Board of Directors & Special Advisors

Manuel P. Asensio, Founder and Managing Director

Manuel P. Asensio is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Asensio & Company.  Asensio is the acknowledged Pioneer of Informational Arbitrage. He was the first investor to harness the power of the Internet to challenge stock promoters. He  conducted the first activist short selling campaign in 1996 as the birth of the Internet.

A study published by the NBER named Mr. Asensio the pioneer of activist short selling, a new class of short sellers that are “information producers as arbitrageurs.” The NBER is the nation’s leading nonprofit economic research organization with twenty-four Nobel Prize winners in Economics and thirteen past chairs of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers as members.  The NBER study found the “pioneer [of informational arbitrage] is Manuel Asensio of Asensio & Co., which was founded in 1992 and started publishing reports on overvalued companies in 1994” and that “Asensio & Co.’s reports yield the highest returns’ by the study’s measure and during the study’s timeframe.”

Mr. Asensio founded the predecessor of the Institute of Judicial Conduct in 2016.  He seeks to become the first parent to bring a federal civil rights case against the US federal judges for fraudulently fabrication the so called domestic relations exception to federal subject matter jurisdiction (“DRE”).  The DRE is not a law, not a rule, not a principle.  The DRE does not conform to any widely help belief of justice. It is not found in the US Constitution nor it is founded on any the principle found in the US Constitution.  Mr. Asensio is the head of IJC’s investigative effort into the conduct of the US federal judges at a government agency called Judicial Commission.

Mr. Asensio holds an Undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Glenn G. Wattley, Director

Mr. Wattley is a partner of Sierra International. He has over 37 years of management and technology experience in the energy and environmental industries, having started his career with CONSOL Energy, Inc and MSA in Pittsburgh, PA.  He spent almost twenty years with Arthur D. Little, Inc., and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) in management and technology consulting Global Fortune 1000 at the CEO-Board of Directors level that include a broad range of energy and utility clients and due diligence on investment opportunities including merger and acquisition and initial public offerings of energy and technology companies. He joined Sierra International as the Managing Partner in charge of the Energy and Environment practice.

Glenn holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Hatun Aytug, Director

Ms. Aytug is a senior executive in design and supply chain management.  Ms. Aytug is the head of product design for The Limited.  Before she held top level management positions at PVH Corp, Levi Strauss & Co., American Eagle, Polo Ralph Lauren and Alex Wang and owns !dea Generation, LLC a consulting and investment company in internet ventures in fashion industry.

Ms. Aytug is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design – The New School.

Mitchell Cantor, Director

Mr. Cantor attorney is the principal the Law Offices of Mitchell Cantor in New York specializing in real estate, art law and commercial litigation. He has done pioneering legal work in judicial conduct in appeal and constitutional court with Mr. Asensio.  He joined the organization two years after Mr. Asensio commence his investigation on May 15, 2014.

Mr. Cantor holds a BA and BS degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from Temple University Law School.

Jason P. La Vardera, Director

With over 6 years of operational experience for two major financial institutions.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance and a LSM Degree in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility from Bentley University.


Special Advisers:

Dan Rodriguez, Co-Founder of the Committee for a Common Sense Judiciary

Dan is President and CEO of MGR Group, a strategy firm that provides marketing, crisis management and brand reputation management services, along with media and government relations, to global firms. 


Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communications from Fordham University and a Masters in Public Administration from Baruch College, CUNY and was the youngest person to be selected a National Urban Fellow.