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Board of Directors

Jeffrey A. Martin
Co-Founder, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Yulex

Jason Martin
Managing Director, Argonaut Private Equity
Jason is Managing Director of Argonaut Private Equity, a venture capital and buyout firm dedicated to financing and growing emerging market leaders. Prior to joining Argonaut, he was Managing Director of Solutions Architecture for Williams Communications, where he led investments in more than a dozen companies. Jason’s previous experience includes senior management positions in the telecommunications industry and managing institutional investment programs. Jason is also on the boards of Luminus Devices, VoiceSignal, Sol-Gel and Midas Communications Technologies. He is a graduate of Harvard University.

Steven Mitchell
Managing Director, Argonaut Private Equity
Steven is Managing Director of Argonaut Private Equity, a venture capital and buyout firm dedicated to financing and growing emerging market leaders. Prior to joining Argonaut, he was a Principal in both Radical Incubation and 2929 Entertainment, where he led acquisitions and investments primarily focused in the media, sports and entertainment sectors. Steven previously was a corporate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher specializing in mergers & acquisitions. He is on the boards of Green Hills Software, Inc., Newco Valve Company, Medical Outsourcing Services, Healthstop LLC and Stepstone Capital Group and is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of San Diego School of Law.

John A. Wichtrich
President, Wichtrich Consulting, Inc.
John is the former President of Bayer CropScience's North American where he directed both strategic and operational activities. Prior to this role, he was Chief Operating Officer of Aventis CropScience and Global Project Leader for the StarLink issue. John was also Vice President/General Manager of the Sedagri division of Rhone-Poulenc up until its merger with Hoechst that created Aventis CropScience. John was previously President and Managing Director of Rhone-Poulenc Mexico. Prior to his assignment in Mexico, he was Executive Vice President of Rhone-Poulenc's North American Chemicals Zone. John earned his B.S. in Animal Science and Business Administration from the University of Arizona.

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