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People: Asta Funding Inc (ASFI.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Stern

63 2009 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Ricky Stern

30 2014 Senior Vice President

Seth Berman

52 2013 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel

David Slackman

68 2008 Lead Independent Director

Louis Piccolo

64 2013 Director

Edward Celano

77 1995 Independent Director

Harvey Leibowitz

81 2000 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Stern

Mr. Gary Stern is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Asta Funding, Inc. Mr. Stern has been a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since our inception in July 1994. Mr. Stern assumed the role of Chairman in January 2009. Mr. Stern had been Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a director of Asta Group since 1980 and held other positions with Asta Group prior thereto. In such capacities, he has obtained substantial experience in distressed consumer credit analysis and receivables collections. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Stern possesses particular knowledge and experience in financial management and collections which strengthens the Board’s collective qualifications, skills, and experience.

Ricky Stern

Mr. Ricky Stern is a Senior Vice President of the Company, Prior to this, Mr. Stern served as Assistant Treasurer of the Company and has been with the company for three years. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Stern earned an MBA in Finance from Pace University in 2011. Mr. Stern is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional as well as a Certified Investment Management AnalystSM professional. He is President of its wholly owned subsidiary, GAR Disability Advocates LLC.

Seth Berman

Mr. Seth Berman, Esq., is Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of Asta Funding Inc. He has served as our General Counsel since 2005 and was named Chief Compliance Officer in April 2013. From 1997 through 2004, Mr. Berman was an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.

David Slackman

Mr. David S. Slackman is a Lead Independent Director of the Company, since June 9, 2008. He has also served as Director of Asta Funding, Inc. since May 2002. Mr. Slackman has served as Managing Director at HT Capital Advisors LLC from August 2008 to present. Mr. Slackman served as President, Manhattan Market — New York of Commerce Bank from January 2001 through June 2008. Prior to January 2001, Mr. Slackman was an Executive Vice President of Atlantic Bank of New York from 1994 to 2001 and a Senior Vice President of the Dime Savings Bank from 1986 to 1994.

Louis Piccolo

Mr. Louis A. Piccolo is a Director of the Company, since June 2004. Mr. Piccolo has served as President of A.L. Piccolo & Co., Inc., a business consulting firm specializing in management and financial consulting, since 1988. Mr. Piccolo was an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alfred Dunhill of London, Inc. from 1983 to 1988, and held the same positions at Debenham’s PLC, from 1981 to 1983. From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Piccolo was a senior accountant at KPMG Peat Marwick. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Piccolo possesses particular knowledge and experience in accounting and management which strengthens the Board’s collective qualifications, skills, and experience.

Edward Celano

Mr. Edward A. Celano is an Independent Director of Asta Funding,Inc., since September 1995. Mr. Celano has served as a consultant to Walters and Samuels, Incorporated since 2003. He was formerly a consultant with WeiserMazars, LLP., from 2001 to 2003, and an Executive Vice President of Atlantic Bank from May 1996 to February 2001. Prior to May 1996, Mr. Celano was a Senior Vice President of NatWest Bank (now Bank of America) after having held different positions at the bank for over 20 years. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Celano possesses particular knowledge and experience in financial services and management which strengthens the Board’s collective qualifications, skills, and experience.

Harvey Leibowitz

Mr. Harvey Leibowitz is an Independent Director of Asta Funding, Inc., since March 2000. Mr. Leibowitz has served as a Senior Vice President of Sterling National Bank since June 1994. Prior to June 1994, Mr. Leibowitz was employed as a Senior Vice President and Vice President of several banks and financial institutions since 1963. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Leibowitz possesses particular knowledge and experience in financial services and management which strengthens the Board’s collective qualifications, skills, and experience.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gary Stern

659,210

Ricky Stern

264,550

Seth Berman

298,067

David Slackman

--

Louis Piccolo

--

Edward Celano

--

Harvey Leibowitz

--
As Of  29 Sep 2015

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Gary Stern

1,279,334 25,855,601

Ricky Stern

0 0

Seth Berman

7,000 40,320

David Slackman

0 0

Louis Piccolo

0 0

Edward Celano

0 0

Harvey Leibowitz

0 0
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