Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer – Denmark
Ms. Gayle was appointed Chairman of the Board in March 2017, and previously served as a Director since 2011. Additionally, Ms. Gayle has been the Group CEO since 2011; assisted with the restructuring of the Company, 2009-2010, and served as SVP of Coda’s Legal Affairs, 2006-2007. Earlier in her career she worked for a major London law practice, the United Nations and the European Union. Ms. Gayle has a strong background in restructuring and has spent more than 12 years in a number of countries where she has been the lead adviser to a number of transitional administrations on privatizing banks and reforming state-owned assets in the CEE countries including banking, infrastructure and telecommunications assets. Ms. Gayle has also managed a number of large European Union funded projects. Ms. Gayle holds a Law degree gained at the University of London and a Masters of Law degree from Cambridge University. She is qualified to practice as a solicitor in England & Wales.
Director - U.S.
Mr. Hamilton served as Coda’s Chairman of the Board, June 2010-March 2017, and continues to serve as a Director. Since 2014, Mr. Hamilton has provided accounting and valuation services for a varied list of clients. His career includes serving as Senior Vice President of Powerlink Transmission Company, 2011-2014, and audit partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, 1988-2003. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from St. Frances College and is a Certified Public Accountant and is accredited in business valuation. Mr. Hamilton serves as the Chair of both the Board’s Audit Committee and Compensation and Governance Committee, and as a member of its Nominating Committee.
Mary M. Losty
Director - U.S.
Ms. Losty has been a member of Coda’s Board of Directors since July 2017. Ms. Losty is a private investor in both U.S. equities and real estate. Her career includes serving as a Partner at Cornwall Asset Management LLC, a U.S. portfolio management firm, where she was responsible for the firm’s investment in numerous small- to medium-cap emerging growth companies, 1998 -2010. She was portfolio manager at Duggan & Associates, 1992 -1998, and an equity research analyst at Kimelman & Company, 1990-1992. Previously, she worked at Morgan Stanley & Co. and was the top aide to James R. Schlesinger, a five-time U.S. cabinet secretary. Former Board director positions include Procera Networks, Inc., 2007-2015, and Blue Earth, Inc., formerly Genesis Fluid Solutions Holdings, 2009-2011. Ms. Losty received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Ms. Losty serves on the Board’s Audit and Nominating Committees.
G. Tyler Runnels
Director - U.S.
Mr. Runnels has been nominated by our board to be elected as a director at the 2018 annual meeting to fill a vacancy created by the departure of two of our directors. Mr. Runnels has nearly 30 years of investment banking experience including debt and equity financings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, bridge financings, and financial restructurings. Since 2003 Mr. Runnels has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of T.R. Winston & Company, LLC, an investment bank and member of FINRA, where he began working in 1990. Mr. Runnels was an early stage investor in our company and T.R. Winston & Company, LLC has served as our exclusive placement agent in one of our private placements raising early rounds of capital for our company. Mr. Runnels has successfully completed and advised on numerous transactions for clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, oil and gas, business services, manufacturing, and technology. Mr. Runnels is also responsible for working with high net worth clients seeking to diversify their portfolios to include real estate products through established relationships with real estate brokers, accountants, attorneys, qualified intermediaries and financial advisors. Prior to joining T.R. Winston & Co., LLC, Mr. Runnels held the position of Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance for H.J. Meyers & Company, a regional investment bank. Mr. Runnels is a member of the board of directors of Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE American: LLEX) and Level Brands, Inc. (NYSE American: LEVB) and serves on the Pepperdine University President’s Campaign Cabinet. Mr. Runnels received a B.S. and MBA from Pepperdine University. Mr. Runnels holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 55, 63 and 79 licenses. We selected Mr. Runnels to serve on our board of directors based upon his significant experience both as an investor and advisor, as well as his experience as a board member of a number of listed companies.
J. Charles Plumb, Captain, USNR (Ret.)
Director - U.S.
Captain Plumb has been a member of Coda’s Board of Directors since September 2019. Captain Plumb is a retired U.S. Navy fighter pilot. On his 75th combat mission, just five days before the end of his tour in Vietnam, he was shot down over Hanoi, taken prisoner and tortured. During his nearly six years as a prisoner of war, he distinguished himself as a pro in underground communications. He was a great inspiration to all the other POWs and served as chaplain for two years. Following his repatriation, Captain Plumb continued his Navy flying career in Reserve Squadrons where he flew A-4 Sky Hawks, A-7 Corsairs and FA-18 Hornets. His last two commands as a Naval Reservist were on the Aircraft Carrier Corral Sea and at Fighter Air Wing in California. He retired from the United States Navy after 28 years of service. His military honors include two Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the P.O.W. Medal. He has been a motivational speaker, consultant and executive coach since 1973. His clients include General Motors, Fedex, Hilton, Aflac, the U.S. Navy, BMW and NASA. Since 2010, he has been member of the Board of Directors of the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation. Captain Plumb earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. We selected Captain Plumb because of his close ties to the U.S. Defense establishment.