Each of the members of School Street Capital Group has over twenty-five years of transaction or operating experience in a wide variety of industries, involving both private and public capital transactions.

Richard C. McGinity
Telephone: 734-665-9661
mcg@sscg.com


Founder of School Street Capital Group in 1986 and president since then, Mr. McGinity has over thirty years of transaction experience as a venture capitalist, director of publicly traded and privately owned companies, and trusted advisor to private and family-owned companies in a variety of industries. During that time he has dealt with growth planning, equity financings, merger/acquisition, valuation, management incentives, corporate governance and audit, and regulatory compliance. He is the former chairman of Canada Southern Petroleum Ltd, where he lead that company's successful defense of a hostile takeover, and is a board member of the Wyoming Business Council. A graduate of Princeton University and a former naval aviator, he holds MBA and DBA degrees from Harvard Business School and is a wilderness guide licensed by the Wyoming Board of Outfitters.

A. Peyton Bush, III
Telephone: 504-862-0346
apb@sscg.com

Mr. Bush joined School Street Capital Group in 2000, bringing 24 years' experience as a commercial banker, investment banker, and entrepreneur. Before joining School Street, he was CEO of a commercial bank which he and other investors acquired in 1988 when it faced foreclosure by the FDIC. During his tenure he grew assets from $200 million to $310 million, closed two private placements of equity and debt, reduced non-performing assets by $46 million, increased earnings from large losses to $2.00 per share, and negotiated the sale of the company which provided substantial returns for shareholders. In the 1970s and 80s he was a key member — ultimately president — of a management team that turned a troubled $2.2 billion bank into one of the strongest and most profitable on the Gulf Coast. Earlier he had been a corporate finance specialist for a regional securities firm after leading the turnaround of a family owned industrial supply company. Mr. Bush is a graduate of Princeton University, a former naval officer, and holds an MBA degree from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.

William T. Reed, Jr.
Telephone: 508-536-5156
wtr@sscg.com

Mr. Reed is an experienced business leader, entrepreneur, and investment banker who conceived, built and financed growth ventures before joining School Street Capital Group in 1998. At W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc., he led several projects directed at establishing new uses and markets for GORE-TEX® fabric. During the early 1980s he joined an industrial products distribution company as president and chief operating officer, subsequently acquiring the business himself. Earlier he was an investment banker with Drexel, Harriman, Ripley & Co. and then Girard Bank, working primarily with the owners of private companies on public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions, valuations, and financial advisory assignments. Mr. Reed is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA from Stanford University.

Michael K. Tooke

mkt@sscg.com

Mr. Tooke accumulated over 25 years of investment banking and financial analysis experience before joining School Street Capital Group in 1994. At School Street he has participated actively in most of the firm's engagements and remains a mentor and advisor to a number of the firm's clients. Prior to School Street, he spent five years as senior vice president in Schroder Wertheim's investment management group, focusing on smaller and middle market companies. Mr. Tooke started his investment banking career in 1969 at First Boston Corporation where he rose to managing director of equity research, sales and trading, and later to managing director of the Boston office. In 1986 he started his own investment research firm which was subsequently acquired by a subsidiary of John Hancock. Mr. Tooke is a graduate of Princeton University and attended New York University Graduate School of Business.