Stephen C. Cook
STEPHEN C. COOK has served as one of our Directors since July 2008 and in May 2010 was appointed by the Board as Lead Director of the Company. Since 1990 he has served as President and principal stockholder of Fieldstone Partners, a Houston, Texas-based investment banking firm focused primarily on corporate merger and acquisition advisory services. He has over 45 years of experience in the investment banking business, including 10 years with Rotan Mosle, Inc., a Texas-based regional investment firm and underwriter where he served as co-head of the corporate finance department and as a director of the firm. Mr. Cook received an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Cook also serves on the board of Alzeca Biosciences, Inc., Solid Surface Care, Inc. and BTU Research LLC, all privately held companies.