Nelson 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, Limited since its inception in January 1997. 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. He received a B.A. from New York University and a M.A. and A.B.D. from Brandeis University in Politics. Before coming to Wall Street, Mr. Obus worked as an educator and land manager in the environmental field. He is married and has a daughter and a son. Mr. Obus serves on the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee, and the Compensation Committe of Layne Christensen Co., the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Board of Directors of the Stonybrook - Millstone Watershed Association, as well as the Board of Directors of the Princeton Historical Society. Mr. Obus also serves on the Board and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Gilman and Ciocia, Inc., a financial organization.
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.