Jeff S. Cosman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Prior to Attis Industries, Inc., Mr. Cosman was the founder of Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc., a multi-regional solid waste company that went public through a series of transactions over the course of 4 years. Meridian Waste was acquired in April 2018 by Warren Equity Partners in a deal with an enterprise value of $103 Million. In four (4) years, Mr. Cosman acquired Meridian Waste Services, Christian Disposal, Eagle Ridge Landfill and Hauling and Container First Services, building a vertically integrated solid waste company with over $55 Million in revenue and over $12 Million of EBITDA.
Prior to building Meridian Waste from a private company to OTC Pink Sheet to OTC QB and subsequently to a NASDAQ listed company, Mr. Cosman founded a mobile application ("app") company and acquired a warehousing telecommunications company. The mobile app company was subsequently acquired by Attis Industries, Inc. in April 2017. Mobile Science Technologies is finalizing the build and launching its municipal platform for communication in May 2018. Its platform, Bright City is a mobile app for direct, 2-way communication between Bright City users and municipalities. Bright City fosters citizen sourced community engagement by making communications between citizens and cities easy.
In addition to Mr. Cosman negotiating, financing and acquiring six solid waste companies that consolidated as the solid waste assets of Meridian Waste, Mr. Cosman has negotiated, financed and has since consolidated multiple transactions in technology, healthcare and sustainable energy and plastics industries.
Mr. Cosman earned his B.S in Banking Finance & Managerial Finance from the University of Mississippi in 1992, as a Varsity Letterman in Baseball. Following a career with the New York Mets, after being drafted in 1993 as the 14th round pick, Mr. Cosman received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree in 1996.
Mr. Cosman is the son of Jim Cosman, Sr., former President & COO of Republic Services (NYSE: RSG). 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 Republic Services acquired 168 companies in 30 months, increasing its annual revenue from $500 Million to more than $2.1 Billion.
Mr. Pilewicz combines over 16 years of experience in Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Technology and Financial Services senior management. During this time frame he held positions including President, CEO, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Vice President of Sales and a Member of the Board. From 2009 through October 2017, Mr. Pilewicz was the President of Esmark, Inc., a privately-held company, as well as Chief Executive Officer of Esmark Industrial Group. From 2006 to 2008, he was Senior Vice President for Esmark, Inc., a public company (NASDAQ: ESMK) involved in the manufacturing of steel as well as a steel service center. From December 2003 to December 2006, he was Vice President of Sales, for UnitedHealth Group, a public company (NYSE: UNH), and their financial services entity, Exante Financial Services, focusing on convergence of healthcare and financial services. From 1986 to 2003, he was Vice President of PNC Bank, NA with responsibilities that included being a Lending Officer, and Treasury Management Sales Manager. Mr. Pilewicz was also a member of the Board of Directors of Esmark, Inc., from 2009 to 2017. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Diaz was most recently responsible for ensuring accurate and timely completion of the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end closing process for Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. (NYSE:ADSW), while managing accounting policies, procedures and internal control within a SOX-compliant environment. His experience also includes performing due diligence and subsequent purchase accounting for numerous acquisitions. He has also held financial reporting and auditing positions with CSX Transportation and Skinner Nurseries, Inc. Mr. Diaz began his career as an auditor with the national accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.