101 Wrangler Drive, Ste 201
Coppell, TX 75019
Board of Directors
Code of Conduct
Chair of the Board of Directors
ICEO Practice Lead, Lee Hecht Harrison
Ms. Sally Washlow currently leads the Midwest practice for the International Center for Executive Options, a boutique provider of executive transition consulting services. She is also the Managing Director of SW Consulting Solutions LLC, a strategic and executive management consulting firm. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Washlow was the Chief Executive Officer of Cedar Electronics Corporation, a supplier of radar detectors, GPS systems, dash cameras and other electronic products, and led the integration of the Cobra and Escort electronics businesses. Prior to that, Ms. Washlow worked for 13 years at Cobra Electronics Corporation in various capacities, including as President from 2013 until 2015. Ms. Washlow received a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from DePaul University and a BA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University. She is also a former member of the Executive Board of the Consumer Technology Association.
Director Since: 2019
Alan B. Howe
Managing Partner, Broadband Initiatives, LLC
Mr. Alan B. Howe has served as a co-founder and the Managing Partner of Broadband Initiatives LLC, a boutique corporate advisory and strategic consulting firm, since 2001. Previously, he held various executive management positions at Covad Communications, Inc., Teletrac, Inc., Sprint PCS and Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mr. Howe is an experienced public company director. He currently serves as a director of WidePoint Corporation (NYSE AMERICAN: WYY) and Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN), the Chairman of the Board of Data I/O Corporation (NASDAQ: DAIO) and the Vice Chairman of Determine, Inc. (OTCMARKETS: DTRM). Mr. Howe received a Masters of Business Administration from the Kelley Business School at Indiana University and a Bachelors of Science – Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Illinois.
President and CEO – Costar Technologies Inc.
Mr. Scott Switzer was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors of Costar Technologies, Inc. on June 2, 2022. Mr. Switzer served as the Company’s Interim President and CEO since April 2020. He held the position of Chief Operating Officer beginning in 2018, while retaining his earlier responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the company, to which he was first named in 2011. Beginning his career with the company in 2001, Mr. Switzer became Controller in 2008 after previously holding the same assignment for Costar Video Systems, LLC. Prior to joining the company, he served as a consultant with Accenture. Mr. Switzer holds a BBA from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. We believe Mr. Switzer is qualified to serve on our Board due to his experience as an executive of our company and his knowledge of our business and industry.
Director Since: 2022
Christopher J. Pappano
Managing Director of Barington Capital Group, L.P.,
Mr. Christopher J. Pappano is a Managing Director of Barington Capital Group, L.P., an investment management firm, where he has been employed since 2016. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Pappano served as a Partner and Managing Director of Richmond Hill Investment Co., L.P., an investment management firm. From 2002 to 2008, he worked as a Senior Analyst at Barington Capital Group, L.P. Mr. Pappano served on the board of a special purpose acquisition company, M III Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: MIII), in 2017 and 2018 where he was a member of the audit committee, until it merged with Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc. (NASDAQ: IEA). Prior to joining Baringtion Capital, Mr. Pappano held positions at Greenhill & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co. and Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Pappano holds an A.B. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross. We believe Mr. Pappano is qualified to serve on our Board due to his financial, investment and mergers and acquisitions experience.
Guy E.J. Phillips
Managing Member of NuOrion Capital, LLC
Mr. Guy E.J. Phillips is a Managing Member of NuOrion Capital, LLC, a broker-dealer and NuOrion Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor. Previously, Mr. Phillips worked for UBS AG from 1998 to 2013 and held various positions, including as Global Head of the Consumer Products & Retail Group in its Investment Banking Division. He holds an M.B.A from Harvard University and a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College. Mr. Phillips serves on the boards of Lummus Corporation, a privately owned industrial company and Rip Van Wafels, a privately owned, high growth snacking business. We believe Mr. Phillips is qualified to serve on our Board due to his financial and investment experience.
Skyworks Aeronautics Board of Directors
Mr. Robert Tirva. joined the Skyworks Aeronautics Board of Directors in August 2021 and leads the company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Tirva has over 25 years of experience in finance and accounting, most recently serving as President, COO and CFO of Sonim Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONM). He also served as a Director, Audit Committee Chair and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Resonant, Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN), prior to its acquisition by Murata Manufacturing Company in March 2022. Mr. Tirva’s previous roles include CFO of Intermedia, Corporate Controller of Dropbox, Inc., Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Broadcom Corporation as well as senior accounting positions with IBM and Navistar Financial Corporation. He started his career with Ernst & Young. Mr. Tirva received an M.B.A. in Finance from the Yale School of Management and a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Illinois, but is not engaged in public practice. He is a prior board member of the Forum for Corporate Directors. We believe Mr. Tirva is qualified to serve on our Board due to his executive and financial experience.