Thomas M. Brandt

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Thomas M. Brandt was recently elected to the Board of Directors in 2016. Mr. Brandt served as a board member for TeleCommunication Systems Inc. (TCS; NASDAQ:TSYS) from 2009 until its sale to Comtech Telecommunications in February, 2016, and was Chief Financial Officer for the company beginning in 1997. He led TCS through an IPO in 2000 and helped the company grow from $25 million of revenue in 1998 to nearly $400 million in 2015. Prior to his role at TeleCommunication Systems, Mr. Brandt was CFO of Digex, Inc., an internet service provider, where he helped lead its 1996 IPO. Earlier in his career, he worked in the audit practice of Price Waterhouse for 12 years. He has more than three decades of experience enhancing corporate performance through alignment of corporate finance strategies with organizational objectives. Mr. Brandt currently serves as a member of the boards of Antenna Research Associates and the YMCA of Central Maryland, as well as on Silicon Valley Bank’s CFO Advisory Board. Mr. Brandt is a CPA with a bachelor’s degree in management science from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.