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Corporate Governance

Board of Directors


ALFRED V. TOBIA, JR.


Alfred V. Tobia, Jr. is currently Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee of Harte Hanks. He has served as a director and Compensation Committee member of Harte Hanks since July 2017. Mr. Tobia is a co-Founder and Portfolio Manager for Sidus Investment Management, LLC and its affiliates, in which capacity he oversees the management of the Sidus equity funds and provides analysis to the firm’s credit fund. Mr. Tobia was previously a Senior Managing Director and Supervisory Analyst (1996 to 2000) within the data networking and telecommunication equipment sectors at Banc of America Securities (formerly Montgomery). From 1992 to 1996, he was a Senior Analyst at Wertheim Schroeder & Co., focusing on PC and entertainment software, data networking and special situations. Prior to that, Mr. Tobia was an analyst at Mabon Nugent & Co. (1986 to 1992), covering various sectors of technology.

Mr. Tobia has extensive financial experience in both public and private companies and executive experience through the management of a small-cap investment fund. Mr. Tobia’s background and insights provide valuable expertise in corporate finance, strategic planning, and capital and credit markets. We believe Mr. Tobia’s qualifications for our Board include his extensive financial experience and his executive and management experience.


WILLIAM S. ANDERSON


William S. Anderson has served as a director since August 2007.  Mr. Anderson currently serves as Founder and Chief Executive Officer of First Beverage Group, a privately held company founded by Mr. Anderson in 2005 which provides financial services to the beverage industry.  Mr. Anderson also now serves as Chairman of Topa Equities, Ltd. and Topa Insurance Group.  Mr. Anderson served as Executive Vice-President of Topa Equities, Ltd., a diversified holding company and beer distributor group, from 1991 to 2004.


Prior to joining Topa, Mr. Anderson was an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles.  Mr. Anderson has served on the board of directors of Topa Equities, Ltd. since 2008, on the board of directors of Topa Insurance Group since 2013, on the board of directors of Purity Organic, LLC, an organic fruit juice company, since 2011, on the board of directors of Health-Ade Kombucha since 2013, and on the boards of directors of GEM&BOLT and Experience Camps since 2017.


Mr. Anderson received his B.A. degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.  We believe Mr. Anderson’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his legal training and experience and extensive business experience having held senior management positions at several different companies.


FRED A. deBOOM


Director, Principal Sonfad Associates Mr. deBoom has served as a Director since February 1995. Mr. deBoom has been a principal in Sonfad Associates since June 1993. Sonfad Associates is a Los Angeles-based investment banking firm that is involved in mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity placements, strategic and financial business planning, leveraged buy-outs and ESOP funding, bank debt refinance, asset based and lease financing, and equity for debt restructuring. Previously, he was employed as a Vice President of Tokai Bank for five years and as a Vice President of Union Bank for eight years. Mr. deBoom received his B.A. degree from Michigan State University and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California.


CLIFFORD PRESS


Mr. Clifford Press, age 65, has been a Managing Member of Oliver Press Partners, LLC, an

investment advisory firm, since March 2005. From 1986 to March 2003, Mr. Press served as a

General Partner of Hyde Park Holdings, Inc., a private equity investment firm that he co-founded.


Mr. Press currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Quantum Corporation (NYSE:

QTM), a provider of data storage, archive and data protection, where he has served since April 2016,

and Drive Shack, Inc. (NYSE: DS), an owner and operator of golf-related leisure and entertainment

businesses, where he has served since February 2016. From October 2016 until June 2018 Mr. Press

served as a director of Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE: STC), a real estate

information, title insurance and transaction management company. From March 2008 to November

2009, Mr. Press served as a director of Coherent Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR), a manufacturer of laser

based photonic products. From December 2011 until the company was acquired in February 2013,

Mr. Press served as a director of SeaBright Holdings, Inc. (formerly NYSE: SBX), a specialty

provider of multi-jurisdictional workers’ compensation insurance. From 2001 to June 2011, Mr.

Press served as a director of GM Network Ltd., a private holding company providing Internet-based

digital currency services.


Mr. Press received his MA degree from Oxford University and an MBA degree from Harvard

Business School. Mr. Press’s financial expertise and over 25 years of experience investing in a broad

range of public and private companies, together with his extensive governance oriented public

company board experience, makes him well qualified to serve on the Board.


JAMES F. SANDERS


James F. Sanders is a corporate lawyer currently engaged in private practice advising both public and private companies. From 1998 to March 2017, Mr. Sanders served as corporate counsel for Apex Oil Company, Inc., a St. Louis-based, privately held company with nationwide operations in petroleum trading, bulk storage, distribution and inland marine transportation. From 2006 through July 2015, he also served as corporate counsel for FutureFuel Corporation, an NYSE-listed manufacturer and distributor of biodiesel and chemical products, with primary responsibility for corporate governance and SEC public reporting. Since October 1998, Mr. Sanders has served as secretary and general counsel of Boss Holdings, Inc., a distributor of work gloves, work apparel, pet products, wireless accessories and promotional products. From 1990 to 1998, Mr. Sanders was an associate then partner at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh in St. Louis. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration (summa cum laude) and an M.B.A. in finance from St. Louis University School of Business Administration, as well as a J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law.


Mr. Sanders experience in advising companies on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, banking, real estate, antitrust and litigation management will strengthen the governance and functioning of the Board. His legal experience and financial education will help the Board’s assessment of business opportunities, strategic options and risk management.


JOSEPH E. DAVIS


Joseph E. Davis has served as a director since March 30, 2018. Mr. Davis currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ETONIEN, LLC, a financial consulting firm that he co-founded in July 2008. Prior to co-founding ETONIEN, Mr. Davis was the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles practice for Tatum LLC, an executive services and consulting firm, from December 2004 to July 2008. Prior to joining Tatum, Mr. Davis was a partner with KPMG for 27 years. Mr. Davis is currently a Board Member for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. He also served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee for The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank from 2011 to 2018. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Davis served as a Board Member and Audit Committee Chair for Dorado Network Systems Corporation, a venture capital backed, Silicon Valley company in the software applications market space. Mr. Davis is a CPA in California, New York and Ohio. He also holds a B.A. in History/ Political Science from Butler University, a B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University and a Master’s in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California. We believe Mr. Davis’ qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive experience in the fields of accounting and finance and his experience in holding senior management positions at several different companies.


PAUL FALZONE


Paul Falzone has served as a director since March 30, 2018. Mr. Falzone is currently the Managing Partner of Manifest Investment Partners, a growth equity fund focused on tech-enabled services and business-to-business software companies. Prior to joining Manifest, Mr. Falzone was President and Chief Growth Officer of Brand Networks, a large global pure-play social media software company, from 2012 to 2016. From 2007 to 2010,Mr. Falzone was President of SDI Media, a language localization software and services company. Prior to joining SDI, Mr. Falzone was President of MediaMix Marketing, an Internet marketing company, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Falzone serves as Vice Chairman on the board of directors for Brand Network. He also serves on the boards of directors of several of Manifest’s portfolio companies and MPI Cognition, an innovative healthcare practice focused on reversing the effects of the Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Falzone received a B.A. and graduated with honors from Northwestern University. We believe Mr. Falzone’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive experience having held senior management positions at various software and media companies.


Audit Committee & Charter


JOSEPH E. DAVIS


FRED A. deBOOM (Chairman of the Committee)


PAUL FALZONE


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Compensation Committee & Charter


FRED A. deBOOM


PAUL FALZONE (Chairman of the Committee)


WILLIAM S. ANDERSON


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Disclosure Committee & Charter


ROBERT B. STEWART, Jr.


EDWARD J. TRESKA


CLAYTON J. HAYNES


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Nominating/GovernanceCommittee & Charter


WILLIAM S. ANDERSON


FRED A. deBOOM


PAUL FALZONE


JOSEPH E. DAVIS


JAMES F. SANDERS (Chairman of the Committee)


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Strategic Review Committee & Charter


JAMES F. SANDERS


PAUL FALZONE


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