Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Dr. Dicken Yung


Dr. Dicken Yung has served as a member and chaired the Board of Directors since inception. For over 20 years, Dr. Yung has been involved in technology and industrial investment. He was chairman of Digilava Inc., San Francisco and Director of Versatech Industries, Canada. Dr. Yung was bestowed in 2003 the most distinguished award, the ‘Magnolia Gold Medal’ by the Shanghai Municipality Government. He has also received the award for ‘Most Distinguished Contributions to the Movement of Special Olympics in China’ from the quasi-government ministry for disabled persons, China Disabled Persons Federation.

Dr. Yung has an extensive global professional background in senior level management for public services and non-government organizations. A former Justice of the Peace, Dr. Yung has held various senior directorate and secretary level positions in the British Hong Kong Government, including Deputy Secretary of Municipal Service since 1996, Principal Assistant Secretary in Staff Management and Principal Education Officer, etc. For the past 17 years Dr. Yung has been Professor and Director of Asia Pacific Professional and Education Programs of the University of Oregon Continuation Center, USA. For over 40 years, in a voluntary capacity, Dr. Yung founded several renowned charities in Hong Kong, including Hong Kong Sports Association for the Mentally Disabled, Hong Kong Special Olympics, Hong Kong Recreation Management Association and the Association for Scientific Studies of Mental Handicap. He was also a Founding Member, Vice Chairman and Program Chairman of Hong Kong Physically-handicapped and Able-bodied Association for decades. Internationally, Dr. Yung has served for three terms as a Board Member of Special Olympics International and has also been serving as President of East Asia Region. Dr. Yung was instrumental in bringing to China the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, and the six-month 2006 World Leisure Expo in Hangzhou. Dr. Yung had also served for two terms as a Board Member of Hostelling International (USA) and was also a Board Member and Executive Board Member of World Leisure Organization.

Dr. Yung earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, an M.A. from the University of Leeds, both in the United Kingdom, and other postgraduate qualifications and Senior Fellowships from the University of Otago, New Zealand, University of Hong Kong, and professional institutes in the UK and the US. Dr. Yung has been married for over 40 years and is the father of three daughters and three sons, including Baldwin Yung and Boaz Yung. He also enjoys spending time with his 5 grandchildren.

Rodger Spainhower

Corporate Secretary

Mr. Spainhower has been a director since October 2007. He founded Highland, a business consulting company in 1984 and has since then been providing services to businesses in areas of management, administration, compliance, software development and data management. Prior to founding Highland, Mr. Spainhower served as President and CEO of Hyland Title Corporation, where he oversaw the company’s management, administration and coordination of all services to a major title insurance agency. Before Hyland Title, Mr. Spainhower built a broad base of operations experience serving as Vice President at Great Western National Bank and as Operations Officer & Auditor at Valley National Bank in the US. At both banks, Mr. Spainhower was in charge of managing the bank operation for various branch offices including cash control, personnel, accounting and customer services.

Mr. Spainhower studied at the American Institute of Banking with special emphasis on Banking and Business Administration.

Dr. Brian Peacock

Board Member

Dr. Brian Peacock has a background in ergonomics and industrial engineering which have provided a foundation for a long career in industry and academia, which included eighteen years in academia, fifteen years with General Motors' vehicle design and manufacturing organizations, and four years as discipline coordinating scientist for the National Space Biomedical Institute / NASA. He is a licensed professional engineer, a licensed private pilot, a certified professional ergonomist and a fellow of both the Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (UK) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (USA). Dr Peacock has authored over 300 journal articles, reports, book chapters and presentations, including books on Statistical Distributions, Automotive Ergonomics and Ergonomics in Design.. He recently retired as a professor in the Department of Safety Science at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he taught classes in system safety and applied ergonomics. He is currently a consultant in ergonomics and systems engineering and teaches classes at two Singapore universities.

Michael Corrigan, Esq.

Board Member

Mr. Michael Corrigan has been a Director since inception of Unilava Corporation in October 2007. He is a member of the California bar and has his own law practice in Southern California. Mr. Corrigan’s practice focuses on general and SEC representation of emerging high technology and other operating companies. He has been counsel to private and public companies in a broad range of industries, including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, multimedia, action sports, restaurant, entertainment and sporting goods manufacturing. He has assisted these companies with their corporate and partnership organization, private and public financing of debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, technology licensing, real estate syndication and related commercial arrangements. He has advised owners of these companies on retirement planning and estate planning matters. In addition, Mr. Corrigan has represented several regional investment banking, advisory and management firms in securities and underwriting transactions, as well as compliance matters.

In a non-executive capacity, Mr. Corrigan sits on the Medical Bioethics Committee of Sharp Memorial Hospital, the Eagle Scout Review Board, the Board of Trustees of the California Ballet Association and the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Repertory Theatre. He previously sat on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California and the Board of Directors of United Way/CHAD.

Mr. Corrigan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, with a major in finance, and both a J.D. and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Ruth Brown

Board Member

Mrs. Ruth Brown has been Director of the Company since October 2007. Mrs. Brown is an investment, property and commercial business entrepreneur. She has been involved in technology investment over the past 13 years. She and her husband own commercial meat companies in Los Angeles and a real estate and property management company in Hawaii. Mrs. Brown has also for many years been actively involved as a leading volunteer in community educational work.

In 1995, Mrs. Brown was introduced to Core Dynamics (now known as DigiLava). She began actively researching the company and its members. DigiLava’s advanced technology, forward vision and devoted leadership impressed upon her a strong desire to become a personal and financial aid of the company. Over the past 12 years, Mrs. Brown has seen a tremendous amount of growth and progress in DigiLava. The last 2 years have proven to be successful and productive. Mrs. Brown is proud to be an investor in this growing company and optimistic in taking this company, along with its devoted leaders to the next level and beyond.

Born in Swains Island, the ninth of ten children, Mrs. Brown graduated from Farrington High School in Hawaii. After attending Kapiolani Community College, and working at the University of Hawaii, Mrs. Brown moved to California in 1967, where she worked as a bookkeeper. After traveling in Europe, the South Pacific and the U.S., Ruth married Sanford Brown in 1974. Together they have successfully built and continue to operate Commercial Meat Company. Today, they have over 40 employees and 3 subsidiary companies. In 1990, Mr. and Mrs. Brown started investing in Hawaii Real Estate. In 1999, they started their own property management company in Hawaii and have found much success in Hawaii Real Estate. In 2002, Ruth actively began devoting her time in voluntary educational work in the communities and continues to do so today. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have had the pleasure of raising 3 successful children and enjoy spending time with their 5 grandchildren. Now living in Kapolei, Hawaii, they enjoy traveling, spending time with family, going to the beach and looking for new adventures.

Colin Tilley

Board Member

Mr. Colin Tilley has been Board Member of Unilava Corporation, Inc. for four years. He has over 30 years of general management experience. Having started his career in municipal government in London, where he rose to the position of Deputy Director, he went to work for international management consultants Pannell Kerr Forster Associates (PKFA) as a senior management consultant for five years. He left to establish the first of two companies he has successfully co-founded. The first, Whiteley International, was a management consultancy of which he was a partner for some 12 years, which specialised in strategy development, business planning, organizational reviews and business monitoring and evaluation. During this time, he also co-founded Creating Excellence, a multi-faceted management and marketing company, with UK clients such as Nike, Reuters, the BBC, Comic Relief, Sport England, UK Sport and the British Heart Foundation. He has been involved in all aspects of the business, especially strategic direction, business planning and development and client development. He remains as a director of that organization in a mainly non-executive capacity. In 2004, he formed Tilley and Associates, to offer consultancy and interim management services.

In a non-executive capacity, Mr. Tilley has been appointed twice to the boards of The Princess Alexandra Acute Hospital Trust in the UK and the World Leisure Organization, which is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) of the United Nations. In 2006, he was appointed to the board of Usport at the University of Sheffield in the UK. He has co-authored two books and numerous articles on many aspects of management, especially leadership and motivation.

Mr. Tilley has a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree from Loughborough University in the UK and a Masters degree in management from the University of Oregon, USA.

Baldwin Yung

Board Member

Baldwin Yung, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the company’s overall operations and growth direction. Mr. Yung actively leads the Company’s management, engineering, marketing and business development efforts. Leveraging on his strong background in finance and accounting and his extensive network in the investment community, Mr. Yung is also responsible for the company’s financial planning and analysis, as well as investors’ relations and press communications.

Mr. Yung has over 15 years of experience in corporate management and finance administration. In his career, he has provided business consulting services, with special focus on business development, corporate restructuring, and financings for start-ups or early stage companies across a range of technology sectors. Earlier in his career, Mr. Yung worked for global public accounting firms, such as Price Waterhouse Coopers, L.L.P., PKF International (previously known as Pannell, Kerr & Forster), Worldwide CPAs, specializing in external audits and financial advisory services. He has been a frequent guest speaker on venture capital investing and deal structuring, and most recently co-published a book in China focused in the IPO process.

In addition to his role at Unilava Corporation, Mr. Yung also serves as a managing partner of Worldwide Capital Asia Corporation, overseeing all areas of the company’s direct investments, mergers and acquisitions, public offering, strategic development and private financing transactions. His area of expertise includes private placements of equity and venture capital financings, debt financings, private and public mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnerships for start up and early stage companies. Mr. Yung is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded a publicly traded U.S. interactive multimedia and data management company, DigiLava, Inc. (DGLV.PK).

Mr. Yung has a Bachelor degree in Accounting from the Business School of University of Oregon. He is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the State of California and was awarded 2005 Businessman of the Year.