Our Team

 

JIMMY EZZELL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Jimmy Ezzell is an inspirational leader who has the master skill of painting a clear picture of his vision while inspiring others to take action on their own dreams and goals. Respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic partners, and establishing organizations that grow into the tens of thousands, Jimmy has served on International Advisory Boards, won numerous industry awards, and reached top levels in several companies over the years. Jimmy intuitively sees the threads of opportunity that wind through an organization and brings them together into a coherent whole.

 

As the CEO of YEP, Entrepreneurial community, Jimmy oversees and executes the vision of an exponentially growing Global organization. He is spearheading the mission to give Entrepreneurs a single platform that will provide them with training, tools, and opportunities they need to not only achieve the success they seek but to create generational wealth and legacies.

Jimmy serves on several Boards of Directors including Exertus Financial Partners and is also the Founder and CEO of TripValet.

 

LORRELL WINFIELD

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

As Chief Operating Officer at YEP, Lorrell Winfield is responsible for the global operations of the company. He brings more than 20 years of experience to YEP. His experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, while providing outstanding client service, and driving profitable revenue growth.

From 1999 to joining YEP in 2019, Lorrell Winfield was the Director of Operations for both Aquila Energy, a provider of gas and electrical service and Verizon Communications, a  technology-driven communication service provider. He was responsible for labor and operational costs while managing over $10 million dollars in multifunded budgets across North America and abroad, leading the efforts to deliver best-in-class unified communications and services to clients, customers and communities. 

Lorrell Winfield is very active in his community volunteering countless hours to multiple Chambers, Church Events & Business organizations and is dedicated to his family and faith.

 

LIVIA FISHER-KANE

With 22 years of experience in several industries, Livia Fisher-Kane has left her mark in several mediums, such as Rio's nightlife scene in the ’90s, documentary filmmaking, TV production, and of course marketing, brand and business development.

 

In 2007, Livia started working with 6X World Champion, MMA legend, Wanderlei Silva, whom she helped by developing the brand and marketing to launch his training center in Las Vegas. Soon after that, Zuffa & the UFC took notice of her work and invited her to join the corporation in 2010  a partnership with the UFC's international expansion team was created and they moved on to develop powerful marketing strategies, produce and promote an incredible amount of social media content and campaigns and reshape the company's marketing. The UFC went on to sell to WME for 4 Billion dollars in 2016.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

 
 

C.J. FLOYD

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mr. Floyd has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for a number of companies over more than 20 years. He has worked in a variety of financial and operational capacities in startups and turnarounds and as a consultant, investment banker, and auditor. He has deep experience in public company reporting and operations, fundraising, and transactions.

 

Since 2012 he has run several companies and worked for a number of clients performing financial modeling, fundraising, accounting, and strategic and business planning engagements. In 2010 Mr. Floyd was the CFO for Blackhawk Healthcare, a $75 million revenue hospital group. Hired to effect a turnaround of the business, he created and implemented the plan, driving a $600K monthly net loss to a $100K monthly net income in six weeks.

 

Mr. Floyd then negotiated the sale of the company, eliminating a $4 million personal liability to the Chairman. Previously, Mr. Floyd co-founded and lead Progressive Medical Care in New Orleans, a successful multi-physician clinic.  Prior to that he worked as COO, CFO and as a consultant at other companies.

CHRISTINA PERRY

CHIEF SALES OFFICER

As Chief Sales Officer, Christina Perry oversees the company’s global sales strategies, developing opportunities and delivering solutions customized for affiliate and customer needs. is a global entrepreneur, international trainer, best-selling co-author, and motivational success coach.

 

She has over 18 years of experience in direct sales and marketing in corporate and as a leader in the field.  

 

Christina has built organizations totaling hundreds of thousands in over 50 countries worldwide.  Her focus is on empowering others to achieve greatness in all aspects of their lives. Financially. Spiritually. Emotionally. Physically.

JENNIFER KEMPFER-NORRIS

CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER

As the Chief Experience Officer, for the Young Entrepreneur Project, Jennifer Kempfer-Norris is leading all initiatives for the strategy, leadership, and implementation of plans to create the best experience possible for members, affiliates, clients, investors, and potential partners.

 

Being with the company since it’s initial development stages, Jennifer has continually helped to develop and lead a cultural transformation that results in new levels of leadership, support, and community excellence grounded in the mission of becoming not the best company in the world, but FOR the world.

 

With over 15 years of experience in leadership, psychology, and creating and managing corporate systems, Jennifer has mastered the art of bridging different divisions of the company, to create an environment that contributes to the above average rate of retention that YEP has and continues  to experience.

ERIC CHIA

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

As CTO of YEP, Eric will oversee all the technical aspects of YEP and provide roadmap and technology solutions for YEP to grow the company using technology.
Eric will provide innovative ideas and technical design guidance on building an AI-powered sales/marketing system and oversee the development process.


With his vast technology experience, Eric will provide guidance and enhancement of YEP's current technology platform and online business operations, as well as providing technical innovation ideas that will increase the value of YEP using AI technology and later tokenization of business process and e-commerce transactions.
Eric possesses 34 years of experience in website development, mobile Apps, and internet business applications and technology. Eric has extensive experience in owning and operating digital businesses and software development.

RICK ANSON

CHIEF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

As the Chief Product Development Officer, for the Young Entrepreneur Project, Rick Anson is leading initiatives for the strategy, development, and launch of new and innovative wellness products customized around hydration, water filtration, clinically proven nutritional supplements and emerging Hemp CBD wellness. Helping position YEP as a global leader in environmental wellness,  and personal wellness categories  

 

Rick Anson is President of Wellness Labs, L.L.C. an innovative HEMP CBD product development company specializing in custom consumer wellness products, advanced bioavailability and sustainable packaging.

  

Rick’s commitment in YEP is to bring a new standard of wellness products to consumers with minimal impact to our planet earth.

 

With over 20 years of experience in the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, water purification and custom HEMP CBD industries Rick brings a diverse knowledge into YEP for sustainable wellness.

ALI MEHDAOUI

GLOBAL MASTER TRAINER

Ali Mehdaoui was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco and came to America 18 years ago. He started out as a busboy and went to high school and college to become a chef. 

 

He eventually got a great job at corporate America but after working 90 hour weeks for 2 straight years, Ali realized he had enough and needed to make a change… and that’s when he came across business and network marketing 13 years ago.

 

Today, Ali has built organizations in 15 countries. He has written a book that sold in 7 countries and had the honors to speak on TEDX in 2018 and has trained over 45000 hopeful entrepreneurs to achieve their milestones and live out their core values. 

 

As a Global Master Trainer, Ali is inspired by the community that is creating true entrepreneurial change in the market place in 6 continents. Creating the next generation of success stories and a 1000 millionaires is now the main focus for Ali’s Legacy in the business community. 

Dr. Senthil Kumaran

GLOBAL DIRECTOR

As Global Director of YEP Champions, Dr. Senthil Kumaran is responsible for the division’s Business Development, Affiliate Marketing & Training. With Dr. Denthil’s 30+ years of professional experience, across various organizations at different levels in INDIA & DUBAI, he is a valuable addition to the YEP Team. He is a Certified Nutritional Expert, international trainer, global business development leader, a marketing expert, and a motivational speaker making an impact across the globe while training more than 200,000 professionals. Dr. Senthil has built organizations across 70+ countries with over half a Million Affiliates in his Organization. In 2009 he created “Champions Virtual Group (CVG)”, which has helped Tens of thousands affiliates across the globe.

KEVIN HARRINGTON

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

As an original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, Kevin Harrington has pushed past all the questions and excuses to repeatedly enjoy 100X success. His legendary work behind the scenes of business ventures has produced more than $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making of dozens of millionaires. He’s launched massively successful products like The Food Saver, Ginsu Knives, The Great Wok of China, The Flying Lure, and many more. He has worked with amazing celebrities turned entrepreneurs including, like Billie Mays, Tony Little, Jack LaLanne, and George Foreman to name a few. Kevin’s been called the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur Answer Man, because he knows the challenges unique to start-ups and has a special passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. kevinharrington.tv

STEVE MANDELL

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Steve Mandell is the CEO of Gameplan Enterprises.  As an entertainment attorney, entrepreneur, and brand and marketing expert, Steve has more than thirty years of experience in negotiating top tier national and international agreements in sports, media, business, licensing and brand development.  He has structured deals with numerous professional sports teams, media networks, multi-channel and publishing companies. As an expert in licensing and brand and product development, Steve speaks at various entrepreneur conferences and at pitch and investor events that have also included major entertainment and sports celebrities. Steve has procured and negotiated several television shows and has a full service digital design firm and Podcast Network.


Steve’s vast experience and expertise has him serving on several Board of Directors including Amshop, LLC which is a fully integrated partnership with PharmaPacks, the #1 National and #3 International Third-party distribution platform for Amazon. He is also a member of the Board for  Events.com, the world’s #1 event management platform and Scenebot and Scene, a social media platform that appeals to a mass audience including actors to “get scene” by top entertainment industry professionals, casting agents and managers.  Finally, Steve is on the Board of Advisors for VersusGame which is the first prediction game platform in which the player gets paid for being right.

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