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ADDvantage Technologies Group Inc (AEY.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James McGill

75 2018 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Independent Director

Joseph Hart

68 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Brown

43 2019 Chief Financial Officer

David Chymiak

73 2018 Chief Technology Officer, Director

Scott Francis

51 2019 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Secretary

Thomas Franz

60 2007 Independent Director

David Sparkman

58 2015 Independent Director

Elizabeth Barker

IR Contact Officer (KCSA Strategic Communications)

Biographies

Name Description

James McGill

Mr. James (Jim) C. McGill is an Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Independent Director of the Company since October 2018. Mr. McGill is currently the President of McGill Resources, which is a venture capital investment company, and has served in that capacity since 1987. In 2015, Mr. McGill formed and owns Ediche, LLC, an importer of women’s clothing from South America to the United States. He also served in various executive leadership and board of director positions of MacroSolve, Inc., which was a high technology company focused on wireless data collection, from 2002 – 2013. In addition, he is a board member of numerous organizations in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, and over the last 40 years he has served on numerous public company boards and has served as chief executive officer of several corporations. Mr. McGill served on the MacroSolve audit committee for two years and on The IT Group, Inc. audit committee for 12 years as a member and eight years as its chairman. During his career, Mr. McGill has received 25 U.S. and foreign patents in the field of pollution control and has extensive experience in helping to develop early-stage and emerging companies. Mr. McGill is a registered professional engineer with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from The University of Tulsa where he graduated Cum Laude. He is a member of the University’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Hall of Fame and was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2005. In 2013, he was named to the Collins College Business Hall of Fame.

Joseph Hart

Mr. Joseph E. Hart is President and Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since September 2018. Mr. Hart was the CEO of Aero Communications, Inc., which is a company that performs installation, maintenance, and network design and construction for the telecommunications industry. From 2006 – 2014, Mr. Hart served as the Executive Vice President of Network Infrastructure Services and Operations for Goodman Networks, Inc., a provider of end-to-end network infrastructure, professional services and field deployment to the wireless telecommunications and satellite television industry. For the previous 20 years, Mr. Hart served in various executive leadership positions for various telecommunication and wireless companies. Mr. Hart holds a masters of science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and bachelor of business administration degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. Mr. Hart’s extensive management experience in operations and corporate strategy in the telecommunications industry allows him to provide significant input to our Board of Directors.

Kevin Brown

Mr. Kevin Brown is Chief Financial Officer of the company since 2019. Mr. Brown is a seasoned financial executive with extensive experience in the telecommunications industry. Since 2011, he has served as a Partner at 4M Investments ("4M"), a family office private equity investment firm. In this role he oversaw the performance and financial management of 4M's portfolio companies, including leading its telecom infrastructure investment efforts and evaluating tower, fiber, DAS and small cell opportunities. He also has served in several executive positions within 4M Investments' portfolio companies, including as Global CFO, and ultimately the CEO, of Intercomp Global Services (2011 – 2014). Intercomp Global Services grew to become the largest payroll and accounting services provider in The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), with over 600 employees across Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Mr. Brown led the sale and negotiations process to profitably sell the business to a private equity buyer. Prior to 4M Investments, Mr. Brown worked at M7 Aerospace LP, serving in varying levels of seniority, including as its CFO and ultimately as its CEO. He was an integral part of growing M7 Aerospace from a small aviation company into a $135 million Aerospace and Defense company with 650 employees. Mr. Brown successfully led the company to a successful sale to a strategic buyer, Elbit Systems of America. From 1998 – 2004, he worked in Strategy and Corporate Development at Crown Castle International, one of the largest telecom infrastructure businesses in the world, where he was part of the Strategy and M&A team responsible for evaluating transactions, deal sourcing and due diligence efforts globally. Mr. Brown holds a BBA in Finance and Economics from Texas Tech University.

David Chymiak

Mr. David E. Chymiak is Chief Technology Officer, Director of the Company. He was appointed as our Company’s Chief Technology Officer on April 2, 2012. He was the Chairman of our Board from 1999 until April 2, 2012. Since 1985, Mr. Chymiak has overseen the operations of our Cable Television segment. Mr. Chymiak brings extensive experience with the various technologies and products within the cable television industry to our Board of Directors with respect to industry matters. Mr. Chymiak also brings to the Board of Directors business leadership and corporate strategy.

Scott Francis

Mr. Scott A. Francis, CPA., is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Secretary of the company since 2019. Mr. Francis has over 25 years of finance and management experience. Prior to joining ADDvantage, he served as a controller of accounting at Vanguard Car Rental USA, Inc. from June 2004 until September 2008. Prior to that, he served as manager of financial reporting for WilTel Communications, Inc. from 1997 through May 2004. Mr. Francis is a certified public accountant with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Thomas Franz

Mr. Thomas J. Franz is an Independent Director of ADDvantage Technologies Group Inc since 2007. Mr. Franz is currently head of TJ Franz & Associates, a firm specializing in profitability and contract CFO consulting for small and medium sized businesses, which he founded in 2003. For the 10 years prior, he served as Chief Financial Officer for several businesses and served in a Chief Operating Officer role as well. From 1983 to 1993 Mr. Franz held several public accounting roles for clients in the banking, government, venture capital, not for profit and financial services industries. Mr. Franz is a certified public accountant with a bachelor of business administration degree from Oklahoma State University where he also received a masters degree in accounting.

David Sparkman

Mr. David W. Sparkman is a Independent Director of ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc since 2015. Mr. Sparkman is currently the Chief Financial Officer for a group of oil field service companies: Acid Specialists, LLC; Frac Specialists, LLC; and Cement Specialists, LLC. Mr. Sparkman has served in that capacity since September 2014, and prior to joining this group full-time in this capacity, he provided accounting and financial consulting services to these companies starting in April 2014. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Sparkman was the CFO for Great White Energy Services until this company was acquired by Archer Well Company in 2011, and then served as the North America Director of Finance for Archer Well Company until 2013. From 2009 - 2010, Mr. Sparkman was President of Ulysses Enterprises, which is a financial consulting company. Mr. Sparkman also spent 12 years with Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group serving in various accounting and financial-related senior management positions. Mr. Sparkman is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas where he graduated Cum Laude.

Elizabeth Barker

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James McGill

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Joseph Hart

73,654

Kevin Brown

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David Chymiak

326,441

Scott Francis

202,350

Thomas Franz

--

David Sparkman

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Elizabeth Barker

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As Of  30 Sep 2018