Board of Directors
Scott Andrews, Board Member, is a founder and managing partner of the
Private Equity Group of a McLean, Virginia based investment firm, Harvest Equity.
Prior to founding Harvest Equity, Mr. Andrews was Chief Financial
Officer of WorldCorp, a NYSE holding company whose holdings included businesses
in the transaction processing and air transportation industries. Other experiences
include serving as Vice President-Finance of Presidential Airways and various
positions focused principally on corporate finance, leveraged acquisitions and
corporate restructurings at JPMorgan. In addition to serving on the firstSTREET Board,
Mr. Andrews is a member of the Board of Directors of World Airways (NASDAQ: WLDA),
The Hobart West Group and AMSEC. Mr. Andrews earned a B.A. with Distinction from
the University of Virginia and served on the Boards of the Christian Children’s Fund,
the Virginia Athletics Foundation and the Hill School.
Palmer Garson, Board Member, is a Managing Director of Silvercrest Asset Management
Group. Ms. Garson’s more than 25-year career in financial services began in investment
banking and private equity and progressed to wealth management. Earlier in her career she
co-founded Jefferson Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and developed extensive finance
experience while working for Morgan Stanley & Co., A.G. Edwards and Mellon Bank. Ms. Garson
currently serves as a Trustee for the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation and the Virginia Foundation
of Independent Colleges. She is a Director for Xenith Bankshares Inc. as well as for the Investment
Committees of Saint Mary’s School and Randolph College. She is also active with Duke
University where she currently serves on the Alumni Association Board. Ms. Garson has a Bachelor of
Arts from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of
Business at the University of Virginia.
R. Timothy O’Donnell, Board Member, is a Managing Director of Richmond,
Virginia based private equity firm, Jefferson Capital Partners. Prior to co-founding
Jefferson Capital Partners, Mr. O’Donnell worked as an investment banker for
PaineWebber in New York where he served as a First Vice President in charge of the
Leisure and Entertainment Corporate Finance Group. Mr. O’Donnell has extensive
experience with the equity and debt capital markets transactions. In addition to
serving on the firstSTREET Board, Mr. O’Donnell currently serves on the
Board of Directors of several Jefferson Capital porfolio companies including Global
Trade Technologies, MicroMass Communications, The Hobart West Group, NotifyMD, Prestige
Brands International, and VCG. Additionally, Mr. O’Donnell serves on the University
of Virginia’s Health Medical Services Board. Mr. O’Donnell has B.A., J.D., and
M.B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia.
Mark Gordon, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, joined the company in
January 2002 and is responsible for the daily operations and the strategic direction
of the Company. Mr. Gordon was elected to the Board of Directors in September of 2003.
Mr. Gordon began his career at Procter & Gamble where he was in marketing/brand
management for 10 years and eventually rose to corporate VP, responsible for the
operations of the $700 million Mexican business unit. Mr. Gordon has also worked as
VP of Marketing for an early stage telecommunications company, Broadslate Networks,
and as senior VP of Marketing/Strategy for Owens & Minor. Mr. Gordon holds B.S.
and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Virginia.