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Mr. Anchel was the founder, President and CEO of Sparkomatic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of car stereo and automotive speaker systems sold worldwide to automotive aftermarket chains and retailers. In 1984, Mr. Anchel acquired Altec Lansing, a leading global supplier of audio systems to computer manufacturers and retailers and the leading brand of portable and powered audio systems. Altec Lansing was recently sold to Plantronics for $166 million. Mr. Anchel is a Director of Three Springs Bottling Company and serves on the Penn State University’s SMEAL College of Business Board of Advisors, and has been named as both a Distinguished Alum and as an Alumni Fellow.


Mr. Parente started his career in public accounting. Between 1962 and 1970 Mr. Parente worked for Haskins & Sells. Mr. Parente was the founder and CEO of Parente, Randolph, PC, one of the largest independent CPA firm in the US, from 1970 through 1987. He then became President and CEO of C-Tec Corporation, a diversified publicly held telecommunications company. He remained with C-Tec until late 1993 when the company was sold to Level 3 Communications for $450 million. After leaving C-Tec Corporation, Mr. Parente invested for himself full-time. Currently, Mr. Parente is a major shareholder and CEO of Pagnotti Enterprises, a conglomerate in the insurance, mining and real estate businesses. He is also an officer and investor in Sordoni Construction Services and its affiliated businesses which include commercial construction and real estate development. Additionally, Mr. Parente serves as a Director on the Boards of Bertels Can Co., Circle Bolt & Nut Co., W.P. Carey & Co., LLC (NYSE: WPC) and Community Bank Systems (NYSE: CBU).

Throughout his career, Mr. Parente has been involved in community and charitable organizations. Mr. Parente is a member of the Board of Directors of King's College and served as Chairman from 1988 through 1997. He served on the Board of Directors of Wyoming Valley Health Care System and was its Chairman from 2001 through 2004. He also served on the Board of Trustees of Wyoming Seminary, United Way, Salvation Army and several other charitable organizations throughout his career. Mr. Parente graduated from King's College, Cum Laude and is a certified public accountant since 1963.


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Mr. Barlev has spent the majority of his career working in the middle market as an investment professional. Prior to joining Eminent Capital Partners, Mr. Barlev worked for Deloitte in their Corporate Finance / Investment Banking group, focusing on sell and buy side M&A. Previously, Mr. Barlev worked at Deloitte Consulting in their Operations and Strategy Group helping clients grow their businesses. Before moving to the US, Mr. Barlev co-founded Addwise, a technology and internet services firm that assists companies and institutions with their internet strategy and operations. Mr. Barlev holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and BA in economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

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