Mr. Alan Gelband is the Founder of Gelband & Company. He has been an investor, analyst and investment banker since 1969. He earned a BBA and an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, where he also wrote his Doctoral Thesis entitled, "Alternative Ways of Going Public." Mr. Gelband has completed over 100 investment banking transactions, and he is well regarded in the private equity community for identifying compelling investment opportunities. Mr. Gelband is a past President of the Association for Corporate Growth International, where he has served on the board of directors for the past twenty-two years and was recently named an honorary lifetime Director.