Board & Leadership Profiles

Corporate Leadership

Halden S. Shane

Dr. Shane has been our Chairman since the Company’s inception. Up until 2009 Dr. Shane also served as President and CEO of Tiger Management International, a private management company that deals in business management of private and public companies. Dr. Shane resigned all positions and closed Tiger Management International in 2009. Dr. Shane was founder and CEO of Integrated Healthcare Alliance, Inc. and also founder and General Partner of Doctors Hospital West Covina, California. Prior thereto, Dr. Shane practiced podiatric surgery specializing in ankle arthroscopy.

Nick Jennings

Mr. Jennings has been our Chief Financial Officer since October 2014. From July 2014 until his employment by the Company, Mr. Jennings was self-employed and provided consulting, accounting and tax compliance services to private-owned companies. From November 2006 until June 2014, Mr. Jennings was a senior manager at Richardson Kontogouris Emerson LLP, where he worked with various public and private companies providing services a variety of business areas including tax compliance, tax consulting, general accounting, and business assurance. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount College with a degree in accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Norris Gearhart

Mr. Gearhart has been our Chief Operating Officer since September 2014. Since January 2014 he served as Vice President of Technical Operations. Mr. Gearhart has 30 years’ experience within the insurance claims and disaster response industry. He has served in in regional management roles with Allstate and Travelers insurance companies as well as owning and operating his own disaster response company. He has worked as an international consultant and trainer. He is a former US Army Captain among other assignments serving with 20th Special Forces Group, Airborne.

Harold W. Paul

Mr. Paul has been a director since June 2009. He has been engaged in the private practice of law for more than thirty-five years, primarily as a securities specialist. Mr. Paul has been company counsel to public companies listed on the AMEX, NASDAQ and OTC exchanges. He has served as a director for six public companies in a variety of industries, including technology and financial services. He holds a BA degree from SUNY at Stony Brook and a JD from Brooklyn Law School and is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.

Board of Directors

Walter C. Johnsen

The Company appointed Mr. Walter C. Johnsen as a Director on January 29, 2016. Since January 1, 2007, Mr. Johnsen has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Acme United Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of innovative branded cutting, measuring and safety products in the school, home, office, hardware & industrial markets. From November 30, 1995 to December 31, 2006, he held the titles of President and Chief Executive Officer at Acme United. Mr. Johnsen previously served as Vice Chairman and a principal of Marshall Products, Inc., a medical supply distributor. Mr. Johnsen holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Kelly J. Anderson

The Company appointed Ms. Kelly J. Anderson as a Director on January 29, 2016. Ms. Anderson is a partner in C Suite Financial Partners, a financial consulting services company dedicated to serving private, public, private equity, entrepreneurial, family office and government-owned firms in all industries. Between July 2014 through March 2015, Ms. Anderson was CFO of Mavenlink, a SaaS company, between October 2012 and January 2014, Ms. Anderson was Chief Accounting Officer of Fisker Automotive, between April 2010 and February 2012, Ms. Anderson was the President and Chief Financial Officer of T3 Motion, Inc., (“T3”), an electric vehicle technology company. Between March 2008 and April 2010, she served as T3’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and as a director from January 2009 until January 2010. From 2006 until 2008, Ms. Anderson was Vice President at Experian, a leading credit reporting agency. From 2004 until 2006, Ms. Anderson was Chief Accounting Officer for TripleNet Properties, G REIT, Inc., T REIT, Inc., NNN 2002 Value Fund, LLC, and Chief Financial Officer of NNN 2003 Value Fund, LLC and A REIT, Inc., all of which were real estate investment funds managed by TripleNet Properties. From 1996 to 2004, Ms. Anderson held senior financial positions with The First American Corp., a Fortune 500 title insurance company. Ms. Anderson is an inactive California CPA and a 1989 graduate of the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton.

Edward J. Fred

The Company appointed Mr. Edward J. Fred as a Director on January 29, 2016. After joining CPI Aerostructures Inc. in February 1995, Mr. Fred held the titles of Controller, Secretary, Principal Accounting Officer, Chief Financial Officer, President and ultimately Chief Executive Officer from January 2003 through March 2014. Prior to that, he served in various positions for the international division of Grumman where he last held the position of Controller. He served as a Director of Interlink Electronics, Inc. from July 13, 2010 to July 10, 2014, and he served as a Director of CPI Aerostructures Inc. from January 1999 to March 2014. Mr. Fred holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Dowling College and an Executive MBA from Hofstra University