People: Carriage Services Inc (CSV)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Melvin Payne

72 1996 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

David DeCarlo

69 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board, President

Carl Brink

34 2015 Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer

L. William Heiligbrodt

73 2015 Executive Vice President

Mark Bruce

48 2010 Regional Partner - East

Paul Elliott

53 2012 Regional Partner - West

Shawn Phillips

44 2011 Regional Partner - Central

Viki Blinderman

45 2015 Secretary

Barry Fingerhut

68 2012 Independent Director

Donald Patteson

70 2011 Independent Director

Richard Scott

61 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Melvin Payne

Mr. Melvin C. Payne is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Carriage Services Inc. He is a management founder of Carriage, has been our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since December 1996. Mr. Payne has been a director and Chief Executive Officer of Carriage since our inception in 1991. Prior to co-founding Carriage, Mr. Payne spent 10 years in the private company turnaround business involving numerous industries. Prior to his turnaround career, Mr. Payne worked 10 years in the corporate lending business, initially with Prudential Insurance Company and later with Texas Commerce Bank in Houston. Mr. Payne was selected to serve on our Board because he is our Chief Executive Officer and our founder and has proven management skills.

David DeCarlo

Mr. David J. DeCarlo is Vice Chairman of the Board, President of Carriage Services Inc. He was elected to our Board in May 2011. He has more than 24 years of experience in the deathcare industry, having served as an executive officer in various roles for Matthews International (“Matthews”), a leading worldwide supplier of deathcare products, including serving as President of the Bronze Division and Group President of the Memorialization Group. Mr. DeCarlo also served as a director of Matthews for 22 years. He retired from Matthews as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2008. Before joining Matthews in 1985, Mr. DeCarlo held diverse management and executive roles in finance, manufacturing, operations, sales, marketing and management and information systems at several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. DeCarlo has an MBA in Finance, a Masters of Arts in Economics and Statistics, and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Finance (all but dissertation) from the Wharton School of Finance and University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from West Virginia University.

Carl Brink

Mr. Carl Benjamin Brink is Principal Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Brink, age 34, has served as the Treasurer of the Company since 2012 and prior to that, from 2009 to 2012, as the Cash Supervisor of the Company.

L. William Heiligbrodt

Mr. L. William Heiligbrodt is no longer Executive Vice President of the Company., effective as of March 4, 2016. He was Principal Financial Officer, Secretary of Carriage Services Inc. From September 2011 to March 3, 2014, Mr. Heiligbrodt was also our Vice Chairman of the Board. Mr. Heiligbrodt was an independent director of Carriage from February 2009 to September 2011. From February 2003 until his appointment to our Board, Mr. Heiligbrodt was a private investor and managing partner in a family business. From February 1999 to February 2003, he served as a consultant to Service Corporation International (“SCI”), a funeral services corporation. Mr. Heiligbrodt was the President and Chief Operating Officer of SCI until February 1999, and, prior to holding such positions, served in various management positions with SCI beginning in February 1990. Prior to joining SCI, Mr. Heiligbrodt served as President of Provident Services, Inc. from March 1988 to February 1990. Prior to that, he served for five years as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WEDGE Group Incorporated. Before WEDGE Group Incorporated, Mr. Heiligbrodt served as Chairman of Texas Commerce Bank, Houston and Vice Chairman of Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc. and as a director of both companies.

Mark Bruce

Mr. Mark R. Bruce is Regional Partner - East Carriage of Carriage Services, Inc., since November 2010 . Prior to his appointment as Regional Partner-East, Mr. Bruce served as our Director of Sales Support, Director of Support, Director of Training and Development and Regional Partner-Central. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Bruce served for 12 years in various sales and operational leadership roles with other public funeral and cemetery service companies. Mr. Bruce has a BA in International Studies from The American University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

Paul Elliott

Mr. Paul D. Elliott is Regional Partner - West of Carriage Services, Inc., since September 2012. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Elliott was Managing Director for SCI. From February 1995 to August 2012, Mr. Elliott held various management roles in sales, corporate and operations with SCI. From September 1984 to December 1994, Mr. Elliott was a partner in his family’s funeral home in Kansas. Mr. Elliott is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.

Shawn Phillips

Mr. Shawn R. Phillips is Regional Partner - Central of Carriage Services, Inc., since June 2011. Prior to his appointment as Regional Partner-Central, Mr. Phillips served as our Regional Partner-West. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Phillips served from 1983 to 2007 in various leadership and operational roles with other public funeral service and cemetery companies. From 1979 to 1983, Mr. Phillips worked for an independent funeral operator. Mr. Phillips is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Viki Blinderman

Ms. Viki K. Blinderman is Secretary of the Company. She was Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of Carriage Services, Inc. Ms. Blinderman served as our Director of External Reporting and Internal Audit and Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Carriage, Ms. Blinderman served as the Chief Financial Officer of a privately-held litigation support firm from 1999-2002. Prior to this firm, Ms. Blinderman practiced in public accounting since 1992. Ms. Blinderman is a CPA and possesses a BBA and a MPA in Accounting

Barry Fingerhut

Mr. Barry K. Fingerhut is Independent Director of Carriage Services Inc., since March 5, 2012. Mr. Fingerhut has been the Chief Executive Officer and majority equity owner of Certification Partners, LLC, a developer and global distributor of vendor neutral IT content and certifications, since the fall of 2010. Prior to 2010, he focused much of his career investing in small capitalization companies in the for-profit education and training, publishing, media, consumer services, hydrocarbon, investment and financial services industries. He served as President of GeoCapital, LLC (a Registered Investment Advisor), from 1981 to 2004, following two years at First Manhattan Co. and four years as a Limited Partner, then as General Partner of Weiss, Peck & Greer. In 1992, he co-founded Wheatley Partners, a venture capital partnership, specializing in investments in new technologies and services. Currently, he serves on a number of private company and non-profit Boards of Directors. Mr. Fingerhut also served on our Board for the period from 1995 through 1999.

Donald Patteson

Mr. Donald D. Patteson, Jr. is Independent Director of Carriage Services Inc., since August 10, 2011. Mr. Patteson was the founder and, prior to its sale in June 2014, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sovereign Business Forms, Inc. (“Sovereign”), a consolidator in a segment of the printing industry. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign from August 1996 until his retirement in August 2008. Prior to founding Sovereign in 1996, he served as Managing Director of Sovereign Capital Partners, an investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts. Mr. Patteson also previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of WBC Holdings, Inc., a consolidator in the rent-to-own industry, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Temple Marine Drilling, Inc./R.C. Chapman Drilling Co., Inc., a subsidiary of GE Capital, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Temple Drilling. Mr. Patteson worked with Atwood Oceanics, Houston Offshore International, Western Oceanic and Arthur Andersen’s management consulting practice. Mr. Patteson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rosetta Resources, Inc. and Cal Dive International, Inc. Mr. Patteson has an MBA degree from the University of Texas with a concentration in finance.

Richard Scott

Mr. Richard W. Scott is Independent Director of Carriage Services Inc., since 2009. Mr. Scott is a seasoned financial services executive with over 30 years of capital markets experience. Since January 2009, he has served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Loews Corporation, a diversified holdings company, and from 2001 to 2008 he was a senior executive in Insurance Portfolio Management with AIG Investments, a global company engaged in asset management, including service as the Chief Investment Officer–Insurance Operations. His career has included extensive executive and professional responsibility for all aspects of fixed income and insurance portfolio management on both domestic and global platforms, as well as extensive experience as a mergers and acquisitions and capital markets attorney. Mr. Scott brings multidimensional experience to Carriage. He was selected to serve on our Board because of his extensive experience in merger and acquisition transaction analysis, investment management, capital markets strategy and financial performance measurement, all of which provide valuable insight to Carriage.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Melvin Payne

6,780,900

David DeCarlo

3,583,840

Carl Brink

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L. William Heiligbrodt

6,722,110

Mark Bruce

1,404,980

Paul Elliott

1,021,320

Shawn Phillips

1,025,490

Viki Blinderman

266,450

Barry Fingerhut

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Donald Patteson

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Richard Scott

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As Of  30 Dec 2014
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