At WEDGE, there is significant emphasis on accumulated market expertise and managerial
specialization, the hallmarks of the companyís mission. Management strategies, reinforced by
the knowledge of its management team, accentuate patience, growth and accrued value.
ISSAM M. FARES I CHAIRMAN, WEDGE GROUP
Mr. Fares has founded dozens of major corporations, and consistently cultivates business and
political relationships with world leaders on many continents. He continues to maintain an active
presence in investment strategies.
In addition to his many public functions and world-wide philanthropic activities, Mr. Fares serves
on boards of international organizations, on boards of major business corporations, and on
boards of universities and institutions of higher learning.
Mr. Fares graduated from Tripoli College with a concentration on business.
For more information on Mr. Fares, vist www.issamfares.org
FARES I. FARES I DIRECTOR
AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, WEDGE GROUP,
CHAIRMAN WEDGE REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS
Mr. Fares is the founder and chairman of Wedge Alternatives, an investment and private placement firm.
He began his investment banking career at Oppenheimer & Company in New York, where he worked in corporate finance, mainly on public offerings and restructurings. He earned a BA degree from Tufts University in Massachusetts and prior to that completed his A-levels at Harrow School in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Fares serves on the boards of numerous private companies and charitable foundations including:
JAMES M . (JIM) TIDWELL
PRESIDENT / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, WEDGE GROUP
Mr. Tidwell is responsible for all aspects of WEDGE Group's operations. He is a member of its
Executive Committee. Throughout his 30 year career, he has held numerous senior level
financial and general management positions in the oilfield services industry. He serves on the
boards of several public companies, as well as that of the National MS Society.
Mr. Tidwell graduated from the University of Kansas where he received his BS in Business and
his MS in Accounting. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Executives Institute.
RICHARD E. BLOHM, JR .
VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL, WEDGE GROUP
Mr. Blohm supervises WEDGE Groupís legal, risk management, human resources, governance,
compliance and due diligence functions. He is a member of the WEDGE Executive Committee.
With more than 25 years experience in the legal profession, he has handled a wide variety of
commercial transactions and complex litigation. Prior to joining WEDGE in 1995, he held
positions with the Texas Attorney Generalís Office and was partner in charge of litigation for a
Houston law firm.
Mr. Blohm graduated from the University of Texas with a BBA in International Business and
from Texas Tech University School of Law with a JD.
GREGORY J. ARMSTRONG
PRESIDENT, WEDGE REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS
Mr. Armstrong has been the President of WEDGE Real Estate Holdings, Inc., since 2000. He
has more than 25 years experience in the real estate industry, including hotels, office, industrial
and self storage properties. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Armstrong served as Chief
Financial Officer of WEDGE Group and remains a member of its Executive Committee.
Prior to joining WEDGE in 1995, Mr. Armstrong was a Certified Public Accountant with national
accounting firms specializing in tax and financial consulting to the real estate industry.
Mr. Armstrong graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA in Accountancy.
WILFRED M. KRENEK
VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER,
Mr. Krenek, as Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for all
aspects of WEDGE Group's financial affairs. A Certified Public
Accountant, Mr. Krenek joined WEDGE in 2004, serving as Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer of WEDGE Energy Holdings,
L.L.C., before assuming his current position. Prior to joining
WEDGE, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bettis
Corporation, a subsidiary of Emerson Electric Company.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in
Accounting, Mr. Krenek is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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