Mr. Byer has served as a director since January 2003. Mr. Byer joined Houlihan Lokey as a Senior Vice President in its Financial Sponsors Coverage Group in December 2009. He was a director for Houlihan Lokey from 2011 to 2017 and a senior advisor during 2017 until his retirement in November 2017. From May 2001 to November 2009, Mr. Byer was a Senior Vice President of Libra Securities, a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and an NASD member. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Byer was Chief Executive Officer of Byer Distributing Co., a snack food distribution company. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Byer was also the Chief Operating Officer of eGreatcause.com, an internet start-up involved in fundraising for charitable and non-profit organizations that is no longer active.