Emiliano Aloi is our newly appointed President and has served as a member of our Advisory Board since January 9, 2019. Prior to joining Exactus Inc., Mr. Aloi co-founded Ceed2Med, LLC (“C2M”) in 2014 a global sourcing and distribution platform for industrial hemp and industrial hemp-derived products. From January, 2017 to November, 2017, Mr. Aloi served as Vice President and Director of Strategic Development for GenCanna Global, Inc., where he initiated a go-to-strategy, recruited the commercial leadership team, developed compliance, executed product launches, and advanced manufacturing in European markets. In 2016 Mr. Aloi achieved the first country-wide agricultural permit for flower cultivation in Uruguay. In addition, Mr. Aloi co-sponsored research programs for Stevia and Aloe Vera extraction methods from 2012 to 2013 and participated in the insertion of Chia as a novel crop in Paraguay in 2011 in a program later merged into Cargill. Mr. Aloi also co-developed the agricultural solid biofuels program for Camargo Correas Cement company, a Loma Negra subsidiary from 2009 to 2011.
Derek Du Chesne
President and Chief Growth Officer
Mr. Du Chesne is a brand management professional who has a proven track record of success through concept, development, and launch, building iconic brands by orchestrating successful campaign deployment on both a global and regional scale. Prior to joining Exactus as Chief Growth Officer, Derek was responsible for over $50 million in revenue at his previous company EcoGen Laboratories. Prior Derek was the CEO/Co-Founder of Healing Ventures, a marketing & supply chain firm that helped bring several leading CBD brands to market. He is a strategic leader who has repeatedly led teams to maximize performance in order to achieve stakeholders’ goals on time and in full. Prior to serving at EcoGen, Mr. Du Chesne served as CEO and co-founder at Healing Ventures, a full-service marketing and supply chain management firm dedicated to servicing the hemp industry. Earlier in his career Mr. Du Chesne served as Chief Marketing Officer of Klique, Inc., a group dating platform created to help curb sexual assaults on campuses. Previously Derek was known as a film/television producer and actor, working with Bruce Willis, Robert DeNiro, and a multitude of prominent filmmakers.
Chief Strategy Officer
Andrew has been working with the company since January 2019. From November 2014 to November 2018, he served as Director of Investor Relations at ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC), an integrated, global nutraceutical company devoted to improving the way people age. While at ChromaDex, the company raised over $50 million without an investment bank, transitioned from the OTC Market to the Nasdaq, significantly increased institutional ownership, and improved liquidity by over 500%. Mr. Johnson was instrumental in establishing an investor relations platform including, but not limited, to composing and disseminating corporate messaging, press releases, quarterly earnings, conference call transcripts, shareholder update letters, and marketing materials. Before joining ChromaDex, he held the role of Director of Outreach at Alliance Advisors, an investor relations consulting firm from April 2014 to July 2014. During this time, Mr. Johnson worked with various C-level management teams of small and micro-cap companies to increase investor awareness through the facilitation and attendance of non-deal roadshows, investment conferences, group meetings, and one-on-one meetings with institutional investors. From September 2011 to January 2013, he worked at Sidoti & Company, an institutional equity research firm, where he sat on the sales desk. During his time in the firm, he built relationships, presented investment ideas, and provided equity research, including corporate access to over 750 small and mid-cap companies. Mr. Johnson has over ten years of experience communicating with investors and has held the Series 3, 7, and 63 licenses in the past. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University.
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Daniel Alberttis is currently a Managing Director at The Kannico Agency, a global advisory firm focused on the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors based in Delray Beach, Fl. Mr. Alberttis, a member of the firm’s executive team, directs the Strategic Philanthropy division and manages client engagements consisting of Corporations, High Net Worth Families and Private Foundations. Previously, he held various management roles over the course of 13 years for some of the nation’s largest financial institutions with the last 6 as a senior banker at JP Morgan Chase. He has advised and managed assets for hundreds of small and mid-sized businesses and has served in several C-level positions as a trusted consultant. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Lynn University and an M.B.A from Florida Atlantic University.
Sales Manager and Product Specialist
As the newest member of the Exactus team, Sonya is eager to bring her professionalism, passion, and expertise to the organization as Sales Manager and Product Specialist. Prior to entering the cannabis business, she was a top producing luxury Realtor earning her a featured spot on Bravo’s acclaimed television series, Million Dollar Listing Miami. Being a long time supporter of cannabis, she was elated to begin her journey in the space in 2017 as one of the first members of the sales team at Gencanna Global. During her time there, she built up her industry reputation and client base by providing her valued customers with the attention and knowledge necessary to succeed in this ever-changing industry. With over a decade of exposure to the cosmetic industry, it was a natural progression for her to find a niche in the fast-growing beauty and skincare sector of the cannabis market. Whether you are an established brand or a concept just getting off the ground, she will ensure you curate a unique and effective product line that stands out amongst the competition!
Director of Sales
Mark Alouf was a founder and COO of P1 Technologies, an IT consulting firm focusing on the Southern California market, from 2009 to 2018. Mr. Alouf served as a Data Domain Account Manager from 2006 to 2008, a Unisys Account Manager from 2004 to 2006, and an EMC Account Manager from 2003 to 2004. In these positions, he was responsible for new customer acquisitions, working closely with networks of channel partners, developing account strategies, and overseeing implementation of customer solutions. From 2000 to 2002, he served as Business Development Manager for NQL, Inc. From 1995 to 200, he served as a Sales Specialist with IBM. Mr. Malouf earned a B.S. from East Carolina University.