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Brent D. Rosenthal has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since April 2018, and as a Director since January 2016. Mr. Rosenthal is the Founder of Mountain Hawk Capital Partners, LLC, an investment fund focused on small and micro-cap equities in the technology media telecom (TMT) and food industries. Mr. Rosenthal also serves as Lead Independent Director of RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ:RIBT).
Previously, Mr. Rosenthal was a partner in affiliates of W.R. Huff Asset Management, where he worked from 2002 through 2016. Mr. Rosenthal played a key role in the firm’s TMT and food investment activities. Mr. Rosenthal also served on the board of directors of Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) from 2008 through 2016, including as non-executive chairman of the board from 2011 through 2016. From 2006 through 2012, he served as an adviser to and observer of the board of directors of Virgin Media (NASDAQ: VMED) and as a consultant to the company, providing turnaround and crisis-management services, as well as operational and financial analysis and recommendations. From 2007 through 2010, he served as an adviser to the executive management of Time Warner Cable (NASDAQ: TWC).
In 2016, Mr. Rosenthal was named a Multichannel News “Money All-Star,” a top 10 media executive in private equity, investment banking and advisory. In 2009, he was included in Multichannel News' annual "40 Under 40" list for influencing the future of cable and telecommunications.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Rosenthal was director of mergers and acquisitions for RSL Communications Ltd. and served emerging media companies for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Rosenthal is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Rosenthal earned his B.S. from Lehigh University and MBA from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.