Board of Directors
Kyle C. Murphy, DBA
Dr. Murphy has been a director since December 2012. He has over 20 years experience as a successful growth and technology executive. Dr. Murphy currently is a Lecturer of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Graziadio School of Business Management at Pepperdine University. He also has experience working in investment banking, venture capital and private equity. Dr. Murphy is an active member on the board of directors for several early-stage companies as well as a trustee for Newbury College. He received his MBA from Pepperdine University and his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester.
Garry C. Heath
Mr. Heath has been a director since December 2012. Mr. Heath is originally from Canada and immigrated to California during the internet commerce boom in 1999. Mr. Heath was formerly Vice President, Secondary Markets at Best Buy (2008-2010) and co-founder and CTO/COO of Dealtree.com (2001-2010). At Dealtree, Mr. Heath developed expert system technologies for managing online sales channels of liquidation and clearance inventory and created several online trading marketplaces for used electronics. Mr. Heath is currently an Internet technology and business operations consultant and serves as President of Heath Investment Properties LLC, a real estate and business holding company. Mr. Heath currently serves on the Tustin Police Chief’s Advisory Board (CAB), The Tustin Police Foundation Board, and is an active member of Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary.
Thomas J. Dudley, Ph.D.
Dr. Dudley, is a shareholder and has been a director since July 2002. He is currently a Professor Emeritus of Decision Sciences at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, CA. and has been associated with Pepperdine since 1968. He was the founder and principal instructor for the Pepperdine Executive Management Program providing continuing education for key executive officers. Dr. Dudley is also the founder and a principal of Thomas J. Dudley & Associates, a firm providing management consulting services since 1968. Dr. Dudley has also served as a director for Space Labs Medical, Inc. (a NASDAQ company) engaged in the medical equipment and instrumentation business and has served on the Board of Directors of Electronic Sensor Technology, Inc. since December 2009. Additionally, he has been a volunteer for Learning Ally for 25 years recording textbooks for the learning disabled.
W. Brent Hicks
Mr. Hicks, CPA, has been a director since February 2012. Mr. Hicks is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Hicks has been a practicing certified public accountant for over twenty-five years in addition to partnering and managing both an underground construction company and real estate development business. Currently, Mr. Hicks is a founder and senior partner of Hicks & Williams, LLP a certified public accounting firm providing tax, audit and management consulting services to small and medium size clients across the nation.