Michael C. Mitchell


Michael C. Mitchell was nominated to the Board of Directors for the 2022 Annual Meeting. Mr. Mitchell has served as a director of Ballantyne Strong Inc. (NYSE American: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the entertainment and retail markets since October 2021. Mr. Mitchell has also served as a director of GreenFirst Forest Products Inc. (TSX: GFP), a public company focused on investments in the forest products industry, since October 2021. Mr. Mitchell most recently served as a Partner at Locust Wood Capital, which he retired from in 2019 after nine years with the firm in analytical positions in the consumer, industrial, real estate and media industries. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Mitchell was a senior analyst at Breeden Capital LP, working with former SEC Chairman Richard C. Breeden, where Mr. Mitchell was primarily focused on consumer business and was actively involved in board engagements at Applebee’s, a then-Nasdaq-listed restaurant operating company and franchisor and Zale Corporation, a then-NYSE-listed leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry as an advisor to the board. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Mitchell worked as an analyst for Kellogg Capital Group, LLC, the private investment firm founded by Peter Kellogg, From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Mitchell served as an equity research analyst at Jefferies and Company, Inc. covering post-reorganization equities. Mr. Mitchell is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Eye Care of Northern Colorado, P.C., a Pediatric Ophthalmology practice based in Fort Collins, CO, which he cofounded and operates with his wife Dr. Carolyn G. Mitchell. Additionally, Mr. Mitchell serves on the advisory board of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Mitchell received an MBA from the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma and a B.S. in Marketing from the Spears College of Business at Oklahoma State University.