Russell Cleveland, CFA, is the Founder, President, and CEO of RENN Capital Group, Inc. (“RENN”), and RENN Global Entrepreneurs Fund, Inc. Russell has more than 45 years experience in the investment business, of which 34 years has been spent as a portfolio manager specializing in the investment of common stocks and convertibles of small private and publicly traded companies. A graduate of the Wharton School of Business, Mr. Cleveland has served as President of the Dallas Association of Investment Analysts and during the course of his career has served on numerous boards of directors of public and private companies. Mr. Cleveland currently serves on the Boards of Directors of RENN Global, RUSGIT, CaminoSoft Corp., Cover-All Technologies, Inc., Integrated Security Systems, Inc., and Access Plans, Inc. Mr. Cleveland has appeared numerous times as a small cap analyst on CNBC and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. He is the author of a new soon to be released investment book, “Finding Midas” “The Way to Mega Stock Gains.”
Z. Eric Stephens, CFA, is Chief Operating Officer of RENN Capital Group, Inc. (“RENN”) and Vice President of RENN Global Entrepreneurs Fund, Inc. His responsibilities with RENN include due diligence, portfolio monitoring and portfolio selection. Previously, Mr. Stephens was a director with CBIZ Valuation Group, a national valuation consulting firm. While with CBIZ, he valued public and private companies, performed purchase price allocations and goodwill impairment tests, wrote fairness opinions and solvency opinions and acted as an expert witness. Prior to working for CBIZ, Mr. Stephens was a staff accountant with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. While with the SEC, he conducted on-site examinations of investment companies and investment advisers. Mr. Stephens has a BA in economics and finance from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Texas A&M University.
Scott E. Douglass, CFA, is Vice President of RENN Capital Group, Inc. (“RENN”) and RENN Global Entrepreneurs Fund, Inc. He has worked for three sell-side firms in the roles of institutional sales and investment banking. Prior to that he was a commercial loan officer for the First National Bank of Boston and Fleet Financial Group which are now part of Bank of America. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.