Wade I. Massad
Mr. Massad served as a consultant to the Company and an advisor to the Board from 2010 to December 2011, when he was elected Executive Vice President—Capital Markets of the Company. He held that role until July 2012, when he resumed his role as a consultant to the Company and as an advisor to the Board. Mr. Massad is the Co-Founder and Co-Managing Member of Cleveland Capital Management L.L.C., a registered investment advisor and General Partner of Cleveland Capital L.P., a private investment fund focused on micro-cap public and private equity securities established in October 1996.
Previously, Mr. Massad was an investment banker with Keybanc Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets, where he was the head of U.S. equity institutional sales from 1997 to 1998 and the head of U.S. Capital Markets business from 1999 to 2003. He also served on the firm’s executive committee.
Mr. Massad serves on the board of the Investors Exchange Group, Inc. (IEX). Mr. Massad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Baldwin-Wallace University in 1989 and currently serves on its Board of Trustees.