M. Lyman Bates Jr.
Mr. Bates has been a member of the board of directors of Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. since January 2013. Since 2005, Mr. Bates has served as a consultant to Deloitte & Touche LLP as a Regional Compliance Officer. He advises on and monitors compliance with AICPA, SEC, PCAOB and other regulatory accounting rules. From 1976 to 2005, Mr. Bates served as an Audit Partner for Deloitte & Touche LLP. He participated in and managed audit engagements in the real estate, construction, high tech, leasing and retail industries ranging from private start-ups to $30 billion public corporations. He served as the National Audit Partner for the leasing industry for over ten years. Mr. Bates received his Master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Stanford University in 1966 and is a licensed certified public accountant.
James Matthew Kessler
Mr. Kessler has been a member of the board of directors of Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. since January 2013. He has been the President of Stonehenge Property Group, a private real estate development and advisory services company, since its inception in August 2005. Mr. Kessler founded Stonehenge Property Group and is responsible for all of its operations including budgets, business plans, property acquisition and development, financing and leasing. From January 2004 to July 2005, he was the founder and principal of Highland Development Company, a retail acquisition and development company that was part of the Marcus & Millchap group of companies. From April 2002 to October 2003, Mr. Kessler served as the Chief Operation Officer of ScanlanKemperBard Companies, a private real estate investment firm. From July 1999 to February 2002, he served as the Chief Development Officer of Federal Realty Investment Trust, a publicly traded REIT. While at Federal Realty Investment Trust, Mr. Kessler was responsible for establishing and managing regional and satellite offices, development, redevelopment, construction, operations, asset management and leasing. From December 1989 to July 1999, Mr. Kessler was the Chief Development Officer of Burnham Pacific Properties/The Martin Group, a publically traded REIT. From 1985 to December 1989, he served as the Director of Marketing of Transpacific Development, a private real estate development and management company. Mr. Kessler received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Golden Gate University in 1981.
Dennis George Schmal
Mr. Schmal has been a member of the board of directors of Owens Realty Mortgage, Inc. since January 2013. Since 2003, Mr. Schmal has served as a director and a member of the audit (chairman), nominating, and compensation committees of Merriman Holdings, Inc., a securities and investment banking firm. He has also served as a director, and is the chairman of the audit committees of, the public investment funds overseen by two asset management complexes Genworth Financial and GuideMark Funds, since 2006 and the Wells Fargo Hedge Funds, since 2008. In addition, Mr. Schmal has served as chairman of the board of directors of Pacific Metrics Corporation, a private company in the educational assessment/software field, since 2005, and has been chairman of the board of directors of a technology industry startup, Sitoa Global Inc., since 2012. From August 2004 to November 2011, he served as a member of the board of directors, audit committee (chairman) and compensation committee of Varian Semiconductor, a semiconductor equipment manufacturer. From October 2008 to May 2011, he served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Grail Advisors EFT Trust, an exchange traded fund complex. From September 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Schmal served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of North Bay Bancorp, a bank holding company. From February 1972 to April 1999, Mr. Schmal was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP, primarily as a partner overseeing the delivery of account and audit services. During his career with Arthur Andersen LLP, Mr. Schmal specialized in working with companies in the financial services sector, including the commercial banking, securities/investment banking and asset management industries. Mr. Schmal received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Finance and Accounting Option from California State University, Fresno in 1972 and holds a CPA certificate (retired).