol Board. The development of the GolfBoard has been substantially enhanced by the engineering and prototyping work of Microcast Technologies Corporation. Dean is a graduate of Florida State University.
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