Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Head, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
Leo Largoza is an entrepreneur with expertise in business development, risk management, and minimizing operation costs. Throughout his 25 years of handson and consulting experience, he has developed a business philosophy predicated upon strategic teamwork and adaptability. He started his entrepreneurial career as an independent insurance broker but always kept all of his clients’ business challenges in mind. This led him to use an approach that was unorthodox for the industry: he brought in trusted consultants and resources to provide his clients with solutions beyond the scope of risk management. Leo’s approach to business is simple: “Find the talent, Empower them, and continue to RETHINK options in a rapidly changing business environment” all to benefit his clients.
As it would turn out, this approach was an extremely effective business development strategy as well. Having seen the effectiveness of Leo’s philosophy and trusting that he always placed their interests first, his longtime clients often referred him to their own colleagues. Through these referrals, Leo became a Denny’s Franchisee and was instrumental in closing several hotel development deals. Specifically, he tapped his network to secure capital, introduce a renewable energy platform that minimized operational expense, as well as create a custom risk management package.
His passion, strong relationships with key decision makers, and the ability to streamline business operations are the driving forces behind his ongoing success. Today, Leo continues to build his vision of providing turnkey and timely solutions to his clients in today’s rapidly changing business environment. This is how ReThink was born!
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Head, Network & Distribution
Shem Bostick is a risk management consultant with over 30 years of experience. Throughout his career, he has placed his clients first, which is why they’ve been so loyal to him. He has made it his mission to deliver customized risk management solutions that allow his clients’ employees to focus on work with the peace of mind to know that their well-being is secure. He began his career at Aflac in Maryland in 1996 as a District Sales Coordinator, managing and mentoring a sales team of up-and-coming associates. During his time there, he advised the City of Washington DC who boasted 35,000 employees.
Bringing along with him the skills and knowledge that earned him the most awards in management excellence in Aflac’s history, he relocated to Los Angeles with his family in 2016. Trusting his experience and accomplishments, Shem service accounts with 2 of the largest employers in Los Angeles County: The City of Los Angeles with 52,000 employees and the University of Southern California with 20,000 employees.
He continues to remain a top producer among his peers, consistently placing within the top 10 in Aflac. While the largest organizations place their faith in Shem’s expertise, he also advises over 1,000 smaller businesses throughout the county.
Director of Affiliates
Board of Advisors - Government and Institutional Accounts
Board of Advisors - Corporate Strategy & Innovations
In addition to ensuring timely, meaningful and compliant financial data creation and presentation, I partner with the executive/business team to help understand the business and assess challenges and opportunities to determine the best path forward and execute applying my strong finance, strategy and planning skillset. My skills have been honed across industries including CFO and VP Finance roles with private and publicly (NYSE) listed companies, five years with a Big 4 CPA firm in Silicon Valley, top-tier strategy consulting and five years in financial management roles with a leading Fortune 100
While CFO for a private company, I led instituting corporate governance, accounting, budgeting, planning, ERP and other processes and systems that were broken or inadequate to support revenue growth. We also restated two prior year financials and filed amended tax returns to secure material cash flow benefits and identified and secured external investors.
For a Big 4 Accounting firm, I advised over 100 CEO and management teams on corporate strategy, finance, mergers, IPO’s and other transactional opportunities helping the top executive make the most of current opportunities.
As a financial manager in a Fortune 100 firm, I led cross location cross-functional teams through
process review and improvement resulting in $160M increase in revenue and >$10M/yr in cost reductions.
University of California, Los Angeles – The Anderson School of Management
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Degree Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Business Economics, summa cum laude
Board of Advisors - Commercial Lending & Marketing
Frank Scannavino is a financing expert and entrepreneur with over 33 years of experience as an entrepreneur. Throughout his career, he has built a powerful network of relationships with lenders, funding facilitators, and key business connections. Early in his career, he supervised all auditing functions for his clients as a CPA at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co, which later merged with KPMG. After earning his MBA in 1981, Frank began his transition toward entrepreneurship as VP of Finance for a small manufacturing firm where he oversaw all accounting, tax, and financial matters.
In 1985, Frank founded his own business, Clinton Machine and Company. Focusing his efforts on operational efficiency and leveraging his experience as a business leader, he built the company with only $6,000 in start-up capital. By the time he sold the company to Willcox & Gibbs in 1996, the company boasted over $15 million in assets and over $32 million in annual sales.
From 1999 – 2009, Frank worked as a consultant for companies in Florida and California in various industries before founder of International Marketing Group LLC in 2009 and becoming a Certified SBA Loan Consultant. The Company is a packaging and processing company for debt and equity financing. We work with over 20 different lenders and funding sources throughout the United States. Our firm has packaging personnel, business plan writers and a VP of Lending with over 25 years experience in banking.
Banks and investors want to use our services because they receive each deal packaged with all of the information required for underwriting and approval in the same format for ease of client evaluation. With his team, he has helped businesses throughout the US secure the start-up and operational capital necessary to establish traction and grow. When he is not helping business-owners solve problems, Frank likes to spend time traveling for business and with his wife Suzanne.
Board of Advisors - Finance
Keith Mori is a serial entrepreneur with an unparalleled skill for maximizing operational and financial effectiveness. Over the past 35 years, he has built businesses in multiple industries from the ground up. He has a doctorate in pharmacy from USC and an MBA from USC_, with a concentration in Financing. Keith’s philosophy is that at its heart, successful financing is the effective allocation of resources. This philosophy has been the driving force in all of his accomplishments and has enabled him to create the largest fruit-packing house in California
In 1979, against the advice of highly-educated friends and family, Keith left his lucrative job as a UCI Medical Center pharmacist to open his own fledgling pharmacy. Those closest to him told him he was making an egregious mistake in leaving the security and comfort of a well-paying job. However, Keith believed that he could manage a pharmacy better himself. Within 4 years, he opened 2 additional locations. During this time, he developed an interest in real estate development as he renovated his pharmacies.
In 1983, he developed his first shopping center in Santa Ana, CA. He developed 12 additional real estate assets over the next 7 years and opened his own property management firm. Meanwhile, he invested in 80 acres of citrus farm land in Bakersfield, CA, knowing very little about the farming industry and process. He managed to find trusted advisors and quickly became profitable. He sold his 3 pharmacies in 1991 to move into farming fulltime. Over the next several years, he developed a total of 5,600 acres of farmland, an operation that amounted to the largest fruit-packing operation in the nation.
Today, Keith is a highly sought-after business consultant, advising both start-up and well-established businesses on maximizing their financial and operational effectiveness. When he is not helping business-owners solve problems Keith likes to spend time playing with his grandson and spending a great deal of time writing about life and wisdom
Board of Advisors - Legal
Harold Klaskin has over 24 years experience as a licensed California attorney. He has litigated hundreds of cases and has worked extensively in the lab industry for over 20 years. Mr. Klaskin has worked with many of California’s major labs including, Unilab Corp. and currently represents three labs in Southern California. The other portion of his practice is centered towards business litigation and his firm has represented many clients from other states both at the state and federal level. Mr. Klaskin received his juris doctor from the University of West Los Angeles School ol Law. Prior to becoming an attorney he was a law clerk for the California Attorney General, business and tax division and earned both a Graduate Gemologist degree and certified diamond expert degree from the Gemological Institute of America.
Director of Affiliates