Board of Directors
Leaders in Next Generation Customer Engagement
Mr. Albers is the former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for The Walt Disney Company. He also served as Senior VP and CTO of MusicNet, Drugstore.com and Getty Images, as well as VP of Products, Services and Technology for Ameritech's eCommerce division. Bud Albers was named Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader in 2008.
Judy is a visionary leader with a proven track record of starting companies, making them profitable and delivering the highest possible return on investment. She has an exemplary ability to identify and profit from niche markets. Judy is well-organized and efficient, with major strengths in business development, profit and loss responsibility, budgeting, business turnarounds and the development of solutions for any organizational challenge. She is the founder and CEO of Bride and Groom Magazine and brideandgroom.com; founder and former CEO of Oversees Colorworks and Printing, an international marketing and print brokerage management company; and founder and former CEO of Redesign, a real-estate development company.
Les Leff is an investor in a portfolio of technology businesses and serves as a director on the boards of several of those companies. He brings decades of professional experience to Recursive Labs. He was Co-owner and Executive Vice President of JWS Delavau Co., Inc. and President of Accucorp, contract manufacturers & packagers of vitamins, minerals and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, prior to co-leading the companies to a successful acquisition. Mr. Leff earned his BS in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
Albert Pleus is a principal and director of a diverse set of businesses in product security, specialty chemicals, financial services, technology, marketing and wellness, providing financial, strategic consulting and advisory services. He has over 25 years of experience in investment banking, investing, management and business operations in the areas of green tech, agricultural bioscience, software, telecommunications, digital image distribution and healthcare. Mr. Pleus started his career at Morgan Stanley, and has focused on principal investment roles and early stage investment banking over the past decade. He is on multiple boards, including two not for profits. He was previously a Managing Partner with V2V Associates and a Managing Director with Bedminster Financial Group. Mr. Pleus earned bachelor’s & master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Stanford University.
Charles (Chuck) A. Sted started at Ernst and Young in 1974 and by 1985 had become a partner where his focus was on audits of financial institutions. After leaving Ernst and Young in 1992, Mr. Sted served as CFO of Bank of America – Hawaii until 1998. In 1998, Mr. Sted joined Hawaii Pacific Health (HPH) as CFO and, later in 2004, became the company’s president and CEO until his retirement in 2013. During his tenure at HPH, Mr. Sted negotiated the merger of three health systems to form HPH. The organization is nationally recognized for its leading use of the EPIC electronic medical record system to provide value-based health care and meet patient / consumer expectations in a digital world. Mr. Sted served on the board of HPH and each of its 14 non-profit and for profit subsidiaries.
After retirement, Mr. Sted has joined the boards of a number of health care related enterprises including Advanced Plan for Health, LLC in Dallas. He chairs and has chaired numerous audit, compliance, compensation, audit, risk and governance and nominating committees. Board service since retirement has included several development stage enterprises in the health care technology arena. He currently serves on the Sutter Health affiliate boards, Sutter Health Plan and Kahi Mohala Behavior Health Hospital. He Served as Chairman of the Board of United Holdings, United Laundry Services and United Kona, one of the largest commercial laundries in the United States. Mr. Sted was a co-founder and continues on the Board of the Hawaii Cancer Consortium. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hawaii Pacific University, Chairman of the Hawaii Business Roundtable and in numerous other chair and leadership roles in Hawaii organizations.