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Board of Directors

Jeffrey Rutherford
Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey Rutherford JRutherford@edgewater.com

Mr. Rutherford served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ferro Corporation, an international coatings and colors manufacturing business, from April 2012 to September 2016. From July 2008 to April 2012, Mr. Rutherford served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Park-Ohio Holdings Corp, an international industrial supply and diversified manufacturing business. Mr. Rutherford served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at UAP Holdings Corp. from October 2007 to June 2008. At the time UAP Holdings Corp. was a publicly traded company that distributed agricultural inputs throughout North America. In 2008, UAP Holdings Corp. was acquired by Agrium Inc. Previously, Mr. Rutherford served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at LESCO, Inc., which at the time was a publicly traded company that distributed inputs to the professional turf industry, from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Rutherford also served on the board of directors of LESCO, Inc., from 2006 to 2007. LESCO, Inc. was subsequently acquired by Deere & Co. in 2007. Mr. Rutherford served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of OfficeMax, Inc., a retailer of office products and supplies, from 1997 to 2002, after having previously served as its Senior Vice President and Treasurer, from February to July 1997. From 1983 to 1996, Mr. Rutherford worked at Arthur Andersen, a consulting and accounting firm.  Mr. Rutherford earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Baldwin Wallace College



Stephen R. Bova

Mr. Bova has served as an independent consultant, offering business strategy advice, organization analysis and CEO mentoring, since January 2014. Mr. Bova has also served as a director of each of OPTOMI, LLC, a nationwide IT staffing company, since October 2012; Lindsey Software Systems, Inc., a public housing software developer, since November 2010; and BlueInGreen, LLC, a technology-based water quality improvement company, since November 2010. From January 2010 to December 2013, Mr. Bova served as a Partner of the Clark Bova Group, LLC, a management consulting firm. He also previously served as a Member of the Investment Committee of the Fund for Arkansas’ Future (FAF), an angel investor fund focused on Arkansas-based start-up companies, from January 2008 to December 2013. Mr. Bova previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technisource, Inc. (f/k/a IntelliMark IT Business Solutions), an IT staffing company, from 2000 until it was successfully sold to Spherion Corporation in 2007. Technisource, Inc. was formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Edgewater (formerly StaffMark, Inc.) until it was spun out as an independent company in 2000. Mr. Bova served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Edgewater from 1999 to 2000, and as a director from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Bova also served as a director of Vestcom International, Inc., a leading provider of shelf-edge communications and specialized marketing services, from 1997 to 2002. From 1998 to 1999, he served as the Director of International Operations of Intelligroup, Inc., a leading provider of IT and consulting services. Mr. Bova’s professional experience also includes prior service as the President of the Global Banking Division of Systematics, Inc. and later Alltel Information Services following its acquisition of Systematics (now Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.). He also previously served as the President of the Global Banking Division of Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Mr. Bova’s professional career began as a software technician in 1970 and progressed to executive management roles beginning in 1983.



Matthew Carpenter

Mr. Carpenter has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vertical Knowledge, L.L.C., a leading provider of open source data, information services and analytics, since 2007. Mr. Carter previously founded and led EmployOn Inc., an online employment services company, until his departure in 2006. Mr. Carpenter earned his Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. Mr. Carpenter has served as a Director of our Company since February 2017.



Frederick DiSanto

Mr. DiSanto has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Ancora Advisors, LLC and Ancora Holdings Inc., a registered investment advisor, since January 2006, and as Chairman of the Board of Ancora Advisors, LLC, since December 2014. Previously, Mr. DiSanto worked at Fifth Third Bank, a regional banking corporation, serving as Executive Vice President and Manager of Fifth Third Bank’s Investment Advisor Division from 2001 to 2005. In 2001, Fifth Third Bank acquired Maxus Investment Group, an asset management firm and Mr. DiSanto’s previous employer. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. DiSanto was the President and Chief Operating Officer at Maxus Investment Group, from 1998 to 2000. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. DiSanto was Managing Partner at Gelfand Partners Asset Management, an investment management firm, which merged with Maxus Investment Group in 1997. Mr. DiSanto began his investment career in 1985 with McDonald Investments in Institutional Equity Sales. Currently, Mr. DiSanto is serving on the boards of Medical Mutual of Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, The Cleveland Film Commission, The Eastern Company, Regional Brands and WF Hann Sons. He is also on the Executive Committee for the Board of Trustees at Case Western Reserve University. Previously, Mr. DiSanto served as the Chairman of the Board of Regents of St. Ignatius High School. Mr. DiSanto is also the former Chairman and current Trustee of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. Mr. DiSanto earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. DiSanto has served as a Director of our Company since February 2017.



Timothy Whelan

Mr. Whelan is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Echo Financial Business Consulting, a privately held financial and operational consulting firm that he co-founded in February 2014. Mr. Whelan also serves as a director of Wireless Telecom Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT:WTT), a global designer and manufacturer of radio frequency and microwave-based products, since March 2015, where he is the Chair of its Compensation Committee and a member of its Audit Committee. From June 2009 to August 2013, Mr. Whelan served as the Chief Operating Officer of IPC Systems, Inc. (“IPC Systems”), a global leading provider of communications networks, systems and solutions to the financial services industry. Mr. Whelan previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of IPC Systems from December 2001 to June 2009. From July 2000 to December 2001, Mr. Whelan served as Divisional Chief Financial Officer of Global Crossing’s Financial Markets division. From May 1999 to June 2000, he was Vice President of Finance at IPC Information Systems, Inc. and IXnet, Inc. Mr. Whelan is a certified public accountant and previously worked for Ernst & Young from 1992 to 1999. He also previously served four years as a U.S. Naval Officer. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University.



Kurtis Wolf

Mr. Wolf is Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer of Hestia Capital Management LLC, a deep value hedge fund that he founded in January 2009. From March 2007 to November 2008, Mr. Wolf worked as a Senior Analyst at First Q Capital, LLC, a hedge fund which invested in public companies which had previously been backed by venture capital or private equity firms. From January 2006 to February 2007, Mr. Wolf served as co-Founding Partner at Lemhi Ventures LLC, a health care services focused venture capital incubator. Mr. Wolf previously was co-Founding Partner at Definity Health Corporation, a leading player in the consumer-driven health care space, which was purchased by UnitedHealth Group Inc. in December, 2004. After the acquisition, from April 2005 through January 2006, Mr. Wolf served as Director, Corporate Development for UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s Definity Health Corporation subsidiary. Prior to Definity Health Corporation being acquired, from September 1998 to January 2000, he served as co-Founding Partner, primarily serving in finance and strategy roles. Between his two periods at Definity Health Corporation, Mr. Wolf served as an Analyst at Relational Investors LLC, an activist hedge fund, from June 2002 to December 2004. Previously, he was a co-Founding Partner and Consultant at Lemhi Consulting, a related entity to Definity Health Corporation, from September 1998 to January 2000. Mr. Wolf also has experience working as a consultant both with Deloitte Consulting from September 1995 until September 1998 and The Boston Consulting Group during the summer of 2001. Mr. Wolf earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematics from Carleton College. Mr. Wolf has served as a Director of our Company since February 2017.




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