Richard D. White

Chairman of the Board

Elected to the Board at the April 24, 2004 annual shareholder meeting, Mr. White brings a wealth of "hands-on" equity financing experience to the Board. Mr. White currently serves as Managing Director and head of the Private Equity and Special Products Department at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., a leading investment bank and full service investment firm (since 2004). Mr. White is the founder and President of Aeolus Capital Group LLC, an investment management group focused on small capitalization valued oriented investments in public companies and control oriented private equity investments. Until 2002, Mr. White was a Managing Director of CIBC Capital Partners, the private equity investment division of CIBC World Markets and a Managing Director at its predecessor by acquisition, Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., which he joined in 1985. Mr. White serves as a director of G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. and Lakes Entertainment. Mr. White is also Chairman of the Board of Mercury Energy, a private company that is a leading integrator and installer of solar energy systems. Mr. White is a certified public accountant.


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