Gerald C. Timmis III

Gerald C. Timmis III, Senior Managing Director and one of the founders of ValStone Partners, is also the Principal of GC Timmis & Company ("GCT&C"), which operated as a broker-dealer member of the NASD from 1993 to 2005. Prior to forming GCT&C in 1993, Mr. Timmis spent two years with a regional investment bank as a Managing Director. Before that, Mr. Timmis spent almost six years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York City, most recently as a Vice President, where he was responsible for numerous transactions involving direct principal investment, exclusive buy-side merger advisory, exclusive sell-side merger advisory, raid defense and public offerings. Mr. Timmis was a founding member of GS Capital, which was responsible for making direct investments on behalf of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Timmis also has significant experience in corporate financial restructuring, cross-border transactions and capital raising.

Mr. Timmis received his AB in Economics from The University of Michigan and his MS in Industrial Administration from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now the Tepper School of Business) at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was a William L. Mellon Scholar. He has authored research papers in finance and economics, been published in a refereed academic journal and presented at professional meetings, including meetings of the American Economic Association. Mr. Timmis is a former director of several companies including a software developer for database management and, as a creditor's representative, for an automotive supplier specializing in designing and building large scale robotic welding systems for automotive assembly lines. Mr. Timmis is also a former member of the Council on Finance for the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University and a current member of the Economic Leadership Council at the University of Michigan.