Malcolm Elvey

 
Malcolm Elvey

A seasoned entrepreneur with a strong global track record, Malcolm Elvey has a rational, results-driven approach to building the fundamentals for success: business strategy, financing and company structure. His pragmatism is the result of decades of entrepreneurial and academic experience in several countries.

 

As senior executive of companies in the U.S. and abroad, Elvey has demonstrated his vision in leveraging technology to gain a competitive advantage. He has used computers and technology to drive the success of numerous pioneering business concepts, including warehouse clubs, off-price retailing, industry consolidations and smart-phone apps. His strengths are astute analysis and evaluation of concepts, coupled with the ability to identify and mentor exceptional management. In his consultancy, he taps a wide network of powerful domestic and international contacts.

 

Highlights from Elvey's international business career include:

 

  •  Served on the Boards of Directors of 8 public companies. Including most recently The Children’s Place (Nasdaq: PLCE), a leading specialty retailer of high quality, value-priced apparel for children;)

  • Founder and CEO of Groundlink, a ground transportation company.
  • Founder and former Chairman of Esquire Communications Ltd., the nation's largest court reporting and legal services company. Helped pioneer the use of real-time reporting.

  • From 1985-87, Director of ADT Ltd., a publicly traded international service industry conglomerate, that is today part of TYCO. Responsible for 7 divisions in Food Service, Hospital Housekeeping, Auction, Cleaning & Building Services, Security and Communication Services

  • Director and a Founder of SACCA (South African Chamber of Commerce in America)
  • CEO of Metro Cash and Carry from 1970-75, a publicly held South African company. In 1976 opened Jetro Cash & Carry in Brooklyn; which was later copied by Costco and Sam’s Club.

  • In 2011 served as Chairman & CEO of Panviva, a Melbourne-based software company, directing the company to profitability.

  • Currently serving as a director or Advisor to several start-up companies including werk.place, OpportunityNetwork.com, Pypestream, Dashbid, Epibone, Advancing Eco Agriculture.

  • Adjudicator of business plans at Columbia Business School since 1999.

  • Board of Governors, The Harmonie Club

 

Elvey is a Chartered Accountant from the University of the Witwatersrand and holds an MBA degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where he was also a member of the faculty in finance and business policy.

 

Elvey has been active in the leadership of The Young President's Organization since 1973. He is an active supporter of various philanthropic organizations, a former Director of The American Friends of the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem. An avid squash player, Elvey served as Chairman of the US Masters Squash Teams in 1997 at the Maccabi Games in Israel.


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