Born 1966 - native and current resident of Omaha, Nebraska. Graduated magna cum laude from Briar Cliff College (Sioux City, IA) in 1988 with a degree in Accounting. CPA exam passed November 1988 – received Elijah Watt Sells award for highest CPA exam score in Iowa & third highest nationally. Career in public accounting spanned 9+ years – Senior Manager at Omaha firm of Seim, Johnson, Sestak & Quist, CPAs specializing in tax and consulting. Joined Carlson Systems in 1997 as Controller – subsequently promoted to Vice President of Finance and currently the Chief Financial Officer of Carlson Holdings, Inc. – parent to Carlson Systems, LLC and Mid-Atlantic Fasteners, LLC. Responsibilities include accounting, finance, tax, human resources, risk management, administrative services and information technology. Member of National Association of Wholesalers, AICPA, Nebraska Society of CPAs and serves on the Board of the Nebraska Chapter of Financial Executives International. Married to wife Cindy for 13 years – two daughters Taylor (10) & Michaela (7). Avid golfer, traveler and Husker fan.