Mr. Patton has a corporate management background with substantial information technology, financial communications, and operations experience in large and small publicly-held companies.

During 2000 and 2001, he was initially the Chief Operating Officer of Trilog Group, Inc., an enterprise software vendor, and then became its CEO/CFO.

From 1997 until 1999, Mike was VP and Chief Information Officer of Waste Management, Inc. in Houston, TX. During this time, Waste Management averaged approximately one acquisition per business day, including the acquisition of six publicly traded companies.

Between 1987 and 1997, he was VP and CIO, as well as the VP of Investor Relations for Mid-American Waste Systems, headquartered in Columbus, OH.