Chairman of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer
Joshua E. Schechter, age 44, is a private investor. Mr. Schechter has also served as a director of Viad Corp (NYSE:VVI), an S&P SmallCap 600 international experiential services company, since April 2015, where he also serves as a member of its Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee. He previously served as a director of Aderans Co., Ltd. (TYO:8170) (“Aderans”), a multi-national company engaged in hair-related business, and as the Executive Chairman of Aderans America Holdings, Inc., Aderans’ holding company in the United States, from August 2008 to May 2015.
From 2001 to June 2013, Mr. Schechter served as Managing Director of Steel Partners Ltd., a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, and from 2008 to June 2013, Mr. Schechter served as co- President of Steel Partners Japan Asset Management, LP, a private company offering investment services. Mr. Schechter previously served on the Board of Directors of The Pantry, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ:PTRY), a leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country, where he was a member of its Corporate Governance & Nominating and Audit & Financial Committees, from March 2014 until the completion of its sale in March 2015; WHX Corporation (n/k/a Handy & Harman Ltd.) (NASDAQ:HNH), a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading market positions in many of the markets it serves, from 2005 until 2008; and Puroflow, Inc. (n/k/a Argan, Inc.) (NYSE:AGX), a provider of a full range of power industry and telecommunications infrastructure services, from 2001 until 2003.
Mr. Schechter earned an MPA in Professional Accounting, and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Richard Bloom, age 50, currently serves as a director of WestMountain Gold, Inc. (OTC: WMTN), a publicly traded precious metals exploration company with an active gold mining project in Alaska, and has served since June 2016. Mr. Bloom also currently serves as a director of NexCore Group, LLC (formerly publicly traded as NexCore Healthcare Capital Corporation), a national healthcare real estate developer, operator and property manager, and has served since December 2010. He also serves as a director of Glide Rite Corporation, a national field-service operator that provides equipment repair and maintenance service provider to the country’s largest retailers, and has served since June 2009.
Mr. Bloom served as Executive Chairman of Arcata LLC (formerly MyPrint Corp.), a web-based marketing execution services company, from 2009 through October 2011. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Renaissance Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, from the date of their initial public offering in 2007 until 2009. Mr. Bloom served as the Chief Executive Officer of Caswell Massey, a branded personal care consumer product company with a catalog and internet sales division as well as retail stores throughout the country, from early 2006 to 2007, and as a director and Vice Chairman of Caswell Massey from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Bloom served as President, CEO, COO and various other positions at Marietta Corporation, a maker and marketer of personal care and household products for the country’s largest consumer product companies, from 1999 to 2006. Mr. Bloom also served as a director of Marietta Holding Corporation, the successor entity to Marietta Corporation, from 2004 to 2007, and as a director and President of BFMA Holding Corporation, which owned and operated Marietta Corporation, from 1996 to 2004. Mr. Bloom also served as a director of AmeriQual Group, LLC, the largest producer and supplier of meals ready-to-eat to the United States military, from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Bloom earned a BS summa cum laude in Economic Science from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Brian J. Kelley, age 66, has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Four Winds Advisors LLC, where he advises technology focused clients on restructuring, turnaround and business development, since October 2012. Mr. Kelley previously served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Alteva, Inc. (“Alteva”) (formerly NYSE MKT: ALTV), a premier provider of cloud-based, VoIP and hosted Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) services until the completion of its sale to Momentum Telecom in December 2015. Mr. Kelley initially joined Alteva as a director in November 2013 and was named Chief Executive Officer in June 2014 to lead a turnaround of the company.
From October 2013 until April 2014, Mr. Kelley served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of snom Technology, Inc., a leading global provider in designing, manufacturing and marketing VoIP communications equipment. From April 2008 to July 2012, Mr. Kelley served as a director of Tii Network Technologies, Inc. (“Tii”) (formerly NASDAQ:TIII), a leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing network products for the communications industry, where he also served as its Chairman beginning in 2010. In October 2011, Mr. Kelley was also named Tii’s President and Chief Executive Officer to lead a turnaround and eventual sale of the company, which was completed in July 2012. Mr. Kelley’s professional experience also includes serving as the President of TAMCO Technology Corp., a financial solutions-focused business management and development company concentrated on communications technology asset management, from 2007 to 2010; President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cognitronics Corporation, a formerly publicly-traded provider of central-office communications technology hardware and software solutions, from 1994 to 2006; and various senior management positions with TIE/Communications, Inc., a formerly publicly-traded diversified telecommunications services company, from 1981 to 1994.
Mr. Kelley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut.
Bradley L. Radoff, age 44, has served as Principal of Fondren Management LP, a private investment management company, since January 2005. Mr. Radoff served as a Portfolio Manager at Third Point LLC, a registered investment advisory firm, from July 2006 to February 2009. He has also served as Managing Director of Lonestar Capital Management LLC, a registered investment advisory firm, from April 2003 to December 2004.
Previously, Mr. Radoff served as a director of Citadel Investment Group LLC, a global financial institution, from July 2000 to March 2003. He began his career working as an analyst at Third Point Management LLC, from August 1997 to June 2000, and at Yellowstone Capital LLC, from August 1995 to July 1997. In addition, Mr. Radoff co-founded Snap Kitchen LLC in 2009 and has served as a director there since August 2013. Mr. Radoff has also served as a director of Pogo Producing Company from March 2007 to November 2007 prior to its sale to Plains Exploration.
Mr. Radoff graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Eric Singer, age 44, was elected as a member of the Board in June, 2016. Mr. Singer has served as the managing member of each of VIEX GP and VIEX Capital since May 2014. He currently serves as chairman of the board of RhythmOne PLC since February 2018 after its acquisition of YuMe, Inc. (NYSE: YUME), a provider of brand video advertising software and audience data. Mr, Singer was a director of YuMe, Inc. from June 2016 to February 2018, including as chairman of its board since November 2016. Mr. Singer currently serves on the board of Quantum Corporation (NYSE:QTM), a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and managing digital assets over the entire data lifecycle since November 2017.
From March 2012 until September 2014, Mr. Singer served as co-managing member of Potomac Capital Management III, L.L.C., the general partner of Potomac Capital Partners III, L.P. (“PCP III”), and Potomac Capital Management II, L.L.C., the general partner of Potomac Capital Partners II, L.P. (“PCP II”) and served as an advisor to Potomac Capital Management, L.L.C. and its related entities from May 2009 until September 2014. The principal business of PCP III and PCP II is investing in securities. Mr. Singer previously served as a director of Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ: NMRX), a provider of managed machine-to- machine (M2M) enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), from March 2016 until its sale in December 2017;TigerLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: TIGR), a global provider in engagement solutions, including Postano social media aggregation, display and fan engagement platform and Omnis mobile development platform, from January 2015 until December 2016; Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), a Wi-Fi network solutions company, from January 2014 until January 2015; PLX Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLXT), a semiconductor company, from December 2013 until its sale in August 2014; Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM), a semiconductor company, from August 2012 until December 2013, including as its Chairman of the Board from January 2013 until December 2013; and Zilog Corporation (NASDAQ:ZILG), a semiconductor company, from August 2008 until its sale in February 2010. From July 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Singer was a senior investment analyst at Riley Investment Management. He managed private portfolios for Alpine Resources, LLC from January 2003 to July 2007.
Mr. Singer holds a B.A. from Brandeis University.