Michael P. Ward

Michael P. Ward has served as a director of our company since February 2016. Mr. Ward currently serves as the Managing Director of Research at Seaport Global Securities, where he has been employed since 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Ward served as a Managing Director at Sterne Agee CRT between 2011 and 2016 and as the President of Ward Transportation Research, a small independent research boutique which specialized in the automotive and airline sectors, from 2005 to 2011. Prior to that time, Mr. Ward worked for major Wall Street brokerage firms for 10 years, including Kidder, Peabody & Co., PaineWebber and Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Ward was nominated to our board of directors because of his proven business acumen and his extensive experience as a sell-side analyst following the auto and auto parts sectors.