Board of Directors

Joseph J. Bianco
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Joseph J. Bianco purchased Lotus Performance Cars, Inc., in 1982, which he subsequently sold to General Motors in 1987. In 1990, Mr. Bianco cofounded and became Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Entertainment Corporation. In 1996, Mr. Bianco and his partner sold control of NYSE-Listed Alliance, then the leading independent distributor of CD music in the world, and resumed his private investing activities. In 1998, an investor group led by Mr. Bianco bought the first of several magazine distributors that were consolidated into the Interlink Companies, of which Mr. Bianco was Chairman. Interlink, a leading distributor of magazines to booksellers and other retailers, was sold in 2001 to the Source-Interlink Companies. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Bianco was also Chairman of Cognitive Arts, Inc., a leading creator of educational software, which was purchased from Northwestern University. From 2003 to 2004, he served on the board of directors of Whitewing Environmental, Inc., and from June 2010 to December 2010 served as Chief Executive Officer of Gerova Financial Group, Ltd., and as a member of its board of directors from June 2010 to February 2011. Mr. Bianco also serves on the Board of several other private corporations, as well as two non-profit organizations. Mr. Bianco graduated from Yale Law School in 1975, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is Associate Dean at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University and the author of two books and several articles.


Anil Narang
President and Director

Anil Narang co-founded and became President of Alliance Entertainment Corporation in 1990. In 1996, Mr. Narang and his partner sold control of NYSE-Listed Alliance, then the leading independent distributor of CD music in the world. In 1998, an investor group including Mr. Narang bought the first of several magazine distributors that were consolidated into the Interlink Companies. Interlink, a leading distributor of magazines to booksellers and other retailers, was sold in 2001 to the Source-Interlink Companies. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Narang was Vice Chairman of Cognitive Arts, Inc., a leading creator of educational software, which was purchased from Northwestern University. In 2003, Mr. Narang co-founded and became Co-CEO of Sheridan Square Entertainment, which was one of the largest independent record labels in the United States. He and his partners sold Sheridan to BTP Acquisition Corp in 2007 in a private transaction. Mr. Narang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colgate University, and an MBA in Finance from New York University.


Dov Perlysky
Director

Dov Perlysky has served as the Managing Member of Nesher LLC, a financial management company, from 2000 to the present. From 1999 to the present, he has served as a director of Engex, Inc., a closed-end mutual fund. From 2004 to the present, Mr. Perlysky has been a director of Pharma-Bio Serv, Inc., a public company providing pharmaceutical validation services. From 2007 to the present, he has served as a director of Highlands State Bank, a community bank. Mr. Perlysky earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1985, and a Master’s of Management degree from Northwestern University, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, in 1991.


Howard Spindel
Director

Howard Spindel is a Senior Managing Director of Integrated Management Solutions, a consulting organization that has rendered services to the financial services community since 1985. During 2005, he co-founded Integrated Investment Solutions LLC, an affiliated hedge fund administrator. He currently serves as the Financial and Operations Principal, Registered Options Principal, or General Securities Principal of over two dozen Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) members. Mr. Spindel currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Financial Management Society of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), on SIFMA’s Capital Committee, on FINRA’s Small Firms Advisory Board, and as chair of the Audit Committee of the Boards of Directors of two publicly-held companies, Engex, Inc., and Pharma-Bio Serv. In 1982, Mr. Spindel was an operations partner of Greenfield Partners, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) member firm. In 1980, he became a financial and operations partner at S.B. Lewis & Company, a NYSE member firm specializing in arbitrage and mergers and acquisitions. In 1977, Mr. Spindel served as comptroller of Wm. D. Mayer & Co., another NYSE member firm specializing in options trading. In 1975, Mr. Spindel became associated with the NYSE as manager of the Capital and Operational Standards Section of its Regulation and Surveillance Group. In 1974, he was with Coopers & Lybrand as an audit supervisor. In 1968, Mr. Spindel began his career in the Technical Research and Review Department and on the audit staff of Oppenheim, Appel, Dixon & Co. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Hunter College of the City University of New York in 1968. In 1971, Mr. Spindel became a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.


David Cohen
Director

David Cohen, Ph.D, after twenty years as an academic research scientist, served as Provost at Northwestern University in the early 1990s and moved to Columbia University in 1995 to serve as Vice President and Dean of the Faculty for Arts and Sciences until 2003 and as Professor of Biological Sciences and Professor of Neuroscience in Psychiatry until 2008. He is currently Vice President and Dean of the Faculty Emeritus for Arts and Sciences at Columbia and Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience in Psychiatry and Alan H. Kempner Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Columbia. Dr. Cohen has served on the board of directors of Zenith Electronics, KLi Corporation, Thuris Corporation, Learning Sciences Corporation, Identity Theft 911, and Eduventures, Inc., as well as in an advisory capacity to Knowledge Investment Partners. In addition, Dr. Cohen has served on the board of directors or trustees for various not-for profit organizations, including the Columbia University Press, the Research Libraries Group, Trevor Day School, The Grass Foundation, Argonne National Laboratory, and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He has served as a consultant for the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the National Academy of Sciences. His major elected offices include President of the Society for Neuroscience and Chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Beginning in 2009, Dr. Cohen began serving as Provost of the University of the People, a recently launched on-line, not-for-profit global university. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1960 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1963.