Michael W. Gibbons -- President.    Mr. Gibbons, the founder of Fairmont, has been a venture capitalist, private investor, hands-on operating manager, and entrepreneur for many years.   He first started doing acquisitions and management buyouts in 1983.   Earlier in his professional career, he was a management consultant.

Mr Gibbons' management, acquisition, and investment experiences cover a wide range of activities -- from commercial and investment banking to furniture retailing, automobile auctioning, restaurant services, department store retailing, plastic manufacturing, mail order apparel, and upholstery manufacturing.   His consulting experiences have included consumer goods, coal mining, railroads, and public utilities.   His operational experiences range from rapid growth to consolidations to turnarounds.

Mr. Gibbons holds an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a BA Magna Cum Laude in Economics from Harvard College.
Timothy R. Greenleaf -- Managing Director.    Mr. Greenleaf has over 30 years of experience in acquisition and buyouts, ranging from privately held to publicly traded companies with a particular focus on transaction sourcing, structuring, and financing activities.   He is also an accomplished venture capital investor working with start-up companies in the consumer and financial services industries.

Mr. Greenleaf currently sits on several publicly traded, private company and bank boards of directors, including serving on audit and compensation committees.   He was formerly a corporate attorney specializing in mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Greenleaf holds a L.L.M. (Masters of Law) in Taxation from New York University, a JD from Loyola Law School, and a dual BA with high honors from the University of California at Riverside.
Mark J. Gill -- Managing Director.    Since 1989 Mr. Gill has been the financial operations lead in several acquisitions by Fairmont.   He was the acting Chief Financial Officer in both the turnaround of Expressions Furniture, Inc., and the national roll-out of Krause's Furniture, Inc.   Previously, Mr. Gill was the Vice-President Controller at The John Breuner Company, a retail subsidiary of BAT Industries, and held a variety of financial positions with Weinstocks, a department store division of Carter Hawley Hale.

Mr. Gill holds an MBA in finance from Golden Gate University and a BA in Economics from the University of California at Davis.