Darryl Lenox - Chief Executive Officer
Darryl is a seasoned comic and entertainment entrepreneur, having spent 27 years performing in the best clubs, theaters, and festivals in North America, along with digital radio and television. He has made appearances on Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central, WTF with Marc Maron, Starz (TV channel), BET, and A&E (TV channel). His standup special "Blind Ambition" was filmed at The Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC and picked up by the Starz network. Darryl has been performing in comedy clubs throughout the United States and Canada since the early 1990s. Some of his career accomplishments include opening for Chuck Berry and Maxi Priest, winner of Best New Play at Vancouver Fringe Festival, and winner of Seattle Comedy Competition. His extensive experience spans talent management as well as negotiations and dealings with agents, general managers, club owners, and media executives. Coupled with his energy and passion for comedy, Darryl will lead Yuk Yuks to new heights.
Chief Financial Officer
Donald H. Noble serves as Ellison Rains Enterprises' Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, he leads the development and execution strategy to support the firm's finance, treasury, accounting, budget, tax, and audit activities. In addition, he is responsible for leading all finance functions across the organization.
Don has over 20 years of financial management experience across various industries and specializes in fast-growing organizations in the first and second stages. He has extensive corporate finance, accounting, analysis, strategic planning, international operations, and technology. Before joining ERE, he was Chief Financial Officer for VetCor and Merlin Law Group in Tampa, FL, and LSGF Management in Atlanta, GA.
Don is also a partner in the Florida CFO Group and is a Board Member and Treasurer for CareerSource Tampa Bay. In addition, he volunteers as a mentor to Veterati and InLab at HCC, is president of his HOA, has joined the Leadership Tampa Class of 2021, and frequently speaks on LinkedIn, professional networking, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Finance and Accounting.
Don is a United States Air Force veteran and earned his Master of Science in Finance from Boston College's Carroll School of Management. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance & International Business from the Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business.
Chief Marketing Officer
Monica Edwards is a strategic marketing and communications executive with over two decades of experience growing and fostering brands. Monica's marketing career began with Prescriptives Cosmetics and Saks Fifth Avenue. She then served as Vice President of Marketing for Drexel Heritage, where she helped create collections with Frances Mayes ("Under the Tuscan Sun") and The Walt Disney Company.
She was recruited by Vera Bradley and named Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the fashion company. She led global brand strategy, marketing creative, communications, brand partnerships, and licensing during the company's highest growth period, initial public offering, worldwide expansion, and a branded store program. In addition, she led marketing and communications for Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby home, where she led partnership integration and created new event programs and property redesigns. She has recently championed communications and branding efforts at Doe-Anderson, a 106-year-old agency in Louisville, Kentucky, whose clients include Makers Mark, Jim Beam, and Maui Jim, a variety of hospitality, financial services, and healthcare systems.
She is trained in crisis mitigation and public relations strategy through PRSA. Her career highlights include fostering brand partnerships with The Walt Disney Company, Toshiba, Sports Illustrated, Miramax, Project Runway, ABC, HGTV, and more. Monica earned her BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and obtained a Masters in Product Development from Kellog School of Management, Northwestern University.
Chief Operating Officer
Brandon Nazzario has over 10 years of hospitality management experience. Specializing in food and liquor distribution. Five of those years were spent at Ricky T's where he developed his own drink menu as well as a server general knowledge and menu test. He's worked various titles in the industry ranging from front of the house to the back of the house. He is also responsible for maximizing and sustaining profit.