Mr. Yingling has been a director of Gleacher & Company since September 2007 and is Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Yingling was Chief Executive Officer of Lifetopia Corporation from May 2009 through January 2011, prior to which from March 2008 he was a consultant to Lifetopia and other technology companies. Presently, he is a consultant to Blackstratus, Inc., a developer of software for internet security solutions, serving as its Interim CFO. He is also an advisor and consultant, primarily to technology companies. Previously, Mr. Yingling was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WRC Media Inc. from September 2004 to March 2008. Prior to WRC Media Inc., Mr. Yingling was Director of Finance of Smiths Group plc and Chief Financial Officer of BigStar Entertainment, Inc., where he led their initial public offering. Mr. Yingling was a manager in the Audit and Business Advisory Division of Arthur Andersen and Director of Finance at Standard Microsystems Corporation, as well as Chief Financial Officer of GDC International, Inc. Mr. Yingling served as a director of SA International, from April 2004 through December 2008. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. Yingling holds an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BS in Accounting from Lehigh University.