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Background summaries of the principals of A&J Capital Advisors, Inc., Gary Kabot, Glenn Asaff, and Robin Lively, are as follows:


GARY KABOT - FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Gary Kabot is the Founder and CEO of A&J Capital Advisors, Inc. ("A&J"), whose predecessor company was organized in 1981 for the purpose of acquiring a portfolio of established operating companies and to provide consulting services to a small group of select clients. These consulting services included management consulting and strategic planning to startup, turnaround and underperforming companies, and financial consulting in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financings, and recapitalizations. A&J also assisted young, growth companies with the process of going public, through either Initial Public Offerings (IPO's) or through mergers with clean public shell corporations.

  • Most recently - Chief Executive Officer of Lakefront Holdings, Inc., the holding company for Accu-Dyne, Inc., a precision sheet metal fabricator and for Apollo Tool & Die, Inc., a precision machining operation

  • 2002 through 2006 - Chief Executive Officer of Attila Holdings, Inc. and, in that capacity, was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Operating and Marketing Plans for Seven Sons and Company, Inc., a licensed product manufacturer.

  • 1994 through 1997 - Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of a holding company. Under Mr. Kabot's leadership, this entity developed and implemented a strategic acquisition program in two segments of the environmental services industry. During its first fifteen months in business, the holding company acquired eleven entities and grew from a start-up operation to an entity with in excess of $50 million in assets and $20 million in annualized revenues.

  • 1991 through 1994 and 1997 through 2001 - Partner in The Kabot Group, LLC., a consulting firm whose primary professional heritage was McKinsey and Company. The Kabot Group LLC provided consulting services in the areas of strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions primarily to Fortune 200 clients.

  • 1984 through 1987 - Chief Financial Officer of a Florida-based diversified holding company formed by Mr. Kabot and two partners. This company grew to an annual revenue base of approximately $300 million. During his time with this entity, Mr. Kabot was primarily responsible for an acquisition program, which resulted in the successful acquisition of nine entities increasing the annual revenues from approximately $10 million to in excess of $300 million. As a result of this program, this entity was listed as one of the 400 largest private companies in the United States by Forbes magazine. The majority of the acquisitions for which Mr. Kabot was responsible represented turnaround situations, some of which required the hiring of entire new management teams. In these cases, Mr. Kabot was responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the turnaround plans.

  • 1972 through 1981 - Associated with Arthur Young & Company. Mr. Kabot started with the Firm's Boston office in 1972, serving as a senior in the audit department. Following a two year leave of absence to obtain his MBA Degree from the Harvard Business School, Mr. Kabot returned to Arthur Young in 1977 to specialize in business consulting. Attaining the title of Audit Manager in 1978, he transferred to the Firm's Miami, Florida office to assist in the development of an emerging business consulting practice.

Mr. Kabot, born in 1950, is a graduate, with distinction, of Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, majoring in Accounting. Mr. Kabot completed his education at the Harvard Business School, receiving a Master of Business Administration Degree with Honors.


GLENN ASAFF - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mr. Glenn Asaff, a Founder and COO of A&J, has thirty years of experience combining significant line management responsibility with numerous years of consulting. During the past twenty-four years Mr. Asaff has been primarily involved in managing manufacturing oriented operations and in offering engineering consulting services to a select group of clients.

  • 2006 through 2008 - Chief Operating Officer of Lakefront Holdings, Inc., the holding company for Accu-Dyne, Inc., a precision sheet metal fabricator and for Apollo Tool & Die, Inc., a precision machining operation. In this capacity, Mr. Asaff responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of the companies operating plans and cost reduction programs

  • 2002 through 2006 - President and CEO of FullCircle Marketing, LLC. FullCircle created and marketed a series of technologies and products comprised of computer software applications that allowed the delivery of advertisements and promotions to end-users that could be customized, updated, and viewed by the consumer both on and off line. Concurrently, Mr. Asaff also served as the Chairman of Kestral Communications, Inc., the largest distributor of full version CD-Rom software for promotions in North America. Kestral's clients include At&T, Verizon, and Synapse,Inc (a division of Time, Inc.).

  • 1981 through 2001 - Founded and served as the President of D-Tec, Inc., a manufacturer of diamond tools which are used in various heavy manufacturing industries, testing laboratories and for drill bits for the oil industry. Through D-Tec, Inc., Mr. Asaff also provided engineering consulting services to clients in various industries. These services included evaluating and designing proper manufacturing techniques and equipment for grinding, machining, metal working and electronic fabrication for the semi-conductor industry. D-Tec, Inc. was sold in 2002.

  • 1977 through 1978 - Senior Accountant on the audit staff for the Boston Office of Arthur Anderson & Company. He passed the Certified Public Accountants exam in 1978.

  • 1972 through 1975 - General Manager of Diamond Tool Engineering Company, a manufacturing company whose primary product line consisted of diamond phonograph stylii and specialty custom diamond instruments for testing laboratories. During this time his primary responsibilities included production management of fifty machine tool operators and the creation of a Research and Development Division consisting of six engineers. Mr. Asaff was also responsible for all capital budgeting and the purchasing, upgrading and maintenance of all production equipment. In 1974 Mr. Asaff was issued a patent for a four-channel stylus he designed, the rights to which he sold to the company.

Mr. Asaff, born in 1950, is a graduate of Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials and Nuclear Engineering. Mr. Asaff completed his education at the Harvard Business School, receiving a Master of Business Administration Degree.


ROBIN LIVELY - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER


Ms. Robin Lively, CFO of A&J, while the newest member of A&J, has twenty years of experience in the corporate worlds of insurance and banking. In both fields, Ms. Lively managed high revenue accounts and established strong professional and personal relationships with her clients. When deciding to branch out on her own, she incorporated this network in starting two business consulting firms that focus on young, growing companies, providing expertise in the areas of finance, banking and corporate structure.

Ms. Lively's role at A&J is to identify acquisition candidates for companies with aggressive acquisition programs, private equity groups and others. Ms. Lively, born in 1962, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration.
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