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Board of Directors

Alan L. Bazaar

Chairman of the Board
Alan L. Bazaar became a director of the Company in June 2013 and was elected Chairman of the board of directors in April 2014. Mr. Bazaar is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Hollow Brook Wealth Management LLC, a position he has held since November 2013, where he is responsible for firm-wide operations, investment research, and portfolio management. Mr. Bazaar served as a director of Hudson Global Inc. from June 2015 to May 2019 and a director of Sparton Corp. from May 2016 until the completion of its sale in March 2019. Mr. Bazaar served as a director of LoJack Corporation from March 2015 until the completion of its sale in March 2016. Mr. Bazaar was formerly a director of NTS, and served from December 2012 until the completion of its sale in June 2014. From 2004 until April 2008, Mr. Bazaar served as a director of Media Sciences International, Inc., which manufactured and distributed business color printer supplies and industrial ink applications in the United States. From July 1999 until December 2009, Mr. Bazaar was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Richard L. Scott Investments, LLC where he co-managed the public equity portfolio and was responsible for all elements of due diligence. Previously, Mr. Bazaar served as a director of Airco Industries, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of aerospace products, and was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP in the Assurance and Financial Buyer’s Practices group and in the Business Fraud and Investigation Services Unit. Mr. Bazaar received an undergraduate degree in History from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Bazaar is also a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”). The Company believes that Mr. Bazaar’s successful track record as an accomplished business leader with significant experience as Chief Executive Officer and service on public company boards qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors.

Joseph Garrity

Director
Joseph Garrity became a director of the Company in July 2007. From 2011 to present, Mr. Garrity has served as the co-founder, COO/CFO of Salem Global Partners, Inc., a strategic recruiting and consulting company serving the financial services industry. Mr. Garrity served in various capacities from 1991 to 2005 including: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director of 4 Kids Entertainment, a licensing company involved in film and television production, and a New York Stock Exchange-listed company at the time. For more than six years prior to such time, Mr. Garrity was a Senior Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP serving U.S. and multinational public companies. Mr. Garrity is a member of the board of directors of AGB Search, Inc., a higher education executive search firm, and a trustee of the Central Harlem Initiative for Learning and Development and Saint Michael’s College. Mr. Garrity has over 20 years of experience in executive financial management and is a CPA and a member of the New York State Society of CPAs and the AICPA. Mr. Garrity received an undergraduate degree in economics from Saint Michael’s College and a Master of Science in Accounting from Pace University. Mr. Garrity’s significant tenure as the chief financial officer of a public company, as well as his financial background, qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors and as a financial expert on the Company’s audit committee.

Mitchell Herbets

Director
Mitchell Herbets became a director of the Company in June 2015. Mr. Herbets currently serves as Chairman of Thales Defense and Security, Inc., a global technology company that provides advanced technology equipment to the U.S. defense and federal technology markets. In February 2018, Mr. Herbets became Chairman of Photonis Defense, Inc., a technology company specializing in photo sensor imaging. In June 2019 he become the Chairman of Orolia Defense Inc., a global leader in position, navigation and timing technology. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Herbets served as the President & CEO of Thales. He joined Thales in 1987 and served in a number of senior executive positions, including leadership roles in program management, engineering, and business development prior to serving as CEO. Prior to joining Thales, Mr. Herbets’ career included four years of service with the U.S. Army with the final rank of Captain. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master’s in Business Administration from George Washington University. Mr. Herbets’ experience as the CEO of a technology company, in addition to his significant technical expertise in wireless communications and his background in the defense industry, qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors.

Joseph M. Manko

Director
Joseph M. Manko, Jr. became a director of the Company on June 27, 2019 when he was appointed by the board of directors to fill a vacancy on the board. Mr. Manko is the Managing Member and Senior Principal of Horton Capital Management, LLC, an investment manager, positions he has held since March 2013. Mr. Manko has also been a minority owner and a Managing Director at Mufson Howe Hunter & Co., LLC, a boutique investment bank focusing on middle-market companies, since June 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Manko was Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Switzerland-based BZ Fund Management Limited, where he was responsible for corporate finance, private equity investments, three public equity funds and the firm’s Special Situations and Event-Driven strategies, from January 2005 to December 2010. Mr. Manko was a Managing Director with Deutsche Bank AG, an investment bank in London, from September 1997 to December 2004. Earlier in his career, Mr. Manko served as a Vice President at Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc., an investment bank, from September 1995 until September 1997, and as a corporate finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a law firm, from November 1991 until September 1995. Mr. Manko has served on the board of directors of Repro-Med Systems, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of medical devices and supplies, since May 2016 and as Lead Director since July 2018. Mr. Manko also served as a director of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a venture capital firm focused in healthcare, financial services and digital media, since March 2019. Mr. Manko has also served on the board of directors of Creative Realities, Inc., a marketing technology company from 2018-2020, and several European biotechnology companies, including NovImmune, S.A. from 2006 until 2010. Mr. Manko received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his Bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Manko’s experience on the boards of multiple public companies, his experience in the capital markets and public investing and his participation in numerous successful shareholder value creation strategies and monetizations qualify him to serve on the Company’s board of directors.

Michael H. Millegan

Director
Michael Millegan became a director of the Company on November 13, 2016. Mr. Millegan was President of Verizon Global Wholesale group, a business unit of Verizon Communications, where he focused on global carrier, wireless and cable company network requirements from 2007 until his retirement in December 2013. During this time, he served as a member of the Verizon Leadership Committee which focused on operational performance. Prior to that, Mr. Millegan was Senior Vice President/Market President for Verizon’s Midwest Operations and Senior Vice President Enterprise/Wholesale business unit, which focused on over 300 large enterprise customers. Mr. Millegan also led the Logistics/Supply Chain business unit as the Senior Vice President from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Millegan served on the advisory board of FINSPHERE, a leader in mobile identity authentication enabling financial institutions and mobile network operators to protect against credit card fraud. In addition, Mr. Millegan is an advisor to WINDPACT, an innovative sports technology company developing protective gear to minimize sports related concussive head trauma. Mr. Millegan serves on the board of directors of the Virginia Mason Foundation, a division of the Virginia Mason Health System responsible for enhancing the level of philanthropic support of Virginia Mason Health System. In 2019, Mr. Millegan joined the board of directors of Portland General Electric, one of the largest public utilities in the pacific northwest as well as Vettd, a company that develops AI-based software solutions for the human resource industry. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Angelo State University. Mr. Millegan’s experience as an executive at Verizon and advisor to multiple technology companies qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors.

Allan D. L. Weinstein

Director
Allan D.L. Weinstein became a director of the Company on November 9, 2016. Mr. Weinstein is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Gainline Capital Partners LP., a private equity firm. Prior to co-founding Gainline in 2015, he was a Managing Partner of CAI Private Equity, a private equity firm, which he joined in 2012. While at CAI, Mr. Weinstein served on the firm’s Investment Committee and was a partner in CAI’s management company. Before joining CAI, Mr. Weinstein was a Managing Director at New York-based private equity firm Lincolnshire Management, Inc., where he was employed for nearly 18 years. Mr. Weinstein began his career with Fleet Bank, and he has served as a director or officer of numerous companies, including Allison Marine, Bankruptcy Management Solutions and Shred-Tech Corporation as well as Chief Financial Officer of Credentials Services International, Inc. He is currently on the Board of Directors of CSAT Solutions Holdings LLC, a reverse logistics company serving the electronics sector and Southern Motion, Inc. a leader in design and innovation in motion furniture. Mr. Weinstein has a Bachelor’s degree in History and Economics from Vassar College. Mr. Weinstein’s experience in private equity and service on boards of multiple companies qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors.

Timothy Whelan

Chief Executive Officer, Director
Timothy Whelan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective June 30, 2016, and has served as a director of the Company since March 2015. Before assuming the role of the Company’s CEO, Mr. Whelan was Managing Director of Echo Financial Business Consulting Group, a privately held financial and operational consulting firm he co-founded in February 2014. Mr. Whelan served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IPC Systems, Inc., a company that provides and services voice communication systems for the financial services industry, from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Whelan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IPC Acquisition Corp./IPC Systems Holdings Corp. from 2001 to 2009 and also served as its Principal Accounting Officer from 2001 to 2009. From July 2000 to December 2001, Mr. Whelan served as Divisional Chief Financial Officer of Global Crossing’s Financial Markets division. From May 1999 to June 2000, Mr. Whelan served as Vice President of Finance at IPC Information Systems, Inc. and IXnet. Mr. Whelan is a CPA and previously worked for Ernst & Young from 1992 to 1999. He previously spent four years as a U.S. Naval Officer. Mr. Whelan is currently a director of the NY Metropolitan chapter of the USO. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University. Mr. Whelan’s significant tenure as a chief financial officer and chief operating officer, his experience managing all aspects of the financial management of a company, as well as his experience in IT services, technology and telecommunications industries, qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors.

 

 

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