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GERALD M. CZARNECKI

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Czarnecki is the leader of a broad based investment and consulting firm that helps organizations achieve peak performance through effective leadership, focused strategy, effective organization and sound financial management. He also speaks and conducts seminars on corporate governance and his book, You’re In Charge…What Now? provides work leaders with seven principles for peak performance, all of which tie to the simple to remember mnemonic “L.E.A.D.E.R.S.”

Mr. Czarnecki has been a General Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer. In 1993 Mr. Czarnecki was part of the team recruited by Louis Gerstner to begin the turnaround of IBM Corporation. Serving as an IBM Senior Vice President Mr. Czarnecki, had worldwide responsibility for human resources, real estate services, quality programs, non-manufacturing procurement, aviation and a wide range of other staff functions. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Czarnecki held a number of executive positions in the banking, financial services and aviation.

Mr. Czarnecki holds a B.S. in Economics from Temple University, an M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University, a Doctor of Humane Letters from National University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of the board of directors of several private and public company’s and not-for-profit organizations where he serves in a variety of leadership capacities such as a non-executive Chairman, Chairman of an Audit Committee, Chairman of a Compensation Committee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.