People: Premier Alliance Group Inc (PIMO.PK)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Grano

66 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Isaac Blech

64 2011 Vice Chairman of the Board

Ken Smith

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Kent Anson

54 2014 President - Energy and Control

Brian King

61 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Carnahan

56 2011 Independent Director

John Catsimatidis

65 2012 Independent Director

Wesley Clark

2012 Independent Director

Patrick Kolenik

62 2011 Independent Director

Gregory Morris

53 2008 Independent Director

Harvey Pitt

69 2012 Independent Director

Anthony Sartor

71 2014 Independent Director

Seymour Siegel

71 2012 Independent Director

Cary Sucoff

62 2011 Independent Director

Mark Elliott

52 2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Grano

Mr. Joseph J. Grano Jr., is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Premier Alliance Group, Inc. In addition to his Premier Alliance roles, Grano chairs the board of Centurion Holdings LLC and is a former chairman of UBS Financial Services. Earlier in his career, he held a series of senior-management positions with Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber. A Green Beret Captain, Grano served in Vietnam and his bond with the military and his fellow soldiers has remained strong. He regularly contributes time and is a frequent speaker to Veterans’ groups. Mr. Grano holds Honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Pepperdine University and Babson College as well as Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Queens College, City University of New York, and Central Connecticut State University. In addition he holds an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration degree from the University of New Haven. As part of an extensive record of public service, Grano served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of NASD, and was appointed by President George W. Bush to chair the Homeland Security Advisory Council from 2002-2005. He is a recipient of the USO Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service, and has been named Business Leader of the Year by Georgetown University’s School of Business.

Isaac Blech

Mr. Isaac Blech is Vice Chairman and Director of Premier Alliance Group Inc. Mr. Blech, over the past three decades, has established some of the leading biotechnology companies in the world. These include Celgene Corporation, ICOS Corporation, Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation, Pathogenesis Corporation, and Genetics Systems Corporation. Collectively, these companies have produced major advances in a broad array of diseases including the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, chlamydia, sexual dysfunction, cystic fibrosis, and AIDS. Celgene Corporation is one of the world’s leading cancer and hematology companies and has a current value in excess of $55 billion. ICOS Corporation discovered the drug Cialis, and was acquired by Eli Lilly and Company for over $2 billion. Nova Pharmaceutical Corporation developed a new treatment for brain cancer, and after merging with Scios Corporation, was purchased for $2 billion by Johnson and Johnson. Pathogeneses Corporation created TOBI for cystic fibrosis, the first inhaled antibiotic approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and was acquired by Chiron Corp for $660 million. Genetics Systems Corporation developed the first inexpensive and accurate test to diagnosis chlamydia, allowing tens of thousands of babies to be born to women who otherwise would have become sterile from pelvic inflammatory disease. Genetics Systems was acquired for approximately 3% of Bristol Myers’s stock. Mr. Blech is currently a major shareholder and board member of ContraFect Corporation, Cerecor, Inc., Edge Therapeutics and Centrexion Corporation, all private companies. Mr. Blech is on the board of directors for The SpendSmart Payments Company (“SpendSmart”), Medgenics Inc., RestorGenex Corporation and Premier Alliance Group, all public companies. Mr. Blech serves as the chair of the nominating committee for SpendSmart and RestorGenex, is on the compensation committee for SpendSmart and Medgenics, and is on the nominating committee for Medgenics.

Ken Smith

Ken Smith, age 51, to serve as Chief Financial Officer for the Company effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Smith has over 25 years of extensive financial based background serving as CFO for Family Dollar Stores from 2007 - 2012, a $9 billion dollar public company. During his 22 year career at the retailer, Mr Smith had a progression of responsibilities and roles that included: financial analyst, director of accounting, controller, VP of information technology, VP of internal audit, and VP of finance. Mr. Smith is a CPA and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University.

Kent Anson

Mr. Kent F. Anson has been appointed as President - Energy and Control of Premier Alliance Group, Inc., with effect from 22 May 2014. Mr. Anson has held senior level management positions at General Electric from 1984 to 1999 including Product Line Manager, Branch Manager, Global Engineering & Construction Market Manager, and M&A/BD Manager. At Honeywell International, Inc., from 2002 thru 2013, Mr. Anson held roles including director, large & complex projects, vice president of higher education and vice president of global energy at Honeywell Building Solutions. Mr. Anson has had Profit and Loss responsibility for leading business units ranging in size from $10 to $600 million in annual sales. Mr. Anson has hands on experience in sales, product development, engineering services, complex financing solutions, and mergers & acquisitions. Mr. Anson received a BS degree from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from the University of Bridgeport.

Brian King

Mr. Brian King has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Premier Alliance Group, Inc., with effect from 20 May 2014. He has over thirty years of entrepreneurial and management experience in small and mid-cap public and private enterprises. From 2009 through 2012, Mr. King served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ecological LLC, which was acquired by the Company in 2012. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer of United Energy Corp., which develops and markets specialty chemicals. From 1996 to 2003, he held key senior executive positions at Concord Camera Corp. in product development, manufacturing, marketing, investor relations, business development and corporate governance including Chief Operating Officer. Mr. King has taught marketing, management and economic courses at Mercy College, Southern College, St. Francis College, Elizabeth Seton College and Westchester Community College. Mr. King received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business Administration from Long Island University.

Kevin Carnahan

Mr. Kevin Carnahan has been appointed as Independent Director of Premier Alliance Group, Inc., effective September 15, 2011. Mr. Carnahan is a past senior managing partner at Accenture LLP where he led the systems integration business up until 2009. During his time at Accenture LLP, Mr. Carnahan also led Client Service Delivery and Quality for Financial Services, including Management Consulting, Technology (Systems Integration and IT Outsourcing) and BPO. Prior to that, he led several financial services teams in Europe. Mr. Carnahan serves on the Board of Premier Alliance Group and is on the compensation committee as well as serves as a director on three non-profit organizations.

John Catsimatidis

Mr. John A. Catsimatidis has been appointed as Independent Director of Premier Alliance Group, Inc., effective July 18, 2012. Mr. Catsimatidis has been the Chairman and CEO of the Red Apple Group since 1986 and United Refining Company since 1987. Mr. Catsimatidis started out from the ground floor in the supermarket business. Since acquiring the Gristedes supermarkets in 1986, he has built Red Apple Group into an organization with diversified business holdings including oil refining and distribution, corporate jet leasing, convenience stores, the Hellenic Times newspaper and various real estate holdings. Mr. Catsimatidis founded and co-chairs the Brooklyn Tech Endowment Foundation, oversees the John Catsimatidis Scholarship Fund of the New York University Stern School of Business and sits on the Board of Trustees of the New School’s Milano School for Management and Urban Policy and the Executive Committee of the Columbia University Medical Center Board of Visitors. Mr. Catsimatidis has also served with several public companies in the past: as Chairman and CEO for United Refining Energy Corp, as a director for U.S. Corrugated, Inc and currently is on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Nominating Commitee of Premier Alliance Group.

Wesley Clark

General (Retired) Wesley K. Clark, Sr., has been appointed as Independent Director of Premier Alliance Group, Inc., effective August 20, 2012. General Clark serves as Chairman and CEO of Wesley K. Clark & Associates, a strategic consulting firm he founded in 2004, Co-Chairman of Growth Energy, senior fellow at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations, Chairman of Clean Terra, Inc., and Director of International Crisis Group. General Clark serves as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative's Energy & Climate Change Advisory Board, and ACORE's Advisory Board. General Clark retired a four star general after serving 38 years in the United States Army. He served in a number of significant staff positions, including service as the Director of Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5) and in his last assignment as Supreme Allied Commander Europe. His awards include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, honorary knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments, and numerous other awards from other governments, including the award of Commander of the Legion of Honor (France). He graduated first in his class at West Point and completed degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.) as a Rhodes Scholar. He currently serves on the boards of the following public companies and their respective committees: Amaya Gaming out of Canada AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group a Dutch based company (Selection Committee), Bankers Petroleum Ltd out of Canada (Compensation & Governance Committee), BNK Petroleum Inc. (Environmental Committee), Juhl Energy (Audit Committee), Petromanas Energy, Prysmian (Internal Control), Rentech, Inc, and Premier Alliance Group.

Patrick Kolenik

Mr. Patrick M. Kolenik has been appointed as Independent Director of Premier Alliance Group Inc., effective January 31, 2011. Mr. Kolenik has a forty year history working in positions involving all areas of securities trading and management with retail brokerage firms, equities and management of trading desk personnel and investment banking. Mr. Kolenik is currently the President of Cyndel and Company, an advisory consulting company, and is a General Partner in Huntington Laurel Partners, a hedge fund. Prior to this he held a variety of roles at Sherwood Securities where he progressed to Chairman and CEO. Mr. Kolenik was also the President of WinCapital Corporation, a full service brokerage firm. He has served as a board member for Sherwood Securities, Paradigm Medical, and WinCapital Corporation in the past and currently serves on the board for SpendSmart Payments Company and Premier Alliance Group.

Gregory Morris

Mr. Gregory C. Morris is Independent Director of Premier Alliance Group, Inc., since 2008. Mr. Morris has worked in positions involving finance, investments, benefits, risk management and human resources for more than 30 years. Since 2013 he has been the Vice President of Administration at Swisher Hygiene (a NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange, company). From 2011 to 2012 he was a Vice President of Sales Human Resources for Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (a NASDAQ listed company with revenues over $1.7 billion). Prior to this he held the positions of Vice President-Human Resource Operations and Senior Director-Benefits and Risk Management for Lance, Inc for 15 years prior to a merger with Snyders. At Lance, Mr. Morris has served as the Chairman of the Risk Management Committee, chaired the Business Continuity Plan Steering Committee, and was a member of the Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions team. Prior to joining Lance, Greg held various positions with Belk Stores, Collins & Aikman and Laporte plc. Greg also serves as a board member for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Mr. Morris currently serves on the audit committee for Premier Alliance Group as well as is the chair of the compensation committee.

Harvey Pitt

Mr. Harvey Pitt has been appointed as Independent Director of Premier Alliance Group, Inc. effective March 20, 2012. Mr. Pitt served as the 26th Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) from 2001 – 2003. From 1975 – 1978 he was the SEC’s General Counsel. For nearly a quarter of a century before rejoining the SEC, Mr. Pitt was in the private practice of law. Mr. Pitt received a J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law (1968), and his B.A. from the City University of New York (Brooklyn College) (1965). He was awarded an honorary doctorate in law by St. John’s University School of Law in June 2002. Mr. Pitt served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center (1975-84), George Washington University Law School (1974-82) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (1983-84). Mr. Pitt has been the CEO and Managing Director of Kalorama Partners since 2003. Mr. Pitt currently services on the audit committee for Premier Alliance Group and is a director for the Paulson International Hedge Funds serving on their audit committee.

Anthony Sartor

Dr. Anthony Sartor is appointed as Independent Director of the Company effective August 14, 2014. Since 2009, Dr. Sartor has served as Chairman and CEO of Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor (PS&S), a consulting engineering firm based in New Jersey serving New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico. Prior to PS&S, Dr. Sartor served as Senior VP of National Grid (formerly KeySpan) and from 2003 until 2009 was President of a subsidiary, National Grid Energy Services. Dr. Sartor served as Commissioner over the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey from 1999 to 2014 where he served as Chairman of the WTC Site Redevelopment Committee and of the Committee for Capital Programs. In addition to chairing these committees he also served on the Security, Governance and Ethics, and Labor committees. Dr. Sartor also was appointed by the Governor of New Jersey as Commissioner, from 1992 – 1999, over the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority. Dr. Sartor has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College as well as a Masters in Engineering and a Doctorate in Philosophy, both from the University of Michigan.

Seymour Siegel

Mr. Seymour G. Siegel has been appointed as Independent Director of Premier Alliance Group, Inc., effective July 5, 2012. Mr. Siegel is a Certified Public Accountant, inactive, and since 2000 is a principal emeritus at Rothstein Kass, a national firm of accountants and consultants. Mr. Siegel was a founder of Siegel Rich & Co. CPA’s, which eventually merged into what is now known as WeiserMazars LLP, a large regional firm. He was a senior partner there until selling his interest and co-founding a business advisory firm, which later became a part of Rothstein Kass. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the Bernard M. Baruch School of the City College of New York. He has been a director and officer of numerous businesses, philanthropic and civic organizations. As a professional director, he has served on the boards of about a dozen public companies over the last 25 years, generally as audit committee chairman. He is currently a director and chairman of the audit committees of Air Industries Group, Inc., and Premier Alliance Group, Inc. He was formerly a director of Hauppauge Digital Inc., Oak Hall Capital Fund, Prime Motor Inns Limited Partnership, Noise Cancellation Technologies and Emerging Vision, Inc., among others.

Cary Sucoff

Mr. Cary W. Sucoff is Independent Director of Premier Alliance Group Inc. Mr. Sucoff has over 30 years of securities industry experience encompassing supervisory, banking and sales responsibilities. Since January 2012 Mr. Sucoff has owned and operated Equity Source Partners, LLC an advisory and consulting firm. From February 2006 until December 2011, Mr. Sucoff owned and operated Equity Source Partners, LLC, a FINRA member firm which operated as a boutique investment bank. Mr. Sucoff currently serves on the following Boards of Directors: Contrafect Corp., Cerecor, Inc., SpendSmart and Premier Alliance Group. In addition, Mr. Sucoff serves as a consultant to Medgenics, Inc. (MDGN) and RestorGenex. Mr. Sucoff is the President of New England Law/Boston, has been a member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years and is the current Chairman of the Endowment Committee. Mr. Sucoff received a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton (1974) and a J.D. from New England School of Law (1977) where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Sucoff has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1978. Mr. Sucoff serves on the compensation committee for Premier Alliance Group and on the audit committee for SpendSmart.

Mark Elliott

Mr. Mark S. Elliott was Chief Operating Officer of Premier Alliance Group, Inc., until 20 May 2014. Mr. Elliott has over 29 years of experience encompassing business, technology, finance, and strategy. In that time, Mr. Elliott has worked with such Fortune 500 companies as J. C. Penney Company, Inc. and First Union National Bank, as well as for a number of consulting organizations. He has held positions in a senior management capacity for the past 19 years. Mr. Elliott moved into the consulting arena as a regional specialist and eventually moved into management as a technical director for Contract Data Services (acquired by Vanstar Corporation and subsequently acquired by Inacom Corporation). This position, which he held for five years, involved all aspects of the business from staff management, business development and strategy, to managing the profitability of a region. In this capacity he was a partner responsible for developing the company into a top service provider throughout North and South Carolina while servicing Fortune 500 companies such as First Union Corporation, Bank of America Corporation, MCI Communications, Royal and SunAlliance. Mr. Elliott was an original founder of Premier. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Premier and is responsible for corporate direction, M&A activity, and strategic planning and execution. Mr. Elliott has had financial reporting and processing accountabilities within Premier for over ten years.
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