Christopher W. Nolan, Sr.
Christopher W. Nolan, Sr. , a director since June 2007, has been a Managing Director since 2006 in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of Rabo Securities USA, Inc., an affiliate of Rabobank International, a Dutch agribusiness bank with offices in New York, NY, and was an Executive Director with the Mergers & Acquisitions group of Rabobank International from 2002 through 2006.
Prior to joining Rabobank, Mr. Nolan was a Vice President in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Advisory group of Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., and prior to that, served in a similar capacity in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup).
Prior to his career in investment banking, Mr. Nolan spent 8 years at a then-publicly traded specialty chemicals company, serving as their Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations.
Mr. Nolan is a graduate of Harvard Business School.
Mr. Nolan currently serves on the Board of Directors, and is a member of the Au dit Committee, of United-Guardian, Inc.
The Board draws frequently from Mr. Nolan's
broad business, banking and corporate advisory background.
Mr. Nolan, who holds an M.B.A., also has substantial finance and accounting experience, including serving as an audit committee member of a Nasdaq-listed company, and serves as both the Chairman of the Audit Committee and as its "financial expert.
experience in the area of investor relations has also been of value to the Board, as the Company looks to re-position itself in the financial markets and to become re-listed on an exchange.
The Audit Committee
comprises three members: Christopher W. Nolan
, Sr. (Chairman), John U. Moorhead
and Jess M. Ravich.
The Company's Board of Directors has determined that each member of the Audit Committee is "independent" (as that term is currently defined in Rule 5605(c)(2) of the NASDAQ listing standards) and that Mr. Nolan qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert," as defined in accordance with applicable SEC rules.