Board of Directors
Richard K. Coleman, age 61, was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer on April 1, 2018, and was also appointed to our Board of Directors. Mr. Coleman has deep experience serving in senior executive positions and on various public company boards, and has gained extensive expertise in business development and operations. He is currently chairman of Hudson Global, Inc., a global talent solutions company, and has been a director of Hudson since May 2014. Previously, Mr. Coleman served as president and CEO, director, and principal executive officer of Crossroads Systems, a global provider of data archive solutions. He has also served on various other public company boards and in a variety of senior operational roles, including CEO of Vroom Technologies Inc., COO of MetroNet Communications, and president of U.S. West Long Distance. He also held significant officer-level positions with Frontier Communications, Centex Telemanagement, and Sprint Communications.Mr. Coleman has served as an Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Management for Regis University and is a guest lecturer on leadership and ethics for Denver University. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Golden Gate University and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Communications System Officer School. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Air Force Academy and has completed leadership, technology, and marketing programs at Kansas University, UCLA, and Harvard Business School.
JD Smith, age 47, has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 10, 2012, and currently serves as chairman. Mr. Smith has worked in real estate investment, construction and development since 1982. Currently, Mr. Smith is the owner of Real Estate Investment Consultants, LLC, a turnkey investment service firm serving all sectors of real estate and investment and development businesses. He also serves on the board of directors of iCoreConnect Inc., a publicly-held New York based company and provider of comprehensive healthcare communications solutions. From 2008 until 2012 he was Director of Development for CP Financial, a venture capital firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. From 1993 until 2008 he developed over two dozen projects in the Phoenix Metro Area, acting through his companies JD Investments, Inc., The High Sonoran Group, Inc., and JD Smith Development, LLC. In 1990 he formed his first operating company to buy and maintain residential rental properties and obtained his real estate license. In 1993 he graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Real Estate.
R. Rimmy Malhotra, age 41, was appointed to our Board of Directors on April 6, 2016. From 2013 to the present, Mr. Malhotra has served as the Managing Member and Portfolio Manager for the Nicoya Fund LP, a private investment partnership. Previously, from 2008-2013 he served as portfolio manager of the Gratio Values Fund, a mutual fund registered under the Investment Act of 1940. Prior to this, he was an Investment Analyst at a New York based hedge fund. He earned an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Lauder Fellow. Mr. Malhotra holds undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Steven Bathgate, age 63, has over 35 years of security industry experience, particularly with microcap companies. He was appointed to our Board of Directors in April 2016. In 1995 he founded GVC Capital LLC and he is the Senior Managing Partner of that firm. GVC Capital is an investment banking firm located in Denver, Colorado, focusing primarily on providing comprehensive investment banking services to undervalued microcap companies. Prior to founding GVC Capital, Mr. Bathgate was CEO of securities firm Cohig & Associates in Denver from 1985 to 1995 and was previously Managing Partner, Equity Trading, at Wall Street West. He currently is also a director for Bluebook International, Inc., and a former director for Global Healthcare REIT. Mr. Bathgate received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business.
Steven P. Oman, age 69, is currently a partner in the law firm Provident Law, PLLC, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and has held this position since June of 2015. Mr. Oman has been a practicing attorney for over 40 years, primarily in areas of business, real estate and estate planning. Prior to his work at Provident Law, he was a sole practitioner for many years in Scottsdale, Arizona, for the Law Office of Steven P. Oman. Since December 15, 2016, Mr. Oman has also served as a director, president and CEO of Alanco Technologies, Inc., a publicly-held company that provided various services and products over the years, including satellite-based technology, but which most recently focused on water disposal facilities receiving and disposing of produced water generated from oil and natural gas production. Mr. Oman received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1970 from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1975. Mr. Oman is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Bar Association.
Galen Vetter, age 66, has significant senior executive management and board experience, along with accounting and financial expertise. Mr. Vetter served as president of Rust Consulting, Inc. from December 2008 to May 2012, as global chief financial officer of Franklin Templeton Investment Funds from April 2004 to November 2008 and in numerous roles at McGladrey LLP from June 1973 to March 2004. Since January 2009 Mr. Vetter has served as a member on the Advisory Board of Directors of Land O’Lakes, Inc. Since 2013 he has served as a director of ATRM Holdings, Inc. and Alerus Financial, Inc. Mr. Vetter is a licensed certified public accountant (inactive). He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, including being Board Leadership Fellow certified. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Iowa. Mr. Vetter has had extensive exposure to analysis of financial statements and financial reporting matters and qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under SEC guidelines.
Lawrence Hagenbuch, age 51, was appointed to our Board of Directors in April of 2018. He brings extensive operations and board experience to Command Center, along with expertise in the creation of innovative marketing and planning strategies. Mr. Hagenbuch is currently Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for J. Hilburn, Inc., a custom clothier for men. He has been with J. Hilburn since May 2010. Mr. Hagenbuch served on the board of directors and the audit and compensation committees of publicly traded Remy International from 2008 until the sale of that company in 2015. He currently serves on the board of directors of Arotech Corp., a Nasdaq-listed company. Previously, Mr. Hagenbuch has served in senior management positions for Suntx Capital Partners, Alix Partners, GE / GE Capital and American National Can. He began his professional career in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Hagenbuch earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hagenbuch serves as a founding board member of the veteran’s service charity, Soldiers Who Salsa.