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Carriage Services Inc (CSV.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Melvin Payne

75 1996 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Viki Blinderman

49 2017 Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary

Carl Brink

36 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Paul Elliott

57 2017 Senior Vice President and Regional Partner

Shawn Phillips

55 2017 Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic and Corporate Development

Douglas Meehan

2018 Director

Barry Fingerhut

72 2012 Independent Director

Bryan Leibman

49 2015 Independent Director

Donald Patteson

72 2011 Independent Director

James Schenck

51 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Melvin Payne

Mr. Melvin C. Payne serves as a Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Carriage Services Inc. Mr. Payne brings to the Board his 25 years of experience as our Chief Executive Officer and proven management skills. Mr. Payne also has prior diverse industry and financial experience coupled with his personal leadership and founder’s vision for Carriage.

Viki Blinderman

Ms. Viki K. Blinderman serves as Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary of the Company. She was appointed as the Secretary of the Company in May of 2015 and Co-Chief Financial Officer in August of 2015. Ms. Blinderman continues to serve as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since appointment in September 2012, and had served as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer. She was Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of Carriage Services, Inc. Ms. Blinderman served as our Director of External Reporting and Internal Audit and Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Carriage, Ms. Blinderman served as the Chief Financial Officer of a privately-held litigation support firm from 1999-2002. Prior to this firm, Ms. Blinderman practiced in public accounting since 1992. Ms. Blinderman is a CPA and possesses a BBA and a MPA in Accounting

Carl Brink

Mr. Carl Benjamin Brink is a Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He was appointed Principal Financial Officer in May 2015 and Co-Chief Financial Officer in August 2015. Mr. Brink has served as our Treasurer since January 2012. Mr. Brink also served as our Cash Supervisor from January 2009 through January 2012. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Brink served as the Cash Manager for International Paper in their Corporate Treasury group from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Brink has a BS in Finance from the University of Tennessee.

Paul Elliott

Mr. Paul D. Elliott serves as a Senior Vice President and Regional Partner of Carriage Services, Inc. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Elliott was Managing Director for Service Corporation International (SCI). From February 1995 to August 2012, Mr. Elliott held various management roles in sales, corporate and operations with SCI. From September 1984 to December 1994, Mr. Elliott was a partner in his family’s funeral home in Kansas. Mr. Elliott is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.

Shawn Phillips

Mr. Shawn R. Phillips serves as Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic and Corporate Development of Carriage Services, Inc., He had served as our Regional Partner-Central since June 2011 and our Regional Partner-West from 2007 to 2011. Prior to joining Carriage, Mr. Phillips served from 1983 to 2007 in various leadership and operational roles with other public funeral and cemetery service companies. From 1979 to 1983, Mr. Phillips worked for an independent funeral operator. Mr. Phillips is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and a graduate of the Mortuary Science Program at Cypress College.

Douglas Meehan

Mr. Douglas B. Meehan is Director of the company. He is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for van Biema Value Partners, LLC, an investment management firm. Prior to joining van Biema Value Partners in 2012, Mr. Meehan worked as a research analyst at a proprietary securities fund within Sentinel Real Estate Corp., a privately held real estate investment advisor in New York. He also worked with Duma Capital Partners, a multi-strategy hedge fund, as a research analyst. Mr. Meehan received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Columbia University, a PhD in Philosophy and Cognitive Science from the City University Graduate Center and a MBA from Columbia Business School.

Barry Fingerhut

Mr. Barry K. Fingerhut serves as an Independent Director of Carriage Services Inc.. Mr. Fingerhut has been the Chief Executive Officer and majority equity owner of Certification Partners, LLC, a developer and global distributor of vendor neutral IT content and certifications, since the fall of 2010. Prior to 2010, he focused much of his career investing in small capitalization companies in the for-profit education and training industry and financial services industry, as well as many other industries. Currently, he serves on a number of private company and non-profit Boards. Mr. Fingerhut also served on our Board for the period from 1995 through 1999. Mr. Fingerhut was selected to serve on our Board due to his past experience with Carriage and his extensive investment knowledge.

Bryan Leibman

Dr. Bryan D. Leibman serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Leibman has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Frosch Travel (FROSCH), a privately held global travel management company, since 2000. He is a certified physician who opted to pursue his passion for business and entrepreneurship by joining and leading his family’s successful travel business since 1998. Mr. Leibman brings entrepreneurial growth, merger and acquisition experience to our Board. We believe his vision and leadership at FROSCH brings to our Board development of an innovative and forward driving management style and commitment to core values in the services sector.

Donald Patteson

Mr. Donald D. Patteson, Jr. serves as an Independent Director of Carriage Services Inc. Mr. Patteson was the founder and, prior to its sale in June 2014, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sovereign Business Forms, Inc. (“Sovereign”), a consolidator in a segment of the printing industry. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign from August 1996 until his retirement in August 2008. Prior to founding Sovereign, he served as Managing Director of Sovereign Capital Partners, an investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts. Mr. Patteson brings to the Board his extensive experience as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer in various industries, enabling him to provide the Board with executive and financial management expertise, as well as experience with major financial transactions. He also served on the Board of Directors of Rosetta Resources Inc. and Cal Dive International, Inc. until mid-year 2015.

James Schenck

Mr. James R. Schenck serves as an Independent Director of the Company. He has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed), one of the largest credit unions in the country, since 2014. Since 2011, he has been Executive Vice President at PenFed and President of its wholly owned subsidiary, PenFed Realty. He also currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the PenFed Foundation which provides support to military, veterans and their families. Mr. Schenck brings a passion for entrepreneurial growth and merger and acquisition experience to our Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Melvin Payne

2,741,870

Viki Blinderman

869,205

Carl Brink

891,191

Paul Elliott

944,476

Shawn Phillips

981,046

Douglas Meehan

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Barry Fingerhut

80,000

Bryan Leibman

85,000

Donald Patteson

85,000

James Schenck

80,000
As Of  31 Dec 2017