Our Board


MARK YUNG, is a Managing Director at Orchard Capital, an investment firm located in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Yung currently acts as Executive Chairman of ESW and as a Chairman of the Board of Vantage Surgical. Prior to joining Orchard, Mr. Yung was a Senior Vice President in the Corporate Strategy and Merger and Acquisitions groups of Citigroup and ABN AMRO. Prior to his corporate strategy roles, Mr. Yung was an investment professional at JPMorgan Partners (“JPMP”). At JPMP, Mr. Yung focused on venture capital, growth equity and buyout transactions in Latin America and acted as board member for various emerging companies in the region. Mr. Yung holds a B.A. from Cornell University and a M.B.A. from INSEAD. Effective February 10, 2011, Mr. Mark Yung was elected to serve as Executive Chairman of the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Yung has been serving as an elected member of the board of directors of the Company since December 17, 2010. Mr. Mark Yung is also employed by Orchard Capital Corp., which is controlled by Mr. Richard Ressler, affiliated entities of Orchard Capital Corp. as well as Mr. Richard Ressler are shareholders of the Company.


JOHN DUNLAP, III, served as Chairman of the board of directors of the California Air Resources Board from 1994 to 1999. In this post, Mr. Dunlap promoted advanced technological solutions to achieve air quality and public health protection gains. During his tenure as Chairman, Mr. Dunlap oversaw the development and implementation of the most far-reaching air quality regulations in the world aimed at fuels, engines and over 200 consumer products. Prior to Mr. Dunlap’s tenure at CARB, he served as the Chief Deputy Director of the California Department of Toxic’s Substances Control where his responsibilities included crafting the state’s technology advancement program, serving as the lead administration official in securing congressional and U.S. Department of Defense / Executive Branch support and funding for military base closure environmental clean-up and in creating a network of ombudsman staff to assist the regulated businesses in demystifying the regulatory process. In addition, Mr. Dunlap spent more than a decade at the South Coast Air Quality Management District in a host of regulatory, public affairs and advisory positions where he distinguished himself as the principal liaison with the business and regulatory community. Mr. Dunlap is currently the owner of a California-based advocacy and consulting firm called the Dunlap Group. He has served on the board of directors of ESW since 2007. Mr. Dunlap has a BA degree in Political Science and Business from the University of Redlands (California) and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University (California).


JOHN J SUYDAM, joined Apollo Global Management in 2006 and serves as Apollo’s Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Suydam was a Partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP where he served as head of Mergers and Acquisitions and co-head of the Corporate Department. Prior to that time, Mr. Suydam served as Chairman of the law firm O’Sullivan LLP which specialized in representing private equity investors. Mr. Suydam serves on the boards of The Legal Action Center, Environmental Solutions Worldwide, Inc. and New York University School of Law, and is a member of the Department of Medicine Advisory Board of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. Mr. Suydam received his JD from New York University and graduated magna cum laude with a BA in History from the State University of New York at Albany.


JOHN J HANNAN, is Chairman of the board of directors of Apollo Investment Corporation, a public investment company. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Investment Corporation from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Hannan, a senior partner of Apollo Management, L.P., co-founded Apollo Management, L.P. in 1990. He received a BBA from Adelphi University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.


BENJAMIN BLACK, is an Associate in the Natural Resources Group at Apollo Global Management. Previously he was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. From 2007 to 2009, he was employed in the Technology, Media & Telecoms Group within the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He holds a JD/MBA from Harvard University and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with a major in History.


JOSHUA BLACK, is employed at Apollo Management. Formerly, he was employed by the Leveraged Finance Group within the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co from 2010 to June, 2011. From 2008 to 2010, he was employed in the Financial Institutions Group within the Investment Banking Division also at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He graduated cum laude and with departmental distinction from Princeton University in 2008 with a major in Religion.