Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Holman has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 9, 2013 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of our operating subsidiary Smoke Anywhere USA, Inc. since its inception on March 24, 2008. Mr. Holman has been the President of Jeffrey E. Holman & Associates, P.A., a South Florida Based law firm, since 1998. He has also been a Partner in Holman, Cohen & Valencia since the year 2000. Mr. Holman graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1989 with a Bachelors Degree and graduated from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1995 with a degree of Juris Doctor. Mr. Holman serves as a member of our Board of Directors because we believe his experience as a director of our operating subsidiary Smoke Anywhere USA, Inc. since its inception has been valuable to the development and growth of our business.
President and Director
Mr. Brauser has served as Chief Operating Officer of Vaporin, Inc. since January 2014. Prior to his appointment he was Chief Operating Officer of Vaporin and was the Chief Executive Officer of Direct Source China (“Direct Source”) since 2009, a U.S. owned sourcing company that he founded and which was headquartered in Shanghai, China and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, that assisted mid-size U.S. businesses with their direct manufacturing overseas. From 2011 through January 2014, Mr. Brauser also served as Vice Chairman and director of Dog-E-Glow, Inc., a manufacturer and distributer of LED lighted dog collars and leashes.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Martin has served as Chief Financial Officer of Vaporin, Inc. since April 2014. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Vaporin, Mr. Martin was Chief Financial Officer of Non-Invasive Monitoring Systems, Inc. (“NIMS”), a publicly held medical device company since January 2011. Mr. Martin previously had served as Chief Financial Officer of SafeStitch Medical, Inc. (“SafeStitch”), a publicly-held medical device company from January 2011 through October 2013. From January 2011 through December 2011 Mr. Martin also served as Vice President of Finance of Aero Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Aero”), a privately held pharmaceutical distributor that voluntarily dissolved in December 2011. From July 2010 through January 2011, Mr. Martin served as Controller of each of NIMS, SafeStitch and Aero. Also from May 2008 through July 2010, Mr. Martin served as Controller of AAR Aircraft Services-Miami, a subsidiary of AAR Corp, an aerospace and defense company in which he was responsible for all financial reporting and inventory logistics.
Vice President of Finance
Mr. Press served as our Chief Financial Officer from February 2012 to March 2015. Prior to being appointed our Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Press served as a consultant to the Company since August 2011. Mr. Press has worked as an independent consultant from May 2009 through February 2012 and January 2007 through December 2007. From December 2007 through April 2009, Mr. Press was the Chief Financial Officer of Solar Cosmetics Labs, Inc., a privately held company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 2008 and liquidated in April 2009 under the federal bankruptcy laws. From August 2005 through December 2006, Mr. Press was a director of Adsouth Partners, Inc. and from April 1994 through March 2006, Mr. Press was employed by Concord Camera Corp. in various capacities, including as Vice President, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer. Mr. Press is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Chief Operating Officer
Christopher Santi has been our Chief Operating Officer since December 12, 2012. Prior to that Mr. Santi served as Director of Operations of our Company since October 24, 2011. Mr. Santi served as the National Sales Manager of Collages.net from November 2007 to October 2011. From March 2001 through October 2007, Mr. Santi was the principal and served as the President of Santi Management Corporation. Mr. Santi holds a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University in Psychology as well as a Master of Arts from the Miami Institute of Psychology.