Michael Payne

  • 40+ years of experience in the yachting industry
  • Previously: Managing Director of Northrop & Johnson Europe, an international yacht brokerage and member of the LYBrA¬† and CEO of Camper & Nicholsons International, an international yacht brokerage house and member of LYBrA
  • Higher National Diploma in Civil Engineering Materials from Brighton Secondary Technical College, UK

Philippe Franchet

  • Long-time investor in the yachting industry (acquired Princess Yachts)
  • Senior VP of Groupe Arnault; Co-Founder of L Capital and following the merger with the US PE firm Catterton Partners served as Managing Partner of L Catterton in Europe
  • Managing Partner for Magnolia Asset Management, an asset management firm
  • Previously served as a board member of SMCP, ba&sh, Micromania, Pepe Jeans, Hackett, Nutrition & Sante, Laboratoires Forte Pharma, Stroili Oro and Cellular Line

Fulvio Dodich

  • Part of the Ferretti SpA for 11 years; supported the private equity drive and acquisition activities to prepare the company for its IPO on the Milan Stock Exchange (Star segment)
  • Previously: CEO and partner of San Lorenzo
  • Founder and former Chairman of Rosetti Superyachts SpA

Eric Blair

  • Secretary General for the Large Yacht Brokers Association (LYBRA) in Monaco since 2012
  • Runs an insurance Brokerage house in Monaco since 43 years, providing specialist insurance services to the Anglo-Saxon community in the Principality, and a real estate brokerage agency
  • British Honorary Consul in the Principality of Monaco for the past 28 years

Mitchell I. Gordon

  • Corporate executive, investor and investment banker for over 35 years
  • Currently serves on the boards of Mesa Air Group (NASDAQ: MESA), Adgile Media Group and Merchants Fleet and has served on 3 other public and private corporate boards
  • Managing Director of Weild & Co. member of FINRA/SIPC

Suren Ajjarapu

  • Founder and Chairman/CEO of TRXADE Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEDS)
  • Served on the board of directors of AE Biofuels, Inc.
  • A graduate of the Venture Capital and Private Equity program at Harvard University