Board of Directors
Kyle C. Murphy, DBA
Dr. Murphy has been a director since December 2012. He has over 20 years experience as a successful growth and technology executive. Dr. Murphy currently is a Lecturer of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Graziadio School of Business Management at Pepperdine University. He also has experience working in investment banking, venture capital and private equity. Dr. Murphy is an active member on the board of directors for several early-stage companies as well as a trustee for Newbury College. He received his MBA from Pepperdine University and his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester.
Garry C. Heath
Mr. Heath has been a director since December 2012. Mr. Heath is originally from Canada and immigrated to California during the Internet commerce boom in 1999. Mr. Heath was formerly Vice President, Secondary Markets at Best Buy (2008-2010) and founded Dealtree.com in 1999, and was CTO & COO from (2001-2010). At Dealtree, Mr. Heath developed expert system technologies for managing online sales channels and created several online marketplaces supporting secondary market sales. Mr. Heath is currently an Internet technology and business operations consultant and serves as President of Heath Investment Properties LLC. Mr. Heath currently serves on the Tustin Police Foundation Board, and is an active member of the Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club.
W. Brent Hicks
Mr. Hicks, CPA, has been a director since February 2012. Mr. Hicks is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Hicks has been a practicing certified public accountant for over twenty-five years in addition to partnering and managing both an underground construction company and real estate development business. Currently, Mr. Hicks is a founder and senior partner of Hicks & Williams, LLP a certified public accounting firm providing tax, audit and management consulting services to small and medium size clients across the nation.
Mr. Kerr has been a director since April 2020. During his career, he served in a variety of leadership positions in sales, marketing, and operations with companies in startup, turnaround, and expansion. Most recently he was CEO/CFO of Advisys, Inc., a SaaS company providing financial planning solutions to Fortune 100 banks, brokerages and insurance companies, and thousands of independent financial advisers. He retired from Advisys in 2018 and now consults with businesses to improve profits and productivity through effective employee engagement strategies. He graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with a Baccalaureate Degree in English Literature and has an MBA with an emphasis in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.