Peter L. Coker
Secretary and Director
Peter L. Coker has served as our Secretary and member of our board of directors since September 2003.
Mr. Coker is a partner of Tryon Capital Ventures, LLC, is engaged in the business of assisting and promoting start-up companies.
has been with the firm since January 2004.
From June 2001 to December 2003, Mr. Coker was a partner in Tryon Capital, a partnership which was engaged in the business of assisting and promoting start-up companies.
was a boutique merchant banking firm located in the Research Triangle Park in North Carolina.
It was designed to reenergize and stimulate struggling early-state and middle market companies by combining analyses, strategy, people and money.
is no longer in business.
Accordingly, there is no affiliation between Tryon Capital
and Tryon Capital Ventures LLC.
Mr. Coker currently sits on the Board of Directors of The North Carolina State University Investment Fund (as Chairman of the Board).
From January 2003 until September 2008 he sat on the Board of Directors of eTrials Worldwide, Inc.
From February 2004 to November 2004, Mr. Coker was chairman of the board of directors of Beijing Med-Pharm Corporation.
Prior to his work at Tryon Capital Ventures, he was a managing director of Tryon Capital Holdings, LLC, which is also an investment banking firm from June 2001 through December 2003.
As Senior Managing Director for Capital Investment Partners, LLC, from June 1996 through May 2001, Mr. Coker worked with small companies primarily in North Carolina that needed financing.
would perform due diligence on them, help structure the new financing and search for interested investors.
Mr. Coker has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from North Carolina State University (1966) and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from North Carolina (1968).
Our Board has 2 members as follows: Mr. Peter A. Reichard and Mr. Peter L. Coker
Our two directors, Mr. Reichard and Mr. Coker
, also serve as our executive officers. Our board members have complementary skills, enabling us to operate in a cost and time effective manner. We believe that our present management structure is appropriate for a company of our size and state of development.