A world class team led by Major General (ret) Michael Davidson. Command and control of advance manufacturing of critical healthcare for our nations security.
Major General (ret) Michael W. Davidson, USA, advises clients doing business with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. He co-founded and currently serves as the Chairman of American Mitigation Services, a Kentucky based disaster mitigation company.
General Davidson’s military career concluded with six years of service on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon where he was the Assistant Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard matters. Prior to that time, his assignments as a general officer were as the Deputy Commander in Chief for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs, U.S. Special Operations Command; Deputy Commanding General (National Guard), U. S. Army Special Operations Command; and the Adjutant General of Kentucky. He is a Vietnam veteran and served with the Airborne Ranger Infantry Company of the First Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam. He currently serves as Co-chairman for Kentucky for the Fiftieth Vietnam War commemoration, a Pentagon sponsored effort. He was awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal for his Pentagon service.
General Davidson is a licensed attorney currently admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from the University of Louisville and has published in the area of national security policymaking. His 2010 published book on defense strategy is entitled Victory at Risk: Renewing America’s Military Power.
General Davidson serves and has served as a director on the boards of a wide range of public, private and charitable organizations. He is Vice-chairman of the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation. He serves as a trustee for the Fund for Peace, a Washington based think tank active in international development activities. He served as a member of the board of the US defense subsidiary of DB Schenker, the German railway system and global freight forwarder. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of PCTEL, a NASDAQ listed communications technology company. He served as a member of the Board of Advisers of Northrup Grumman E-Systems.
Kenneth Wilson is a technically sophisticated management professional with strong cross functional leadership skills coupled with proven “hands-on” experience. He has a diverse background in startups, turnarounds, acquisitions and high growth environments and has proven to be a resourceful problem solver with proven ability to conceptualize solutions to maximize successful results.
Mr. Wilson brings 24 years of solid manufacturing experience as a Materials Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Manufacturing Engineering Manager and Vice President of Operations for companies with 750 direct and indirect employees over four plants.
In addition to his manufacturing experience, Mr. Wilson served as Chief Executive Officer of Source Technologies, a Kentucky based supplier of technology to the municipal wastewater treatment and oil and gas industries.
A former U.S. Navy Lieutenant, Mr. Wilson managed 60 highly skilled technicians as a Senior Naval Nuclear Engineer in all aspects of maintenance, operation and repair of two Nuclear Reactors and their support systems. He attended the Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida and studied reactor operations at the U.S. Naval Nuclear facility in Ballston Spa, New York.
Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Purdue University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aero Engineering with a Major in Aerodynamics. We received an MBA degree from Georgia State University with a Major in Finance. He is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, APICS Certified and a Qualified Certified Purchasing Manager.
Mr. Gibson has over thirty years of business experience in law, mergers and acquisitions, business development, corporate reorganization, corporate governance and management. His experience has been at the senior executive level in engineering, power development, and manufacturing firms with business ventures in the U.S., Europe and Eastern Europe, and several countries in Southeast Asia. Mr. Gibson has private and public sector experience with companies such as Kinder Morgan Power Co, Parker Hannifin, MACTEC, Ford Aerospace and Barlow Projects. Mr. Gibson has supported the efforts of L88 since the founding in 2007.
Yolanda is a global business executive and transformation leader with diverse finance, functional area, and Board Director experience in the financial services, distribution, consumer goods, real estate and healthcare industries. Her career has included leadership of finance and operations across North, South and Central America, Asia, Europe, and Africa during times of acquisitive growth and transformation. As a people leader, Yolanda has created and developed finance teams including award winning teams in innovation. She is currently a finance and procurement executive in the financial services industry where she leads various corporate and division teams, and is responsible for reports to the Board of Directors. Yolanda’s prior career has included chief financial officer roles at various organizations including W. W. Grainger, Inc., where she was chief financial officer at Grainger Canada, Inc., a $1 billion division. She also led the $6 billion U.S. financial services unit, global finance transformation, and during times of international growth, served as global chief audit executive. At CVS Health [CVS Caremark], as vice president, internal audit services, she was actively engaged in the divestiture, merger & acquisition, and integration phases of the company’s $2 billion to $70 billion revenue growth over a five-year period. Experiences in strategy, consulting, and public accounting comprise the remainder of Yolanda’s career which began in retail management with Saks, Inc.
Yolanda is an Independent Board Director for Leslie’s Pool Supply (NASDAQ: LESL) where she serves on the Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees, and is ESG Sub-Committee Chair. She is a servant and conscious business leader who serves as advisor to various non profit organizations, including her recent co-founding of the National Black Bank Foundation, missioned to eradicate the wealth gap through innovative public-private partnerships. She is a featured keynote and panelist on topics including small business, community and economic development, credit and capital access, and women in finance. She has been featured as a leading corporate executive in national publications, and is a Fellow of the 2017 class of the Aspen Institute Finance Leaders Fellowship, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and a 2015 Chicago United Business Leader of Color. She earned an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and is an honors marketing alumna from Jackson State University. She is a CPA, CIA, CGMA, CCSA, and is certified in Corporate Governance from Tulane University School of Law.