Thomas Reed is a member of the Meredith Mergers Advisory Board. His career in the financial services industry dates back to 1972. During that time he held the following positions: President & Chief Operating Officer – Ethika Corporation (NASDAQ) – a software and technology firm, Chief Executive Officer – Huston, Reed & Associates – a recruiting firm serving the printing industry, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer – Compudata Services, Inc. – a software firm serving the healthcare industry and Vice President – Northern Central Bank. He serves as Founder and Chairman of the Coastal Venture Investment Forum. Mr. Reed majored in Business Administration at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.