Board of Directors
Marcello Leone | Chairman
From December 4, 2014 until present, Mr. Leone has been a director and CEO of the Company. From March 26, 2012 until present, Mr. Leone has been a director and CEO of Naturo Group Investments Inc., a private British Columbia corporation that holds the Trace and Blackwater brands of nutritional water beverages. Mr. Leone is also the founder of Naturo Group. From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Leone served as VP Operations and President with LEONE, an independent specialty store. LEONE is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, representing over 30,000 square feet of luxury brands. LEONE’S contemporary division known as L2 represented contemporary designers. Mr. Leone was responsible for the development of new product lines, guiding the buying team, and daily operational duties for LEONE and L2.
Mr. Marcus has spent 35 years in leading management roles in the financial markets. Currently a Senior Managing Director at Young America Capital and Partner at Green Table. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation since July 2012. Formerly he served as Senior Managing Director of Hedgecovest LLC and Senior Managing Director of both Asset Alliance Corporation and its affiliate Hedgeharbor, Inc. from October 2010 to October 2015. Prior to this, Mr. Marcus was Executive Vice-President, Head of Sales North America for Newedge Group since 2001. At Newedge, Mr. Marcus led sales, business development and coordination between the global offices, as well as between several of its parent banking groups. Mr. Marcus directly managed top global relationships and business development with financial institutions including: asset managers, hedge funds, CTAs, investors, professional trading groups, corporations, governments and family offices.
Mr. Ciambrelli has over 30 years’ experience in sales development and management of consumer brands with a focus on the food and beverage industry. Since March 2013, he has been President of Naturo Group Investments Inc., a nutritional beverage and food company. From July 2011 to February 2013, he was Director of Business Development, Pacific at AirSprint Inc., a company that specializes in private aviation solutions. From March 2001 to July 2011, he was Regional Manager, Western Canada at Johnvince Foods, which owns the right to the “Mr. Peanut” brand in Canada.
Mrs. Leone was the former Vice President Merchandising of LEONE from 1987 to 2015. In the early 1970s, in partnership with her husband, Mrs. Leone played an integral part in opening a chain of successful boutiques in Vancouver’s most prestigious shopping malls. In 1987, they consolidated all the individual boutiques to open “LEONE”, a 30,000 square foot high-end fashion retail store in downtown Vancouver at the historic Sinclair Centre. As the former Vice President of LEONE, she was instrumental in the fashion, operation and growth of the well-known retailer for 27 years until 2015.