Sam P. Cortez has been the principal of KCL Development LLC, a provider of corporate finance and advisory services, since 2003. Prior to 2003, he was employed in the investment banking industry, including Lehman Brothers, Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette, Alex Brown & Sons, and Morgan Stanley International. Mr. Cortez serves as a director of Hancock Fabrics, Inc. and as chairman of its Management Review and Compensation Committee and on its Audit and Governance Committees. He was formerly a director of World Waste Technologies, Inc., a development stage technology company, from 2005 to 2009 and was chairperson of its Audit Committee. Mr. Cortez’s experience includes mergers and acquisitions, strategy development, financing transactions and spin-offs. In addition to investment banking activities, he has served on boards and committees of private, public and not-for-profit organizations. His intimate knowledge of financial markets and strategic transactions brings a depth of knowledge in these areas as we continue to grow the Company. Mr. Cortez has been a Director at Delta Apparel, Inc. since 2010 and is a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. He is 49 years of age.