DONALD L. KRAMER
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Donald L. Kramer is a board certified anesthesiologist who is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas. After graduation from Jefferson Medical College in 1981, Dr. Kramer practiced general medicine until 1990 when he entered anesthesiology training in New York then pain management fellowships at Harvard University and Texas Tech University. In 1994, Dr. Kramer developed a private clinical practice in Houston from which he retired to direct Northstar Healthcare Inc.’s initial public offering. He served as Northstar’s first CEO. Dr. Kramer has been a partner in, managed or developed more than thirty outpatient surgical centers. Dr. Kramer lives in Houston with his wife and four daughters. He recently completed the M.B.A. at the University of Texas.
Board Committees: Chairman of the Board, Chair of Strategy Committee, Acquisition Committee
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Fleming has over 25 years of legal and business experience in corporate finance and securities law, focusing much of his career on emerging growth companies, mergers and acquisitions, strategic business planning and turnaround execution. His background includes venture capital representation, business strategy consulting, public company representation, as well as mergers and acquisitions with high tech firms in Houston and Boston. Additionally, he has extensive experience with consolidating companies in the healthcare, energy and waste management industries. As CEO and CFO for several public companies as well as General Counsel for several private companies Fleming has a broad base of experience dealing with turnaround and growth strategies.
Fleming has been quoted in numerous publications including MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, Solar Today, Sustainable Energy, Inter PV, Houston Business Journal, The Houston Chronicle, The San Francisco Business Times, and on “The Business Makers” and “Corporate Strategies” radio shows, among other news outlets. Fleming has also been asked to present at numerous conferences including Photovoltaics World Conference & Expo in Austin, Renewable Energy Technology Conference & Exhibition in Washington, Alternate Energy & Building Efficiency Conference & Exhibition in Chicago and Hartford, Southwest Build-It-Green Expo & Conference in Phoenix, and to investors at the Casey Research conference in Denver.
Having spent more than 20 years at law firms in Houston and Boston, Fleming maintains the highest rating (AV) of U.S. attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell. Fleming is admitted to practice law in the State of Texas and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Fleming received his MBA from Boston College in 1999, JD from the University Houston in 1983, and BA from the University of St. Thomas in 1980.
Board Committees: Chair of Acquisition Committee, Strategy
Thomas O. Foster III
Chief Tax Officer
Thomas Foster practiced federal and cross-border taxation (international, state and local) for 30 years (through 1997) at Exxon. Mr. Foster presented numerous tax presentations and meetings with various foreign governments (including China) on local and U.S. tax issues of concern to U.S. oil companies. He managed state income tax litigation (including various major Alaska tax cases). He coordinated industry efforts to challenge states’ positions on various tax issues in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to Exxon, Mr. Foster practiced tax law with Fischer, Wood, Burney & Nesbitt in Corpus Christi, Texas and with T. Jack Foster & Sons in Foster City, California as tax counsel. Thirty years’ experience with Exxon Corporation in multi-state and local taxation; federal and international taxation (including foreign taxes applicable to companies operating abroad); sophisticated business tax planning; and tax litigation.
Mr. Foster received his LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1965, his JD from Baylor University School of Law in 1964 and his BBA from Baylor University School of Business in 1961.
Mr. Foster is a CPA and admitted to practice law in the State of Texas.
Mr. Samuelson is currently General Counsel and Director of Acro Energy Technologies Corp. Mr. Samuelson has 27 years of legal experience representing public and private companies in a variety of commercial matters. Prior to joining Acro Energy, Mr. Samuelson was a principal with a mid-sized law firm in Houston, Texas focusing on business and construction related matters. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and maintains the highest rating (A-V) of U.S. attorneys by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Samuelson holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls.
Board Committees: Chair of Audit Committee, Compensation and Nomination, Corporate Governance
DANIEL M. STEINBERG
Mr. Steinberg is currently a Senior Research Analyst (Industrials) at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Prior to this, Mr. Steinberg was a research associate (Aerospace and Defense, and Electrical Equipment/Multi-Industry) at Banc of America Securities, LLC. Mr. Steinberg has also been an equity trader (PEA Capital/Oppenheimer Capital) for Allianz Global Investors. He recently completed the M.B.A. at the University of Texas.
Board Committees: Audit, Compensation and Nomination, Corporate Governance, Acquisition
Mr. Pyun founded myBoosts.com, a health & wellness social media platform. His past experiences include leading sales and marketing for Remedy Media, an integrated health publisher, serving as the health category lead at AOL Health, driving brand strategy for WebMD, Pfizer and Scient Consulting. He has also served as advisor for various startups and established companies such as Weber Shandwick (healthcare public relations), Abt Associates (healthcare consulting), and a well-funded NYC-based search technology startup. He also serves on the board of Carzen.com, an automotive informational startup. Jin earned a B.A. degree from Middlebury College and an M.B.A. from Duke University.
Board Committees: Audit