The Management Team
Byron Young – Chairman & Treasurer
Mr. Young has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience founding several technology-based companies and leading them through an exit strategy and/or into profitable growth stages. His experiences encompass the telecommunications, wireless, software and deregulated retail energy industries.
In the early 1990’s, Mr. Young founded several paging services companies that operated profitably through the peak of the paging services space. This led him to found a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (C-LEC) under the name of Extel Enterprises, which proved highly successful. Mr. Young sold the company to publicly traded, Usurf America, Inc. in 2004. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Young founded a Retail Electric Provider under the name, Young Energy, LLC, which serves residential and commercial customers in Texas and where Mr. Young currently serves as its Senior Advisor Board Member.
Most recently, Mr. Young also founded a profitable, privately held wireless company named, Assist Wireless, which currently serves over 130,000 customers across 4 states. Mr. Young serves as the Chairman and Treasurer of the parent company, CHRON, and oversees the Company’s vision, growth strategies, and expansion efforts. As co-owners of another company, Payless Powers, he and Mr. Alex Rodriguez have a previous successful working relationship and genuine friendship that spans a decade.
Alex Rodriguez, President & Secretary
Mr. Alex Rodriguez is a renowned energy executive and entrepreneur, with 15 years of energy experience and a total of 20 years of business experience at the C-Level across the energy, telecom, and information technology industries. Mr. Rodriguez is a business development and marketing guru who has successfully launched five different companies, collectively responsible for nearly $6 Billion in sales revenue over the course of his career in the energy industry. He has always been driven by the entrepreneurial spirit and has a knack for building companies. Previously, Mr. Rodriguez was a co-founder and former Managing Partner of Stream Energy, arguably the fastest growing company in U.S. History, enrolling approximately 400,000 customers and grossing almost $2 Billion in revenues within the first 4 years of operation.
Upon his exit from Stream Energy, Rodriguez founded and still serves as Chairman of North American Utility Partners (NAUP Capital, LP), which is an energy holding company and venture development firm with holdings in energy, solar, energy brokerage, and energy software related entities. A recent noteworthy item in his pedigree is the founding, building, and selling of NAUP portfolio company, Diversegy. Mr. Rodriguez built this company from concept all the way through exit strategy, by selling the company to a publicly traded energy conglomerate (NYSE). Diversegy is a national energy brokerage, which advises commercial, industrial and municipal customers regarding their natural gas and power needs. Under Mr. Rodriguez’s leadership, Diversegy amassed thousands of clients, including nationally recognized restaurant and retail chains, cities and counties, private and publicly traded companies.
Mr. Rodriguez fills the role of President & Secretary for CHRON and is responsible for conceiving the Company’s strategy and core ideology. Moreover, as CEO of both wholly-owned subsidiaries, Zen Technologies, Inc. and Zen Energy, Inc., Mr. Rodriguez is responsible for the execution of the business plan and strategy.
Doug McKinnon, Chief Compliance Officer
Doug McKinnon’s 30+ year professional career includes advisory, finance and operational experience across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including oil and gas, technology, and communications. He has served in C-level positions in both private and public sectors, including Chairman and CEO of an American Stock Exchange traded company, Vice President of a $12 billion market cap NASDAQ-traded company for which the management team raised over $2.2 billion, CFO of several publicly held US, Canadian and Australian companies and CEO/CFO of various other private enterprises.
Mr. McKinnon has been involved in organizations ranging from start-up companies using venture capital funding to publicly traded, institutional investor-backed companies. Mr. McKinnon attended Texas Christian University. He worked for nine years as a CPA at the SEC and the oil and gas practice of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Additionally, Mr. McKinnon has extensive M&A and Turnaround experience. Over the course of his career, he has provided leadership insight, advisory and/or management to over 30 publicly traded companies.
Mr. McKinnon fills the role of Chief Compliance Officer for CHRON and has oversight over all regulatory compliance, corporate administration, review of all financial statements, liaison with outside counsel, business development strategies, and is an instrumental part of the management team.