Board of Directors

Keith W. Smith

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman

Prior to joining Parkview, Keith Smith was a Managing Director with Capital Point Partners from 2009 to 2015, where he invested and/or realized more than $150 million in direct lending 1st lien, 2nd lien and mezzanine investments, as well as complimentary minority equity investments. In addition, Mr. Smith served on the Investment Committee of Capital Point Partners. Prior to Capital Point, he worked for Rabobank International (“RI”) from 2006 to 2009, where he was a Vice President and Portfolio Manager of more than $2 billion in direct lending and structured credit bank assets for one of the company’s special investment vehicles. He played a key role in originating new client transactions as well as managing a book of existing bank clients. Prior to RI, he was an Associate Director in the Structured Finance Group of Standard & Poor’s from 2002 to 2006, where he analyzed and rated transactions across a broad spectrum of asset types. In addition to his credit markets background, Mr. Smith also has over 6 years legal experience as an attorney in both the public and private sectors.

Mr. Smith holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin; a J.D. from Southern Methodist University; and an M.B.A. from The Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis.

Charles Jacobson

Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Charles Jacobson serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Pine Hill Group, LLC ("Pine Hill"), a consulting firm which he co-founded in 2007. Pine Hill provides management level finance, accounting and transaction advisory services to middle market public and private companies. Since 2012, Mr. Jacobson has been serving as Chief Financial Officer of SWK Holdings, Inc., a publicly traded company providing specialty financing solutions to companies in the life science industry. Mr. Jacobson was appointed Interim CFO in 2015 and Interim CEO in 2016 of The PMI Group, Inc. ("PMI") and has been a Director of PMI since 2017. From 2012 to 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Pro Capital, LLC ("Pro Cap"), an investment management business specializing in investments of municipal tax liens. He also served on Pro Cap's board of managers, from 2012 to 2014. From 2008 to 2011, he served as Chief Financial Officer of FS Investment Corporation, a business development company whose shares currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange, pursuant to an agreement between Pine Hill and FS Investment Corporation. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Jacobson worked for ATX Communications, Inc. ("ATX"), becoming the organization's senior vice president of finance where he was responsible for managing ATX's finance organization.

Prior to working for ATX, Mr. Jacobson held senior managerial audit positions with Ernst & Young LLP from 1999 to 2001 and with BDO Seidman, LLP from 1996 to 1999, where he was responsible for audit engagements of private, pre-IPO and publicly traded companies in a variety of different industries. He began his professional career in 1993 at a regional public accounting firm where he performed audits on governmental entities.

Mr. Jacobson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University.

Odysseus Lanier

Director

Mr. Lanier has served on our board of directors since August 2015. Mr. Lanier is a founding partner of McConnell Jones Lanier & Murphy LLP (MJLM), a full service consultant and business advisory firm, and a consulting partner with McConnell & Jones Certified Public Accountants (M&J), a certified public accounting firm, since their formation in 1998. With over 230 full-time employees firm-wide, MJLM/M&J is the third largest African American- owned accounting and consulting firm in the United States and the 21st largest public accounting firm in Houston, Texas, as reported by the Houston Business Journal’s 2014 Book of Lists, with satellite offices in Dallas, Texas, Huntsville, Alabama, and Washington, DC. Mr. Lanier leads M&J’s Enterprise Risk Services Group, specializing in risk based internal audit co-sourcing and outsourcing, internal controls, Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance, and business process improvement for public companies, privately-held companies, and federal, state and local government agencies. He also leads the MJLM Federal Services Group and specializes in working with federal government agencies such as the Department of Defense and Department of Labor, by providing strategic planning, financial and operations management, and logistics support services.

Mr. Lanier started his career as an accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co., serving as a supervising senior in both the Audit and Tax departments, from May 1977 to August 1979 and from March 1981 to November 1984, respectively. He also worked as an internal auditor with the Atlantic Richfield Company and General Homes Consolidated Companies, from September 1979 to December 1979 and January 1980 to February 1981, respectively, before embarking on a career in entrepreneurship, forming a small CPA/consulting firm in 1984 and ultimately co-founding the consulting firm Empirical Management Services, Inc. in 1992, which merged with the CPA firm McConnell & Jones LLP in 1998 to form MJLM, where he has been a Partner since that time. Mr. Lanier received a B.S. in Accounting from Alabama A&M University and became a CPA in the state of Texas in 1983. Mr. Lanier served on the Texas Southern University Board of Regents from 1989-1995, where he chaired the Finance Committee from 1989-1993; he recently served on the Alabama A&M University Board of Trustees from 2009-2014, where he served as chairman of the Business and Finance committee from 2009-2010 and chairman of the board from 2010-2014.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Stephan Parico

Director

Mr. Parico has served on our board of directors since August 2015. Mr. Parico is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 30 years of public and private accounting experience, serving public and privately owned companies. Most recently, Mr. Parico served as a Partner with McGladrey LLP from 2008 to 2015, where he worked with a wide range of industries, including business development companies, manufacturing, gaming and entertainment, video/DVD retail and rental, telecommunications resellers, real estate developers and home builders. Mr. Parico also specialized in emerging growth technology companies, private investment partnerships, E-commerce ventures and family owned businesses. Mr. Parico has experience with audit services for public companies, reporting issues of public companies, counsel of the management of private companies contemplating going public, initial public offerings and private placements. Prior to McGladrey, Mr. Parico was employed by BDO, LLP from 1991 to 2007, where he became a partner in 1999 and was the managing partner of the Philadelphia office audit practice from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Parico also served as chief financial officer for Transducer Systems, Inc., a publicly traded international manufacturing company, from 1981 to 1985 and as a member of the board of directors of Early Stage East, one of the largest geographic venture capital showcases, from 2000 to 2015. Mr. Parico received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member

Bert Beal

Director

Mr. Beal has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GO Federal Credit Union in Dallas, Texas, a $135 million, 79-year old financial institution, since 1998. Prior to GO Federal Credit Union, Mr. Beal was VP of Operations at Credit Union of Texas from 1985 to 1998.

Mr. Beal also serves on the board of directors or board of governors of several community and industry groups, including: the Texas based Texas Credit Union League, Credit Union Resources Incorporated, Credit Union Employment Resource Corporation (CUER), the Texas Credit Union Service Centers Inc., the Texas Business Lenders Group (a commercial lending service organization), the African American Pastors Coalition’s Community Development Corporations (Vice Chair) and the Plano, Texas YMCA (Chairman of the Board).

Mr. Beal graduated with a B.B.A. in Managerial Finance from Texas A&M University at Commerce and an M.B.A. from Amber University.

Committees

Committee Role
Audit Committee Member
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member