Our Mission

To operate our business responsibly on a daily basis to maximize shareholder value and be a source of strength to our companies, helping them reach their fullest potential.

We work with our companies to increase long-term corporate value for all of our shareholders through the implementation of our Source of Strength Doctrine. This program is focused on assisting IVST companies to strengthen their competitive advantage and increase their profitability, while enabling them to achieve operational excellence and enhanced customer satisfaction.

We Value Our: Shareholders

Business owners who want the best practices and liquidity that Innovest offers to make their dreams a reality; whether those dreams are taking sales to the next level, or getting top-dollar for a business they’ve put their heart and soul into, we have clear proposals to make those dreams a reality.

We Value Our: Companies

Our family of companies are created specifically, or acquired purposefully to deliver on our mission. Most importantly, Innovest provides the sales and marketing influence that grows revenue. This means no outsourcing of any of the required elements for the success of building and delivering the products and services Innovest supports.

We Value Our: People

At Innovest Global we understand that assets create value. That's why we regard our people as our most valuable asset. We have created a culture of putting the highest degree of care into our people—from leadership to staff to shareholders. It's our belief that without them we cannot achieve success, regardless of company or industry type.

Our Business

A publicly traded operating company with diversified holdings in Commercial & Industrial, Energy, and Biotechnology & Health Services.

Investors

Growth and Value are our primary objectives. Being a Conglomerate gives investors the opportunity to own stock in a company that is diversified. Diversification reduces risk. Reduced risk, in a high growth environment, where profits are reinvested for growth rather than paid out as dividends.

Companies

A Source of Strength for our participating companies. A strong company, that’s healthy and growing, is in the best interests of Innovest shareholders. We do everything we can to strengthen, serve, and grow our participating companies. Whether novel technologies, or well established operations, we are a resource for strength.

Our Team

Dan Martin

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Martin is an accomplished C-level executive with success driving results across a broad base of middle-market companies. He has earned a reputation for creating business models that are able to efficiently acquire customers while providing significant levels of compensation to independent distributors, for using technology to enhance results, and for efficiently managing efforts to be on time and cost effective. His primary expertise is understanding the needs of growing organizations, evaluating and defining the strategic objectives of a business, and communicating with stakeholders to successfully execute company objectives. Mr. Martin has led the initiative to generate both organic and acquisition based sales in upstart environments on multiple occasions.

Mike Yukich

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Yukich served as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for Eaton’s Truck Component Operations in the 1990’s, which was a $1.5 billion enterprise with 8500 employees in North and South America. Mr. Yukich was responsible for all the financial and information technology functions. He led the due diligence and integration team for the acquisition of a $200 million Brazilian transmission supplier that was totally integrated within one year of acquisition.

After Eaton, Mr. Yukich served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Guide Corporation, a $600 million Tier one automotive supplier for external lighting systems. At Guide, Mr. Yukich was a key management team member, that took a former General Motors division and created a stand- alone company. He oversaw a $20 million investment for IT conversion and improved quality programs. In cooperation with the equity owners, Mr. Yukich secured another $22 million for a new manufacturing facility in Mexico and an engineering and technical center for R & D, as well as ongoing engineering and other corporate functions.

Mr. Yukich holds a BA degree in business administration from the University of Mount Union and an MBA from Central Michigan University. He has been an active member and past officer and director of the Financial Executives Institute for the past twenty-two years. His community involvement includes serving as President of the Beta Iota House Corporation of Sigma Nu National fraternity, an affiliate of the University of Mount Union. Mr. Yukich also served in the United States Navy on two warships (USS Shadwell LSD-15 and USS Inchon LPH-12).

Damon Mintz

President - Commercial & Industrial Division

Mr. Mintz has an extensive track record of successfully building and growing businesses in multiple industries including Energy, Internet / Software and Health Services. After completing his college studies he started his first business, which acquired approximately 50,000 residential, and small commercial energy customers, and generated over $30 million per year in energy revenues. Since then he has owned and consulted for commercial & industrial companies ranging from midsized, to a multi-billion dollar public company, and most recently founded the single source procurement, management, and energy efficiency company which is now the foundation of the Innovest Energy Group. Mr. Mintz is well known for his ability to develop a vision for the business, execute the right strategy to succeed, and leading the team to operate at their highest level of performance. His functional expertise includes business development, sales, marketing and external business growth initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions. He understands that no matter what industry you are in, people are the greatest asset of the business, and helping them reach their fullest potential is Mr. Mintz’s greatest strength.

Dwain Morris-Irvin, PhD, MPH

President - Biotech & Health Services Division

Dr. Morris-Irvin is an active participant in many Biotechnology and Health Science endeavors, and is an expert including patent generation in such areas as treatments for Parkinson’s, brain cancer, and even cosmetic application of advanced bioscience. He is also an expert in the physical operations of laboratories, and hospitals. He received his PhD from UCLA School of Medicine, and Masters in Public Health from UCLA School of Public Health, and trained at The Wallenberg Neuroscience Center at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. He was also a Professor, Faculty member at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Morris-Irvin’s PhD is in Pharmacology and Developmental Neuroscience with an emphasis on neural stem cell fate and differentiation. His research focused on neural development and Notch Signaling in mammalian neural stem cells. He also worked as an NIH/NINDS Post-Doctoral Fellow in Dr. Anders Bjorklund laboratory in Lund, Sweden. There, his focus was on research projects that investigated the potential role of cell replacement therapy for patients with Parkinson’s disease. They developed several protocols for the efficient generation of dopaminergic neurons from forebrain and ventral midbrain stem and progenitor cells.

Additionally, Dr. Morris-Irvin led research investigations in the role of adaptive immunity in Parkinson’s disease. He also developed two patents in the area of immunotherapy for brain tumor patients, specifically Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). His research team focused on molecular mechanisms that impart therapeutic resistance in cancer cells, including cancer stem cells. They utilized this data to develop novel immunotherapies for brain tumor patients.

Jason Painley

Independent Member of The Board of Directors

Mr. Painley was an Examiner and Accounting Policy Specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland From 2001 to 2011, with responsibilities at the national Federal Reserve System level. While there, he was charged with monitoring, analyzing, interpreting, and proactively addressing a wide variety of factors related to ensuring that financial institutions were operating in a safe manner, and in compliance with banking laws and regulations. He also led onsite examinations of institutions ranging from small, to over $250 billion assets, and worked constructively with financial institution executives and boards of directors.

Since then, until recently he was Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer of Park National Corporation (NYSE: PRK), which has over $7 billion in assets and employs nearly 2,000 associates. His job spanned all functional areas of the bank, and was to constantly evolve a risk- aware culture in order to avoid, proactively minimize, and immediately address all forms of potential and manifested risks, financial and otherwise. Now, he has taken on greater functional responsibility becoming the Chief Financial Officer of Ohio based Mechanics Bank.

John Klopp

Independent Member of The Board of Directors

Mr. Klopp is Chief Executive Officer, of the second-generation firm Klopp Investment Management headquartered in Cleveland, OH. The firm is a large-cap, blue chip platform fund, which is available to Klopp clients and trust accounts directly, and others through their financial advisors and investment platforms. Their balanced blue chip strategy of investing in large companies, has averaged 13.8% growth per year 2009-2017.

He received an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College, then worked in New York City and for many years was responsible for inter Broker-Dealer transactions, then Compliance, Trading, Research, Asset Allocation, and Portfolio Management. He is a member of the Cleveland Society of Security Analysts and is active in the Chartered Financial Analysts program.

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