Michael D. Farkas
Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Farkas served as the Chief Executive Officer of Balance Labs, Inc. from its inception on June 5, 2014 until January 15, 2015 and has been the Chairman of the Board since inception. In 2009 Mr. Farkas was the Founder of Car Charging Group, Inc and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors since 2010. In August 2015 Mr. Farkas resigned as CEO and now serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Visionary Officer of Car Charging Group. Mr. Farkas is the founder and manager of The Farkas Group, a privately held investment firm. Mr. Farkas also currently holds the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlas Group, where its subsidiary, Atlas Capital Services, a broker-dealer, has successfully raised capital for a number of public and private clients until it withdrew its FINRA registration in 2007. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Farkas has established a successful track record as a principal investor across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, technology, aerospace and defense, agriculture, and automotive.
Aviv Hillo is co-founder of Ariel Photonics Assembly Ltd., a leading laser-based products and applications company in Israel, and has been its Deputy CEO, Legal Advisor and Business Advisor since August 2007. Mr. Hillo has been a partner at Schechter Hillo Law Offices (previously Yerushalmi & Hillo Law Offices) since 2004, and is the CEO and founder of Edison Capital Ltd. since 2013. He is a skilled international business lawyer with a 20-year established track record both in Israel and New York, handling cross-border transactions and litigations. Mr. Hillo is also an experienced executive and investor across a variety of industries including defense technology, real estate, biotechnology, mobile apps, and internet marketplace platforms. During the years of 1998 to 2003, he practiced law at Yerushalmi & Associate as an associate and partner in New York City. He served as the CEO and director of Ensave 2000, LLC, and as legal advisor and director in Mobile Homes International, LLC. Mr. Hillo was a shareholder and legal advisor for LSL Biotechnologies, Inc. He served on the board of “Misdar Dorshei Tov”, an Israeli non-for profit organization between 1994 and 1996. Mr. Hillo graduated from the Tel Aviv School of Law in 1993, and received his Master’s Degree (cum laude) in Banking, Corporate and Finance Law at Fordham School of Law in 2001. He was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1994 and to the New York State Bar in 1999. Mr. Hillo served in an elite Israeli military unit as a commander and officer (Major), and was honorably released in 2006.
Ms. Villegas was Executive Assistant at Car Charging, Inc., a publicly traded company and the Farkas Group, Inc. At both companies, Ms. Villegas assisted the President and CEO in matters such as meeting schedules, appointments, conferences and travel arrangements. Ms. Villegas also assists the accounting department with file/database maintenance and record-keeping. Ms. Villegas also helps the executives receive and distribute correspondence to the appropriate department and personnel, as well as other administrative tasks in support of the companies’ daily operations.
Ms. Villegas holds an Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration & Accounting and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology at Florida International University.