Leonidas (Louis) Anagnostakos
Louis is co-founder of Turtle Island Recycling Corporation, one of the largest recycling and waste removal companies in Toronto. In 1991 he cofounded Turtle Island and over the next 20 years grew it to nearly $100 million in annual revenues and more than 400 employees. In his last role as CEO of the company, he successfully navigated the sale of the business to a private equity-backed buyer in December 2011.
Shawn is a managing director at York Plains Investment Corp. He has more than a decade of experience in the energy industry, most recently cofounding National Home Services (NHS) and serving as its chief operating officer from 2008 to 2011. During that time, NHS grew to more than $300 million in contracted revenue with more than 100,000 customers. He graduated from York University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mark was president of National Home Services (NHS) from 2008 to 2013. In his time there, Mark enabled NHS to grow rapidly and provide home services, including water heater rentals, to nearly 300,000 Ontario consumers. He has been involved in the energy business for 20 years and the real estate business for more than 30 years. Mark cofounded Direct Energy Marketing and grew the company to more than $1.3 billion in revenues before selling to Centrica PLC (aka British Gas) in 2000. Mark was a founding partner and chief executive officer of Universal Energy, which was sold in 2009 to Just Energy.
Jason is a managing director of York Plains Investment Corp. He is also the founder and president of DGC Investments, a private investment company with a focus on oil and gas production and processing, agriculture, alternative fuels and the aircraft chartering industry, among others. DGC's largest holding was the build-up of an oil and gas exploration and production company that grew from a small acquisition to a substantial gain, culminating in a sale to a publicly traded energy company. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina and serves on the board of directors of both Villanova Oil Corp. and Villanova 4 Oil Corp.
Amir Yoffe is a Partner of CIC and has been with the Firm since 2002. Prior to joining CIC, Amir worked in JP Morgan's Mergers and Acquisitions group in New York, where he completed transactions in the healthcare, telecom and energy industries. He serves as chairman of L&L Foods and as a director of Specialty Bakery. He is former director of OmniSYS and Combs Produce. In addition to his CIC activities, Amir currently sits on the board of Totally Green (OTC: TLGN), an innovator in organic food waste processing and diversion, the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce and serves as an Advisory Board Member at the Alternative Management Center at SMU's Cox School of Business.
Robert E. Phillips is an accomplished real estate investor/developer and a skilled entrepreneur who has successfully acquired, developed and managed over ten million square feet of commercial real estate within Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Texas over the past 25 years. Some if his most recent projects include the repositioning of a 1M square foot former retail mall in Tulsa, Oklahoma into a mixed use development resulting in bringing over 3,000 jobs to Tulsa.