People: Tandy Leather Factory Inc (TLF.O)

TLF.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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24 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Mannes

54 2013 Chairman of the Board

Jon Thompson

51 2009 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Shannon Greene

47 2001 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director

Mark Angus

52 2009 Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary, Director

William Warren

69 2013 General Counsel, Secretary, Director

Jefferson Gramm

37 2014 Independent Director

T. Field Lange

45 2003 Independent Director

L.Edward Martin

46 2007 Independent Director

Michael Nery

40 2003 Independent Director

J. Bryan Wilkinson

45 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Mannes

Mr. Joseph R. Mannes is Chairman of the Board of Tandy Leather Factory Inc.From 2002 to the present, Mr. Mannes has worked at SAMCO Capital Markets, a Dallas, Texas-based broker-dealer, which is not a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc., most recently as President. He also serves as chairman of HiTech Creations, Inc., a Grapevine, Texas computer game company, which is not a subsidiary, parent, or affiliate of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. Mr. Mannes holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Having served on our Board of Directors for more than fourteen years, Mr. Mannes has a strong understanding of our business and our growth history, which we believe contributes a useful frame of reference in the context of Board of Directors discussions. He provides leadership and governance experience as our Audit Committee Chairman and is the primary liaison between our independent directors and senior management. He also provides significant insight into capital markets.

Jon Thompson

Mr. Jon W. Thompson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc. He served as Senior Vice President from June 1993 to June 2008. He has served as a director since 2009. As our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thompson’s day-to-day leadership provides him with intimate knowledge of our operations that are a component of our Board of Directors discussions. Mr. Thompson also provides our Board of Directors with insight into important issues we face.

Shannon Greene

Ms. Shannon L. Greene is Chief Financial Officer,Treasurer,Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc.From September 1997 to May 2000, Ms. Greene served as our controller and assistant controller. Ms. Greene, a certified public accountant, is a member of our 401(k) Plan Committee. Her professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and Financial Executives International. She serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is the Chair of the U.S. Chamber’s Corporate Leadership Advisory Council, and is a member of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies. She is also a member of the Texas Society of CPA’s Professional Standards Committee. As our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Greene’s detailed knowledge of our financial position and performance, in conjunction with her familiarity with our operational structure, provides valuable insight to our Board of Directors. She also provides governance and government regulatory leadership as a result of her association with the aforementioned financial and business organizations.

Mark Angus

Mr. Mark J. Angus is Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary, Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc. He is responsible for product research and development, including intellectual property defense, as well as product costing. He manages the import of product from Asia and is the liaison with our largest vendor. He also oversees our manufacturing operation, is involved in product placement with our National Account customers, and manages the sales process to major manufacturers and distributors. Mr. Angus joined Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. in 1985 and has served in numerous positions with varying responsibilities. He has been involved in buckle and metal design work since 1990 and his designs comprise a substantial number of our copyrights. He is also responsible for the design of our patented belt buckle. Mr. Angus brings to our Board of Directors his knowledge and experience in intellectual property matters, as well as significant capabilities in operational and strategic planning matters, particularly as they relate to industry trends.

William Warren

Mr. William M. Warren is General Counsel, Secretary, Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc. He previously served as one of our directors from 1993 to 2003. He has also served as our Secretary and General Counsel since 1993. Since 1979, Mr. Warren has been President and Director of Loe, Warren, Rosenfield, Kaitcer, Hibbs, Windsor & Lawrence, P.C., a law firm located in Fort Worth, Texas.

Jefferson Gramm

Mr. Jefferson Gramm is Independent Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc. Mr. Gramm has been a portfolio manager at Bandera Partners LLC since 2006. Bandera Partners LLC manages Bandera Master Fund LP, an investment fund that owns approximately 28% of the Company’s shares. From October 2004 to July 2006, Mr. Gramm was a Managing Director of Arklow Capital, LLC, a hedge fund manager focused on distressed and value investments. He has been a Director of Morgan’s Foods Inc. since April 12, 2013. He served as a Director of Peerless Systems Corp from June 2009 to November 2010. He received an M.B.A. from Columbia University in 2003 and a B.A. in Philosophy from University of Chicago in 1996.

T. Field Lange

Mr. T. Field Lange is Independent Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc., since May 2003.Mr. Lange, a certified public accountant, is the president of Lange & Associates, P.C., a public accounting firm he established in 1996 in Fort Worth, Texas, which is not a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Lange, as the owner of a local CPA firm, brings a strong business and strategic planning background to our Board of Directors. He has a valuable understanding of many businesses and provides significant insight into many aspect of our business. In addition, Mr. Lange brings strong financial experience and contacts to our Board of Directors, which we believe is important to our Board of Directors’ oversight of investments and financial discipline.

L.Edward Martin

Mr. L. Edward Martin III., is Independent Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc., since January 22, 2007. Currently, Mr. Martin is a Managing Member of 1704 Ventures, LLC, a private investment firm, which is not a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. From 2008 to 2013, he was employed by Buis & Co., a private merchant banking firm, which is not a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. From 2007 to 2008, he was a private investor. From 2000 to 2007, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Dunlap Company, a private company operating a chain of 40 department stores in 8 states, which is not a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. He joined The Dunlap Company in 1998 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Martin is a member of the State Bar of Texas. He also serves as a Board and Executive Committee Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth. Mr. Martin’s experience managing retail store chains provides invaluable knowledge to our Board of Directors as we navigate our way through business cycles, growth and expansion, and product development. He also provides knowledge regarding securities laws and capital market issues through his experience as an attorney. In addition, Mr. Martin provides leadership and governance experience through his service in civic and charitable organizations.

Michael Nery

Mr. Michael A. Nery is Independent Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc., since December 2003. Since September 1999, his investment advisory firm has directed the investments of Nery Capital Partners, L.P., an investment fund based in Asheville, North Carolina. See “SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT” for information regarding Nery Capital Partners, L.P.’s ownership of our common stock. Mr. Nery brings financial acumen to our Board of Directors developed through his experience as the founder and managing member of Nery Capital Partners, L.P. and as a private investor.

J. Bryan Wilkinson

Mr. J. Bryan Wilkinson is Independent Director of Tandy Leather Factory Inc., since August 10, 2010. Mr. Wilkinson is Vice President of Sales of EMSI, a private medical device company, which is not a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. From 2003 to 2009, he served as Director of Sales at EMSI. Prior to joining EMSI, he served as Vice President of Sales of PDS Southwest, a family-owned company in the automotive and banking finance and insurance industry from 1994 to 2003, which is not a parent, subsidiary or affiliate of Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. From 1988 to 1994, he was employed by us and served as Sales Manager and Director of Bulk Sales. With over twenty years of sales experience, Mr. Wilkinson is well positioned to provide our Board of Directors with operational insights with respect to the growth of our store base and sales programs.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Joseph Mannes

--

Jon Thompson

425,847

Shannon Greene

405,832

Mark Angus

395,426

William Warren

--

Jefferson Gramm

--

T. Field Lange

--

L.Edward Martin

--

Michael Nery

--

J. Bryan Wilkinson

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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