Steven L. Kiel
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kiel is the President of Arquitos Capital Management and portfolio manager of Arquitos Capital Partners. Mr. Kiel is also a co-portfolio manager to Santa Monica Partners, a New York-based investment partnership. Mr. Kiel is a judge advocate in the Army Reserves, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and currently holds the rank of Major. Previously, Mr. Kiel was an attorney in private practice. Mr. Kiel is a graduate of George Mason School of Law and Illinois State University and is a member of the bar in Illinois (inactive) and Washington, DC.
Rodney E. Lake
Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Lake is the Chief Investment Officer of The Benval Group LLC. The Benval Group provides consulting services to growing companies. Mr. Lake is a Visiting Instructor of Finance and the Manager for GW PARI – (Program on Applied Research & Investing) at The George Washington University (GW) School of Business.
Prior to forming Benval, Mr. Lake worked as a Senior Investment Officer in The George Washington University Investment Office – this office was responsible for managing the University’s $1.5 billion endowment fund. Prior to the GW Investment Office, Mr. Lake was a Senior Financial Analyst in the Executive Vice President and Treasurer’s Office at GW. Before joining GW, Mr. Lake was a Financial Analyst in portfolio management at a mortgage banking subsidiary of California Federal Bank (now part of Citi).
Mr. Lake graduated cum laude, from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.S. degree in business. He received his MBA from The George Washington University.
Alea A. Kleinhammer
Ms. Kleinhammer is the Controller for Sitestar Corporation and works closely with all companies as part of the financial reporting process. Ms. Kleinhammer holds an active CPA license in the state of Virginia and has multiple years of experience working in the public accounting sector. Ms. Kleinhammer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of Maryland at College Park.
G. Michael Bridge
Mr. Bridge is a co-portfolio manager of Bridge Reid Fund I, LP. Prior to Bridge Reid, Mr. Bridge was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for JDA Software Group, Inc. Previously, Mr. Bridge served in various executive, legal and finance roles for several privately-held and venture-backed companies. Mr. Bridge began his career as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Department of the predecessor to DLA Piper, a leading global law firm. Mr. Bridge is a graduate of Cornell Law School and the University of Southern California, and is a member of the bar of Maryland (inactive) and Arizona (inactive – in the process of reactivating).