Board of Directors
Anthony C. HumpageChairman of the Board
Mr. Humpage was elected by the Board as Chairman effective January 15, 2019, Mr. Humpage served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company and its subsidiaries since November 10, 2014, until his appointment as Chairman. Mr. Humpage was CEO of the Company’s predecessor since September 4, 2012, as well as a member of the board of directors of the Company’s predecessor since May 23, 2012. Mr. Humpage was previously Chief Financial Officer of the Rich Dad Operating Company, LLC which licenses its Rich Dad® brand to the Company for financial education programs. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Government Liquidation, the leading online auction website for federal government surplus and scrap assets, from 1998 to 2011. Earlier in his career, he worked in construction materials, manufacturing and professional service industries specializing in early-stage and troubled organizations. A certified public accountant and a British chartered accountant, Mr. Humpage holds an MBA Finance degree from Western International University (1995).
James E. MayDirector and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mr. May was appointed by the Board as a Director of the Company on February 4, 2019 and as Interim Chief Executive Officer (“ICEO”) of the Company on January 15, 2019. Mr. May previously served as General Counsel of the Company since November 2014 and as Chief Administrative Officer of the Company’s predecessor since September 2009, and as the General Counsel of the Company’s predecessor since May 2009. He joined the Company in June 2007 as Assistant General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, he held the position of Associate General Counsel with Gateway Computers, where he was, at various times, the chief legal counsel for the Gateway Country Stores retail division and for the Business and Government Sales division, where he managed the Contract Management organization. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel with Blockbuster Videos, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Dallas, Texas where he was the chief legal counsel for domestic store operations. Mr. May has a B.A. degree from American University (1981) and a J.D. degree from Catholic University Law School (1984).
James K. BassIndependent Director
Mr. Bass has served as a Director since November 10, 2014, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from July 2015 until his resignation effective January 15, 2019. From September 2005 to June 2009, Mr. Bass served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Piper Aircraft, Inc., a general aviation manufacturing company. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Suntron Corporation, a provider of high mix electronic manufacturing services, from its incorporation in May 2001 until May 2005, and as Chief Executive Officer of EFTC Corporation, a subsidiary of Suntron Corporation, from July 2000 until April 2001. From 1992 to July 2000, Mr. Bass was a Senior Vice President of Sony Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Bass spent 13 years in various manufacturing management positions at the aerospace group of General Electric Corporation. Mr. Bass served on the Board of Directors of TTM Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of complex printed circuit boards used in sophisticated electronic equipment from September 2000 until his resignation in May 2018. Additionally, since October 2010, Mr. Bass has been a director at Mercury Computer Systems, a provider of open, commercially developed, application-ready, multi-INT subsystems for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) market. Mr. Bass holds a B.S.M.E. degree from Ohio State University (1979).
Cary SucoffIndependent Director
Mr. Sucoff was first elected to the Board on July 16, 2015 and has over 30 years of securities industry experience encompassing supervisory, banking and sales responsibilities. Mr. Sucoff currently owns and operates Equity Source Partners, LLC, an advisory and consulting firm. He has participated in the financing of hundreds of public and private companies. Mr. Sucoff currently serves on the following Boards of Directors: Contrafect Corp. (CFRX), Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (LEAI), First Wave Technologies and Galimedix Therapeutics, Inc. In addition, Mr. Sucoff currently serves as a consultant to Sapience Therapeutics. Mr. Sucoff is past President of New England Law/Boston and has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years. He is the Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Sucoff received a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton (1974) and a J.D. from New England School of Law (1977) where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sucoff has been a member of the Bar (now retired) of the State of New York since 1978.
Peter W. HarperIndependent Director
Mr. Harper was appointed to the Board and chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee on December 1, 2015. He has more than 30 years of public, private-equity backed and global company experience in the retail, insurance, electronic manufacturing and consumer products industries. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at BIC Graphics, an industry leading manufacturer of custom-imprinted products for the promotional products industry. Prior to joining BIC Graphics in April of 2019, Mr. Harper was the CFO for DEI Holdings/Sound United from 2017 to 2019, the President and CFO of Twin-Star International from 2013 to 2016, CFO at Scottsdale Insurance from 2005 to 2012 and Suntron Corporation from 2000 to 2005. Prior to that he had senior finance positions at Iomega Corporation and General Electric. Mr. Harper received a BS from San Jose State University in 1983.