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Rekor Systems, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed (REKR) Delaware company, is the parent of Maryland-based Rekor Recognition Systems, Inc. Our smarter, faster, cost-competitive solutions are disrupting major industries in over 60 countries across the globe, including security and surveillance, public safety, electronic toll collection, brand loyalty, parking operations, banking and insurance, logistics, and traffic management. We use the power of artificial intelligence to analyze video streams and transform them into actionable information for our clients. Our machine learning software can turn most IP cameras into highly accurate and affordable vehicle recognition devices. Rekor’s solutions help to protect lives, increase brand loyalty, and manage complex supply chain logistics. Our systems can dramatically reduce the cost of collecting tolls on major highways or manage congestion in the bumper-to-bumper traffic of large cities, without the need to install expensive new infrastructure. We make what was once considered impossible, possible.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
James K. McCarthy, Chairman of the Board of Directors
James McCarthy has served the Chairman of our Board of Directors since March 2016 and as Strategic Advisor to Rekor since April 2018. Mr. McCarthy served as our Chief Strategy Officer from March 2016 to March 2017, and from April 2017 to March 2018, was the host of The Bridge, a weekly 30-minute broadcast television program produced by us devoted exclusively to bridging the gap between the government and the private sector. Mr. McCarthy founded AOC Key Solutions in 1983 and served as its Technical Director until our acquisition of AOC Key Solutions in March 2016. At AOC Key Solutions, Mr. McCarthy’s career spans over 30 years of marketing strategy creation, proposal development, and oral presentation coaching to contractors seeking to expand their market shares or to enter the government contracts market sector. Mr. McCarthy has worked at AOC Key Solutions since 1983. Mr. McCarthy has served in an advisory role with the George Washington University, Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Technology Accelerator and has been a frequent speaker with the George Mason University Procurement and Technical Assistance Center. Mr. McCarthy has also served on the board of Coalition for Government Procurement and on the Veterans Institute for Procurement GovCon Council. Mr. McCarthy holds a BA in Political Science and Government and an MA in Public Policy and Government from Ohio University. We believe Mr. McCarthy is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive executive leadership and management experience and his deep knowledge of government contracting.
Robert A. Berman, President & Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors
Robert Berman has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since March 2016. Since January 2000, Mr. Berman has served as the General Partner of Avon Road Partners, L.P., a limited partnership invested in real estate, broadcast media and the gaming industries. From 2006 through March 2015, Mr. Berman held the office of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Cinium Financial Services Corporation, a specialty finance company, and prior to which Mr. Berman was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Empire Resorts, Inc (NASDAQ:NYNY) a company he co-founded. Mr. Berman has served as an officer and director for both public and private companies in the hospitality, gaming, telecommunications and finance sectors. He has substantial capital markets experience having raised over $1 billion of both public and private debt and equity.
Paul A. de Bary, Member of the Board of Directors (Independent), Lead Director, Audit Committee Chair and Governance Committee
Paul de Bary has served on our Board of Directors since January 2017 and as Lead Director since November 2017. Mr. de Bary has been a member of the board of managers of TDI, LLC, an agent for a manufacturer of digital X-ray systems for medical, veterinary and industrial applications since 2001. He has also served as chairman of the Board of Ethics of the Town of Greenwich, Connecticut since 2008. From 1996 to 2015, he was a managing director at Marquette de Bary Co., Inc., a New York based broker-dealer, where he served as a financial advisor for state and local government agencies, public and private corporations and non-profit organizations, as well as general counsel. He previously served as a director of Empire Resorts, Inc. (Nasdaq: NYNY) from 1996 to 2010, where he served as chairman of its audit committee as well as, at various times throughout his tenure as a director, a member of the governance and compensation committees and various special committees. Mr. de Bary is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Mr. de Bary holds a JD, an MBA and an AB from Columbia University. We believe Mr. de Bary is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his legal and investment experience and his experience as a member of several boards of directors, including those of public companies.
Glenn Goord, Member of the Board of Directors (Independent), Compensation Committee Chair and Audit Committeee
Glenn Goord has served on our Board of Directors since March 2016. From 1996 until his retirement in 2006, Mr. Goord served as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Correctional Services (“NYSDCS”), where he oversaw the state prison system. Mr. Goord received the Carl Robison Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association, in 1997. In 1998 he received the Charles Evans Hughes Award for public service from the Albany based Capital Area Chapter for the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). In 2002, ASPA awarded Mr. Goord its highest honor, the Governor Alfred E. Smith Award, for his direction of the NYSDCA’s efforts to aid New York City following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Mr. Goord holds a BA in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. We believe Mr. Goord is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience with government operations and procurement.
Christine Harada, Member of the Board of Directors (Independent), Governance Committee Chair, Audit Committee and Compensation Committee
Christine Harada has served on our Board of Directors since August 2017. Ms. Harada has over 20 years of experience leading government and management consulting organizations. From November 2015 to January 2017, she served as the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer. Prior to that role, Ms. Harada was the Acting Chief of Staff of the U.S. General Services Administration (“GSA”) from March 2015 through November 2015. While at the GSA, Ms. Harada also served as Associate Administrator, Government-wide Policy and Chief Acquisition Officer for the GSA from June 2014 through February 2015. Ms. Harada’s private sector experience includes serving as Global Manager, Transformation/Large Scale Change Practice at the Boston Consulting Group from May 2013 through June 2014, and her tenure as a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton from January 2004 through April 2013. Ms. Harada holds an MA, in International Studies from the Lauder Institute and an MBA, Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds an MS in Aeronautics/Astronautics from Stanford University and a BS Aeronautics/Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We believe Ms. Harada is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to her knowledge of the operations of the federal government and of corporate best practices.
David Hanlon, Member of the Board of Directors (Independent), Governance Committee and Compensation Committee
David Hanlon has served on our Board of Directors since November 2018. Mr. Hanlon is a founding principal of Executive Hospitality Partners, a strategic and asset management firm. Since 2008, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hanlon Investments which provides project development consulting services to casinos, hotels and resorts. Mr. Hanlon has served as a member of Cornell University’s Industry Advisory Board, as well as on the Board of Directors of the Cornell Football Association, and was elected to be a lifetime member of the Cornell University Administrative Advisory Board. He was also an advisor to the Wharton Entrepreneurial Program. Mr. Hanlon holds a BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell, an MBA in Finance and an MS in Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. We believe Mr. Hanlon is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his leadership and executive management experience and experience serving on public company boards of directors.
Richard Nathan, PhD, Member of the Board of Directors
Richard Nathan, PhD, has served on our Board of Directors since March 2016. From April 2016 until his retirement in February 2018, Dr. Nathan served as our Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Dr. Nathan was the Chief Executive Officer of AOC Key Solutions, where he worked for over 17 years. Dr. Nathan has over 45 years of corporate management, program management and business and proposal development experience and experience managing service and technical contracts for federal departments and agencies and state governments. Dr. Nathan holds a BS in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. We believe Dr. Nathan is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his technical background, executive leadership experience and understanding of government contracting and the aviation and aerospace industries.
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