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Biography PhotoWilliam P. Angrick, III
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors

Bill Angrick co-founded Liquidity Services on the belief that there is a better way forward in the $150 billion reverse supply chain industry. In 1999, already experienced in turning surplus from a burden to a value-added opportunity, he observed a larger opportunity for the environment, businesses and government to safely and reliably create liquidity for used, idle and unwanted assets. He envisioned a more efficient and transparent marketplace platform that wasn’t local or even regional, but truly global—where a client’s goods could be efficiently managed and sold for maximum recovery to and from any location worldwide. To that vision, he dedicated himself to creating a company that would provide better service, scale, and results—and Liquidity Services was born.

Named a Top Performing CEO by the Washington Business Journal, Bill has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since January 2000. Prior to co-founding Liquidity Services, he served as a vice president of Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown's Consumer and Business Services Investment Banking Group, where he provided strategic advice to rapidly growing companies involved in the business services, e-commerce, and direct marketing sectors in the U.S. and abroad. Bill has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight with Charles Gibson, National Public Radio, CNN, CNNfn, Fox News, and eBay Radio. His insights have been quoted in leading newspapers across the country, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Investor’s Business Daily, The Christian Science Monitor, BusinessWeek, Associated Press, and The Washington Times. The solutions provided by Liquidity Services have been recognized with inclusion in Forbes Fastest-Growing Tech Companies, Washington Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies, Forbes Best Small-Cap Companies, InformationWeek 500, and Fortune 100 Fastest Growing Companies. The Company has also received the Defense Logistics Agency’s Vendor Excellence Award and was recognized as an Honors Laureate for Sustainability by Computerworld.

Bill holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from the University of Notre Dame. Bill earned his CPA certificate in 1990. He also serves on the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council at the University of Notre Dame and on the Board Executive Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Region.

Biography PhotoJorge Celaya
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jorge Celaya serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Liquidity Services where he plays a key role in leading the Company’s ongoing transformation and growth initiatives. Jorge has more than 25 years of experience in capital markets, financial accounting, operations and strategic transformation with global, publicly held companies in diverse industries. Prior to joining Liquidity Services, he co-founded Avanz Capital, an independent investment firm focused on private equity investing across emerging markets. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for both FTI Consulting, a global provider of business restructuring, financial consulting, and e-discovery software and services, and Sitel Corporation, a global provider of business process outsourcing services. He has also held various corporate and operating group positions with Schlumberger, working across its multiple industry sectors, domestically and internationally.

Jorge holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business from the University of Texas at Austin.

Biography PhotoMichael Sweeney
Chief Accounting Officer

Michael Sweeney serves as Chief Accounting Officer for Liquidity Services where he oversees the company’s accounting and financial reporting operations. Michael has more than 25 years of accounting experience, most recently with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a multi-billion dollar, global technology provider. There, he held multiple senior level finance positions including Finance Transformation Project Global Process Owner for Accounting, Controller North American Public Sector, Interim Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, Chief Accounting Officer for Technical Accounting, Assistant Corporate Controller, and Corporate Director Finance. Prior to joining CSC, Michael worked for DynCorp, Growth Stock Outlook and Price Waterhouse.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from George Mason University. He also holds professional certifications as a certified public accountant, a chartered financial analyst and a chartered global management accountant.

Biography PhotoJames M. Rallo
President, Retail Supply Chain Group

James M. Rallo serves as the President of the Retail Supply Chain Group which helps hundreds of the world’s top retailers and consumer OEMs unlock strategic value in their reverse supply chain, enhancing brand protection for clients. His Retail Supply Chain Group team supports strategic supply chain initiatives which significantly drive recovery on surplus and overstock inventory through comprehensive and scalable multi-channel solutions.

Prior to joining the Company, Jim served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Sleep Services of America, Inc. He also served as Vice President of Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown's Healthcare Investment Banking Group. Jim was recognized with top honors from the Tech Council of Maryland as CFO of the Year in 2013 and by the Northern Virginia Technology Council with the Public Company CFO of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2009. Jim is a CPA and serves as a founding member on the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Strategic CFO Roundtable.

Biography PhotoGardner Dudley
President, Capital Assets Group

Gardner Dudley serves as President for Liquidity Services' Capital Assets Group, which includes Liquidity Services' award-winning marketplaces Government Liquidation, GoIndustry DoveBid and Network International. As the top executive for the Capital Assets Group - which provides surplus asset management and investment recovery services to organizations with extensive capital investments in equipment and machinery; Gardner's team is shaping the way that surplus capital assets are managed, valued, and sold. In this role, he is furthering the Company’s ability to meet client needs for superior service, scale, and results while expanding and unifying its capital assets business.

Gardner started with Network International in 2000, as a start-up, to sell energy surplus and helped turn it into a profitable business. Gardner has continued as the energy marketplace’s senior leader, following its acquisition by Liquidity Services in 2010. Over his long tenure with the Company, he has led the marketing, sales, and operations teams and has been involved in corporate development efforts. Since 2009, he has hosted Network International’s Annual Energy Insight Conference, which attracts leading oil and gas companies to learn about investment recovery best practices. Prior to Liquidity Services, Gardner worked in investment banking and finance for the oil and gas industry. Gardner obtained his BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). He also serves on the board for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and chairs the board of directors for the Chinquapin Preparatory School.

Biography PhotoRoger Gravley
President, GovDeals

Roger Gravley serves as President, GovDeals for Liquidity Services. In this role, Roger leads and manages the GovDeals organization to deliver exceptional results while providing incomparable customer service to clients and buyers. He also plays an integral role in partnering with the Company’s leadership team to execute its LiquidityOne transformation plan to define and implement a singular and superior seller and buyer customer experience, operational processes, and consolidated IT platforms to scale and grow our business to a world-class global solutions provider. As one of the original founders and board members of GovDeals, Roger formally joined Liquidity Services following GovDeals’ acquisition as VP of Client Services, GovDeals, where his leadership efforts helped to double the number of clients served. In 2011, Roger added oversight of the GovDeals Marketing team to his management portfolio, where his team focuses on delivering a superior customer and client experience. As the VP of Client Services and Marketing, he has provided top-notch results to clients and worked with IT to expand systems to support clients and buyers. He has also served in a leadership capacity to facilitate integration efforts across the company for automation and marketing. Prior to Liquidity Services, Roger was the VP of Professional Services at Information Management Specialists, where he also served on its board of directors. He has had a long and distinguished career in a number of IT management roles for leading companies, including Unisys, Litton Computer Services, and Harris Data Systems – where he applied skills in project management as well as database engineering. Roger also served ten years in the U.S. Air Force as a linguist and computer programmer prior to commencing his career in the private sector. He has completed coursework in Math at USC-California and in Computer Science at Troy University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Biography PhotoMike Lutz
Vice President, Human Resources

Mike Lutz serves as the Vice President of Human Resources for Liquidity Services, Inc. With strategic management experience across all HR function areas, he leads the department supporting the talented, global workforce for the market leader in the reverse supply chain. Liquidity Services is transforming the $100 billion reverse supply chain market, leveraging value for buyers and sellers through comprehensive solutions and trusted online marketplaces. It takes the right people, in the right jobs, at the right time, to support a comprehensive service offering for the top organizations in the world. In addition to guiding the global HR team, Mike partners with executive leadership to drive HR strategy, leadership and professional development, recruitment, compensation planning, and analysis, as well as integration of HR best practices across the existing enterprise and newly acquired companies.

Mike brings wisdom and a keen instinct for executive coaching to his leadership of the Company’s HR department and strategy. He has been a Human Capital professional for nearly 30 years with extensive experience in deploying effective HR strategies within large, multi-national corporations across North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. He started out working in Labor Relations for Holiday Inn and his career has included both large firms - including Corning, Sara Lee Corporation, Coach, and AT&T/Lucent/Avaya - as well as mid-sized companies.

Mike has also served as the senior human resources leader for Kulicke and Soffa Industries (NASDAQ:KLIC), a global semiconductor equipment company, and D&M Holdings, a consumer electronics company. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial Relations (MSILR) from Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. Mike is also a member of the Senior Human Resources Executive Forum and actively volunteers in his community.

Biography PhotoMark Shaffer
VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mark Shaffer serves as VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Liquidity Services. In this role, he is responsible for all legal, commercial contracts, compliance and corporate secretary functions of Liquidity Services and its subsidiaries. Mark has previously served as Senior Associate General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel, contributing to the Company’s market leadership by enhancing the legal, compliance and risk management processes required to help grow the Company’s business. Prior to joining Liquidity Services, Mark served as Senior Counsel and Global Compliance Officer for Barnes Group, an international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider. Prior to that, he served as Senior Counsel at the law firm of Miller Canfield where he focused on industrial and automotive mergers and acquisitions and commercial negotiations. Mark also served as Senior Counsel for Kmart Corporation and as an associate at the law firms of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae and Latham & Watkins.

Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service and a doctor of law degree from Georgetown University.