Board of Directors

Meet our Board.
Alan Roy Matthews

Mr. Matthews has served on the Board since July 2008 and became non-executive chairman in April 2017. 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.

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.

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 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.