Wayne E. Harding III, Chairman, CEO & CFO
Wayne E. Harding III serves as our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Harding has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from September 2009 to present. In June 2016 the Board appointed Mr. Harding as the Company’s CEO. He also served as our controller from July 2008 to September 2009. From 2004 to 2007 he served as vice president business development of Rivet Software, Inc., a financial reporting software company; from 2002 to 2004, principal of Wayne Harding and Company PC, a financial consulting firm; and from 2000 to 2002, director-business development of CPA2Biz, Inc., a multi-channel marketing subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Harding has served as a director and chair of the audit committee of Aerogrow International, Inc., a publicly traded provider of advanced indoor garden systems, since December 2011, and he previously served as a director and chair of the governance, compensation and nominating committee and the audit committee of Aerogrow from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Harding is a licensed CPA in Colorado and holds the Charter Global Management Accountant designation. He received his BS and MBA degrees from the University of Denver. He is a past president of the Colorado Society of CPAs. Mr. Harding is 62 years old.
Bill Gregorak, VP of Finance and Accounting, Secretary
Bill Gregorak brings a strong background in public company financial reporting, internal controls as well as mergers and acquisitions, to Two Rivers. Prior to joining Two Rivers, Mr. Gregorak served as CFO at Ascent Solar Technologies, a NASDAQ listed manufacturer and marketer of flexible, thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules for off-grid and specialty applications, from 2013-2015. Before Ascent Solar, Mr. Gregorak was CFO of Thule Organization Solutions, a consumer products manufacturer of personal electronics cases sold under both the Case Logic® and Thule brands®, from 2008-2013; overseeing organizations in the United States, Europe and Hong Kong. Before Thule, Mr. Gregorak was the Vice President and corporate controller for Advanced Energy and Xilinx Corporations, both of which currently trade on the NASDAQ. Advanced Energy is a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment with operations in both the United States and China, while Xilinx is a manufacturer of semiconductors with operations spanning the United States, Ireland and Singapore. Prior to 2000, Mr. Gregorak spent 17 years with Hewlett-Packard in various financial and operational capacities. Mr. Gregorak holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Washington. Mr. Gregorak is 61 years old.
Michael W. Harnish, Director, Chairman of Audit Committee
Mike Harnish has served as one of our directors on an interim basis since July 2016. Officially retired, Mr. Harnish continues to serve as technology consultant to the Examination Review Board responsible for the administration and content of the CPA exam since 1999. He is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of Alliance Sports Group where he is chairman of the compensation committee as well as a member of the audit and special committees. Mr. Harnish previously served on the Board of Directors of DeltaHawk Engines where he was chairman of the audit committee. Prior to retirement, Mr. Harnish held the offices of COO/CIO of EthicsPoint, Inc., Fios, Inc., CPA2BIZ, and the law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC. He has also served as President and CEO of Technology Consulting Partners LLC and was a former Associate, Technology Consulting Solutions at Plante & Moran. Mr. Harnish is a former Partner of Crowe, Chizek and Company CPAs (now Crowe Horwath LLP). Additionally, Mr. Harnish previously held the office of Director of Consulting Services, Lotus Development Corp. and has been a member of Various AICPA Committees including the Computerization Implementation Committee (CIC) and the first Chairman of the Information Technology Executive Committee and Membership Division. Mr. Harnish is a former member of the Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors and recipient of the AICPA Innovative User of Technology and the AICPA Sustained Contribution Awards. Mr. Harnish received his B.S. in Industrial Management with a Computer Science Technical Option from Purdue University and has received the certifications of: Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP); Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF); Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE); and the Certificate in Data Processing (CDP). Mr. Harnish is 65 years old.
Samuel Morris, Director, Chairman of Compensation Committee
Mr. Morris is the principal of Morris Law Associates which he formed in 2006 after serving as general counsel to several companies. Through Morris Law, he has provided counsel on a variety of legal matters, such as acquisitions, management buyouts, restructurings and personnel matters. From 2006 until 2010, he also was General Counsel for Gichner Shelter Systems, Inc. Prior to Morris Law Associates, Mr. Morris was General Counsel of Wire One Communications, Inc. (formerly V-SPAN), a full-service video conferencing company, as well as to a number of smaller companies, handling customer and vendor contracts, employment matters, acquisitions and litigation from 2002 to 2005. In 2000-2001, he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Digital Access, LLC, a telecommunications broadband start-up. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Morris was Vice President/General Counsel/Secretary for Lenfest Communications, Inc., a public diversified cable television and entertainment company. From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Morris was a Senior Partner of Hoyle, Morris & Kerr, a law firm that he co-founded. Prior to that Mr. Morris was in private practice, primarily as a partner in the law firm of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish and Kaufman. Mr. Morris received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Harvard College and his J.D. degree from the National Law Center of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He is 73 years old.
James Cochran, Director
James D. Cochran is founder and Managing Principal of Aspen Capital Partners, LLC, a privately held real estate investment, development, and asset management organization that focuses on all major real estate asset classes across the investment risk spectrum. Mr. Cochran has over 32 years of leadership, investments, operations, and capital markets experience with real estate firms in both the public and private sectors. He has had hands on operations, leasing, acquisitions, and development roles with local, national, and international responsibilities and has also been instrumental in successfully completing two IPO’s and raising private equity from national and foreign investors. He has served as President and Chief Investment Officer for DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE: DCT), Board Member and member of the Executive Committee of Macquarie ProLogis Trust, an Australian Listed Property Trust (ASX:MPR), and Senior Vice President and member of the Investment Committee for ProLogis Trust (NYSE:PLD). Before joining ProLogis, Mr. Cochran worked at TCW Realty Advisors and Economics Research Associates. He is the former Chairman of the Board of the Denver Street School, a non-profit high school in Denver. Mr. Cochran has a B.A. degree from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. Mr. Cochran is 55 years old.
T. Keith Wiggins, Director
T. Keith Wiggins is one of the early investors in Two Rivers. He resides in southern Colorado and operates a large cattle ranch. In 1995, Mr. Wiggins retired from Union Texas Petroleum Holdings, a Fortune 500 company, as vice president of human resources and environmental services. Prior to his tenure at Union Texas, Mr. Wiggins was employed by Allied Chemical Corporation and held positions with increasing management responsibility in manufacturing, engineering, human resources and labor relations. Mr. Wiggins has board experience with Lake Forrest Utility district and various community entities. On February 2, 2006, Colorado governor, Bill Owens, appointed Mr. Wiggins to the 3rd Judicial Nominating Commission of the State of Colorado Supreme Court. Mr. Wiggins received his B.S. degree from Auburn University and his Master of Agriculture from Colorado State University, Fort Collins. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and the National Guard. He is 75 years old.
Christopher Bragg, Director
Mr. Bragg has nearly fifteen years of experience in the financial industry. After spending the first two years of his career in the private banking business, Mr. Bragg joined Western Asset Management as a Portfolio Controller. He quickly transitioned over to the mutual fund operations group, where he supported the rollout and growth of the newly formed Legg Mason and Western Asset managed mutual funds; the company had over $400 billion in assets under management at the time. In 2007, Mr. Bragg transitioned over to the public equities side of the business and joined Camden Asset Management as a Controller and Trade Support Specialist. He worked directly with the trading desk in the development and support of their Convertible Arbitrage strategic side of the business. During his 5+ years with the company, Mr. Bragg played a crucial role in a restructure of the operational/back office division, the buildout of a proprietary in-house trading system, and assisted in the maintenance of the ever changing compliance requirements for the $2 billion under management. He then spent just over a year with Empire Capital Management; a technology focused hedge fund with $800 million under management across several funds. In his time as a trading specialist and west coast operations manager, he assisted in the growth of the newly built west coast office and implemented a multi-faceted trading platform that allowed traders on both coasts to input, execute and allocate orders across the several fund accounts. In mid-2014, Mr. Bragg left Empire Capital Management to join the McGrain Financial group as a partner in the overseeing of over $70 million in assets under management. He assists in the management of the day to day activities of the investment portfolio, and is active in the local Pasadena community as well. Mr. Bragg is 33 years old.