Board of Directors
Al Ferrara, Certified Public Accountant, has served as a director of the Company since September 2016. Mr. Ferrara was previously the National Director of Retail & Consumer Products at BDO USA, LLP. Prior to that position, Mr. Ferrara worked at BDO USA, LLP in a variety of positions since 1994 and was a member of its Board of Directors from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Ferrara has provided services as a partner of public and private retail clients, including: Barnes & Noble, Inc., Aeropostale, Inc., Children's Place, Inc., GameStop Corp., Kmart Corporation, Modells Sporting Goods, Inc., Deb Shops, Inc., A.C. Moore Incorporated, Sleepy's, LLC, Syms Corporation, Camuto Group, Inc., J. McLaughlin (Seas Island Clothiers, LLC) and 1-800-Flowers.com, Inc. Previously, Mr. Ferrara served as the Northeast Regional Managing Partner at BDO USA, LLP from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Ferrara was also a director and BDO USA, LLP representative at Trenwith Capital, Inc. (now BDO Capital Advisors, LLC) from 2000 to 2015 and a member of the retail advisory board at Hilco Retail Consulting from 2013 to 2015.
Qualifications, Experience, Attributes and Skills. Mr. Ferrara has over 45 years of experience in public accounting and extensive knowledge of the retail industry along with SEC experience.