People: Ballantyne Strong Inc (BTN.A)

BTN.A on American Stock Exchange

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2 Jul 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Samuel Freitag

59 2015 Chairman of the Board

Christopher Stark

54 2015 President, Chief Operating Officer

Nathan Legband

35 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial & Accounting Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

David Anderson

60 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Tricia Ross

2014 Senior Vice President, IR Contact Officer

Ray Boegner

65 1997 Senior Vice President

William Welsh

73 2015 Director

D. Kyle Cerminara

37 2015 Independent Director

Marc LeBaron

60 2005 Independent Director

Donde Plowman

61 2011 Independent Director

James Shay

51 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Samuel Freitag

Mr. Samuel C. Freitag is the Chairman of the Board of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. He has been an independent private investor since January 2004. From July 2002 to December 2003, he was President of McCarthy Capital Corporation, a private equity fund manager with approximately $300 million in capital. From 1986 until 1997, he held various positions with George K. Baum Merchant Bank, LLC, including serving as Senior Managing Director and Director, Investment Banking. Mr. Freitag has served as a director of Ballantyne since June 2011 and has been a member of the Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees.

Christopher Stark

Mr. Christopher D. Stark is President, Chief Operating Officer of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Mr. Stark has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2010. From 2009 to 2010 he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and was Vice President of Operations from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Stark served as General Manager for Nobbies, Inc. from September 1999 to April 2007.

Nathan Legband

Mr. Nathan D. Legband is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial & Accounting Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of the Company effective September 2, 2014. Mr. Legband joined Ballantyne Strong as Corporate Controller in June 2012. In this role, Mr. Legband has been responsible for the preparation of all SEC filings, coordinating internal and external audit functions, implementing forecasting and budgeting processes, and managing the treasury function, among other responsibilities. Prior to joining Ballantyne Strong, Mr. Legband served in a number of finance department positions for West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-enabled communication services, from 2008-2012. During his time at West Corporation, Mr. Legband served as the Director of Accounting/Controller for the West Asset Management segment and then Senior Director of Accounting and Financial Analysis for the Communication Services segment. Mr. Legband began his career as an Audit Manager in the Omaha and Denver offices of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Legband is a CPA and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Creighton University.

David Anderson

Mr. David G. Anderson is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since January 2014 of the Ballantyne Strong, Inc. From November 2012 to January 2014 he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From 1985 to 2012, Mr. Anderson was a shareholder in an Omaha, Nebraska law firm.

Tricia Ross

Ray Boegner

Mr. Ray F. Boegner is Senior Vice President of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. Previously Senior Vice President of Sales; Vice President of Sales prior to November 1996; joined Company in 1985.

William Welsh

Mr. William F. Welsh, II, is the Director of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. He resigned as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company effective January 1, 2015. He was Chairman/CEO of Election Systems & Software from 1993 until his retirement in October 2003. He has served as a director of Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) since 2001. Mr. Welsh has served as a director of Ballantyne since 2000. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. Welsh's prior executive level leadership and experience as a Chief Executive Officer give him the operational and breadth of knowledge to understand Ballantye's business operations. His service on other boards of directors also provides a high level of in strategic matters and corporate governance. All of these qualities are supportive of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee's selection of Mr. Welsh as a director.

D. Kyle Cerminara

Mr. D. Kyle Cerminara is an Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. He is CEO, Co-Founder & Partner of Fundamental Global Investors, an SEC registered investment advisor that manages equity and fixed income hedge funds that he co-founded with Joe Moglia, the chairman of TD Ameritrade, and Lewis Johnson, a former colleague at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Cerminara is also Co-Chief Investment Officer of Capital Wealth Advisors, a wealth advisor and multi-family office affiliated with Fundamental Global Investors that was co-founded by Mr. Cerminara's partners, Bill Beynon and Blaine Ferguson. Mr. Cerminara is also on the board of directors of blueharbor bank, a publicly traded community bank in Mooresville, NC. Prior to co-founding Fundamental Global Investors and partnering with Capital Wealth Advisors, Mr. Cerminara was a Portfolio Manager at Sigma Capital Management from 2011-2012. Mr. Cerminara was a Director and Sector Head of the Financials Industry at Highside Capital Management from 2009-2011. Previously, Mr. Cerminara was a Portfolio Manager and Director at CR Intrinsic Investors from 2007-2009. Before joining CR Intrinsic Investors, Mr. Cerminara was a Vice President, Associate Portfolio Manager and Analyst at T. Rowe Price from 2001-2007 and an Analyst at Legg Mason from 2000-2001. Mr. Cerminara received an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS in Finance and Accounting from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, an NCAA Academic All American and Co-Captain of the men's varsity tennis team. Mr. Cerminara also completed a China Executive Residency at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, China. Mr. Cerminara has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Marc LeBaron

Mr. Marc E. LeBaron is an Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. He has served as Chairman/CEO of Lincoln Industries from 2001 to present. He previously served as President of Lincoln Industries from 1982 until becoming Chairman/CEO. He is also a director of Assurity Life Insurance Company. Mr. LeBaron has served as a director of Ballantyne since 2005. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Mr. LeBaron's 30-plus years of organizational leadership experience, his ability to identify and implement business strategy and knowledge of corporate governance give him the operational and breadth of knowledge which qualify him to serve as a director.

Donde Plowman

Dr. Donde Plowman is an Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. She has been the Dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration and a Professor of Management since July 2010. She was previously the head of the Department of Management at the University of Tennessee from 2007 to 2010. She previously held the position of Professor of Management at the University of Texas in San Antonio from 2007 to 2010, and Associate Dean for graduate programs and research and director of the Ph.D. program at the College of Business from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Plowman has published more than 40 articles and book chapters on management topics and has served as a management training consultant. Dr. Plowman has served as a director of Ballantyne since June 2011. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believes that Dr. Plowman's experience in business management academics, senior level academic leadership and management experience qualify her to serve as a director.

James Shay

Mr. James C. Shay, CPA is an Independent Director of Ballantyne Strong, Inc. He is the Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategic Planning, and Chief Financial Officer for Great Plains Energy, Inc. (NYSE: GXP) and Kansas City Power & Light Company, a position he has held since July 2010. Previously, Mr. Shay served as Chief Financial Officer for Northern Power Systems from 2009 to 2010, Managing Director of Frontier Investment Bank from 2007 to 2009, Chief Financial Officer for Machine Laboratory, LLC (after its acquisition from BHA) from 2004 to 2006 and in various positions with BHA from 1992 until its acquisition of Machine Laboratory LLC in 2004. Mr. Shay is a Certified Public Accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Samuel Freitag

--

Christopher Stark

312,378

Nathan Legband

215,330

David Anderson

276,626

Tricia Ross

--

Ray Boegner

329,841

William Welsh

--

D. Kyle Cerminara

--

Marc LeBaron

--

Donde Plowman

--

James Shay

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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