Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of CUI Global Inc
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William J. Clough
William J. Clough, Esq., President/Chief Executive Officer, and General Counsel of CUI Global, Inc. Mr. Clough is also a Director and Chairman of the Company’s board of directors, as well as Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, CUI, Inc. and Orbital Gas Systems, Ltd. age 64 (Seat 1) Mr. Clough has served on the board of directors since 2006. Mr. Clough was reelected at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to serve a oneyear term. During his tenure, he has led several strategic initiatives, including the Company’s acquisition of Orbital Gas Systems Limited and the Company’s natural gas technology line, as well as recently opening Orbital Gas Systems, North America, Inc. Mr. Clough steered the Company through its 2012 and 2013 equity raises and its listing onto the Nasdaq Capital Market. Before joining the Company, Clough, an attorney and former law enforcement officer, operated his own law firm for 14 years, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu. In that capacity, he has successfully represented leading movie studios and media conglomerates. Mr. Clough received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Hastings College of the Law in 1990. He obtained one of the largest ever non-wrongful death jury verdicts in Los Angeles County Superior Court in 2000 and successfully represented parties in multi-million dollar cases throughout the United States. Mr. Clough is certified to practice law in state and federal courts in California, Illinois, Hawaii, and before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Clough worked as a police officer for 16 years at the local, state, and federal level including as a Federal Air Marshal flying in Southern Europe and the Middle East.
C. Stephen Cochennet
A member of the board of directors of CUI Global since December 2017, Mr. Cochennet is a veteran of the oil and gas industry in North America and a seasoned public and private company senior executive with a broad range of strategic and operational experience. He currently serves as the CEO and President of Kansas Resource Development Company, a private oil and gas exploration company.
From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Cochennet was CEO and president of Guardian 8 Corporation, the developer and manufacturer of an Enhanced Non-Lethal defense device designed for professional security officers. From 2005 to 2010, he was chairman, president and Chief Executive Officer of EnerJex Resources, Inc., a publicly-traded oil and gas company. Prior to EnerJex Resources, Mr. Cochennet was President of CSC Group, LLC., where he supported a number of Fortune 500 corporations, international companies, and natural gas/electric utilities, as well as various start up organizations. From 1985 to 2002, he held several executive positions with UtiliCorp United Inc. (Aquila) in Kansas City, Missouri, where his responsibilities included finance, administration, operations, human resources, corporate development, natural gas/energy marketing, and managing several new startup operations. Prior to Aquila, Mr. Cochennet served six years with the Federal Reserve System managing problem and failed banking institutions primarily within the oil and gas markets.
Mr. Cochennet holds a B.A. in Finance and Economics from the University of Nebraska.
Corey A. Lambrecht
Corey Lambrecht is a 10+ year public company executive with broad experience in strategic acquisitions, new business development, pioneering consumer products, corporate licensing and interactive technology services. Mr. Lambrecht serves as Executive Vice President of Global Alerts, a leading Cause Media company. He most recently served as Director of Sales for Leveraged Marketing Associates, the worldwide leader in licensed brand extension strategies.
While Executive Vice President for Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation he was responsible for Smith & Wesson Licensing, Advanced Technologies and Interactive Marketing divisions. He was the former President of A For Effort, an interactive database marketing company specializing in online content (advergaming) for clients such as the National Hockey League.
Mr. Lambrecht's prior experience also includes Pre-IPO founder for Premium Cigars International and VP Sales/Marketing for ProductExpress.com. Mr. Lambrecht also has prior operational experience for a Scottsdale, Arizona residential and commercial development company.
Sean P. Rooney
Mr. Rooney is veteran of the financial markets and has served on the board of CUI Global since 2009. He brings over 20 years of financial management experience to the board of directors. Mr. Rooney currently is an Financial Advisor at the Pinnacle Financial Group which is part of LPL Financial, the largest independent broker dealer in the United States.
Prior to working with LPL, Mr. Rooney served as Senior Director of Investments at Oppenheimer & Co., a full service investment banking, securities and wealth management firm. He has also worked in similar capacity at Investec Ernst & Company, an international specialist bank headquartered in South Africa and the U.K.. Mr Rooney currently advises a clientele of high net worth investors, institutions and foundations. He is active member of various industry and charitable organizations.
Mr. Rooney graduated from C.W. Post University in 1993 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration and holds Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Law), and Series 24 (General Securities Principal) licenses.
Paul D. White
Paul White is a graduate of Humboldt State University and brings to the CUI Global board over 25 years of upper level business management skills. Mr. White currently serves as Vice President of the Healthcare Division for North America of a global security company. His responsibilities include direct P & L statements of $120 million, along with management, control, and supervision of approximately 3,000 employees working at 44 Medical Centers & Hospitals and over 600 Medical Office Buildings throughout the United States. He also serves as the company's subject matter expert for North America. He previously served in the Office of the General Counsel and Risk Services, as an Environmental Risk Consultant with Sutter Health Support Services – Corporate Services. His key responsibilities included: formulating best practice solutions to minimize/eliminate existing and potential employee health & safety and security exposures as well as consultations of state, federal, and professional standards for Risk Control/Environmental Health & Safety programs such as OSHA, TJC, DHS, EPA, NFPA, and DOT.
As a results-oriented business leader with achievement in developing, managing and expanding business portfolios, with expertise at senior management level in healthcare safety, security and risk management programs in complex matrix organizations, Mr. White has senior management experience in contract management, public relations, program strategy and design and has been consistently recognized for effective financial management, leadership, integrity, team-building, and program management skills
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