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B. Riley Financial Inc (RILY.OQ)

RILY.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bryant Riley

51 2018 Chairman of the Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Kenneth Young

54 2018 President

Thomas Kelleher

50 2018 Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director

Phillip Ahn

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Moore

42 2018 Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley FBR

Alan Forman

57 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Andrew Gumaer

57 2017 Director

Robert Antin

68 2017 Independent Director

Robert D'Agostino

51 2015 Independent Director

Michael Sheldon

58 2017 Independent Director

Todd Sims

48 2016 Independent Director

Mikel Williams

61 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bryant Riley

Mr. Bryant R. Riley is Chairman of the Board, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Since July 3, 2017, Mr. Riley has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley FBR, Inc. (formerly FBR Capital Markets & Co., LLC). Previously, Mr. Riley served as the Chairman of B. Riley & Co., LLC since founding the stock brokerage firm in 1997 and served as Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC from 1997 to 2006. He also previously served on the boards of Cadiz Inc. from April 2013 to June 2014, Strasbaugh from July 2010 to August 2013, STR Holdings, Inc. from March 2014 to August 2014. He also served on the board of directors for several private companies. Mr. Riley received his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University. Mr. Riley’s experience and expertise in the investment banking industry provides the Board with valuable insight into the capital markets. Mr. Riley’s extensive experience serving on other public company boards is an important resource for the Board.

Kenneth Young

Mr. Kenneth M. Young is President of the Company. Mr. Young has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lightbridge Communications Corporation (“LCC”) since August 2008. Mr. Young also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of LCC from May 2008 to August 2008, Senior Vice President, President of the Americas from June 2007 to May 2008, and Chief Marketing Officer from May 2006 to June 2007. Prior to joining LCC in 2006, Mr. Young served as Chief Operating Officer for Liberty Media’s Connectid mobile content subsidiary, as well as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Liberty Media’s TruePosition location based services organization. Before joining Liberty Media, Mr. Young spent over 16 years with the now combined AT&T Corporation and held senior management positions with Cingular Wireless, SBC Wireless and Southwestern Bell Telephone. Mr. Young holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Southern Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences from Graceland University.

Thomas Kelleher

Mr. Thomas C. (Tom) Kelleher is Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. In addition, Mr. Kelleher serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley FBR, Inc. (formerly FBR Capital Markets & Co., LLC) and President of B. Riley Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Kelleher also served as Chief Executive Officer of our wholly owned subsidiary, B. Riley & Co., LLC, a position he held from 2006 to 2014. From the firm’s founding in 1997 to 2006, Mr. Kelleher held several senior management positions with B. Riley & Co., LLC, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Kelleher served on the board of directors of Special Diversified Opportunities Inc. from October 2015 to June 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Mr. Kelleher’s experience and expertise in the investment banking industry provides the Board with valuable insight into the capital markets. Mr. Kelleher’s experience serving on other public company boards is an important resource for the Board.

Phillip Ahn

Mr. Phillip J. Ahn is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Mr. Ahn previously served as our Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development from February 2010 to April 2013. Prior to joining B. Riley, Mr. Ahn served as Vice President of Altpoint Capital Partners from June 2009 to February 2010 and as Vice President of Stone Tower Equity Partners from June 2007 to June 2009. Prior to 2007, Mr. Ahn served as Senior Investment Officer at the NY State Common Retirement Fund and also held investment banking positions at both Salomon Smith Barney and CIBC World Markets. Prior to starting his investment banking career, Mr. Ahn was a research analyst at Standard & Poor’s J.J. Kenny division. Mr. Ahn received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1992 and his MBA in Finance from Columbia University in 1997, graduating with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. Mr. Ahn is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Society New York.

Andrew Moore

Mr. Andrew Moore is Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley FBR of the Company. Prior to which he served as President of B. Riley FBR from 2016 to 2018. In 2006, Mr. Moore joined B. Riley & Co., LLC as an institutional sales professional, promoted to Director of Sales in 2011. During his tenure at B. Riley FBR, Mr. Moore’s responsibilities have included raising capital for a broad range of small-cap companies, making investment recommendations to institutional clients, and introducing and marketing management teams to a wide range of hedge funds and mutual funds across the country. Previously, Mr. Moore held sales positions at Roth Capital Partners and Bear Stearns & Co. Mr. Moore received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration in Finance from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Alan Forman

Mr. Alan N. Forman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Forman served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of STR Holdings, Inc. from April 2012 until May 2015, and as Vice President and General Counsel from May 2010 to April 2012. Mr. Forman was also a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP from May 1998 to May 2010. Mr. Forman brings extensive experience in corporate and securities law including intellectual property, licensing agreements, financing transactions, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Forman holds a B.A. in Economics from Emory University and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

Andrew Gumaer

Mr. Andrew Gumaer is Director of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Mr. Gumaer has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Great American Group, LLC, which we refer to as GAG, LLC, our wholly owned subsidiary of B. Riley, since we acquired such entity in July 2009 and as a member of the Board since July 2009. Mr. Gumaer also served as our Chief Executive Officer from July 2009 until June 2014, and as our Chairman from March 2012 until June 2014. Prior to July 2009, Mr. Gumaer was a co-founder of GAG, LLC, had served as GAG, LLC’s Chief Executive Officer since May 2007 and previously served as GAG, LLC’s President from June 2006 to May 2007. Prior to assuming such role, Mr. Gumaer was the President of The Pride Capital Group, LLC, predecessor in interest to GAG, LLC, from 2002 to May 2006. Mr. Gumaer also served as the Senior Vice President of Garcel, Inc. from 1997 to 2002 and as a Senior Vice President with the investment banking firm Drexel Burnham Lambert prior to his service with Garcel, Inc. Mr. Gumaer’s in depth knowledge of our business and operations, his experience in the investment banking industry, and leadership as GAG, LLC’s Chief Executive Officer and/or President since 2006 positions him well to serve as a member of the Board.

Robert Antin

Mr. Robert L. Antin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Antin was a co-founder of VCA Inc., a national animal healthcare company that provides veterinary services, diagnostic testing and various medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market, and was publicly traded (NASDAQ: WOOF) until the company was privately acquired in September 2017. Mr. Antin has served as a Chief Executive Officer and President at VCA Inc. since its inception in 1986. Mr. Antin also served as the Chairman of the Board of VCA, Inc. from inception through the September 2017 acquisition. Mr. Antin also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rexford Industrial Realty, Inc. (NYSE: REXR) since July 2013. From September 1983 to 1985, Mr. Antin was President, Chief Executive Officer, a director and co-founder of AlternaCare Corp., a publicly held company that owned, operated and developed freestanding out-patient surgical centers. From July 1978 until September 1983, Mr. Antin was an officer of American Medical International, Inc., an owner and operator of health care facilities. Mr. Antin received his MBA with a certification in hospital and health administration from Cornell University. Mr. Antin’s executive leadership experience provides an important resource to the Board.

Robert D'Agostino

Mr. Robert (Bob) D'Agostino is an Independent Director of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Mr. D’Agostino has served as President of Q-mation, Inc. since 1999. Q-mation, Inc. is a leading supplier of software solutions targeted at increasing operational efficiencies and asset performance in manufacturing companies. Mr. D’Agostino joined Q-mation, Inc. in 1990 and held various sales, marketing and operations management positions prior to his appointment as President. He previously served on the board of Alliance Semiconductor Corp. from July 2005 to February 2012. Mr. D’Agostino graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Mr. D’Agostino’s executive leadership experience provides an important resource to the Board.

Michael Sheldon

Mr. Michael J. Sheldon serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sheldon has served as Chairman & CEO of Deutsch North America since January 2017, one of the most awarded creative agencies in the United States. Mr. Sheldon served as President of the Los Angeles office of Deutsch North America from September 1997 to January 2017. Deutsch North America is consistently on the top of the Ad Age A-List, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and the Forbes “Ten Hot Agencies to Consider” with clients such as Volkswagen, Target, Nintendo, PNC, Zillow, and Amazon. Mr. Sheldon received a B.A. degree from Michigan State University in Advertising. Mr. Sheldon’s entrepreneurial skills and marketing experience provide an important resource to the Board.

Todd Sims

Mr. Todd D. Sims Serves as Independent Director of the Company. Since March 2010, Mr. Sims has served as Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc., one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, overseeing business and corporate development for its ticketing business, AXS. Prior to that, Mr. Sims spent more than 15 years building Internet businesses. In the mid 1990’s, he served as ESPN’s executive producer of NFL.com, NBA.com and NASCAR Online. He also served on the management team of eCompanies, LLC, an incubator which has incubated a number of companies including Jamdat Mobile Inc. (acquired by Electronic Arts Inc.), Business.com Inc. (acquired by R.H. Donnelley Corp.) and Boingo Wireless, Inc. (initial public offering). Mr. Sims serves as an advisor to the L.A. Dodgers Tech Accelerator and is a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Mr. Sims’ digital experience provides an important resource to the Board.

Mikel Williams

Mr. Mikel H. Williams is an Independent Director of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Mr. Williams has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Targus International LLC, a privately held, leading global supplier of carrying cases and accessories for the mobile lifestyle, since February 2016. Mr. Williams formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of JPS Industries, Inc., a composite materials manufacturer, from 2013 until its sale in 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Williams was the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of DDi Corporation, a leading provider of time-critical, technologically advanced electronics manufacturing services, from November 2005 until its sale in May 2012. Mr. Williams has also served in various management positions with several technology related companies in the manufacturing, telecommunications and professional services industries. Mr. Williams also serves on the board of directors of Centrus Energy Corp. (formerly USEC, until its bankruptcy restructuring in 2014) and Iteris, Inc. Mr. Williams formerly served on the board of Tellabs, Inc. until it was sold in 2013 and Lightbridge Communications Corp. until it was sold in February 2015. Mr. Williams received his B.S. degree from the University of Maryland in accounting and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University. Mr. Williams’s executive leadership experience provides an important resource to the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Bryant Riley

2,274,810

Kenneth Young

--

Thomas Kelleher

1,635,600

Phillip Ahn

1,286,950

Andrew Moore

--

Alan Forman

1,142,360

Andrew Gumaer

1,573,930

Robert Antin

60,412

Robert D'Agostino

77,720

Michael Sheldon

58,215

Todd Sims

79,540

Mikel Williams

78,679
As Of  30 Dec 2017