CHARLES BENTON | Chairman of the Board
Mr. Benton contributes expertise in areas of financial reporting and business development. He has over 30 years of experience in finance, operations and business development with major corporations. Currently, he directs the distribution services and supply chain for Charming Shoppes, Inc. which is a leading national specialty retailer of women’s apparel operating 1,832 retail stores in 48 states. Mr. Benton also worked 20 years for Consolidated Rail Corporation (CONRAIL) where he was responsible for finance, operations and business development. He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University with a degree in accounting.
NORM DUMBROFF | Director and Operation Committee Chairman
Mr. Dumbroff contributes market and technology expertise. He is currently the CEO of Wav Incorporated, which is one of the top five distributors of wireless products in North America with annual sales of over $30 million. He has an extensive knowledge of market and product trends in the wireless industry. Prior to Wav Incorporated, Mr. Dumbroff was an engineer for Hughes Aircraft. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Albright College.
EDWARD GILDEA | Director and Compensation Committee Chairman
Mr. Gildea contributes expertise in areas of funding, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, business development and executive leadership. He has many years of experience as a board member. Mr. Gildea spent 10 years at the Kellogg Company as their vice president of legal where he managed and supervised a legal team responsible for executing mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He was also an officer for Grolier Incorporated and general counsel for the National Association for Government Employees. Currently, Mr. Gildea is CEO of Converted Organics, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree from The College of the Holy Cross and his law degree from Suffolk University.
SEBASTIAN GIORDANO | Director and CEO
Mr. Giordano contributes expertise in areas of restructuring, operations, finance, strategic planning and business development. He has over 25 years of experience as a board member and senior executive. Mr. Giordano has held senior positions with ITT Continental Baking Company, AMF Incorporated, Dynamics Corporation of America and IPCO Corporation. He has extensive experience in analyzing business units engaged in manufacturing, distribution and retail sectors across multiple industries including food service, healthcare, consumer and industrial products. He received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Iona College.
Joshua Silverman | Director
Mr. Silverman currently serves as the Managing Member of Parkfield Funding LLC. Mr. Silverman has served as a director of the Company since August 15, 2016. Mr. Silverman was the co-founder, and a Principal and Managing Partner of Iroquois Capital Management, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Mr. Silverman served as Co-Chief Investment Officer of Iroquois since its inception in 2003 until July 2016. While at Iroquois, he designed and executed complex transactions, structuring and negotiating investments in both public and private companies and has often been called upon by the companies solve inefficiencies as they relate to corporate structure, cash flow, and management. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Silverman served as Co-Chief Investment Officer of Vertical Ventures, LLC, a merchant bank. Prior to forming Iroquois, Mr. Silverman was a Director of Joele Frank, a boutique consulting firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Silverman served as Assistant Press Secretary to The President of the United States. Mr. Silverman has served as a Director of National Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:NHLD), a financial services firm, since July 2014 and MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSEMKT:MGT), a company which acquires, develops, and monetizes assets in the online, mobile, and casino gaming space, from December 2014 to May 2016. Mr. Silverman received his B.A. from Lehigh University in 1992. Mr. Silverman’s business experience and background qualifies him to serve as a member of the Board.
Jonathan Schechter | Director
Mr. Schechter is currently the Director of Investment Banking at Chardan Capital Markets, LLC, where he helps microcap companies with the restructuring of their balance sheets, financing needs, and M&A opportunities. Mr. Schechter has served as a director of the Company since March 30, 2017. From 2005 until 2007, Mr. Schechter served as the general counsel for a hedge fund specializing in PIPE transactions and structured products. From 1999 until 2005, Mr. Schechter worked as a corporate associate at Bryan Cave LLP specializing in representing investors and investment banks in PIPE transactions. He also represented and advised numerous public companies in all aspects of corporate law. Mr. Schechter graduated from Duke University in 1995, cum laude, with an A.B. in political science and graduated from Fordham Law School with a J.D., and is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Mr. Schechter’s business experience and background qualifies him to serve as a member of the Board.
Brian Daly | Director
Mr. Daly is currently the Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of B3D, LLC, a private equity company, as well as a member of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee. Mr. Daly has served as a director of the Company since March 30, 2017. Mr. Daly has over thirty years of experience on Wall Street, both as an investment banker and as a manager in operations. From April 2006 to December 2016, Mr. Daly was a partner, CFO, and member of the investment committee of the Rockmore group of funds. He participated in all aspects of the funds’ operations, with a specific focus on portfolio management, investor relations, and supervision of back office. Mr. Daly began his career on Wall Street in 1985 with Smith Barney. He joined the asset management group at Solomon Brothers in 1988, developing financial models and systems. In 1992, Mr. Daly moved to the investment banking division of PaineWebber, focusing on structured products. In 1998, he joined Omicron Capital as its Chief Financial Officer, where he was responsible for the daily operations and valuation of the fund’s portfolio. He developed a proprietary risk and trading system for both Omicron and Rockmore. Mr. Daly received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Fordham University and an MBA from Columbia University. Mr. Daly’s business experience and background qualifies him to serve as a member of the Board.