Mark Tipton Appointed Chief Financial Officer, Scott Hall Appointed Chief Operating Officer
Brent VanNorman To Continue as CCO, President, and Board Member
Mark A. Tipton, age 59, Mr. Tipton has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since February 2019 and as Chief Financial Officer of the Advisor since October 2017. Prior to joining the Advisor, Mr. Tipton worked as Vice President of Logistics at SYNNEX Corporation, building the Reverse Logistics division from a start-up to a multimillion dollar business and establishing key vendor relationships with leading tech brands, from March 2008 until July 2015. Mr. Tipton worked with these brands to develop processes that prevented $200 million of used consumer electronic devices from filling waste disposal sites. Instead, they were tested and either fully recycled or prepared for global resale into primarily developing economies. Mr. Tipton was retired from July 2015 until October 2017.
Prior to his tenure at SYNNEX, Mr. Tipton served as the Chief Financial Officer at New Age Electronics, Inc., where he managed all financial aspects of the company, from September 1998 until March 2008. Most notably, Mr. Tipton was instrumental in the growth of the company’s annual revenue from $140 million to over $1 billion, facilitated the close of a $250 million asset-based lending facility, and was involved in the $150 million sale of the company to SYNNEX Corporation. Previously, Mr. Tipton was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at a boutique broker-dealer/bond trading desk/investment advisor, where he managed all operating facets and financial activities of the firm. Mr. Tipton graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.S. in Finance and Accounting. Additionally, Mr. Tipton was an audit manager in the financial services department of an international public accounting firm and maintains an active Certified Public Accountant license.
Scott T. Hall, age 49, Mr. Hall has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since February 2019 and Chief Operating Officer of the Advisor since August 2018. Prior to joining the Advisor, Mr. Hall was the Chief Operating Officer of RS Funds Distributor, LLC, a limited purpose broker/dealer that serves as the distributor for RS Invesments, from September 2012 until December 2016. Mr. Hall was retired from December 2016 until August 2018. Prior to his role of Chief Operating Officer of RS Funds Distributor, Mr. Hall served as the Director of Client Operations for RS Investments, a $30 billion San Francisco-based asset manager, beginning his tenure at RS Investments in July 1999. While at RS Investments, Mr. Hall was responsible for the mutual fund operations team, negotiating third party service agreements, developing policies and procedures and was instrumental in launching the broker/dealer. Mr. Hall also served as a member of the Disclosure Controls and Compliance Systems Committees and chaired the Distribution Oversight Committee at RS Investments. Mr. Hall graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Financial Services.