Lance T. Funston
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Lance T. Funston was elected Chairman of the Board in August 2015, and appointed Chief Executive Officer effective January 15, 2016. Mr. Funston also serves as Chairman and CEO of Ultimark Products, LLC which he founded in 2000. The consumer products company manufactures and distributes Prell®, Denorex®, Zincon® and Porcelana®. In 1993 he founded TelAmerica Media, a media aggregator representing over 90% of the cable television industry. In 2008, 85% of the company was sold to Cross MediaWorks, Inc., the balance was sold to the Lee Group in 2013. During the 1980's Mr. Funston founded a merchant banking firm acquiring over $500 million in corporate properties.
Mr. Funston attended the University of Houston and received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1967. In 1967, Mr. Funston was appointed Assistant to the Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation by President Lyndon Johnson, and subsequently as special assistant to a governor of the Federal Reserve Board. Mr. Funston attended Harvard Business School, receiving his MBA in 1970. During his tenure at Harvard, he founded Portfolio Management Systems Incorporated, which developed investment management systems for major financial institutions including: John Hancock, Fidelity Mutual, American General, Sun Life, and Bank of America. In 1973 Portfolio Management created a private real estate equity fund in Houston, Texas and developed over $300 million in residential and commercial properties during a 10 year period. Mr. Funston served as Secretary General. He also served as a board member of the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation from 1992 to 1996. In 2007, Lance and his wife, Christina, founded the Save a Mind Foundation, a 501(c)3 federal non-profit organization that assists at-risk youth in grades 5-8 to stay in school with their innovative Win/Win Program, and continue on to graduate from high school.
Douglas J. Haas
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Haas, 49 years old, was formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Ultimark Products, Inc. which he joined in 2004. Ultimark Products is a consumer products company that manufactures and distributes Prell®, Denorex®, Zincon®, and Porcelana®. Mr. Haas has spent over 25 years working for specialty manufacturing companies in many different key roles. Mr. Haas, a US Navy Veteran, proudly served aboard the USS Midway CV41, USS Canopus AS34, and as an Instructor for the US Naval Academy.
Stephen A. Heit
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Stephen A. Heit joined CCA in May 2005 and has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President since 2006. He was appointed a director of the Company in September 2014. Prior to that (from 2003 to 2005) he served as Vice President-Business Strategies for Del Laboratories, Inc., a consumer products company that was listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX). Mr. Heit served as President of AM Cosmetics, Inc. from 2001 to 2003, Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 2003, and Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors from 1999 to 2003. From 1987 to 1997 he was the Chief Financial Officer of Pavion Limited, and also served on the Board of Directors. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Long Island University Post College of Management, and a member of the New York Stock Exchange MKT listed company council. He also served as a Director of Loeb House, Inc., a non-profit organization serving mentally handicapped adults, from 1987 to 1995, and Director of Nyack Hospital Foundation from 1993 to 1995.
Mr. Heit received a Bachelor of Science degree from Dominican College, with additional graduate work in professional accounting at Fordham University, and a Master in Business Administration in accounting from the University of Connecticut School of Business. Mr. Heit is married, has three children, and lives in Connecticut.
Chief Growth Officer
Prior to joining CCA Industries, Dominello had served as President and CEO of Ducere Pharma, LLC., where he successfully revitalized iconic brands to include Doan's®, Bufferin®, and Cruex®. Within two years, he progressed to more than 40,000 points of distribution across the portfolio, and increasing organic sales by 170%. His strategy led to Ducere's acquisition, providing investors with a 200% ROI.
Before joining Ducere, Dominello held executive level positions at both Ultimark Products and Nutrisystem Inc. At Ultimark, he raised $15.0M+ in Private Placement to further the company's acquisition goal, leading to four acquisitions within his first year (including Prell® Shampoo, Denorex® Shampoo, and others). He also increased revenue by 200% for the company's garden division by securing placement at The Home Depot. During his eight-year tenure at Nutrisystem, Dominello successfully launched the brand internationally, and was a key member of the executive team that brought sales from $20M to $778M and EBITDA from $0 to $170M.
In addition to his success in generating extreme sales growth, Dominello has also executed successful marketing and public relation campaigns that have led to features within multiple popular media outlets—Good Morning America, People Magazine and Huffington Post, to name a few.