Mr. Baker joined the board of managers of LTN Acquisition, LLC (the former parent of the predecessor to BG Staffing, Inc.) in 2008 while serving as the Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of Impact Confections, Inc., a confections manufacturing company in Colorado, a position Mr. Baker held from 2002 through 2009 and was appointed to our Board in November 2013. He began serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of BG Staffing in 2009. From 1985 to 2002, Mr. Baker served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Piping Design Services, Inc. d/b/a PDS Technical Services, a national, privately held staffing company headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, with operations in 43 states. Prior to this position, he worked at Core Laboratories, Inc. as the Corporate Controller from 1980 to 1985 and as Data Processing Manager from 1976 to 1980. Mr. Baker held several computer programmer positions prior to joining Core Laboratories, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Information Systems from West Texas State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
Mr. Hailey served on the board of managers of LTN Acquisition, LLC (the former parent of the predecessor to BG Staffing, Inc.) since its inception and was appointed to our Board in November 2013. Mr. Hailey is the managing director of Taglich Private Equity LLC. Mr. Hailey joined Taglich Brothers, Inc. in 1994 as Head of Investment Banking and is an employee, not a partner, director, shareholder or executive officer. Taglich Brothers, Inc. is not an affiliate of Taglich Private Equity LLC. He co-led the private equity initiative in 2001 and currently participates in evaluating and executing new investments. Prior to joining Taglich Brothers, Mr. Hailey spent five years with Weatherly Financial Group, assisting in sponsoring leveraged buyouts and five years in structured finance lending at Heller Financial and the Bank of New York. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas.
Mr. Baum served on the board of managers of LTN Acquisition, LLC (the former parent of the predecessor to BG Staffing, Inc.) since its inception and was appointed to serve on our Board in November 2013. Since March 2013, Mr. Baum has been Chairman of the Board of Unique Fabricating, Inc. (NYSE MKT: UFAB), which is an automotive die-cut fabricator of non-metallic materials. Mr. Baum joined Taglich Private Equity LLC in 2005 and currently is an active director with a number of private companies where Taglich Private Equity LLC has an investment. Prior to joining Taglich Private Equity LLC, Mr. Baum led a group that purchased a private equity portfolio from Transamerica Business Credit. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Baum was a Managing Director in the small business merger and acquisition practices of Wachovia Securities and its predecessor, First Union Securities. From 1988 through 1998, Mr. Baum was a Principal with the Mid-Atlantic Companies, Ltd., a financial services firm acquired by First Union in 1998. Mr. Baum received a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Since 2016, Mr. Allen has served as Chief Financial Officer of Smart Start, LLC, a provider of automotive technology products. Prior to Smart Start, from 2015 to 2016, Mr. Allen has served as Chief Financial Officer of Graebel Vanlines Holdings, LLC, a provider of commercial and residential logistics, moving and storage services. Prior to Graebel, from 2009 to 2015, Mr. Allen served as an officer of Snelling Services, LLC, a workforce solutions, contract and temporary staffing services provider. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Allen served as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2009 to 2010 he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Snelling, Mr. Allen served for three years as Chief Operating Officer and six years as Chief Financial Officer for Telvista Inc., a business process outsourcer providing customer relationship management solutions. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College in 1993 and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University with honors in 1986.
Since 2010, Mr. Seid has served on the board of directors of BioVentrix, a medical device company. Starting in 2013, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of RST Automation, a hospital instrumentation automation developer which was established 2004. For the past sixteen years he has been President of Strategic Data Marketing, a research and data collection company. He has also founded, bought and/or sold over twenty companies in Asia, Europe, North, and South America. Mr. Seid graduated from Queen’s College, a division of the City University of New York, in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Mr. Seid has held numerous other board of directors and consulting positions.