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Ian Ashken has been a serial entrepreneur during his business career, co-founding four public companies over the last 30 years. His last operational role was as Vice Chairman and President of Jarden Corporation, owner of many iconic American brands, which was sold in 2016.

Since that time, Ian has continued to serve on various public company boards, as well as invest in privately owned businesses. Additionally, he manages Red Acres, a family operation that owns cherry orchards in northern Michigan.

Ian and his wife, Nancy, co-founded the Ashken Family Charitable Foundation, which focuses primarily on education, the environment, and healthcare. Ian sits on the Advisory Board for Michigan Medicine and the Advisory Board for the Eden Project’s Nature Connections program in the UK. He resides in Miami Beach, Florida.

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