CEO — James Price
Mr. Price himself is perhaps best described as a true entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in multiple industries including the financial services industry. After attending college at Eastern Washington University, Mr. Price served 3 years in the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge he moved to Maryland and began his career as a successful stockbroker. Over a 10-year span as a broker and office Principal, he worked at JW Gant, Cohig and Associates, AG Edwards and Sons and Global Financial. Licenses held; series 7, 63, 24 life and health.
Over his extensive management career, Mr. Price has either formed, been President, CEO and/or interim CEO’s of several public and private companies including: JP Anderson, Greenzone Ventures, Papa Bello Enterprises, Benacquista Galleries, Columbia Financial Group, UC Hub, Leone Asset Management, Global Brands International, Global Mobile Technologies, Trunk Health and others.
Mr. Price founded the Children of God Orphanage to assist with the crisis in Sierra Leone and has formerly sat on the board of directors for the YMCA, was the Chairman of the I AM Foundation and currently is the Chairman and co-founder of the Leone Asset Foundation and is the Founder and Chairman of The Children of God Orphanage.
President — Woody Junot
Woody Junot is a proven Successful Financial/Managerial executive whom through his 30-year plus career has extensive experience as a business owner, financial planner, and real estate and mortgage broker. Mr. Junot possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit applying it to everything he does. He brings to Go Epic Health many years of experience and a successful track record as a businessman and entrepreneur.
Mr. Junot owned and operated an investment relations firm, Emerald Resource Group Inc. for 10 years and concurrently, he incorporated, built and sold, several entities including two real estate companies, a business brokerage company and a commercial lending company. Mr. Junot attended The Academy of Advanced Traffic and Transportation in Philadelphia Pa, in his early years, and attended several management/consulting institutions to gain his extensive leadership skills and abilities. During Mr. Junot’s career he has possessed many industry specific licenses, mortgage brokerage, real estate, series 7 and series 63 investment licenses.
Secretary — Eric Mader
Eric Mader is a Seasoned Corporate Executive/General Counsel with solid and progressive experience in new business development, Expertise in start-ups, fund raising, corporate creation, consumer packaged goods and services, business-to-business markets and International markets management. Mr. Mader has an established track record of positioning companies, brands, products and people for accelerated growth. He has extensive sales and marketing background across multiple industries. His areas of expertise include being highly skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. He is accomplished at developing long-term relationships with clients, generating loyalty above and beyond the sales relationship. Mr. Mader is adept in streamlining financial processes, enhancing productivity levels and introducing process improvements.
Mr. Mader is highly regarded as a forward thinking and dynamic executive with 15+ years of cross-functional experience leading teams in progressively challenging roles across diverse environments and industries from entrepreneurial start-ups to large, corporations to privately owned businesses.
Director of Business Operations — B. Robert (Bob) Wisner, Sr. MBA
Bob has been involved with the company for several years now where he has worked with investors, consulted on marketing initiatives and assisted in an advisory capacity with strategic planning and Business Development strategies. He brings 35 plus years as a senior executive; including running Fortune 100 companies with complete P&L responsibilities. Bob has worked with and led some of the top sales and marketing teams in the country, specialized in acquisitions and mergers and turning around troubled companies; always with an emphasis on increasing shareholder value. In addition to a successful corporate career Bob spent 15 years as a successful entrepreneur buying, selling and building companies. He also worked as a business consultant for Gateway, where he advised some of the most respected companies in the world. He is an accomplished presenter and motivational public speaker. Bob recently earned his Executive MBA from Loyola University in Maryland where he was asked to return to teach. He is currently making plans to earn his Doctoral Degree in Global Business and Leadership.
VP Business Development — Laura Banks
Laura Banks is an accomplished supplement product developer and marketer with over twenty five years experience in syndicated radio and health-related product sales and licensing. She has partnered with Dr. Alan Pressman for many years, involved in product promotion on 3,000 radio stations, and with Invite Health in NYC for catalog and retail sales. Her expertise is in joint venture relationships, direct selling and product development. In 2014 she began work on the Institute of Rehabilitative Nutrition, a health coach network, partnering with Agora Publishing with a premiere series on Brain Health.Other professional pursuits include podcasting, author work at Simon & Schuster, and on-air talent work within the film, television and radio industries.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman — James Price
Director — Woody Junot
Director — Eric Mader
Board Member — Ron Adams
Ron Adams was born in rural Jefferson County Alabama, November 5th, 1962 to humble beginnings. He quickly learned hard work and persistence pays off after buying an investment mobile home and renting it out at a profit. Ron moved onto buying, remodeling, leasing, and eventually selling shopping centers like the Landmark Plaza in Fort Walton Beach Florid and the Doolittle Plaza 1 and 2 in Mary Esther Florida. He was also partners in the Gemini Town Center in Oviedo, Florida and Hotel Indigo in Atlanta, Georgia.
Beyond real estate, Ron has started several successful businesses like Touch of Class Limousine and Transport INC in Montgomery, Alabama, Shooter’s Western Wear Outlet in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the online magazine Advanced Health and Fitness covering the latest medical technology, and Audio Video Automation LLC which he and his partner started in January 2017.
Ron has owned and flown 17 different airplanes over his business career, including twin engine turboprops like the King Air 200 and Citation jets, allowing him to quickly get to his many properties. Ron has both a commercial license and an airline transport pilot’s license.
Ron currently resides in Destin, Florida.
Board Member — Ben Bates
Ben Bates, Jr. is a 1967 graduate of Valdosta State College and came to Palatka in 1967 as a high school teacher and coach at Palatka High School. After three years of teaching and coaching he was drafted and served his country in the U.S. Army for two years, receiving an honorable discharge in 1973.
Upon his discharge he came back to teach and coach at Palatka High School from 1973 to June of 1975.
In 1975 Ben formed a real estate agency, Caldwell Banker Ben Bates and an insurance agency Bates Hewett & Floyd Insurance. In 1984 Ben became affiliated with Caldwell Banker and presently operates two real estate offices with over forty agents and has been the number one real estate agency in Putnam County for over 30 years.
In 2001, Ben became a partner in the GM Auto Dealership in Palatka and Starke and just remodeled the facility in Palatka to come a state of the art dealership in rural America. The dealership offers Chevrolet, GMC and Buick as well as full service for the parts department.
In 1989 Ben became the founding member of Putnam State Bank and served on its Board until it was acquired by Harbor Community Bank in 2012.
Ben has served on numerous boards and organizations and chaired most some of which are:
Palatka Toastmasters Club
Palatka Boosters Club
Northeastern Florida Association of Realtors
Rodeheaver Boys Ranch
Putnam County Zoning Board
First Baptist Board of Trustees
Putnam Community Medical Center Board of Trustees
United Way of Putnam County
Boy Scouts of America
Florida Association of Insurance Agents
Life South Blood Bank
Putnam First Cancer Board
Putnam Behavioral Board
Ben has received numerous awards over the years for service to his community.
Ben has been married to Kathi Pelham Bates for forth four years. They have two sons, one granddaughter and one grandson.