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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

Carl Brink

35 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Viki Blinderman

47 2017 Principal Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary

Mark Bruce

49 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Adeola Olaniyan

38 2017 Principal Accounting Officer, Controller

Paul Elliott

53 2012 Regional Partner - West

Shawn Phillips

44 2011 Regional Partner - Central

Bryan Leibman

2015 Director

James Schenck

2016 Director

Barry Fingerhut

68 2012 Independent Director

Donald Patteson

71 2011 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.

Carl Brink

Mr. Carl Benjamin Brink serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He was appointed as the Principal Financial Officer of the Company in May of 2015, and Co-Chief Financial Officer of the Company in August of 2015, and 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.

Viki Blinderman

Ms. Viki K. Blinderman serves as Principal Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary of the Company. She was appointed as the Secretary of the Company in May of 2015 and Co-Chief Financial Officer in August of 2015. Ms. Blinderman continues to serve as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since appointment in September 2012, and had served as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer. 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

Mark Bruce

Mr. Mark R. Bruce serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Regional Partner - East Carriage of Carriage Services, Inc. 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.

Adeola Olaniyan

Ms. Adeola Olaniyan serves as Principal Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. She was appointed Controller of the Company in August 2013, and prior to that, served as a consultant to the Company and other clients.

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.

Bryan Leibman

Dr. Bryan Leibman is Director of the Company. Dr. Leibman has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Frosch Travel (FROSCH), a privately held global travel management company, since 2000. He is a certified physician who opted to join his family's travel business in 1998.

James Schenck

Mr. James R. Schenck is Director of the Company. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pentagon Federal Credit Union (“PenFed”) since 2014. PenFed is one of the largest credit unions in the country, serving over 1.4 million members worldwide; with $20 billion in assets. As part of PenFed's leadership team since 2001, he has led most of PenFed's operating divisions. He also currently serves as President of the PenFed Foundation which provides support to military, veterans and their families.

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.

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