BOARD

Team Saba Industries Group has what it takes to get the job done.

Please meet our global leaders and powerful team of business professionals below.


Team Destiny Ventures Global: Malini Saba Malini Saba – CEO

Saba Industries Group – 1992 to Present – Chairman of the Board since 1996

Saba Family Foundation – Chairman and Founder – Since 2002

Founded Saba Family Foundation focused on healthcare, education and human rights for women. Focused on improving healthcare systems around the world. We do ground advocacy work.

SELECTED ACHIEVEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Turned around an under-performing $410M global division, streamlined 4 business units around a coherent commercial and operational worldwide strategy, delivered double-digit EBITA growth.
  • Reversed losses of struggling $80M division; quickly restored forward momentum, generating year-over-year revenue gains at steady 20% return-on-sales.
  • vIntegrated 6 acquired companies into a worldwide $300M division that outpaced competitors, maximized share of strategic markets, and elevated earnings. Drove return to 12%, and championed 2 new acquisitions.
  • Transformed the poorest-performing business unit company-wide into a top performer
    generating $60 million sales and 12% profits in period of just 3 years.

AWARDS

Ambassador of Peace 2007 – Federation for Peace

Philanthropist of the Year 2005 – Pratham, an Indian NGO promoting education for children

Mother Teresa Award 2004 – Los Angeles County

Kalpana Chawla Outstanding Woman of the Year Award 2005 – Friends of the Indian Community of L.A.

Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 – Business Women Network, Washington DC Board of Seats


Co-Chair,
Mark A. De Mattei, PhD

Dr. Mark A. De Mattei is an American inventor, entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO for several innovative companies in technology, patents, entertainment and pharmaceuticals. He is best known for the historical launch of the world’s first Airship (Blimp) containing a full-motion, full-color LED television screen “SkyScreen”. De Mattei pioneered the SkyCast Network – streaming a live network feed via a microwave signal to the “SkyScreen”. Simultaneously, he created the world’s first interactive mobile SMS text game, The Lucky Race Game. The SkyCast Network and The Lucky Race Game debuted in 2006 at the NASCAR Daytona 500 and later appeared at many NFL, MLB, PGA and other high-profile concerts and events. This first of its kind SMS text game, The Lucky Race Game, allowed hundreds of thousands of NASCAR fans to participate in the Daytona 500 via text messaging.

In 1999 De Mattei started in his garage and created the only FDA approved hangover relief medicine PHARB® and grew it to a national brand utilizing ads by Howard Stern and a grass roots college, concert and event Bus Tour with MTV. In 2006 De Mattei saw an opportunity to convert his hangover brand into the surfing and skateboard craze and developed 360 OTC® hangover relief. At launch, 360 OTC® was available in over 133,000 retailers nationwide. As De Mattei built these brands, he pioneered Air, Sea & Ground agency combining a product and media company into a multimillion-dollar empire that included the SkyCast Airship, NASCAR Cup and Truck racing program, partnership with WWE and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series which ended abruptly in 2008 during the economic financial crisis.

 

Since 2008, De Mattei has spent the past eleven years inventing and acquiring intellectual property and co-owns and operates The Patent Factory and RCS IP which owns and licenses a portfolio of patents which are featured in every mobile messaging device and messaging applications. The scope of 40+ patents include: mobile messaging, mobile financial transactions, mobile search and content presentation, mobile user interfaces, transmission of data and content and streaming video. Licensees include companies such as AT&T, Apple, Vonage, Kyocera, TiVo, Netgear, Arris, Humax, TCL/Roku.

 

Additionally, in 2010, De Mattei partnered with Gene Kirkwood, an internationally renowned Academy Award-winning producer of such hit films as Rocky, New York, New York, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Idolmaker, Gorky Park, Ironweed, and Get Rich or Die Tryin’, whose films have grossed over half a billion dollars worldwide. His most recent film was The Defiant Ones which won multiple film awards including a Grammy Award in 2018 for best soundtrack.

 

Today, he has built a team of partners including current and recently retired senior executives from Coca-Cola, Inca Kola, Nutraceutical Corporation, Wal-Mart, Southern California Edison, NFL, Greenberg Traurig, Altria, Seals Entertainment, Seed2Table and Triton Value Partners to assist in re-launching the PHARB® brand this year on its 20th Anniversary. In addition to hangover relief products, De Mattie’s Poundcake International Corporation has ownership in a 250,000 sq. ft. hemp extraction facility which produces high quality, organic, 3rd party lab tested Cannabidiol (CBD) products that start from providing the seeds to over 240 farmers that grow under exclusive contracts for its extraction and processing facility that makes CBD, Isolates and Terpenes which are then packaged at its owned FDA drug facility to be sold to dispensaries, Vape-tobacco retailers, c-stores, gas-n-go, independent stores, bodegas, mass retail, hotels, restaurants, military bases, natural food stores and merchandise clubs in 80 countries in addition to online sales.

 

De Mattie’s humble beginnings, colorful past, business experience has formed his ability to forge extra-ordinary global strategic relationships creating his vision which combining mission critical relationships and creative imagineering to collaborate and reverse-engineer traditional strategies to successfully execute his endeavors.

 

De Mattei currently is a Board Member, Boy Scouts of America (NEGA); Director of Outreach and Coordination, Operation BBQ Relief “Always Serving Project”; Sports Initiative Super Bowl Host Committee Member; Executive Board Member, One World Literacy Foundation; NFL Alumni Member; Sons of Italy Member; Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association Member, Vice Chairman of Stars2Table; and Vice-Chairman of Seals Entertainment which operates 22 television networks.

 

De Mattei is a Neuro-Associative Conditioning Specialist (NACS), certified by Anthony Robbins (Robbins Research International), is a Neuro Linguistic Programming Specialist (NLPS), and is a sought-after speaker for motivation, technology and sales industry conferences.

 

In 2018, De Mattei was awarded 22 PhDs “h.c.” from 15 countries at the Presidential Palace in Mexico City for Favor of Country, and Humanity for life works. In 2018, he received his Paralegal Certification from George Mason University.


Others from our professional support team


Mack Michaelson,

Chief Technology Officer

Mack’s skills are gained from over 25 years in various IT roles, including development, professional IT consulting, supervision and speaking. He has led assorted project teams at Tapinko, PetCo, and professionally trained a 500+person programming team for FujiNet in Japan and Vietnam. He excels at computer programming and MIS, and holds an MS and PhDc in MIS from assorted public and private colleges and universities from around the world.

Mr. Akhil Gupta,
Advisor

HONORARY BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Gupta began his career at Hindustan Unilever. From 1981 to 1992 he worked in the U.S, first in consulting with Strategic Planning Associates and ICF International in Washington D.C., where he became a partner at the firm, and then as Chief Financial Officer of two integrated retailers and manufacturers of furniture in California.

Mr. Gupta received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University in 1981 and a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi which conferred on him the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.

Mr. Gupta has served over a dozen company Boards, including Boards of several Blackstone portfolio companies, and Reliance group companies.