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Carriage Services Inc (CSV.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Melvin Payne

77 1996 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Viki Blinderman

51 2017 Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary

Carl Brink

38 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Paul Elliott

59 2017 Senior Vice President and Regional Partner

Shawn Phillips

57 2019 Senior Vice President - Regional Partner & Head of Strategic & Corporate Development

Achille Messac

2020 Director

Barry Fingerhut

74 2012 Independent Director

Bryan Leibman

51 2015 Independent Director

Douglas Meehan

48 2018 Independent Director

Donald Patteson

74 2011 Independent Director

James Schenck

53 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Melvin Payne

Mr. Melvin C. Payne serves as a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Carriage Services Inc. Mr. Payne is co-founder of Carriage, has been our CEO and a director since our inception in 1991, and our Chairman of the Board since December 1996. Additional Qualifications: Mr. Payne brings to the Board his 28 years of experience as our CEO and proven management skills. Mr. Payne also has prior diverse industry and financial experience coupled with his personal leadership and founder’s vision for Carriage.

Viki Blinderman

Ms. Viki K. Blinderman serves as Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary of the Company. She joined Carriage in May 2002 and has been the Senior Vice President and Principal Financial Officer since February 2017, the Secretary of Carriage since May 2015 and Chief Accounting Officer since September 2012. Ms. Blinderman has also served other financially based positions in Carriage. Prior to joining Carriage, Ms. Blinderman served as the Chief Financial Officer of a privately-held litigation support company and practiced public accounting. Ms. Blinderman is a CPA and possesses a BA in Business Administration and a Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Carl Brink

Mr. Carl Benjamin Brink is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He joined Carriage in January 2009 and has been it’s Senior Vice President since February 2017, Chief Financial Officer since August 2015 and Treasurer since January 2012. Mr. Brink has also served other financially based positions in Carriage. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Brink served as the Cash Manager for International Paper in their Corporate Treasury group from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Brink holds a BS in Finance from the University of Tennessee.

Paul Elliott

Mr. Paul D. Elliott serves as Senior Vice President and Regional Partner of the Company. He joined Carriage in September 2012 as our Regional Partner – West and was promoted to Senior Vice President in February 2017. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Elliott was Managing Director for SCI, another publicly traded deathcare company. From February 1995 to August 2012, Mr. Elliott held various management roles in sales, corporate and operations with SCI. From September 1984 to December 1994, Mr. Elliott was a partner in his family’s funeral home in Kansas. Mr. Elliott is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.

Shawn Phillips

Mr. Shawn R. Phillips serves as Senior Vice President - Regional Partner & Head of Strategic & Corporate Development of the Company. He joined Carriage in September 2007 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic and Corporate Development in February 2017. He had served as our Regional Partner - West from 2007 to 2011 and currently serves as the Regional Partner - Central. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Phillips served from 1983 to 2007 in various leadership and operational roles with other public funeral and cemetery service companies. From 1979 to 1983, Mr. Phillips worked for an independent funeral operator. Mr. Phillips is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and a graduate of the Mortuary Science Program at Cypress College.

Achille Messac

Dr. Achille Messac serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Messac previously served as the Dean of Engineering for Howard University, as well as for Mississippi State University. Prior to his leadership roles at those institutions, Dr. Messac served as a senior member of the technical staff at Draper Laboratory where he contributed to work in critical areas of aerospace engineering, including work for the Space Shuttle and Space Station. Dr. Messac has also served on the Board and as Faculty Senate President for Renssselaer Polytechnic Institute, as Department Chair and professor at Syracuse University, as professor at Northeastern University, and has served on the Board of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Messac received his BS, M.S and PhD from MIT in aerospace engineering and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and The American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Barry Fingerhut

Mr. Barry K. Fingerhut serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fingerhut has been the Chief Executive Officer and majority equity owner of Certification Partners, LLC, a developer and global distributor of vendor neutral IT content and certifications, since the fall of 2010. Prior to 2010, he focused much of his career investing in small capitalization companies in the for-profit education and training industry and financial services industry, as well as many other industries. Currently, he serves on a number of private company and non-profit Boards. Mr. Fingerhut also served on our Board for the period from 1995 through 1999. Mr. Fingerhut received a BS with distinction from the University of Maryland and an MBA with distinction in Finance/Investments from New York University.

Bryan Leibman

Dr. Bryan D. Leibman serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Leibman has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Frosch Travel (“FROSCH”), a privately held global travel management company, since 2000. He is a certified physician who opted to pursue his passion for business and entrepreneurship by joining and leading his family’s successful travel business in 1998. Mr. Leibman received a BA from Brown University and an MD from Baylor College of Medicine. Additional Qualifications: Mr. Leibman brings experience in entrepreneurial growth and with mergers and acquisitions to our Board. We believe his vision and leadership at FROSCH brings to our Board development of an innovative and forward driving management style and commitment to core values in the services sector.

Douglas Meehan

Mr. Douglas B. Meehan serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for van Biema Value Partners, LLC, an investment management firm, since 2012. Prior to joining van Biema Value Partners, Mr. Meehan worked as a research analyst at a proprietary securities fund within Sentinel Real Estate Corp., a privately held real estate investment advisor in New York. He also worked with Duma Capital Partners, a multi-strategy hedge fund, as a research analyst. Mr. Meehan received a BA in Philosophy from Columbia University, a PhD in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from the City University Graduate Center, and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he participated in the Applied Value Investing Program.

Donald Patteson

Mr. Donald Douglas Patteson Jr. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Patteson was the founder and, prior to its sale in June 2014, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sovereign Business Forms, Inc. (“Sovereign”), a consolidator in a segment of the printing industry. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign from August 1996 until his retirement in August 2008. Prior to founding Sovereign, he served as Managing Director of Sovereign Capital Partners, an investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts. Mr. Patteson received an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas.

James Schenck

Mr. James Raymond Schenck serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pentagon Federal Credit Union (“PenFed”), one of the largest credit unions in the country, since 2014. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President at PenFed and President of its wholly owned subsidiary, PenFed Realty, since 2011. Prior to joining PenFed, Mr. Schenck previously served on the Army Staff in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans prior to his selection to serve as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. He also currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the PenFed Foundation which provides support to military, veterans and their families, along with serving on the boards of the US Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Technology Council, and Lasermax Defense. Mr. Schenck graduated from the United States Military Academy West Point and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Melvin Payne

2,042,680

Viki Blinderman

497,985

Carl Brink

513,350

Paul Elliott

496,112

Shawn Phillips

495,632

Achille Messac

--

Barry Fingerhut

80,000

Bryan Leibman

85,000

Douglas Meehan

75,000

Donald Patteson

85,000

James Schenck

80,000
As Of  31 Dec 2019

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Melvin Payne

100,000 1,108,000

Viki Blinderman

40,000 221,550

Carl Brink

22,000 139,480

Paul Elliott

30,000 202,489

Shawn Phillips

55,000 319,900

Achille Messac

0 0

Barry Fingerhut

0 0

Bryan Leibman

0 0

Douglas Meehan

0 0

Donald Patteson

0 0

James Schenck

0 0