Board of Directors

Matthew Szot

Matthew Szot was elected to our board of directors in December 2015 and has served as Chairman of our Audit Committee Chairman since then. Since March 2010, he has served as the chief financial officer of S&W Seed Company, a Nasdaq-listed agricultural seed technology company. Since September 2020, Mr. Szot has served on the board of directors and as Chairman of the Audit and Compensation committees of INVO Bioscience, Inc, a Nasdaq-listed medical device company. From June 2018 to August 2019, Mr. Szot served on the board of directors and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of Eastside Distilling, Inc. a Nasdaq-listed craft spirits company. From February 2007 until October 2011, Mr. Szot served as the chief financial officer for Cardiff Partners, LLC, a strategic consulting company that provided executive financial services to various publicly traded and privately held companies. From 2003 to December 2006, Mr. Szot served as chief financial officer and secretary of Rip Curl, Inc., a market leader in wetsuit and action sports apparel products. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Szot was a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG and served as an Audit Manager for various publicly traded companies. Mr. Szot has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics/Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. We believe that Mr. Szot is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his experience and knowledge of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, as well as other operational, financial and accounting matters gained as a past and present chief financial officer and director of other public and private companies.