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LARRY TRAUTMAN is an investment executive with one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serves as Chairman of Cogent Information Analytics, Inc. and has almost thirty years experience as a professional corporate director in the areas of corporate governance, investment banking, law and capital formation. Mr. Trautman held numerous corporate directorships in publicly-traded and privately-owned corporations engaged in such diverse industries as dairy processing, financial services, franchising and fast food (Custom Creamery, Orange Julius and Crescott, Inc.– all NASDAQ), mortgage banking, publishing, software and information technology, oil & gas (Comstock Resources, Inc., NYSE: CRK), and others. He served as Chairman of the Committee of Independent Directors in the sale of Orange Julius, Inc. to International Dairy Queen (now owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. As Senior Vice President of the New York-based investment banking firm Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, he had a diverse corporate finance practice, having sole client responsibility for the origination, negotiation and processing of $Hundreds of Millions of merger and acquisition transactions and public equity offerings for both traded and going-public situations. His other transaction experience includes: venture capital, real estate, public finance, and private debt and equity placement. He is a serial entrepreneur, bringing skill sets and experience to his practice of corporate governance.