Wesley C. Hayne.
Mr. Hayne has been a director since July 2017 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since June 2017. Mr. Hayne has many years of senior executive experience in corporate development, business management, marketing and team sales management in several industries, both with public and private companies. From January 2016 until June 2017, Mr. Hayne served as Vice President/Investments for Source Capital Group, Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in alternative type investments; and from November 2012 until December 2015 he served as Chief Strategy Officer of Emergent Financial Group, a Minneapolis broker-dealer.
Prior to Emergent Mr. Hayne served as CEO of Virtual Express, Inc., February 1993 to December 1994, CEO of International Concept Development, Inc., July 1994 to February 2000, and CEO of Biorefining, Inc., February 2000 to December 2008.
Mr. Hayne’s past extensive experience in the investment banking industry prior to 2012 includes being a founder of and serving from January 1986 to August 1994 as Chief Executive Officer of Hayne, Miller, Swearingen & Glore, a Midwestern broker-dealer with offices in Minneapolis and Chicago specializing in raising capital for high growth companies. This broker-dealer sourced, managed, and completed many public NASDAQ and private underwritings. Mr. Hayne also served as a member of the Board of Directors of several public companies registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, such as K-Tel International (including Chairman of the Audit Committee of K-Tel International, Inc.), and First Team Sports, Inc.