|Warren S. Rustand|
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Warren S. Rustand has served as our director since May 2005, our lead director since January 2007. Since January 2004, Mr. Rustand has served as managing director of SC Capital Partners LLC, an investment banking group which includes: corporate advisory services, a private equity fund, capital sourcing, with a focus on the microcap market. Since January 2001, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Summit Capital Consulting, a firm which specializes in the development of small to midsize companies by sourcing, and structuring financial, and human capital resources for the organization. Mr. Rustand has served as a member of the board of directors for over 40 public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. The range of these organizations is from multibillion dollar public companies, to midsize, early stage, and startup companies. Mr. Rustand was chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rural Metro Corp., an emergency health care company. In addition, Mr. Rustand has had a long term interest in public policy, and in 1973, was selected as a White House Fellow. During his fellowship, he served in various positions such as special assistant to the Secretary of Commerce and special assistant to the Vice President. In addition, from 1974 to 1976, he served as the Appointments Secretary to the President. Mr. Rustand serves as a director of MedPro Safety Products, Inc., a medical device safety products company, where he chairs the audit committee and serves on other board committees. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Arizona in 1965 and 1972, respectively.