Wayne J. Nixon

CEO and president of Carpediem Capital, Inc. Previously, Mr. Nixon was with the Private Business Group in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Kidder, Peabody & Co., Inc. where he was a founding member. Before joining Kidder, Mr. Nixon was in the Corporate Finance Division at Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette Securities Corporation (“DLJ”), where he performed financial analyses for leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and the placement of debt and equity transactions. His other work experience includes manufacturing operations at Johnson & Johnson and active duty military service. Mr. Nixon received an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of Business. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point.