ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
William Cox previously served as a Board Member on CB Capital Partners' Advisory Board. Mr. Cox is the Principal in Cox Financial Consultancy. He specialized in financial planning for high net worth individuals, functioning as their CFO in a virtual family office for each family with whom he works. In addition to the normal financial, estate planning and tax planning activities, Mr. Cox was particularly active in working with his clients on alternative investments.
Mr. Cox was a co-founder of Regenesis Bioremediation Products with Gavin Herbert and Dr. Stephen Koenigsberg. He joined the company as CFO when it began its active sales and marketing activities, after running the business planning and fund-raising activities in early days of the company’s evolution. Regenesis was one of the few environmental companies launched in the early-mid 1990s that ultimately proved to be a financial success. Mr. Cox was a Board member of the Company, and ultimately was promoted to President.
Prior to joining Regenesis Mr. Cox worked for Mr. Gavin S. Herbert, Chairman Emeritus of Allergan, and his extended family on his personal financial and business activities for 14 years. For part of that time he was also Controller of Nelson Research, a pharmaceutical development company listed on the NASDAQ. Earlier in his career Mr. Cox held various financial positions at Nichols Institute. Prior to that he was a Director of Financial Analysis at Allergan Pharmaceuticals and a CPA at Coopers and Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).
Mr. Cox holds a Bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Michael Lutton is a prominent real estate professional with a long and distinguished business career dealing with global banks and investors.
Mr. Lutton is the founder and co-managing partner of Tieback Holdings, LLC. He has in excess of 32 years of commercial and residential real estate experience in the development, management and sale of properties throughout the United States. Mr. Lutton has developed in excess of ten million square feet of space. This includes a recent venture with Goldman Sachs to develop the 33-story Sapphire Tower in downtown San Diego, California.
Previously, Mr. Lutton served for four years as Executive Managing Director for Cushman & Wakefield, specializing in consulting for on and offshore clients. He also served for five years as Chairman and CEO for the PM Realty Group. Mr. Lutton began his career with The Irvine Company where he worked for nine years as the President of the Office and Industrial division.
Mr. Lutton is an active member of several boards including GC Barnes Group where he is Chairman of Real Estate Advisory Board, the master planned Canadian resort GAR96, Newport Digital Technologies, Inc. and Newport Rod and Gun Club. He is a member of the Cal Coast Chapter of YPO, and his industry affiliations include ULI and ICSC. Mr. Lutton is a licensed real estate broker (California #01415427). Mr. Lutton graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California.
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Rick Mina is a renowned retail expert with over 30 years of proven success in building and transforming iconic players in footwear, clothing, wholesale and sourcing.
Rick spearheaded growth and profitability for a Fortune 500 company through many phases of a changing and dynamic world. Opening new markets to American retailing, he has worked closely with executive leaders on three continents, truly understanding how to navigate cultural differences in today's dynamic and ever changing business world. He has achieved turnaround success, led high level buyout and assimilation teams, and created infrastructures for start-ups.
As President and CEO of Foot Locker North America (NASDAQ: FL), he oversaw steady growth and profits for this $5 billion+ footwear and apparel brand with 3,600 retail stores in 21 countries. He grew comp store volume, acquired and integrated e-commerce capabilities, as well as competitors, into the portfolio. He initiated a groundbreaking deal with Nike - House of Hoops, a runaway Foot Locker success story that revolutionized the athletic specialty industry.
Throughout the past four years Rick has focused on private investments, including Active Ride Shop which he currently serves as CEO, ALS and Sneaker Villa. ALS, a branded wholesale footwear import company, was able to achieve a 42% increase in growth and lead to a successful acquisition. As a Director and investor in Sneaker Villa, Rick has aided in the rapid expansion of the retailer into 60 locations and growing.
Rick was a member of the Social Services Committee and served on the Board of Directors for the Two Ten Foundation, Inc., an organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in the footwear industry. He received the Two Ten Foundation's 2006 T. Kenyon Holly Award for his humanitarian achievements throughout his career. He played an integral role in the development and growth of the Foot Locker Foundation, which today is a significant contributor to the United Negro College Fund's scholarship program.
Rick graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing. A former scholarship athlete, he is an active member of the President's Council at his alma mater Fordham, as well as his high school St. Peters Prep.
Dr. Richard Schatz serves as a Board Member on CB Capital Partners' Advisory Board. Dr. Schatz is currently the Research Director of Cardiovascular Interventions at the Heart, lung, and Vascular Center and Co-Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at The Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California.
In 1985, Dr. Schatz began a collaboration with Dr. Julio Palmaz from UTHSC in San Antonio to help develop a novel approach to angioplasty. Together they pioneered the field of vascular stents. Dr. Schatz holds several patents as the inventor of a variety of coronary stents. Due to the successful development of the coronary stent and multiple patents, Dr. Schatz is recognized as an international expert in the area. He has published and lectured extensively on this topic and others in the field of cardiology.
Dr. Schatz attended Duke Medical School from 1973-1977 and studied at the Thoraxcenter in Rotterdam, Holland in 1976 with Drs. Hugenholz, Bom and Roelandt and at Oxford University, Oxford, England, and with Dr. David Weatherall. Dr. Schatz served his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco from 1977-1980. He did his cardiology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and was a member of the cardiology staff from 1982-1987and as acting chief of the cardiology service from 1986 to 1987. From July 1985 to June 1987 he also held the position of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Recognizing his career accomplishments, he was recently honored as the Distinguished Alumnus for 2003 and as Lifetime Scholar Award of the Barton Hayes Society, October 2005 by Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Schatz continues to work full time at Scripps Clinic as an interventional cardiologist, con-ducting clinical trials, teaching and lecturing worldwide.