T. Clark Akers
Mr. Akers joined our Board of Directors upon the completion of our private placement in June 2014. He has been a Managing Director at Commerce Street Capital, a Dallas investment banking firm that serves financial institutions and middle market companies, since 2009. His responsibilities at Commerce Street include raising capital for Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) funds for experienced U.S. investment managers. Mr. Akers holds both Series 7 and Series 63 License Registrations with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. Mr. Akers serves on the Advisory Board of Pharos Capital Group, a private equity firm based in Nashville and Dallas. He also serves on the Board of Managers and is a founder and Vice President of Continuum 700 LLC, a wireless start-up that acquired ten 700 MHz A Block licenses in a recent FCC spectrum auction. In addition, Mr. Akers recently functioned as Vice Chairman and founder of Intechra, the largest electronic waste and asset disposal company at the time in the U.S. Prior to Intechra, Mr. Akers served as Senior Vice President of External Affairs for TeleCorp PCS, Inc., the ninth largest wireless phone company in the U.S. before its acquisition by AT&T Wireless in 2002. Mr. Akers received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Vanderbilt University in 1979.