Jeff S. Cosman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Jeff S. Cosman has more than 10 years experience in the solid waste industry from local operations up to corporate accounting and finance with Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) and Browning Ferris Industries (NYSE: BFI). Mr. Cosman holds a B.B.A. in Managerial Finance and Banking & Finance, as well as a Bachelors of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Cosman was drafted by the New York Mets and played professional baseball in the minor leagues from 1993-1996. Mr. Cosman is the son of Jim Cosman, Sr., former President & COO of Republic Services. Jeff Cosman played an active role during the consolidation of Republic Services, specifically in the accounting consolidation, initial cultural integration and the reporting to Wall Street when they acquired 168 companies in 30 months, going from $500 million in Revenue to over $2.1 billion. Mr. Cosman spent over 10 years investing in start-ups and being active in Sales and Leadership Roles in the Medical Device Industry.
Thomas J. Cowee
Thomas J. Cowee has 37 years of experience in the environmental industry, including 15 years as a Chief Financial Officer. After retiring at the end of 2012, Mr. Cowee began serving as a board director for companies and is currently serving as a director on; Enviro Group, LLC and STC Investors, LLC, both privately owned environmental companies, both since 2015. Enviro Group, LLC is a hazardous trucking and transfer company, and STC Investors, LLC is primarily a refinery services and trucking company. Previously Mr. Cowee served as a director on the board of Rizzo Group, LLC, a privately owned solid waste collection, transfer and recycling business from 2014 to 2016, until sold. Mr. Cowee was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd, from 2005 to 2012. Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd (NYSE:BIN), was a publicly traded solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and landfill business, with operations in the United States and Canada. Mr. Cowee joined IESI Corporation in 1997 as its Chief Financial Officer and in 2000 was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until IESI Corporation was acquired by Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd in 2005. From 1995 to 1997, he was Assistant Corporate Controller of USA Waste Services, Inc., and from 1979 to 1995 he held various field accounting positions with Waste Management Inc. Mr. Cowee has a B.Sc. in accounting from The Ohio State University.
Jackson Davis has more than 20 years experience in technology and technology leadership, previously holding roles with software development companies providing mobile infrastructure management and wholesale financing solutions. Mr. Davis holds a BSBA in Decision Science with concentration in Management Information Systems from East Carolina University and has extensive experience in guiding organizational business strategy to propel improvement and maximum impact, while focusing on cost-efficiency and productivity. He is currently Director of Financial and Business Services Applications for Cox Enterprises a leading communications, media, and automotive services company with revenues of $18 billion.
Joe Ardagna combines 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry starting as an hourly kitchen employee to owning and operating a 28 restaurant chain in Atlanta and the Carolinas doing approximately $90 million in yearly sales. Mr. Ardagna oversaw all aspects of the business including but not limited to finance, legal, compensation, site selection, design and development, licensing and brand development. Mr. Ardagna sold a majority of his interest to a private equity group in 2011 and currently sits on the Board of Directors with the Company. In 2013, Mr. Ardagna started a new venture in the restaurant industry in Atlanta and currently oversees the operation of 4 pizza restaurants and the construction of a new store opening in February 2017. He has an undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in 1984 and serves on the Board of Trustees at the New Hampton School in New Hampshire.