|Anton J. Christianson|
Anton J. Christianson has served as our director since July 2003, and also served as a director of our predecessor company from its inception in 1992 to July 2003. Since October 1980, Mr. Christianson has served as the chairman and managing partner of Cherry Tree Companies, a firm involved in investment management and investment banking. Affiliates of Cherry Tree Companies act as the general partner of Adam Smith Fund, LLC and Adam Smith Growth Partners, L.P. Mr. Christianson also serves as a director of Peoples Educational Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEDH), an educational materials publisher; AmeriPride Services, Inc., a provider of customized apparel for companies; Titan Machinery, Inc. (NASDAQ: TITN), a provider of new and used farm and construction equipment; Arctic Cat, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACAT), a manufacturer of snowmobiles and related equipment; and Znomics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNOM), a public shell company. Mr. Christianson served as a director of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) from 1993 to 2006 and Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO) from 1999 to 2009. Because Mr. Christianson has served us for more than eighteen years, he brings an extensive knowledge about our business and industry and its evolution. In addition to his perspective on our business, Mr. Christianson offers vast business experience growing and managing companies, and he offers valuable insights regarding investor relations, business and capital strategy, and corporate governance.