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Digital Ally Inc (DGLY.OQ)

DGLY.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stanton Ross

54 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Heckman

52 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Leroy Richie

76 2005 Lead Independent Outside Director

Michael Caulfield

60 2015 Director

Daniel Hutchins

60 2007 Independent Director

Elliot Kaplan

65 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stanton Ross

Mr. Stanton E. Ross is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2005. From March 1992 to June 2005, Mr. Ross was the Chairman and President of Infinity Energy Resources, Inc., a publicly held oil and gas exploration and development company (“Infinity”), and served as an officer and director of each of Infinity’s subsidiaries. He resigned all of his positions with Infinity in June 2005, except Chairman, but was reappointed President in October 2006. Mr. Ross served on the board of directors of Studio One Media, Inc., a publicly held company, from January 2013 to March 2013. From 1991 until March 1992, he founded and served as President of Midwest Financial, a financial services corporation involved in mergers, acquisitions and financing for corporations in the Midwest. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Ross was employed by Duggan Securities, Inc., an investment banking firm in Lenexa, Kansas, where he primarily worked in corporate finance. From 1989 to 1990, he was employed by Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., a member of the New York Stock Exchange, where he was an investment executive. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Ross was self-employed as a business consultant. From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Ross was President and founder of Kansas Microwave, Inc., which developed a radar detector product. From 1981 to 1985, he was employed by Birdview Satellite Communications, Inc., which manufactured and marketed home satellite television systems, initially as a salesman and later as National Sales Manager. Mr. Ross estimates he devoted most of his time to Digital Ally and the balance to Infinity in 2015. In late 2007, Infinity sold a substantial portion of its operating assets and has not required a substantial amount of his time since such point. Mr. Ross holds no public company directorships other than with the Company and Infinity and has not held any others during the previous five years, except for Studio One Media, Inc.

Thomas Heckman

Mr. Thomas J. Heckman is serves Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company. From February 2001 to December 2007, Mr. Heckman was an investor/owner of several private companies and was a self employed consultant providing financial accounting and consulting services to private and public companies. From 1983 until 2001, Mr. Heckman was employed by Deloitte and Touche, LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, one of the auditing, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services organizations in the world. During his 18 years with Deloitte and Touche, LLP, including six years as Accounting and Auditing Partner in the Kansas City office, Mr. Heckman specialized in IPOs and public reporting entities. Mr. Heckman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting at the University of Missouri Columbia.

Leroy Richie

Mr. Leroy C. Richie, J.D., is Lead Independent Outside Director of the Company. He is also a member of the Audit Committee and is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Since June 1, 1999 Mr. Richie has been a director of Infinity Energy Resources, Inc., a publicly held oil and gas exploration and development company. Additionally, since 2008, Mr. Richie served as a member of the boards of directors of Columbia Mutual Funds, (or mutual fund companies acquired by or merged with Columbia Mutual Funds), a family of investment companies managed by Ameriprise Financial, Inc. From 2004 to 2015, he was of counsel to the Detroit law firm of Lewis & Munday, P.C. He holds no other public directorships and has not held any others during the previous five years, except for OGE Energy Corp. (2007-2014) and Kerr-McGee Corporation (1998-2005). Mr. Richie serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and Chairman of the Henry Ford Health System, in Detroit. Mr. Richie was formerly Vice President of Chrysler Corporation and General Counsel for automotive legal affairs, where he directed all legal affairs for that company’s automotive operations from 1986 until his retirement in 1997. Before joining Chrysler, he was an associate with the New York law firm of White & Case (1973-1978), and served as director of the New York office of the Federal Trade Commission (1978-1983). Mr. Richie received a B.A. from City College of New York, where he was valedictorian, and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was awarded an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellowship.

Michael Caulfield

Mr. Michael J. Caulfield is Director of the Company. Caulfield is a new nominee for election to the Board at this annual meeting of shareholders. He served as Vice President – Strategic Development of the Company from June 1 2009 to January 11, 2012. Mr. Caulfield was most recently (2012-2016) a Vice-Chairman at Teneo Holdings, LLC, a global advisory firm where he was responsible for the firm’s investment banking relationships with a broad range of industrial companies. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Caulfield served as a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities (“BAS”), where he was responsible for the merger, acquisition, divestiture and restructuring advisory services with a number of large public and private companies. He was also in charge of BAS’s global investment banking activities involving the Safety, Security,Engineering and Construction Industries. Prior to joining BAS, Mr. Caulfield spent six years (2000-2006) as a Managing Director with Morgan Stanley in New York City, leading that global investment banking firm’s efforts in the Aerospace and Defense Industries. He was also responsible for the investment banking relationships with a number of Morgan Stanley’s largest clients. From 1989 to 2000, he worked at General Electric Capital Corp., where he served as a Managing Director and head of the Corporate Finance Group. In this capacity, he advised GE Capital and the industrial divisions of General Electric on such issues as capital structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. Mr. Caulfield received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. Degree from the University of Minnesota.

Daniel Hutchins

Mr. Daniel F. Hutchins, CPA, is an Independent Director of the Company. He is elected a Director in December 2007. He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and is the Board’s financial expert. He is also a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Hutchins, a Certified Public Accountant, is a Principal with the accounting firm of Hutchins & Haake, LLC and currently serves as a director and the Chief Financial Officer of Infinity Energy Resources, Inc., a publicly held oil and gas exploration and development company, of which Stanton E. Ross is the Chairman and President. Mr. Hutchins has served as an instructor for the Becker CPA exam with the Keller Graduate School of Management and has over 17 years of teaching experience preparing CPA candidates for the CPA exam. He has 39 years of public accounting experience, including five years with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. He has served on the boards of various non-profit groups and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Hutchins earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Mr. Hutchins holds no other public company directorships and has not held any others during the previous five years

Elliot Kaplan

Mr. Elliot M. Kaplan, J.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Kaplan has been a Director since September 2005 and is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees. Mr. Kaplan was a practicing attorney with Daniels & Kaplan, P.C. from 1994 through 2006, with a concentration in corporate strategy. During the years 1985 through 1993, Mr. Kaplan practiced with the law firms of Berman, DeLeve, Kuchan and Chapman (1991-1993); DeWitt, Zeldin and Bigus (1990-1991); and Husch, Eppenberger, Donahue, Cornfeld and Jenkins (1985-1990). From 1983 to 1985, he served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Air One, Inc. He also served on the board of directors of Infinity Energy Resources, Inc., a publicly held oil and gas exploration and development company, from July 2004 through June 18, 2008. Mr. Kaplan served as the chairman of the Advisory Board of Executive Action and was a member of the SCCA ProRacing Board of Directors until early 2011. Mr. Kaplan holds no other public company directorships and has not held any others during the previous five years.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stanton Ross

1,256,260

Thomas Heckman

1,170,330

Leroy Richie

--

Michael Caulfield

7,290

Daniel Hutchins

--

Elliot Kaplan

--
As Of  31 Dec 2015

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Stanton Ross

24,228 158,741

Thomas Heckman

15,000 208,350

Leroy Richie

0 0

Michael Caulfield

0 0

Daniel Hutchins

0 0

Elliot Kaplan

0 0