Mark Goldston joined Pulse Health as Executive Chairman of the Board in September 2014. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of The Goldston Group in Los Angeles, California, which is a firm primarily focused on venture capital and emerging growth company investing and providing strategic advisory services to a range of companies and Private Equity firms. He is the major investor, co-founder and General Partner of Athletic Propulsion Labs, LLC, an athletic footwear and apparel company based in Los Angeles.
Previously from 2001-2013 Mark was the Chairman, President and CEO of United Online, Inc (Nasdaq: UNTD), an internet conglomerate consisting of NetZero, Juno, FTD Group, Interflora UK, Classmates, MyPoints and StayFriends. United Online was created in September 2001 with the merger of NetZero and Juno Online. Previously, Mark had been the Chairman, President and CEO of NetZero from 1999-2001. He was one of the earliest employees of NetZero, the first Chairman and CEO of the company as a startup and took the company public in September 1999. In November 2013, United Online executed a tax-free spinoff of its FTD Group subsidiary creating two independent public companies; United Online and FTD Companies. Just prior to the separation of the two companies, United Online had generated $1.8 billion of cumulative adjusted OIBDA since 2001, had in excess of 100 million registered users and was one of the largest social networking, internet access and e-commerce companies in the USA.
In the 15 years prior to NetZero/United Online, Mark was the Chairman and CEO of The Goldston Group, President and CEO of Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp., President of L.A. Gear, Principal of Odyssey Partners, Chief Marketing Officer of Reebok, President of Faberge USA, Inc. and V.P. of Worldwide Fragrance and Skincare Marketing for Revlon.
Mark is an accomplished inventor with 63 U.S. and Foreign patents covering such inventions as lighted shoes, inflatable pump shoes, spring-loaded performance technology, energy return systems, internet search, targeted internet advertising, etc. He is also the author of The Turnaround Prescription, Repositioning Troubled Companies.
Mark holds an undergraduate B.S.B.A. Degree from The Ohio State University with a dual major in Marketing and Finance and an MBA (MM) Degree from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management with a dual major in Marketing and Finance.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Chris Marsh joined Pulse Health in May 2007 as chairman of the board and became CEO in January 2008, bringing a wealth of experience in strategic growth to the company.
Prior to Pulse Health, Chris was Chief Executive Officer at Unicru. He joined Unicru in April 2001 and under Chris' leadership, Unicru grew from 40 to 350 employees and was recognized in three of the last four years as one of the 500 fastest growing and most successful companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine and Deloitte & Touche.
In July 2006, Unicru was sold to Kronos, Inc. for $170 million, a four-times revenue multiple. Thereafter, Chris was appointed President of Kronos’s Talent Management Division, where within 10 months Kronos sold to a private equity fund for $1.8 billion.
Prior to Unicru, Chris was the EVP of E*Trade, the leading online financial brokerage firm and independent provider of ATMs. Prior to E*Trade, he was a CFO and COO for Card Capture Services (CCS) where he played an instrumental role in the sale of CCS to E*Trade. Prior to CCS, he was CEO of Superior Transportation Logistics, a company with over $75M in revenues, which he sold to The Greenbrier Companies. After the acquisition, he served as the EVP and Director of Greenbrier Logistic Companies until he left to join CCS.
Chris holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at ARM Insight, Inc., CloudMed Solutions, Henningsen Cold Storage, and Point B, Inc.
Dr. Skye Lininger is Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Aisle7, a business that designs customized wellness-driven shopper marketing programs.
Dr. Lininger has more than 20 years of experience in the computer and software industry and has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a dietary supplement company. Additionally, Dr. Lininger practiced chiropractic medicine for ten years.
Mr. Toor is a Partner and the Chief Investment Officer of Luzich Partners, a multi-strategy investment fund with a focus on both public and private equity investments. Previously, Mr. Toor was Founder and Chief Investment Officer of BlackRoot Capital, an investment fund focused on small-cap public equities and special situations.
Prior to BlackRoot Capital, Mr. Toor served as Managing Director of Jefferies & Company Inc., from April 2001 to December 2006. He also served as Head of Media Investment Banking at Jefferies, where he began working in 1994, and served as a member of the Investment Banking Management Group.
Mr. Toor began his career in investment banking with Kidder Peabody & Co. in New York in 1990. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
William Wrigley, Jr.
Beau was the fourth generation member of the Wrigley family to lead the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a global leader in confections founded in 1891. He began his career with the company in 1985 and, after serving in multiple roles, became the Chairman, President and CEO in 1999. During his leadership, the Wrigley Company tripled in size and expanded its reach to consumers in 180 countries. In 2008, Wrigley was sold to privately held and family-owned Mars, Incorporated.
Currently, Beau is Chairman and CEO of Wrigley Management Inc., a family office, and WWJr. Enterprises Inc., an investment company that invests in a range of venture capital and private equity interests. He is a Senior Advisor to BDT Capital Partners, a merchant bank that provides long-term capital and advisory services to entrepreneurs and family-owned companies. Beau also is Co-Founder and Chairman of higi, a wellness and incentive reward platform that empowers individuals to measure and manage their personal health and well-being through 8,000 higi Stations nationwide, a higi website, mobile app, wellness competitions and incentives. Beau also has significant experience serving on public company boards, such as Hyatt Hotels Corporation for which he is a director, as well as the boards of various private and not-for-profit organizations.
Beau is an active philanthropist, currently serving as a Trustee of Conservation International and Co-Chair of their Ocean Health Council. Inspired by his passion for ocean conservation and diving, he was the originator and provided the founding grant for the Ocean Health Index (OHI), the first comprehensive global measurement of ocean health that scientifically compares and combines all dimensions of ocean health – biological, physical, economic and social.
Beau is a 1985 graduate of Duke University with a B.A. in Economics and attended the Wharton School of Business Advanced Management Program in 1994. Additionally, he was in the 1997 inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellowship Program.
Dr. Murray Lappe
Dr. Murray Lappe grew up in Skokie, Illinois as a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur since the age of 6. Dr. Lappe is credited with creating the world’s first computer-based kiosk, which began his interest in computers, software, and informatics. Murray attended college at University of Illinois and then continued on to medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago. After a residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, he began his career as a physician with an interest in human genetics and medical informatics. He spent a year in a research program in genetics at Children’s Hospital LA.
After 8 years of medical practice, Dr. Lappe hung up his stethoscope when he founded a software co. and data processing co. in the field of substance abuse in the workplace. As his service company grew, he made several acquisitions of businesses in his field. When he owned the largest drug testing services company in the industry, with over 300 employees, he patented a new method for testing samples for drugs at the point of care. After his idea to transform the industry to the point of care, he bet it all, and founded eScreen. Today, Murray holds 17 patents and created the first workplace drug testing program in the country with an internet enabled instrument. His system is the most widely used in corporate America, by the US Army, Department of Defense, FedEx, WalMart, USPS, Sears, Kmart, and most of the Fortune 500.
Working from his garage, he built the world’s largest drug testing company; eScreen, with over 500 employees and transformed an entire industry. In 2012, eScreen was sold to Alere, Inc. for nearly $300 million, and served as Alere’s Chief Innovation Officer until December, 2014. Today, Dr. Lappe specializes in medical device development, and investments in healthcare technologies. He is Chairman/CEO of SteriMed, Four Futures Investments, Medical Director, Emerge Diagnostics, and advisor to a healthcare private equity group.