Officers & Directors
Steven N. Bronson, Chairman & CEO / Board Member
Mr. Steven N. Bronson has over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience. His successful background in investment banking and principal investing has led to him taking executive positions in several companies.
Mr. Bronson has held the position of CEO & Chairman of BKF Capital Group, Inc. (OTC: BKFG) since October 2008. Founded in 1954, BKF Capital Group is a publicly traded company operating through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, BKF Investment Group, Inc. and BKF Asset Holdings, Inc.
In July 2013, Mr. Bronson assumed the positions of President and CEO of Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), a high quality tape library manufacturer, and its subsidiary N2Power, a manufacturer of high efficiency power supplies for diverse electronics industries. He immediately initiated a turnaround strategy, implementing cost cutting measures plus aggressive sales efforts that are fundamental steps towards profitability.
Mr. Bronson became the CEO and Chairman of Interlink Electronics, Inc. (OTC: LINK) in July of 2010. In March of 2011 he also took on the role of President, bringing both his operational and financial expertise to the company. Since successfully turning around Interlink's business to profitability, Mr. Bronson has focused on strategic matters, mission-critical decisions, and identification of potential acquisitions and business partnership opportunities.
From 1996 until November 2014, Mr. Bronson founded Bronson & Co's and served as CEO & Chairman. Bronson & Co., LLC is an investment banking firm that assists private and public, emerging growth and middle market companies with raising capital, mergers & acquisitions and advisory services.
In addition, Mr. Bronson served on the board from September 1996 to July 2000 of Mikron Infrared Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIKR); he served as Mikron's Chairman and CEO from August 1998 to May 1999 during a restructuring period. Mr. Bronson led the effort of recruiting a top-notch management team, eventually increasing the company's revenue by 500%; the company was sold in April 2007 to LumaSense Technologies, Inc. an Advanced Energy company (NASDAQ: AEIS).
Mr. Bronson currently holds the series 4, 7, 24, 53, 55, 63, 65, 66 and 79 licenses.
Leonard A. Hagan, Secretary / Board Member
Leonard A. Hagan has been a partner of Hagan & Burns CPAs PC since its inception in January 1993. Prior to forming Hagan & Burns, he conducted business for three years as a sole practitioner, Leonard A. Hagan CPA, as well as a partner for three years with Bernstein, Bernstein & Hagan CPAs. His securities industry experience came from working for three years with Credit Suisse (now Credit Suisse First Boston). At Credit Suisse, he was an Assistant Treasurer, responsible for conducting basic accounting research. Prior to this, he was a staff supervisor at Ernst & Whinney/S.D. Leidesdorf for 6 years. He has extensive audit, accounting and tax experience. He has worked with individuals and companies in various industries.
Mr. Hagan received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics from Ithaca College in 1974, and earned his Masters of Business Administration degree from Cornell University in 1976.
Mr. Hagan holds a Series 27 license and is registered as the Financial and Operations Principal for Livingston Securities, LLC and Core Financial, LLC, which are both broker-dealers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Hagan is also a director of Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) and Ridgefield Acquisition Corp (OTC: RDGA).
David S. Burnett, CFO
Mr. David S. Burnett has over 28 years of diverse financial leadership experience. Mr. Burnett serves as a consultant and part-time employee of BKF Capital Group, and operates a CPA firm, Accounting Bullpen LLC, that specializes in accounting and advising for closely held businesses. Until August 2018, Mr. Burnett also served as Chief Financial Officer of Interlink Electronics, Inc (OTC: LINK).
Mr. Burnett previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Palmetto Clean Technology, Inc., a privately-held company offering clean energy solutions, and in various management positions with EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO), most recently Vice President and Treasurer. EnPro Industries is a diversified manufacturer of proprietary engineered products used in critical applications.
Prior to joining EnPro, Mr. Burnett was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina office, and in the Washington National Tax Services office in Washington, DC. Prior to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, he was a Senior Manager in Grant Thornton LLP’s Office of Federal Tax Services in Washington, D.C. Mr. Burnett received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from Old Dominion University, and a Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University. He is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional.