Corporate Leadership

DSS is led by CEO Frank D. Heuszel and COO Jason T. Grady, seasoned leaders with decades of industry experience, and its Chairman and largest shareholder, Mr. Fai Chan, a highly successful global business veteran of 40+ years.

Heng Fai A. Chan Executive Chairman, Director

Heng Fai A. Chan

Executive Chairman, Director

Mr. Chan Heng Fai founded Alset EHome International, Inc. and has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception in March 2018. Mr. Chan is an expert in banking and finance, with 45 years of experience in these industries. He has restructured numerous companies in various industries and countries during the past 40 years. Mr. Chan has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alset EHome International Inc.’s subsidiary Alset International Limited (“Alset”), a publicly traded company on the Singapore Stock Exchange, since April 2014. Mr. Chan joined the Board of Directors of Alset in May 2013. Mr. Chan has served as an Executive director of DSS, Inc. (formerly known as Document Security Systems, Inc.), a New York Stock Exchange Listed company, since January 2017 and as Executive Chairman of the Board since March 2019. Mr. Chan has served as a Director of Sharing Services Global Corporation since April 2020. Mr. Chan has served as a director of Alset’s 99.69%-owned subsidiary GigWorld Inc. since October 2014. He also served as a director of Alset’s indirect subsidiary LiquidValue Development Inc. since January 2017. Mr. Chan has also appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alset Capital Acquisition Corp, a New York Stock Exchange Listed company, since October 2021. In addition, Mr. Chan appointed as a board member of Value Exchange International, Inc. since December 2021.

From 1995 to 2015, Mr. Chan served as Managing Chairman of Hong Kong-listed Zensun Enterprises Limited, an investment holding company which traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Chan had previously served as a member of the Board of Zensun Enterprises Limited from September 1992 to July 2015. Mr. Chan was formerly the Managing Director of SingHaiyi Group Pte Ltd (formerly known as SingHaiyi Group Limited, previously a listed company with Singapore Stock Exchange), the investment and management company, from March 2003 to January 2013, which under his leadership, transformed from a failing store-fixed business provider with net asset value of less than $10 million into a property trading and investment company and finally to a property development company with net asset value over $150 million before Mr. Chan ceded controlling interest in late 2012. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Chan served as Executive Chairman of China Gas Holdings Limited, a formerly failing fashion retail company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which under his direction, was restructured to become one of the few large participants in the investment in and operation of city gas pipeline infrastructure in China.

Mr. Chan served as Chairman and Director of American Pacific Bank. In 1987, Mr. Chan acquired American Pacific Bank, a full-service U.S. commercial bank, and brought it out of bankruptcy. He recapitalized, refocused and grew the bank’s operations. Under his guidance it became a NASDAQ-listed high asset quality bank with zero loan losses for over five consecutive years before it was ultimately bought and merged into Riverview Bancorp Inc.

Mr. Chan was formerly a director of Global Medical REIT Inc., a healthcare facility real estate company, from December 2013 to July 2015. He also served as a director of Skywest Ltd., a public Australian airline company, from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Chan served as a member of the Board of Directors of RSI International Systems, Inc., the developer of RoomKeyPMS, a web-based property management system, from June 2014 to February 2019. Mr. Chan served as a non-executive director of Holista CollTech Ltd., a publicly traded company on the Australia Stock Exchange, from July 2013 to June 2021. Mr. Chan also served as a member of the Board of Directors of OptimumBank Holdings, Inc., a NASDAQ Listed company, from June 2018 to April 2022.

Mr. Chan has committed that the majority of his time will be devoted to managing the affairs of our company; however, Mr. Chan may engage in other business ventures, including other technology-related businesses.

As the founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and our largest stockholder, Mr. Chan leads the board and guides our company. Mr. Chan brings extensive property development and digital transformation technology knowledge to our company and a deep background in growth companies, emerging markets, mergers and acquisitions, and capital market activities. His service as Chairman and Chief Executive Officers creates a critical link between management and the board.

Frank D. Heuszel Chief Executive Officer, Director

Frank D. Heuszel

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Frank D. Heuszel, 65, has served as a member of DSS’s Board of Directors since July 2018 during which time he served as chairman of the company’s Audit Committee until April 2019. On April 17, 2019, Mr. Heuszel was appointed by the DSS Board of Directors as the Chief Executive Officer of DSS (then known as Document Security Systems, Inc.) and its Interim Chief Financial Officer. In 2021, Mr. Heuszel assigned the Interim Chief Financial Officer to the current DSS CFO.

Heuszel has extensive expertise in a wide array of strategic, business, turnaround, and regulatory matters across several industries as a result of his executive management, educational, and operational experience. Prior to joining DSS, Mr. Heuszel had a very successful career in commercial banking and business turnaround management. For over 35 years, Heuszel served in many senior executive roles with major US and international banking organizations. As a banker Mr. Heuszel has served as General Counsel, Director of Special Assets, Credit Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Auditor. Mr. Heuszel has also operated a successful law practice which was focused on the regulation and operation of banks, management of bank litigation, corporate restructures, and merger and acquisitions. In addition to being an attorney and executive manager, Mr. Heuszel is a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and a Certified Internal Auditor. Mr. Heuszel is also a member of the Texas State Bar, the Houston Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the State Bar of Texas Bankruptcy Section.

Jason T. Grady Chief Operating Officer, DSS and President, Premier Packaging Corporation

Jason T. Grady

Chief Operating Officer, DSS and President, Premier Packaging Corporation

Jason T. Grady has served as Chief Operating Officer since July 2019. As Chief Operating Officer, Grady manages operations of 9 business lines and 25 subsidiaries, advising the direction of each of the company’s newly formed subsidiaries, and the research and development of emerging market opportunities across diverse business operations. Grady joined DSS in July 2010 and previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing prior to becoming President, Premier Packaging Corporation in August 2018, a position he still holds. Before joining DSS, Grady served as Director, Business Development at Berlin Packaging and Vice President of Marketing at Parlec Inc. Grady earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Todd D. Macko Chief Financial Officer

Todd D. Macko

Chief Financial Officer

Todd D. Macko joined DSS in January 2019 and previously served as Vice President of Finance of Premier Packaging Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DSS, and Interim Chief Financial Officer, DSS prior to his promotion to Chief Financial Officer in August 2021. As CFO, Macko leads finance across DSS and its divisions in all aspects of financial and strategic planning, capital budgeting, investor relations, competitive analysis, cost reduction analysis, and board of director’s support. Prior to DSS, Macko spent his career in public and corporate financial management, most recently serving as Corporate Controller for Baldwin Richardson Foods. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Division Leadership

Janine Avila Vice President, North American Operations, RBC Life, Inc.

Janine Avila

Vice President, North American Operations, RBC Life, Inc.

Janine Avila joined RBC Life, Inc. as Vice President, North American Operations in October 2020. She brings over 30 years of experience in the direct sales industry as both an executive and a top income producer. Before joining RBC Life, Inc., Avila held roles with Direct Selling Resources, AMS Health Sciences, and Oxyfresh Worldwide. Previously, she served as a Trainer at the Direct Selling Association, the world’s most prestigious industry association, and was named one of the Top 50 Trainers in the World by Business for Home magazine. Her start in the industry began with Tupperware where she ultimately outsold more than half a million distributors. Avila’s story has been featured in Forward: The Network Marketing Movie, and referenced by publications that include Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Levinson and Think and Grow Rich for Women by Sharon Lechter.

Jeffrey Knisley Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Premier Packaging

Jeffrey Knisley

Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Premier Packaging

Jeffrey Knisley has served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Premier Packaging since 2018 after initially joining Premier Packaging in 2009 as New Business Development Manager. Prior to joining Premier, Knisley held key sales roles at TimBar, Pratt Industries, and Fallon Neon. He is known for building long-term, productive relationships. Knisley earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Vincent Lum President, DSS Digital Transformation

Vincent Lum

President, DSS Digital Transformation

Vincent Lum joined DSS in December 2017. He currently serves as President of DSS Digital Transformation, after initially joining DSS as President, DSS Secure, Asia Pacific. Prior to joining DSS, Lum served as CEO for Hong Kong-based companies HotApp International and Vitop, Ltd. He previously held key management roles at multinationals including Datacraft Asia, Johnson Controls, and Apple. Lum earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Communication and Engineering from the University of Essex.

Melissa Sims Chief Executive Officer, Alset Title

Melissa Sims

Chief Executive Officer, Alset Title

Melissa Sims has served as Chief Executive Officer, Alset Title since September 2020. Sims has also enjoyed an illustrious legal career of more than two decades spanning a practice that includes real estate, municipal, mass tort, probate, and commercial litigation with Sanders Phillips Grossman, LLC, Wimbiscus Law Firm. In private practice, Sims argued a precedent-setting probate case before the Illinois Supreme Court. Recently, her groundbreaking local government preemption case was quoted as national precedent by the United States Supreme Court. Sims earned her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, attended Lewis University, and obtained her juris doctorate from Northern Illinois University, College of Law.

Bruce Stratton Vice President, Operations, Premier Packaging

Board of Directors

Heng Fai Ambrose Chan Executive Chairman, Director

Heng Fai Ambrose Chan

Executive Chairman, Director

Mr. Chan Heng Fai founded Alset EHome International, Inc. and has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since inception in March 2018. Mr. Chan is an expert in banking and finance, with 45 years of experience in these industries. He has restructured numerous companies in various industries and countries during the past 40 years. Mr. Chan has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alset EHome International Inc.’s subsidiary Alset International Limited (“Alset”), a publicly traded company on the Singapore Stock Exchange, since April 2014. Mr. Chan joined the Board of Directors of Alset in May 2013. Mr. Chan has served as an Executive director of DSS, Inc. (formerly known as Document Security Systems, Inc.), a New York Stock Exchange Listed company, since January 2017 and as Executive Chairman of the Board since March 2019. Mr. Chan has served as a Director of Sharing Services Global Corporation since April 2020. Mr. Chan has served as a director of Alset’s 99.69%-owned subsidiary GigWorld Inc. since October 2014. He also served as a director of Alset’s indirect subsidiary LiquidValue Development Inc. since January 2017. Mr. Chan has also appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alset Capital Acquisition Corp, a New York Stock Exchange Listed company, since October 2021. In addition, Mr. Chan appointed as a board member of Value Exchange International, Inc. since December 2021.

From 1995 to 2015, Mr. Chan served as Managing Chairman of Hong Kong-listed Zensun Enterprises Limited, an investment holding company which traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Chan had previously served as a member of the Board of Zensun Enterprises Limited from September 1992 to July 2015. Mr. Chan was formerly the Managing Director of SingHaiyi Group Pte Ltd (formerly known as SingHaiyi Group Limited, previously a listed company with Singapore Stock Exchange), the investment and management company, from March 2003 to January 2013, which under his leadership, transformed from a failing store-fixed business provider with net asset value of less than $10 million into a property trading and investment company and finally to a property development company with net asset value over $150 million before Mr. Chan ceded controlling interest in late 2012. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Chan served as Executive Chairman of China Gas Holdings Limited, a formerly failing fashion retail company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, which under his direction, was restructured to become one of the few large participants in the investment in and operation of city gas pipeline infrastructure in China.

Mr. Chan served as Chairman and Director of American Pacific Bank. In 1987, Mr. Chan acquired American Pacific Bank, a full-service U.S. commercial bank, and brought it out of bankruptcy. He recapitalized, refocused and grew the bank’s operations. Under his guidance it became a NASDAQ-listed high asset quality bank with zero loan losses for over five consecutive years before it was ultimately bought and merged into Riverview Bancorp Inc.

Mr. Chan was formerly a director of Global Medical REIT Inc., a healthcare facility real estate company, from December 2013 to July 2015. He also served as a director of Skywest Ltd., a public Australian airline company, from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Chan served as a member of the Board of Directors of RSI International Systems, Inc., the developer of RoomKeyPMS, a web-based property management system, from June 2014 to February 2019. Mr. Chan served as a non-executive director of Holista CollTech Ltd., a publicly traded company on the Australia Stock Exchange, from July 2013 to June 2021. Mr. Chan also served as a member of the Board of Directors of OptimumBank Holdings, Inc., a NASDAQ Listed company, from June 2018 to April 2022.

Mr. Chan has committed that the majority of his time will be devoted to managing the affairs of our company; however, Mr. Chan may engage in other business ventures, including other technology-related businesses.

As the founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and our largest stockholder, Mr. Chan leads the board and guides our company. Mr. Chan brings extensive property development and digital transformation technology knowledge to our company and a deep background in growth companies, emerging markets, mergers and acquisitions, and capital market activities. His service as Chairman and Chief Executive Officers creates a critical link between management and the board.

Frank D. Heuszel Director
Tung Moe Chan Director
Sassuan (Samson) Lee Independent Director
John “JT” Thatch Independent Director

John “JT” Thatch

Independent Director

John “JT” Thatch has served as a director of the Company since May 9, 2019 and as Lead Independent Director since December 9, 2019. Mr. Thatch, is an accomplished, energetic, entrepreneur minded Executive who has the vision and knowledge to create growth and shareholder value any organization. Mr. Thatch has successful started, owned and operated several sized businesses in various industries that include service companies, retail, wholesale, on-line learning, finance, real estate management and technology. Since March 2018, Mr. Thatch has served as the Chief Executive Officer and current Vice Chairman of Sharing Services Global Corporation, a publicly traded holding company focused in the direct selling and marketing industry. He is a minority member of Superior Wine & Spirits, a Florida-based company that imports, wholesales and distributes wine and liquor throughout the State of Florida since February of 2016. Mr. Thatch served as Chief Executive Officer of Universal Education Strategies, Inc. from January 2009 -January 2016, an organization the development and sales of educational products and services. From 2000 – 2005, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Onscreen Technologies, Inc., currently listed on NASDAQ as Orbital Energy Group “OEG”, a global leader in the development of cutting-edge thermal management technologies for integrated LED technologies, circuits, superconductors and solar energy solutions. Mr. Thatch was responsible for all aspects of the company including board and stockholder communications, public reporting and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, structuring and managing the firm’s financial operations, and expansion initiatives for all corporate products and services. Mr. Thatch’s public company financial and management experience in the strategic growth and development of various companies qualify him to Board serve on the Company’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the DSS Audit Committee.

Wai Leung William Wu Independent Director
José Escudero Director
Shui Yeung Frankie Wong Independent Director
Hiu Pan Joanne Wong Independent Director

Our team

Julia Graf Director of Human Resources
TJ Leonardo Director of Strategic Operations
Travis Heuszel Legal and Corporate Affairs Manager
Emily Martin Executive Assistant to the CEO

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Shui Yeung Frankie Wong Chairman - Independent Director
Sassuan (Samson) Lee Independent Director
José Escudero Director

Audit Committee

Wai Leung William Wu Chairman - Independent Director
Sassuan (Samson) Lee Independent Director
Shui Yeung Frankie Wong Independent Director

Compensation and Management Resources Committee

Sassuan (Samson) Lee Chairman - Independent Director
José Escudero Director
Wai Leung William Wu Independent Director