Mahesh Shetty


Mahesh Shetty was appointed as a director of the Company on July 1, 2016 by HCI and as Chief Financial Officer on July 29, 2016. From December 2015 to December 2016, Mr. Shetty served as the Chief Restructuring Officer and Chief Financial Officer for PFO Global, Inc., an innovative manufacturer and commercial provider of advanced prescription lenses. From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Shetty served as the Partner, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer at Encore Enterprises, a private equity real estate firm with over $750 million in assets. He had management oversight and responsibility for all of Encore Enterprise’s finance, risk management, human resources, and technology. Prior to joining Encore Enterprises, Mr. Shetty was the Chief Financial Officer of North American Technologies Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed manufacturing company focused on the transportation industry. Mr. Shetty began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has served in executive finance and operational leadership roles with Fortune 500 and mid-size private and public companies in the manufacturing, technology, and service industries. He earned a bachelor’s degree majoring in banking, economics, and accounting and a French minor from Osmania University, India and received his Master of Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”), a Certified Information Technology Professional, a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a Chartered Accountant. Mr. Shetty serves on the board and is the treasurer of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, serves on the Board of Financial Executives International, Dallas Chapter, the largest chapter in the U.S., and as chairman of the U.S. India Chamber of Commerce DFW. He also serves on the board of ABT Holdings (OTC Pink: ABOT), a U.S.-based holding company headquartered in Pasadena, California, on the board of EZlytix, a private cloud based business intelligence software company, and on the board of BIG Logistics, a private logistics company. Mr. Shetty’s pertinent experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills include expertise in finance, strategy, technology, and operations.