Board of Directors

Frederick J. Sandford - Director

Frederick J. Sandford, age 55, was appointed as our President and Chief Executive Officer on February 22, 2013, and was first elected as a director at the Company’s 2013 shareholders meeting. Mr. Sandford has over 30 years of leadership experience as CEO, President, or General Manager, guiding businesses in various stages, including startups, turnarounds and wind downs. He has led companies in diverse industries, including technology, industrial fabrication, security services, waste management and retail. Prior to joining our company, he served as an independent consultant to Silicon Valley venture capitalists. From 2003-2005, he led the restructuring of The Environmental Trust, a land mitigation organization with 80 holdings, resulting in significant asset protection. Mr. Sandford was awarded a full fellowship and earned his MBA from Cornell University while serving as the CEO of Student Agencies, America’s oldest student-run company. He earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a former U.S. Navy SEAL.

John Schneller - Director

John Schneller, age 50, was appointed to our Board of Directors on June 23, 2008. Mr. Schneller is a Partner at the investment banking firm of Scura Paley & Company LLC. Prior to joining Scura Paley Mr. Schneller was the Chief Financial Officer of iMedicor, Inc., an enterprise healthcare software company. Prior to iMedicor Mr. Schneller served from 2002 to 2007 as an investment analyst at Knott Partners, a multi-billion dollar, value-based, New York hedge fund. Mr. Schneller's area of expertise was analysis and investing in micro-to-mid-cap securities with emphasis in the fields of intellectual property, technology, content distribution, nanotechnology, healthcare, non-bank financials, business services, insurance companies, packaging and retail. Mr. Schneller received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA, a Master's in Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston and a Master's in Business Administration from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

JD Smith - Director

JD Smith, age 45, has been a member of our Board of Directors since December 10, 2012. 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 iMedicor, 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 - Director

R. Rimmy Malhotra, age 40, 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 - Director

Steven Bathgate, age 61, has over 35 years of security industry experience, particularly with microcap companies. He was appointed to the company's Board of Directors in 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 Global Healthcare REIT and Bluebook International, Inc. Mr. Bathgate received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business.