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Operating Advisors

M. Allen CFO at Tara (4.6x return for Fund I), its predecessor and successor, 30 years of experience as a senior financial and/or managerial leader at defense, aerospace and precision-components manufacturers.
G. Thomas Fmr CEO at ISW (7.4x return for Fund I) and President of Simpson Industries (public); 33 years of industrial experience, including 10 years of forging experience and 15+ years of experience turning around and leading industrial companies.
F. Litvak Fmr Chairman and CEO of Conor MedSystems, Inc. (pre-IPO), until he sold it to Johnson & Johnson in February 2007; Fmr Chairman of Savacor, Inc., a medical device company that he sold to St. Jude Medical, Inc. in late 2005 ; Fmr Co-Director of the Interventional Cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 14 years; Serves on multiple boards of medical device companies.
N. Metcalfe Fmr CFO and Director of both The Irvine Company and KB Home Corp; A Director of: Ryland Group Inc. (since 2000), Tejon Ranch Co. (since 1998) and AMEX Business Finance (1997-2001); has invested in all of Balmoral’s deals and is on the Dispatch board.
T. Evans Fmr Chairman/CEO for both Tenneco Automotive and Collins & Aikman; skilled in acquiring, managing, integrating and restructuring multiple-facility as well as more-centralized industrial organizations.
G. Blanco & J. Davidson 25+ years (each) as CRO/Turnaround CEO/consultant performing financial and operational management for both financially distressed and growth companies; worked Bennington and Dispatch; sourced numerous potential investments for Balmoral.
J. Mealey Fmr President of Gavilan Petroleum, an oil and gas production and development company, and its successor, Crown Energy Corporation, whose asphalt operations he sold in 2006.
A. Weiss Fmr Director, CEO, President, Chief Stores Officer and SVP over 20+ years at apparel firms such as Chico’s, Tabi, Guess?, Limited Brands and Intimate Brands, Ann Taylor, and else where; sourced and worked with Balmoral on potential acquisitions.