Ross Sklar

Chief Executive Officer & President

Ross Sklar is the founder and CEO of The Starco Group. Sklar is a chemical formulator by trade and started his first company - SEI Group - while still in college in 1997. He was able to commercialize novel chemical technologies in the fields of corrosion and microbiological control and grew SEI in the Alberta oil & gas sector. In 2004, Sklar began a robust acquisition strategy and acquired ten companies in a decade and, in the process, created The Starco Group. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Manitoba.

Darin Brown

Chief Operating Officer

20 Years in Chemical Operations, CPG distribution experience; Current EVP Operations for The Starco Group; Exceptional leader of 200+ chemical manufacturing employees.

Rachel Boulds

Chief Financial Officer

20+ Years as public company CFO, Core competencies as Public Compliance CFO, Strong depth with SEC, FINRA, Auditing and regulatory compliance.

Ted Alpert

Vice President, Finance

30 Years CFO of multiple companies, including private, private equity-backed and public, Key competencies in complex financial modeling.

Dave Dreyer

Brand Advisory Board – Marketing

20+ Years Marketing Blue Chip Brands including Apple, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Sara Lee Brands, Former Worldwide Managing Director Apple, TBWA/Media Arts Lab, Adjunct Professor, Marketing at USC.

Xanthe Wells

Brand Advisory Board – Creative

15+ Years Creative Director, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, Former Chief Creative Officer, Pitch and Creative Director, TBWA\Chiat\Day named to "40 Under 40" by Advertising Age 2015, and "30 Most Creative Women in Advertising" 2015.

Lisa Becker

Brand Advisory Board – Public Relations

Award-winning PR professional with 20 years experience building brands and launching products. Worked with such companies as Activision, QANTAS Airways, ACH Food Companies and Kay Jewelers. Former adjunct professor of public relations as USC. 

Kendra Bracken-Ferguson

Brand Advisory Board – Digital and Social Media

Twenty years experience as a global digital architect, currently Chief Digital Officer at CAA-CBG. Founder of Digital Brand Architects, directing digital media at Ralph Lauren and VP Digital at Fleishman-Hillard. Named one of the “Most Influential African American Women” by Essence Magazine.

Jim Leonardi

Chief Sales Officer

30 Years selling to mass retail, Extensive CPG experience, Head of Sales for three different $50M+ Companies, Took multiple companies from start up to $50M+ in sales.