Mr. Michael A. Beindorff
Mr. Beindorff has been a member of our board of directors since January 2012. Mr. Beindorff brings more than thirty years of experience in general management, operations, sales and marketing with a strong track record of building and leading disciplined organizational teams, driving rapid, profitable growth and delivering results across a variety of business environments. He currently serves as Principal & President of the Far Niente Group, a management consultancy focused on helping clients build effective business models, strong differentiated brands, viable product lines and sustainable businesses while maximizing return on investment, a position he has held since 2008. From 2004 to 2008, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Exclusive Resorts, a world's leading private club for luxury travel experiences, where he helped build a world class leadership team and a profitable, sustainable business. From 2002 to 2004, he served as Principal & President of the Greentree Group, a management consultancy helping clients build strong brands and effective business models. From 1999 to 2002, he served first as President & COO and then as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PlanetRx.com, an internet pharmacy and on-line health portal. From 1995 to 1999, he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing, Operations & Product Management for VISA. From 1978 to 1995, he held various positions leading global advertising, sales, marketing and brand management for The Coca-Cola Company and Rhodes Furniture. Mr. Beindorff received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Alabama and his Masters of Business Administration from the Gouzuietta Business School at Emory University.