Scott A. Billeadeau
Mr. Billeadeau has served on the Board since 2001. He is a business consultant and former Managing Director for small-cap and mid-cap growth strategies at Fifth Third Asset Management ("Fifth Third"). Prior to working at Fifth Third between March 2003 and October 2012, he was a Principal, Founder, and Senior Portfolio Manager with Paladin Investment Associates, LLC ("Paladin"). Prior to co-founding Paladin, Mr. Billeadeau spent eight years managing over $2 billion in small-cap and mid-cap assets for Bank of America and Nations Bank. Mr. Billeadeau began his career in 1985 with American Express Financial Advisers, previously IDS Financial Services, Inc., where he was a quantitative analyst. Mr. Billeadeau received a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University and has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Billeadeau provides to the Board of Directors expertise in corporate finance, accounting and strategy, including experience gained as the Managing Director of Fifth Third, a public company and Paladin. Through this experience, he has developed expertise in several valued areas including strategic development, business development and finance. Mr. Billeadeau also brings a background in organizational leadership and management, and experience serving as a director for two privately-held companies. His experience in the financial industry has provided him experience as an outside board member and audit committee member.