Oyster Shucking for a Brighter Future
Eat Oysters, Save the World.
The East Hampton Shucker Company was founded on the belief that if more people could open oysters easily, safely without the risk of injury to enjoy these delectable and healthy Bivalves, then more people would consume them.
Oysters filter 40-50 gallons of water per day and are an essential part of our aquaculture ecosystem and sustainability. Small oyster farms are cropping up in areas once filled with oysters and other species and cleaning waterways and estuaries around the world. It is a supportive community where oysters are harvested, enjoyed, and celebrated for their contribution to the sustainability of our environment.
Our Founder & CEO, John Nicholas worked tirelessly to put the right team together. Seasoned Executives and leaders in their field, passionate about the environment and sustainability, and as it turned out we all love oysters.
FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Nicholas, who brings 30 years of financial and hospitality leadership experience to EHSC, intends to run the closely held Company with the capacity to scale in a professional manner. He has created an advisory board and management team of eight diversified professionals. EHSC's professional team includes two CPAs, several MBAs, and a range of professionals with an extensive track record in engineering, product design, retail, wholesale, logistics accounting, financial management and corporate advisory services, marketing and digital advertising, merchant banking/M&A, and technology. Designers, technicians & engineers with extensive experience, as well as factories familiar with all stages of production will remain in place to bring the product(s) to market.
President & Chief Strategic Officer
Klinger brings leadership management experience and strong knowledge of brand, product development, marketing and distribution. She operates as Integral team leader, critical catalyst in bringing a range of products to market with tactically curated stories empowering consumers/target market to emotionally connect with the brand. Brings effective insights into the tendencies and values of a diverse consumer base, elevates the authenticity and approachability of brands and their message. Values leadership in developing a collaborative, passionate, progressively, creative and strategically thinking team. Award winning retail & marketing pioneer, product development, critical thinker and branding expert, over 25+ years in long-range image and brand planning through multiple distribution channels. Leads emerging brands, re-positioning heritage brands and introducing market disrupters and challengers to understand, define goals, objectives and reach target markets. Guides businesses to develop, define, design, implement & measure ROI. Leader in company culture development to building multi-platform campaigns to garner market share from competition, retain/acquire clients, increase average transaction & open new markets and manage all aspects of budget, profit & loss and company operations.
Senior Director, Pfizer, Nicholas Family Financial Advisor
Self-motivated, results-oriented, senior financial professional with proven skill in accounting, financial operations, strategic and business planning, reporting and financial system implementation. Demonstrated strengths in understanding, communicating and applying customer requirements. Strong skills in process improvement and building and managing teams. Experience in public accounting, diversified manufacturing, paper and pharmaceutical industries. Specialties: New York State Certified Public Accountant with experience in Financial Leadership and Business Counsel, Financial Reporting, Planning and Budgeting, Risk Management, Process Redesign and Business Controls, Strategic Planning, Financial/Business Case Modeling, Accounting Policies and Procedures, GAAP and FASB Standards, Business Restructuring, Project Management, International Business, Development and Implementation of Systems.
Vice President Creative and Digital Director
From Product Development to Social Media Management to Interior Retail design to Ad Campaign Development to Trade Show Booth Design to Event Production and all creative points in-between, I can help your project exceed its potential.
James is responsible for the design of all creative assets across all channels. This includes the development of the creative strategy, tone, and voice for the company's products, as well as conceptualizing and executing creative for marketing initiatives.
Brand Varietal, Inc.
This strategic and consultative marketing firm offers brands a diverse yet well-defined set of professional expertise and practical accomplishments in order to provide qualitative & quantitative results. Success in business can hinge on many complex and dynamic factors. for existing or emerging brands, the critical issue is to successfully define, understand and reach the target market, client or consumer. Our goal is to guide brands and businesses throughout the entire process of Brand Building: positioning, acquisition, retention and Resonance. Clients benefit from our hands-on experience and depth of knowledge that we bring to every project. We handle everything from Business Strategy, conceptual development to program implementation and evolution, in addition to demographic and target distribution strategies. Our strength is guiding companies through the entire process of brand building, product development, licensing, brand extension development and product launch. From concept and brand development to distribution and marketing strategies, we help companies launch their products into the marketplace. We seed consumer brand relationships through leveraging their bandwidth for unique opportunities and co-branding and revenue.
In-House General Counsel
EHSC’s in-house General Counsel, Chris Colvin, has a Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering degree from Princeton University and a law degree from George Washington University. He has over 25 years of experience as an intellectual property lawyer, having served as a partner in an “AmLaw 100” law firm, an in-house IP lawyer with a Fortune 500 company and since 2000 he has also served as a General Counsel for numerous startup companies. Mr. Colvin has been a registered patent attorney since 1994 and has litigated many significant intellectual property cases, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and false advertising matters. Prior to his work as an attorney, he worked as a software engineer for IBM on aerospace industry-related projects.
Outside Corporate Counsel
Reza Ebrahimi, Partner, focuses his practice on corporate and real estate matters, though his background also includes several years of commercial litigation. Mr. Ebrahimi regularly assists real estate developers, landlords and business owners with all aspects of their operations, including the formation and start-up of companies/ventures. He also represents landlords and tenants, with various matters involving commercial properties, including leasing, land use and zoning. Mr. Ebrahimi is admitted to practice law in New York State and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. He is a graduate of UCLA and Brooklyn Law School.
Focuses his practice in the areas of business and corporate law, venture capital, emerging growth companies and M&A. Mr. Handwerker began his legal career with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in Manhattan, working on corporate transactions including venture capital, startups, M&A, and debt financings with both regular way and distressed companies. He then worked at Goodwin Procter LLP in Manhattan and was a member of the private equity and debt finance groups, where he continued to work on corporate transactions with companies of all sizes and in all stages of life, as well as private equity and venture capital funds. After graduating from The Allen-Stevenson School in Manhattan and The Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut, Mr. Handwerker earned his B.A. , magna cum laude, from Emory University and his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Handwerker is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and is a member of the New York State and New York City Bar Associations.
Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights
David Postolski, ESQ, a partner at Gearhart Law, is a registered patent attorney and Intellectual Property attorney. With over 17 years’ experience, David specializes in assisting inventors, creators, artists, start-ups, entrepreneurs, early stage companies and emerging companies with their U.S and International intellectual property strategy, protection, enforcement and monetization. David is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues surrounding emerging technologies (cannabis, crypto currency, 3d printing, gig economy), raising capital, business formation, licensing, and reward and equity based crowd funding. David is also a Professor at Temple University and Parsons School of Design where he teaches master level students about IP, ethics and other regulatory considerations in starting business ventures and products around design. David is the current Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Officer of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law. He is the founder of their International Action Group and editor of their monthly newsletter. David remains very involved in the creation of New York State’s first federally approved patent pro bono program in conjunction with Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Manufacturing & Fabrication Consultant
Brian has been requested as an expert inventor and guest speaker on TV shows, news networks and moderator at industry trade shows, government agencies, schools and libraries throughout the country representing inventors and their inventions. Topics include: "How to Bring an Idea to Reality" and "How to Build a Business with Your invention" or proudly pitching his own inventions and other inventors products. Brian and his expert invention team are available to provide turn key solutions from product evaluation and honest feedback, patent and trademark protection, product development, 3D engineering drawings, prototyping, manufacturing of plastic, metal, wood, electronics, out and sew inventions domestic and overseas, packaging design, video and website creation to handling licensing opportunities with major industry leaders representing your invention for potential distribution in major big box retailers, As Seen On TV, home shopping channels, catalogs and online retailers.