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B. Riley Financial Inc (RILY.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bryant Riley

49 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Kelleher

48 2015 President, Director; Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley & Co., LLC

Phillip Ahn

46 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Gumaer

55 2014 Chief Executive Officer of Great American Group, LLC, Director

Alan Forman

55 2015 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Howard Weitzman

53 2009 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Gary Wunderlich

47 2017 Director

Robert Antin

67 2017 Independent Director

Robert D'Agostino

49 2015 Independent Director

Michael Sheldon

2017 Independent Director

Todd Sims

2016 Independent Director

Richard Todaro

43 2014 Independent Director

Mikel Williams

60 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bryant Riley

Mr. Bryant R. Riley is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Financial, Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since the initial closing of the acquisition of B. Riley & Co., LLC and certain related entities in June 2014 (the “BRC Acquisition”) and as a director since August 2009. Mr. Riley also serves as the Chairman of B. Riley & Co., LLC, and Chief Executive Officer of B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company. Mr. Riley has served as 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 Alliance Semiconductor Corp. from July 2005 to February 2012, Cadiz Inc. from April 2013 to June 2014, DDI Corp. from May 2007 to May of 2012, National Holdings Corporation from April 2012 to October 2012, Strasbaugh from July 2010 to August 2013, STR Holdings, Inc. from March 2014 to August 2014, and Trans World Entertainment Corp. from January 2009 to July 2012. He also served on the board of directors for several private companies. Mr. Riley received his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.

Thomas Kelleher

Mr. Thomas C. Kelleher has been appointed as President, Director of B. Riley Financial, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of the company's wholly owned subsidiary B. Riley & Co., LLC. Mr. Kelleher also serves as Chief Executive Officer of our wholly owned subsidiary, B. Riley & Co., LLC, a position he has held since 2006. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Kelleher held other senior management positions with B. Riley & Co., LLC, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Kelleher has also served on the board of directors of Special Diversified Opportunities Inc. since October 2015. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Phillip Ahn

Mr. Phillip J. Ahn is appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of B. Riley Financial, Inc., effective April 15, 2013. Mr. Ahn served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer since April 2013 and previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development from February 2010 to April 2013. Prior to joining the Company, 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.

Andrew Gumaer

Mr. Andrew Gumaer is Chief Executive Officer of Great American Group, LLC., Director of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Mr. Gumaer has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Great American Group, LLC (“GAG, LLC”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, since we acquired such entity in July 2009 and as a director of the Company since July 2009. Mr. Gumaer also served as our Chief Executive Officer from July 2009 until the initial closing of the BRC Acquisition, 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.

Alan Forman

Mr. Alan N. Forman is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, 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.

Howard Weitzman

Mr. Howard E. Weitzman is Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of B. Riley Financial, Inc., since December 7, 2009. Mr. Weitzman worked as a consultant from November 2008 assisting clients with financial reporting, internal controls, and compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, including consulting for the Company from April 2009 on various accounting and financial reporting matters in connection with the Company’s transaction with AAMAC. From December 2006 to October 2008, Mr. Weitzman served as a Senior Manager in the SEC Services Group in the audit practice at Moss Adams, LLP. Mr. Weitzman also spent 12 years in public accounting at two “Big 4” accounting firms, most recently from 2003 to October 2005 as a Senior Manager in the financial services audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Mr. Weitzman also held various senior financial management positions, including from 1994 to 2003, with Banner Holdings, Inc. as the Chief Financial Officer of Central Financial Acceptance Corporation and Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Central Rents, Inc. Mr. Weitzman also served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Peoples Choice Financial Corporation from October 2005 to October 2006. Mr. Weitzman received a B.S. in Accounting from California State University, Northridge and is a California licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Gary Wunderlich

Mr. Gary K. Wunderlich, Jr. serves as Director of the company. Mr. Wunderlich founded and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Wunderlich Securities, Inc., a full-service investment, wealth management, equity research, investment banking and fixed income sales and trading firm since 1996. He also serves as a member of the Wunderlich Investment Company Board of Directors from March 2008 to present. Prior to forming Wunderlich Securities, he worked with two private equity investment banks, Brookfield-Wunderlich and Progressive Capital. He is a current member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”) Board of Directors, and serves on the SIFMA Regional Firms and Equity Capital Markets committees. He is a founding board member of the American Securities Association since February 2016. Mr. Wunderlich serves on the Board of ArtsMemphis where past positions have included Chairman of the Board as well as Chairman of the Finance and Endowment Committees. Mr. Wunderlich served 8 years on the Board of Memphis University School (February 2008 until July 2016) holding the positions of Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Since June 2017, Mr. Wunderlich serves on the Finance Committee at The Campbell Foundation. Mr. Wunderlich received a B.A. degree from University of Virginia in Economics, and an M.B.A. from University of Memphis in Finance. Mr. Wunderlich’s financial experience and expertise in the wealth management industry provides an important resource to the Board.

Robert Antin

Mr. Robert L. Antin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Antin, was a co-founder of VCA Inc. and served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of VCA Inc. since its inception in 1986. 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 B. Riley board of directors.

Robert D'Agostino

Mr. Robert 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.

Michael Sheldon

Mr. Michael J. Sheldon serves as Independent Director of the company. Mr. Sheldon has served as Chairman & CEO of Deutsch North America, one of the most awarded creative agencies in the U.S. Deutsch 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. He has been featured on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, CBS Super Bowl Preview and ABC Nightline, as well as in top business publications TIME, Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times and USA Today. 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, Todd D. Sims has served as Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy of Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc. (AEG), one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, overseeing business and corporate development for AEG’s ticketing business, AXS. Prior to AEG, 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 will provide an important resource to our Board.

Richard Todaro

Mr. Richard L. Todaro serves as Independent Director of B. Riley Financial, Inc. Richard Todaro is President of Todaro Capital. Mr. Todaro previously spent 20 years at Kennedy Capital Management, managing the Small Cap Growth portfolio there for the past 10 years. He held several positions at Kennedy Capital Management, including Analyst, Assistant Director of Research, Assistant Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Manager, and Vice President and served as a member of its board of directors. Mr. Todaro spent three years as a board member of the University of Missouri – St. Louis Finance Department. He currently serves as an advisory board member for Gateway Greening. Mr. Todaro also served in the Air National Guard as a staff sergeant from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Todaro received a BSBA in Finance from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Master of Finance degree from Saint Louis University. Mr. Todaro has also passed the Uniform Investment Advisor Law examination.

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 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 special composite materials manufacturer, from 2013 to 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 to 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. 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.