Leadership

Richard J. (RJ) Valentine

Chairman

Richard J. (RJ) Valentine, Chairman and CEO, is a serial entrepreneur and early-stage investor with 18 successful exits and more than a dozen operating companies. RJ’s vision directs all aspects of EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives’ development.

RJ has founded, built and sold market leaders in diverse industries, including insurance, automotive services, hospitality, business services and more. Among his notable successes:

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Steven S. Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

Steven Wilson became new Chief Executive Officer in 2020 to take EarthSafe to the next level. Steve is a highly accomplished leader with a proven history of charting the vision and strategic path for rapidly expanding organizations. His background is the perfect mix of cleaning industry expertise and high growth success having built a private equity owned company into the nation’s largest provider of outsourced and managed services for hospitality and entertainment. Steve’s scope of capabilities ranges from developing high caliber sales personnel and effective customer service programs, to collaborating with Private Equity partners and motivating teams to achieve maximum results. Nantucket is home to the Wilson family.

Peter Lake

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lake, CFO, is Chief Financial Officer of Global Business Funding Group and RJ Valentine’s MBA Group of Companies. Since 1986, he has helped RJ achieve his many entrepreneurial successes. Among these successes are current operating companies Impact Power Technologies, Impact Safety Systems and EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives.

In his more than 25 years as a business owner, consultant and CFO, Peter has worked with more than 50 different entrepreneurial businesses throughout the United States and England. These have included start-up situations, high growth development, mergers and acquisitions.

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Alan Braverman

Chief Investment Officer

Alan Braverman, Chief Information Officer, is an investment analyst, entrepreneur and senior manager who, with RJ Valentine, is co-founder of Global Business Funding Group and its portfolio companies. On Wall Street, Alan was ranked #1 Analyst by the Wall Street Journal and named to Institutional Investor magazine’s “All-America Research Team.”

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