Board of Directors

Philip M. Rice, II

Chairman of the Board & Chief Financial Officer

Philip Rice operates a financial consultancy under the aegis of Legacy Results, LLC. Prior to 2001, he served as COO and director of Stahl’s Inc. ($90 million multi-national company), CFO of Gallagher-Kaiser Corp. ($110 million 1999 revenues) and President/CFO of Speedy International, Inc., an international print franchisor. Mr. Rice began his professional career at Deloitte & Touche where he became a Certified Public Accountant in 1979 working on international assignments. He is a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs, as well as having served on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rice earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

John B. Payne

Director since 2013

Mr. Payne brings more than 30 years’ experience in the global animal health industry to the ZIVO board of directors. Mr. Payne is a board member and officer of the American Humane Association and CEO of Compassion First Pet Hospitals, having previously served as President and CEO of Banfield Pet Hospitals, and a leadership team member for Mars Global PetCare. Mr. Payne also served as President and General Manager of Bayer Healthcare's North American Animal Health Division. He has been honored for his commitment to bringing “human quality” medicine and healthcare to pets, and has gained worldwide recognition for his achievements.

Nola E. Masterson

Director since 2014

Ms. Masterson has an extensive and well-regarded track record in the biotech industry and has 33 years of experience in the life science industry. Ms. Masterson is the Chair Emeritus of the Bay Bio Institute, a 501(c)3 affiliate of BayBio. Since 1982, she has been the Chief Executive Officer of Science Futures Inc., an investment and advisory firm, and is currently Managing Member and General Partner of Science Futures LLC, I and II, which are venture capital funds invested in life science funds and companies. She received her Masters’ degree in Biological Sciences from George Washington University and continued Ph.D. coursework at the University of Florida.

Christopher Maggiore

Director since 2013

Mr. Maggiore was appointed to the Board of Directors on August 28, 2013. He has a successful track record in entrepreneurship, with over 25 years of experience in the areas of real estate development and building and management of businesses. Mr. Maggiore currently owns and manages a portfolio of diverse businesses and investments.

Robert O. Rondeau, Jr.

Director since 2016

Mr. Rondeau brings years of experience in finance and lending to the Board of Directors. As chief executive officer of PRZ, LLC, a financing company Mr. Rondeau has focused on inventory financing, retail financing and leasing, a position he has held since 2013. Mr. Rondeau is also the chief executive officer of Bran Financial, a credit card processing company, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Rondeau was an executive director of Flagstar Bank, focusing on commercial, consumer and warehouse lending from 2004 through 2009, and President of Flagstar Bank’s title insurance subsidiary. Mr. Rondeau received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and an Executive M.B.A. from Michigan State University.