Dekra-Lite Industries, Inc., a premier provider of commercial and wholesale Christmas decorations, today named Jean Latu and Angelo Ponzi to its Board of Directors. Latu and Ponzi join the company’s board under the direction of Richard Franzi, chairman of the board and CEO/founder of Critical Mass for Business. Dekra-Lite is a privately held, employee-owned company located in Southern California.
“We welcome Jean and Angelo to our Board of Directors and look forward to having them share their vast expertise to help us meet our business goals,” said Jeff Lopez, president and founder of Dekra-Lite Industries, Inc.
Richard Franzi, Dekra-Lite’s chairman of the board, said, “I look forward to working with Jean and Angelo in supporting Dekra-Lite’s executives and employee-owners in pursuing continued growth with the goal of exceeding the expectations of all of their stakeholders.” Franzi also serves as the CEO and founder of Critical Mass for Business, a peer-learning organization of which Lopez, Ponzi, and Latu are all members.
“I’m delighted to join the board of Dekra-Lite, and I look forward to serving them and helping them meet their marketing goals and take their company to a new level,” said Angelo Ponzi, new Dekra-Lite board member and CMO of Path2HappiSuccess.
“It’s a pleasure to join the Board of Dekra-Lite and to share my expertise in accounting and finance to help them establish a strong financial foundation from which to grow,” said Jean Latu, new Dekra-Lite board member and CEO/founder of Ingenio Solutions.
Jean Latu is an experienced accounting and finance executive. She is the CEO and founder of Ingenio Solutions, a consulting firm providing interim and fractional CFO services to middle market companies. Latu believes strongly in building a firm financial foundation to position companies for growth. She and her team of CFO consultants help client companies solve accounting problems, create efficiencies, and improve their bottom line. Latu earned her CPA while working as an auditor and audit manager at Arthur Andersen. She then took on leadership roles as Group Controller for The Koll Company and VP Finance for RCI Resort Services. Latu is an expert in accounting operations and financial reporting, as well as recruitment, technical training, process improvement, systems implementations, M&A due diligence and integration, and international business services.
Angelo Ponzi is an experienced marketing executive, brand champion and successful entrepreneur with 20+ years of success in B2C and B2B marketing. He has worked with leading companies in banking, consumer food, retail products and more. including J.P. Morgan Chase, Kendall-Jackson, La Crema, Ketel One Vodka, Cold Stone Creamery, Arby’s, Vistage International, Nestle Purina, Unilever, Bausch & Lomb, and Pacific Sunwear.Ponzi currently serves as CMO for the Path2HappiSuccess, an online program that empowers high school students to find their top career choices and best college majors based on a student’s unique personality, aptitude, interests, preferences and natural traits. He is also a co-owner and VP marketing and sales for Strategic Market Intelligence, a market research company.