|William Seippel, Chairman
Mr. Seippel has over 25 years of financial and operational experience. He has been involved in the successful negotiating of over 20 acquisitions in his career and played a leading role in structuring complex transactions that have raised $5 billion in capital, two of which received the prestigious Institutional Investor Deal of the Year Award. Mr. Seippel has also served as a consultant to various boards of directors on mergers and acquisitions and strategic business and financial planning. Prior to founding WorthPoint, Mr. Seippel has served as the chief financial officer of MIVA, the vice president and chief financial officer for AirGate PCS, the chief financial officer and chief operating officer for Digital Commerce Corporation, the chief financial officer for Global Telesystems Groups, and the chief financial officer for Landmark Graphics Corporation. Mr. Seippel has a Masters in Business Administration degree from American University. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University, where he currently serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Management.
Pete Schleider, CFA
Mr. Schleider has spent all of his working career in the investment business. From 1983 to 1987 he was a hardware and software analyst with L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin. From 1987 to 1997, Pete was a partner of Wessels, Arnold & Henderson, an investment banking firm in Minneapolis, MN focusing on technical software. In 1998 Mr. Schleider founded Matrix Capital Management, a hedge fund focused on technology investments. Since 1998, he has been investing his own money as part of RKB Capital, L.P. In 2001, Mr. Schleider and Scott Bedford started Peninsula Technology Fund, L.P. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in History and Economics, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Sturgill is Founder and CEO of Sturgill & Associates, a full service CPA firm with multiple locations surrounding the nation’s capital. His firm provides tax, assurance and advisory, and information technology services to a diversified client base of established and emerging growth companies in the high technology sector.
William N. McAtee, Chief Financial Officer and Board Member
Neal has been immersed in the financial world for 25 years. Before joining WorthPoint, he served as portfolio manager at Reliant Investment Management, LLC. Earlier in his career, he was a founder and managing member of Red Rock Partners, LLC, as well as GP and investment manager for Red Rock Fund, LP. Neal was a managing director at Morgan Keegan, working as an equity analyst, when he was recognized five times as a Wall Street Journal All-Star Analyst for his stock-picking ability.
Neal earned a bachelor’s in mathematics and economics from Rhodes College and a master’s in business administration with a concentration in finance and accounting from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He has held the Chartered Financial Analyst professional designation from the CFA Institute since 1992.
Until recently Mr. Ogden was the head of Gannett Broadcasting. Prior to that Mr. Ogden was senior vice president of Gannett Broadcasting and president and general manager of KUSA-TV in Denver, where he began his Gannett career in 1967. He has worked at WLKY-TV in Louisville, KY, when it was owned by Gannett, and at a non-Gannett station in Denver. Mr. Ogden spent two years with NBC as president and managing director of NBC Europe.
Mike Wharton joined the WorthPoint board in May, 2012. Mr. Wharton currently serves as president of McVean Trading & Investments, LLC, having joined at its Inception, and over the last 10 years has become one of the firm’s top traders and leading authorities on the livestock and grain markets. Originally from Nebraska, Mike literally grew up in the cattle business. Mike has excelled both as a trader and as an analyst.