Hale Hoak

Mr. Hoak has been an active investor in both private and publicly-traded companies for over 20 years.  Since 2004, Mr. Hoak has served as the President of Hoak & Co., a Dallas-based investment holding company, where he is responsible for the daily operations of the firm including all asset allocation and investment decisions.  From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Hoak was a founding partner of Inwood Capital Partners, L.P., a long/short equity hedge fund. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Hoak was Vice President of Hoak Capital Corporation, where he was active in sourcing, evaluating, and managing private equity investments.  Mr. Hoak currently serves on the board of Nova Compression, LLC, a provider of natural gas compression equipment and services; Ruan, Inc., the parent company for Ruan Transportation Management Systems, a leading trucking and logistics company, and BTC Financial Corporation, the largest independent bank in Iowa; Hail Merry, Inc., a Dallas-based healthy snack company; Work Shield, LLC, a business services company managing all aspects of workplace incident reporting; and Southwestern Medical Foundation Board of Trustees.  Mr. Hoak formerly served on the boards of Ambassadors International, Inc., Broadcast Electronics, Inc., Baylor Healthcare Foundation and Hail Merry, Inc.  Mr. Hoak received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Miami University of Ohio in 1996.

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