Christopher B. Ferguson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Christopher B. Ferguson has acted as our Chief Executive Officer, as well as Chairman of our board of directors since July 2017. From July 2013 until July 2017, Mr. Ferguson served as Chief Executive Officer of SRM and Fergco. In 2010, Mr. Ferguson co-founded a company in the fiber network industry, FTE Networks. Inc. (FTNW:NYSEAMERICAN), and served as CEO of the company until June 2013. Mr. Ferguson remains a board member and stockholder of that company. In August 2001, Mr. Ferguson co-founded Mercer Staffing, and acted as its president until December 2007. In June 1995, Mr. Ferguson founded The Florio Group, a private equity investment company, with former New Jersey governor James J. Florio. From June 1995 to October 2001, Mr. Ferguson served as Managing Director of The Florio Group. From May 1995 until August 1999, Mr. Ferguson also acted as Chief Financial Officer for Cabot Marsh Corporation, a healthcare consulting firm. Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University and a Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law.
Kevin J. Ferguson
President and Treasurer
Kevin J. Ferguson has been a member of our board of directors, and has been our President and Treasurer, since July 2017. Mr. Ferguson acted as a member of the board of directors of Fergco from June 1995 until July 2017, and was employed as Fergco's president from June 1999 to July 2017. Between June 1995 and May 1999, he worked as head of sales for Fergco. Mr. Ferguson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Villanova University.
Bruce R. Bennett
Chief Product Officer
Bruce R. Bennett has been our Chief Product Officer since July 2017. From January 1998 to June 2017, Mr. Bennett was employed as president of SRM, where he focused largely on the company's product sourcing between China and the company's various entertainment industry customers, such as Disney, Universal Studios, Six Flags, SeaWorld and Madison Square Garden. Mr. Bennett started at SRM in 1984, as assistant to the president, and worked his way up to the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing prior to being named president of the company in January 1998.
Chief Strategy Officer
Philip Anderson acted as our Chief Financial Officer from August 2017 to June 2019. From November 2016 to June 2017, Mr. Anderson served as a consultant and Chief Financial Officer of COPsync, Inc. (COYN:NASDAQ), an information technology company that is focused on providing data management and services to the law enforcement industry. From January 2015 to July 2016, Mr. Anderson served as Chief Financial Officer of Electronic Cigarettes International Group Ltd. (ECIG:OTC), an electronic cigarettes manufacturer. From October 2006 to December 2014, he was a managing member of Pinnacle Fund, a Dallas, Texas-based hedge fund and family office investing in small to micro-cap public companies. Prior to joining Pinnacle Fund, Mr. Anderson was the director of research at Siar Capital from January 1999 to August 2006, a family office specializing in micro- and small-cap public and private investments. Prior to his time spent with Siar Capital, Phil performed sell-side research at the investment banks C.E. Unterberg and Ladenburg Thalmann. Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College and a Masters of Business Administration from Hofstra University.
Chief Financial Officer
Brett Vroman is our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Edison Nation. Mr. Vroman oversees the Company’s financial operations, including the development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and is responsible for reporting to shareholders and the board of directors. Before being named CFO, Mr. Vroman served as our Controller from May 2018 to May 2019. Prior to joining Edison Nation, Mr. Vroman was Director of Financial Reporting at Avantor, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of high-quality products, services and solutions to customers and suppliers in the life science, advanced technology and applied materials industries. Mr. Vroman has also held management positions at BDO USA, LLP and Smart and Associates, LLP. Mr. Vroman is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree from York College of Pennsylvania.