Mr. Obus has co-managed with Mr. Landes Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value L.P. since its inception in November 1992, Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value L.P. I since its inception in July 1997 and the Wynnefield Small Cap Value Offshore Fund since its inception in January 1997. His principal responsibilities are as Chief Investment Officer. From February 1990 until September 1992 he was Research Director of Schafer Capital Management, Inc. and Schafer Cullen Management, Inc. Prior thereto, Mr. Obus worked at Lazard Freres & Co., for eight years as an Analyst, Account Executive and Research Director in its institutional sales department. Before coming to Wall Street, Mr. Obus worked as an educator and land manager in the environmental field. He taught natural history for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and was Director of Interpretive Services for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management, beginning in 1977. He received a B.A. from New York University and a M.A. and A.B.D. from Brandeis University in Politics. Mr. Obus currently serves on the Board of Directors for Layne Christensen Co. and MK Acquisition LLC, and the Board of Advisors of the Bank of Princeton. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Breeze-Eastern Corporation and Underground Solutions, Inc. Obus serves on the Board of Directors of the Princeton Historical Society, Zionist Organization of America, Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Advisory Board of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association.
Joshua Landes has co-managed with Mr. Obus, Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value L.P. since its inception in November 1992, Wynnefield Partners Small Cap Value L.P. I since its inception in July 1997 and the Wynnefield Small Cap Value Offshore Fund, Limited since its inception in January 1997. Prior thereto, he was employed at Lazard Freres & Co. from 1984 to 1991. During this period, he served as a trading assistant, analyst and institutional equity salesman in the capital markets group and was an associate at Lazard Realty. Mr. Landes received a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. He is married and has one daughter and two sons. Mr. Landes is a member of the Board of Directors of S.A.R. Academy in Riverdale, New York, and Ken's Kids in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is active in numerous other charitable causes in the United States and abroad.