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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.

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