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Zero Gravity Solutions Inc

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Harvey “Kaye” Klebanoff, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company
Mr. Kaye has served as our Chairman since the Company’s inception as its current form in December of 2012. From March 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Kaye was founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Latitude Solutions, Inc. Latitude Solutions, Inc., a publicly traded holding company for several subsidiaries, provided products, processes and services for contaminated water applications. Prior to founding Latitude Solutions, Mr. Kaye was Chief Executive Officer and President of Gulfstream Capital, L.C., a merchant banking, consulting and financial advisory organization, which provided advisory and corporate finance, services to both public and private companies. Gulfstream has acted in a merchant banking, financial advisory and strategic planning capacity for numerous corporations, both public and private. Mr. Kaye has a BS in business from Temple University. Harvey Kaye also serves as a director of Angstrom Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Kaye is well qualified to serve as the Chairman of Board due to his extensive experience in the management and operation of public and private companies, both large and small, and his previous leadership experience as an entrepreneur, investment banker, chairman, chief executive officer and director.

Alexander M. Boies, Director of the Company
Mr. Boies has been a Director of the Company since December 2015. Mr. Boies currently employed as an associate at the Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP law firm in New York, NY, where he works with a wide range of clients on complex litigation matters. He was part of the legal team that won a $663M judgment against a guardrail maker in a Qui Tam trial. Mr. Boies began working at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP as a summer associate in 2014 and commenced full-time employment in October 2015. From August 2012 until May 2015, Mr. Boies was enrolled as a full-time student at New York University — School of Law. During the summer of 2013, Mr. Boies interned at Legal Aid Society in their Bronx, New York — Housing Courthouse office. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a B.S. in statistics, Mr. Boies was employed by Livingston Securities, LLC from February 2010 until May 2012, wherein he assisted with a number of private placements and IPOs, until Mr. Boies resigned in order to pursue his legal degree. Additionally, Mr. Boies participated in the management of Hawk and Horse Vineyards, a California company owned and operated by his family since 2001. Mr. Boies also was the Executive Producer on the film, “Escape Plan.” Mr. Boies brings a wide range of legal and financial skills and diverse set of experiences to the Board.


Edward F. Cowle, Director of the Company
Mr. Cowle has been a Director of the Company since December 2012. Mr. Cowle has been a director and former CEO of US Rare Earths, Inc. (Delaware), a company that U.S. Rare Earths, Inc. (Nevada) acquired in August 2011, and its predecessor Thorium Energy, Inc., since 2007. USRE is an exploration and development company with rare earth and thorium deposits in Idaho and Montana. Mr. Cowle was a founder, and remains a Director, and principal of Laser Technology, Inc., which produces laser based law enforcement speed guns. Mr. Cowle has also worked closely with the Office of Industrial Liaison at New York University Medical School, investing in and incubating several technologies. Mr. Cowle structured a licensing deal with C. R. Bard for a start-up company that he co-founded with Temple University Office of Technology Development and Commercialization. He was a founding shareholder and investor in Biophan Technology and worked closely with management to develop business, financing, and investor awareness. The company subsequently licensed and sold its technology to Boston Scientific and Medtronic and the core products are currently being sold to the medical community. Mr. Cowle was a founder of Golf Technologies, Inc., the owner and manufacturer of the “Snake Eyes” brand of golf equipment and apparel. The company was bought by Golfsmith who currently sells the Snake Eyes line of products. Mr. Cowle formerly served as Senior Vice President Investments–Paine Webber and Co. and Vice President-Bear Stearns and Co. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1978 with a BA in English and American studies

We believe Mr. Cowle is well qualified to serve as a member of the Board due to his extensive experience starting, financing and advising successful small businesses and the financial acumen he gained from his experience serving in the financial industry.

Patrick Kennedy, Director and Vice President of Agricultural Business Development of the Company
Mr. Kennedy has been with ZGSI in his current positions since its inception in its current form in December 2012. Mr. Kennedy is also a consultant, currently managing public relations coordination, data, websites and collateral material for The Williams Investment Companies. From May 2000 to June 2007 Mr. Kennedy was the President of American Natural Technology Sciences, Inc. Mr. Kennedy has forty-five years of business experience involving a wide range of skills, including business development, trade, finance, marketing and sales. He has negotiated, marketed and consummated over one billion dollars of sales volume. Patrick possesses valuable industry contracts and has been directly responsible for negotiations and structuring of marketing and product distribution. From 1977 to 2000 Mr. Kennedy successfully owned and operated oil companies. Patrick also serves as director of Axtel Scientific, Inc. and Mitigation of Disease, Inc. He previously served as director of Digital Stream, Inc.

We believe that Mr. Kennedy is well qualified to serve as a member of the Board due to his extensive understanding of business development and marketing, as well as his significant experience working in and with businesses, large and small.

Timothy A. Peach, Chief Financial Officer of the Company
Mr. Peach has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since February 2015. From 2008 until 2014, Mr. Peach served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and Vice President of Finance of Oncure Medical Corp., a radiation oncology treatment center management company located in Englewood, CO. From 2004 until 2008, Mr. Peach served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for VISTA International Technologies, Inc., a waste to energy technology company. He served as an SEC and compliance consultant to growing companies from 2003-2004 and was the Vice President Finance and Chief Accounting Officer/Controller at Convergent Group Corp. from 1998 until 2002. Prior to 2002, he earned his CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers and held a variety of senior financial and advisory positions at Executive Telecard, Ltd., Kaire International and Telectronics Pacing Systems, Inc. Mr. Peach received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Our Board believes Mr. Peach’s qualifications to serve as our Chief Financial Officer include his extensive financial and operations experience earned in both early stage and established companies.


Soumyo Sarkar, Director of the Company
Mr. Sarkar joined the Company’s Board of Directors in December 2015. Mr. Sarkar has served as Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager of Sumit Capital LLC, an independent institutionally-orientated investment advisory firm since its founding in 2010. Founded in 2010, Sumit Capital is a New York based registered investment advisor. Prior to founding Sumit Capital, Mr. Sarkar was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank and the Founder and Head of the Deutsche Bank Matched Book Arbitrage Group. He ran the Deutsche Bank Matched Book Arbitrage Group from 1995 – 2009. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Soumyo ran a similar strategy within Credit Suisse proprietary trading group from 1991 – 1995. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Sarkar held various research and programming roles for over five years with Solomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. He has an MBA from the University of Iowa’s Tippie School of Management and a BTech from the BHU Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India. We believe Mr. Sarkar brings an extensive understanding of finance and wide range of experience to the Board.

Michael T. Smith, Director of the Company
Mr. Smith joined the Company’s Board of Directors in February 2015. He is the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes Electronics Corporation, having served from October 1997 to May 2001. From 1985 until 1997 he served in a variety of capacities for Hughes, including Vice Chairman of Hughes Electronics, Chairman of Hughes Missile Systems and Chairman of Hughes Aircraft Company. Prior to joining Hughes, he spent nearly 20 years with General Motors Corporation in a variety of financial management positions. Mr. Smith is currently a director, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee and Audit Committee member of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, which provides enabling technologies for industrial growth markets. He also serves as a director for WABCO Holdings, Inc., which provides electronic and electromechanical products for the automotive industry and FLIR Systems, Inc., which produces infrared cameras, thermal imaging software and temperature measurement devices. He previously served as a director of ATK Alliant Techsystems, Inc., an advanced weapon and space systems company, from 1997 to 2009, Anteon International Corporation, an information technology and systems engineering solutions company, from 2005 to 2006, Ingram Micro Corporation, a technology sales, marketing and logistics company from 2001 to 2014. Mr. Smith holds a B.A. Degree in Political Science from Providence College and an MBA from Babson College and served as an officer in the United States Army.

We believe Mr. Smith brings strong financial skills that are important in the understanding and oversight of our financial reporting and corporate governance matters, along with expertise in corporate governance, enterprise risk management and strategic planning, which we believe qualify him provide guidance as a Director to the Company

Glenn A. Stinebaugh – President and Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Company; President and Chief Executive Officer, BAM Inc.
Mr. Stinebaugh has served as our President and Active Chief Executive Officer since November 2014 and Chief Executive Officer of BAM Inc., our subsidiary since October 2014. Prior to this, he served as an Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. From February 2010 to August 2014 he was Managing Member of MGA Holdings, LLC, developing and initiating sustainable economic development and agricultural initiatives, domestically and internationally. From July 2007 to August 2014 Mr. Stinebaugh also served as Secretary for First America Equity Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust developing renewable energy initiatives, with a focus on biomass-to-energy projects. From January 2002 to July 2007 Mr. Stinebaugh was Managing Member of Marketing Group of the Americas, LLC where he oversaw the development of strategic partnerships in the Americas, as well as, the development of market entry strategies for US-based agricultural, food and technology companies in their efforts to penetrate the Chile and South American markets. From January 1998 to December 2002, Mr. Stinebaugh was a Director of AMR Research, Inc., a Boston-based IT research firm.

Biographies of Key Employees

John W. Kennedy, Chief Science Officer of the Company
John W. Kennedy has been with ZGSI since its inception as the current company in 2012 and was instrumental in its creation. He has 40 years’ experience in applied research, botany, biology, physics, nutrition, biochemistry and discoveries associated with health, disease, plant and biological sciences and technologies. Mr. Kennedy has been operating John W. Kennedy Consultants, Inc. since November 1979, which represents companies and associations in clearance and registration of pesticides at federal and state agencies. Mr. Kennedy is also president and chairman of Axtel Scientific, Inc., a Nevada corporation, established October 18, 2012, which was licensed by Mr., Kennedy’s IP to commercialize a unique modality for mitigation of several cellular devastating diseases. Zero Gravity Incorporated was a former company owned by Mr. Kennedy that collaborated through a Space Act Agreement with NASA on six space shuttle launches carrying experiments to the International Space Station for plant and animal studies. This corporation was discontinued shortly after the incorporation of ZGSI. Mr. Kennedy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and Natural Science from University of Wisconsin. He has received additional educational credits at the United States Dept. of Agriculture Graduate School in New York, NY with advanced studies in the Biological Sciences. He was also awarded a Space Act Agreement with NASA and is considered a National Lab Pathfinder for his work on plant and human stem cells.




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