Yulista Holding, LLC CEO Joshua Herren has been elected to the Huntsville / Madison County Chamber Board of Directors. Yulista is excited to continue their partnership with the Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Herren serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Yulista Holding, LLC. In this role, he oversees a portfolio of companies that operate in aerospace, defense, and civilian markets. After serving in the United States Air Force (USAF) from 1999 until 2008 as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operator and Team Leader, Mr. Herren joined Yulista’s parent company, Calista Corporation, focusing on business and corporate development.
Upon successfully executing key growth initiatives at the parent company, Calista Board of Directors appointed Mr. Herren to CEO of Yulista Holding; the government services division and largest business segment in the company. Mr. Herren’s experience includes executive leadership, board of director/shareholder relations, value creation and management, merger and acquisition (M&A) expertise, strategic planning and partnerships, customer relations, and corporate development.
Since taking over in 2011, Mr. Herren and his leadership team have produced record years in profitability and revenue for Yulista while maintaining the most diversified portfolio in both business base and capability since the company’s inception.
Mr. Herren has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration (Management) and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He also has certificates in M&A and corporate valuations in addition to numerous military certifications and course completions. Mr. Herren has held certifications from the Middle Market Investment Banking Association as a Chartered Merger and Acquisition Professional (CMAP) as well as a certification from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).
During the last quarter of 2017, Yulista became a Huntsville Regional Economic Growth Initiative (HREGI) Executive Council investor with the Huntsville / Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Yulista has called Huntsville and Madison County its home since 2002.
“HREGI or the ‘Huntsville Regional Economic Growth Initiative’, will establish Huntsville/Madison County as a stronger and more visible community in the national competition for economic growth. The Initiative’s overarching vision is for our community to become a primary center of technology in the South and in the nation. HREGI is designed to position the area as one of the leading economic growth centers in the Southeast, comparing consistently and favorably with Austin, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, and other peer technology-based U.S. cities. (www.hsvchamber.org)”