Teresa McWilliams, CFO

For over 30 years, Teresa McWilliams has applied strong analytical skills, strategic planning and guidance for public and privately-held companies. As Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Aluf Holdings, Inc., Ms. McWilliams is responsible for developing and managing financial strategies, capital generation, financial regulations and relationships with key financial institutions and private equity firms for the corporation.

Prior to her joining Aluf, Ms. McWilliams was Chief Financial Officer and and Acting Director for American Scientific Resources were she secured over $5,000,000 in working capital through private placements as well as directed activities related to custodian of funds, securities and assets of the organization. She was also named acting CFO for Next One Interactive.

Ms. McWilliams began her professional career in finance with Merrill Lynch. She was recruited by a highly-regarded, regional CPA firm, worked in securities as a Compliance Officer, and Corporate Controller for a securities broker-dealer. Later, she founded and operated a successful professional tax and business consulting firm specializing in compliance, accounting, business and personal tax issues. During extensive consulting engagements with various C-level executives, she has participated in a number of complex IPOs and Mergers & Acquisitions.

She is a key asset in driving ongoing acquisitions, development, and future growth of Aluf Holdings, Inc.

Ms. McWilliams attended Sawyer College, University of Phoenix, and Trinity Colleges & University for her post graduate degrees in Accounting, Finance, Economic Development, and Business Administration.

Donald Bennett, Chairman

Donald Bennett is the founder and recently retired President and Chief Operating Officer of Bennett Bolt Works, a precision manufacturer/distributor of engineered fasteners for highway, bridge and building construction, headquartered in Jordon, NY.

Mr. Bennett has more than 40 years’ experience in public markets, including advising multiple public companies on growth, expansion and marketing plans as they introduced various products to national and international markets. He is a former member of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Road and Transportation Builder’s Association, among others. He has also a task force member of the Association of General Contractors Joint Committee on New Highway Materials.

Mr. Bennett attended Cooper Union School of Engineering where he studied Civil Engineering. He also studied Engineering in the Coast Guard Academy. Mr. Bennett is a veteran, serving as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Lisa Marks-Canty, Board Member

Lisa Marks-Canty – is a progressive and exceptional entrepreneur with a solid track record of success in a variety of industries. She is the President of a blockchain based next generation document management, digitization and workflowautomation company, NEST Global Solutions. She is focused on evangelizing the intersection of RPA and Blockchain technology for the Enterprise.

Lisa has been a process improvement specialist for overs 15 years and continues to foster new innovation for the enterprise with her experience in Strategic Management & Strategy Execution. She has held leadership roles in multinational companies, as well as small organizations; leading and managing multifaceted and multicultural business organizations.

Lisa has an in-depth understanding of various business operations, with a proven track record driving and supporting business growth by streamlining processes, reducing operational costs while improving quality, efficiency & productivity. She uses her diversified experience and leadership in business, to create process improvements and efficiencies for the enterprise by using new distributed ledger technologies and analytics.

She advises and guides in a variety of industries (including aviation, finance, and supply chain) to identify the right use cases for their business and taking the company through use case development to the deployment of their Blockchain and distributed applications. Lisa’s experience and thought leadership in business, process improvement, social advocacy, ground-breaking technology and innovation have shaped her into a unique and revolutionary leader in technology.

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