Robert (“Bob”) M. Worsley has served as our chairman since since June 1, 2013. Mr. Worsley is the Arizona Senator representing Mesa's legislative district 25 in the Arizona Senate. Mr. Worsley is also the founder and owner of NZ Legacy, LLC, an Arizona land and mineral company. Prior to founding NZ Legacy in March 2002, Mr. Worsley was the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of SkyMall, Inc., which he founded in 1989, until his retirement in 2003. During his tenure at SkyMall, Mr. Worsley was successful in leading the Company through a $16 million IPO in 1996 and a $70 million sale to Newscorp's Gemstar affiliate in 2001, and growing the business to become the largest in-flight catalog company in the United States with over $85 million in annual revenues. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Worsley was a principal of ExecuShare, Inc., an executive services firm that provided time-shared financial executives for small companies. From 1980 to 1985, Mr. Worsley was an accountant with PriceWaterhouse, a public accounting firm, where he most recently held the position of Audit Manager. Mr. Worsley has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. Mr. Worsley was a Certified Public Accountant for over twenty years.
Jeff Whiteman is the President and CEO of Empire Southwest, which is the Caterpillar dealer for Arizona, southeastern California and a northern Mexico. Empire consistently ranks among Arizona’s top private companies and one of Caterpillar’s premier dealers, employing approximately 1700 people. Jeff is involved in a number of community and charitable organizations including the Banner Health Foundation Board of Directors. Jeff is an Arizona native and graduated from Arizona State University.
Karl Huish has extensive experience in risk management and insurance company management. Karl has founded several companies in the fields of insurance and finance. He graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member fo the University of Chicago Law Review and a recipient of the John M. Olin Student fellowship in Law & Economics. He graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in Economics. He is a former attorney, practicing at law firms in Phoenix and Mesa, and has held professional designations in securities (Series 7), as a Certified Financial Planner, and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary. Karl and his wife have four daughters.
Michael Norberg is currently a principal of Strategic Capital Management. Prior to joining SCM, Mr. Norberg was the principal and founder of Arete Capital, LLC a private real estate equity company. He also was the COO for Cornerstone Homes, helping to grow the Arizona homebuilder to close 250 homes per year. Before joining as a partner of Cornerstone Homes, Mr. Norberg also served in Sales Management and Sales positions with several hi-tech companies, including Niku Corporation, Baan, Netscape and Novell/WordPerfect. Mr. Norberg began his career at Ford Motor Land Development in Dearborn, Michigan as a Financial and Business Planning Analyst. Mr. Norberg is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance.
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