Alan L. Bazaar
Chairman of the Board
Alan L. Bazaar became a director of the Company in June 2013 and was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2014. Mr. Bazaar is a Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Hollow Brook Wealth Management LLC where he is responsible for investment research and portfolio management. He has served as the sole Chief Executive Officer since December 2013 and previously served in this position as Co-Executive Officer since January 2013. Prior to such time, Mr. Bazaar was Managing Director from 2010 through 2012. From 1999 until 2010, Mr. Bazaar was a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Richard L. Scott Investments, LLC where he co-managed the public equity portfolio and was responsible for all aspects of the investment decision-making process including all elements of due diligence. From 2004 until 2008, Mr. Bazaar served on the board of Media Sciences International, Inc. and during his tenure served at various times on its Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Bazaar was formerly a director of Airco Industries, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of aerospace products and was with Arthur Andersen LLP in the Assurance and Financial Buyer's Practices group and in their Business Fraud and Investigation Services Unit. Mr. Bazaar serves on the board of directors of NTS, INC., a NYSE MKT LLC listed company. Mr. Bazaar received an undergraduate degree in History from Bucknell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Mr. Bazaar is also a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”). The Company believes that Mr. Bazaar’s financial and accounting expertise qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors.
Don C. Bell III
Don C. Bell III became a director of the Company in June 2014 and Mr. Bell is a technology entrepreneur and investor. Since 2011, Mr. Bell has been a private investor. From 2007 until 2011, Mr. Bell served as the Owner and President of Tidal Research, an Internet advertising company he founded. During the ten years prior to launching Tidal Research, Mr. Bell was a senior executive with two portfolio companies of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (IPC Systems and Clearwire), and a member of the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs Group. Mr. Bell recently served as a Director of NTS Communications from December 2012 through the June 2014 acquisition of the company by Tower Three Partners. Mr. Bell holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Classics from St. John’s College. Mr. Bell was appointed a Director of Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. on June 11, 2014.
Joseph Garrity, a director nominee, became a director of the Company in July 2007. From 2011 to present, Mr. Garrity serves as the co-founder, COO/CFO of Salem Global Partners, Inc., a strategic recruiting and consulting company serving the financial services industry. Mr. Garrity served in various capacities from 1991 to 2005 including: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director of 4 Kids Entertainment, a New York Stock Exchange Listed company at the time. For more than six years prior to such time, Mr. Garrity was a Senior Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touché LLP serving U.S. and multinational public companies. Mr. Garrity is a member of the Advisory Board of AGB Search, a higher education executive search firm, and a member of the Central Harlem Initiative for Learning and Development. Mr. Garrity has 24 years of experience in executive financial management and is a CPA and a member of the NYSSCPA’s and the AICPA. Mr. Garrity’s significant tenure as the chief financial officer of a public company, as well as his financial background, qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors and as a financial expert on the Company’s audit committee.
Mr. Herbets became a director of the Company in June 2015. Mr. Herbets currently serves as non-executive Chairman of Thales Defense and Security, Inc., a global technology company that provides advanced technology equipment to the U.S. defense and federal technology markets. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Herbets served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Thales. He joined Thales in 1987 and served in a number of senior executive positions, including leadership roles in program management, engineering, and business development prior to serving as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Thales, Mr. Herbets' career included four years of service with the U.S. Army with the final rank of Captain. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Master's in Business Administration from George Washington University.
Michael H. Millegan
Mr. Millegan became a director of the Company in November 2016. Previously, Mr .Millegan was President of Verizon Global Wholesale group, a business unit of Verizon Communications, where he focused on global carrier, wireless and cable company network requirements from 2007 until his retirement in December 2013. During this time, he served as a member of the Verizon Leadership Committee which focused on operational performance. Prior to that, Mr. Millegan was Senior Vice President/Market President for Verizon’s Midwest Operations and Senior Vice President Enterprise/Wholesale business unit, which focused on over 300 large enterprise customers. Mr. Millegan also led the Logistics/Supply Chain business unit as the Senior Vice President from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Millegan served on the advisory board of FINSPHERE, a leader in mobile identity authentication enabling financial institutions and mobile network operators to protect against credit card fraud. In addition, Mr. Millegan is an advisor/investor in WINDPACT, an innovative sports technology company developing protective gear to minimize sports related concussive head trauma. He holds an MBA and a BBA from Angelo State University.
Chief Executive Officer, Director
Mr. Whelan was appointed CEO of the Company in June, 2016. Mr. Whelan has served as a director of the Company since March 2015. Mr. Whelan served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IPC Systems, Inc. from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Whelan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IPC Acquisition Corp./IPC Systems Holdings Corp. from 2001 to 2009 and also served as its Principal Accounting Officer from 2001 to 2009. From July 2000 to December 2001, Mr. Whelan served as Divisional Chief Financial Officer of Global Crossing’s Financial Markets division. From May 1999 to June 2000, Mr. Whelan served as Vice President of Finance at IPC Information Systems, Inc. and IXnet. Mr. Whelan is a certified public accountant and previously worked for Ernst & Young from 1992 to 1999. He previously spent four years as a U.S. Naval Officer. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University. Mr. Whelan’s significant tenure as Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer, his experience managing all aspects of the financial management of a company, as well as his experience in IT services, technology and telecommunications industries, qualifies him to serve on the Company’s board of directors.
Allan D. L. Weinstein
Mr. Weinstein became a director of the Company in November 2016. Mr. Weinsten is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Gainline Capital Partners LP. Prior to co-founding Gainline in 2015, he was a Managing Partner of CAI Private Equity, which he joined in 2012. While at CAI, Mr. Weinstein served on the firm’s Investment Committee and was a partner in CAI’s management company. Before joining CAI, Mr. Weinstein was a Managing Director at New York-based private equity firm Lincolnshire Management, Inc., where he was employed for nearly 18 years. Mr. Weinstein began his career with Fleet Bank, and he has served as a director or officer of numerous companies, including Allison Marine, Bankruptcy Management Solutions and Shred-Tech Corporation. He is currently on the Board of Directors of CSAT Solutions Holdings LLC, a reverse logistics company serving the electronics sector. Mr. Weinstein received an A.B. in History and Economics from Vassar College.
Michael Kandell joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 2, 2017. Mr. Kandell joins Wireless Telecom Group from Avaya, Inc. where he was Senior Director of Accounting. Mr. Kandell has more than 18 years of financial management experience including various positions of increasing responsibility in finance at Avaya and prior at Precision Partners, Inc. as well as seven years of accounting, audit and finance experience with Ernst & Young LLP . Mr. Kandell is a CPA and he received his Bachelors of Science degree in accounting from College of New Jersey.