Board of Directors

Meet our Board.
Jerry Lynn Wetherbee

Mr. Wetherbee served as HaloSource’s President and Chief Executive Officer from June 1999 to March 2004 when he became Chairman. Prior to joining the Company, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Aeromed, Inc., a medical-equipment manufacturing firm, for four years to 1998. His career also includes 17 years in the healthcare industry as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sterling Healthcare Corporation in Bellevue, WA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Crest View Hospital in Casper, WY, and as Associate Administrator and Chief Operating Officer at Memorial Hospital of Natrona County in Casper, WY where he started in 1977. Mr. Wetherbee spent eight years in the United States Air Force as an engineer and pilot. He holds both a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.

Martin Patrick Coles

Mr. Coles joined HaloSource as a member of the Board in July 2011 and was appointed President and Chief Executive officer in October 2011. Prior to joining the Company, he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer and later, President of Starbucks Coffee International. His career also includes 35 years of serving in a variety of senior executive roles at companies including Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nike and Reebok. He also served as a non-executive director at Levi Strauss. Mr. Coles began his career at Procter & Gamble UK in 1977 as a graduate entry Production Manager. Mr. Coles currently serves on the not-for-profit International Education Advisory Board which is affiliated with the Seattle School District, as Chairman of the University of Washington Business School at Bothell advisory board, as a member and former Chairman of the UW Foster Business School advisory board and is also a fellow of the Albers Business School of Seattle University. He is a graduate of the University of Wales at Swansea where he received a BSc in Biochemistry.

James Allan Thompson

Mr. Thompson joined HaloSource in August 2004 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thompson was re-appointed Senior Vice President Business Development in October 2013, which position he previously served from January 2012 to July 2012. Mr. Thompson also served as General Manager - Americas from July 2012 to October 2013. Prior to joining HaloSource, Mr. Thompson was a principal with Alexander Hutton Venture Partners, LP, a regional venture capital firm investing in emerging growth companies, and formerly an associate with Alexander Hutton Capital, LLC where he raised capital for technology start-ups in the Pacific Northwest of the US; he was a securities analyst with Security Capital Group and began his career as a credit analyst for Continental Illinois National Bank. Mr. Thompson has a BBA from Gonzaga University and an MBA from the University of Washington.

Kent Lawrence Johnson

Mr. Johnson has served on the Board since March 2002. Mr. Johnson is a managing director of Alexander Hutton Venture Partners, LP, a venture capital fund he co-founded in 1999 and which is a shareholder of the company. He is also a managing director of Aebig & Johnson Business Resolutions, LLC. Mr. Johnson was a founding board member of F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) and Ostex International, Inc (NASDAQ:OSTX) and is currently a director of Vera Whole Health, Global Energy Partners, and DimensionalMechanics. In the mid-1990s he was chairman and founder of Alexander Hutton Capital, LLC, a NASD-registered broker/dealer. Mr. Johnson was Chief Executive Officer of two software companies and a forest products company from 1980 to 1994. He started his career as a management consultant and CPA with Arthur Andersen LP in 1971, having previously served as an officer in the US Army. Mr. Johnson has a BA in business administration from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University, where he was formerly a member of the Board of Trustees and Audit Committee and currently is an adjunct professor. At Seattle University he is also an advisory board member of the Business School’s Entrepreneurship Center and endowed the Lawrence K. Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship in 2001 in his father’s name.

Alan Roy Matthews

Mr. Matthews has served on the Board since July 2008. He is currently Chief Financial Officer of Anthesis Consulting Group, a newly established global sustainable business practice consultancy. Previously he served for 5 years as Managing Director of Corporate Finance at Origo Partners Plc, a London listed private equity investment business focused on Asia. Mr Matthews has held board positions with a number of international companies operating in developing markets, responsible for financial functions, business development and corporate strategy. He brings over 20 years' experience in investment banking with roles in research, corporate finance and corporate broking at ANZ, Beeson Gregory (now Investec), HSBC and Seymour Pierce. He has been involved in a large number of fundraisings for companies in both private and public markets, across a broad range of industry sectors including technology, consumer and business services. After reading history at Cambridge University, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its London office. He is a member of the UK’s Securities & Investment Institute and an alumnus of the London Business School.

Michael Elliott Ducey

Mr. Ducey has served on the Board since October 2010. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Compass Minerals International, Inc., a NYSE listed salt producer where he was initially appointed as President in 2002. Mr. Ducey has 40 years of experience in the chemical industry, starting in 1972 with Borden Chemical where he had various roles in management, sales, marketing, planning & commercial development, including serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. He has considerable board experience: currently he is a director of Apollo Global Management, Inc., a NYSE listed alternative investment organization, Verso Paper Holding, Inc., a NYSE listed paper company and OCI Resources LP, a NYSE listed mining company. He was the non-executive chairman of TPC Group, Inc., a formerly NASDAQ listed hydrocarbons company, ex-director of Smurfit- Stone Container Corp., a formerly NYSE listed corrugated container producer and ex-director of UAP Holding, Inc., a formerly NYSE listed agricultural chemical company. Mr. Ducey has a BA in Economics from Otterbein College and an MBA from the University of Dayton.

Massoud Entekhabi

Mr. Entekhabi has served on the Board since October 2010. He is currently a member of Zenith Equity Partners, a private investment firm in Southern California which he founded in 2003, and is also a Director, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Prime Focus World N.V., a Hollywood California based world leader in offering visual effects, 3D Conversion and Animation services to the major film studios globally. Prior to this he was a General Partner and a Managing Director of TL Ventures, a venture capital firm with $1.4 billion of assets under management, from 2000. Mr. Entekhabi has significant experience with listed technology companies, having been a director of GMarket, Ixia and Fastclick, which are or were all NASDAQ listed companies, as well as having been on the boards of a number of private technology companies. Mr. Entekhabi has over three decades of experience in accountancy having started his career with Coopers and Lybrand (later PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1973 in London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a CPA.