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Innovest Global Source of Strength

As a company it's critical that Innovest Global Inc maintain a clear vision on how to add value to our shareholders, our companies and the communities we are a part of. This plan is called the ‘Source of Strength Doctrine'. This doctrine is the foundation for Innovest Global’s culture and prosperity both internally as well as externally. The Source of Strength Doctrine comes directly from our belief that our greatest assets are our people. Investing in them is the best decision we can make.

The Source of Strength doctrine, or SOSD, allows for a united commitment to excellence that in turn inspires its companies to perform to their fullest potential. Innovest Global Inc, or IVST, believes that leadership is a critical characteristic for the companies' growing success. The better IVST’s people perform, the more likely it is that they can help those around them reach their full potential as well. The SOSD is a detailed process in which our core values can be found; Values that start with family and positive encouragement coupled with a strong faith.

We Value Our: Shareholders

Business owners who want the best practices and liquidity that Innovest offers are perfect candidates for acquisition. We want all business owners that are joining the family to continue running their companies and 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 is acquired purposefully to deliver on our mission of strength as a group. Most importantly, Innovest looks to encourage an interconnection of sales and marketing as a strategy that grows revenue for each our companies but for IVST as a whole as well. This means no outsourcing of any kind if we can help it because we know that within our family of companies there are good American people doing good work.

We Value Our: People

At Innovest Global we understand that assets create value and our people are our greatest assets. We have created a culture of putting the highest degree of care into our people when performing acquisitions or hiring for positions within our family of companies—From our leadership to the staff that makes up Innovest Global and of course with our shareholders. It's our belief that without our people we cannot achieve success, so finding the very best at what they do is our goal.

About Innovest Global, Inc

Innovest Global, Inc. (OTC Markets: IVST) is an Ohio based industrial Conglomerate with an acquisition based revenue model. Recent acquisitions include Midwest Curtainwalls and Authority National Supply. Currently trending 50M in Rev for 2019, IVST is truly a diversified holding company with operations in industrial sectors such as construction and building materials. The primary growth strategy of Innovest is to acquire existing companies in a select few market segments, and attract new customers to our family of businesses in cost effective ways. (Innovest owns 20% of StemVax Therapeutics which is the first company in its Biotech Division)

Our Business

A publicly traded Ohio Based Holding company, IVST has diversified holdings in Commercial & Industrial, Energy, and Biotechnology & Health Services. IVST relies on an acquisition based model and we search every day for new candidates that can add value to the company and for our shareholders.


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.


At Innovest Global we are truly a family of companies that all work together to increase revenue and add value for our shareholders each and every day!

Our Team

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Dan Martin - CEO

Dan Martin

Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Martin is a life-long entrepreneur. Since launching Innovest in 2017 with a "pile of paperwork", he has turned it into a publicly traded diversified Industrial company generating approximately $50 million in gross sales and employing over 100 through three divisions. He acquired six companies, turning a company that was worth just $300,000 in 2017 into a company worth over 150 times that amount to start 2019, and debt free. With both successes and failures under his belt, he credits his tenacity to growing up in his father's drugstore, and in conditioning himself to focus on the most important things even when things are chaotic. He has been successful at the "C" level driving results across a broad base of middle-market companies. He has been a CFO and a CEO, and earned a reputation for creating business models that are able to efficiently acquire customers, 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 - CFO

Mike Yukich

Chief Financial Officer

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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 1 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

Damon Mintz


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Damon serves as President of Innovest Global Inc. and is responsible for the company’s growth through new acquisitions and organic growth of its existing holdings. Since becoming President, he has led Innovest from 1 acquisition and $300,000 in annual revenues in 2017 to 7 acquisitions and over $50,000,000 in annual revenue run rate by the end of 2018. Along with the new acquisitions in 2018, Innovest’s existing companies grew organically by a combined 54%.

In addition to leading the company’s growth strategies, Damon is also responsible for the creation and management of Innovest’s Source of Strength Doctrine. This ensures that the company’s shareholders, employees and community are always the most valued assets of Innovest.

Prior to his role at Innovest, Damon has had an extensive track record of successfully building and growing businesses in multiple industries including Energy, Internet / Software and Health Sciences. After completing his college studies he started his first business in the energy industry and since then has owned and consulted for commercial & industrial companies ranging from midsized, to a multi-billion dollar public company. Damon’s functional expertise includes business development, sales, marketing and external business growth initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions. Most recently Damon founded the single source procurement, management, and energy efficiency company, which is now the foundation of the Innovest Energy Group.

Damon currently resides in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with his wife and six children.

Dr. Morris-Irvin

Dwain Morris-Irvin, PhD, MPH

President - Biotech & Health Services Division

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Dr. Morris-Irvin is an active participant in many Biotechnology and Health Science endeavors, 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 and 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.


Mark J. Kelly

President - Innovest Energy Group

As President of the Innovest Energy Group Mr. Kelly combines his background in military discipline, engineering, sales, marketing, and business development to help deliver a full range of custom solutions in the Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Procurement spaces. He brings a positive energy and vision to deliver a unique perspective, knowledge, expertise, and sustained value to customers.  His early leadership training in the US Navy and General Electric was critical to his success.

After the Navy, Mr. Kelly worked in the steel industry as an electrician and field engineer while using the GI Bill to simultaneously earn his engineering degree from the University of Akron. His career in energy efficiency solutions began at GE Lighting – GELcore/Lumination, and continued to Cooper Lighting (subsequently becoming Eaton’s Lighting Business) and included multiple leadership roles. Mr. Kelly completed his MBA at Case Western Reserve University during his tenure at GE.

Other experience includes work in the LED component business with Bridgelux, a Silicon Valley LED start-up, and Seoul Semiconductor, a Tier 1 level LED manufacturer. Mr. Kelly also served as Executive Director - National Accounts for Leff Electric, a NE Ohio electrical distributor.

Mr. Kelly currently resides with his wife and son in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Jason Painley

Jason Painley

Independent Member of The Board of Directors

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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

John Klopp

Independent Member of The Board of Directors

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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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