People: RMG Networks Holding Corp (RMGN.OQ)

RMGN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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31 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gregory Sachs

48 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Michelson

58 2014 Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Cole

67 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Loren Buck

35 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Jeffrey Hayzlett

52 2013 Independent Director

Marvin Shrear

70 2012 Independent Director

Alan Swimmer

54 2013 Independent Director

Jonathan Trutter

56 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gregory Sachs

Mr. Gregory H. Sachs is Executive Chairman of the Board of RMG Networks Holding Corp. He served as the company Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President from inception until the consummation of the company acquisition of RMG in April 2013, at which time he became the company Executive Chairman. Since 2008, he has been Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Sachs Capital Group LP. From 1993 to 2008 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deerfield Capital Management which he founded and oversaw its growth from a fixed income hedge fund with $15 million in assets under management to a global diversified fixed income investment manager with approximately $15 billion in assets under management. While at Deerfield, Mr. Sachs oversaw the management of Deerfield Capital Corp, a publicly traded (NYSE: DFR) specialty finance company that invested in various credit related asset classes. Deerfield Capital Corp. had gross assets in excess of $8 billion at the time Mr. Sachs sold his interest in Deerfield. Prior to founding Deerfield, Mr. Sachs was Vice President and Trading Manager for Harris Trust and Savings Bank’s Global Fixed Income Trading Division. Mr. Sachs graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1988 with both an M.S. degree in Quantitative Analysis and Finance and a B.B.A. degree in Actuarial Science and Quantitative Analysis. He is a former board member of the Triarc Companies (NYSE: TRY) from 2004 to 2007, Deerfield Capital Corp. (NYSE: DFR) from 2005 to 2007 and the Futures Industry Association.

Robert Michelson

Mr. Robert Michelson is Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Michelson served as President of Share Rocket, Inc., a company that provides social media ratings globally, from April 2014 to July 2014. From January 2009 to December 2012, Mr. Michelson was an operating partner with Sterling Partners, a private equity firm, overseeing portfolio companies in the technology services, business services and education sectors. Prior to joining Sterling Partners, Mr. Michelson served as Chief Executive Officer of Goliath Solutions, a technology and marketing services company providing data and data analytics to Fortune 500 companies, and as a Division President of IXL, a digital technology solutions and consulting services company. Prior to that, Mr. Michelson held a number of sales, marketing and senior roles with technology and services companies and began his career with IBM as a systems engineer and marketing representative in 1978. Mr. Michelson received a B.S. degree in Marketing and Finance from Indiana University and sits on the boards of several education-focused non-profit companies.

William Cole

Mr. William G. Cole is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of RMG Networks Holding Corp., effective November 28, 2014. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, Mr. Cole served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Symon Holdings Corporation, a Delaware corporation (“Symon Holdings”), since its inception in 2005 and Symon Communications, Inc. (“Symon”), a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Symon Holdings, since 1997. The Company acquired Symon Holdings on April 19, 2013. Prior to joining Symon, Mr. Cole served as the Chief Financial Officer for two insurance brokerage firms specializing in the placement of insurance coverage for oil and gas exploration and services companies. Prior to that, Mr. Cole spent 17 years with the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, including seven years as a partner. Mr. Cole is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Cole earned a B.S. in Accounting from Mississippi State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Louisiana State University.

Loren Buck

Mr. Loren Buck is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Buck joined the Company in April 2013 and served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Operations prior to being appointed Chief Operating Officer in July 2014. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Director of Finance and Special Projects and an investment professional at Sachs Capital Group from November 2010 until April 2013. From August 2008 until September 2010, Mr. Buck was an investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Midwest Investment Banking groups at UBS Investment Bank, where his responsibilities included advising public and private clients on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions globally. Prior to UBS, Mr. Buck was a Director at MMA Realty Capital and MMA Financial where he was responsible for corporate finance oversight of a commercial lending and investment management business unit in addition to commercial lending origination, portfolio management and capital raising activities. Mr. Buck holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a CFA Charterholder.

Jeffrey Hayzlett

Mr. Jeffrey Hayzlett is an Independent Director of RMG Networks Holding Corp. Mr. Hayzlett is the Chief Executive Officer of The Hayzlett Group, a provider of strategic business consulting services he founded in May 2010, and of TallGrass Public Relations, a public relations firm he founded in July 2010. From May 2006 to May 2010, Mr. Hayzlett served as Chief Marketing Officer at Eastman Kodak Company. Prior to that, he founded a private business development and public relations firm specializing in the technology and visual communications industries, and held senior management positions in strategic business development and marketing at several companies, including Cenveo, Webprint and Colorbus, Inc. He has also served in staff positions in the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Mr. Hayzlett serves on the boards of several private companies, including itracks and Vdopia.

Marvin Shrear

Mr. Marvin Shrear is an Independent Director of RMG Networks Holding Corp. Mr. Shrear was a Senior Managing Director at Deerfield Capital Management (a financial services company) from 1993 until his retirement in 2008 where he also served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Deerfield, Mr. Shrear was a partner in the Chicago office of Arthur Andersen & Co., Chief Financial Officer at GNP Commodities, Inc., and Vice President Finance for FCT Group, Inc. GNP and FCT were registered futures commission merchants. Mr. Shrear received a B.S.C. in Accountancy from DePaul University in 1965 and a J.D. from Stanford University in 1968. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and an attorney.

Alan Swimmer

Mr. Alan Swimmer is an Independent Director of RMG Networks Holding Corp. Mr. Swimmer is the President of Prescient Ridge Management, a commodity trading advisor. Prior to PRM Mr. Swimmer spent over 26 years in the futures and options industry, building and running futures commission merchant businesses including from 2002 to 2008 as head of U.S. futures at Bear Stearns and then as head of North American futures sales at JP Morgan following its purchase of Bear Stearns. Prior to Bear Stearns, Mr. Swimmer was with Citigroup from 1990-2002 and was head of its Chicago futures office. Mr. Swimmer received a B.A. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where he is currently Vice Chair of the Alumni Board of Governors. Mr. Swimmer has been on the Board of Directors of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange since 2008.

Jonathan Trutter

Mr. Jonathan Trutter is an Independent Director of RMG Networks Holding Corp. Mr. Trutter previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Deerfield Capital Corp. (NYSE/NASDQ: DFR) from its founding in December 2004 until April 2011 and the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Deerfield Capital Management LLC, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Deerfield Capital Corp., from 2007 to 2011. Upon the merger of CIFC Corp. and Deerfield Capital Corp. in 2011, Mr. Trutter became Vice Chairman of the board of CIFC Corp. Mr. Trutter left the board of CIFC Corp. in May 2012. From 1989 to 2000 Mr. Trutter was a Managing Director of Scudder Kemper Investments, and served as a member of the firm’s Fixed Income Management Committee. Mr. Trutter received a B.A. from the University of Southern California and M.M. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gregory Sachs

3,607,250

Robert Michelson

--

William Cole

1,101,830

Loren Buck

--

Jeffrey Hayzlett

--

Marvin Shrear

--

Alan Swimmer

--

Jonathan Trutter

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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