Tony HudsonCEO / Founder and Board Chairman
<strong>Mr. Tony Hudson</strong> has had more than 18 years of sales and marketing experience having served as Sales and Marketing Director for several corporations – particularly specializing in the development of small companies in the sports, entertainment, design, marketing, and online product sales industries. Mr. Hudson is well versed in the areas of product development, directing sales marketing programs, technology and digital media products and services, and advanced as well as conventional media advertising sales. His skills also extend to expertise in the online environment to include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and eMarketing. He has dealt with large corporations to develop strategic partnerships and put together revenue-generating collaborations that are always a win-win for both organizations. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Hudson founded an Internet kiosk company (www.kiosk4u.com), an eMarketing company (e3MarketStreet.com), and an upscale entertainment company – VIP Access Elite, later changed to VIP Access Clubs. VIP Access Clubs is based in Scottsdale, AZ, and provides exclusive services, international memberships, products, and events for Celebrities, Millionaires, VIPs, Executives, and those who want to be a part of the VIP Lifestyle. The company sponsors high-end events that include cruises, membership clubs, and social networking for target ages 25 to 45, which are affluent and seek to be highly successful in life and business. Its media resources enable selected affiliates to effectively motivate their target market. He holds an MBA in eBusiness as well as MS in Internet Marketing; both of which enable him to oversee the entire Internet and online business operations of G.I. Joe Coffee worldwide. Mr. Hudson is a USAF Academy Graduate and flew as a Weapons Systems Officer in jet fighters for 10 years.
Michael CunhaChief Financial Officer and Board Member
Mr. Cunha is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Mionix Corporation a biotechnology company focused on innovative antimicrobial agents and food and feed additives including the shrimp feed additive (Vitoxal) which helps to control bacteria in young shrimp. Mionix Corporation was sold in August 2015 to Mionix LLC (www.mionix.com and www.mionixmanufacturing.com). He is also the Founder and Managing Member of Patmos Holdings I, LLC a holding company that retains ownership in Royal Caridea, LLC. Mr. Cunha serves on the Board of several companies including Texas Enterosorbents, Inc., a developer, and licensor of the technology, and served on the Board of Salient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior experience includes over twenty-five years of senior management focused on automation manufacturing, business development, finance, and investment management. During this time, he helped grow Andermac Inc., a medical manufacturer, to a 25% US market share and oversaw the growth of another startup (InterMag, Inc.) from startup to $72MM in sales in three years. Mr. Cunha graduated summa cum laude from Washington State University with a BS and an MBA from Chapman University. Specialties: Executive Management, Manufacturing Management, and Financial Management
Mark BishopDirector Sales & Marketing Media
My media experience was gleaned from Radio and Television stations throughout Australia & the United States over many years. After my 'round one' life in the media, I was fortunate to have had a very successful career in the resort real estate and vacation ownership industry and won many sales awards in the mixed-use real estate genre. That company consulted on and produced fractional real estate projects in North America, Mexico, Vanuatu, New Zealand, and Phillip Island in Victoria Australia. Residing in Arizona and enjoying media 'round two', I run three businesses all related to business marketing and success. My sites include www.tucsonbusinessradiox.com the www.themarkbishopshow,.com and the third being developed now, www.Podcasting4Business,.com which will spearhead a comprehensive digital marketing agency offering the total 'tradigital experience'. I get the job done!
Tarina LovegroveDirector of Promotions and Public Relations
Tarina Lovegrove has served as a marketing executive for companies such as Republic Media and East Valley Tribune where she drove estimated advertising revenues of $10,000 - $35,000 a month through strategic sales, sponsorships, and promotions. She also utilized her skillsets to create innovative event marketing programs that engaged community while strengthening company brand image in the marketplace, meeting core strategic initiatives for several divisions including Marketing, Advertising, Community Relations, Circulation, Newsroom for print and online, as well as with television and Spanish language affiliated entities. Tarina also has served as a Logistics Integration Manager for 2MC Management, where she used great organizational skills to create and manage a truck scheduling system with inbound and outbound freight to six used assets centers for a major national retailer. She also leveraged these skills to coordinate major store closures, ensuring all used assets were removed and stores broom-swept clean within an average 30-day window. Her dedication, attention to detail, and passion for the G.I. Joe Coffee House project has already proven to be a tremendous asset.